Chairman: Santiago Carregal
Managing partner: Javier E Patrón
Founded in 1923,
Main areas of practice
Banking and finance: Secured and unsecured credit facilities; sovereign and sub-sovereign credit; trade finance; leasing transactions; vendor and leveraged lease financings; structured finance; project finance; government guaranteed securities; buyouts; acquisition finance; bank and commercial debtor restructurings; real estate financing; and bank regulatory matters. Contacts: Santiago Carregal/Gabriel Matarasso.
Capital markets: Structured receivable financing; money market preferred stock issues; asset purchase and sale programmes; and commercial programmes. Debt and equity securities offerings; securitisations; derivatives; synthetic products; risk reduction techniques and hedging agreements; debt and equity transactions; financial trusts; open and closed-end mutual funds; and capital markets regulations. Contacts: Santiago Carregal/Gabriel Matarasso.
Commercial and competition: International trade law; commercial agreements (including distribution and supply agreements); sale; purchase and leasing agreements; antitrust and unfair competition issues; and product liability and consumer-related matters. Contacts: Alfredo M O’Farrell/Miguel del Pino.
Corporate/M&A: Inbound and outbound investment; including private equity transactions; M&A; due diligence audits; planning and joint ventures; shareholder agreements; restructurings; and spin-offs. Contacts: Pablo Artagaveytia/Pablo García Morillo/Diego S Krischcautzky.
Employment: Matters including construction; manufacturing; energy; finance; and retail distribution. Employee stock options and benefit plans; labour-related litigation and dispute resolution. Contacts: Javier E Patrón/Enrique M Stile.
Energy and natural resources: Development and financing of projects; acquisition of mining companies and all mining-related matters including exploration permits and title rights; the exploration, production, transportation, distribution, trading and marketing of hydrocarbons; contracts, environmental and regulatory issues and the development and operation of pipelines, gas treatment facilities, power plants and other power projects. Contacts: Francisco A Macías/Luis E Lucero.
Environment: Litigation; administrative and regulatory matters; and contracts. Environmental audits and assessments and the evaluation of environmental liabilities and remediation programmes. M&A and real estate transactions. Contact: Francisco A Macías.
Insurance and reinsurance: The incorporation and acquisition of local insurers; drafting and adaptation of insurance plans and policies to Argentine law; and the registration of foreign reinsurers and reinsurance brokers. Advice to brokers on litigation and ADR. Contacts: Pablo S Cereijido/Elias F Bestani.
Intellectual property: IP protection and management; transfer of technology and licence agreements; and international franchising agreements and licensing and registration of software. The protection of patents, utility models and ornamental design rights, trademark matters and worldwide trademark protection. Contacts: Iris V Quadrio/Martín Bensadon/Gustavo P Giay.
Litigation and arbitration: Civil and commercial litigation; administrative proceedings; arbitration and ADR. Enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in Argentina. Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, including recovery of debts. Participation in international arbitration as arbitrators, counsel or expert witnesses. Contacts: Ricardo A Ostrower.
Public/administrative law: All administrative law and regulatory matters, including administrative litigation. Contacts: Héctor A Mairal/María Lorena Schiariti/Enrique Veramendi.
Real estate: Sale, purchase and leasing agreements; structuring, financing and development. Contacts: Hernán Slemenson/Santiago Carregal.
Tax and customs: Tax-efficient structures for domestic and international transactions; strategic tax planning; and innovative tax-driven products. Customs and dumping claims. Contacts: Horacio García Prieto/Gabriel Gotlib/Walter
Telecommunications and broadcasting: Regulatory and corporate matters; M&A and financing. Contact: Daniel Di Paola/Javier Etcheverry Boneo/Gustavo P Giay.
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.