Allende & Brea is one of Argentina’s largest and most prestigious full-service law firms, focusing primarily on the business community. Founded in 1957 in Buenos Aires, the firm has assembled a network of correspondents in Argentina and abroad that enables it to provide global legal coverage for clients. The firm has specialists in all branches of law, qualified to provide its clients with practical business solutions that are viable, innovative when necessary, and always cost-effective.
Administrative law: Allende & Brea actively participates in a wide range of regulated markets and industries, advising clients in public procurement, public tenders, negotiating concessions, public works, permits and all types of procedures and appeals at the administrative, judicial and arbitration courts.
Antitrust: Allende & Brea has one of Argentina’s most recognised antitrust practices. The firm advises many clients in a variety of matters in connection with merger control filings, antitrust litigation, joint ventures and distribution agreements.
Banking and financial transactions: The firm advises financial institutions on matters ranging from commercial or syndicated loans to capital markets transactions, reorganisations, collections and debt-to-equity conversions, among others.
Bankruptcy, reorganisation and debt reconstruction: Allende & Brea’s team of experts are frequently involved in representing both creditors and debtors in some of the most important reorganisation proceedings in Argentina.
Compliance and ethics: A team of professionals is specialised in the training and application of good corporate practices and ethics in business development. Additionally, the firm also advises its clients, regarding general and specific risk factors related to their activity and regarding the acquisition of strategic assets.
Distribution, licensing and franchise agreements: The firm advises domestic and foreign clients in negotiating agency, distribution, franchise and licensing agreements.
Energy and natural resources: The firm assists many companies in creating local subsidiaries, obtaining development permits and negotiating leasing agreements with the owners of the areas to be mined.
Environmental law: The firm has maintained an active involvement in the development of the mining and oil and gas industries. It advises a broad range of companies in different industries in their compliance with Argentine environmental regulations, conducting environmental audits and due diligence reviews and represents clients in various environmental related claims.
Corporate: Allende & Brea deals with all types of matters, from routine to the most complex transactions. The firm’s services include designing corporate structures and tax mechanisms, incorporating companies and representing clients in a broad range of corporate activities.
Intellectual property law: This group focuses exclusively on this area. Its task is to develop the best strategies, implementing them to protect and manage these intangible yet highly valuable assets.
Insurance and reinsurance: Allende & Brea represents clients in a variety of matters which include acquisition and organisation of insurance companies, client representation at the insurance regulator, legal assistance in claim adjustment and cut-off agreement.
International trade: Allende & Brea is one of the few firms in Argentina that can offer a full range of legal services for matters related to foreign trade.
Labour and social security: Allende & Brea works to prevent legal disputes by giving preventive advice and, where the dispute has already arisen, the firm works on the defence throughout all the administrative and court stages of the proceedings.
Litigation and arbitration: The firm’s litigation attorneys handle a wide range of civil, commercial, administrative and family law cases, in judicial and administrative courts, at both the federal and provincial levels.
Mergers and acquisitions: Allende & Brea has a broad-based acquisition and divestiture expertise, which includes regulated industries. Transactions of this type often involve complex antitrust, intellectual property, labour, securities, tax and environmental issues.
Tax and customs: Allende & Brea’s tax experts know that their job is to minimise tax liabilities while strictly ensuring compliance with the law.
Languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.Maipú 1300
Buenos Aires C1006ACT
Tel: +54 11 4318 9900
Fax: +54 11 4318 9999