Prestigious and at the vanguard, Estudio O'Farrell Abogados is a leading provider of legal solutions in every area of business law and the firm with the longest track record in Argentina.
Antitrust, telecommunications, energy, pharmacy retail and heavily regulated markets: Agustín Siboldi leads antitrust and telecom practices well seconded by Agustina Fanelli Evans, jointly with Fernando García Pullés, they team up with Uriel O'Farrell in energy matters. They advise FORD, ESSO, YPF, AXION, EDENOR, TRANSENER, Gas Natural Fenosa, Telefónica, CLARO, Farmacity, Pampa Energía’s subsidiaries, etc.
Civil and commercial litigation: Daniel Calatrava leads the team while Fernando García Pullés lends his extensive experience in complex litigation ably seconded by Francisco Astolfi, in charge of coordinating the team supported by an extensive network with presence in every province of the country. Among others, they advise Ford, Medicus, Monsanto, Gas Natural Fenosa, Casino de Buenos Aires and YPF.
Compliance: Advice to local and foreign clients in the design, implementation, audit and training of their compliance programmes to adapt them pursuant to Argentine laws and the recent Corporate Criminal Liability Act, as well as assistance in administrative or judicial proceedings related to these matters.
Key partner: Miguel A.M. Teson.
Constitutional, public and administrative law: Jorge Muratorio, Fernando García Pullés (President of the Argentine Association of Administrative Law (AADA)) and Agustina Fanelli Evans constitute a well-regarded team working on a wide range of complex matters in public transport, public procurement, administrative disputes, consumer, environmental, etc, representing, among others, YPF, Pampa Energía, Edenor, Andrade Gutierrez, Gas Natural Fenosa, Grupo Concesionario del Oeste SA, Autopistas del Sol SA.
Corporate and M&A: Uriel O’Farrell has spent much of his career building a strong reputation for corporate and energy work. He continues leading this team while lending his experience to disputes work. He is ably seconded by Ricardo Castañeda in the corporate sphere supported by a dynamic team of lawyers. This area is strongly involved in providing assistance to Monsanto and YPF in recent acquisitions and farm-out agreements alongside with the energy practice group.
Customs law: Led by Gustavo Müller (President of Instituto Argentino de Estudios Aduaneros (IAEA)) The team represents Ford, EDENOR, TRANSENER, etc, regarding rules of origin and tariff schedule, preferential regimes, custom assessment, foreign exchange regime, customs infringements, dumping, quotas and allotments, etc.
Energy: Strong practice in oil and gas and power generation, transmission and distribution. Clients: YPF, YPF Energía Electrica, Pampa Energía, Transener, UTE (Uruguay Power Company), Gas Natural Ban, Edenor, and investors in renewable energy projects. Key contacts: Uriel O’Farrell, Agustin Siboldi.
Finance and capital markets: Argentina’s largest energy company, YPF, has retained the firm for notes issuances to raise capital for investment in the country’s oil and gas reserves. Sebastian Luegmayer leads the efforts in this area, also working bond issuances for John Deere Credit. They advise Wells Fargo and other international broker dealers, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered and other financial entities.
Labour law: José Luis Zapata leads the area providing labour advice to major companies in the area of electric power, oil and gas, retail, construction, etc. He participated in important labour agreements as counsel for the Chamber of Petroleum Industry. The team successfully manages labour lawsuit portfolios while José is specialised in collective labour disputes management and collective bargaining agreements negotiation.
Pro bono: The firm is cofounder of the Comisión Pro bono Clearing House created in December 2000 by the City of Buenos Aires Bar Association, providing pro bono advice to individuals, NGOs and other social organisations. Key partners: Uriel O’Farrell, Ernesto Genco.
Tax law: Miguel AM Tesón, leading the area, is a prestigious tax lawyer, former president of the Argentine Fiscal Association. He works alongside Guillermo Lalanne, Valeria Estathio and Maria Celina Valls, with the support of Eduardo Baistrocchi and Carlos Repetto, as of counsel. The department has a strong expertise in complex tax litigation matters, covering a wide range of local and international tax issues, including international tax planning and transfer pricing.Av. de Mayo 645/651 (C1084AAB)
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