Prestigious and at the vanguard, Estudio O'Farrell Abogados is a leading provider of legal solutions in Argentina and the firm with the longest track record in this country, supplying comprehensive advice in virtually every area of business law.
Antitrust, telecommunications, energy and heavily regulated markets: Agustín Siboldi led 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 also share the practice in other heavily regulated market such as pharmacy retail. In these fields, they advise FORD, ESSO, YPF, AXION, EDENOR, TRANSENER, Gas Natural Fenosa, Telefónica, CLARO, Farmacity, Pampa Energía’s subsidiaries, etc. This area is strongly involved in assessing YPF's recent acquisitions and farm-out agreements.
Civil and commercial litigation: Daniel Calatrava leads a well-regarded civil and commercial litigation team. Fernando García Pullés lends his extensive experience in complex litigation and procedural matters while ably seconded by Francisco Astolfi who is in charge of coordinating a team, composed of associates and senior lawyers. Among its clients are Ford, Medicus, Monsanto, Gas Natural Fenosa, Casino de Buenos Aires and YPF. The area is supported by an extensive legal network with a presence in every province of the country.
Compliance: We advise local and foreign clients, across a wide range of industries, in the design, implementation, audit and/or training about their compliance or integrity programmes, code of conducts, ethics rules in order to adapt them pursuant to Argentine laws and the recent new Corporate Criminal Liability Act enacted, as well as legal 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, advising and representing, among others, YPF, Pampa Energía, Edenor, Andrade Gutierrez, Gas Natural Fenosa, Grupo Concesionarios 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 H Castañeda in the corporate sphere and by Agustín Siboldi in energy matters, supported by a dynamic team of lawyers. This area is strongly involved in assessing YPF’s recent acquisitions and farm-out agreements.
Customs law: Led by Gustavo Müller (President of Instituto Argentino de Estudios Aduaneros (IAEA)), the area has been increasing its activity since the restriction to the international commerce set forth by national authorities. Assisted by his team, he 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.
Finance and capital markets: Argentina’s largest energy company, YPF, has retained the firm for notes issuances in order to raise capital for investment in the country’s oil and gas reserves. Sebastian Luegmayer led the efforts in this area, also working bond issuances for John Deere Credit and Electroingenieria. In addition, he advised Vnesheconombank, the Russian Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs, in the financing of a hydroelectric project in Argentina.
Labour law: José Luis Zapata leads an important area providing employment 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 a cofounder member of the Comisión Pro bono Clearing House (the Pro bono committee created in December 2000 by the City of Buenos Aires Bar Association). The team renders pro bono advice to individuals, NGOs and other social organisations and regularly advice, among others, to Fundación Donde Quiero Estar, Grupo Puentes, Asociación Sarmientina, Argentinian Association of Neurofibromatosis.
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. It completes its practice 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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