Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM) is one of the largest and most dynamic full-service law firms offering coordinated legal advice, with offices in Buenos Aires and New York.
PAGBAM is different from other local firms and not only in terms of efficiency and responsiveness. The firm has a market reputation for standing right next to their clients in challenging situations, for having strong values and an active commitment to the community.
The firm ranks among the top-tier law firms in Argentina and Latin America. Owing to its multidisciplinary teams, in-depth knowledge of key industries, language capabilities and hard-work culture, PAGBAM offers the best service to clients with respect to their most significant business transactions, most critical disputes and most challenging legal issues.
Main areas of practice
Administrative law: PAGBAM has ample experience in administrative and public law matters and economic regulation affecting companies operating in regulated and non-regulated markets.
Antitrust and consumer protection: PAGBAM represents clients in complex antitrust litigation and administrative investigations.
Banking and finance: PAGBAM advises leading banks and financial institutions on a wide variety of financings, involving multiple types of facilities, currencies, collateral and jurisdictions as well as on banking, foreign exchange and securities regulations. PAGBAM excels on project finance, real estate finance, derivatives and corporate and trade finance.
Compliance: PAGBAM advises clients on compliance, responsibility, corporate ethics of directors and officers, corporate criminal liability and money laundering.
Corporate: PAGBAM advises clients in setting up different types of entities, corporate governance, including shareholders’ meetings, advice to boards and relationships with shareholders as well as day-to-day corporate law matters.
Energy: PAGBAM has a leading position owing to its solid expertise in all segments of the energy business. It also advises clients in relation to mining law and national and international renewable energy regulatory frameworks.
Labour and employment: PAGBAM advises clients on labour and social security related litigation, the implementation of incentives and benefit plans, and handles negotiations with unions and employees.
Litigation and arbitration: PAGBAM is responsible for complex litigation and all types of legal disputes and court proceedings, including class actions and litigation before the Supreme Court. PAGBAM also assists its clients in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Mergers & acquisitions: PAGBAM is highly regarded for its experience in sophisticated, complex and innovative M&A transactions in a wide variety of industries where clients need the highest quality skills and expertise.
Private equity and venture capital: PAGBAM advises on the full range of PE and VC investment-related activities and complex investment structures.
Tax: The group has an extensive practice in the resolution of tax controversies and has obtained remarkable victories in tax litigation before the Supreme Court.
Technology and data protection: PAGBAM provides a full range of legal on issues related to the update on the regulation of personal data, data transfers, privacy issues, and litigation for internet content and services.
Other notable key practices areas include real estate, agribusiness, aviation, capital markets, conservation of natural resources, customs, insolvency and debt restructuring, insurance, IP and project finance.