Founded in 1897, Beccar Varela is a leading full-service law firm in Argentina, with a team of over 160 lawyers. With a main office in the heart of Buenos Aires and a branch in Buenos Aires province, the firm has advised clients in Argentina and abroad for over 120 years. The firm is an active member of the following networks: World Services Group, Club de Abogados de Iberoamérica, Interlex, INBLF and ALAE. Beccar Varela is the first full-service law firm in Argentina to have joined the United Nations Global Compact.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Mandarin.
Main areas of practice
Administrative law: Advice on projects that involve public sector participation, such as public bids, contracts, infrastructure concessions and public law litigation, among others.
Agribusiness: All aspects of the agribusiness industry.
Antitrust and competition law: Leading practice advising on enforcement, merger control, counselling and compliance, leniency and anti-dumping and other related areas.
Banking and finance: All areas of banking and finance, including local and foreign currency, secured and syndicated loan transactions, guarantees, structured finance, leasing and project finance.
Capital markets: Extensive range of transactions, such as debt and equity issuances, corporate bonds, trust certificates, public offerings, ADR issuances and debt securities.
Compliance: Comprehensive guidance on business integrity and ethics; anti-money laundering and terrorism financing; risk analysis and design, anti-corruption and anti-fraud codes of conduct; internal investigations and asset tracing and recovery.
Corporate law: Corporate strategic decisions and day-to-day business activities, including the negotiation of all kinds of agreements.
Energy and natural resources: Oil and gas, mining, energy expertise including related project financing.
Environment: Advice to clients across all sectors, such as TMT, natural resources and real estate.
Fintech: Guidance to clients ranging from unicorns to start-ups, as well as banks and financial institutions.
Insurance: Assistance regarding specific legislation related to insurance companies, as well as customer representation in legal proceedings.
Intellectual property: Protection, prosecution and licensing of patents, trademarks, software, copyrights and domain names, and complex matters including cross-border licensing and litigation.
International trade and customs: Complete range of transactions, covering bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, WTO regulations, investigations into the presumed existence of dumping, safeguards, subsidies and technical obstacles to trade.
Labour law: All matters relating to Argentine employment and social security laws, including collective bargaining agreements.
Life sciences: All matters concerning the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
Litigation and arbitration: Specialist litigation and arbitration practice appearing before both federal and provincial courts and international arbitration panels.
M&A: Advisory services ranging from small private acquisitions to listed companies, advising both sellers and purchasers.
Private clients: Tailor-made advice to high net-worth individuals.
Real estate and hospitality: Advice to investors seeking to acquire or develop real estate property or hotel projects in Argentina, and/or finance acquisitions and projects.
Tax: Advice on different tax matters at national, provincial and municipal levels.
Telecommunications: All aspects of communication and technology-related areas.
White-collar and corporate crime: Anticorruption, money laundering and compliance issues.