Alfaro Abogados stands out for its global approach. While compact, the firm maintains an impressive international presence that puts it well ahead of the curve. It blazed the trail by becoming one of the first Argentine firms to open in New York more than two decades ago, and the first to open in China with a full-time partner. Alfaro took strides to expand its representation of Chinese companies in Argentina, particularly in large infrastructure projects.
Despite changes in working practices linked to the global health emergency caused by the covid-19 pandemic, the firm held on to its New York office with senior lawyers still based there permanently. Following the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the firm stationed a lawyer in London to explore the future role of the European Union and the United Kingdom in Argentine mining and infrastructure financing.
Complementing its global offices, Alfaro is using its participation in business associations in Australia, China, Europe, Russia and the United States to enhance its brand further afield.
Alfaro prefers to make lateral hires to grow, as the firm’s leaders believe hiring experts is an effective way to more rapidly service client demand than the more gradual process of training up junior lawyers.
The firm is best known for its corporate and finance work, but a broad service offering also encompasses energy, sports and entertainment, antitrust, labour and regulatory departments.
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The firm is a member of the World Law Group.
Alfaro’s headquarters are in Buenos Aires, but the firm stands out for being one of the first Argentine firms to build a presence abroad. The firm has long operated from New York, and more recently added a presence in Beijing.