In 2023, Bomchil celebrated a century in the Argentine legal market. With age, comes a lengthy and highly reputed track record helping foreign and local clients navigate the country’s business and legal systems.
Bomchil has notably helped companies obtain contracts under Argentina’s first-ever public-private partnership bidding round, emphasising its strength in administrative law. Other areas, such as corporate and M&A, banking and finance and tax are highly sought-after. The firm’s disputes and telecoms practices also pack a punch and Bomchil’s boutique-style work groups, led by hands-on partners, allow the outfit to build tailor-made teams to meet each client’s multidisciplinary needs.
Bomchil has a prudent strategy for growth, striking a balance between attracting the best talent and avoiding overstaffing. In recent years, it has invested in lateral hires to expand the tax and energy areas.
Meanwhile, Bomchil has implemented clear career track and retirement policies to safeguard its future. Training programmes build lawyers’ skills in legal areas, as well as management and leadership. Of counsel agreements have also been made with several retired partners (including honorary president Máximo L Bomchil), allowing the firm to continue its generational handover while benefiting from the experience of the senior generation. The firm’s leadership style is inclusive, and it prides itself on horizontal decision-making. Javier Petrantonio has been the managing partner since 2011.
The firm takes a proactive approach when promoting diversity in its ranks and regularly holds events at its offices to increase awareness and encourage discussion. María Inés Corrá plays a big part in the firm’s diversity activities and dedicates a large chunk of time to similar causes outside of her legal work. Bomchil’s partnership is more gender diverse than many of its competitors in Argentina and the firm is formalising policies that protect that status quo.
Alliances and networks
Bomchil is one of the founding members of the Latin American law firm association, the Bomchil Group. It is also a member of the International Lawyers’ Network.