EGFA – Errecondo González y Funes – is a strong bet in Argentina’s transactional corporate finance scene. At its heart is a widely reputed banking and finance practice, which contains a capital markets division. There is also a respectable corporate and M&A group. The firm succeeds in competing against much larger rivals to land headline deals.
EGFA is at the forefront of capital markets activity in Argentina, where it advised practically every major bank operating in Argentina today. Its good links with the government – it helped the Argentine state return to the international capital markets after 15 years – emphasise its counsel to commercial clients. EGFA continues to work with the government on financial regulatory work.
Part of this firm’s appeal lies in the prominence of its partners, which are involved in every single deal. EGFA’s leading partners were active in the 1990s and remain so today, which is what makes this partnership noteworthy.
Given the fluctuations in Argentina’s economic fortunes, EGFA’s leaders prefer their numbers to remain steady to meet demand and stay nimble.
The firm’s strong transactional focus is offered alongside regulatory, government affairs and real estate practices. It also has close links with non-transactional boutiques, including labour, tax and litigation firms.
Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse are all clients. The firm also works with a long list of local banks. Telecom Argentina is a huge source of work for this firm. Local corporate groups Disvol Energía and Grupo DESA both turn here.
The firm is based in Buenos Aires.