Firm Profile

Martinez de Hoz & Rueda

Argentina

Ambitious new player with energy strength

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 2018

Partners: 11

Lawyers: 32

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Martinez de Hoz & Rueda is a young and resourceful firm that has built an outstanding track record by working with major clients in the energy business. The sector provides work for the majority of the firm’s practice areas and some of the firm’s most prominent clients, such as YPF, come from the energy industry.

The banking and finance team are also worth praising as they attract a slew of clients, including lenders, banks, creditors and investors. Martinez de Hoz & Rueda, which split from a larger outfit a few years ago, has managed in a remarkably brief time to organise itself into a credible competitor to Argentina’s established players.

Both name partners – José A Martínez de Hoz and Pablo Rueda – are leading lawyers in their respective fields: energy and arbitration and environment. Complementing this are commendable, and busy, corporate and M&A and banking and finance offerings, as well as a sought-after fintech subdivision. Since the firm’s launch, partners have worked hard to establish a solid footing in the local and international markets, building a brand and maintaining close relations with international law firms.

The compact structure of the firm is designed to foster innovative leadership and facilitate swift decision-making. To reflect this, in 2023, the firm implemented a new corporate governance structure consisting of a chairman, managing partner and an executive committee responsible for the firm's strategy and policies. The structure is intended to build the firm’s long-term strategy and specifically, support associate and partner career progression. As well as focusing on organic growth, Martinez de Hoz & Rueda is open to building up its ranks and is constantly scouting for new talent. The firm has also made several technological investments and is looking to incorporate AI systems within its working tools.

Offices

Martinez de Hoz & Rueda’s headquarters are in Buenos Aires. It has a second office in the shale gas-rich province of Neuquén.

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