Firm Profile

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno


International transactional clout

LL 250 Elite

Established: 2007

Partners: 31

Lawyers: 82

Female partners: 42%

Partner to associate ratio: 1.6

Work areas

This firm is elite for services in the following work areas.

Mitrani, Caballero & Ruiz Moreno boasts an enviable international profile, built on the significant volume of work it does for global clients. This strong global focus has always served it well, particularly when Argentina’s economy faces constant headwinds.

Mitrani Caballero’s core practice areas include corporate and M&A and banking and finance. These are part of its overall strategy to become one of the top two firms in Argentina for transactional work. An expanded service offer also includes noted strength in administrative, labour and compliance.

The firm’s varied service offering is clearly appreciated by clients, and this is shown in research by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, into which law firms advise Latin America’s largest 100 companies. According to this data, Mitrani Caballero sits among the top five most popular firms in Argentina among major corporations in the region. It represents nine of the 100 biggest companies in Latin America.

The collapse of oil prices combined with a new administration, an inflated Argentine peso and the covid-19 pandemic meant a huge reduction in transactional and corporate work. But the firm saw an increase in conflict management with companies wanting to terminate contracts by force majeure, labour conflicts, bankruptcies and tax work. The firm was also retained by clients wanting advice on defensive strategies against the oncoming storm.

The experience of some of the firm’s lawyers working abroad for Argentine steelmaker Techint has given Mitrani Caballero an advantageous position over its competitors when it comes to outbound investment deals. Cross-border work is less tied to the health of the Argentine economy – and more to the performance of global industries – than at other firms, which is an advantageous position to be in during periods of instability.

The international approach is well-received by clients and – along with the quality of service – is why they continue to come back. A lower partner-to-associate ratio than many of its competitors is another stand-out feature that appeals to clients. Senior partners are extremely hands-on with clients, which is also appreciated by them. Mitrani Caballero has also ensured its ranks are diverse; the firm reports that over 70% of its associate base is made up of women, while over a third of the partnership is female.


The firm is run by a four-partner management committee that includes firm founder Cristian Mitrani.


Mitrani Caballero is headquartered in Buenos Aires.

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