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Latin-America Guide

Private Equity — Argentina

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Deeply respected practice advising a range of domestic private equity funds as part of the firm's market-leading corporate practice. Well-equipped to handle cross-border private equity transactions and fund formation across the region as well as venture capital, shareholder and investment structuring matters.

Strengths

"We've developed a good relationship with the team. We did a very complex operation together and it worked perfectly."

New developments Nippon Life Global Investors Americas (NLGIA) is a new client win.

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Globant on two follow-on public offerings by shareholders, of shares worth USD73.9 million and USD144 million respectively.

Notable practitioners  

Head of department Pablo Viñals Blake is well-recognised for his presence in the market as well as his work ethic. He has particular experience acting as counsel to private equity clients on investments in the agribusiness, logistics and food and beverages sectors.

Diego Krischcautzky is endorsed by peers for his work in the private equity sector. He is particularly active on fund formation and sector-related sales and M&A.

Significant clients Pampa Agribusiness Fund, Victoria Capital Partners, Pegasus, Riverwood Capital, Soros Fund Management. 

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 26 associates

What the team is known for Well-respected practice with a strong reputation in the private equity sphere. Adept at handling an array of matters regarding investment portfolios, including restructuring and terminating investments. Also experienced advising clients on acquisitions of shares and capital stock.

Strengths

"The firm's work is always very good."

Work highlights Advised Global Automotive Parts on the acquisition of 90% of the capital stock in Industrias Dolz.

Notable practitioners  

Clients are quick to highlight Mariano Luis Luchetti as "excellent," noting his "impressive technical strength and understanding of business and clients."

Since publication, Siro Pablo Astolfi has left the practice.

Significant clients BTG Pactual, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Sur Capital Partners, Tribeca Fund.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner 

What the team is known for Compact and well-recognised private equity team advising clients on both domestic and cross-border matters. Provides counsel on a range of matters including venture capital, liquidation of investment and M&A to international and local funds.

Strengths 

"The firm has a pure private equity practice." 

Notable practitioners  

Gustavo Garrido is highly regarded for his private equity practice. Interviewees acknowledge his sector expertise and go on to affirm his top-tier ranking as well deserved. Garrido has experience advising a notable clientele predominantly made up of private equity funds, and also has significant expertise in venture capital.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 32 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely respected private equity practice with a deep bench. Well equipped to provide services spanning the sector, including joint ventures, acquisitions and due diligence. Experienced advising clients on investments in such sectors as agribusiness, oil and gas, and retail.

Strengths

"I would highlight the firm's attention to detail, responsiveness and availability. The lawyers worked around the clock when we needed it, and they produced good quality work."

"The speed of responses is excellent. The lawyers have deep knowledge of the relevant matters, and the dedication they show is very good."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to PointState and PointArgentum on the acquisition of a minority stake in real estate developer TGLT.

Notable practitioners  

Diego Serrano Redonnet is noted for his private equity experience, complemented by his strength in the banking and finance sector. He recently represented a private equity fund on the global acquisition of an automotive interiors business.

Santiago Daireaux is described by clients as "a very practical lawyer who provides business-oriented recommendations." They go on to add: "He is an excellent professional who is diligent and responsible."  

Jorge Luis Pérez Alati is noted for his experience in the private equity market. He recently advised Penguin Random House on the acquisition of a Spanish and Portuguese-language publisher's trade book business. 

Significant clients Capital International, Linzor Capital Partners, Sur Capital Partners, Santander Asset Management, Riverstone.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active private equity team making its debut in this ranking this year. Handles a range of domestic and international private equity clients on matters including acquisitions and divestitures. Particularly experienced advising on private equity matters in the energy and oil and gas sectors.  

Strengths 

"The firm is excellent. One of the distinguishing factors is very strong partner involvement - you deal with them directly. They are strong in private equity."

Work highlights Advised Sophia Capital Partners on the USD22 million acquisition of a number of Argentine subsidiaries of Lupatech, including Válvulas Worcester de Argentina and Esferomatic. 

Notable practitioners  

Diego Salaverri is experienced acting as counsel to international and domestic clients on a range of private equity transactions, including acquisitions and bond issuances and securities mandates.

Roberto Lizondo provides private equity advice to a range of clients. He complements his private equity practice with a strong standing in the banking and finance sector, in addition to considerable capital markets expertise.

Significant clients Grupo Dolphin, Southern Cross Group, Lime Rock Partners, Pampa Energía, Oaktree Capital Partners.

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Band 1

Estudio Garrido Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gustavo Garrido is highly regarded for his private equity practice. Interviewees acknowledge his sector expertise and go on to affirm his top-tier ranking as well deserved. Garrido has experience advising a notable clientele predominantly made up of private equity funds, and also has significant expertise in venture capital.

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Band 1

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Pablo Viñals Blake is well-recognised for his presence in the market as well as his work ethic. He has particular experience acting as counsel to private equity clients on investments in the agribusiness, logistics and food and beverages sectors.

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Band 2

Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier Errecondo of Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados is noted for his long-standing expertise in the private equity market, enhanced by his significant experience in the spheres of banking and finance and M&A.

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Band 2

Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Salaverri is experienced acting as counsel to international and domestic clients on a range of private equity transactions, including acquisitions and bond issuances and securities mandates.

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Band 2

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Serrano Redonnet is noted for his private equity experience, complemented by his strength in the banking and finance sector. He recently represented a private equity fund on the global acquisition of an automotive interiors business.

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Band 3

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Santiago Daireaux is described by clients as "a very practical lawyer who provides business-oriented recommendations." They go on to add: "He is an excellent professional who is diligent and responsible."  

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Band 3

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Krischcautzky is endorsed by peers for his work in the private equity sector. He is particularly active on fund formation and sector-related sales and M&A.

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Band 3

Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Roberto Lizondo provides private equity advice to a range of clients. He complements his private equity practice with a strong standing in the banking and finance sector, in addition to considerable capital markets expertise.

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Band 3

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are quick to highlight Mariano Luis Luchetti as "excellent," noting his "impressive technical strength and understanding of business and clients."

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Band 3

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Luis Pérez Alati is noted for his experience in the private equity market. He recently advised Penguin Random House on the acquisition of a Spanish and Portuguese-language publisher's trade book business. 

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