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Latin-America Guide

Private Equity — Argentina


Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal - Private Equity Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Pablo Viñals Blake
- 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. Has particular experience advising on private equity acquisitions and disposals in the agribusiness, retail and real estate sectors.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's capabilities in this area, as one highlights: "Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has very talented and dedicated lawyers that effortlessly combine in-depth knowledge with a practical approach in order to resolve issues that may arise in private equity transactions."

Another goes on to add: "They provide an outstanding service with a focus on building long-term relationships with their clients."

Work highlights Provided counsel to PCT on the USD241 million acquisition of co-control in a joint venture, along with Grupo Inversor Petroquímica and WST.

Acted for Pampa Agribusiness Fund on Brazil Foods' purchase of Campo Austral Group.

Significant clients Soros Fund Management, Victoria Capital Partners, Riverwood Capital, Pegasus, Pine River.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators hold department head Pablo Viñals Blake in high esteem. He is recognised for his extensive experience providing advice to high-profile private equity clients on investments in a number of sectors including agribusiness, retail and logistics. He led the team in the aforementioned PCT work highlight.

Hernán Slemenson enters the rankings following strong market endorsement. Sources praise him for being "exceptionally dedicated to achieving the goals of the client and superbly responsive." He regularly acts for private equity funds and investors on a range of matters, with a focus on technology-related mandates.

Diego Krischcautzky focuses his practice on private equity M&A and fund formation. He is described by market commentators as having "all the characteristics of a private equity lawyer." They go on to add: "He is very practical and efficient."

About the Team (content provided by Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal)

Marval’s private equity and venture capital practice is one of the largest in Argentina and probably all of Latin America in terms of size and volume of transactions.

Our private equity practice is an integrated part of the firm’s market-leading M&A practice.

The private equity practice group’s key partners have a unique and extensive track record of work in the sector, both locally and regionally, covering the whole of the life span of a fund, starting from its formation until final distributions are made. This advice is complemented by many years’ experience handling a range of high-end M&A transactions and brings this experience to bear on private equity transactions, by helping our clients to design tailored step-in and exit strategies.

Our experience handling cross-border private equity transactions is unmatched in Argentina; the firm has advised private equity agribusiness funds on acquisitions in Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.

Our private equity practice covers a wide range of matters including:

  • Fund formation and structuring
  • Legal aspects of fundraising
  • GP compensation structures
  • Protection of LP rights
  • Co-investment strategies Step-in and exit strategies 



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Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi - Private Equity Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Enrique Bruchou
- 6 partners
- 34 other qualified lawyers

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. Has considerable expertise in a number of complementary areas of law including tax, IP and labour.

Strengths Clients single out the firm for its capabilities in this sector. They enthuse: "It is a solid firm with a very talented team. They do a very good job."

Work highlights Acted as legal counsel to BTG Pactual on its activities in Argentina relating to timberland projects.

Significant clients Credit Suisse, SADESA, Merrill Lynch, Sur Capital Partners, Central Puerto.

Notable practitioners

Mariano Luis Luchetti has considerable experience advising both domestic and international clients on a range of private equity matters, with a particular focus on those related to the energy sector.

About the Team (content provided by Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi)

The firm advises and represents private equity clients in their portfolio allocations in Argentina. Our clients in the sector benefit from our seasoned M&A team, as well as from the expertise of other practice areas such as corporate, taxation, IP, administrative and labor law, among others. In addition, they can resort to our fluent relationships with all financial institutions established in the country.

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Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen - Private Equity Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Santiago Daireaux and Jorge Pérez Alati
- 6 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely respected private equity practice with a deep bench. Well equipped to handle an array of mandates such as joint ventures, acquisitions and due diligence. Regularly acts as counsel to both domestic and international private equity clients involved in a range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and telecommunications.

Strengths The team is held in high esteem by clients, who appreciate that "the lawyers are very thorough, knowledgeable and dedicated, and have significant practical experience which is extremely valuable."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of PointState Capital and Fort Pitt in the purchase of an indirect equity participation in Plaza Logistica for approximately USD100 million.

Significant clients KKR, Amancay Partners, Santander Asset Management, Capital International, Highbridge.

Notable practitioners

Diego Serrano Redonnet has extensive experience handling private equity matters for a variety of clients. His practice in this sector is complemented by his additional strength in banking and finance mandates. He was the lead partner on the aforementioned PointState Capital and Fort Pitt transaction.

Department co-head Santiago Daireaux focuses his practice on private equity and corporate matters. He has particular expertise in both domestic and international M&A and financing transactions.

Co-head of department Jorge Luis Pérez Alati complements his private equity practice with his notable expertise in M&A. He is well versed in advising clients on complex cross-border transactions.

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Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran - Private Equity Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Santiago Dellatorre and Diego Salaverri
- 6 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active private equity team recognised for its solid experience in the sector. Handles a range of matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, for domestic and international private equity clients. Particularly well equipped to advise on private equity transactions in the energy sphere.

Strengths The firm is well regarded by clients, with one remarking that "the team provides a very good service both in terms of the content they produce, as well as the speed and reliability of the responses."

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

Notable practitioners

Diego Salaverri is praised by clients as "an undisputed point of reference in the market." He has considerable experience acting on behalf of domestic and international clients in a range of transactions, including M&A, IPOs and tender offers. He has in-depth knowledge of mandates involving the energy and oil and gas sectors.

Clients describe Roberto Lizondo as "flexible without compromising the interests of the client." He focuses his practice on banking and finance and is well versed in advising clients from a variety of sectors on private equity matters.

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Band 1

Gustavo E Garrido

Estudio Garrido Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The highly revered Gustavo Garrido of Estudio Garrido Abogados is described by clients as "hands on, dedicated and trustworthy." He is well recognised for his activity in the private equity sector and has solid experience in M&A, banking and venture capital. He is regularly retained to advise both domestic and international clients.

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Band 1

Pablo Viñals Blake

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators hold department head Pablo Viñals Blake in high esteem. He is recognised for his extensive experience providing advice to high-profile private equity clients on investments in a number of sectors including agribusiness, retail and logistics. He led the team in the aforementioned PCT work highlight.

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Band 2

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Salaverri is praised by clients as "an undisputed point of reference in the market." He has considerable experience acting on behalf of domestic and international clients in a range of transactions, including M&A, IPOs and tender offers. He has in-depth knowledge of mandates involving the energy and oil and gas sectors.

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Band 2

Diego M Serrano Redonnet

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Serrano Redonnet has extensive experience handling private equity matters for a variety of clients. His practice in this sector is complemented by his additional strength in banking and finance mandates. He was the lead partner on the aforementioned PointState Capital and Fort Pitt transaction.

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Band 3

Santiago Daireaux

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Santiago Daireaux focuses his practice on private equity and corporate matters. He has particular expertise in both domestic and international M&A and financing transactions.

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Band 3

Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier Errecondo of Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados focuses his practice on private equity, as well as banking and finance and capital markets matters. He has additional expertise in M&A transactions.

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Band 3

Diego S Krischcautzky

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Krischcautzky focuses his practice on private equity M&A and fund formation. He is described by market commentators as having "all the characteristics of a private equity lawyer." They go on to add: "He is very practical and efficient."

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Band 3

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe Roberto Lizondo as "flexible without compromising the interests of the client." He focuses his practice on banking and finance and is well versed in advising clients from a variety of sectors on private equity matters.

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Band 3

Mariano Luis Luchetti

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mariano Luis Luchetti has considerable experience advising both domestic and international clients on a range of private equity matters, with a particular focus on those related to the energy sector.

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Band 3

Jorge Luis Pérez Alati

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Jorge Luis Pérez Alati complements his private equity practice with his notable expertise in M&A. He is well versed in advising clients on complex cross-border transactions.

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Band 3

Hernán Slemenson

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Hernán Slemenson enters the rankings following strong market endorsement. Sources praise him for being "exceptionally dedicated to achieving the goals of the client and superbly responsive." He regularly acts for private equity funds and investors on a range of matters, with a focus on technology-related mandates.

^ See whole ranking table