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Corporate/M&A — Argentina


Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished full-service firm with a prestigious practice advising major domestic and international companies on significant corporate reorganisations. Team is active handling big-ticket M&A, divestitures and joint ventures. Also routinely assists with day-to-day corporate governance and compliance matters, as well as providing counsel on an array of commercial agreements. Client base spans a number of industries, notably agrochemicals, food and beverages and manufacturing. Corporate offering is enhanced by the firm's stellar banking and finance and tax practices. Pablo Falabella is a new addition to the team this year.

Strengths Sources praise the team's ability to handle large cross-border work, as one client points out: "They have a strong capability in this area with expertise in carrying out huge transactions. The partners are familiar with international deals so it all runs smoothly."

Another interviewee praises their highly professional, multidisciplinary approach, commenting: "What I like about them is the professionalism they have - they are reliable. Their work ethic and their discipline is very good, they will work at whatever moment and as a team, interacting with other areas - labour, corporate, regulation - to give us a great service."

Work highlights Advised MACO Transportadora de Caudales on the sale of 100% of its capital stock to Brink's Argentina.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Enrique Bruchou holds a prestigious position in the market. He has extensive experience advising local and international companies as well as multinational investment banks on major transactions. His corporate expertise is bolstered by his extensive knowledge of international capital markets.

Head of the energy and natural resources department Javier Rodríguez Galli "is a respected lawyer" according to sources. He is particularly experienced advising oil and gas companies on an array of corporate matters, including M&A.

Mariano Luis Luchetti is complimented by a client as being "a fantastic partner who has great connections in the Argentine market." The source adds that "he has great hard skills and soft skills - especially for negotiation - and he has helped us get through a lot of deadlocks." As well as an extensive general corporate practice, Luchetti has significant experience with transactions in the energy sector.

Estanislao Hernán Olmos assists companies and private equity groups with M&A and divestitures, often advising on related antitrust issues. One client describes him as "a fantastic M&A lawyer who is very hands-on, very involved and creative."

Up-and-coming individual Pablo Falabella is capable in both domestic and cross-border transactions, particularly those involving the US. Sources say: "He is very responsive, practical, likeable, easy to work with and proactive."

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Our Firm has a distinctive capacity to assist our clients in identifying the risks inherent to new investments and to device, negotiate and implement the most appropriate risk allocation arrangements in the form of acquisition and sale contracts, shareholders and operating agreements.

Such capacity is the result of an extensive experience and overseas and in relation to the most diverse business areas, like those of banking, insurance, pension funds, health care, retail and consumer goods, media and telecommunications and manufacturing.

Our knowledge and expertise in the competition law, corporate and business transactions fields and our experience operating in various countries, makes us a special and even unique tool for any complex investment project.

BFM&L has been involved in some of the most significant M&A transactions, representing sellers, buyers or financial advisors in various industries.

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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal - Corporate/M&A Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding full-service firm with a pre-eminent corporate practice and the deepest bench in the Argentine market. Frequently called upon by significant local and foreign multinationals to assist with domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate restructuring and joint ventures. Represents a stellar client list drawn from a broad array of industries, including, but not limited to, energy and natural resources, agribusiness and food and beverages. Team also advises a number of private equity funds on their investments in Argentina. Transactional capabilities are boosted by the firm's market leading tax and antitrust departments.

Strengths Clients underline the responsiveness and efficiency of the service, as one source comments: "What I like in a law firm is that when I need them they give support quickly, and Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal has proven to me that when I call them they are there - they give a fast response, in particular with the due diligence."

Another client praises their transparency, commenting: "They have a remarkable way of communicating," emphasising that "they are professional, flexible and open, and they are clear in terms of time line and content."

Work highlights Assisted JBS with its acquisition by Minerva for an estimated USD300 million.

Notable practitioners

The "superb" Héctor Mairal is a highly experienced practitioner and a prominent figure in the legal market. His corporate know-how is supported by his celebrated expertise in administrative law and arbitration cases.

Market sources say that chairman Santiago Carregal "has that tremendous balance between legal knowledge and commercial skills." Carregal's corporate prowess is supported by his market-leading finance practice. He is well positioned to handle high-value and complex transactions for international clients.

Seasoned practitioner Alfredo Miguel O'Farrell is highly experienced in both the corporate and competition aspects of M&A. As former managing partner of the firm, O'Farrell commands a great deal of respect with market sources describing him as "great" and "a humble gentleman" who is a pleasure to work with.

Pablo Viñals Blake's practice is highly focused on M&A with particular specialisation in cross-border transactions. He is extremely well-versed in advising private equity and venture capital funds on their investments in Argentina.

One client praises Pablo García Morillo for being "not only an excellent professional from a technical standpoint, but also for his respectful disposition towards our business." He is experienced in advising clients on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions.

Diego Krischcautzky acts for clients from industries such as agribusiness, technology and consumer goods, on a range of transactional mandates, including M&A. Market commentators describe Krischcautzky as "very practical and efficient."

Pablo Artagaveytia regularly acts on corporate transaction, both domestic and cross-border, for companies from a variety of industry sectors. One client particularly appreciates that "he is confident in showing us options, helps to evaluate alternatives and is never too shy to give an opinion," adding that he is "concise and to the point."

Hernán Slemenson advises venture capital funds on investments, particularly in the technology sector. A client praises him for the support he provides, saying: "He is very easy-going and available whenever I call him. He understands our needs and he has a way of explaining things that works for us."

Barbara Veronica Ramperti advises on M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. One source attests that "she has very good knowledge of the issues she handles - of the clients and of corporate matters," and adds that "I can contact her with a problem or conflict and she will understand and reply with very complete answers."

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

Marval’s corporate department is renowned for providing high quality advice on the market’s biggest, most sophisticated and innovative transactions, including complex cross-border deals. Our corporate department has an unrivalled range of expertise; the team handles the complete range of corporate work from high-end M&A, JVs and corporate restructurings to day-to-day corporate matters for key corporate clients and is regularly involved in creating complex new corporate structures.

We have unmatched experience advising clients on regional transactions. In recent years the firm has been retained by multinational clients to coordinate transactions across many countries in Latin America.

Our corporate practice covers a wide range of matters including:

  • Inward investments by foreign investors, including private equity funds
  • Outward investments by Argentine investors
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Due diligence audits
  • Planning and structuring of joint ventures
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Governmental approvals and regulatory requirements
  • Acquisitions through bidding processes
  • Restructurings and spin-offs
  • General corporate representation for public and private corporations
  • Corporate dispute resolution 



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Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Admired full-service firm with a potent transactional corporate practice. Heavily involved handling major domestic and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and disposals of controlling and minority stakes. Also well equipped to advise on joint ventures and the sale and purchase of assets. Regularly instructed by major local and international corporates drawn from the food and beverage, agrochemicals and energy sectors, amongst others. Team is also very active assisting private equity funds and other foreign investors with their interests in the Argentine market. Grupo Los Grobo is a new client win.

Strengths Interviewees highlight that the group "has a lot of knowledge of the industry," and praise their ability to handle deals, stating: "They are very through, detail-oriented and patient with the other parties in a transaction."

Another client says: "What I like about them is that they have a very business-oriented approach, and they try to find us solutions."

Work highlights Represented A Priori Capital in the sale of a controlling stake in Grupo Zucamore to Arcor.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Santiago Daireaux is experienced advising on both private equity and non-private equity M&A deals. He routinely represents both venture capital funds and private companies in a variety of corporate transactions and financings. Sources consider Daireaux "a very hands-on, constructive and detail-oriented person."

Mariano Florencio Grondona is recognised by peers for his corporate practice and strong client list. His practice covers a variety of contracts and commercial agreements as well as corporate finance work. He advises companies from the telecommunications, technology and aviation industries.

Jorge Luis Pérez Alati is head of the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice. He is experienced at handling a variety of domestic and cross-border corporate mandates, including private equity and non-private equity M&A, incorporations of local subsidiaries and shareholder disputes.

Diego Serrano Redonnet is described as "a skilled technical lawyer and a very sharp guy" by one source, who adds that "he is super methodical, he does not miss a comma, and he is also super responsive." His capabilities in major corporate transactions are enhanced by his expertise in banking and finance.

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Allende & Brea - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm with a highly respected corporate department. Regularly assists both local and international companies with high-profile M&A, as well as the purchase and disposal of assets. Team is also well versed in advising on day-to-day commercial activities and corporate governance issues. Represents clients involved in a number of sectors, notably insurance, TMT and agriculture. New client wins include Dell, Uber and Sheraton Hotels.

Strengths One client describes the service provided by Allende & Brea as "outstanding," saying: "They highlight the most critical aspects of a deal, demonstrate attention to detail and are disciplined in their execution."

Work highlights Advised Masisa Chile and Masisa Argentina on a merger of industrial assets and subsequent acquisition by Egger Group.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Valeriano Guevara Lynch is complimented by clients for his committed and responsive approach. One interviewee says that "he is very experienced in this area and has a good approach to deal-making, he's not a lawyer who is just out for himself, he very much tries to get the most important things done." He continues to advise on M&A as well as on day-to-day corporate matters.

Juan Martín Allende is commended by market commentators for his experience of corporate conflicts and negotiations. Peers value that he is "easy to work with." His general corporate experience is complemented by his natural resources expertise.

Santiago Sturla's broad experience covers M&A, foreign investment and project finance. A client praises him for "his legal expertise and business-oriented attitude," adding that "he understands our values and always presents solutions that are tailor-made for us. He has an exceptional response time and besides that he is a charming and pleasant person to work with."

Associate-to-watch Laura Kurlat is experienced assisting insurance companies and reinsurance brokers with general corporate and M&A matters. Clients highlight her collaborative approach to transactions.

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Beccar Varela - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Venerable full-service firm with a potent corporate offering. Regularly called upon by multinational companies from a variety of industries, including energy, TMT and agribusiness. Well equipped to assist clients with local and cross-border corporate restructurings, including M&A and divestitures, as well as with the sale and purchase of assets. Also boasts notable strength advising on antitrust issues arising from M&A, as well as on corporate governance and compliance matters.

Strengths Sources praise the team's efficient and well-rounded service, with one client pointing out: "The team is highly motivated, fast and responsive and able to cover all matters in different areas with equal, and remarkably high, quality."

Work highlights Advised Egger Holzwerkstoffe on its acquisition of Masisa Argentina.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Damián Beccar Varela is a renowned figure in the market who has enjoyed an excellent career. Commentators say: "He has the knowledge of a professor and the abilities of a professional." He has significant experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as finance and capital markets work.

Roberto Crouzel is well positioned to advise multinational companies from a variety of industries, such as renewable energy, banking and agriculture, on acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations. Market observers describe him as "a sophisticated lawyer," and say: "He is very good at what he does."

Roberto Fortunati maintains a particular focus on corporate transactions in the mining sector. A client describes him as "very experienced, personally responsible and very helpful when negotiating," adding that "he's sensitive to our needs and goes above and beyond to make it happen."

Associate-to-watch Eugenia Radaelli advises major global companies on the disposal, acquisition and organisation of assets. She is experienced working with clients in the financial sector.

About the Team (content provided by Beccar Varela)

Our Corporate and M&A Department advises our clients on their strategic decisions as well as on their day-to-day business activities. Due to our prolonged permanence in the market, we have acquired very valuable expertise, which enables us to offer more sound and effective advice.

Regional practice. Over the past years, our firm has increasingly assumed the role of international counsel of regional M&A transactions, acting as lead counsel, coordinating the tasks to be performed with local counsel of each jurisdiction involved. 

Trust services. Our firm owns a trust services Company, FyMSA (Fideicomisos & Mandatos S.A.), which may act as trustee/escrow agent in transactions where clients require those services.

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Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant corporate practice with a well-regarded team of practitioners. Regularly called upon by major multinational clients to assist with cross-border M&A, divestitures and corporate reorganisations. Team is also well versed in the drafting of commercial agreements for the sale and purchase of goods and services across borders. Impressive client list includes manufacturing conglomerate Techint as well as major private equity groups. Riverstone and Unilever are new additions to the client roster and Siro Pablo Astolfi and Aixa Sureda joined the practice this year.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's rigorous approach, commenting: "The team is very thorough. They display the methodology required to meet deadlines: it's never an issue to work around the clock," and adds that "they also try to understand the commercial side of things and maintain a good and frank relationship with strong discussions."

Work highlights Advised Ternium on its acquisition of thyssenkrupp Slab International and its Brazilian subsidiary CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Cristian Mitrani is praised by commentators for "his ability to work across areas in an effective and deep way, from transactions to due diligence, compliance and antitrust." The same source also says that "he has a tremendous vision and is an accomplished and wise international cross-border lawyer." Mitrani holds an esteemed position in the market as a result of his experience handling complex transactions.

Siro Pablo Astolfi returns to private practice and the rankings following a stint at Aerolíneas Argentinas where he served as excecutive vice president and member of the board. He has a distinguished track record advising national companies and foreign investors, including private equity groups, on various corporate mandates, including M&A and joint ventures.

Diego Parise is endorsed by interviewees as "a very experienced and very international lawyer." Sources say: "He has an ability to communicate with clients, anticipate and explain issues and negotiate across the table; he is extra hands-on, and that contributes to his ability to deliver effectively." He regularly advises large multinationals on complex corporate finance work.

Julio Ricardo Martínez "brings a depth of experience and success to the table for both Argentine and international clients on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters," according to interviewees, who note that "his level of experience in M&A really shows when discussing complex legal contract issues."

Clients report that "it is a pleasure to work with" partner Aixa Sureda, adding that "she is very intelligent and dedicated." She regularly advises major local and international companies on acquisitions and disposals, including all related due diligence.

About the Team (content provided by Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno)

The firm offers comprehensive advice on corporate matters including the organisation, capitalization, operation, dissolution and liquidation of business entities and other investment vehicles; shareholders, board and board committee meetings; registration and reporting requirements; shareholder agreements; and directors, officers and statutory auditors’ duties and liabilities; and in M&A transactions such as mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, buy-outs, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and other domestic and cross-border transactions.

Lawyers in this practice area also provide expert advice in connection with the restructuring and re-organisation of businesses; the structuring and negotiating of a wide variety of domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial contracts, and assist clients on corporate governance requirements and best practices. Our M&A practice has significant expertise in transactions, from small private acquisitions to large cross-border public deals involving multiple jurisdictions. We represent buyers, sellers, and advisers in planning, negotiating, and executing mergers and acquisitions in Argentina and overseas.

Our lawyers work closely with management on all aspects of each M&A transaction and provide value-added services that are guided by the client’s commercial objectives and take into account the strategic, financial and commercial aspects of the transaction.

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Baker McKenzie - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International firm with an active corporate and M&A practice in Argentina. Frequently assists international companies with multi-jurisdictional work, including M&A, transfers of assets and corporate restructuring. Clients are drawn from the agribusiness, manufacturing and logistics industries. New client wins this year include Bunge, Black & Decker and Cevasa.

Strengths Sources value the firm's customised approach, commenting: "The service is extremely efficient and the recommendations are very practical - they get to the point and they advise on steps that need to be taken, taking into account the specific context of the client."

Work highlights Acted for Vale on the sale of a fertiliser business to US company Mosaic.

Notable practitioners

Buenos Aires managing partner Gustavo Boruchowicz is an experienced transactional lawyer, skilled in handling complex mergers, acquisitions and private equity investments within the consumer goods, retail and banking industries. One client particularly values his supportive approach and his "dominant position in negotiations."

Co-head of department Roberto Grané is a transactional lawyer with significant experience in energy deals. One interviewee says: "He is very accessible, very good at keeping an open mind and thinking outside the box," adding: "He was also strong in negotiating with the counter-party, arguing and sustaining our views well."

Adolfo Durañona is praised by clients for his language skills and knowledge of contract law and provisions in the region. He is experienced assisting with acquisitions and divestitures, and routinely performs due diligence for local and cross-border transactions.

Up-and-coming partner Ezequiel Artola is commended by interviewees for being "excellent in the contracts area and having a very broad perspective of the law in general." He is experienced assisting with both domestic and international deals in the energy, consumer goods and infrastructure sectors.

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Brons & Salas - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy firm with a solid corporate practice active across a variety of sectors, particularly consumer goods, agribusiness and energy and natural resources. Team is well equipped to handle domestic and cross-border transactions, as well as advise on day-to-day corporate and commercial matters. This year Shandong Gold Mining joins the client roster.

Strengths A client enthuses that "they are very available, understand the business, don't delay negotiations and they understand the local law." The same source continues: "They have international connections when we need international advice. and are very good at managing complex transactions."

Work highlights Represented Godrej Consumer Products in several mergers across Argentina and Brazil.

Notable practitioners

Department co-chair Guillermo Malm Green is praised by clients for "being experienced and well versed in M&A," with sources noting: "He has experience working with major companies and understands the legal context as well as the environmental restrictions in Argentina." He frequently represents companies from the agribusiness and natural resources sectors.

Mariano Del Olmo acts on both international and domestic transactions. One client praises his responsiveness and adds: "What I like about him is that he is not afraid to be straight with you, he doesn't sweeten the pill. He is straightforward and will always help to find a solution to mitigate it."

About the Team (content provided by Brons & Salas)

The Corporate Department is recognized as a leading adviser on M&A, other corporate transactions and general commercial matters, including foreign investments in the country, investments abroad by Argentine investors, corporate reorganizations, due diligence, planning and drafting of business cooperation and joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, corporate registrations, procurement through bidding processes, resolution of corporate conflicts, transfer of going concerns, and coordination of the operations of Argentine companies in other countries of the region.

All lawyers in the Corporate Department have vast experience advising clients in national and international transactions, and are familiar with the complex matters that may arise from the negotiation and structuring of transnational transactions.





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M & M Bomchil - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm with an active corporate practice. Regularly retained by clients within the retail, TMT and food and beverage industries. Capable of handling domestic and cross-border transactions such as M&A involving tender offers, as well as the purchase and disposal of assets. Team also advises on day-to-day corporate work. New client wins include Viacom and Elektrogen.

Strengths An interviewee remarks: "The most important thing they provide is the technical capacity as well as knowledge of the industry and of legal issues. They are always available and maintain contact with us."

Work highlights Advised PepsiCo Argentina on the sale of assets to Tía Maruca and Alejandro Ripani.

Notable practitioners

Clients report that Marcelo Bombau "demonstrates expertise and experience, gives very clear advice and explains issues well." Bombau's corporate and M&A practice encompasses a range of sectors including food and beverage. He is also particularly well versed in the media and entertainment industry.

Market sources commend Javier Petrantonio as "an open-minded, likeable and knowledgeable lawyer who combines both a substantial degree of business acumen with a deep understanding of which risks are worth taking for customers and which risks are best avoided." He is experienced in both domestic and cross-border deals.

Laura Lavia Haidempergher is regarded as "a very intelligent and experienced lawyer" by market sources. She is very capable at representing major clients in cross-border transactions.

About the Team (content provided by M & M Bomchil)

We have broad and renowned experience in advising local and foreign investors on issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.

We handle all aspects of the transactions, from determining the most appropriate corporate structure and its tax planning to undertaking ‘due diligence’ procedures and drafting and negotiation of acquisition contracts and shareholder agreements.

Due to our long-standing experience, we are in a position to swiftly identify potential problems and obstacles in every transaction.  We offer creative solutions based on our expertise gained over decades of professional practice.

We offer our clients a collaborative working environment. We communicate in the most suitable and convenient language for the transaction, adding value to the deals and associated documentation.

Our firm’s reputation rests not only on the accuracy of our legal work but also on the speed of completion and our handling of the corporate and antitrust/competition elements ensuring a successful outcome to the matters entrusted to us.  We combine this with a profound understanding of the economic sectors in which we practice and a practical legal insight into the businesses we handle.

Among a range of leading companies, we have represented those in the food, automobile, beverages, clothing, energy, communications media, pharmaceuticals, tourism, oil and advertising sectors, among many others.

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Nicholson y Cano Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable full-service firm well equipped to advise on corporate transactions and restructuring, including mergers, acquisitions of majority and minority stakes and the setting up of SPVs. Team routinely represents important domestic companies as well as international groups, with notable activity in the energy, aviation and agribusiness sectors.

Strengths A client classifies the service as "excellent, not only because of the technical quality of the work, but also because of the degree of personal attention that partners and associates provide us with at all times."

Work highlights Advised Grenergy Renovables on the acquisition of an SPV under the first round of Renovar bidding.

Notable practitioners

Naldo Fabián Dasso "is an experienced lawyer with great technical abilities and a practical approach when it comes to resolving the problems at hand," remarks one client. Dasso has significant experience advising on acquisitions of local Argentine companies.

María Fraguas is an experienced practitioner, advising on both transactions and general corporate and contractual work. She is particularly well-versed with corporate mandates in the insurance sector.

Nicolás Perkins' corporate practice is bolstered by his deep knowledge of the energy sector in Argentina. Clients describe him as "an attentive, professional and analytical lawyer with high availability and quick response times."

About the Team (content provided by Nicholson y Cano Abogados)

Nicholson y Cano counsels its clients on a wide number of complex and sophisticated local and international corporate matters and deals, providing comprehensive legal counseling in this area with permanent support to their clients from the beginning of the transaction, coordinating a varied number of practice areas of the firm such as antitrust, tax, environmental, labour and litigation, among others. In international transactions, the team works in cooperation with firms of foreign jurisdictions.

Some services provided in Corporate matters include, the following:

  • Registration, dissolution and liquidation of domestic and foreign companies.
  • Planning and incorporation of Corporate Joint Ventures.
  • Negotiation and implementation of Shareholders Agreements.
  • General corporate representation for public and private corporations.
  • Litigation on corporate disputes.
  • Negotiation and drafting ordinary and complex commercial agreements, including distribution, franchise, license and sponsorship and other contracts related to the ordinary course of business.

Some services provided in M&A include, the following:

  • Legal due diligence.
  • Development of structures to comply with local law and to benefit from the most suitable tax treatment.
  • Registration of foreign investors at local agencies.
  • Drafting and negotiation of SPAs and Corporate Agreements, Shareholder Agreements and Joint Ventures.
  • Drafting and implementation of preventive and defensive measures against hostile takeover attempts.

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Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique firm capable of handling complex transactional work. Offers particular expertise in advising on majority and minority share acquisitions in Argentina and throughout the region. Adept at representing clients from a variety of industries, including food and beverages, manufacturing, real estate and energy.

Strengths One client says: "I especially like how they give pure legal advice with regard to M&A but that they also have a business way of analysing things; they are very proactive in proposing commercial alternatives, not just legal."

Work highlights Advised Arca Continental on its purchase of the US Southwest Coca-Cola Bottling Business Unit, as well as the formation of a joint venture with The Coca-Cola Company.

Notable practitioners

Name partner Diego Salaverri is "one of the most important M&A lawyers in Argentina," according to one market commentator. Another notes that "he's clever and thoughtful. He does a lot of M&A and he knows what he's doing." He is extremely well versed in the full gamut of transactional corporate mandates, with noted involvement in the energy sector of late.

Tomás Arnaude is complimented by clients for his style of work. One interviewee says: "I really like working with Tomás because he argues and defends the legal position while being a commercial partner for us." He is experienced handling multi-jurisdictional deals in industries such as energy and food and drink.

Up-and-coming lawyer Martin Fernandez Dussaut often advises major energy companies on corporate matters. One source remarks that Dussaut "has a business-friendly approach and is easy to work with," while another highlights his "way of understanding an issue very quickly."

Up-and-coming partner Elena Sozzani advises on a number of transactional mandates, notably M&A. Market commentators single out her "sophisticated" approach when working on deals.

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Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Specialist firm routinely called upon to assist corporations, private equity funds and other institutional investors with the purchase of controlling and minority stakes in private and publicly listed companies. Has additional experience advising on joint ventures, divestitures and corporate restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Javier Errecondo is praised by market commentators as being "a very intelligent lawyer" with a "practical business approach." His corporate expertise is supported by his market-leading banking and finance practice and significant know-how in private equity work.

Saturnino Funes enters the rankings after impressing market sources, who describe him as "a skilled lawyer." He represents an enviable client base including companies and private equity funds in a range of M&A transactions.

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Estudio Garrido Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced team capable of handling mergers, acquisitions and disposals for domestic and international businesses. Firm is particularly skilled in assisting foreign funds investing in the Argentine market across a variety of sectors, including energy, software and retail.

Strengths Interviewees say that "Estudio Garrido goes beyond your average law firm: they focus very much on facilitating negotiations as well as looking for structures or creative solutions when it comes to new problems."

Work highlights Assisted Patagonia Oil, a subsidiary of PentaNova Energy, with the acquisition of Alianza Petrolera from Petro AP.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Gustavo Garrido is an expert in corporate financing, M&A and venture capital. A client describes him as "a business-minded lawyer who is extremely valuable in negotiations," continuing that "Gustavo has a strong understanding of the commercial drivers of our business projects and drives negotiations to achieve our objectives."

Lucas Granillo Ocampo is described by sources as "a very capable negotiator, calm, organised and very good at drafting documents perfectly and efficiently first time round." He frequently acts for energy companies and private equity funds on M&A deals.

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Hope, Duggan & Silva - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice representing companies and financial institutions acting as buyers and sellers in M&A deals. Advice also extends to a variety of commercial agreements including joint ventures. Also assists with general corporate governance matters. Interbrand Group and DDB Worldwide count among the new client wins.

Strengths A client highlights their satisfaction with "the courtesy, involvement and level of attention from the lawyers" and "the excellent level of service provided, which is clear, professional, timely and delivered to the highest standards in terms of quality."

Work highlights Represented a selling shareholder of Interbrand Argentina in the sale of their 49% interest in the company to the majority shareholder.

Notable practitioners

Pre-eminent practitioner Juan Duggan receives praise from one client for "his knowledge and excellent level of service." Another interviewee notes that Duggan "has a a lot of experience, seniority, and strength in this area." He continues to represent companies from a wide array of industries in the acquisition and disposal of controlling and minority participations.

Javier Zapiola is particularly highlighted for his corporate tax knowledge. He is experienced in facilitating domestic and cross-border M&A deals for a diverse range of clients.

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Estudio O'Farrell - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established corporate practice particularly active in representing large multinationals from the energy, natural resources and agribusiness industries. Routinely called upon by high-profile domestic and foreign companies to assist with M&A and joint ventures. G4S International Holdings is a new client win.

Strengths Interviewees value that "they respond immediately, they are very business-dynamic and provide solid support."

Work highlights Acted for shareholders of Comunicaciones y Consumos regarding a stock purchase agreement for the sale of the company to American Tower Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Uriel O'Farrell is experienced in a variety of corporate and commercial mandates such as mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Market commentators say: "He is tremendous - very practical and a gentleman." His expertise in this area is complemented by his market-leading energy knowledge.

Clients enthuse that Ricardo Castañeda is "an astute, responsive, go-get-them kind of guy," and also praise him as "an excellent negotiator." He regularly represents shareholders and private equity funds in the acquisition and disposal of shares.

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Salaberren & López-Sansón - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique firm handling M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Well regarded for its expertise in tax issues arising from corporate transactions. Represents venture capital funds as well as multinational companies from the food and drink, renewable energy and technology industries. Coca-Cola is a new client win.

Strengths An interviewee says that "the service is excellent in terms of the quality of work, the responsiveness and the personal involvement of the partners," and highlights that "they combine and integrate tax and corporate advice very well."

Work highlights Advised Mercado Libre on the acquisition of two technology-based service companies.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner and head of department Rafael Salaberren Dupont is lauded by clients as "a very intelligent lawyer with a very broad view of the issues and challenges in the area." He regularly advises multinational corporations, as well as local clients, on cross-border transactions.

Juan Manuel Campos Alvarez is praised by clients for "having an astonishing capacity to process a lot of complex work with an impressive response time." He has significant experience advising on M&A deals in sectors such as technology and consumer goods.

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Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active department regularly called upon by clients from various industries and boasting a particular wealth of expertise in the natural resources sector. Well equipped to assist with a range of matters, such as M&A, corporate reorganisations and venture capital investments. Also advises on corporate governance mandates.

Strengths One client reports: "They have always provided us with an excellent service - rigorous and skilled, with a personalised approach through the full involvement of the senior partners of the firm."

Work highlights Advised Moltta on the acquisition of the oil company Destilería Argentina de Petróleo.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Pablo Vergara del Carril is touted as "a magnificent lawyer for corporate and M&A matters" by clients thanks to his "enormous experience in Argentina and abroad in matters of high complexity and his ability to devise imaginative but practical and accurate solutions and strategies."

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Corporate/M&A: ZBV is highly regarded for its extensive expertise and experience on a wide range of transactions, representing sellers and buyers in many industry sectors. The firm represents local and international clients on day-to-day traditional corporate matters, in the due diligence process, planning, structuring, negotiation of stock purchase and sale agreements, subscription agreements, strategic alliances, business collaboration agreements, , joint ventures, shareholders agreements, operating agreements, management agreements, purchase and sale of on-going concerns, put and call options, business combinations, mergers, acquisitions, private equity and venture capital operations, and public tender process. ZBV also offers legal advice to companies and individuals regarding all legal aspects of foreign investments in Argentina.

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Beretta Godoy - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises domestic and foreign companies on a variety of corporate transactions and associated tax matters, such as asset acquisitions and joint ventures. Particularly focused on the energy and natural resources industry, with a strong record of representing Chinese state-owned companies entering the Argentine market.

Work highlights Assisted Yamana Gold with the regulatory elements of its purchase of Extorre Gold Mines.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Federico Godoy is praised by a market observer for his "detail-oriented" approach. He is well equipped to assist international clients with a variety of mandates, including M&A and corporate restructuring.

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Bulló Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust department experienced with joint ventures, shareholder agreements and contractual matters related to M&A transactions. Team is particularly noted for representing clients from the insurance sector. New client wins include Grupo Murchison and Greylock Global Direct Latin America.

Strengths Sources say that the group is "excellent in terms of knowledge and availability."

Work highlights Assisted FHB Inversora, of Grupo Murchison, with the acquisition of a majority stake in a port in Río Negro province.

Notable practitioners

Gustavo Torrasa is the key client contact.

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Bulló Abogados’ corporate practice serves a wide range of corporate and financial institutions and our corporate practice routinely works with the rest of Bulló Abogados’ practice areas to better serve our client’s needs.  Our corporate group regularly represents buyers, sellers, targets, and lenders in M&A transactions, foreign and national investors in connection with their acquisitions or dispositions of assets or equity interests, minority investors, and distressed investors in connection with distressed sales or purchases in Argentina.  We routinely advise our clients on most of their corporate needs, whether structuring a joint venture agreement, a shareholder agreement, a debt restructuring or spin-off, as well as leading audits, due diligence efforts in connection with M&A transactions, and post-merger integrations.

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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for International firm with a well-established local presence. Experienced advising clients from a wide number of industries, such as food and drink, media and agribusiness. Assists companies with a range of corporate transactions, including share purchase agreements and joint ventures.

Strengths A client reports that "the service provided is excellent, both in terms of the quality of the work, their dedication and involvement in the matters, as well as the interpersonal skills of the people we have worked with."

Work highlights Represented Glencore in the local aspects of its sale of a 51% stake in its oil product storage business to HNA Innovation Finance Group.

Notable practitioners

Luis María Ayarragaray is praised by a client for being "pragmatic, efficient, responsive and a hard worker." He advises on M&A deals for major investors and companies in sectors such as agribusiness.

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DLA Piper (Argentina) - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected department providing advice on a variety of corporate matters, including shareholder issues and due diligence procedures for asset purchases. Boasts a roster of notable international companies and is particularly recognised for its ability in foreign investment mandates.

Strengths Market sources praise the team for its "lateral thinking and creativity."

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Michael Rattagan "is an astute counsel" according to sources. He has a long-standing involvement the corporate arena and a particular niche in foreign investments. Clients highlight his communication skills and say that he is easy to work with.

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Corporate Law

  • Incorporation and registration of civil and commercial entities, setting up of branches and representative offices, incorporation of civil associations and foundations 
  • Corporate governance, performance of directors, managers and officers, shareholders' rights, shareholder agreements and voting trusts 
  • Mergers, spin-offs, dissolutions, liquidation and corporate reorganizations 
  • Book-keeping, drafting minutes and powers of attorney, registration of resolutions and amendments with the Public Registry of Commerce and preparation of annual reporting filings

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  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures 
  • Full legal due diligence 
  • Subscription, stock purchase and asset purchase agreements 
  • Transfer of businesses 
  • Shareholders' and non-compete agreements 
  • Structuring of complex M&A transactions 
  • Analysis of tax consequences, including tax free reorganizations 
  • Private equity

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Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact team regularly called upon to assist with M&A, divestitures and company incorporations. Represents both domestic companies and the local subsidiaries of multinationals, with notable involvement in deals emanating from the energy, manufacturing and logistics industries.

Strengths One client says: "Without a doubt Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer have our complete confidence," detailing that "they have demonstrated to us their commitment and high levels of responsibility," before adding: "Their service is practical and flexible and their response times are quick."

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Jorge Tützer is described as an "efficient, quick and business-oriented lawyer" by interviewees. His corporate practice is enhanced by his expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring.

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Tanoira Cassagne - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid practice with a specific emphasis on corporate finance and securities law. Experienced advising on corporate reorganisations involving purchases and disposals of equity interests. Team is well versed in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, industrial manufacturing and electronics.

Strengths A client comments: "They are dynamic, prepared and responsive; they don't just think in an academic or legal sense, but also in a commercial one, their legal advice analyses the context and impact on our company."

Work highlights Represented Saint-Gobain Argentina in the acquisition of a local competitor for approximately USD37 million.

Notable practitioners

Alejandro Ciero is described by market sources as a "friendly, relaxed" lawyer and a "good negotiator." He frequently acts for purchasers in distressed company buyouts across a variety of industries.

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Wiener Soto Caparrós - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Emerging practice with a track record representing international companies operating in Argentina. Handles a variety of corporate issues, such as M&A, incorporation of local subsidiaries and general commercial advice relating to distribution, licensing and sub-licensing agreements.

Strengths One client says: "We greatly appreciate that we can always reach out to any of the three name partners and receive prompt and well-considered responses. They know the law, can explain it in a comprehensive and practical manner in both English and Spanish and their work product is good. We have confidence in their advice and trust their approach to legal issues."

Work highlights Advised Coca-Cola Andina Argentina on the acquisition of shares in Alimentos de Soja.

Notable practitioners

Laurence Wiener and Mariela del Carmen Caparrós are the key client contacts.

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Senior Statesperson

Damián F Beccar Varela

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Damián Beccar Varela is a renowned figure in the market who has enjoyed an excellent career. Commentators say: "He has the knowledge of a professor and the abilities of a professional." He has significant experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as finance and capital markets work.

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Senior Statesperson

Estudio Rovira

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Alfredo Rovira of Estudio Rovira is a renowned figure in the market. In addition to his years of experience advising on corporate mandates such as incorporations, he is also well regarded for his role as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.

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Eminent Practitioner

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner Enrique Bruchou holds a prestigious position in the market. He has extensive experience advising local and international companies as well as multinational investment banks on major transactions. His corporate expertise is bolstered by his extensive knowledge of international capital markets.

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Eminent Practitioner

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "superb" Héctor Mairal is a highly experienced practitioner and a prominent figure in the legal market.His corporate know-how is supported by his celebrated expertise in administrative law and arbitration cases.   

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Band 1

Hope, Duggan & Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pre-eminent practitioner Juan Duggan receives praise from one client for "his knowledge and excellent level of service." Another interviewee notes that Duggan "has a a lot of experience, seniority, and strength in this area." He continues to represent companies from a wide array of industries in the acquisition and disposal of controlling and minority participations.

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Band 1

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Cristian Mitrani is praised by commentators for "his ability to work across areas in an effective and deep way, from transactions to due diligence, compliance and antitrust." The same source also says that "he has a tremendous vision and is an accomplished and wise international cross-border lawyer." Mitrani holds an esteemed position in the market as a result of his experience handling complex transactions.

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Band 2

Siro Pablo Astolfi

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Siro Pablo Astolfi returns to private practice and the rankings following a stint at Aerolíneas Argentinas where he served as excecutive vice president and member of the board. He has a distinguished track record advising national companies and foreign investors, including private equity groups, on various corporate mandates, including M&A and joint ventures.

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Band 2

Gustavo Boruchowicz

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Buenos Aires managing partner Gustavo Boruchowicz is an experienced transactional lawyer, skilled in handling complex mergers, acquisitions and private equity investments within the consumer goods, retail and banking industries. One client particularly values his supportive approach and his "dominant position in negotiations."

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Band 2

Santiago Carregal

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources say that chairman Santiago Carregal"has that tremendous balance between legal knowledge and commercial skills." Carregal's corporate prowess is supported by his market-leading finance practice. He is well positioned to handle high-value and complex transactions for international clients.

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Band 2

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Roberto Crouzel is well positioned to advise multinational companies from a variety of industries, such as renewable energy, banking and agriculture, on acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations. Market observers describe him as "a sophisticated lawyer," and say: "He is very good at what he does."

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Band 2

Santiago Daireaux

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Santiago Daireaux is experienced advising on both private equity and non-private equity M&A deals. He routinely represents both venture capital funds and private companies in a variety of corporate transactions and financings. Sources consider Daireaux "a very hands-on, constructive and detail-oriented person."

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Band 2

Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier Errecondo is praised by market commentators as being "a very intelligent lawyer" with a "practical business approach." His corporate expertise is supported by his market-leading banking and finance practice and significant know-how in private equity work. 

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Band 2

Gustavo E Garrido

Estudio Garrido Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Gustavo Garrido is an expert in corporate financing, M&A and venture capital. A client describes him as "a business-minded lawyer who is extremely valuable in negotiations," continuing that "Gustavo has a strong understanding of the commercial drivers of our business projects and drives negotiations to achieve our objectives."

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Band 2

Valeriano Guevara Lynch

Allende & Brea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Valeriano Guevara Lynch is complimented by clients for his committed and responsive approach. One interviewee says that "he is very experienced in this area and has a good approach to deal-making, he's not a lawyer who is just out for himself, he very much tries to get the most important things done." He continues to advise on M&A as well as on day-to-day corporate matters.

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Band 2

Guillermo Malm Green

Brons & Salas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-chair Guillermo Malm Green is praised by clients for "being experienced and well versed in M&A," with sources noting: "He has experience working with major companies and understands the legal context as well as the environmental restrictions in Argentina." He frequently represents companies from the agribusiness and natural resources sectors.

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Band 2

Alfredo Miguel O'Farrell

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Alfredo Miguel O'Farrell is highly experienced in both the corporate and competition aspects of M&A. As former managing partner of the firm, O'Farrell commands a great deal of respect with market sources describing him as "great" and "a humble gentleman" who is a pleasure to work with.

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Band 2

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Parise is endorsed by interviewees as "a very experienced and very international lawyer." Sources say: "He has an ability to communicate with clients, anticipate and explain issues and negotiate across the table; he is extra hands-on, and that contributes to his ability to deliver effectively." He regularly advises large multinationals on complex corporate finance work.

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Band 2

Rafael Salaberren Dupont

Salaberren & López-Sansón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner and head of department Rafael Salaberren Dupont is lauded by clients as "a very intelligent lawyer with a very broad view of the issues and challenges in the area." He regularly advises multinational corporations, as well as local clients, on cross-border transactions.

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Band 2

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Diego Salaverri is "one of the most important M&A lawyers in Argentina," according to one market commentator. Another notes that "he's clever and thoughtful. He does a lot of M&A and he knows what he's doing." He is extremely well versed in the full gamut of transactional corporate mandates, with noted involvement in the energy sector of late.

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Band 2

Pablo Viñals Blake

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pablo Viñals Blake's practice is highly focused on M&A with particular specialisation in cross-border transactions. He is extremely well-versed in advising  private equity and venture capital funds on their investments in Argentina.

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Band 3

A&F | Allende • Ferrante | Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise head of department Lisandro Allende of A&F | Allende • Ferrante | Abogados for being "perseverant in the search for the best possible solutions to our legal problems." He advises a diverse roster of corporate clients including companies from the media and energy industries. 

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Band 3

M & M Bomchil

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients report that Marcelo Bombau"demonstrates expertise and experience, gives very clear advice and explains issues well." Bombau's corporate and M&A practice encompasses a range of sectors including food and beverage. He is also particularly well versed in the media and entertainment industry. 

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Band 3

Roberto A. Fortunati

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Roberto Fortunati maintains a particular focus on corporate transactions in the mining sector. A client describes him as "very experienced, personally responsible and very helpful when negotiating," adding that "he's sensitive to our needs and goes above and beyond to make it happen."

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Band 3

Pablo García Morillo

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

One client praises Pablo García Morillo for being "not only an excellent professional from a technical standpoint, but also for his respectful disposition towards our business." He is experienced in advising clients on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions.

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Roberto Grané is a transactional lawyer with significant experience in energy deals. One interviewee says: "He is very accessible, very good at keeping an open mind and thinking outside the box," adding: "He was also strong in negotiating with the counter-party, arguing and sustaining our views well."

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Band 3

Mariano Florencio Grondona

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mariano Florencio Grondona is recognised by peers for his corporate practice and strong client list. His practice covers a variety of contracts and commercial agreements as well as corporate finance work. He advises companies from the telecommunications, technology and aviation industries.

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Band 3

Kahale Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Roxana Kahale of Kahale Abogados is praised by clients for her responsiveness and for "always thinking outside the box." She is best known for her corporate expertise in the TMT sector.

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Band 3

Diego S Krischcautzky

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Krischcautzky acts for clients from industries such as agribusiness, technology and consumer goods, on a range of transactional mandates, including M&A. Market commentators describe Krischcautzky as "very practical and efficient."

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Band 3

José Martínez de Hoz Jr

Martinez de Hoz & Rueda

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Martínez de Hoz Jr of Martinez de Hoz & Rueda is widely regarded as an "outstanding" oil and gas expert. He assists international companies within the energy sector and beyond with M&A, corporate restructuring and financing.

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Band 3

Juan Javier Negri

Negri & Pueyrredon Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Javier Negri is the managing partner of Negri & Pueyrredon Abogados. He is described as "a very active, very intelligent and very sophisticated lawyer" by a market insider. His practice focuses on corporate governance and M&A mandates.

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Band 3

Uriel F O'Farrell

Estudio O'Farrell

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Uriel O'Farrell is experienced in a variety of corporate and commercial mandates such as mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Market commentators say: "He is tremendous - very practical and a gentleman." His expertise in this area is complemented by his market-leading energy knowledge.

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Band 3

Jorge Luis Pérez Alati

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Luis Pérez Alati is head of the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice. He is experienced at handling a variety of domestic and cross-border corporate mandates, including private equity and non-private equity M&A, incorporations of local subsidiaries and shareholder disputes.

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Band 3

Javier Petrantonio

M & M Bomchil

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources commend Javier Petrantonio as "an open-minded, likeable and knowledgeable lawyer who combines both a substantial degree of business acumen with a deep understanding of which risks are worth taking for customers and which risks are best avoided." He is experienced in both domestic and cross-border deals.

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Band 3

Javier S Rodríguez Galli

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the energy and natural resources department Javier Rodríguez Galli"is a respected lawyer" according to sources. He is particularly experienced advising oil and gas companies on an array of corporate matters, including M&A.

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Band 3

Diego M Serrano Redonnet

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Serrano Redonnet is described as "a skilled technical lawyer and a very sharp guy" by one source, who adds that "he is super methodical, he does not miss a comma, and he is also super responsive." His capabilities in major corporate transactions are enhanced by his expertise in banking and finance.

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Band 3

Hope, Duggan & Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier Zapiola is particularly highlighted for his corporate tax knowledge. He is experienced in facilitating domestic and cross-border M&A deals for a diverse range of clients.

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Band 4

Juan Martín Allende

Allende & Brea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Martín Allende is commended by market commentators for his experience of corporate conflicts and negotiations. Peers value that he is "easy to work with." His general corporate experience is complemented by his natural resources expertise. 

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Band 4

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Tomás Arnaude is complimented by clients for his style of work. One interviewee says: "I really like working with Tomás because he argues and defends the legal position while being a commercial partner for us." He is experienced handling multi-jurisdictional deals in industries such as energy and food and drink.

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Band 4

Pablo A Artagaveytia

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pablo Artagaveytia regularly acts on corporate transaction, both domestic and cross-border, for companies from a variety of industry sectors. One client particularly appreciates that "he is confident in showing us options, helps to evaluate alternatives and is never too shy to give an opinion," adding that he is "concise and to the point."

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Band 4

Luis María Ayarragaray

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis María Ayarragaray is praised by a client for being "pragmatic, efficient, responsive and a hard worker." He advises on M&A deals for major investors and companies in sectors such as agribusiness.

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Band 4

McEwan, Roberts, Dominguez, Carassai

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Hernán Carassai of McEwan, Roberts, Dominguez, Carassai is recognised in the market for his broad corporate finance practice. Clients state: "He has a lot of knowledge and a great capacity for work."

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Band 4

Ricardo Castañeda

Estudio O'Farrell

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients enthuse that Ricardo Castañeda is "an astute, responsive, go-get-them kind of guy," and also praise him as "an excellent negotiator." He regularly represents shareholders and private equity funds in the acquisition and disposal of shares.

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Band 4

Tanoira Cassagne

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro Ciero is described by market sources as a "friendly, relaxed" lawyer and a "good negotiator." He frequently acts for purchasers in distressed company buyouts across a variety of industries.

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Band 4

Naldo Fabián Dasso

Nicholson y Cano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Naldo Fabián Dasso"is an experienced lawyer with great technical abilities and a practical approach when it comes to resolving the problems at hand," remarks one client. Dasso has significant experience advising on acquisitions of local Argentine companies. 

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Band 4

Gonzalez & Ferraro Mila

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources call Pablo Di Iorio of Gonzalez & Ferraro Mila "an excellent lawyer and a nice person who pushes to make the deal happen." He is skilled in corporate reorganisations and multi-jurisdictional M&A deals. He also represents clients in commercial litigation.

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Band 4

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Adolfo Durañona is praised by clients for his language skills and knowledge of contract law and provisions in the region. He is experienced assisting with acquisitions and divestitures, and routinely performs due diligence for local and cross-border transactions.

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Band 4

Fiorito, Murray & Díaz Cordero

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Tomás Fiorito of Fiorito, Murray & Díaz Cordero is an experienced corporate lawyer who continues to enjoy recognition from his peers. He is experienced in a range of corporate finance work, including M&A.

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Band 4

Nicholson y Cano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Fraguas is an experienced practitioner, advising on both transactions and general corporate and contractual work. She is particularly well-versed with corporate mandates in the insurance sector.

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Band 4

Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Saturnino Funes enters the rankings after impressing market sources, who describe him as "a skilled lawyer." He represents an enviable client base including companies and private equity funds in a range of M&A transactions.

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Band 4

Beretta Godoy

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Federico Godoy is praised by a market observer for his "detail-oriented" approach.He is well equipped to assist international clients with a variety of mandates, including M&A and corporate restructuring.

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Band 4

Lucas Granillo Ocampo

Estudio Garrido Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Lucas Granillo Ocampo is described by sources as "a very capable negotiator, calm, organised and very good at drafting documents perfectly and efficiently first time round." He frequently acts for energy companies and private equity funds on M&A deals. 

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Band 4

Laura Lavia Haidempergher

M & M Bomchil

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Laura Lavia Haidempergher is regarded as "a very intelligent and experienced lawyer" by market sources. She is very capable at representing major clients in cross-border transactions.

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Band 4

Mariano Luis Luchetti

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mariano Luis Luchetti is complimented by a client as being "a fantastic partner who has great connections in the Argentine market." The source adds that "he has great hard skills and soft skills - especially for negotiation - and he has helped us get through a lot of deadlocks." As well as an extensive general corporate practice, Luchetti has significant experience with transactions in the energy sector.

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Band 4

Julio Ricardo Martínez

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Julio Ricardo Martínez"brings a depth of experience and success to the table for both Argentine and international clients on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters," according to interviewees, who note that "his level of experience in M&A really shows when discussing complex legal contract issues."

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Band 4

DLA Piper (Argentina)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Martin Mittelman is considered "really great on international deals" by clients, who highlight his smooth management of transactions. He has significant experience representing foreign entities in multi-jurisdictional M&A.

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Band 4

Estanislao Hernán Olmos

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Estanislao Hernán Olmos assists companies and private equity groups with M&A and divestitures, often advising on related antitrust issues. One client describes him as "a fantastic M&A lawyer who is very hands-on, very involved and creative."

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Band 4

Nicholson y Cano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Nicolás Perkins' corporate practice is bolstered by his deep knowledge of the energy sector in Argentina. Clients describe him as "an attentive, professional and analytical lawyer with high availability and quick response times."

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Band 4

Michael R Rattagan

Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Michael Rattagan"is an astute counsel" according to sources. He has a long-standing involvement the corporate arena and a particular niche in foreign investments. Clients highlight his communication skills and say that he is easy to work with.

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Band 4

Hernán Slemenson

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Hernán Slemenson advises venture capital funds on investments, particularly in the  technology sector. A client praises him for the support he provides, saying: "He is very easy-going and available whenever I call him. He understands our needs and he has a way of explaining things that works for us."

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Band 4

Allende & Brea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Santiago Sturla's broad experience covers M&A, foreign investment and project finance. A client praises him for "his legal expertise and business-oriented attitude," adding that "he understands our values and always presents solutions that are tailor-made for us. He has an exceptional response time and besides that he is a charming and pleasant person to work with."

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Band 4

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients report that "it is a pleasure to work with" partner Aixa Sureda, adding that "she is very intelligent and dedicated."  She regularly advises major local and international companies on acquisitions and disposals, including all related due diligence.

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Band 4

Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Jorge Tützer is described as an "efficient, quick and business-oriented lawyer" by interviewees. His corporate practice is enhanced by his expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring.

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Band 4

Pablo Vergara del Carril

Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Pablo Vergara del Carril is touted as "a magnificent lawyer for corporate and M&A matters" by clients thanks to his "enormous experience in Argentina and abroad in matters of high complexity and his ability to devise imaginative but practical and accurate solutions and strategies."

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Up and Coming

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Ezequiel Artola is commended by interviewees for being "excellent in the contracts area and having a very broad perspective of the law in general." He is experienced assisting with both domestic and international deals in the energy, consumer goods and infrastructure sectors.

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Up and Coming

Brons & Salas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mariano Del Olmo acts on both international and domestic transactions. One client praises his responsiveness and adds: "What I like about him is that he is not afraid to be straight with you, he doesn't sweeten the pill. He is straightforward and will always help to find a solution to mitigate it." 

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Up and Coming

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Pablo Falabella is capable in both domestic and cross-border transactions, particularly those involving the US. Sources say: "He is very responsive, practical, likeable, easy to work with and proactive."

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Up and Coming

Martin Fernandez Dussaut

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming lawyer Martin Fernandez Dussaut often advises major energy companies on corporate matters. One source remarks that Dussaut "has a business-friendly approach and is easy to work with," while another highlights his "way of understanding an issue very quickly."

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Up and Coming

Barbara Veronica Ramperti

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Barbara Veronica Ramperti advises on M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. One source attests that "she has very good knowledge of the issues she handles - of the clients and of corporate matters," and adds that "I can contact her with a problem or conflict and she will understand and reply with very complete answers."

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Up and Coming

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Elena Sozzani advises on a number of transactional mandates, notably M&A. Market commentators single out her "sophisticated" approach when working on deals.

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Associates to watch

Juan Manuel Campos Alvarez

Salaberren & López-Sansón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Manuel Campos Alvarez is praised by clients for "having an astonishing capacity to process a lot of complex work with an impressive response time." He has significant experience advising on M&A deals in sectors such as technology and consumer goods.

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Associates to watch

Allende & Brea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Laura Kurlat is experienced assisting insurance companies and reinsurance brokers with general corporate and M&A matters. Clients highlight her collaborative approach to transactions.

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Associates to watch

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Eugenia Radaelli advises major global companies on the disposal, acquisition and organisation of assets. She is experienced working with clients in the financial sector. 

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