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Latin-America Guide

Banking & Finance — Argentina


Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Pre-eminent finance practice with a dominant market share of international securities placements involving Argentine issuers. Remains the law firm of choice for prestigious investment banks acting as initial purchasers and bookrunners on sovereign and corporate bond offerings, as well as equity issuances such as IPOs. Also offers particular prowess advising multinational lenders on syndicated credit facilities, particularly in relation to project finance. In addition, the team has notable activity assisting asset management companies with fund formation and acquisitions.

Strengths A client lauds: "In terms of execution capacity, knowledge of the law and being up to speed with the latest developments, the firm that shines in Argentina is still Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi. We find them to be extremely competent and very execution-minded. That's the kind of attitude I appreciate in lawyers." The same client highlights their front-running capital markets work, handling large IPOs.

Another client enthuses that "they are the top law firm in Argentina when it comes to banking and capital finance - mainly because of the human capital that they have in the team. Given that they are number one they are able to attract new talent and therefore have solid juniors, as well as partners who have been there a while and know what they are doing. That is their competitive advantage - they have the best group of lawyers in the country."

Work highlight Advised a consortium of multinational investment banks acting as joint bookrunners on a 100-year bond issuance by the Argentine Republic worth USD2.75 billion.

Notable practitioners

Chairman of the firm Enrique Bruchou remains a prominent figure in the Argentine banking and finance market. One market commentator remarks: "I would say that Enrique Bruchou is and continues to be an important name in this area." He is highly experienced assisting banks and companies with a variety of corporate finance deals.

Head of department Hugo Bruzone enjoys a stellar reputation in this practice area, with clients stating: "Hugo is very hands-on with every single deal, and he changes the way we think. He is efficient and creative." Another client adds that "he is a great guy, hard-working and capable." Bruzone is highly experienced handling the full spectrum of transactional mandates as well as regulatory banking issues.

Analía Battaglia is well recognised in the market for her activity advising banking syndicates on project financings. She is praised by clients who report: "She is the utmost professional. She is excellent and always at our disposition, no matter the time."

José María Bazán is praised for being "a really intelligent lawyer - very outspoken and super trustworthy. He is very strong at maintaining relationships with clients and is always present - when you hire him he is involved in every call and reviews every documents." Clients enthuse about his ability to handle complex finance deals.

Managing partner and founder Carlos Lombardi enjoys a solid reputation as counsel to key banking groups and other financial institutions, advising on structured and syndicated loans as well as regulatory issues. A market insider remarks that "he is a great lawyer."

Alejandro Perelsztein joins the rankings this year after receiving strong praise for his work in the capital markets sphere. One client comments: "Alejandro has a deep knowledge in this area, especially with IPOs. He is very efficient, dedicated and knowledgeable."

Up-and-coming individual Matías López Figueroa is described by a client as "the go-to lawyer" in Argentina for PPP initiatives, adding that "he has proven to be an excellent partner, very focused and reliable. He has excellent attention to detail."

Associate-to-watch Pablo Schreiber is highlighted by clients for his work in securities offerings. One interviewee states: "He is great to work with and clearly knows what he is doing."

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Since its inception BFM&L has been a leading legal firm for local and international public offerings of securities, and it has contributed to the development of regulations designed to align the local market with international practices.

The Firm has acted as underwriters’ counsel in more international debt security issuances than any other Argentine legal firm. In such respect, we have contributed to the introduction to the Argentine market of all international capital market products, including bonds, debt securities of all types and equity offerings.

Due to its reputation and experience our Firm has been required to participate in the drafting and implementation of several important regulations issued both by the Argentine Securities Commission and by the Republic of Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA).

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Beccar Varela - Banking & Finance Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected practice assisting noteworthy domestic and international banking clients with an array of transactional mandates, such as syndicated corporate and project finance, bank M&A and debt restructuring. Also adept at advising corporate issuers on securities offerings, including IPOs and bond issuances. In addition, the team advises multinational investment banks and asset management groups on central bank regulations. CAF Banco de Desarrollo de Latinoamérica is a new client win.

Strengths One client notes: "What I like about them is that we work chiefly with the same partners - so they know us and our standards. But because each transaction is unique, you never know what kinds of issues you might need to address, and Beccar Varela is the type of firm that has a specialist in all areas."

Work highlight Acted as Argentine counsel to Despegar on its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering raised USD382 million.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Roberto Fortunati is praised by a client, who says: "We always feel comfortable receiving his advice. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to when we have a concern - he really helps you see the big picture." Fortunati enjoys a broad practice and regularly assists corporate and banking clients with project finance mandates.

Roberto Crouzel is well recognised by the market for his work in this practice area. A client is quick to highlight that Crouzel "is a very good lawyer who has a lot of experience and great people skills, which is very important."

Practice co-head Javier Magnasco is praised by a client for "always providing us with a highly professional service, supported by his great experience handling banking and financing matters in general, which is a great added value."

Co-head of department Pablo José Torretta routinely advises on bilateral and syndicated credit facilities. His clients include a number of multilateral lenders and important corporate borrowers.

About the Team (content provided by Beccar Varela)

As a full-service law firm (covering almost all practice areas, including white collar and corporate crime), we at Beccar Varela are able to provide professional legal advice to our clients on all banking and financial law matters. Our team has vast experience in providing comprehensive advice on public and/or private financing, loans, exchange regulations, imports and exports, securities, portfolio securitization, trusts, among others. We collaborate with foreign legal firms in public offerings (IPOs), ADRs issuances and debt securities through Regulation S and Rule 144A.

Our clients appreciate our natural understanding of their industry, which is based not only on our knowledge of the market but also on our members’ working experiences in the most important banks of Argentina.

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DLA Piper (Argentina) - Banking & Finance Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic finance boutique with a potent capital markets practice. Offers niche expertise advising a host of Argentine provinces on sizeable local and international bond offerings. Aside from sovereign and sub-sovereign debt work, the team also assists companies with note issuances often to finance energy projects, as well as on corporate loans. Lawyers possess noted expertise in foreign jurisdictions, including the United States and Brazil.

Strengths One client appreciates the firm for its "availability - whatever the time, the partners and the rest of the team are always available on the phone," before pointing out: "They work collaboratively and closely with us."

Work highlight Advised the Province of Buenos Aires on three international bond offerings, worth USD1.5 billion, USD950 million and USD580 million respectively.

Notable practitioners

Marcelo Etchebarne receives enthusiastic praise from clients, who describe him as "a super dynamic person, a great lawyer and extremely commercially minded. He is experienced in handling a variety of transactions and is very good advising on complex deals, putting the pieces together. He is very well known and adds a layer of credibility."

Alejandro Ezequiel Noblía is well recognised by sources for his work in this practice area, with one interviewee commenting that "he is a very good lawyer, very good." Noblía focuses his practice on structured finance and financial trusts.

Up-and-coming individual Justo Segura is lauded by a client who states: "Justo is a great professional. He is detail-oriented, dedicated and works well in a team. We are very comfortable working with him." Segura is experienced advising on public debt issuances.

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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal - Banking & Finance Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Corporate powerhouse with a strong banking and finance practice. Experienced representing corporate borrowers and issuers, as well as investment banks and multilateral lenders in an array of finance deals. Broad expertise covers structured and syndicated corporate and project finance, bank M&A as well as a plethora of regulatory banking mandates. Recent activity includes advising major corporate issuers on IPOs, as well as multinational banks on debt offerings. Finance practice is supported by the firm's strong tax department.

Strengths A client enthuses: "It's a great standard of work and Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal is a very important firm. For us, it's obvious that they have a lot of expertise handling M&A for banks and we are working with a partner who has a lot of experience and exposure to these kinds of matters." Clients also comment on the firm's in-depth knowledge of banking regulations.

Work highlight Advised Loma Negra on a global IPO worth over USD1.09 billion.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner and head of department Santiago Carregal is a prestigious figure in the market, with interviewees describing him as "excellent" and "outstanding." Clients enthuse about his expertise, with one interviewee commenting: "He is a point of reference in the firm - he has always been close to our business and is a very important lawyer. I choose to speak with him about our most high-profile matters."

Roberto Silva Jr is praised by clients who comment: "Roberto is an excellent professional, not just in banking and finance - he knows so much about the law in general. His advice is very complete and first-hand." Another satisfied client adds: "I like to work with Roberto because he is knowledgeable, responsive and always very helpful." Silva is well known in the market for expertise in financial trusts. He also specialises in securities.

Gabriel Matarasso receives enthusiastic commentary from clients, who appreciate his deal-oriented approach. One client specifies: "He has a good profile for this kind of work as he facilitates a deal. He is a very experienced lawyer, solid, critical and practical." His recent work highlights include advising a consortium of banks on a USD750 million credit agreement with Cablevisión Holding.

Banking regulation expert Cecilia Mairal is skilled in handling complex and sensitive compliance and financing work for domestic and international banks, as well as related contentious matters. An interviewee comments: "Her clients love her, she is a very trusted lawyer to banking clients."

Juan Diehl Moreno frequently counsels banks and private financial institutions on a variety of matters. Clients are full of praise for his work, stating: "He is very proficient and proactive at providing in-depth insight and finding solutions to our regulatory needs."

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

Marval is consistently involved in the biggest, most complex and most innovative banking and finance transactions in Argentina, including cross-border deals.

We have an unmatched range of banking and finance expertise; we are equally strong in matters ranging from complex structured finance, project finance, capital markets transactions and banking M&A to loans, foreign exchange and regulatory matters, including administrative regulatory proceedings at the CNV, the Consumer Protection Board and the Central Bank and highly complex banking litigation.

Our office in New York enables us to provide unrivalled support to clients on New York listings and issuances involving the US.

Our banking and finance practice covers a wide range of matters including:

  • Secured and unsecured credit facilities
  • Sovereign and sub-sovereign credit
  • Trade finance.
  • Pre-export financing
  • Leasing transactions
  • Trusts
  • Real estate and agribusiness financing
  • Government financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions, asset transfer and acquisition finance
  • Bank and corporate debtor restructurings
  • Bank regulatory matters
  • Exchange controls.
  • Central Bank proceedings
  • Legal due diligence
  • Portfolio acquisition

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Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded practice group with a particularly impressive capital markets offering. Strong team of seasoned professionals routinely represents multinational investment banks and asset management firms in major debt and equity offerings, such as IPOs and secondary offerings, as well as corporate and sovereign debt issuances. Team also assists major corporate issuers in the energy sector. Additionally advises lenders and borrowers in the energy industry on syndicated credit facilities, with particular know-how in pre-export financing.

Strengths A client is quick to highlight that "they are outstanding, the leading capital markets firm domestically. I think the most important competitive advantage they have is their team of solid partners - you get the same level of high-quality service with each partner. What makes a law firm are its lawyers, and in their case, they are of a high quality."

Work highlight Advised joint bookrunners Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on a primary follow-on offering of shares in Banco Macri worth USD766 million.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed lawyer Roberto Lizondo maintains a leading position in the banking and finance market. Lizondo is appreciated by clients, who comment that "he has a clear expertise in capital markets transactions. He is efficient, transactional and has a deep knowledge of the local and international capital markets." Another client adds: "He is excellent, very knowledgeable, responsive and easy to get in touch with. He also doesn't over-delegate to juniors."

Founding partner Diego Salaverri is lauded by clients and peers alike. One interviewee comments: "Salaverri is one of the best securities lawyers in Argentina." Another source confirms: "He is excellent, brilliant." Salaverri has a versatile practice specialising in capital markets and M&A, often involving publicly listed companies. He is well known for his recent work representing Pampa Energía on its financing transactions.

Tomás Arnaude frequently represents both lenders and borrowers in corporate financing matters. Arnaude is well recognised by the market for his developing practice in this arena. Clients praise him for being "available at any time and ready to give alternatives, in real time."

Up-and-coming individual Martin Fernandez Dussaut is described by a client as "excellent" and "creative." The same client adds: "He finds alternative solutions for special situations." He often assists companies with corporate borrowing mandates.

Up-and-coming individual Victoria Hitce receives enthusiastic praise from clients, with one specifying: "I think she is really brilliant. She is creative, really hands-on and also very executive in the transactions. She has deep capital markets and corporate knowledge."

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Allende & Brea - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm adept at assisting multinational Latin American and European banks with regulatory mandates, as well as other financial services groups such as international credit card companies. Additionally advises corporate borrowers on various finance deals. Team also has a developing practice counselling companies and other entities involved in the fintech sector.

Strengths An interviewee states: "They maintain a very good performance and level of dedication and are very close to the client. I would also highlight the permanent involvement of partners."

Work highlights Advised Banco Industrial on the acquisition of a majority participation in the private financial trust of Frávega.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Carlos María Melhem has a varied practice in this arena, regularly advising fintech companies, as well as assisting banks and credit card providers with an array of regulatory mandates. Clients express their satisfaction with the service provided by Melhem, calling him "fantastic."

Jorge Mayora is praised by a client as being "super professional and very dedicated. He is assured, knowledgeable and prepared. His drafting is impeccable and we have been very successful working with him." Mayora frequently advises financial entities on lending transactions.

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Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic finance boutique with a particularly strong offering in debt securities, but also well equipped to handle equity capital markets work, including local and international placements. Regularly advises multinational financial institutions acting as underwriters, as well as major corporate clients from a range of industry sectors, notably telecommunications, acting as issuers.

Strengths A client is quick to point out: "They are a firm worth mentioning - they have a strong presence in the capital markets. They are making important efforts and have good people. It's a very competent team of good lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Javier Errecondo is well recognised for his debt capital markets and private equity work, advising leading financial institutions. A client reports that "he is more like an investor than a lawyer - he has the mindset of an investor and is very deal-oriented." Another client adds that "he is very capable, creative and good to work with."

Baruki González focuses his practice on advising hedge funds and private equity lenders. An interviewee comments that "he is a great and knowledgeable lawyer." González is also well recognised for his work advising on finance deals in the telecommunications sphere.

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M & M Bomchil - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid banking and finance practice noted for assisting corporate clients with a variety of financing matters, including domestic and international issuances of debt. Also skilled in negotiating bilateral and syndicated loan agreements on behalf of investment banks and corporate borrowers. Team has particular experience in project finance as well as pre-export facility agreements.

Strengths One client lauds that the firm "is extremely thorough and very responsive. They produce a high-quality product and always make themselves available and adjust to the needs of the transactions. Their turnaround and speed of response is incredibly fast."

Work highlight Counselled PSA Finance Argentina Compañía Financiera on an issuance of notes.

Notable practitioners

Fermin Caride has a broad practice advising on corporate financing matters. Caride's work is well appreciated by clients, one of whom highlights "the way he conducts business - he is always available and very committed to the relationship we have, it feels long-term. He is also skilled in drafting documents."

Associate-to-watch Victoria Funes has a flourishing finance practice. She routinely assists a variety of clients with local and international bond offerings.

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

Our practice is organized into three main areas:
Financial Services
We have broad experience in the design and implementation of complex structured financing and project finance, having handled transactions in Argentina and abroad.
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We have handled capital and debt issues in Argentina and abroad, corporate reorganization procedures through capital markets (including stock market launch (IPO), company mergers and de-mergers) and in public share swap offers and minority investor by-outs.  Our role includes initial advice at the design stage of a transaction, the negotiation of commercial terms and conditions and filings before the competent regulatory bodies.
Regulatory Advice
We provide regulatory advice connected with banking, exchange rate and capital market regulations, and defending clients in summary proceedings by the Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina, the National Securities Commission and various markets.

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Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Esteemed full-service firm with a solid banking and finance practice. Well placed to represent multinational financial institutions and local banking groups, as well as corporate borrowers and issuers. Acts for underwriters on international equity and debt placements. Equally adept at advising both lenders and borrowers on syndicated credit facilities.

Strengths One client highlights: "They are a really good firm with a particular strength in capital markets. They produce very high-quality work and are reliable."

Work highlight Represented Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, HSBC, Bradesco, Itaú and Banco Patagonia, as joint bookrunners, global co-ordinators and local placement agents, in Loma Negra's IPO.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Diego Serrano Redonnet continues to be regarded by market sources as a leading practitioner in the banking and finance sphere. A client enthuses that "there is no limit to the great things I could say about him. He is well versed in every aspect of Argentine law. He is incredibly intelligent and always on top of everything." Another client adds that "he is a very noteworthy lawyer and very well known in capital markets - he is a reference."

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Tanoira Cassagne Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-recognised boutique practice experienced in counselling significant multinational investment banks acting as arrangers and placement agents in international debt offerings. Also advises local banking groups on bond issuances and corporate issuers on IPOs. Team is additionally active advising lenders and borrowers on cross-border syndicated loans to finance projects.

Strengths A client is quick to point out that "Tanoira Cassagne is always on the list for us. They are great for capital markets work. I have been very satisfied with the service, the level of attention they bring and their technical capabilities."

Work highlight Represented Citibank in the financing of a renewable energy project for Total Eren, worth USD167 million.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Alexia Rosenthal is highly praised by her clients, one of whom comments that "Alexia is an excellent professional with a deep knowledge of banking regulations. I would say she is a constant support. When I message her, she replies straight away. She has a great, calm manner and knows how to get things done - this is a plus."

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Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados - Banking & Finance 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 thriving debt securities practice. Well equipped to advise on public offerings, routinely representing multinational lead arrangers, underwriters and brokers in corporate and sub-sovereign bond issuances. Also advises on securitisations and assists international banks with credit facilities granted to Argentine corporate borrowers, particularly in the energy sector. KfW IPEX-Bank is a new client this year.

Strengths A client comments: "I have very positive things to say about them, they are awesome lawyers. They were very effective managing through some tough issues quickly and were very supportive in helping us meet our deadlines. They became an extension of our team and that is something I really value. Sometimes only a boutique can do that."

Work highlight Advised Banco de la Provincia Córdoba and the Province of Córdoba on an international issuance of notes worth USD510 million.

Notable practitioners

Clients comment that co-head of department Marcelo Rafael Tavarone "is very good, very senior and really knows his stuff. When we engage him he is totally committed, very flexible and helps us to find the best deals." He has in-depth expertise in a variety of finance deals, particularly corporate and sub-sovereign debt offerings, securitisations and loans to finance projects.

Julieta De Ruggiero frequently advises banking clients on debt securities offerings. She also advises on regulatory banking issues. Recently Ruggiero was the lead lawyer advising HSBC Bank Argentina as the placement agent on the issuance of notes worth an aggregate amount of USD202 million.

Federico Salim is well regarded by clients and peers alike for his corporate finance practice. One interviewee points out: "Salim is someone who comes across with a lot of credibility, and he is equally a pleasure to work with, as counsel or on the other side."

Up-and-coming individual Juan Pablo Bove has a flourishing finance practice and is experienced representing a variety of entities issuing debt. He co-led on the Province of Córdoba's USD510 million note issuance. Market sources comment that "he is a very good lawyer."

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Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected banking and finance practice particularly active in the capital markets space. Well equipped to advise important local banking groups and companies on securities offerings, particularly corporate debt issuances on the Argentine stock exchange. Team also assists clients with securitisations and cross-border syndicated loans.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the firm, with one source commenting: "I consider the service to be excellent. The firm boasts professionals of a high standard who are capable and knowledgeable in a variety of areas and who bring new ideas to meet our demands."

Work highlight Counselled Banco Hipotecario on an issuance of notes worth an aggregate amount of USD360 million.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Carolina Zang receives enthusiastic comments from clients, with one interviewee lauding that "Carolina is our go-to lawyer, our closest adviser. She is very well placed to advise on any capital markets issues and is very eloquent when voicing her opinions and advice. I would highlight her passion for the law and for the client, as well as the way she empowers her associates."

Associate-to-watch Francisco Bereciartúa is well known to clients, who praise his capital markets knowledge. One client enthuses that "Francisco is excellent and has a great future; he has great technical knowledge and capacity for work. He makes deals go forward and provides a great service to the client."

About the Team (content provided by Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados)

Capital Markets, Banking & Finance: The firm provides legal assistance in all aspects of domestic and international capital markets transactions, acting on behalf of the bank or the issuer. The firm represents one third of the most active and representative Argentinean issuers listed in the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and foreign exchanges such as the NYSE, NASDAQ, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Bovespa. ZBV offers legal advice on a range of traditional banking and financial matters, including investment fund, stock options, derivatives, private banking and wealth planning, cross border transactions, different types of credit facilities and securitization.
The firm also counsels clients on day-to-day regular loan transactions, as well as banking and regulatory matters, compliance with public offering and reporting requirements, and anti-money-laundering legislation. The department furthermore specializes in debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds and private equity and venture capital transactions.

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Bulló Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted practice with an established foothold in the local market. Advises the Argentine subsidiaries of multinational banks on loans to corporate borrowers, fund formation and other regulatory banking mandates. Also assists with day-to-day corporate governance and tax matters.

Strengths Sources appreciate the firm's client service, with one interviewee stating: "If I have an issue on a Friday afternoon and I ask the firm to handle it, they will be in touch over the weekend and by Monday I have the answer. The firm works for me 24/7, 365 days per year and that's why I continue to hire them."

Work highlight Advised HSBC Bank Argentina on the formation of a closed-end investment fund.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Gustavo Javier Torassa has a long-standing track record in the Argentine banking industry. He regularly advises the local subsidiaries of international banking groups on loans to corporate lenders, fund formation and tax matters.

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Our broad-based Banking & Finance practice advises corporate borrowers and financial institutions on their most significant financing transactions in Argentina.  We routinely advise one of the world’s largest financial institutions, HSBC Bank, with respect to their local banking regulations and matters concerning their day-to-day business.  Bulló Abogados also represents lenders, underwriters, issuers and borrowers on their most sophisticated and complex financing, debt and equity transactions, including asset-backed securities, syndicated loans, debt restructurings and recapitalization transactions.

Bulló Abogados is best known in the market for its banking and finance capabilities in:

  • Banking regulations: the department regularly advises banks and financial companies in the legal and regulatory framework to act in the financial market.  The advisory includes the regulation issued by the Central Bank of Argentina and the Anti-Money Laundering Agency.
  • Capital Markets: the department has been actively involved in the capital markets.  The department has a strong experience in listing and delisting companies in the stock exchange market, issuing of private bonds or any kind of public offering issuance.
  • Loans & Credits: we advise our clients in financial and management trusts as well as in financial issues, such as syndicated loans and warranties, and restructuring of loans.

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Cerolini & Ferrari Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable boutique with a notable finance and regulatory banking focus, and a solid capital markets offering. Advises important local lenders on securitisations of loan portfolios and trust structures. Also assists the local subsidiaries of multinational financial institutions with regulatory capital markets work.

Strengths A client finds the service to be "excellent - due to the professional quality of their work, as well as the availability of the partners to personally attend the matters, their flexibility and dynamism."

Work highlight Counselled lender Credishopp, as well as the underwriters and placement agents, on the securitisation of a loan portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Agustín Cerolini is appreciated by clients, who highlight his technical skills and insight in capital markets and financial compliance. One interviewee enthuses that "he is knowledgeable, efficient and a skilled negotiator."

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In Cerolini & Ferrari Abogados we are driven by our passion for our professional practice and a permanent aspiration for excellence, committed to our clients and to providing solutions to their needs. 

Our Banking & Finance practice covers a wide range of matters including:

  • Bilateral and syndicated credit facilities. Securities. SMEs Financing.
  • Import financing. Pre-export financing.
  • Public and private trusts. Guarantee and administrative trusts.
  • Real estate and agri-business financing.
  • Sovereign debt and public sector financing (national, provincial and municipal).
  • Mergers and acquisitions. Transfer of goodwill. Financing and issuing of securities.
  • Debt restructuring.
  • Regulatory framework.
  • Exchange control. FX proceedings filed by the Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina.
  • Proceedings initiated by the Financial Information Unit (FIU).
  • Due Diligence.
  • Portfolio acquisition.
  • Leasing.

Our priority is understanding our clients’ business activities in order to assist them in creating value for their companies, even in case of conflict. To such end, our partners have sound professional experience, acquired in local and international leading law firms and major companies.

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Martinez de Hoz & Rueda - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Newly established practice which enters the rankings this year. Practitioners boast a strong track in corporate and project financings in the oil and gas industry in Argentina. Experienced advising both financial institutions and major companies on syndicated credit facilities and project bond offerings.

Strengths A client remarks that "they are a new player on the ground. The team is very competent and easy to work with."

Work highlight Counselled BCP Securities and Banco Santander, as dealer managers and local placement agents, for the Province of Jujuy's debut issuance of international green bonds worth USD210 million, to co-finance a solar farm complex.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Pablo Martín Lepiane joins the rankings for the first time following praise from the market for his growing expertise in this area. One interviewee remarks: "I have a lot of respect for him, he is good, very good."

Co-head of department José Martínez de Hoz (n) is praised by a client as being "amazing. I would highlight the depth of knowledge he has and that he is very easy to work with." He focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border lending particularly in relation to energy projects.

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Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known firm skilled in advising corporate clients and multilaterals on a variety of financing mandates. Frequently assists major corporate borrowers with cross-border term loans and pledge agreements. Also represents international development banks in the granting of credit facilities to local commercial banks.

Strengths "They really work with us as a partner and maintain close contact with us. They are open to discuss the latest issues and remain proactive" reports one client.

Work highlight Acted on behalf of Ternium on the execution of a syndicated loan facility of USD1.5 billion.

Notable practitioners

Julio Ricardo Martínez frequently advises development banks on loans to Argentine banks and companies. An interviewee enthuses that "he is very good at managing the relationship with a client and is very commercially minded."

Head of department Diego Parise is praised by clients for his broad practice, managing corporate financing and M&A matters. Market commentators recognise his standing in the market, with one interviewee describing him as "a very good lawyer."

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The firm advises financial institutions and corporate clients on a wide array of banking and finance matters. Firm’ professionals have substantial expertise in handling cross-border acquisition financing transactions, and have acted as international lead counsel in connection with various syndicated loan agreements for cross-border transactions. Our firm represents international players and middle-size companies in structuring and implementing public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, exchange offers and “going private” transactions; our practice also handles derivatives, structure finance and securitization transactions, and supports clients on foreign exchange regulations.

Corporate Finance: Our firm has a preeminent corporate finance practice and significant experience in large corporate finance transactions.

Capital Markets: Our securities practice covers capital markets transactions and securities regulatory issues. We provide structuring, timing and tax planning advice in connection with initial equity and debt offerings, private placements and other market activity.

Financial Institutions: the firm provides regulatory advice to domestic and foreign financial institutions, broker-dealers and traders on securities and banking transactions.

Foreign exchange regulations: our Banking & Finance practice provides practical, commercial and strategic advice to both corporate clientes and financial institutions on compliance with Central Bank regulations.

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Nicholson y Cano Abogados - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm with a solid banking and finance practice. Particularly active representing important national companies issuing bonds in the local market. Also advises development banks on a range of secured and unsecured loans to corporations. Team is active in asset and project finance mandates.

Strengths A client comments that "the partners give us comprehensive and personal advice. They don't just do what we ask, but go beyond."

Work highlight Counselled San Miguel on the issuance of shares in Argentina, worth approximately USD46 million.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Carlos Marcelo Villegas receives enthusiastic comments from clients, who point out that "he is very senior with a deep knowledge of the market, he's not just technical or academic." Villegas is praised by market sources for his varied practice, with expertise in project and trade finance.

Co-head of department Mario Oscar Kenny is experienced in the field of structured finance, including financial trusts and secured lending. Kenny also serves as an adviser to the Buenos Aires stock exchange.

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

The Banking and Capital Markets team advices in complex structured finance transactions, capital markets, project finance, loans, banking, M&A, restructuring, foreign exchange and regulatory matters, including administrative regulatory proceedings at the National Securities Commission, Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and the Superintendence of Insurance. In addition, NYC counsels clients on IPOs and other securitizations.

The services provided include, the following:

  • Secured and unsecured financing and credit lines.
  • Sovereign and sub-sovereign debt.
  • Multilateral and export agencies financing.
  • Commercial financing.
  • Leasing and other asset based financings.
  • Structured financing.
  • Project finance.
  • Leveraged buyouts and acquisition financing.
  • Negotiation of loans and debt restructuring.
  • Real estate financing.
  • Securitizations and guarantee trusts.
  • Private equity, mutual, pension, investment and direct investment funds.
  • Restructuring.
  • Syndicated loans.



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Estudio O'Farrell - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm with a respected corporate finance practice. Well known in the market for counselling corporate issuers, primarily YPF, on a series of local bond offerings. Areas of expertise include derivatives and regulatory compliance as well as asset and project finance mandates.

Strengths One client enthuses: "I think they are excellent - very thoughtful and proactive. They are always on their front foot making sure things get done quickly. I have glowing remarks for them."

Work highlight Advised John Deere Credit Compañía Financiera on several note issuances on the Buenos Aires stock exchange.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Sebastián Luegmayer is praised by clients for his knowledge of derivatives and experience in bond offerings. One interviewee states: "He is very attentive, responsive and aware of different stakeholders' concerns."

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Eminent Practitioner

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Chairman of the firm Enrique Bruchou remains a prominent figure in the Argentine banking and finance market. One market commentator remarks: "I would say that Enrique Bruchou is and continues to be an important name in this area." He is highly experienced assisting banks and companies with a variety of corporate finance deals. 

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Band 1

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Hugo Bruzone enjoys a stellar reputation in this practice area, with clients stating: "Hugo is very hands-on with every single deal, and he changes the way we think. He is efficient and creative." Another client adds that "he is a great guy, hard-working and capable." Bruzone is highly experienced handling the full spectrum of transactional mandates as well as regulatory banking issues.

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Band 1

Santiago Carregal

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner and head of department Santiago Carregal is a prestigious figure in the market, with interviewees describing him as "excellent" and "outstanding." Clients enthuse about his expertise, with one interviewee commenting: "He is a point of reference in the firm - he has always been close to our business and is a very important lawyer. I choose to speak with him about our most high-profile matters."

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Band 1

Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Javier Errecondo is well recognised for his debt capital markets and private equity work, advising leading financial institutions. A client reports that "he is more like an investor than a lawyer - he has the mindset of an investor and is very deal-oriented." Another client adds that "he is very capable, creative and good to work with."

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Band 1

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed lawyer Roberto Lizondo maintains a leading position in the banking and finance market. Lizondo is appreciated by clients, who comment that "he has a clear expertise in capital markets transactions. He is efficient, transactional and has a deep knowledge of the local and international capital markets." Another client adds: "He is excellent, very knowledgeable, responsive and easy to get in touch with. He also doesn't over-delegate to juniors."

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Band 1

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Diego Salaverri is lauded by clients and peers alike. One interviewee comments: "Salaverri is one of the best securities lawyers in Argentina." Another source confirms: "He is excellent, brilliant." Salaverri has a versatile practice specialising in capital markets and M&A, often involving publicly listed companies. He is well known for his recent work representing Pampa Energía on its financing transactions.

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Band 1

Diego M Serrano Redonnet

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Diego Serrano Redonnet continues to be regarded by market sources as a leading practitioner in the banking and finance sphere. A client enthuses that "there is no limit to the great things I could say about him. He is well versed in every aspect of Argentine law. He is incredibly intelligent and always on top of everything." Another client adds that "he is a very noteworthy lawyer and very well known in capital markets - he is a reference."

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Band 1

Roberto E Silva Jr

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Roberto Silva Jr is praised by clients who comment: "Roberto is an excellent professional, not just in banking and finance - he knows so much about the law in general. His advice is very complete and first-hand." Another satisfied client adds: "I like to work with Roberto because he is knowledgeable, responsive and always very helpful." Silva is well known in the market for expertise in financial trusts. He also specialises in securities.

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Band 2

Marcelo Etchebarne

DLA Piper (Argentina)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marcelo Etchebarne receives enthusiastic praise from clients, who describe him as "a super dynamic person, a great lawyer and extremely commercially minded. He is experienced in handling a variety of transactions and is very good advising on complex deals, putting the pieces together. He is very well known and adds a layer of credibility."

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Band 2

Gabriel Matarasso

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gabriel Matarasso receives enthusiastic commentary from clients, who appreciate his deal-oriented approach. One client specifies: "He has a good profile for this kind of work as he facilitates a deal. He is a very experienced lawyer, solid, critical and practical." His recent work highlights include advising a consortium of banks on a USD750 million credit agreement with Cablevisión Holding.

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Band 2

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Alexia Rosenthal is highly praised by her clients, one of whom comments that "Alexia is an excellent professional with a deep knowledge of banking regulations. I would say she is a constant support. When I message her, she replies straight away. She has a great, calm manner and knows how to get things done - this is a plus."

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Band 2

Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Carolina Zang receives enthusiastic comments from clients, with one interviewee lauding that "Carolina is our go-to lawyer, our closest adviser. She is very well placed to advise on any capital markets issues and is very eloquent when voicing her opinions and advice. I would highlight her passion for the law and for the client, as well as the way she empowers her associates." 

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Band 3

Analía Battaglia

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Analía Battaglia is well recognised in the market for her activity advising banking syndicates on project financings. She is praised by clients who report: "She is the utmost professional. She is excellent and always at our disposition, no matter the time."

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Band 3

José María Bazán

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José María Bazán is praised for being "a really intelligent lawyer - very outspoken and super trustworthy. He is very strong at maintaining relationships with clients and is always present - when you hire him he is involved in every call and reviews every documents." Clients enthuse about his ability to handle complex finance deals.

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Band 3

McEwan, Roberts, Dominguez, Carassai

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Hernán Carassai of McEwan, Roberts, Dominguez, Carassai is highlighted by clients for his capital markets and corporate financing expertise, with one client calling him "highly regarded in the market, he knows what he's talking about."

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Band 3

M & M Bomchil

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fermin Caride has a broad practice advising on corporate financing matters. Caride's work is well appreciated by clients, one of whom highlights "the way he conducts business - he is always available and very committed to the relationship we have, it feels long-term. He is also skilled in drafting documents."

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Band 3

Roberto A. Fortunati

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Roberto Fortunati is praised by a client, who says: "We always feel comfortable receiving his advice. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to when we have a concern - he really helps you see the big picture." Fortunati enjoys a broad practice and regularly assists corporate and banking clients with project finance mandates.

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Band 3

Carlos E Lombardi

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner and founder Carlos Lombardi enjoys a solid reputation as counsel to key banking groups and other financial institutions, advising on structured and syndicated loans as well as regulatory issues. A market insider remarks that "he is a great lawyer."

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Band 3

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Banking regulation expert Cecilia Mairal is skilled in handling complex and sensitive compliance and financing work for domestic and international banks, as well as related contentious matters. An interviewee comments: "Her clients love her, she is a very trusted lawyer to banking clients."

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Band 3

Carlos María Melhem

Allende & Brea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Carlos María Melhem has a varied practice in this arena, regularly advising fintech companies, as well as assisting banks and credit card providers with an array of regulatory mandates. Clients express their satisfaction with the service provided by Melhem, calling him "fantastic."

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Band 3

Marcelo Rafael Tavarone

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients comment that co-head of department Marcelo Rafael Tavarone"is very good, very senior and really knows his stuff. When we engage him he is totally committed, very flexible and helps us to find the best deals." He has in-depth expertise in a variety of finance deals, particularly corporate and sub-sovereign debt offerings, securitisations and loans to finance projects.

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Band 3

Carlos Marcelo Villegas

Nicholson y Cano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Carlos Marcelo Villegas receives enthusiastic comments from clients, who point out that "he is very senior with a deep knowledge of the market, he's not just technical or academic." Villegas is praised by market sources for his varied practice, with expertise in project and trade finance.

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Band 4

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Tomás Arnaude frequently represents both lenders and borrowers in corporate financing matters. Arnaude is well recognised by the market for his developing practice in this arena. Clients praise him for being "available at any time and ready to give alternatives, in real time."

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Band 4

Agustín Cerolini

Cerolini & Ferrari Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Agustín Cerolini is appreciated by clients, who highlight his technical skills and insight in capital markets and financial compliance. One interviewee enthuses that "he is knowledgeable, efficient and a skilled negotiator."

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Band 4

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Roberto Crouzel is well recognised by the market for his work in this practice area. A client is quick to highlight that Crouzel "is a very good lawyer who has a lot of experience and great people skills, which is very important."

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Band 4

Julieta De Ruggiero

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Julieta De Ruggiero frequently advises banking clients on debt securities offerings. She also advises on regulatory banking issues. Recently Ruggiero was the lead lawyer advising HSBC Bank Argentina as the placement agent on the issuance of notes worth an aggregate amount of USD202 million.

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Band 4

Juan Diehl Moreno

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Diehl Moreno frequently counsels banks and private financial institutions on a variety of matters. Clients are full of praise for his work, stating: "He is very proficient and proactive at providing in-depth insight and finding solutions to our regulatory needs."

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Band 4

Gabriel Gómez Giglio

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gabriel Gómez Giglio of Baker McKenzie is praised by a client as being "a very good partner with a lot of experience. He is very solid and helps particularly giving analysis from a macro perspective." He advises on a range of corporate finance and regulatory mandates.

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Band 4

Errecondo, González & Funes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Baruki González focuses his practice on advising hedge funds and private equity lenders. An interviewee comments that "he is a great and knowledgeable lawyer." González is also well recognised for his work advising on finance deals in the telecommunications sphere.

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Band 4

Mario Oscar Kenny

Nicholson y Cano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Mario Oscar Kenny is experienced in the field of structured finance, including financial trusts and secured lending. Kenny also serves as an adviser to the Buenos Aires stock exchange.

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Band 4

Pablo Martín Lepiane

Martinez de Hoz & Rueda

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Pablo Martín Lepiane joins the rankings for the first time following praise from the market for his growing expertise in this area. One interviewee remarks: "I have a lot of respect for him, he is good, very good."

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Band 4

Sebastián Luegmayer

Estudio O'Farrell

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Sebastián Luegmayer is praised by clients for his knowledge of derivatives and experience in bond offerings. One interviewee states: "He is very attentive, responsive and aware of different stakeholders' concerns."

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Band 4

Javier L Magnasco

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Javier Magnasco is praised by a client for "always providing us with a highly professional service, supported by his great experience handling banking and financing matters in general, which is a great added value."

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Band 4

Julio Ricardo Martínez

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Julio Ricardo Martínez frequently advises development banks on loans to Argentine banks and companies. An interviewee enthuses that "he is very good at managing the relationship with a client and is very commercially minded."

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Band 4

José Martínez de Hoz (n)

Martinez de Hoz & Rueda

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department José Martínez de Hoz (n) is praised by a client as being "amazing. I would highlight the depth of knowledge he has and that he is very easy to work with." He focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border lending particularly in relation to energy projects.

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Band 4

Allende & Brea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Mayora is praised by a client as being "super professional and very dedicated. He is assured, knowledgeable and prepared.  His drafting is impeccable and we have been very successful working with him." Mayora frequently advises financial entities on lending transactions.

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Band 4

Alejandro Ezequiel Noblía

DLA Piper (Argentina)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro Ezequiel Noblía is well recognised by sources for his work in this practice area, with one interviewee commenting that "he is a very good lawyer, very good." Noblía focuses his practice on structured finance and financial trusts.

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Band 4

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Diego Parise is praised by clients for his broad practice, managing corporate financing and M&A matters. Market commentators recognise his standing in the market, with one interviewee describing him as "a very good lawyer."

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Band 4

Alejandro Perelsztein

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro Perelsztein joins the rankings this year after receiving strong praise for his work in the capital markets sphere. One client comments: "Alejandro has a deep knowledge in this area, especially with IPOs. He is very efficient, dedicated and knowledgeable."

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Band 4

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Federico Salim is well regarded by clients and peers alike for his corporate finance practice. One interviewee points out: "Salim is someone who comes across with a lot of credibility, and he is equally a pleasure to work with, as counsel or on the other side."

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Band 4

Gustavo Javier Torassa

Bulló Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Gustavo Javier Torassa has a long-standing track record in the Argentine banking industry. He regularly advises the local subsidiaries of international banking groups on loans to corporate lenders, fund formation and tax matters.

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Band 4

Pablo José Torretta

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Pablo José Torretta routinely advises on bilateral and syndicated credit facilities. His clients include a number of multilateral lenders and important corporate borrowers.

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Up and Coming

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Juan Pablo Bove has a flourishing finance practice and is experienced representing a variety of entities issuing debt. He co-led on the Province of Córdoba's USD510 million note issuance. Market sources comment that "he is a very good lawyer."

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Up and Coming

Martin Fernandez Dussaut

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Martin Fernandez Dussaut is described by a client as "excellent" and "creative." The same client adds: "He finds alternative solutions for special situations." He often assists companies with corporate borrowing mandates.

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Up and Coming

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Victoria Hitce receives enthusiastic praise from clients, with one specifying: "I think she is really brilliant. She is creative, really hands-on and also very executive in the transactions. She has deep capital markets and corporate knowledge."

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Up and Coming

Matías López Figueroa

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Matías López Figueroa is described by a client as "the go-to lawyer" in Argentina for PPP initiatives, adding that "he has proven to be an excellent partner, very focused and reliable. He has excellent attention to detail."

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Up and Coming

DLA Piper (Argentina)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Justo Segura is lauded by a client who states: "Justo is a great professional. He is detail-oriented, dedicated and works well in a team. We are very comfortable working with him." Segura is experienced advising on public debt issuances. 

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Associates to watch

Francisco Bereciartúa

Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Francisco Bereciartúa is well known to clients, who praise his capital markets knowledge. One client enthuses that "Francisco is excellent and has a great future; he has great technical knowledge and capacity for work. He makes deals go forward and provides a great service to the client."

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Associates to watch

M & M Bomchil

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Victoria Funes has a flourishing finance practice. She routinely assists a variety of clients with local and international bond offerings.

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Associates to watch

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Pablo Schreiber is highlighted by clients for his work in securities offerings. One interviewee states: "He is great to work with and clearly knows what he is doing."

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