MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Antitrust & Competition: The firm advises clients on the impact of competition laws on mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), joint ventures, minority holdings, commercial arrangements and operations under market dominance.
Banking & Finance: The firm advises financial institutions and corporate clients on a wide array of banking and finance matters. They 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. They have represented 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; they also handle derivatives, structure finance and securitisation transactions. They regularly advice clients on financial and foreign exchange regulations.
Compliance & Corporate Crime: The firm develops measures and procedures to prevent, detect and combat fraud, ethical misconduct, and other violations of laws and regulations governing corporate activity. In addition, their professionals provide compliance due diligence and assist clients in internal and external corporate investigations.
Corporate: The firm offers comprehensive advice on corporate law matters, including the organisation, capitalisation, operation, dissolution and liquidation of business entities and other investment vehicles; conduct of shareholders, board and board committee meetings; registration and reporting requirements; shareholder arrangements; and directors, officers and statutory auditors’ duties and liabilities. They also provide expert advice in connection with the restructuring and reorganisation of businesses. In addition, they have extensive experience in structuring and negotiating a wide variety of domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial contracts, and they give advice on corporate governance requirements and best practices.
Family Businesses & Private Clients: The firm assists clients on the planning, negotiation, drafting and implementation of family arrangements and provide ongoing corporate and tax advice on the organisation, reorganisation and internationalisation of family businesses, trusts and foundations.
Insolvency & Restructuring: The firm provides legal advice in complex insolvency cases and corporate restructuring proceedings, working closely with specialists in related practice areas.
Intellectual Property: The firm provides expert advice to clients on registration, protection and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, software, entertainment content and technology. They are best known for handling sophisticated and complex matters, including cross-border licensing, transactional services and coordination of complex multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Labour & Social Security: The firm regularly advises local and foreign clients on domestic, international and transnational employment and social security issues, including collective bargaining, conflict management, general labour advice, international assignment of employees, employment advice on M&A transactions, health and safety and labour litigation.
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution: The firm’s professionals are experts in dispute resolution and act as legal counsel in lawsuits conducted before the courts and in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings before the principal domestic and international courts of arbitration. They are also very active in conflict prevention and conflict management.
Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm is a leading firm in M&A transactions, from small private acquisitions to large cross-border public deals involving multiple jurisdictions. They represent buyers, sellers, and advisers in planning, negotiating, and executing mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, buy-outs, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and other domestic and cross-border transactions in Argentina and overseas.
Privacy & Data Protection: The firm assists clients in complying with rules and regulations established to protect the privacy of customer and employee information, helping them to minimise compliance costs.
Public Law & Business Regulation: The firm has comprehensive expertise on a broad range of public law and public policy matters. Their team assists clients in a wide variety of regulated industries and in the energy and infrastructure sectors. They also represent clients in public bids and government contract negotiations, and have advised in nationalisation processes and regulatory disputes.
Real Estate: The firm assists clients on the structuring and implementation of transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of real estate and property portfolios, leasing and sale-leaseback transactions.
Tax: The firm’s tax practice works with Argentine and international clients to address a full range of strategic tax planning issues, working in concert with the firm’s other practice areas to provide comprehensive advice and guidance. Their tax professionals advise foreign clients on formation and operation of their Argentine business, while also counselling Argentine clients on the complex tax aspects of their domestic and foreign operations. The firm also represents clients in tax controversies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.