MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Antitrust: One of the firm’s goals is to ensure that its clients’ transactions meet antitrust and regulatory requirements and that their business practices abide by a growing set of rules. The firm represents its clients before antitrust courts and authorities and also helps them to structure transactions in order to comply with the applicable antitrust regulations.
Arbitration & Litigation: The arbitration and litigation team has extensive experience handling a wide variety of complex business litigation matters, arbitrations and mediations, before local and international courts and authorities. The team’s reputation is based on the thorough and complete work performed by seasoned lawyers who closely abide by the rules of ethics and standards of the legal practice. The firm’s experience encompasses all kind of diputes, including all major fields of law such as: commercial, civil, family, labour, tax, financial, corporate, administrative, antitrust, environmental, and intellectual property law.
Banking & Finance: The banking and finance practice is one of the highlights of the firm. The firm has experience advising a wide variety of clients in this area, including domestic and international financial institutions involved in crossborder financings, project financing, letter of credit facilities, regulated industry financing, recapitalisation financins, import-export transactions and leveraged acquisitions, among others. The team is experienced in representing borrowers, lenders, participants andagents in bilateral and syndicated loan facilities, both secured and unsecured. In addition, the firm provides advice to clients in a wide array of banking regulation, private banking and exchange regulation matters. This unique depth of expertise enables the firm to provide tailor-made legal services as required by the needs of each client.
Capital Markets: The firms advises issuers, underwriters, agents, and investors in a comprehensive array of transactions, including initial public offerings, placement of equity and debt securities, placement of depositary receipts, and private placements, among others. The expertise of the team in these transactions is enhanced by a permanent interaction with other areas of practice of the firm, enabling them to provide the best strategic advice for clients seeking efficient and comprehensive legal services.
Energy: The firm provides advice to owners, developers, investors, and lenders of all type of electricity projects, including renewable energy projects such as wind farms, solar and hydro power projects. The team assists clients in the purchase and sale of power plants, in EPC contracts for the construction of thermo power plants, in obtaining the necessary permits for the development of power projects, among other related activities.
Labour Law: The firm proactively advises clients avoid costly labour disputes through carefully drafted employment agreements, collective bargaining agreements, employee handbooks, as well as through the preparation of periodic client briefings. In addition, the firm’s expert team provides top-quality advice on other labour and social security matters and has a well-grounded reputation for representing employers in all phases of litigation involving employment related disputes, including litigation and arbitration of claims.
Merger & Acquisitions: The firm’s mergers and acquisitions team has a wide experience in a broad range of transactions, including asset and stock purchases, acquisitions related to bankruptcy, cross-border M&A transactions, tender offers, joint ventures, private equity and leveraged buyout transactions, as well as public company acquisitions. Its involvement in these matters encompasses the negotiations, legal review of the relevant companies and the preparation of the contracts required to achieve the client’s goals.
Mining & Natural Resources: The firm’s mining lawyers are constantly developing strategic advice regarding the business needs of precious and base minerals producers, representing various business entities: owners, manufacturers, lessees, lenders, consulting firms, construction companies, water companies, and private investors. The team’s services include domestic and international mineral property development; mining acquisitions and permits; disputes and litigation; and lease and operational agreements, among other matters, covering a vast array of topics both in the metallic and non-metallic mining sectors.
Real Estate: The firm provides precise and specialised real estate advice to owners, builders, developers, investors, financiers, as well as real estate managers. An expert team assists the firm’s clients in real estate finance, tax structuring, bankruptcy, development, foreign investment, land use and zoning, retail, leasing and litigation.
Tax: The firm draws on rich experience in advising its clients with respect to tax planning and implementation, both for individuals and corporations, local and international, with the aim of ensuring smooth and efficient operations for them. The firm’s practice deals effectively with other tax matters such as tax litigation, private banking tax advice, as well as real estate and employment related taxes.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm has widespread experience advising foreign and local clients in all types of cross-border transactions, including foreign investments, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring advice.
LANGUAGES: English, French, Spanish.