MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Legal Corporate: Comprehensive legal advice in corporate matters, structuring of JV and other collaboration entities, shareholders agreements, corporate reorganisations, filings before public organisms, corporate and partnerships conflict resolutions.
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Local and foreign public or private debt issuances, public offering, listing and de-listing, financial trusts, securitisation, corporate and financial restructurings, foreign exchange regulatory frameworks, foreign exchange controls litigation, structured finance, syndicated loans and restructurings, liability management transactions, investments funds.
Foreign Investments: Management, design and structuring of investments projects, management of authorisations and other approvals, foreign investments of local investors.
Merger & Acquisitions: Valuation of companies, risk analysis, tax efficiency of the merger or acquisition, legal due diligence, preparation of corporate documentations, preparation and negotiation of legal agreements, preparation of financial statements.
Real Estate: Acquisition, sale and development of real estate ventures, real estate trusts, zoning and planning of real estate projects, construction companies, acquisitions and related documentation, letting, financing.
Fiscal: Fiscal individuals and families: Succession planning, tax planning, fiscal consulting, tax compliance, tax litigation.
Fiscal Corporate: Tax planning, tax consultancy, tax compliance, tax litigation, transfer pricing.
Other services: Audit services, accounting services.
RECENT ACTIVITY: The firm has been extensively engaged in a wide array of corporate transactions including international liability management operations and local M&A deals. Among others, the firm advised one of the leading infrastructure companies of Argentina (CLISA, Roggio Group) in connection with the international tender offer & consent solicitation of US$87,106,000 11.50% Series 4 Notes due 2019; the offering of its US$200,000,000 9.5% Senior Notes due 2023, and the re-tap under which CLISA offered and sold US$100,000,000 additional senior notes. Locally, the firm represented, among others, Benito Roggio e Hijos S.A. (BRH) in the exchange offer of its AR$52.095.000 Series 1 and AR$ 50,000,000 Series 2 notes, and new offering of its Series 3 AR$50,000,000 notes; and the exchange offer of its AR$50,000,000 Series 3 notes and new offering of its Series 4 AR$150,000,000 notes. In the M&A field, the firm was involved in several deals, including the acquisition by Swiss Medical Group of a co-controlling interest in AMÉRICA T.V. (of the leading communication media companies of Argentina) and a minority stake in Grupo Gamma (one the leading health care network services in the interior of Argentina). The firm also advised BRH in the acquisition of Banco de Galicia’s share participation in Aguas Cordobesas S.A.
CLIENTS: The firm provides services within the following industries/sectors: private wealth, family offices, banking, financial and capital markets services, infrastructure and construction, real estate, media, media placement, multilateral, transportation, information technology, agriculture production, food industry, property and casualty insurance. Among others, the following are clients of the firm: Bonafide, BCP Securities, Cooper Gay, Edding, HSBC, Nike Argentina, Peugeot, Scania, Pernod Ricard, International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, Southern Cross, Grupo Roggio, Swiss Medical Group, Bonafide, Loma Negra, Roman Family Office, Hipódromo Argentino, Grimoldi, Megatlón, Sonda.