Firm profile submitted by Tanoira Cassagne
Executive Committee: Rafael José Algorta, Bernardo Cassagne and Maximiliano Krause
Senior Partners: Rafael José Algorta, Bernardo Cassagne, Alejandro José Ciero, Maximiliano Krause, Pablo Mastromarino, Santiago Monti, Alexia Rosenthal, Manuel Tanoira
Number of partners: 12
Number of other lawyers: 41
Administrative Law & Economic Regulations: Bernardo Cassagne
Agribusiness: Alejandro Ciero
Capital Markets, Financial & Banking: Alexia Rosenthal
Competition/Antitrust: Bernardo Cassagne
Corporate & M&A: Rafael Algorta, Alejandro Ciero, Santiago Monti
Labour: Pablo Mastromarino
Litigation & Arbitration: Rafael Algorta, Santiago Morti
Intellectual Property: Juan Pozzo
International Trade: Maximiliano Krause
Tax: Mariela Sas
Venture Capital: Manuel Tanoira
Tanoira Cassagne Abogados is a team: a team of people with shared values, whose education, training and open-minded attitude enables them to understand the logic and problems of the client. A team of professionals, who truly believe that integral service, immediate response, personalised attention and sustainable developments are compatible terms. A team of lawyers, whose diverse working cultures, provide the ability to adapt to the client’s needs. A team of facilitators, who consider the client as top priority and provide legal support to help the client do better business.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Administrative Law & Economic Regulations:
Advice and representation in administrative hiring procedures (public biddings); advice to companies subject to intense regulation of their activities (public utilities); representation before regulatory authorities; guidance on urbanism matters and protection of the cultural heritage; representation in contentious-administrative legal actions before federal and provincial courts and courts of the City of Buenos Aires, including the Supreme Court of Justice of the Argentine Republic and courts having arbitral jurisdiction.
Corporate & M&A:
Advise in sophisticated local and international transactions; all corporate work ranging from M&A, due diligence audits, the creation of increasingly complex corporate structures, to every-day matters; negotiation and structuring of shareholders and operating agreements, planning and structuring of investments by foreign investors, including funding and investment by private equity funds; assistance on governmental approvals and requirements, including advise to corporations in regulated markets. Teaming with other departments of the firm on matters related to banking and finance, capital markets, media and technology, venture capital, competition and antitrust, intellectual property, agribusiness, real estate and construction.
Capital Markets, Financial & Banking:
Strong advice in capital market transactions including equity offerings, tender offers and debt securities. Deep experience in the banking industry, representing Argentine and foreign financial institutions in regulatory matters. Participation in the issuance of bonds, debt securities, corporate bonds and negotiable obligations and issuance of CED- EARs; sovereign debt; IPOs and follow-on in the issuance of shares; takeover processes (OPAs), voluntary or compulsory, and withdrawal from the public offering regime; financial leasing agreements; financial derivatives agreements; financial trusts with or without public offering and listing; structuring of syndicated secured and unsecured loans, both national and international; comprehensive advice connected to the regulations of the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic and foreign exchange legislation; mutual funds; permanent interaction with the staff of the Comisión Nacional de Valores, Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires, Bolsas y Mercados de Argentina, Caja de Valores and Mercado Abierto Electrónico.
General and preventative advice on antitrust practices or conduct forbidden by Act 25, 156 (unilateral practices or exclusive group of markets and/or groups for impeding entry of third-party competitors, agreements with binding features, fixing of predatory prices, price discrimination, abuse of dominant position, exclusionary or exploiter practices); advice and representation on pre-merger control procedures before the regulatory authorities of Act 25, 156; company advice and representation in administrative or judicial processes due to the investigation of cartels and antitrust practices. Specialists in domestic trade regulations: consumer defense; antitrust and un fair competition; law of supply and regulations applicable to economy sectors.
Wide experience in matters connected to this field especially in the application of bilateral or multilateral international trade treaties both within the Southern Common Market and in regulations referred to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Within the WTO and the MERCOSUR, the firm has participated in anti-dumping investigations, safeguards and benefits brought by the Argentine Republic against third party exports. Amendments of extra zone external duties by the different MERCOSUR technical committees; Implementation of technical barriers in the different markets - obstacles to free trade; Import of used capital assets; Registration of companies before the Industry Secretariat and the Foreign Trade Secretariat of the Argentine Republic in order to obtain permits for the import and export of products. Particularly, the firm outlines the advice provided since 2011 to several companies in the automotive sector in trade issues related to their core business. Support in the preparation of the trade balance of its clients and agreements, enabling the optimisation of processes, governmental approvals and administrative proceedings before the competent government agencies involved. The department also provides Integral advice on customs matters, including: import and export valuation of the merchandise; special customs regimes: their application in a particular case and legal advice related to operational steps in the customs.
Labour and Employment Law:
Tanoira Cassagne´s labour and employment department has a large practice in individual and collective labour law. Into the labour law practice, the team is best known for their advice in labour conflicts, complex labour trials, compensation programs, negotiation with unions, stock option plans, and restructuration procedures. The team has also a wide experience in expatriates programs, stock option plans, international staff, compensation of managers and directors, conflicts with unions collective bargaining agreements, discrimination claims, etc. The firm gives advice to several companies in trade union conflicts, negotiations of Collective Bargaining Agreements and represented companies in very sophisticated labour lawsuits (i.e. discrimination, expatriate claims, members of the board of directors, etc).
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm litigates in the different fields of law, including, among others: commercial; labour; civil; administrative antitrust and consumer rights; tax; insurance; transport of goods - in different forms; bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings.
Tanoira Cassagne has a strong practice in Venture Capital and has already succeed in multiple cases. For some years now, the VC team has been a keen player among Argentina’s entrepreneurial community. They assist entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capital funds in helping companies with potential to expand.