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Public law and economic regulation boutique Cassagne Abogados enjoys a leading reputation for its ‘deep knowledge in the field’ and its ‘strong relationships with key regulatory bodies’. Founding partner Juan Carlos Cassagne is a seasoned specialist regarded by some as a ‘reference in the public law area’. His team also draws on the expertise of Máximo Fonrouge and high-profile litigator Pablo Perrino. The firm routinely acts for government bodies and private entities on administrative law issues, and has strong skill sets in utilities, environmental law and urban planning matters.

The ‘highly responsive and professional’, M & M Bomchil houses a leading public law practice that secures strong praise for its ‘highly talented and creative lawyers’. Particular attention is drawn to widely-revered economic regulation and administrative law head Guido Tawil, who is a ‘go-to specialist for complex matters and arbitration’. Telecoms and regulated industries expert Francisco Gutiérrez and María Inés Corrá are also highly sought-after partners. Among its recent cases, the firm represented several wheat mills in claims against the government relating to the lack of compensation payments for commercialising flour to the domestic market at subsidised prices. The firm is also routinely involved in matters relating to the energy, telecoms, aviation, and rail sectors. Other representative clients include Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, Endesa Latinoamérica and Nextel Communications Argentina.

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal distinguishes itself through its ‘personalised and dedicated service’ and ability to ‘work quickly without compromising thoroughness and attention to detail’. Senior name Héctor Mairal is a prominent figure in the market and co-heads the practice alongside María Lorena Schiariti, who is highlighted as a ‘creative and pragmatic problem-solver with strong market knowledge’, and Enrique Veramendi. The firm advises companies across a comprehensive spread of public law issues including infrastructure projects, the design of legal structures governing regulated activities, transactional support matters and administrative contracts and procurement proceedings. Highlight work includes representing Novartis on its agreement with the Argentine government, including on the supply of influenza vaccines and the construction of a local vaccine manufacturing plant. The department also advised Telecom Italia on the public law issues related to the $600m sale of its majority shareholding in Telecom Argentina.

Beccar Varela’s group, led by ‘fantastic partnerOscar Aguilar Valdez, has expertise in all the key areas of public law, including procurement, infrastructure projects, government contracts and administrative and judicial litigation. In a recent highlight case, the team advised Cre-Cer Inspecciones on the design and implementation of a new legal scheme for the granting of government financing to Argentine milk producers. It also advised Potasio Rio Colorado on the renegotiation of a port concession contract. Recently made partner Juan Antonio Stupenengo co-leads the administrative practice. Other representative clients include Thomson Reuters, Compañía General de Combustibles and Puma Energy.

Regulated industries boutique Bianchi, Galarce & Castro Videla advises private companies from the telecoms, financial institutions and energy and natural resources sectors, among others, on a broad range of contractual and contentious matters. It also routinely acts for public entities in public law matters. Alberto Bianchi is roundly praised as a ‘star in the area’ and ‘the foremost authority on public law matters’. Lino Galarce is also very experienced in constitutional law and is recommended.

The ‘incredibly responsive’ group at Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi is comprised of ‘ethical and analytical lawyers, who know how to structure creative solutions’. Among the key names, team head Ignacio Sanz stands out for his ‘fantastic legal acumen’; he led the department’s advice to América Latina Logística on all administrative proceedings brought against the former concessionaires by Comisión Nacional de Regulación del Transporte (CNRT). The team is also advising Deutsche Bank Argentina and Holcim Argentina before the National Securities Commission (CNV) in a case concerning alleged non-observance of certain legal duties. Ignacio Minorini and senior counsel Carlos de Kemmeter are also recommended.

Estudio O'Farrell is ‘among the best’ and scores highly for its ‘excellent service and response times’. Led jointly by Fernando García Pullés and Jorge Muratorio, the public law practice handles the full spread of administrative law matters with strong showings in the energy, transport and utilities spheres. Among its recent work, the firm advised CELADI (an association of long-haul bus companies) and the Ministry of Transport on the drafting of a new regulatory framework for long-distance passenger transport in Argentina. It also advised Edenor on a concession renegotiation agreement regarding electricity distribution in Buenos Aires.

Allende & Brea has valuable expertise across a diverse mix of environmental, administrative and regulatory law, with notable strength in financial services, utilities, TMT and energy and natural resources. Department head María Morena del Río is recommended and advised Construtora Norberto Odebrecht on the procurement process for the construction of an outfall for the disposal of sewage water in Buenos Aires. The firm has also recently undertaken work for HBO Latin America Production Services, Minera del Altiplano and Siemens. Senior associate Anabela Mengoni is a ‘rising star’.

Baker McKenzie’s ‘highly professional’ group is commended for its ‘tailored advice’ and ‘opinions that reflect a strong knowledge of the industry’. In particular, ‘pragmatic’ practice head Luis Dates demonstrates ‘deep public law knowledge’; he leads a team with strong experience in infrastructure, transport, construction and energy-related matters. The group routinely acts for major multinational companies, most notably it provides ongoing administrative and public law advice to Walmart. Other representative clients include Boston Scientific, Elsevier and Iron Mountain.

The ‘very professional’ Hugo Vivot heads a team at Hope, Duggan & Silva with a solid track record in infrastructure, financial services and energy and natural resources matters. Recent highlights include successfully advising International Container Terminal Services in administrative proceedings to cancel the bidding process for a port terminal in Buenos Aires.

Mitrani, Caballero, Ojam & Ruiz Moreno fields a broad public law practice with notable experience in infrastructure projects, government contracts and regulatory disputes. Horacio Ruiz Moreno is the key contact and advised Soenergy on the negotiation of a $190m power purchase agreement with CAMMESA relating to the construction of two power plants. Facebook, Svitzer and Tenaris Group are also key clients.

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