Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Argentina > Real estate > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings


Index of tables

  1. Real estate
  2. Leading lawyers
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading lawyers

  1. 1

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Real estate clients in Argentina using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact


Put simply, Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados is the ‘undoubted market leader for real estate law in Argentina’. Lawyers’ ‘strong technical skills’, ‘peerless industry knowledge’ and ‘practical experience on deals’ all find favour with clients, and department co-heads Juan Manuel Quintana and Fernando Aguinaga are both highlighted as ‘absolutely excellent’. Seasoned partner Saúl Zang also remains a high-profile name in the market. The group routinely advises property owners, managers and developers on the full spectrum of real estate matters, including project development, the sale, purchase and lease of real estate, property management and financing structures. In a headline deal, the firm advised NS Desarrollos on the sale of an office building, which will be constructed by its Caseros subsidiary, to Mercado Libre. It also acted for Amzak on establishing the legal framework for its individual lease agreements. Other key clients are IRSA Propiedades Comerciales, Land Group and NH Hotels.

Beccar Varela houses a broad real estate and hospitality practice under the leadership of transactional real estate expert Pedro Nicholson. Areas of activity include property acquisitions and sales, project development, property finance and investment matters, and it also benefits from the wider firm’s administrative law expertise to advise on provincial and municipal approvals. Ongoing headline work saw the team continue to advise Carrefour on the development of the Al Río Project, and it also acted for Florida-based developer Related Group on the SLS Puerto Madero project, the company’s first investment in Argentina. Cohen, Eren Renewable Energy and The Rohatyn Group are also on the department’s books.

The ‘very efficient and prompt’, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal routinely advises on sale and purchase transactions, leasing agreements, real estate finance and project development – it also possesses niche strength in agribusiness issues. Santiago Carregal has a ‘very good level of business acumen and industry knowledge’ and co-leads the department alongside Hernán Slemenson, who combines real estate prowess with robust finance and corporate expertise. Headline transactions include advising Safra Group on the development of a $250m office building in downtown Buenos Aires. The team also advised Hilton Hotels on the development, management and operation of a $50m hotel and golf resort in the city of Pilar. Diego Chighizola and Pablo Viñals Blake are recommended for finance and agribusiness matters respectively.

The team at Nicholson y Cano Abogados recently advised Baylac Wasserman Group on the establishment of a closed investment fund for the financing of real estate developments. It also advised an emerging technology company on the acquisition of a sizeable office block in the Parque Patricios IT district. Highly regarded sector specialist Agustín Pérez Cambiasso heads a practice that also counts La Dolfina Polo Ranch and DPA Developers as clients.

Baker McKenzie distinguishes itself through its ‘solid technical knowledge’ and ‘high-quality advice framed within a sound business context’. The group acts across all key areas of real estate, and has notable experience in acquisitions and disposals, property development, commercial leasing, property finance and tax issues. Alejandra Bugna heads the group and is a ‘strong negotiator, who is meticulous in every detail’; she recently paired up with ‘commercial and responsive’ office managing partner Gustavo Boruchowicz to advise Miñones on various construction, financing and lease matters.

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s real estate practice is led by senior associate and corporate specialist Exequiel Buenaventura, who has a strong record in structuring real estate projects and transactions. The group kept busy advising on forestry acquisitions, major mixed-use development projects and energy-related matters during the past year. Highlights included advising Uruguayan real estate developer HCU, which owns the 5-star Carmelo Resort and Spa, on the termination its relationship with the Four Seasons and its subsequent rebranding negotiations with Hyatt.

At M & M Bomchil, real estate lead and M&A partner Laura Lavia Haidempergher maintains a broad practice, with experience in land acquisitions and sales, property investment and project development – significantly, she also leads the environmental law group. Departmental highlights include advising a local group on the construction of residential towers in the city of Rosario and on the development of an urbanisation project in Zárate. Other representative clients include Albwardy Investment, Bodegas y Viñedos La Esperanza and Franchino Negocios Inmobiliarios.

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez De Hoz, Jr is known for its expert handling of land acquisitions and sales, commercial leases, project development and finance transactions. Guillermo Quiñoa heads the practice and recently advised Santander Río on the sale of an important piece of land in Buenos Aires, as well as on the construction of its new headquarters. Santiago Daireaux is noted for his reputation in agribusiness-related transactions and acted for El Tejar on the $55m sale of all of its real estate farming assets in Bolivia. Grupo Cencosud, Patagonia Brewing and Sura Seguros are also key clients.

Interview with...

Law firm partners and practice heads explain how their firms are adapting to clients' changing needs

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • New Legislation Reduces Maximum Weekly Working Hours in Korea

    *For better understanding of this article with other graphics , we highly recommend you to visit our firm's website as below.
  • Supreme Court Renders Decision Calling for “Gender Sensitivity” in Sexual Harassment Cases

    Amid the widespread attention that sexual harassment/violence in the workplace has received due to international movements such as the “Me Too” movement, the Supreme Court of Korea has recently rendered a significant decision on the need to reform the judicial system’s approach to sexual harassment cases.
  • Geographical Indications Of Origin In Serbia: Where The Past Fuels The Future

    This article was written by Dragomir Kojić, Partner ⃰, and Tamara Bubalo, Associate ⃰, and was originally published in Issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine. To see the original article, please follow this link.
  • Striving Towards the Black Gold

    This article was written by Petar Mitrović, Partner ⃰, and Nikolina Kažić, Associate ⃰, and was originally published in Issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine To see the original article, please follow this
  • Montenegro To Publish A Tender For A 200 MW Solar Power Plant

    The Montenegrin Government plans to publish a tender for the lease of state land for the purpose of constructing a solar power plant in the municipality of Ulcinj. According to the announcement, the tender envisages a total of 6,621,121 square meters of land for the planning, construction, exploitation, and maintenance of a solar power plant at Briska gora, in the very south of Montenegro.
  • Laying the Foundations: ZF Group Building a Factory in Serbia

    The Karanović & Nikolić team, led by Senior Partner Marjan Poljak and Senior Associates ⃰ Ana Stanković and Ana Luković, advised ZF Friedrichshafen on the project of opening an electric vehicle parts factory in Pančevo, Serbia. The German company, a global leader specialising in the design, research and development, and manufacturing activities in the automotive industry, laid the foundations and began construction on 21 June 2018.
  • Harmonising the GDPR in Mauritius

    Mauritius is the first country in the southern hemisphere to have recently revamped its data protection legal regime by repealing the previous Data Protection Act 2004 (" DPA 2004 ") and adopting a new law, namely the Data Protection Act 2017 (" DPA 2017 ") following the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (" GDPR ") in the European Union. 
  • Listing on the Emerging Companies Market of the Cyprus Stock Exchange

  • DORDA advises on the acquisition of Austrian office properties Denk Drei

    Stefan Artner , Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice Group, and real estate attorney Klaus Pfeiffer of DORDA advised Austrian Real Estate Development GmbH ( ARE , a subsidiary of Bundesimmobilien-Gesellschaft, the Austrian privatization agency) on the acquisition of the Denk Drei office properties from IC Development . The successful closing of the forward purchase transaction took place on April 30, 2018. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
    - Dorda
  • A closer look at Settled Status for EU citizens

    Following the release of more details of the UK Government’s scheme for a streamlined application process to grant EU citizens in the UK settled status to safeguard their position following the UK’s departure from the EU, our EEA immigration solicitors here at OTS Solicitors take a look at the post-Brexit position for EU nationals and what the settled status scheme entails in more detail.

Press Releases worldwide

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to