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Baker McKenzie


Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s ‘well-staffed and hands-on teams’, combined with its ‘good balance between regulatory and transactional experience’, ensures it has the ‘depth and capacity to tackle a wide scope of matters’. Gabriel Gómez Giglio is singled out for his ‘excellent knowledge of the international regulatory framework’ and heads a group with a strong reputation for both domestic and cross-border transactions. Among its recent work, the team advised Banco Industrial on its $150m business restructuring, which involved its bank, securities and insurance brokerage entities. ABM Amro, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and Deutsche Bank are also clients.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Both ‘knowledgeable and fair’, Baker McKenzie utilises the firm’s extensive global network to bring to bear strong experience in transnational mergers. It also advises on compliance matters, including antitrust training and audits, as well as investigations. Group head Esteban Rópolo has ‘strong expertise’ and advised Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario on its acquisition of Sistemas Esco. He also provides ongoing antitrust compliance advice to BASF Argentina.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

At Baker McKenzie national managing partner Gustavo Boruchowicz is the primary contact for corporate matters; highlighted as a ‘strong negotiator’, he heads a four-partner department that secures a steady flow of cross-border and domestic deals. Among his recent highlights, Boruchowicz advised Delphi International on the $10m sale of Delphi Packard Argentina to Grupo Méndez. Roberto Grané is also a key name and represented an international corporation on the Argentine aspects of its global $575m disposal of a significant business unit. Adolfo Durañona is recommended for energy transactions and advised an Argentine subsidiary of Madalena Energy on the acquisition of an increased interest in the Coiron Amargo block.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

The ‘committed and knowledgeable’, Baker McKenzie is commended for its ‘tailor-made advice’. Led by administrative law expert Luis Dates, who is ‘well equipped to handle complex legal issues’, the team is particularly well-versed in energy disputes, breach of contract cases, public law matters and product liability litigation. Dates is representing Potasio Rio Colorado, a local Vale subsidiary, in its action against the province of Neuquén alleging breach of an executed public contract. Santiago Capparelli is also recommended and is defending P&G in a case concerning the termination of an advertising agency agreement.

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Environment - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Energy and natural resources expert Adolfo Durañona heads Baker McKenzie’s practice and is recommended for his experience acting on the environmental aspects of major infrastructure and energy projects. In a recent example, Durañona advised a mining company on obtaining environmental permits to perform mining exploration activities. The firm also regularly advises on due diligence, environmental audits, response plans and contentious matters.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

The ‘timely and available group’ at Baker McKenzie provides ‘good sensible advice’ and ‘real value for money’. Led by the ‘professional, personable and very responsiveBernard Malone, the team acts for a strong stable of multinational clients on trade mark and patent prosecution, IP portfolio management and contentious matters. Recent work includes representing Vodafone Group in litigation seeking the cancellation of a trade mark registered in bad faith. It also advised Caterpillar on two trade mark opposition cases. Other representative clients include Citigroup, Nissan and Warner Bros. Associate Maria Paula Bassi is ‘very strategic’ and is also recommended.

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Bernard Malone - Baker McKenzie

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Maria Paula Bassi - Baker McKenzie

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s international trade practice is led locally by sector expert Esteban Rópolo, and also plugs into the wider firm’s globally renowned group. The team is regularly called upon by major multinationals to advise on customs regulations and related litigation, it also acts on trade remedies and general compliance matters. In a recent example of its work in this area, the team represented a global pharmaceutical company in a customs valuation claim concerning alleged undervaluation of exports. It also acted for American Plast in a constitutional protection action against the Argentine customs office. Other key clients include Dart Sudamericana, Vale Logística Argentina and Under Armour. In 2016, highly-rated associate Rufino Beccar Varela left to become a sole practitioner, but associate Francisco Solá is also a trade and customs specialist and provides sturdy support.

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Esteban Rópolo - Baker McKenzie

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

The ‘very good team’ at Baker McKenzie provides ‘high-quality responses in a timely manner’ under the direction of ‘very accurate senior professionals’. Experienced specialist Carlos Dodds heads the group and recently advised a telecoms multinational on the closure of its local operations. Daniel Orlansky is valued for his ability to provide ‘quick and practical answers’ and represented a company in a significant employment compensation claim brought by a board member. The team also draws on the expertise of Diego Bongiovanni, Alberto González and Matías Herrero – all of whom maintain broad employment and labour practices. AstraZeneca, DuPont Pioneer and Superior Energy Services are among its key clients.

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Carlos Dodds - Baker McKenzie

Daniel Orlansky - Baker McKenzie

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

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.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

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.

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TMT - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is ‘one of the best for TMT issues’ and its group provides ‘reliable and effective advice in regulatory and corporate matters’. Team head Guillermo Cervio is ‘resourceful and diligent’, with an ‘excellent knowledge of telecoms regulations’. Among Cervio’s recent mandates was advice to a major multinational technology company on the potential offering of cloud services in Argentina. Transactional specialist Roberto Grané is also recommended for telecoms, privacy and media matters and paired up with Cervio to advise a global IT company on the local telecoms framework for point of presence devices, M2M and virtual network operator business models. Other key highlights included advising Expedia on a Black Friday promotion launched through its Argentine domain. SAP and Salesforce are also representative clients. Associate Sofía Canavessi left the firm in 2017.

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Guillermo Cervio - Baker McKenzie

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Tax - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

The ‘very good’ team at Baker McKenzie is well known for its impressive record in transfer pricing, and it also shines in tax planning and contentious issues. Group head Martín Barreiro is ‘highly knowledgeable and business-oriented’ and is recommended for his experience in cross-border and international tax. The team also includes Juan Pablo Menna, who handles transactional matters, tax planning and tax litigation. Among its recent work, the team advised Mastercard on restructuring and tax planning matters; it also represented a global hotel chain on an income tax claim made by the tax authority. The group acts for an impressive roster of multinational corporations and other representative clients include Archer Daniels Midland, Lexmark and Nokia.

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Argentina: Energy and natural resources

Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s ‘highly professional’ team scores points for its ‘tailored responses’ and ‘pragmatic opinions that reflect a strong knowledge of the industry’. Experienced group head Adolfo Durañona attracts particular praise for his ‘deep knowledge of the mining sector’ as well as his ‘good ability to understand the unique characteristics of his clients’. Among Durañona’s recent mandates, he advised Trident Southern Explorations on its bid for the mining rights of the Andacollo gold project. In addition to transactional matters, the firm also receives a steady stream of cases concerning tax, labour, environmental and regulatory issues. Roberto Grané is another key name in a team that also counts Vale and Rockwood Litio as clients.

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Adolfo Durañona - Baker McKenzie

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Oil and gas
Energy and natural resources: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s oil-and-gas group has a focus on transactional work but it also advises on regulatory and compliance issues and commercial litigation. Transactional partner Adolfo Durañona heads the team and advised Madalena Energy on a $5m asset swap. Roberto Grané also dedicates a significant part of his practice to oil-and-gas work and represented Neos Geosolutions on its acquisition of shares in exploration and production (E&P) company Energicon. Senior associate Ezequiel Artola is a name to watch and advised Madalena Energy on the sale of a 55% interest in the Coiron Amargo Sur Este block to Pan American Energy.

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Ezequiel Artola - Baker McKenzie

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Legal Developments by:
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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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