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Roberto Grané

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Mergers & Acquisitions; Telecommunication & Technology; Major Projects & Project Finance / Mining Oil & Gas

Position

Roberto Grané has a broad transactional, corporate and regulatory practice. He advises clients on day-to-day operations, contracts, transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Among his clients are many of the leading local companies, as well as multinational business groups doing business in Argentina and other jurisdictions in Latin America. He regularly works with teams of lawyers from the Firm's offices around the world to help clients complete major, multijurisdictional deals.

Career

Roberto Grané is a partner in the M&A Corporate Practice, Oil & Gas, Information Technology and Entertainment groups, and has been recognized as a leading practitioner in these areas. Clients benefit from his more than 20 years of extensive domestic and international experience. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, He served as in-house counsel to Telecom Argentina and law clerk with the Civil Courts of Buenos Aires. He is an associate professor of contract law at the Buenos Aires University and a visiting professor in several local universities.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
Colegio Publico de Abogados Capital Federal - Member
Argentine Association of Telecommunications Law - Member

Education

University of Buenos Aires (Specialization Oil & Gas) (2008)

Boston University (LL.M.) (2000)

University of Buenos Aires (LL.M. Telecommunications) (1996)

University of Buenos Aires (J.D.) (1994)


Argentina

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Baker McKenzie’s ‘holistic perspective’, ‘deep M&A experience’ and ‘strong organisational skills’ are key attributes for clients who highlight the group’s ‘great ability to solve complex problems’. Led by office managing partner Gustavo Boruchowicz, the practice also draws upon the experience of Roberto Grané, who ‘gets deeply involved in all parts of transaction’, and transactional energy specialist Adolfo Durañona. Recent highlights included advising Unilever on the $575m sale of its soy-based AdeS drinks business to Coca-Cola and assisting the shareholders of Cevasa on the $20.5m sale of their equity participation in Cevasa.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Baker McKenzie’s ‘extremely responsive and knowledgeable’ TMT group is a ‘top choice for litigation and very complex cases’, with its clients quick to testify that the firm is ‘a reference in Argentina for IT and internet matters’. The firm’s comprehensive coverage of the sector spans both regulatory and transactional matters and it excels in corporate deals, technology licensing, procurement issues and privacy and data protection law – it also houses significant supplementary expertise in tax and advertising issues. Department head Guillermo Cervio is a ‘top-notch lawyer’ with ‘deep knowledge of internet matters – both from a legal and business perspective’; he recently advised a multinational technology company on the launch of a new digital platform. On the user side, the firm advised a global financial institution on the outsourcing of its administrative activities to a data processing company. Roberto Grané also handles telecoms, privacy and media matters.

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Argentina: Energy and natural resources

Electricity

Within: Electricity

Lawyers in Baker McKenzie’s power practice strike the right note for being ‘extremely focused on the business’. Led by Adolfo Durañona, the group also draws upon the expertise of Roberto Grané and Ezequiel Artola, who are highlighted together as ‘extremely warm, attentive and focused’. Over the past year, the team kept busy advising on the regulatory and commercial aspects of several potential energy projects – among other matters. Clients include Bunge Argentina, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas and the Japanese Institute for Overseas Investment.

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Mining

Within: Mining

Baker McKenzie’s mining group, which is well weighted between regulatory and transactional issues, is led by ‘very knowledgeable’ energy partner Adolfo Durañona. The firm’s enviable multi-jurisdictional expertise, combined with its growing profile in the lithium market, saw it recently add Qingdao Qianyun High-tech New Material Co. to its client roster. It also counts Vale, Trident Southern Explorations and Albemarle among its key clients. Recent mandates saw the team advise Albemarle on the development of Project Antofalla, a major lithium project in Catamarca Province. Roberto Grané is also routinely involved in mining matters.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Very knowledgeable and fast’, Baker McKenzie distinguishes itself through its ‘extensive industry knowledge’ and ‘strong understanding of the business reality’. The group acts for an impressive roster of multinational clients, mainly on the oil and gas services side, and it recently advised Eco-Stim Energy Solutions on the structuring of its local operations. Adolfo Durañona is singled out for providing ‘tailor-made advice’ and co-leads the department alongside Roberto Grané. The group also includes newly made-up partner and ‘impressive talentEzequiel Artola.

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