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Founded in 1957, Allende & Brea is one of Argentina's largest and most prestigious full-service law firms, focusing primarily on the business community. The firm has specialists in all branches of law, qualified to provide its clients with practical business solutions that are viable, when necessary innovative and always cost-effective.

Areas of practice

Antitrust: Allende & Brea advises many clients on a variety of matters including with merger control filings, antitrust litigation cases and other issues such as marketing strategies, joint ventures, distribution, licensing and franchising agreements.

Banking and capital markets: the firm advises financial institutions on matters ranging from commercial or syndicated loans to capital markets transactions, direct investments, reorganizations, collections, financial leasing, trade financing, and letters of credit, among others.

Corporate and M&A: the firm deals with all types of matters, from the routine ones to the most complex transactions. The firm's services include designing corporate structures and tax mechanisms; incorporating companies and representing clients in a broad range of corporate activities. M&A transactions often involve complex antitrust, intellectual property, labor, securities, tax and environmental issues. Whenever appropriate, a multi-disciplinary team is assembled to ensure that all aspects of the transaction are thoroughly covered.

Energy and natural resources: Allende & Brea has an active involvement in the development of the mining and oil and gas industry. It assists many companies in creating local subsidiaries, obtaining development permits, and negotiating leasing agreements with the owners of the areas to be mined.

Environmental: the firm advises a broad range of companies in different industries on their compliance with Argentine environmental regulations. The firm also assists companies in conducting environmental audits and due diligence reviews and represents clients in various environment-related claims.

Intellectual property: the firm registers trademarks, patents and other IP rights and advises on licensing, software, technology and IP litigation.

Insurance and reinsurance: the firm represents clients in a variety of insurance and reinsurance-related matters, such as regulatory, contractual and judicial cases.

Labor and employment: Allende & Brea works to prevent legal disputes by giving preventive advice and, where the dispute has already arisen, the firm works on the defense throughout all the administrative and court stages of the proceedings.

Litigation: Allende & Brea's litigation attorneys handle a wide range of civil, commercial and administrative cases in lower, appellate and administrative courts, at both the federal and provincial levels.

Tax and customs: the firm advises clients on the implementation of tax-efficient structures and tax planning. It also represents clients before the tax authorities (whether federal, provincial or municipal) and courts on tax, customs and dumping claims.

  • Partners

  • 18

  • Other fee-earners: 80
  • Total staff: 120

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