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AV LEANDRO N ALEM 882, C1001AAQ CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Tel:
Work +54 11 4310 0100
Fax:
Fax +54 11 4310 0200
Email:
Web:
www.marval.com
Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Cecilia M Mairal, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

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Cecilia M Mairal

Tel:
Work +5411 4310 0100
Email:
Web:
www.marval.com
Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

Work Department

Banking & Finance.

Position

Her professional practice is centered on giving companies and banks general advice regarding financial and commercial operations, including securities issues, trusts, syndicated loans, derivatives and debt restructurings.

Career

Cecilia Mairal joined Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in 1989 and has been a partner of the firm since 1998. Prior to joining Marval, she worked for the firm Linklaters & Paines, London, in 1991 and 1992, and Linklaters & Paines, New York, from 1992 until 1994.

Languages

English, French & Spanish.

Member

She is currently a member of the Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal and of the Harvard Club de la República Argentina.

Education

She graduated as a lawyer at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1988 and obtained a Master in Law at the Harvard University School of Law in 1991.


Argentina

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The consensus among Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal’s clients is that its banking team is ‘the most reliable in Argentina’, due its ‘deep and experienced bench’ and ‘reassuringly well-informed partners’. The group packs a punch across the full spread of syndicated loans, structured finance, debt capital markets and project finance, and it also has formidable supplementary expertise in banking M&A and regulatory matters. Among the names to note, department head Santiago Carregal is an ‘instantly recognisable name for banking deals’; he recently advised the international purchasers (UBS and Itaú Securities) and the local purchasers (Balanz, Industrial Valores and Puente H’nos) on the local aspects of Raghsa’s $100m notes offering. Other senior members of the team include the ‘very experienced and creative’ Roberto Silva Jr and department coordinator Gabriel Matarasso; the latter acted as local counsel to International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on a $410m project financing provided to Renova. Matarasso also teamed up with Juan Diehl Moreno and Diego Chighizola to act for the banks on a $750m acquisition financing granted to Cablevisión Holding to support its purchase of a stake in Telecom Argentina. Among the banking group’s company-side work, Fernando Hernández, Hernán Slemenson and M&A specialist Pablo Viñals Blake assisted Adecoagro on its $500m international bond offering. The practice also draws on the experience of ‘banking expertCecilia Mairal and senior associate Francisco Abeal, who is a ‘lawyer to watch’.

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