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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Gabriel G Matarasso, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

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Gabriel G Matarasso

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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

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Banking & Finance.


His areas of specialization include corporate, commercial, finance and capital markets, both local and international. He has also advised in many M&A transactions, advising investment banks, financial entities, strategic partners and private equity funds in international transactions. He has also advised banks and companies on different types of transactions, including debt restructurings and restructuring proceedings under Central Bank supervision. He has advised foreign investors in public bids and joint ventures, and different types of public sector related transactions, including energy.


Gabriel Matarasso joined Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in 1994 and has been a partner since 1996. Gallo & Bruchou / Gallo & Associados (1993-1994) - American Arbitration Association (1992) - Obarrio & Sanguinetti (1987-1991) - National Courts (1983-1987).


English & Spanish.


He is a member of the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires and the International Bar Association.


He graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1987, in 1990 he completed a postgraduate degree on Business Law at the same university and in 1992 he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Houston.


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Gabriel Matarasso - Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

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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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