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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Juan M Diehl Moreno, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

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Juan M Diehl Moreno

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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

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Banking & Finance.


Juan specializes in commercial, banking, foreign exchange control and capital markets law. His professional practice is mainly focused on local and international financial and commercial transactions including M&A, bilateral and syndicated loans, debt restructuring, structuring of trusts, foreign exchange markets, public debt issues and a wide range of business contracts, advising major companies and banks.


He has been a partner of the firm’s Banking & Corporate Finance Department since 2006. Before joining the firm he worked for the law firm Carregal & Funes de Rioja (1989-1997), and at Sidley Austin (former Brown & Wood), New York, as foreign associate (2000-2001).


English & Spanish.


Mr. Diehl Moreno qualified as a lawyer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina in 1993, and attained a Masters of Business Law degree (thesis qualified magna cum laude) at the Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, in 1996, and a Masters of Laws degree (with honors) at the Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A., in 2001.


Banking and finance

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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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