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Miguel Del Pino

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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

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Competition Law.


Miguel specialises in competition law and is dedicated to the practice area. He is an expert in pre-merger control, cartel investigations and anticompetitive investigations. His professional work focuses on advising clients and representing them before the antitrust authorities on matters relating to pre-merger control, cartel investigations, anticompetitive investigation and general market investigations. He has also dealt with mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions, advising buyers and sellers on the transfer of shares or assets in Argentina. He has been very active in advising foreign clients on setting up businesses in Argentina and compliance with local regulations.


Miguel del Pino joined Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in 1998 and was made a partner in 2008. Before joining Marval he worked as a foreign associate for ProskauerRose, LLP, New York, USA (1997-1998).


English, Portuguese & Spanish.


He graduated as a lawyer at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1994 and in 1997 he obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA).


Competition and antitrust

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Miguel del Pino - Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

Within: Competition and antitrust

Put simply, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal is ‘clearly the best firm in Argentina for antitrust’, with its ‘highly effective advice’, ‘agile and client-oriented service’ and ‘technically solid team’ all striking the right note with clients. Standing out as its key assets are its ‘top-tier lawyers’, who are widely commended for their ‘proactive approach’ and ability to ‘keep constantly up-to-date with industry issues’. Most notably, department head Miguel del Pino is a ‘titan in the area’, while newly promoted partner Santiago del Rio is ‘thorough and knowledgeable’ with a ‘strong ability to simplify complex scenarios’. Excelling in merger filings, investigations and compliance work, the practice also leverages the firm’s wider full-service offering to bring ‘deep industry and cross-practice expertise to all cases’. On the transactional side, del Pino is acting for both ChemChina and Syngenta on the local aspects of their headline $43bn merger. On the contentious side, a major international bank turned to the firm to represent it in the Argentine Competition Commission (CNDC)’s high-profile investigation into alleged collusion and abuse of dominance in the management of the VISA card system – del Rio led that work. Senior partner Alfredo O’Farrell and experienced associate Gabriela Ariel Irizar are also central figures in the group.

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Argentina: Cartels

April 2019. By Miguel del Pino, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to cartels laws and regulations that may occur in  Argentina . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Cartels. [Continue Reading]

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