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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, Gonzalo J Fontana, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

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Gonzalo J Fontana

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

Work Department

Dispute Resolution.

Position

Gonzalo Fontana specializes in litigation and commercial and corporate law. Within this area of specialization, he advises mainly in judicial and arbitral proceedings and gives general advice in matters related to commercial law. He is also responsible of coordinating Pro Bono work. 

Career

He has been a partner of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal since February 2000, Before joining the firm he was a member of the firm of Lanfranco & Mariño from 1989 until 2000, becoming a partner of such firm in 1998, and before that he was with Alconada Aramburu, Crescia, Spangenberg & Asociados from 1986 to 1989.

Languages

English & Spanish.

Member

He is a member of the Colegio Público de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Education

He graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad del Salvador in 1988, and attended various post graduate courses, amongst which are the following: Especialización en Concursos y Quiebras in the Universidad Notarial Argentina, 1993-1994; Sociedades Anónimas y su Interpretación Jurisprudencial, Universidad Notarial Argentina, in 1996 and Especialización en Derecho Procesal Civil y Comercial at the Fundación de Estudios Superiores e Investigación in 1997.


Argentina

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Knowledgeable, responsive and agile’, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal scores highly for its ability to ‘think outside the box’. The ‘collaborative and hands-on’ team, which is particularly praised for its ‘strong multidisciplinary approach to complex problems’, is led by ‘seasoned and strategic litigatorRicardo Ostrower – who has an impressive record in politically-charged litigation and arbitration. Ostrower recently led the group’s representation of Cargill against the Province of Chaco in a case arguing the unconstitutionality of certain provincial regulations impacting on its operations. Facundo Viel Temperley is ‘extremely effective’ and paired up with senior counsel Martín Campbell to defend Credit Suisse in a $40m class action related to the Madoff fraud. Santiago Soria is also a key contact and is acting hand-in-hand with the energy department to represent Roch in a complex dispute against Apco Austral, Apco Argentina and Apco Oil & Gas International related to the ‘right of first refusal’ provisions in a joint venture agreement for the exploitation of three hydrocarbon concessions. Other recommended names in the ‘high-calibre’ group include Elías Bestani, Rodrigo García, the ‘business-orientedGonzalo Fontana and high-profile arbitration specialist Héctor Mairal.

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