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Argentina

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Diligent, knowledgeable and meticulous’, Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados is widely lauded for providing ‘very sophisticated advice in a timely manner’. Clients draw particular attention to the group’s ‘strong multidisciplinary approach’, which enhances its ability to ‘internally draw upon other departments to provide holistic advice’. Group head Diego Parise is ‘extremely thorough and responsive’; he advised Ternium on its $1.5bn five-year term loan facility from a syndicate of banks. On the lender side, Julio Martínez advised the Export-Import Bank of China on the local aspects of its $331.5m credit agreement with the Republic of Argentina to finance the construction of a photovoltaic power plant project. Natalia Rauchberger, ‘who provides comprehensive advice’, and the ‘very efficient’ Carlos Trogolo Eliçabe are also noted.

Next generation lawyers

Carlos Trogolo Eliçabe - Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados’ satisfied clients assert that the firm ‘consistently produces phenomenal work’ and that it provides a ‘holistically multidisciplinary approach to complex issues’. Pre-eminent sector specialist Cristian Mitranipresents a leading standard to the market’ and recently advised Cromology on the sale of a controlling stake in Colorín. Diego Parise, who jointly heads the department alongside Mitrani, demonstrates ‘very sophisticated knowledge of the local context’; he led the firm’s advice to Ternium (as local counsel and global coordinator) on its €1.4bn acquisition of thyssenkrupp Slab International and its wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary, CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico. Parise also advised Brazil’s Raízen Combustíveis, and its Argentine subsidiary Raízen Argentina Holdings, on its $950m acquisition of Shell’s downstream business in Argentina. The ‘diligent and highly responsive’ group also includes Julio Martínez and new arrival Cristian Krüger, who joined in 2017 from Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez De Hoz, Jr. In July 2018, the firm significantly bolstered its corporate and competition capability with three new hires: Siro Astolfi arrived from Aerolíneas Argentinas, where he was general counsel, while Aixa Sureda and senior associate Evangelina González Soldo joined from Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi.

Leading lawyers

Cristian Mitrani - Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Diego Parise - Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

In 2017, Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados saw the departure of former group head Juan Carlos Ojam, who left to join Berton Moreno + Ojam. Ignacio Bérèterbide now leads the practice. Tenaris is a key client and the firm advises it on its patent protection strategy worldwide. On the trade mark front, it is responsible for Ternium Internationaal’s global trade mark protection strategy. The practice group is also well versed in IP litigation.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados’ ‘creative and responsive’ team scores highly for ‘taking time to understand the needs of the client’. Julio Caballero is widely lauded for his ‘good communication skills and strong judgement’ and heads a practice that stands out in collective bargaining, termination procedures, company reorganisations and employment litigation. Other key names include Mauricio Mallach Barouille (‘great understanding of corporate needs’) and senior associate Jorge Pico (‘very professional, efficient and responsive’). The firm provides ongoing advice to Unilever de Argentina on employment issues. Other representative clients include Siderca, Sogefi Filtration Argentina and Ternium Group.

Leading lawyers

Julio Caballero - Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados’ group, which is led by the ‘pragmatic and experiencedHoracio Ruiz Moreno, is commended for its ‘great business mindset’ and ‘timely responses’. The team garners a significant volume of energy and natural resources-related work and is highlighted for its ‘strong knowledge of Argentine renewable energy regulations’; it is also well versed in infrastructure and life sciences matters. Highlights included advising Isla Power on its participation in the RenovAr 2 bidding round.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados’ ‘deep knowledge of tax legislation and judicial processes’ combined with its ‘strong commitment to the client’ mark it as an ‘excellent partner’. Department head Corina Laudato is ‘very collaborative and experienced’ and routinely advises on tax litigation and non-contentious matters; she is currently advising Tenaris on a transfer pricing case in Denmark involving a corporate subsidiary. On the transactional side, Laudato advised AT&T on the tax aspects of a local joint venture.

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Argentina: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: Electricity - ranked: tier 3

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

The ‘responsive and business-oriented’ group at Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados is commended for its ‘strong knowledge of Argentine renewable energy regulation’. In particular, key contact Horacio Ruiz Moreno is lauded for his ‘strong ability to distinguish between material and non-material issues’. Highlights included advising Soenergy on the negotiation of a $190m power purchase agreement with CAMMESA (Wholesale Electricity Market Administration Company) relating to the construction of two power plants.

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Mining
Energy and natural resources: Mining - ranked: tier 3

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Responsive, analytical and committed’, Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados is a new entrant to the mining ranking following the addition of a sizeable team from legacy mining heavyweight Heredia, Lede Pizzurno & Terrel Abogados. Among the new arrivals are former name partner Laura Lede Pizzurno (‘deep industry knowledge’), senior counsel María Paula Terrel and impressive senior associate Matias Olcese (‘provides practical and strategic solutions’). In a key highlight, the firm advised Toyota Tsusho Corporation on its A$292m strategic investment in lithium producer Orocobre to fund the expansion of the Olaroz Project.

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