Domestic and international clients seek out the ‘proactive and knowledgeable’ Marval O’Farrell Mairal corporate and M&A team for ‘clear and precise’ advice on large and sophisticated M&A deals. The practice continues to handle a high volume of deals across multiple sectors, despite the wider slowdown in Argentine activity, and is the go-to firm for complex, cross-border deals as well as private equity-backed transactions. The firm has also expanded its regional practice and is retained by multinationals to coordinate transactions across Latin America, in the same way that US firms have done in the region, historically. The highly regarded Pablo Artagaveytia and Pablo Viñals Blake co-head the practice, which boasts a deep roster of of senior talent and experience. The iconic Héctor Mairal continues to provide critical strategic advice when called upon, with ‘outstanding’ M&A rainmaker and firm chairman Santiago Carregal another senior name. Additional senior practitioners include veteran transactional practitioner Pablo Garcia Morillo, who can draw on over two decades' partner-level experience; and the ‘highly analytical, empathic and committed’ Diego Krischcautzky who has extensive M&A, private equity and venture capital experience. Barbara V Ramperti, whose practice centres on M&A (particularly the acquisition of new business lines), joint ventures and reorganisations; and Diego Chighizola, a recognised player in the local cross-border M&A market (who also specialises in agribusiness and real estate), are both increasingly established players with a decade's partner-level experience apiece; while a pool of up-and-coming younger partners – including María Macarena García Mirri and María Laura Bolatti Cristofaro – provide further high-level support. At associate level, senior María Virginia Canzonieri (commercial and corporate law and M&A), is the key figure.
Corporate and M&A in Argentina
Pablo Artagaveytia; Pablo Viñals Blake
‘Diego Krischcautzky is an excellent professional. He has solid legal knowledge and extensive practical experience and is highly analytical, empathic and committed to the client.’
‘The whole team is extremely attentive and very clear and precise.’
‘Whenever we need some specific clarification on legal matters, we have full access to the main associates and partners, which makes all the difference.’
‘The team displays creativity and finds ways to get deals done.’
‘All of the attorneys I have worked with are proactive and knowledgeable.’
‘Pablo Artagaveitya is always friendly and available. I have spoken with a lawyer on the team who did not know the issues.’
‘They communicate and comment immediately on legislative and regulatory developments that occur in the areas of my interest.’
‘A responsive team with great technical expertise and client service. Santiago Carregal is outstanding.’
Sumitomo Chemical Company
Edmond M Safra
Turner – Time Warner
Banco de Valores and Grupo Financiero
Compañía General de Combustibles
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
Mobile Marketing Services
Eternal Tsingshan Group
Marsh McLennan Companies
Volvo Trucks & Buses
- Advised Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and AustralianSuper on the acquisition of the Latin American business of Lumen Technologies.
- Advising Merck Sharp & Dohme Argentina on the cross-border reorganisation of its business.
- Represented Navent Group in the sale of its online real estate technology platform business to QuintoAndar.
Beccar Varela is a ‘true partner’ to corporate and M&A clients, who seek the firm out for advice on complex, cross-border transactions as well as ongoing corporate advisory support. Venture capital and private equity work is an area of particular strength, with the team leveraging firm-wide expertise in technology to win high profile technology-driven M&A work from international financial sponsors. Financial services, agribusiness and energy are other particularly active sectors for the practice. Veteran M&A lawyer Roberto Crouzel co-leads the team alongside the ‘creative and original’ María Shakespear, ‘excellent’ Alejandro Poletto and Ramón Moyano, whose practice areas include project finance, private clients, private equity and venture capital. Other key senior names include Roberto Fortunati, who heads the firm’s natural resources department, and the well-reviewed private equity and M&A specialist Tomás Allende. A pipeline of younger talent includes partner Carolina Serra (company law, M&A and banking & finance); counsel Eugenia Radaelli (M&A, corporate advisory and banking & finance); and senior associate Lucía Degano (M&A, agribusiness, private equity, finance law and corporate law).
Roberto Crouzel; Ramón Moyano; María Shakespear; Alejandro Poletto
‘The team has deep knowledge of the market and delivers quick and creative solutions.’
‘We work directly with Maria Shakespear and her team. They stand out for handling matters in a creative and original way.‘
‘This is a close team that is very committed to our business and shows good knowledge on assigned subjects.’
‘I think Beccar Varela is one of the best corporate and M&A firms in Argentina, with a deep experience in complex transactions. Tomas Allende is an excellent lawyer.’
‘The Beccar Varela team has the ability to act not only as an adviser, but as a true partner of the company. They understand the needs and business of the client. It definitely stands out as a very professional team.’
Ricardo Castañeda and María Lucila Seco are two excellent professionals. They are flexible and the quality of their work is undoubtedly.’
‘Roberto Fortunati and Marcos Moreno Hueyo are outstanding professionals, with great expertise in corporate and mining matters. They apply common sense in their legal advice and are adaptable to the needs of their clients.’
‘Alejandro Poletto and Eugenia Radaelli are excellent lawyers. They have extensive corporate and M&A experience, and importantly they are always available to resolve complex legal issues under significant time pressure.’
Trivest Growth Investment Fund II
Shareholders of Atix Labs
Charles Taylor Limited
- Advised Okta on the purchase of Argentine identity validation company Auth0 Argentina; assisting with due diligence and advising on local contractual and corporate matters.
- Assisted investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald on the merger -via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)- with the Nettar Group, also known as Satellogic.
- Advised Trivest Growth Investment Fund II on the acquisition of Argentine software developer Veritran.
Clients praise the ‘exceptional’ Bruchou & Funes de Rioja corporate and M&A team for its ‘high level of commitment’ and ‘dedication to every detail’. The practice is led by the triumvirate of versatile corporate specialist María L. Winschel; Mariano Luchetti, who has deep energy-industry experience; and Javier Rodríguez Galli, who is also focused on oil-and-gas and energy deals. Firm founder and chairman Enrique Bruchou continues to support the team with his rich experience, with the ‘outstanding’ M&A lawyer Estanislao Olmos another key name. Younger figures Pablo Falabella, Exequiel Buenaventura and Santiago Balbi complete the partner-level bench of a team that handles complex, cross-border deals across a wide range of sectors, advising buyers, sellers, targets, and lenders on M&A transactions. Companies and boards of directors also regularly turn to the firm for day-to-day support on corporate matters. A strong cadre at senior associate level includes Pilar Marcó, Nicolás Dulce, María Florencia Angélico, Teodoro Rodríguez Cáceres, Matías Leguizamón and Hernán Alal.
María Lucila Winschel; Mariano Luchetti; Javier Rodriguez Galli
‘A very solid team with great experience and practical knowledge of M&A, but also of business concepts. Good balance between partner and associates. Excellent delivery.’
‘Estanislao Olmos is definitely outstanding. He is very clear, deep and solid on all the legal fronts discussed during the negotiation of the transaction and its documents. Excellent negotiation skills and understanding of strategic and corporate issues.’
‘Bruchou’s Corporate and M&A team is exceptional. A high level of commitment and involvement with the client and dedication to every detail.’
‘The lawyers in Bruchou’s M&A team are technically super strong, with a lot of experience in M&A and in various industry sectors. Capable of leading an M&A with an impact in several countries. They are young, dynamic and they work together with internal lawyers as one team.’
José M Alladio e Hijos
Founding shareholders of Navent Group
Vista Oil & Gas
American Industrial Partners
Willis Tower Watson
- Advised Grupo Werthein on its first cross-border transaction outside Argentina in connection with the acquisition of Vrio Corp from AT&T.
- Advised Vista Oil on the complex acquisition of a 50% stake in concessions in the Aguada Federal and Bandurria Norte areas from ConocoPhillips Petroleum.
- Advised Arcor on a landmark joint venture agreement with Ingredion, a leading global ingredients solutions company from the United States.
Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados is noted for its experience in large, complex deal processes and its advice to local and international clients on M&A, strategic alliances, joint ventures, green field projects and other similar transactions. The practice also has a roster of multinational clients that it advises on day-to-day matters, including the negotiation of commercial agreements and cross-border corporate reorganisations. Diego Parise, who has extensive experience in the structuring, negotiation and execution of M&As, joint ventures and financing transactions, leads the practice with key senior support from the deeply experienced Siro Astolfi, who is also known for his expertise in competition and antitrust law. Aixa Sureda is another important name, bringing experience across a broad range of transactions to the fore. Highly-regarded industry veteran and firm founder Cristian Mitrani also remains active in the practice. Up-and-coming talent includes younger partners Mercedes Rodríguez Giavarini and Carlos Trogolo Eliçabe; and senior associates Fiorella Belsito and Bruno Fiorino.
‘The team’s degree of professionalism makes it stand out from the rest.‘
‘The team is goal-oriented and integrates with our internal people in a very natural way.‘
Air Bag One
CNH Case New Holland
Hutchinson Ports / BACTSSA
Mitsui & Co
MMA (Manufactura de Motores Argentinos)
Molinos Río de la Plata
Robert Bosch Argentina Industrial
Southern Cross Group
The Dow Chemical Company
UPL (formerly, Arysta Lifescience)
Viesgo (formerly E.On)
- Advised Raízen Energia on its $130m acquisition of Barcos y Rodados in Paraguay.
- Advised on the sale of virtual queuing and appointment technology company Whyline to US IT company Clear Secure for $67.5m.
- Advising Molinos Agro on the structuring, drafting and negotiation of contracts linked to Vicentin after it filed for a preventive insolvency procedure.
Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen advises clients on complex, cross-border M&A deals across a wide range of sectors. The versatile practice has ‘a good mix of experience across all relevant fields’ and supports a broad client base, including public companies, private businesses, entrepreneurs and private equity investors. In addition to its strong M&A capability, the team also has an active corporate advisory practice that supports clients on day-to-day corporate, tax, antitrust, environmental and regulatory issues. Veteran transactional lawyer and name partner Jorge Pérez Alati remains a key presence, co-leading the practice alongside experienced M&A lawyer Santiago Daireaux; and Eugenio Aramburu, who has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint-ventures and private equity investments. Tomás Pérez Alati, whose practice has a strong transactional focus, was raised to the partnership in January 2022; however, former counsel Pedro Menendez San Martin moved to Estudio Bunge in October 2021.
Jorge Pérez Alati; Santiago Daireaux; Eugenio Aramburu
‘Their team has a good mix of experience across all relevant fields. A young and energetic group that looks into every angle of a potential transaction or problem.’
Molinos Río de la Plata
Point State Capital
Grupo Los Grobo
- Advised on the sale of Grupo SeSocio to Blockchain.com.
- Advised on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Los Grobo by a consortium made up of Cono Sur Inversiones and other Argentine investors.
- Assisted US technology company Lilac Solutions in partnering with Australian miner Lake Resources to develop a lithium brine project in north-western Argentina.
The ‘pragmatic’ and ‘proactive’ Allende & Brea corporate and M&A team is noted for the quality of its client service and ability to work closely with in-house legal teams. The firm has significant experience representing foreign companies in complex acquisitions in Argentina and is also a key support to multinationals exiting the country and selling on Argentine subsidiaries. Firm managing partner and well-regarded corporate practitioner Valeriano Guevara Lynch co-leads the practice with the ‘professional’ Santiago Sturla, who knows ‘exactly’ what clients require. Agribusiness specialist Raúl Fratantoni and Tomás de Cío, who provides M&A and day-to-day corporate advice, are among the other key names. Diego Botana, who has extensive dispute resolution and restructuring experience, is also prominent.
Valeriano Guevara Lynch; Santiago Sturla
‘The team took the time to understand the business. That was a huge asset to us.’
‘Santiago Sturla and Tomas di Cio knew exactly what we needed and provided it in the most professional way.’
‘Good knowledge and great coordination with in-house lawyers in order to provide a clear and rapid response.’
‘Diego Botana has great capacity and knowledge and is very supportive of clients.‘
‘The Allende & Brea team is responsive and high professional, adapting to the requirements of the client and optimising resources.’
‘We have been impressed with the quality of Valeriano Guevara Lynch’s advice and his ability to understand the business. The same is true for Nicolas Procopio. Both are remarkable.’
‘The team anticipates the needs that corporate lawyers have as clients. This results in an efficient and more economical service.’
‘Allende’s corporate practice is very good at delivering objectives and meeting the best interests of the client.’
‘Valeriano Guevara Lynch is very pragmatic and proactive when it comes to overcoming obstacles.’
‘The team is excellent, always at our disposal to answer questions and good at finding creative solutions to problems that arise.‘
‘Valeriano Guevara Lynch has a lot of experience and his technical knowledge impresses. Elal Monelos has shown great attention to detail and a thorough approach.‘
CBRE Richard Ellis
Compañía Hispanoamerica de Servicios
Continental Exchange Solutions
The British Council
Uniao Quimica Farmaceutica
Used German Machines
- Advised Avis Budget Group on the sale of its Argentine franchise business to Fideicomiso Grupo.
- Advised MetLife on the sale of MetLife Seguros to local insurance business Grupo GST, a part of Orígenes.
- Advised Mead Johnson, a part of the Reckitt Benckiser Group, and SanCor on the sale of their shares in the Mead Johnson Nutrition Argentina joint venture to the Roemmers Group, a local pharmaceutical company.
Baker McKenzie's international network ensures that the local Argentine office is called on to advise on complex, cross-border deals across multiple jurisdictions, with clients praising the team for its ‘good synergy’ and ‘integrated service’. The practice has broad sector capability, advising on key deals in the mining, software and energy industries, among others. Experienced transactional lawyer Gustavo Boruchowicz, who has also developed a reputation for his niche expertise in the media and entertainment space, co-leads the practice with Roberto Grané, who has advised buyers, targets and investment banks on numerous deals in Argentina and regionally. M&A specialists Francisco Fernández Rostello, Ezequiel Artola and Martin Roth are other key names.
Gustavo Boruchowicz; Roberto Grané
‘The most important thing was the seriousness and competence of the partners with whom we worked.’
‘We received excellent attention and advice from the partners Martín Roth and Francisco Rostello.’
‘Good synergy between the areas of different responsibilities and provision to the client of an integrated service.’
‘Very good degree of coordination between the different professionals that make up the team and good supervision of the juniors, as well as excellent technical knowledge and a very skilful application of the regulations in order to achieve the objectives set.‘
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions
Federal Express Corporation
Archer Daniel Midland
Alba Capital Partners
Temasek Capital Management
Zenvia Mobile Serviços Digitais
The Kraft Heinz Company
- Advised Ingredion on the negotiation and organisation of a joint venture with Arcor.
- Assisted Rio Tinto on its acquisition of the Rincon Lithium Project in Salta, Argentina.
- Advised Visma on its acquisition of Zetech Group and On the reorganisation of the acquired company and existing entities of Visma in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico and Peru.
Bomchil positions its corporate and M&A practice as an integrated, long-term partner to its local and international clients, advising on punctual one-off transactions as well as ongoing strategic matters. ‘Out-of-the-box’ thinker Adrián Furman leads the practice, which is praised for its ‘great precision’ and focus on ‘generating client satisfaction’. Tomás Araya, who has transactional and restructuring experience, is another key name; with Patricio Martin, an experienced cross-border deal adviser, also prominent.
‘Bomchil’s corporate and M&A practice advises with great precision and each professional delivers a high quality service. The working groups are generally balanced in terms of diversity, which we value.‘
‘Bomchil clearly understands the factors and main components of good client-management and generating customer satisfaction.‘
‘Adrián Furman has professional experience that see him provide a service of the highest quality. He is always thinking of out-of-the-box alternatives and understands our commercial and business needs.‘
‘Marcel den Toom works with high level of detail, raising possible challenges in advance and anticipating issues. Francisco Zappa is a first rate associate.‘
‘Bomchil’s corporate team stands out for its business orientation, and providing excellent legal support that supports the company’s priorities.’
AMC Networks Latin America
Televisión Federal – Telefe
Grupo La Nación
Stine Seed / MS Technologies
Bodega Fin del Mundo
Philip Morris Argentina
Milkaut (Savencia Group)
- Advised AT&T Services on the Argentine aspects of the sale of its Vrio division to the Wertein Group.
- Advised the shareholders of Eglam Argentina on its sale to Accenture Interactive.
- Advised Sodexo on the sale of its Argentine business to Cookins.
Brons & Salas
Environmental law expert Guillermo Malm Green and Mariano Del Olmo, who has a strong real estate practice, co-lead Brons & Salas' corporate and M&A team. Partner Florencia Askenasy, who has all-round corporate law experience and also has strong compliance capbilities, rounds off the the senior team. The team handles a broad range of corporate and transactional work, including general commercial matters and cross-border and domestic deals. It draws clients from a number of sectors, with the wine, energy, automotive, media, insurance and pharmaceuticals industries particularly prominent.
Guillermo Malm Green; Mariano del Olmo
Fortescue Metals Group
Simbiose Industria e Comercio de Fertilizantes e Insumos Microbiologicos
Shandong Gold Mining
Godrej Consumer Products Limited
Stanley Black & Decker
The Clorox Company
Associated British Foods
Ecolab / Nalco
- Advised Fortescue on the purchase of more than 300,000 hectares of land in the Province of Chubut for the development of renewable green energy.
- Advised Simbiose on a deal with the Bayer Group to acquire the Biagro business in Argentina and Brazil.
- Advised Grupo Peñaflor on the acquisition of Patritti, a wine company in Neuquén.
The deep oil-and-gas expertise of Martínez de Hoz & Rueda is a key driver of deal flow for the firm’s ‘compact, agile’ corporate and M&A practice, which advises on Argentina’s biggest and most complex energy deals. The ‘responsive’ and ‘commercial’ M&A lawyer Fernando Zoppi co-leads the practice with corporate all-rounder Tomás Dellepiane, who was raised to the partnership in January 2022. Veteran energy lawyer José Martínez De Hoz and finance practice co-head Martín Lepiane provide additional senior input. Although energy is the key fee earner, the team has worked hard to expand into other sectors, gaining madates on technology, retail and financial services deals, among others.
Fernando Zoppi; Tomás Dellepiane
‘The team knows energy market our company operates in. This, added to a team with great experience that provides practical solutions, has made us choose them for many years.’
‘The firm gives practical advice and delivers work with speed and quality.’
‘A compact, agile team with great expertise in the issues they focus on.’
‘Jose Martinez de Hoz is an exceptional lawyer, with great technical quality and excellent interpersonal skills.’
‘Fernando Zoppi is an excellent lawyer. He is responsive and commercial.’
International Finance Corporation
- Assisted Patagonia Energy with a complex transaction involving the acquisition of a shale concession in the Aguada del Chivato-Aguada Bocarey block (located in the Vaca Muerta), from Medanito.
- Assisted Trafigura on a joint venture with Vista Oil & Gas Argentina for the development of 20 oil wells in the Bajada del Palo Oeste block.
- Advised software testing and business assurance company QualiTest Group on the acquisition of a local subsidiary, owned by Olenick & Associates.
The O’Farrell corporate and M&A team serves a loyal, long-standing multi-national client base with comprehensive advice on all aspects of business law. The practice is known for its track record in the energy and power sectors, but is also strong in the automotive, healthcare, construction, real state, entertainment, agribusiness, food-and-drink and TMT industries. Well-known energy lawyer and firm senior partner Uriel F. O’Farrell leads the team alongside M&A specialist Juan Pablo Fratantoni, and Ernesto Genco, who focuses on foreign investment, start-ups, joint ventures, reorganisations, M&A, corporate conflicts and general corporate advice.
Uriel F. O’Farrell; Juan Pablo Fratantoni; Ernesto Jose Genco
‘This is a team with expertise and permanent dedication. It is not necessary to call them to ask about something, they are always one step ahead.‘
‘Agustín Siboldi and Juan Pablo Fratantoni understand problems and find solutions.‘
Comunicaciones y Consumos
Grupo Concesionario del Oeste
Energía San Juan
Latinoamericana de Energía
Hospitality and Retail Solutions
Las Monjitas Polo Club
Innovation That Works
NXTP Corporate Partners
Cooperativa de Trabajo Apícola Pampero
Drilling Innovative Solutions
Barents Re Insurance Company
Amazon Web Services
Amadeus IT Group
- Advising PetroPeru on agreements for outsourcing the operation and maintenance of a number of auxiliary units of a new refinery.
- Assisting Drilling Innovative Solutions with the drafting and negotiation of agreements to lease equipment to Austral Solutions, an oil-and-gas service provider with activity in Argentina.
- Day-to-day corporate advice to YPF on a range of business matters.
Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran
Name partner and ‘excellent’ negotiator Diego Salaverri heads a Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran corporate and M&A team that advises private equity funds, corporations and financial institutions on a variety of complex transactions, as well as providing day-to-day corporate support. The electricity sector stands out as a key area of strength, but the practice is also active in the banking, food and drink and media industries, among others. The ‘brilliant’ Tomás Arnaude, who clients single out for his ‘outstanding drafting skills’, is another key name, with firm founder and dispute resolution veteran Germán Wetzler Malbrán providing additional senior support and experience. M&A specialist Elena Sozzani and Pablo Fernández Pujadas, who also focuses on transactional matters, are also noted.
‘A team of pro-business lawyers who deliver practical solutions and very focused on analysing transactions in a comprehensive and holistic manner. Available 24/7.’
‘Tomás Arnaude is a brilliant, dedicated lawyer. He is a sophisticated operator with outstanding drafting skills. He adapts quickly to the needs and situations of the client and is proactive. He does great teamwork with the “investment bankers”. Your work is a guarantee.’
‘Diego Salaverri and Tomas Arnaude have huge experience in the M&A area.‘
‘Diego Salaverri stands out for his ability in complex M&A. He is a strong leader with excellent negotiation skills and very good ability in drafting and negotiating contracts.‘
Sophia Capital Partners
Transportadora de Gas del Sur
Turner International Argentina
Orígenes Seguros de Retiro
- Acted as counsel to Pampa on the sale of its controlling interest in Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte to Empresa de Energía del Cono Sur.
- Acted as special M&A counsel to AC Alimentos y Botanas on the acquisition of Carlita Snacks.
- Advised Httpool on the acquisition of Ad Dynamo International, a digital media services group.
Dentons Rattagan Arocena
Established in May 2020, Dentons Rattagan Arocena is the Argentine outpost of the London-headquartered global heavyweight which merged into global firm Dentons in 2020, has a large leadership team that includes experienced M&A and energy lawyer Michael Rattagan; fintech and deal specialist Ricardo Balestra; Santiago Oliva Pinto, whose practice areas include data privacy and corporate law; corporate partner Analía D’Oria and compliance and finance lawyer Roberto Bauza. Transactional and aeronautical law expert Juan Martin Arocena is another key name, with the firm adding to its senior ranks with promotion of senior associates María Cecilia Tuccillo and María Paula Morelli to counsel in October 2021. The practice leverages the Dentons network to focus on corporate cross-border M&As, corporate restructurings, day-to-day matters and regular corporate advisory for international clients.
Michael Rattagan; Ricardo Balestra; Analía D’Oria; Santiago Oliva Pinto; Roberto Bauzá
‘A competent team that can manage complexity.’
‘The team communicates well and provides good customer service’
‘We always have the feeling that we receive personalised treatment. They understand our business and our company, and they are readily available when we need them.’
‘A fast, agile, straightforward firm that prices its work fairly.’
‘A team of professionals committed to their clients. You can tell that they give their best.’
‘Miguel Rattagan and Santiago Oliva Pinto stand out for their great professionalism and dedication to customer issues. They respond quickly, understand client needs and are always on top of current developments.’
Top-ranked, US-based multinational technology group
- Advised Sofrecom on the sale of its Argentine subsidiary to Grupo Olmos.
- Advised Patria Investments on the local closing and post-closing matters of the purchase of NeoSecure.
- Advised Tacco Calpini on the structuring and implementation of its complex corporate reorganisation.
Estudio Garrido Abogados
Estudio Garrido Abogados's corporate and M&A team demonstrates ‘extensive knowledge of M&A both locally and in other jurisdictions’. The team is best known for its work with private equity and venture capital clients, advising on venture funding rounds and bigger ticket M&A deals. Gustavo Garrido fronts the practice alongside Diego Garrido, Raúl Granillo Ocampo and Lucas Granillo Ocampo.
Gustavo Garrido; Raúl Granillo Ocampo; Lucas Granillo Ocampo; Diego Garrido
‘A team with experience and specialisation in M&A. Partner-level attention stands out.’
‘Excellent professionals with extensive knowledge of M&A both locally and in other jurisdictions.’
- Represented Ebac Innovative Education in a financing round with Baring Vostok and other investors.
- Represented Arenas de Cercanía in a series of capitalisation rounds with private investors.
- Advised Prokarma on the acquisition of 24.5% stake in ABC Consulting.
Hope, Duggan & Silva
‘Expeditious and willing’, Hope, Duggan & Silva‘s corporate and M&A practice has an international client base that it supports on transactional mandates and with day-to-day corporate advice. The team works closely with firm’s banking and finance practice, with advice to global clients on capital injections into Argentine subsidiaries being a busy area. The firm’s lawyers are also often seen serving as company directors and trustees. M&A stalwart Juan Duggan leads the team alongside the firm’s highly experienced managing partner Rufino Arce. Corporate partner Gotardo Pedemonte and the well-reviewed senior associate Nicolás Ricciardi are additional key names, although senior associate Alejandra Bouzigues moved to Beccar Varela in August 2021.
Juan Duggan; Rufino Arce
‘The team is expeditious and willing to resolve queries quickly.’
‘What makes the practice unique is the personalised service in different corporate areas and the firm’s commitment to clients.’
Pyxus International Inc./Alliance One International
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Minera Santa Cruz
International Container Terminal Services
Casino Groupe/Almacenes Exito
- Advised Almacenes Éxito on debt and capitalisation matters.
- Advised International Container Terminal Services on debt and capitalisation matters.
- Currently advising Koch Industries and Guardian Industries on the liquidation and winding up of Guardian de Argentina.
Naveira Truffat Martínez Abogados (NTMA)‘s corporate and M&A department is best known for handling distressed M&A work flowing from its core bankruptcy and restructuring practice, but has invested in new talent and resource to broaden out its offering. The team is primarily focused on M&A mandates, but is also increasingly taking on day-to-day corporate work, and has been active advising clients in the infrastructure, textiles, retail, and utilities sectors, among others. The team is led by experienced insolvency and dispute resolution practitioner Oscar Martínez alongside Agustin Ferrari, who joined the firm as partner in 2021 and is focused on mainstream corporate and M&A engagements. The firm has also brought in tax and corporate structuring expert Javier Malamud as off-counsel, further building out its corporate service lines. Rafael Mallo, a restructuring and commercial law specialist is another key name, with Valentin Martinez and Juan Sabia also noted for the corporate law aspects of their practices.
Oscar Martínez; Agustin Ferrari
Exmed Inversiones/ Exmed
AAW (All American Winds)
Aspire Global/BNG Investment Group
Mutt Data AI/ Vuriltek/ Data Prophets/ Mutt Data
P&P Health/ Welwaze Medical
Cremer y Asociados/ Latin Bio
Euro/Atg Foods/ Hawker International
Dial Database Marketing
Crediserv/ Fincredit COOP/ Ukesy
- Assisted Medanito with the sale of hydrocarbon concessions in the Vaca Muerta shale basin to Patagonia Energy and Megeve Investments.
- Assisted End-2-End and BNG Investment Group on the sale of a 25% stake in the former to Aspire Global.
- Assisted a group of ultra-high net worth investors with a Series A investment for the acquisition of a minority stake in Welwaze Medical, a Florida-based biotech start-up.
María Fraguas, Naldo Dasso and Nicolás Perkins lead a Nicholson y Cano Abogados corporate and M&A team that has a strong roster of multinational clients and an active M&A practice; it is best known for its work in the energy, agribusiness and consumer sectors. Moreover, the firm strengthened its corporate bench in January 2022 with the promotion of Martín Rodríguez, who focuses on corporate work in regulated industries, to the partnership.
Maria Fraguas; Naldo Dasso; Nicolás Perkins
The ‘agile’ and ‘highly knowledgeable’ team at tax and M&A boutique Salaberren & Lopez Sanson (SyLS) supports a long-standing, carefully-curated client list with high levels of senior partner engagement at all times. ‘Intelligent’ and ‘comprehensive’ founding partner Rafael Salaberren is the main point of contact for M&A work, with fellow partner Juan Campos Alvarez, who is well-known for his venture capital practice, another key senior presence. The firm takes on domestic and cross-border mandates, with technology and consumer two industry segments where the firm is particularly well-known.
Rafael Salaberren Dupont
‘They are excellent lawyers, with great knowledge of all issues. Efficient and very practical in solving complex problems.’
‘Agile, highly knowledgeable about the issues, and very accessible.’
‘The corporate department of SyLS provides excellent, personalised advise.‘
‘Rafael Salaberren stands out in the area. He always has a comprehensive approach to matters and is always forward looking.‘
‘It is an excellent firm. They are always available, they are very practical, with a lot of experience. The partners always involved and very modern and dynamic.’
‘Rafael Salaberren Dupont is one of the best lawyers we have worked with. He is intelligent, with a business vision, and knows what the customer wants.‘
The Coca-Cola Company
Delivery Hero / Pedidos Ya
The Yield Lab
Moken League Studios
- Advised Coca Cola on the analysis, development and negotiation of the WABI project globally.
- Advised BigTime Studios, a global blockchain-based gaming development company, on its capital rounds and acquisition transactions.
- Advised private equity firm Interenergy on its energy-related acquisition projects in Latam.
The ‘fast’ and ‘judicious’ Rafael José Algorta co-leads the ‘excellent’ Tanoira Cassagne Abogados' corporate and M&A practice alongside corporate and business law-focused Santiago Javier Monti; experienced transactional lawyer Alejandro Ciero; and Leopoldo García-Mansilla, who handles M&As and day-to-day corporate work. The team is an active presence in local deals across multiple sectors, with the financial services area especially busy. Cross-border and regional deals are also undertaken, with the group supporting multinational clients in spin-offs and divestments.
Santiago Monti; Rafael Algorta; Alejandro Ciero; Leopoldo Garcia-Mansilla
‘Tanoira & Cassagne understand us and get immediately involved, providing an excellent service. A great partner.‘
‘Bernardo Cassagne and Rafael Algorta, are the best duo that has advised us. They are fast and judicious, with great knowledge of the market and its processes. Very reliable.’
Acon Timber/ATA Ventures Holding
Geopagos / Go Commerce
Fabrica Austral De Productos Electricos
British American Tobacco
Innovative Water Care
Banco de Galicia
Unilever de Argentina
- Advised Bayer Argentina and Bayer Brazil on a the sale of Biagro to Simbiose.
- Advised SAESA on the sale of a Brazilian thermal power plant to Ambar Energia.
- Advised Morgan García Mansilla on a deal with Allaria Ledesma & Cia.
Federico Martín Otero, who ‘gets deals done in challenging circumstances’, co-leads the ‘high quality’ corporate and M&A team at Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani in conjunction with Juan Pablo Bove, who advises corporates and private equity firms on transactional and day-to-day matters. Partners Agustín Griffi, Julián Razumny, and Pablo Tarantino are other key names. The practice provides a full-service corporate offering, and has been particularly active in financial services matters, where it works closely with the firm’s banking department. Energy is another strong area, with the team regularly sought out to handle inter-regional M&A deals.
Juan Pablo Bove; Federico Otero
‘The team provides high-end service and has a profound understanding of Brazilian businesses, making it the ideal partner to assist our clients in Argentina-Brazil cross-border transactions.’
‘Federico Otero provides efficient, pragmatic legal advice. Juan Pablo Bove and Marcelo Tavarone are also skilled and brilliant practitioners.’
‘Tavarone’s team produces high quality results to very aggressive timelines.’
‘Federico Otero shows solid technical skills, negotiation abilities, understanding of the business and the capacity get deals done in challenging circumstances.‘
‘The Tavarone team has top-level partners with international experience and excellent knowledge of the law. Partners level engagement in all transactions.’
Grupo Pérez Companc
Gerardo Werthein family office
Caja de Ahorro y Seguro
Compañía de Seguros de Retiro
Calcaterra family office
San Cristobal Group
Bitso /Nvio Pagos Argentina
- Advised Brazilian manufacturer Santista Têxtil on the sale of a minority stake in its local subsidiary, Santista Argentina, to businessmen Carlos and José Muia.
- Advised Alicorp, part of Lima-listed Grupo Romero, on the sale of its Argentine consumer-products subsidiaries.
- Legal counsel to Grupo Albanesi on two intra-group corporate reorganisations.
Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados' corporate and M&A practice is best known for its strong real estate expertise, but has also been active in mining and entertainment deals of late, as well as in venture capital funding rounds. Pablo Vergara Del Carril, who has broad corporate, M&A, private capital and restructuring experience, leads the practice alongside María Laura Barbosa, who handles M&A and general corporate matters. Juan Manuel Quintana, a real estate, agribusiness and entertainment specialist, is another key name.
Pablo Vergara del Carril; Laura Barbosa
‘Zang, Bergel & Vines is an important adviser for us, providing adequate and effective advice.’
IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones (IRSA)
Constructora San José
Radio Victoria Argentina
Banco de Crédito y Securitización
Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR)
Hotusa – Eurostars Hotel Company
- Advised Agrofy Global on its Series C financing round.
- Represented Lake Resources in a partnership agreement to develop a major lithium project.
- Advised Austral Gold on the acquisition of Revelo Resources Corp.
Abeledo Gottheil Abogados
Abeledo Gottheil Abogados‘ corporate and M&A practice handles M&A, disposals, demergers, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters for local and international clients. M&A and antitrust specialist Javier Fernando Gelis co-heads the team alongside Pablo Pinnel, who advises foreign clients on compliance and setting up in Argentina. Experienced corporate and M&A adviser Joaquín Estanislao Martínez completes the leadership team.
Javier Fernando Gelis; Pablo Alejandro Pinnel; Joaquín Estanislao Martínez
Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
- Advising on the Argentine aspects of the merger between Baker Hughes and General Electric Oil & Gas.
- Supporting Yamaha Plan de Ahorro on establishing operations in Argentina.
- Advising the companies Sika, ParexKlaukol and Spinna on a merger transaction.
A&F | Allende • Ferrante | Abogados
The 'empathic, analytical and precise’ A&F | Allende • Ferrante | Abogados' corporate and M&A practice is a key partner for local and international clients requiring support on day-to-day corporate matters and transactions. The practice is co-lead by versatile corporate partner Mariana Miglino and seasoned founding partner Lisandro Allende.
Lisandro Allende; Mariana Miglino
‘A&F has a team of highly trained professionals and they demonstrate great internal collaboration.’
‘A professional, experienced team.‘
‘A highly trained team that anticipates what has to be done to get M&A deals done.‘
‘Lisandro Allende displays knowledge, speed, cordiality and a sense of urgency.‘
‘The firm is very thorough and knows how to support overseas clients in Argentina.’
‘An empathic, analytical and precise team.‘
The Lycra Company
ADP Automatic Data Processing
The Marketing Store Worldwide
Tester and Devices
Kuarzo Entertainment Argentina
- Advised Kainos Group on the acquisition of UNE Consulting.
- Advised Dr Green on the formation of a local subsidiary to expand its fertiliser business in Argentina and Latin America.
Alfaro-Abogados specialises in working with strategic investors and investment funds doing business in Argentina from abroad. The firm’s niche corporate and M&A team is focused on cross-border transactional work and leverages the firm’s offices in New York and Beijing to support its international client base. The team provides a full corporate offering and is active across multiple sectors, with mining deals a particularly strong area. Firm founder and long-standing M&A lawyer Carlos Alfaro co-leads the practice with María Florencia Sota Vázquez, who has expertise in corporate and immigration law.
Carlos Alfaro; María Florencia Sota Vázquez
Carrier Global Corporation/Project Juno
Latin Resources/Integra Capital
- Advised Integra Capital and a consortium of Argentine and foreign investors on the purchase of a controlling stake in Edenor.
- Advised Sinopec on the sale of its assets in Argentina to Compañía General de Combustibles.
- Advised Carrier Global Corporation in relation to a global intra-group reorganisation.
Barreiro, Oliva, De Luca, Jaca, Nicastro
Founding partner Nicolás Jaca-Otaño leads the ‘excellent’ Barreiro, Oliva, De Luca, Jaca, Nicastro corporate and M&A team, which clients praise for building close relationships, heading off problems and offering competitive rates. Co-founder Gonzalo Oliva Beltrán provides additional senior-level know-how. The practice offers a full range of corporate services, with particular expertise in M&A, contract negotiations, dispute resolution and franchising.
Nicolás Jaca Otaño
‘We have an excellent relationship with the lawyers we work with.’
‘An excellent team of partners and senior lawyers who are dedicated to analysing issues in depth.’
‘They are differentiated by the expertise and dedication of the partners. The firm has a good grasp of business strategy and offers competitive prices.’
‘A team with the ability to anticipate problems well in advance.’
Beretta Godoy is best known for managing cross-border deals across multiple jurisdictions, with mining sector transactions a particularly active area of work for the firm. Juan Sonoda, who has extensive energy and natural resources experience, has taken over leadership of the practice following the departure of former practice head María Angélica Grisolía, who moved to Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados in December 2021.
CGGC – China Gezhouba Group Corporation
China Energy EngineeringTianjinGroup
Toyota Boshoku America
AAJ Computers Services
Heil Trailer International
Perrigo (Omega Pharma)
- Advised on the integration between Minera Agua Rica and Minera Alumbrera as part of the merger between Yamana, Glencore and Goldcorp.
- Assisted Estelar Resources on the negotiation of an incorporated joint venture with the state-owned mining company of the Province of Santa Cruz.
- Acted as counsel to Alpha Lithium Corporation on an asset transaction with Uranium One Group.
Estudio Bunge has made a concerted push to build out its ‘well-organised’ corporate and M&A practice, bringing in up-and-coming ‘rainmaker’ corporate specialist Pedro Menendez San Martin as a partner from Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen and raising internal candidates Agustín César Bunge and Silvia Ludtke to the partnership. The appointments have deepened the firm’s offer across commercial, corporate, M&A, private equity and venture capital matters. The new additions will support practice head Diego Bunge, a litigation specialist; and senior partners Cristian Lacoste, a commercial and corporate lawyer; and civil and commercial contract law expert Carlos Noguiera.
‘The team is well organised and every member of the practice is knowledgeable and can assist us.’
‘The practice provides comprehensive and reliable advice.’
‘A multidisciplinary practice, which has a strong focus on corporate matters, especially in the insurance sector.’
‘Pedro Menendez San Martin is a rainmaker. He is very knowledgeable about the market and his advice is practical and to the point. Working with him is rewarding.
The Not Company
- Advised ESEADE – Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas – on the structuring of a strategic alliance with Aden University, a university in the US and Panama.
- Advised Logística y Servicios Marítimos on the acquisition of a tugboat from the previous owner, Marítima Maruba.
- Advised Morgan Advanced Materials on the acquisition of shares in Carbo San Luis.
Cerolini & Ferrari Abogados' corporate and M&A practice works with companies across a broad range of sectors, providing general corporate services and advice on day-to-day corporate affairs. International clients are particularly prominent, turning to the practice when seeking corporate advisory support for Argentine subsidiaries. The versatile Agustín Cerolini, who covers commercial, financial, banking and capital markets law, heads up the team.
Corpag (services) Buenos Aires
First Plus Soft
Banco de Servicios Financieros
- Advised on the sale of software development company Overactive to Perficient.
- Advised Waynimóvil on an infrastructure services agreement with Pomelo Fintech Services.
- Advising Catapult Sport on inward and outward investment involving Argentina and nearby countries.
Lorente & Lopez Abogados
Lorente & Lopez Abogados, best known for is bankruptcy and restructuring expertise, is also developing it general corporate practice. The firm’s founding partner Diego López Ugolini – who handles contracts, equity sales, M&A and spinoffs – leads the corporate and M&A offering, with key support from up-and-coming deal partner Martín Rozental. Transactional work is a busy area for the practice, which also takes on financing and contract advisory mandates.
Diego López Ugolini
Tata Consultancy Services
Banco del Sol
Banco del Chubut
Impresora Internacional de Valores
- Advised Blackburn Network on a project finance deal with Sion.
- Assisted Cristamine with a spinoff arrangement to separate its glass and fracking businesses.
- Advised Andtritz on the Entidad Binacional Yacyreta (EBY) public tender in order to take on an infrastructure project related to the Yacyretá dam.
MBP Partners - Abogados
Founding partner and ‘high quality professional’ Victoria Bengochea , who has extensive banking, finance and capital markets experience, leads the ‘agile’ MBP Partners – Abogados ‘ corporate and M&A practice, with fellow co-founder Ignacio Meggiolaro providing additional senior level input. Clients from a range of industries turn to the team for general corporate support on day-to-day matters as well as regulatory advice. Technology and financial services are particularly strong areas for the practice. Moreover, the senior team was futher strengthened in September 2022 with the promotion of Karina Damiano to the partnership; her practice encompasses corporate and company law matters, along with niche expertise in oil-and-gas regulation.
‘Very good service from individuals who are great professionals.’
‘The MBP Partners team carries out organised, agile and excellent work.’
‘Founding partner Victoria Bengochea is a high-quality professional who provides high quality legal advice.’
‘Victoria Bengochea and Ignacio Meggiolaro are excellent at collaborating and helping clients to solve problems.’
‘A young but quite experienced team that works with great dedication and delivers professional and efficient service.’
Ank (Itau-Unibanco Group)
- Advisry to Ank’s directors, shareholders and its legal team with regard to commercial and corporate matters connected with its products.
- Advised Medanito on various corporate and regulatory matters before the National Security Commission.
- Advised BTG Pactual on the restructuring of its Argentine corporate entity, including the appointment of new directors and the reduction of nominal capital in order to meet regulatory requirements.
Estudio Ortiz & Asociados
Estudio Ortiz & Asociados advises domestic and international clients on a broad range of day-to-day and transactional corporate matters. Jorge Ortiz, who focuses his practice on complex M&A deals, leads the corporate and M&A team, alongside experienced corporate lawyer Vanesa Mahia.
Jorge Ortiz; Vanesa Mahia
AT&T Communications Services
Foster Wheeler E&C
- Advised Grupo Sidus on the acquisition of the Argentine subsidiaries of Laboratories Pierre Fabr.
- Assisted the controlling shareholder of soybean group Don Mario on the negotiation and drafting of a shareholders’ agreement.
- Acted as counsel to Molino Chacabuco in the reorganisation of the group, including advice on the best possible corporate, labour and tax structures.
Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer
Name partner Jorge Tützer, who has more than 30 years' corporate and M&A experience, heads up the Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer corporate department alongside Hernán Camarero, who also has a lengthy track record handling corporate and transactional matters. The close involvement of the firm’s senior partners in deals and corporate matters is seen as a key differentiator by clients, with the client counting high profile national and multinational corporates on its roster. The team picks up work from a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, food production and software.
Jorge Tützer; Hernán Camarero
- Advised Under Armour on the sale of its 100% stake in UA Argentina to local investors.
- Advising ING Bank on the wind-up and liquidation of its local representative office.
- Advised Accenture on the local due diligence and acquisition of Wolox, an Argentine cloud-based company with subsidiaries in different Latin American countries.
Severgnini, Robiola, Grinberg & Tombeur
Severgnini, Robiola, Grinberg & Tombeur is active in transactional matters in the consumer, retail, energy, food and manufacturing sectors. Name partner Carlos Tombeur – who also undertakes banking and capital markets work – heads the firm’s corporate and M&A team, with support provided by Matias Grinberg, Francisco Lagger and Javier Tarasido.
Wiener Soto Caparrós
Wiener Soto Caparrós specialises in providing operational, commercial and governance support to the foreign shareholders of Argentine subsidiaries. M&A mandates are a key source of work for the team, which handles privatisation, divestment and mainstream deal work. The team is especially strong in the consumer products sector, as well as being active in infrastructure, energy transport and natural resources. Argentina-based US attorney and firm founder Laurence Weiner co-heads the corporate practice alongside Gonzalo Manuel Soto, who was previously in house at Coca-Cola Andina, and Mariela del Carmen Caparrós, an expert in heavily regulated industries.
Laurence Wiener; Mariela del Carmen Caparrós; Gonzalo Soto
‘The team always provides different alternatives and strategies and adds value.’
‘The firm delivers excellent follow-up and client engagement.’
Ferro Corporation and Ferro Performance Materials
Regus Management de Argentina
Food Partners Patagonia
Park Place Technologies
Helmerich & Payne Drilling Co
- Advising Franco-Argentine agro-seed company, RAGT Seeds, on the acquisition of a local seed breeder.
- Advised Ferro Corporation on the divestment of a local subsidiary.
- Advised Coca-Cola Andina Argentina on the potential acquisition of a new business unit.