Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

A&F | Allende • Ferrante | Abogados acts for clients in alternative dispute resolution processes, arbitrations and court and administrative proceedings. Lisandro Allende and Emilio Fontana lead the team.
The IP boutique Litvin Marzorati Legales has a strong track record in litigation related to trade mark and patent disputes; Melisa Litvin is the key contact.

Dispute resolution in Argentina

Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Consistently called on to handle large, complex, sensitive disputes, Marval O’Farrell Mairal advises domestic and international clients on high-value cases across all types of litigation and arbitration. The practice litigates before all levels of the courts in Argentina and regularly serves as counsel in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations in commercial, investor-state and bilateral treaty matters. The team also undertakes constitutional and administrative matters, as well as bankruptcy litigation. Practice head Ricardo Ostrower handles complex and politically sensitive litigation and arbitrations, and leads a formidable roster of senior talent that includes: Julio César Rivera (h), whose practice spans commercial litigation, international and domestic commercial arbitration, insolvency and constitutional law; Santiago Soria, an experienced energy and natural resources disputes lawyer; family law and inheritance disputes specialist Rodrigo García; and Elias Bestani, best known for his expertise in insurance, reinsurance, maritime and aviation disputes. Consumer law specialist Facundo Viel Temperley, who has expertise in consumer and product liability disputes; and arbitration and litigation practitioner Fernando Alemany, who was raised to the partnership in August 2022, are noted too. The practice can also call on the vast experience of honorary partner and litigation veteran Julio César Rivera. Since publication, senior associate Martín Vainstein has been raised to the partnership - effective as of December 2023.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Ostrower


In disputes, the outstanding attorneys I have worked with recently are Ricardo Ostrower, Julio Rivera Jr., Santiago Soria, Rodrigo Fermin García and Alejandro Alemany.

Marval is always available, the responses are quick, we do not wait days or hours to get a return from them. They make us feel that they are there for us.

Professional excellence and vast experience in most areas of law stand out. Facundo Viel Temperley, Fernando Montes de Oca, Ricardo Ostrower and Martin Bensadon.

Marval’s dispute resolution team is highly specialized in high-stakes corporate litigation, including cross-border cases. The fact that this team is part of a full-service law firm means that complex matters from different business areas (i.e. tax, environmental and M&A) are handled in an agile and thorough manner.

Ricardo Ostrower has extensive experience in dispute resolution and is always available to offer insights and perspectives to deal with new situations that arise before and/or during litigation.

Santiago Soria is a hands-on partner who knows in depth the facts of the cases in which he acts, thefore expediting strategic discussions throughout the case.

Absolute experts in their field, extremely client focused. Knowledge, experience and gravitas within the Latin American legal environment second to none. Always makes you feel as if nothing is too much trouble and capable of resolution. The office is run in a really efficient and friendly way. Back office/support staff very professional, friendly and helpful. Measure of the practice that we always look forward to meeting with Gabriel and Facundo.

Gabriel Matarasso – oozes gravitas, knowledge and authority. There’s nothing he doesn’t understand about the legal and judicial system. Superb grasp of English and the British culture. Leads from the front and despite being a senior partner prepared to roll his sleeves up. Great strategist and always cognisant of the bigger picture. Brings a calmness to the room notwithstanding the challenge being addressed.

Key clients



Barclays Bank

Credit Suisse



Pan American Energy




Avions de Transport Regional

INC (Carrefour Group)

Work highlights

  • Advising Credit Suisse on its potential liability for negligence in relation to the Madoff-fraud; the matter is significant as it relates to the potential liability of a financial entity for the wrongdoing of a third party.
  • Representing Avions de Transport Regional in arbitration proceedings in connection with the repossession of two aircraft sold to Avian Líneas Aéreas.
  • Representing INC in the debt restructuring proceedings of real estate developer Rivera Dessarrollos.

Beccar Varela

Beccar Varela advises plaintiffs and defendants on civil and commercial litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including arbitration and mediation, with mandates ranging from bet-the-company litigation to major ICC, LCIA and even ICSID arbitrations. The firm, which is known for its expertise in contractual disputes, also has a leading white-collar crime litigation practice. The experienced practice group is co-led by Gonzalo García Delatour (civil and commercial litigation, insolvencies, bankruptcies and arbitrations); Eduardo Güemes (civil and commercial litigation); Martín Gastaldi (restructuring); and Federico Sosa (complex litigation, class actions and insolvency). Seasoned litigation and arbitration veteran Rafael Marcelo Lobos is another key name on the senior partner bench, which receives extensive support from a dynamic second-line of associates specialising in disputes, including Pilar Lodewyckx Hardy, Fernando Kreser, Rocío Alejandra Labán, Sofía Deferrari, Victoria Rabasa, Yanina Salemme Duprat and Máximo Capón.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Güemes; Gonzalo García Delatour; Martín Gastaldi; Federico Sosa


They work with a lot of dedication. They pay attention to all the details. They are very serious in their work.

Gonzalo García Delatour and Joaquín Ceballos are very pleasant to deal with. They know the arbitration environment of the ICC well. They put great dedication into the work. They are very reliable and serious.

Key clients


Cooper Tire & Rubber

ENAP Sipetrol Argentina

Slade Gorton & Co

Pernod Ricard


Samsung Electronics


Banco de Galicia

Banco Itau

Work highlights

  • Representing Citibank in a case against Banco Provincia related to the settlement of FX matters; the case has now reached the Supreme Court.
  • Aadvising and representing Citibank in several complex litigation proceedings against Necxus Negocios Informáticos,  an e-commerce electronic products and household appliances group.
  • Defending Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in a dispute with Exportadora Winefish relating to distribution agreements.


The well-rounded dispute resolution practice at Bomchil advises domestic and international clients in multiple sectors on a wide range of regulatory, commercial, civil and contentious administrative matters, including tariff controls, state market intervention and public contract terminations. The firm is particularly well-known for its international arbitration expertise, where it has played an influential role championing legislation to establish Argentina as a modern, pro-arbitration seat. Respected international arbitration and electricity expert María Inés Corrá jointly leads the practice alongside accomplished all-round litigator Martín Girotti; experienced investment and commercial arbitration lawyer Francisco Gutiérrez; and Federico Campolieti, who has vast arbitration experience and is frequently called on to sit as an arbitrator. The promotion to the partnership of Melisa Romero, who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters and class actions across multiple key jurisdictions, has deepened the team’s senior bench. At associate level, senior Santiago Lucas Peña, who handles international arbitration, regulatory and administrative law work; and semi-senior Clara Goenaga, who has worked successfully with individual consumers on claims related to manufacturing defects and breach of sale of cars contracts, provide capable back up at associate level. Since publication, Peña has been raised to the partnership - effective as of Janauray 2024.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Gutiérrez; Maria Ines Corrá; Federico Campolieti; Martin Torres Girotti


Their combined knowledge of administrative law and experience in disputes makes them a unique and rare team not only in Argentina but in the region.

They excel at all aspects of a dispute, form an understanding of industry and business to the particulars of procedural matters.

Maria Inés Corrá is one of the best disputes lawyers in Argentina and the region at large. Relentless in the pursuit of excellence. She is thorough, creative and hard working. There is nothing she is not good at.

Federico Campolieti stands out for his impressive experience handling energy related disputes. He knows the game. Santiago de la Peña gets better and better as he progresses in his career.

Federico Campolieti. A rising star. Professionalism, availability and common sense.

Key clients

ENEL (former Endesa)


Wintershall DEA Argentina


Peugeot Citroën (currently Stellantis)



Banco Galicia

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000

Tallo Verde


Turner Group


PECOM Servicios Energía

Araucaria Energy

Massalin Particulares

Iteco Supply


Ingener Argentina


Work highlights

  • Represented PECOM Servicios Energía in a commercial arbitration dispute with state-owned telecoms and satellite services company ARSAT.
  • Advising Araucaria Energy on several regulatory and environmental matters related to two new power thermo-electric plants built by the company.
  • Advised a group of 60 individuals on a class action against the Federal Government, the Province of Buenos Aires and several state entities in connection with irregular measures taken over the biggest open waste dump in Argentina.

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja’s fully-fledged dispute resolution practice covers contractual, bankruptcy and environmental insurance claims as well as criminal cases, company-law conflicts and torts. The team handles administrative and judicial court work, and is especially well-known for the depth of its arbitration practice, which clients call on for support in complex international arbitration proceedings under ICC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL rules, as well as the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration decisions before Argentine courts. Other work includes matters coming before the permanent tribunal sitting at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and advice on designing legal structures and preventative scenarios in the face of potential conflicts. Heading the practice, Martín Beretervide is a former commercial court official and experienced bankruptcy, international arbitration and corporate litigation lawyer; sophisticated senior support comes from litigation and arbitration veteran Carlos Rotman, a former judge who has vast expertise and previously led the department. Commercial and investment treaty disputes lawyer Ignacio Minorini Lima; experienced banking and financial services practitioner Matías López Figueroa; and recent (January 2023) lateral partner recruit Francisco Camauer, a disputes and bankruptcy expert, are other key partner-level contacts. Senior associates Victoria Nadal and Martín Freier front the second line.

Practice head(s):

Martín Beretervide


Bruchou & Funes de Rioja works as a team as well as individually, always with the same professionalism and dedication, covering the needs in our case at a high level.’

I think that the strong point is the dedication and commitment that they take before any question that is made to them, the people with whom we interact the most are: Martin Beretervide, Maria Lucila Winschel and Daniela Rey.

The members of the Bruchou & Funes de Rioja legal team who assisted me in resolving my dispute are truly exceptional. They demonstrated a deep understanding of the legal aspects relevant to my case and have used that knowledge to develop strong and effective strategies. Additionally, their ability to adapt to changing situations and think creatively has allowed them to find innovative solutions to legal challenges that arose during the process. Their ability to deliver successful results, combined with their client-focused approach and strong legal knowledge, sets them apart favorably. In terms of what’s new in practice, I’m pleased to mention that this team has taken several initiatives that have improved their operation and ability to deliver exceptional service. They have implemented advanced technology into their practice, which has allowed them to improve efficiency in case management and evidence presentation. They have also promoted diversity and inclusion within the team, which has enriched their perspective and allowed for a greater understanding of the needs and concerns of a variety of clients. Compared to other law firms, these developments demonstrate a continued commitment to excellence and adaptation to the changing demands of the legal environment. I highly recommend this team

In particular I want to highlight Martín Beretervide. His contribution has been essential for the successful resolution of the case in question. His in-depth knowledge of his area of expertise and his experience in complex litigation made him a strategic partner for me. What distinguishes the attorneys at Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, including Martín, is their strategic approach and ability to provide innovative legal solutions to the most complex challenges. Additionally, their commitment to excellence and client satisfaction is evident in the way they approach each case. The firm’s lawyers are also noted for their ability to work effectively as a team, allowing them to collaborate closely with one another and make the most of the collective experience and knowledge of the entire firm. This internal collaboration further strengthens the quality of service and the ability to address highly complex legal matters.

Key clients

Francisco Pedro Vara

Barrick Gold

AES Corporation

Envision Energy International



MSU Energy

Naviera Sur Petrolera

Lemon Cash


Central Puerto

Potasio y Litio de Argentina

Minera Andina del Sol

HSBC Private Bank



Work highlights

  • Advising one of the shareholders of Grupo Piero on both judicial and non-judicial strategies to obtain recognition of his rights as a minority shareholder of two real estate companies.
  • Advising Barrick Gold Corporation and subsidiaries in a complex arbitration proceeding under ICC rules in connection with the termination of EPC contracts.
  • Assisting the AES Corporation in an ICSID arbitration filed against the Argentine Republic in connection with AES’s investment in several power generation companies.

Allende & Brea

Allende & Brea stands out for its track record in class action suits, particularly in the insurance and financial services sectors, and is also known for handling complex environmental claims and shareholder and commercial conflicts. Antitrust and IP-related litigation are other areas of notable expertise. Experienced commercial litigation arbitration lawyer David Gurfinkel leads the practice alongside Cristian Fox, who regularly assists commercial judges on complex shareholder conflicts and has served as arbitrator in a number of commercial disputes. Senior associate Daiana Mascheroni is noted; moreover, the team has been bolstered with a cluster of associate hires over the last 18 months.

Practice head(s):

David Gurfinkel; Cristian Fox


A very strong team that is highly experienced in complex litigation. They have great initiative.

David Gurfinkel, stands out for his dedication to the client, analytical skills and dedication to each consultation, which makes you feel safe and calm.

Andrea Aguirre is a solid young lawyer who is always attentive to the needs of the client.

Key clients

American Airlines

BBVA Banco Frances

Caja de Seguros

Chubb & Son

CSL Behring

ATM Compañía de Seguros

Metlife Group

Minera del Altiplano – Livent Corporation

Mastercard Cono Sur


Work highlights

  • Representing Metlife Group in several class action lawsuits filed by consumer protection associations regarding claims and payouts.
  • Advised Chubb Argentina de Seguros in a conflict related to the determination of damages arising from the termination of construction and concession agreements with SOCMER.
  • Representing and assisting Caja de Seguros in a class action claim filed by a consumers association.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie represents clients in civil, commercial, environmental and public law disputes before the Argentine federal, national and local courts. The ‘strong, business-oriented’ team is comfortable handling product liability litigation, public law litigation, compliance and criminal law matters, and is well-known for its work on construction cases, energy disputes, and complex breach of commercial agreements cases. Domestic and international arbitration matters are also covered, with compliance and preventative and post-litigation reviews other busy areas. The proactive and well-organisedLuis Dates, who represents clients in complex, multidisciplinary litigation and arbitration, leads the practice with key support coming from partners Santiago Maqueda Fourcade, who specialises in regulatory assessments and complex litigation; and Fernando Goldaracena, who leads the firm’s white-collar crime practice. Nicolas Servente, who also focuses on litigation before criminal courts, is the main contact at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Luis Dates


Luis Dates leads a strong team specialised in complex litigation and arbitration. They have consistently demonstrated legal expertise, business-oriented experience and the knowledge not only to solve disputes, but also to prevent them. Luis is proactive and well-organised.

The team adjusts to business needs and is professional and responsive, providing a high-quality and pragmatic service.

It is a great team that ranks among the best in the country at a professional level.

Key clients




Wal-Mart, Carrefour and La Anónima


Procter & Gamble




Tonichi Travel Service




Four Seasons Hotels

Stryker Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing Twitter in a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit filed by a former model and public figure.
  • Representing HP and its local subsidiary in Argentina in a complex agreement with a former distributor, having previously counselled HP on an investigation and internal compliance proceeding, and as a result, on the termination proceeding with said distributor.
  • Acting for Biogen Argentina, as defendant, in a complaint filed by a private medical insurer.

Martínez de Hoz & Rueda

Clients call on Martínez de Hoz & Rueda for support in high-stakes disputes that involve complex transactions, multiple contracts and which often involve parallel proceedings in more than one jurisdiction. The practice is probably best known for its undertaking of international investment and commercial arbitration, and is comfortable handling cases under a range of different arbitration rules, including ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, ICSID and UNCITRAL. The firm's wider strength in the energy sector brings in work from global energy companies seeking advice on landmark international litigations and the annulment and enforcement of arbitral awards. Highly respected arbitration veteran and founding partner José Martínez De Hoz co-leads the team alongside international and commercial arbitration practitioner Francisco Amallo.

Practice head(s):

José Martínez de Hoz; Francisco Amallo


Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados represents clients across a broad range of areas, litigating on civil, commercial, labour, IP, regulatory and tax matters. The team handles work at all levels of the Argentine court system and is also comfortable acting as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Conflict prevention and management are other areas of expertise, with class actions initiated by consumer associations also a key source of work. Administrative law, public services regulation, arbitration and mediation expert Horacio Ruiz Moreno co-leads the team alongside administrative law, public contracting and regulation expert Cristian Krüger. The practice also draws on the vast experience of public law veteran Rafael González Arzac, with additional support coming from Carlos Eliçabe, a corporate lawyer who also undertakes civil and commercial litigation. The firm strengthened its second line with senior associate Yamila di Martino joining from Bomchil in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Horacio Ruiz Moreno; Cristian Krüger

Key clients




Oceano SeaFood

HDI Seguros

Kia Argentina

Bio Ledesma



Deutsche Rückversicherung


Manufactura de Motores Argentinos









Naveira Truffat Martínez Abogados (NTMA)

Naveira Truffat Martínez Abogados (NTMA)’s strong restructuring track record sees the firm focus mainly on litigation emerging from bankruptcy and restructuring cases. The practice is co-led by commercial litigation lawyer Daniel Truffat, and disputes and corporate advisory practitioner, Oscar Martínez. Valentin Martinez is also active in the practice, providing support on contentious and non-contentious corporate, bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Truffat; Oscar Martínez


The disputes practice at O'Farrell handles the full range of dispute resolution work, including litigation, arbitration processes, mediation and negotiations, and extrajudicial conciliation, and is best known for its expertise in the energy, healthcare and automotive sectors. Class actions, damages claims and automotive product-liability matters are particularly strong areas, with the firm also advising start-ups on contentious matters. Complex litigation specialist Francisco Astolfi leads a team of ‘excellent professionals’, which is closely integrated with the firm’s public law offer and calls on the support of public law specialist Agustina Fanelli Evans. At associate level, Federico Daurat, Dolores Soler and Juan Matienzo are the main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Astolfi


Excellent professionals. They advise us on everything we need. Responsive and professional.

Key clients

Ford Argentina

Ford Motor Company

Plan Ovalo De Ahorro Para Fines Determinados


Medicus De Asistencia Médica y Científica





Grupo Concesionario Del Oeste

Cuore Consumer Research

Turkish Airlines

Brown International Corporation

XCMG Group Latam

ZTE Corporation



Latinoamericana De Energia

Set Logistica y Transportes

Naturgy Ban



Work highlights

  • Representing Ford in a class action initiated by a consumer association claiming defects in certain airbags.
  • Advising Latinoamericana De Energía on matters related to the renegotiation of contracts due to the impact of Covid-19 and high inflation.
  • Advising RPB on a matter involving the non-compliance of a bank with security protocols related to FX controls.

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen covers the complete spectrum of contentious advice, handling complex litigation proceedings in a broad array of commercial and public law disputes at all levels of the court system in Argentina. Disputes spanning multiple jurisdictions and fora, and class actions and mass litigation are particular areas of expertise, with the team also known for its track record in both investment and commercial arbitration cases. Arbitration and complex litigation specialist Laurato Ferro co-leads the team with the deeply experienced Luis Incera (litigation, insolvency, bankruptcy and family law), and Arnaldo Cisilino (civil and commercial litigation, class actions, data protection and privacy). Experienced litigation and arbitration practitioner Guillermo Quiñoa, who also undertakes real estate and construction law, provides additional senior level expertise. Key support comes from counsels Nicolas del Hoyo (product liability and banking & finance litigation), and Pía Politi (technology and media litigation; data privacy matters).

Practice head(s):

Lautaro Ferro; Luis Incera; Arnaldo Cisilino


The team compares favourably with other firms in the market and offers a good price-quality balance.

A dynamic team that resolves conflicts in a timely manner.


Key clients


Mercado Libre

Honda Motor de Argentina

Petrolera El Trébol

Old World Industries

Química True

Banco Santander Río

Hewlett Packard Argentina


United Airlines

Central de Restaurantes

Johnson & Johnson

Janssen Cilag

Falabella & CMR Falabella

Papelera del Plata (Softys)

Aval Federal




Work highlights

  • Advised Quimica on a dispute with the Municipality of Esteban Echeverría over a deed for a property purchase.
  • Advised Genneia on the fulfilment of a contract and collection of exchange differences relating to the Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista contracts executed with Cammesa.
  • Assisting Coppel in a judicial action against the company and board requesting the nullity of warranty extension insurance contracts and restitution of amounts received by Coppel from customers who paid for that insurance.

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran

Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran’s experienced, tight-knit team of senior lawyers is called on to support clients in litigation at all levels of the Argentine court system, as well as domestic and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. The practice is co-led by vastly experienced name partners Damian Burgio and German Wetzler Malbran, who have extensive expertise in litigation and arbitration. Administrative law, economic regulation and energy law specialist Santiago Garcia Mira is another key name alongside the dynamic Matías Rivera, who was made partner in 2022 and focuses his practice on dispute resolution, litigation, commercial arbitration and commercial law matters.

Practice head(s):

Damián Burgio; Germán Wetzler Malbrán

Key clients

Pampa Energía

Orígenes Seguros de Retiro



Orígenes Seguros

Arca Continental

Work highlights

  • Counsel to Edenor, as defendant, in restructuring proceedings.
  • Counsel to Orígenes Seguros as the defendant in a collective action initiated by a non-profit association.
  • Counsel to Metrogas in a breach of contract litigation against Transportadora de Gas del Norte.

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados assists national and international clients on the development of dispute prevention structures, as well as advising them on the resolution of complex disputes before national and international courts and at arbitration tribunals. Dispute prevention, class actions, contractual disputes, shareholder conflicts, out-of-court settlements and restructuring matters are all handled by the practice. Santiago Javier Monti has extensive national and international arbitration experience, and co-leads the practice with Rafael Algorta, a restructuring and arbitration lawyer. At associate level, semi-senior Juan Martín de la Vega is noted.

Practice head(s):

Santiago Monti; Rafael Algorta


A team with great capacity for analysis and resolving conflicts in an excellent way. They think of innovative solutions.

Santiago Monti and Juan Martin de la Vega have a proactive attitude, understand client needs and and know how to prevent future disputes.

Key clients


Mercado Libre





Balanz Capital




Genomma Laboratories

BAS Projects Developments

Schroder Investment Management

SBS Trading

Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe

Fábrica Austral de Productos Eléctricos

Hostería Patagónica Calafate

Gaucho Group


Carif Seguros

Work highlights

  • Represent RE/MAX in a complaint filed against the Public Registry of Commerce of the City of Buenos Aires to nullify the dissolution and liquidation of RE/MAX Argentina.
  • Advise Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe in a class action lawsuit against that involves 14 of the country’s main banks, alleging the banks had fixed credit card rates.
  • Represent Balanz in a lawsuit filed by a consumer association related to the pricing of certain future dollar contracts.

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani

Financial services and energy are particular areas of strength for Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani, which handles a broad range of dispute resolution work, including domestic and international arbitration, class actions, insolvency proceedings and general commercial litigation. Contract breaches emerging out of bankruptcy scenarios,  and the obtaining of recognition and enforcement of international arbitration rulings before Argentine courts, are both particular areas of expertise; and the practice teams up with external specialists as required for matters with a criminal aspect. Experienced arbitration and shareholder litigation lawyer Mariano Rovelli leads that team alongside the versatile Eugenia Pracchia, who handles litigation and administrative proceedings and also advises on FX, capital markets and anti-money laundering matters. At associate level, seniors Martina Schmidt and Santiago Nieto handle a combination of civil and commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, administrative controversies, and bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Mariano Rovelli; Eugenia Pracchia

Key clients

Alau Teconología

AON Risk Services


Banco Macro

Banco Industrial

BBVA Argentina

Bunge Argentina

Harz Energy


Compañía Financiera Argentina


TPCG Financial

Olympic Broadcasting Services

SoEnergy International


Termoeléctrica José de San Martín

Termoeléctrica Manuel Belgrano

Ferrosur/Loma Negra

Work highlights

  • Advising an agribusiness company before the Central Bank in highly complex FX criminal proceeding against the company and its directors.
  • Advise Parque Solar Cura Brocheo in a claim related to a breach of environmental regulation as a result of the construction of the power plant.
  • Advising local financial entities in class action cases filed against them, involving the analysis and interpretation of a diversity of banking and credit issues from the consumer law standpoint.

Abeledo Gottheil Abogados

Abeledo Gottheil Abogados has wide experience across international and domestic arbitration and litigation, advising high profile local and international clients on a range of matters. The firm’s arbitration practice is particularly prominent, with the team regularly called on to assist in ICC, ICSID and Buenos Aires Stock Exchange Arbitral Tribunal proceedings. Rodrigo Blas Hernández, who has extensive complex litigation experience, leads the practice alongside Hernán Martín Oriolo, a well-known litigation lawyer in the the oil-and-gas, infrastructure and construction sectors; and Luis Erize, who has a strong dispute resolution track record in the electricity and hydrocarbons industries. Shareholder litigation expert Leonardo Pablo Cippitelli and complex commercial litigation lawyer Federico Osvaldo Valiño round-off the senior team. At associate level, senior Florencia Buczak is noted.

Practice head(s):

Luis Erize; Hernán Oriolo; Rodrigo Hernández


A solid team in procedural matters and complex litigation. They design the best procedural strategy, based on the specific problem, and focused on the business.

Federico Valiño and Leonardo Cippitelli are noted for their professional excellence and persistence.

Hernán Martín Oriolo has outstanding experience in resolving disputes and arbitration, having even been proposed and appointed as an arbitrator by important arbitration institutions. He is the director of a regional publication specialized in arbitration, a member of various international arbitration panels and has an important specialisation in energy law and its regulation, having intervened in many issues related to the conventional and unconventional energy industry.

We highlight partner Hernán Martín Oriolo, and senior associates Karina Moavro and Florencia Buczak for commercial and labour litigation resolution.

Key clients

Toyota Argentina


Yamaha Motor Argentina


Lestar Química


Asociación del Fútbol Argentino


LG Electronics

Cepas Argentinas


Natura Cosmeticos

Compañía General de Combustibles


SA San Miguel Global

NTT Data Argentina


Finning Caterpillar

Work highlights

  • Assisted Pioneer Argentina in the filing of a foreclosure action against Guilford Argentina involving two properties.
  • Defence counsel for PwC Argentina in a long-running dispute regarding a claimant’s acquisition of a supermarket chain.
  • Provide legal advice and representation for YPF in several lawsuits filed against the company.

Barreiro, Oliva, De Luca, Jaca, Nicastro

Barreiro, Oliva, De Luca, Jaca, Nicastro’s growing dispute resolution practice handles complex disputes, including commercial and investment arbitration, as well as advising clients on negotiation strategy, dispute resolution clauses, precautionary judicial measures, and settlement agreements. The team has been particularly active in disputes related to technology, telecoms, construction, energy and debt restructuring, with its work on strategic cases in payment processing and virtual wallets particularly notable. Founding partner and former Court Clerk Juan Pablo De Luca leads the practice and handles litigation in commercial judicial proceedings and investment and commercial arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Juan Pablo De Luca


The firm has an excellent working dynamic with the client, knowing the priorities and understanding the client’s needs. They know the business thoroughly. They also have a well-supported team to work on a variety of topics.

Highly trained professionals who are close to the client.

Juan Pablo De Luca, the partner in charge, is always available and attentive to detail; he brings experience, commitment and solid knowledge in procedural matters and commercial law.

Beretta Godoy

Clients call on Beretta Godoy for support and representation in trials, arbitral proceedings, alternative dispute resolution fora and litigation at all judicial levels. Mining and oil-and-gas are areas of notable expertise, where the firm leverages its experience in protecting foreign investments under bilateral investment treaties, as well as its track record in international and domestic commercial arbitrations. Founding partner Federico Godoy, who is active in power, energy, toll road and mining disputes, co-leads the practice alongside the experienced Juan Sonoda, who handles energy and natural resources, foreign investment, international business transactions and dispute resolution. Senior associate Juan Nasuti leads the practice’s second line.

Practice head(s):

Federico Godoy; Juan Sonoda

Key clients

República Federativa do Brasil

Yamana Gold

Salta Exploraciones

Huayou Cobalt

Estelar Resources

Minera Agua Rica

Litio Minera Argentina

Perfect Vision Manufacturing

Minas Argentinas

Proyectos Pastos Grandes

Work highlights

  • Represent Litio Minera, owner of the “Mariana” mining project in the Province of Salta, in an action for declaratory relief before the Federal Court in Buenos Aires City.
  • Representing Estelar Resources in an ‘amparo’ action filed against the state to  declare the imposition of an export duty on certain minerals unconstitutional.
  • Represented Minas Argentinas in an ‘amparo’ action filed against the state to  declare the imposition of an export duty on certain minerals unconstitutional.

Brons & Salas

Brons & Salas supports domestic and international clients through the entire dispute resolution process, including negotiations and mediation, and has experience handling environmental issues, corporate disputes, shareholder conflicts, distribution contracts, tax matters and contentious customs issues. The team is noted for the depth of its energy and construction practice, with renewable energy and power purchase agreements (PPAs) particularly active segments. Veteran litigator Pablo Brusco co-heads the practice with administrative law expert Sebastián Alvarez and Joaquin Vallebella, who is the lead on arbitration matters. Deeply experienced, Andrea De Chiara is the main contact at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Brusco; Joaquín Vallebella; Sebastián Álvarez

Key clients


Compañía Administradora del Mercado Mayorista Eléctrico

Papel Prensa

PwC International

Aerolíneas Argentinas

Grupo Peñaflor

Mercedes Benz Argentina


Hyundai Motors Argentina

Fortescue Metals Group



Work highlights

  • Represented Cammesa in domestic and international arbitration proceedings and litigation in connection with PPAs for renewable energies.
  • Representing PwC International as co-defendant and auditors in a complex case related to claims brought by supermarket chain Carrefour regarding its purchase of Supermercados Norte.
  • Advised Cammesa on a lawsuit filed against the Province of Neuquén’s distribution company claiming payments for electricity provided.

Bulló Abogados

Bulló Abogados is best known for the depth of its insurance expertise and its support for insurers and reinsurers in product liability, class actions and medical malpractice matters, among others. Practice heads Gastón Gómez Buquerín, Diego Alonso and Gustavo Torassa are the main points of contact for all contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Gastón Gómez Buquerín; Diego Alonso; Gustavo Torassa

Cerolini & Ferrari Abogados

Cerolini & Ferrari Abogados is best known for its extensive experience handling class actions, but also acts for clients from a range of sectors in administrative proceedings, complex litigation and arbitration for damages, and breach-of-contract matters. Clients commend practice head and ‘solid professionalMatias Ferrari for his ‘deep and up-to-date knowledge’. Senior Associates Cecilia Massone and Lorena Quiroz, who recently joined from Mayer Remiro and O'Farrell respectively, lead the second line, although Julieta Santillan moved in-house at Santander and Camila Di Marino has joined Banco de la Nación Argentina.

Practice head(s):

Matías Ferrari


The Cerolini & Ferrari litigation team works in an interdisciplinary, proactive and pragmatic manner, with a strategic vision.

Matías Ferrari stands out for his deep and up-to-date knowledge. He demonstrates extensive experience in resolving commercial disputes, with a strategic and pragmatic vision oriented by the commercial needs of the business.

A passionate team, with strong technical knowledge and practical experience. They understand the needs of customers and seek creative alternatives to meet those needs. The rates are very competitive.

Matías Ferrari has a solid professional who is always available and ready to satisfy the needs of the clients.

Key clients

ICBC Investments Argentina

HSBC Asset Management



Boehringer Ingelheim

Work highlights

  • Advise ICBC Investments on the legal strategy for the collection of deferred-payment checks and e-checks purchased by the fund in the capital market.|
  • Advised HSBC Asset Management on the legal strategy for the collection of the deferred-payment checks and e-checks purchased by the fund in the capital market.
  • Advising and representing Coppel in a claim made by the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) in connection with the operation of the company as a non-financial credit provider granting personal loans to consumers.

DLA Piper Argentina

DLA Piper Argentina handles matters at all court levels in Argentina, undertaking civil, commercial, shareholder and administrative litigation, as well as in arbitration and international arbitration for local and international clients in a wide range of industries. Shareholder litigation is a particularly active area. Labour law, litigation and restructuring expert Alberto Rubio heads the practice, with associates Florencia Fabio (international private law, complex litigation and arbitration) and María Florencia Labarile (commercial litigation, labour law and bankruptcy) leading the second line.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Rubio


The firm’s lawyers are highly trained, agile and practical.

Key clients

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina

Lactalis International

Empresa Argentina de Navegación Aérea

Aires del Sur

Juan Pablo Guaita

Trust & Investment Administration

TIG Insurance Company

Startek Corporation


Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Work highlights

  • Advised nuclear power plant operator Nucleoeléctrica Argentina on an arbitration proceeding against Argentine construction company TGLT, regarding a highly sensitive dispute related to a complex construction project for burned fuel elements.
  • Represented dairy company Lactalis in a dispute against Goodies, a distributor of Lactalis products, after a contract termination.
  • Represented Edenor before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in a claim for damages derived from the death of an Argentine citizen in an accident.

ECIJA Argentina

ECIJA Argentina handles civil, commercial, tax, and labour litigation before federal and local courts, along with administrative proceedings involving federal, provincial and local agencies; the practice is also active in pre-emptive schemes of settlement, debt restructuring and asset recovery. The group is jointly led by commercial, civil, labour and administrative litigator Diego Martinotti; corporate and commercial litigation practitioner Angeles Bernachea; and the versatile Santiago Viglierchio, whose practice areas include debt negotiation, corporate disputes, consumer protection, anti-trust law and civil and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Diego Martinotti; Angeles Bernachea; Santiago Viglierchio

Work highlights

Estudio Ymaz Abogados

Estudio Ymaz Abogados has a strong track record handling politically sensitive disputes in the public sector, infrastructure, concession and construction areas. The practice is led by Martín Ymaz Videla, who has more than two decades' experience in litigation and arbitration. ‘Very solid’ senior associate Pablo Schlottahuer is the other key name, coordinating work across the department and supporting major litigation cases - particularly as regards strategy.

Practice head(s):

Martín Ymaz Videla


A very solid team with extensive experience in complex litigation. They have great initiative, legal solidity and a lot of preparation.

Personalised and direct engagement from the most experienced lawyers with clients. Martín Ymaz Videla and Esteban Ymaz Videla have a great capacity for analysis and are constantly looking for innovative solutions that allow us to remedy the problems that clients present to them.

They listen to the client and work as a team with inhouse lawyers. They are all very friendly. Excellent professionals.

Key clients

Dycasa Sociedad Anónima



CAF Signalling



Dirección Provincial de Puertos de la Provincia de Tierra del Fuego


Work highlights

  • Defended Veritran before the courts to reverse a rejected registration in the Buenos Aires commercial registry.
  • Representing Caminos del Abra in a lawsuit against the Dirección Nacional de Vialidad for the final liquidation of a concession.
  • Defended Tabolango in order to reverse a court decision rejecting a deposit and payment.

Estudio Bunge

Estudio Bunge represents clients before federal, provincial and arbitral courts in Argentina and internationally, handling matters ranging from contractual breaches in the field of public works and services, damage claims and manufacturer’s responsibility, to medical malpractice, tort liability and company disputes. The firm has also defended the Argentine state in civil and commercial disputes. Practice head Diego Bunge has a strong commercial litigation practice and receives senior support from Eduardo Puig, whose practice encompasses litigation, arbitration and insolvency matters. Other key names at partner level include insurance sector expert Donaldo Smith Sanchez, who represents insurers in judicial disputes and arbitrations; and litigation and arbitration-focused Juan Cornejo.

Practice head(s):

Diego Bunge

Key clients


Sociedad italiana de Beneficencia

Asociación Civil Parque de Servicios Zona Norte

Asociación Civil Las Caletas

Bella Cup



Dragados y Obras Portuarias

Naval Motor

Sisteco Sistemas de Computación

Inversiones en Clubs de Campo

Michelin Argentina


Valle de Las Leñas

San Eliseo Management

Augustea Marifran

Hope, Duggan & Silva

Hope, Duggan & Silva's practice covers investment treaty and commercial arbitration disputes, as well as civil actions emerging from liquidation proceedings, and contentious labour and tax matters. Hugo Vivot leads the team, with partners Juan Duggan and Jose Bo the other key names.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Vivot

Lorente & Lopez Abogados

Lorente & Lopez Abogados’s core bankruptcy and restructuring practice is its main source of dispute resolution work, with the team regularly called on for advice in disputes emerging from bankruptcies and restructurings; creditor dispute resolution in side-proceedings is a noted area of expertise. Veteran insolvency lawyer Javier Armando Lorente co-leads on dispute resolution matters alongside Ariel Di Bártolo, an expert in corporate reorganisations, and Mariana Russo, whose practice covers dispute resolution and restructuring.


The firm provides us with technical support, it has a legal advisory teams specialised in different areas such as insurance, labor, banking, etc. Excellent advice, the answers are immediate to the required needs. Trustworthy and responsible: the advice of Javier Lorente and Martin Rozental stands out. Excellent professionals.

Key clients

Necxus Negocios Informáticos

Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera

Ezentis Argentina

Compañía Argentina de Alimentos


Grupo Uno Medios

Overseas Properties


Work highlights

  • Representing Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera in an ongoing arbitration procedure related to a breach of contract.
  • Assisted Veinfer in excluding the vote of a creditor to allow the company to reorganise its liabilities and achieve approval of its preventive agreement.
  • Handling litigation across various cases for insurer Sancor Seguros and Prevención ART.

Nicholson y Cano Abogados

Nicholson y Cano Abogados advises clients on complex lawsuits, class actions, civil and commercial litigation, administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. The team is also called on for support in the enforcement of foreign arbitral judgements and awards in Argentina, and is known for its litigious capabilities regarding antitrust, insurance matters, bankruptcy and creditors' rights. Experienced litigation and arbitration lawyer Luis Bullrich jointly leads the team alongside litigation, Chapter 11 and arbitration practitioner Juan Santiago Mollard; class action expert Juan Manuel Sampietro; and Gonzalo Esses, who focuses on complex civil and commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Luis Bullrich; Juan Santiago Mollard; Juan Manuel Sampietro; Gonzalo Esses

Noetinger & Armando

Noetinger & Armando is known for the depth of its IP focus, but also takes on a range of dispute resolution and complex litigation work for clients in the financial services, aviation and retail sectors, with class actions a key area for the practice. Industrial and IP disputes expert Miguel Armando leads the team in tandem with consumer rights litigation and class action lawyer Juan Pringles, who also coordinates the team’s contentious administrative matters and judicial proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Armando; Juan Pringles

Key clients

Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires

Galicia Administradora de Fondos

Prisma Medios de Pago

Boton de Pago


Carrier Fueguina


Tarjeta Naranja

FB Lineas Aéreas


Compañía Financiera


Tarjeta del Mar


Tasa Logistica

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco de Galicia on a class action where a consumer association related to a foreign exchange matter.
  • Handled a class action for Prisma Medios de Pago related to the refund of maintenance service fees charged on credit cards.
  • Advised airline Flybondi on a class action related to the cancellation and refund of tickets during the Covid-19 lockdown period.

Pozo Gowland Abogados

Pozo Gowland Abogados covers administrative, extrajudicial, judicial and arbitration proceedings, with disputes in the energy and transport sectors notably active areas of work. The practice is co-led by Ramón Zubiaurre, who has extensive national and international arbitration experience (and for whom energy is a key area); and Gustavo Campobassi, who undertakes a wide range of civil, commercial and administrative litigation, and is also strong in the energy and power sector.

Practice head(s):

Ramón Zubiaurre; Gustavo Campobassi


A good team with excellent legal knowledge and client-focused service.

They understand the issues and work well with clients’ internal teams. Impressive technical knowledge.

Key clients


Pampa Energía




Transportadora de Gas del Sur


Central Dock Sud

Norte Grande Eléctrico

Enel Generación Chocón

Enel Generación Costanera

Integración Energética Argentina



Termoeléctrica Manuel Belgrano



Total Especialidades

Molino Juan Semino



Caminos del Río Uruguay

Work highlights

  • Represent Edenor in a lawsuit filed by the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ENRE) for the payment of fines.
  • Advising Caminos del Río Uruguay on a dispute against the National Government for damages related to the execution of a contract.
  • Representing Cincovial in a lawsuit against the National Government for the breach of a road concession contract.

Wiener Soto Caparrós

Wiener Soto Caparrós has specialist expertise in employment litigation and collective bargaining disputes, and also covers international arbitration, business torts, intellectual property, distribution and agency disputes, and tax and antitrust litigation. Team head Gonzalo Soto focuses his practice on matters related to business and employment law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Gonzalo Soto


The team demonstrates professionalism, efficiency and technical knowledge.

A team with extensive knowledge and experience in conflict resolution and litigation.


Key clients

Perform Content

McCain Argentina & McCain Foods

Coca-Cola Andina Argentina

Helmerich & Payne

Giumarra International Berry

Gulftech International

Rail Europe

Regus Management de Argentina

RAGT Semences

Work highlights

  • Assisted McCain with a claim against a logistics company for breach of contract.
  • Representing Coca-Cola Andina in the pursuit of a claim related to the reorganisation proceedings of Vicentín.
  • Working with Jones Day to represent Brown International in a lawsuit for patent invalidity filed by JBT Argentina.

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados has a strong focus on dispute resolution engagements flowing from restructurings and its core real estate practice, with the team handling commercial litigation regarding tax, foreign exchange, labour, contracts, damages and banking matters. Practice head Rodrigo Bustingorry leads on judicial processes, arbitrations, negotiations and the prevention of civil and commercial conflicts. Key senior support comes from former commercial courts judge Carlos Ferrario, who focuses on contractual and bankruptcy disputes. At senior associate level Clara Minieri ‘stands out for her dedication and abilitywhile Evangelina Zobra Barrera specialises in civil, business and family matters.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Bustingorry


ZBV stands out for its professionalism and quality of care. The billing is reasonable.

Rodrigo Bustingorry stands out for his procedural knowledge and analytical ability. Clara Minieri is a young professional who also stands out for her dedication and ability.

Key clients

Itaú Unibanco Nassau Branch

Banco Hipotecario

Radiodifusora Buenos Aires

Work highlights

  • Represent Banco Hipotecario in the restructuring process of Ribera Desarrollos, a real estate developer.
  • Represent Radiodifusora Buenos Aires, the owner of some of the main radio stations in Argentina, in its judicial reorganisation procedure and various associated court matters.