Firms To Watch: Tax

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados provides advice on the structuring and implementation of appropriate and efficient legal structures and also represents clients in administrative and judicial proceedings at national, provincial and municipal levels. Tax law specialist Alejandro Mora leads the practice.

Tax in Argentina

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja provides a large client base of companies and families with a wide ranging tax service that covers all aspects of tax law, from tax planning and structuring through to tax litigation and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. Other noted areas of expertise include helping clients to migrate tax residencies out of Argentina and assistance with the tax aspects of crypto-asset matters. The firm has a deep bench of senior talent covering both contentious and advisory aspects, and is led by outstanding tax litigation practitioner Liban Kusa. Further partner-level support comes from transactional tax and high-net worth specialist, Ezequiel Lipovetzky; complex corporate and financial tax lawyer, Daniela Rey; and Nicolas Nogueira Castellini, who handles customs and tax litigation at the national, provincial and municipal levels. The senior line-up has been further strengthened with the promotion of transactional tax lawyer Pablo M Muir to the partnership in mid-2023.

Practice head(s):

Liban Kusa


Testimonials

A very balanced team between litigators and consultants. They work with a very high degree of preparation and internal coordination.

Liban Kusa is, in my opinion, the best tax lawyer in Argentina. He knows the rules, procedures and  jurisprudence in depth. Nicolás Nogueira is an excellent litigator, especially when it comes to local taxes. The team in general is of an excellent level and stands out for its willingness to find effective and creative solutions.

The team stands out for its deep technical knowledge, responsiveness and business vision.

Regarding tax advisory and planning Ezequiel Lipovetzky stands out. He has extensive technical and commercial experience in corporate reorganisation and M&A processes. He is a professional who has extraordinary technical training and an excellent ability to adapt to the needs of the client.

The firm demonstrates great experience in all tax issues that we raise.

Key clients

Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina (ABA)


Asociación de Bancos Argentinos (ADEBA)


Cargill


Despegar.com


Prosegur


Grupo MSU


Visa


CCU


Citibank and Banco Galicia


Natura Cosméticos


Banco Macro


Bunge Argentina


Grupo Albanesi


Grupo Sielecki


Unblock


Equinor


Go Integro


Work highlights


  • Advised ABA and several banks on filing a lawsuit before the National Supreme Court of Justice to challenge the constitutionality of a turnover tax withholding regime established by the Province of Córdoba to collect payments from non-resident taxpayers and digital services companies.
  • Took over the administrative and judicial defence of Cargill before provincial tax authorities, intervening in various courts to challenge different local tax claims regarding turnover tax and local withholding regimes.
  • Advised Despegar on various tax matters arising out of its local operations and the relationship with service providers abroad; work includes analysis of the tax impact of complex operations and advice on tax inspections.

Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Marval O’Farrell Mairal advises a high-profile portfolio of local and international clients across all aspects of tax law, including advisory work, tax planning and transactional matters, as well as litigation at all court levels. The stand-out practice is known for the depth of its expertise and experience handling sophisticated tax structuring, complex cross-border transactional work and high-stakes tax disputes. The team is also called on to provide support on regional tax matters involving other Latin American jurisdictions. The department, the largest in Argentina, boasts a deep bench of senior talent that is co-led by: María Inés Brandt, a go-to partner for high-level transactional and tax planning matters; corporate taxation specialist Walter Keiniger; international tax expert Gabriel Gotlib; and M&A tax veteran Fernando Vaquero. The senior team is also able to draw on the vast experience of veteran tax and customs of counsel, Horacio García Prieto. A talented second line of support is provided by senior associates Maria Paula Castelli (international tax); Sergio Vergara (tax litigation) and Luciana Virgile (corporate tax). Since publication, Vergara has been raised to the partnership - effective as of December 2023.

Practice head(s):

María Inés Brandt; Gabriel Gotlib; Walter Keiniger; Fernando Vaquero


Testimonials

María Ines Brandt has extensive tax knowledge and has become a partner for us when making decisions with a tax impact. She is an excellent professional.

The firm has experts in all areas of the business. They always provide thorough analysis.

Walter Keiniger has strong knowledge and is proactive with solutions.

A team with extensive experience and knowledge in tax matters, in a very complex jurisdiction given the continuous changes applied by the authorities.

They think “out of the box” to try to provide solutions to the questions that arise with the continuous increase in legal restrictions.

The team is made up of members with a lot of experience and solid knowledge in taxation. They balance analysis between the legal theoretical framework and concrete experience gained in administrative and judicial courts.

For a client the most important attribute of a tax practice is having confidence in the advice you are given. Tax advice is often hedged, which makes it a gamble for the client. The tax practice at Marval, and particularly the advice of Walter Keiniger, does not follow this pattern. The advice is clear and well-researched and therefore valuable.

Key clients

Mondelēz Argentina


Nike


Loma Negra


Work highlights


  • Advising Nike on the tax implications of a commercial restructuring of its business in Argentina.
  • Advising Loma Negra on an effort to obtain an injunction to prevent the Province of Misiones from implementing a regime requiring down-payments from taxpayers, contravening taxpayers’ rights.
  • Advising Mondelēz Argentina on negotiating and executing an asset sale agreement related to the Mantecol brand and other assets including various complex commercial agreements.

Allende & Brea

Allende & Brea supports clients with a broad tax offering covering M&A, tax free reorganisations, tax planning, transfer pricing, tax treaties, forex and day-to-day matters. The firm also has a strong private clients' practice that advises families, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals on designing tax-effective strategies and using trusts, private foundations and other asset protection structures. Tax litigation is another busy area, with the team representing individuals and corporates in tax-related administrative and judicial appeal proceedings at all levels. The practice is co-led by experienced tax lawyer Raul Fratantoni, who also fronts the successful private clients' desk; and Nicolas Procopio, who handles litigation, transactional and tax planning matters for corporates and individuals. The team also draws on a support from a strong bench of associate level talent. Paula Polimeni and Mariano Federico Anna undertake tax dispute and litigation matters; and Bautista Dasso is a key contact for high net worth individuals, families and private banks.

Practice head(s):

Raúl Fratantoni; Nicolás Procopio


Key clients

Syngenta Agro


Grupo Masisa


Corven


Intrials Argentina


Mastercard Cono Sur


FMC Química


Europe-Assistance Argentina


BRP Tax


Malbec Real Estate


Caja de Seguros


Work highlights


  • Advised Grupo Masisa on the sale of its Argentine assets to Central Puerto, in a transaction described as the largest transaction in the forestry industry for the last 30 years.
  • Advised Corven on the re-structuring of its international business in order to achieve the desired expansion into other countries in Latin America
  • Advised Syngenta on challenging provincial taxes before the Argentine Supreme Court of Justice.

Baker McKenzie

Multinational clients seek out Baker McKenzie for advice on tax planning and tax litigation, with the team also called for support on the Argentine tax aspects of global cross-border transactions. Other areas of expertise include transfer pricing-related planning and litigation, as well as the tax aspects of company reorganisations and compensation packages. Experienced practice head Martin Barreiro focuses on general and global tax planning, transfer pricing and M&A transactions. Key senior support comes from M&A, cross-border and customs tax expert Juan Pablo Menna; and Esteban Rópolo, who has strong expertise across international trade, customs and antitrust matters.

Practice head(s):

Martín Barreiro


Testimonials

The team provides practical and comprehensive advice, and the lawyers build rapport with clients and stay abreast of changes locally and globally.

The team is always very collaborative and very responsive. It stands out for its agility when analysing the issues.

Key clients

Viterra


Abbvie


Ole Communications


Schlumberger Group


Archer Daniels Midland


Amcor


Klabin


Nutrien


Marriott


RHI Magnesita


Work highlights


  • Assisting Viterra with analysis of the tax implications and benefits of reorganising the equity holdings of its Argentine subsidiaries.
  • Assisted Abbvie with an analysis of the tax implications arising from the reorganisation of equity holdings in an Argentine subsidiary to avoid double taxation.
  • Advising Amcor on the tax implications of reorganising its Argentine subsidiaries.

Bomchil

Bomchil is known for handling the tax aspects of syndicated loans, cross-border M&A and complex restructurings, as well as having extensive litigation, regulatory and private client tax-planning experience. The practice is also at the forefront of tax developments in the areas of cryptocurrency and fintech. The absorption of highly-rated tax boutique Teijeiro & Ballone, Abogados in 2022 has deepened the tax team’s expertise across the board and helped the firm to secure client wins in the technology, media and automotive sectors. Guillermo Teijeiro is a stand-out tax practitioner with vast experience in corporate, transactional and international taxation, as well as digital economy and private wealth tax matters. He co-leads the practice with national and international corporate tax planning expert Mariano Ballone; tax litigation and advisory partner Ariadna Artopoulos and fellow veteran practitioner Alejandro Messineo, who handles international tax law, tax planning and disputes with tax authorities at different levels of government.

 

Practice head(s):

Ariadna Artopoulos; Mariano Ballone; Alejandro Messineo; Guillermo Teijeiro


Testimonials

Guillermo Teijeiro has an impeccable knowledge of the law. He has the ability to translate complex issues and always give the right advice.

Key clients

Bunge Argentina


Aeropuertos Argentina 2000


PepsiCo


Milkaut –Savencia Group


Enel Group


Huawei


Grupo Iraola


Paramount (formerly ViacomCBS)


Rolex


HCA


The Mosaic Company


Grupo Corporación América


CIAL Dun & Bradstreet


Lesaffre group


Uber


Weatherford


Siemens Energy / Siemens Mobility


American Express Argentina


Capsa/Capex


Seabord Energías Renovables


Corporación Puerto Madero


ABB


SPI Energy


Work highlights


  • Advised Aluar Aluminios Argentinos on the tax aspects of a notes exchange offer.
  • Advised Compañía General de Combustibles on the tax aspects of various financial and capital markets transactions.
  • Advised SPI Energy on the tax aspects of various financial and capital markets transactions.

O'Farrell

O'Farrell is widely recognised for its exceptional track record in tax litigation, successfully representing corporates and individuals in complex, precedent-setting tax disputes before all levels of national, provincial and municipal courts. Market segments where the team is particularly strong include energy taxation, new taxes on extraordinary wealth, transfer pricing, tax inflation disputes, and discrepancies between double conventions and local regulations. Practice head Miguel A.M. Tesón is a stand-out practitioner with expertise spanning cross-border transactions, tax planning for foreign corporations, transfer pricing, federal tax law and local taxes. He receives high quality senior support from a strong bench of partners: Valeria Estathio has deep expertise in federal and international tax law; María Valls has a strong tax disputes practice; and Guillermo Lalanne is an authority on constitutional tax law and complex litigation.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Tesón


Testimonials

The O’Farrell tax department is made up of professionals with exceptional technical knowledge and the ability to combine this with practical experience. They have knowledge that makes a difference when it comes to proposing a strategy.

Miguel Teson has unique experience in litigation. Celina Valls is the country’s number one expert in inflation adjustment. Guillermo Lalane is recognized for his technical knowledge and experience. They are top-level professionals.

Key clients

Pampa Energía


Naturgy Argentina


Droguería del Sud


Ford Argentina


Importadora y Exportadora de la Patagonia


Grupo Telefónica Argentina


Biogenesis Bago


Transener


Sanofi


Sacde


Pop Argentina


Telesistema


Adecoagro


IPH


Work highlights


  • Submitted a claim on behalf of Telefónica de Argentina challenging the constitutionality of prohibiting inflation adjustment provisions to asset depreciation for income tax purposes; the Federal Tax Court sided with the company, establishing that the prohibition is not compatible with the property rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
  • Obtained three favourable decisions from the Social Security Chamber of Appeals on behalf of Transener confirming the social security tax treatment applicable to companies with minority participation of the Federal State as a consequence of the privatisation of the pension regime.
  • Obtained two preliminary injunctions in favour of Telefónica Móviles and AMX preventing the Municipality of La Matanza from imposing a local tax that was deemed unconstitutional.

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen provides comprehensive tax advice on domestic and international transactions and matters, with the team particularly noted for the depth of its litigation practice, which handles federal, provincial and municipal tax cases. The team is further recognised for its expertise in the planning, development and implementation of procedural strategies for client defences in disputes with tax authorities and governmental agencies. Tax planning and the tax aspects of M&A, debt restructurings and company reorganisations are additional areas in which the practice is regularly active. Manuel Benites has more than four decades' tax litigation and cross-border taxation experience. He co-leads the team alongside tax claims and litigation expert Luis Nuñez; customs litigation specialist Andrés Galindez; and Facundo Fernández Santos, who focuses on transactional work, tax planning and transfer pricing. Further support comes from counsels Matías Corte (tax litigation) and Germán Martín Quirán (customs); and Cristina Di Benedetto who is sought out for her expertise in hydrocarbon tax and royalty claims.

Practice head(s):

Manuel Benites; Luis Nuñez; Andrés María Galíndez; Facundo Fernández Santos


Testimonials

Commitment and assistance around the clock. Exceptional knowledge of the market and company.

A highly trained and professional team.

Key clients

Geopark Argentina Limited Sociedad Extranjera


Orazul Energy Cerros Colorados


Pan American Energy


Banco Santander Río


Compañía General de Combustibles


Genbiotech


Molinos Río de la Plata


Cencosud


Work highlights


  • Advised Geopark Argentina on a complex Tax Procedural Law matter related to claims of unjustified capital increase.
  • Advised Orazul on several claims against the Federal Tax Administration for income tax refunds.
  • Represented Pan American Energy in a dispute with the the Federal Tax Administration related to taxation on liquid fuel and natural gas.

Rosso Alba & Rougès

Tax boutique Rosso Alba & Rougès is recognised for its market-leading expertise in international tax, transfer pricing and tax controversy matters. The team is also sought out for its specialist expertise in the tax aspects of agricultural exports, and additional has in depth knowledge and experience regarding wealth management and tax planning. Other areas of specialist knowledge include tax litigation at all levels, and tax advice related to large scale restructurings and bankruptcies. The team is co-led by Cristian Rosso Alba, a market authority on international and domestic tax structuring matters; and Juan Marcos Rouges, who has broad experience of customs law and corporate taxation, with a special focus on customs valuations, business reorganisations and complex tax litigation. Further partner-level support comes from Christian Fleischer, who specialises in business reorganisations, corporate restructurings and M&As. The second line is led by senior associates Cecilia Burgos Baranda (family law and inheritance) and Irina Mizrahi (indirect, state and local taxation).

Practice head(s):

Cristian Rosso Alba; Juan Marcos Rougès


Testimonials

A boutique firm highly specialised in international tax, with experienced partners leading the practice.

Cristian Rosso Alba is highly qualified, very responsive and takes a pragmatic approach. A solution-oriented lawyer.

Juan Marcos Rouges is solution-oriented and pragmatic, and has deep knowledge of tax administration, which is a great advantage.

Key clients

Evonik


Ford


Viterra


BP


Aceitera General Deheza


Bunge


ADM


Pan American Energy


COFCO International Argentina


Construçoes e Comércio Camargo Corrêa


AB InBev


Enel


Work highlights


  • Handling a tax court appeal matter related to transfer pricing involving capital flows between Ford’s Argentine and Brazilian affiliates.
  • Advised Bunge on a dispute related to export duties  as well as obtaining an injunction to prevent the collection of duties before the dispute was resolved.
  • Advising Vicentín Argentina on the tax, customs and legal aspects of its ongoing corporate reorganisation proceedings.

Beccar Varela

Beccar Varela advises national and international clients on a variety of complex tax matters, including tax litigation (at all levels), tax planning, double taxation agreements, transfer pricing and tax free reorganisations. The team is particularly well-known for the strength of its transactional work, handling the tax-related aspects of M&A, project finance, cross-border deals, financing and corporate restructuring. The practice also works closely with the firm’s white-collar and corporate crime department to counsel on tax and fiscal offences. The team is led by Santiago Montezanti, who has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on international tax planning, tax-free reorganisations, M&A and litigation. Senior associate María De Los Ángeles Olano, who advises on local and international tax matters and litigation work, leads the second line with tax law-focused Enrique López an additional key contact.

Practice head(s):

Santiago Montezanti


Testimonials

A very capable team with strong expertise in international tax matters.

Santiago Montezanti is probably one of the best tax lawyers I have worked with in Argentina. Very proactive and efficient. As a partner he was always involved and present in the matter we entrusted to him.

The Beccar Varela tax team is customer oriented. They know the business and align with its needs and requirements. Without a doubt, a firm to work with and recommend.

The lawyers are proactive and they anticipate the client’s requirements.

The team is very solid, with outstanding professionals with a lot of experience in the local and international tax area.

The attention received from the Beccar Varela tax team, led by Ángeles Olano, is extremely effective and efficient.

They are always available and attend to queries with absolute professionalism.

Key clients

Fluor


Grupo Banco Provincia


Pan American Silver


Ebanx


Fonplata


bet365


Sumatoria


QatarEnergy


Refinitiv


Finlays/Casa Fuentes


Work highlights


  • Served as an expert tax witness to support client Fluor in an arbitration initiated by Barrick Exploraciones Argentina and Compañía Minera Nevada.
  • Advised Grupo Banco Provincia on the tax aspects of a demerger of assets and trade marks related to its financial services business.
  • Supported Pan American Silver with tax due diligence for its acquisition of Yamana Gold.

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados has a strong tax structuring and tax planning practice, and is also active on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, joint ventures and financing. Tax and estate planning advice to families and high net worth clients is another busy area, as is representing clients in administrative proceedings and litigation before federal and local tax authorities and courts. Practice head Corina Laudato is an expert in local and international tax planning; while tax and customs law-focused Gloria Gurbista, and international corporate restructuring and governance specialist Juan Ignacio Soma, are other key senior names. At associate level, key senior Juan Manuel Iglesias Mamone handles tax litigation and cross-border transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Corina Laudato


Testimonials

The team has offered us a good combination of experience, commitment to execution and the ability to understand the client.

Corina Laudato leads the practice with extensive tax experience. Juan Manuel is an associate who has great critical thinking.

Key clients

Raízen Combustíveis


CCU Group – Compania Industrial Cervecera/Saenz Briones S.a.


Bunge Argentina


Adecco Recursos Humanos


Aluar Aluminio Argentino


Fratelli Branca Destilerías


Reckitt Benckiser Argentina


Holcim Argentina


Siemens


Unipar Indupa


Practia Global


Molinos Agro


Roch Sa


Cnh / Iveco


Consorcio De Gestión Del Puerto De Bahía Blanca


Rhi Magnesita


Surcos


Agrotoken


Soenergy


Pluspetrol


Work highlights


  • Successfully represented Unipar Indupa in litigation proceedings against the Argentine Tax Authority concerning the alleged permanent establishment in the country of an affiliate located in Belgium.
  • Advised Siemens Argentina on the tax law issues arising from the cross-border rendering of engineering services, from Germany to Argentina; successfully represented the client in proceedings brought by the Province of Buenos Aires tax authorities.
  • Advised US agribusiness and food company Bunge Group on the Argentine and international tax implications of an international corporate restructuring, and now assisting with its implementation.

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani’s tax department has extensive expertise in all types of advisory work and tax planning, as well as litigation before all court instances. The team is especially strong on transactional matters and works closely with the firm’s banking and finance practice to cover the the tax-aspects of private and trust debt issuance and loans, as well as a variety of corporate finance and project finance deals. The firm is particularly sought out for its highly specialised tax advice regarding electricity tax law and expertise in new ‘private notes’ investments that offer attractive tax benefits for international investors. Tax and customs expert Gastón Armando Miani, who also has extensive litigation experience, leads the team. Strong associate level support is offered by Ana Ines Do Nizza (tax advisory and tax litigation) and Micaela Aisenberg (corporate tax and tax planning). The team also draws on the broad experience of versatile tax counsel Juan Pablo Baumann Aubone, who handles the tax aspects of financial structuring, M&A, corporate reorganisations, investment structures and promotional tax regimes. Since publication, the team has been further strengthened with the hire of Leonel Zanotto as a partner; focused on tax consultancy, he arrives from SMS Buenos Aires with effect from March 2024.

Practice head(s):

Gastón Miani


Key clients

Bayer


First Data Cono Sur


Swiss Medical Group


Cinépolis Group


Central Puerto


Ualá


Dreamco


Genneia


Banco de la Provincia de Córdoba


Albanesi/Generación Mediterránea/Central Térmica Roca


Sacde


Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires


Bunge


Cirion Technologies


Samsung Electronic Argentina


San Cristobal Seguros


Calcaterra family office


Banco Interfinanzas


DLL Leasing


Vorterix


Work highlights


  • Acted as tax advisor to UK energy group SCC Power on the acquisition of Argentine electricity generation assets from Canadian power plant company, Stoneway Capital Corporation.
  • Integral tax advice to the mandated lead arrangers of a $411.9m loan to Posco Argentina; the group included the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation, participating its first transaction in Argentina.
  • Acted as tax counsel to the arrangers and underwriters on the issuance of SPI Energy’s 4.00% series 1 senior secured notes (due 2026).

Abeledo Gottheil Abogados

Abeledo Gottheil Abogados advises on transactions, tax planning, tax-free reorganisations and litigation against national, provincial and municipal tax authorities at all levels. The practice is co-led by experienced tax lawyers Gabriela Inés Buratti and Eduardo Mujica.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Buratti; Eduardo Mujica


Testimonials

Gabriela Buratti is decisive and works closely with clients. She always generates innovative solutions and alternatives.

Key clients

Toyota Argentina


Baker Hughes Argentina


ParexKlaukolv- Sika Argentina


NTT Data Argentina


Maltería Pampa Argentina


Grupo Codere


Starr Group


Neumáticos Goodyear Argentina


Klabin Argentina


Zurich Argentina


Zurich Santander


Accenture Argentina


Yamaha Argentina


Cepas Argentina


L´Oreal Argentina


Toyota Boshoku


Natura Cosméticos


Work highlights


  • Represented Toyota Argentina in litigation against provincial tax authorities regarding the taxability of vehicle manufacturing activity for turnover tax purposes.
  • Advised Baker Hughes on the tax aspects of a group reorganisation process.
  • Advising NTT Data on the opening of a subsidiary in Uruguay, as part of the business structuring in Argentina.

Beretta Godoy

Beretta Godoy is best known for its expertise in the mining sector and has been at the forefront of implementing complex cross-border mineral stream tax structures in Argentina. The firm is also called on for support on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) rules, and also handles tax litigation, transfer pricing and customs matters. Name partner Omar Beretta and partner Juan Sonoda are the main points of contact. Former department co-head Tomás Balzano left the firm in June 2022.

Practice head(s):

Omar Beretta


Key clients

Soltigua Italy


Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt


Omega Pharma (Perrigo)


Toyota Boshoku America


Qantas


YPF


AAJ Computer Service


Catalent


Minera Agua Rica (Yamana Group)


Alpha Litium


Orvana Minerals


Jinshuan EP


Work highlights


  • Assisted international mining company Huayou with tax structuring related to the reorganisation of the local group and the sale of the international and local business.
  • Advised Omega Pharma on the structuring and implementation of tax efficient structures and the repayment of inter-company expenditures.
  • Advised Toyota Boshoku on the structuring and implementation of tax efficient structures and the repayment of inter-company expenditures.

Brons & Salas

Brons & Salas supports local and multinational companies on social security and day-to-day tax matters, and also represents clients in cases related to federal, provincial and municipal taxes. M&A, tax-free reorganisations, tax planning, cross-border transactions and criminal tax matters are also covered. Practice head Leandro Cáceres has more than 25 years' experience in providing advice on national, provincial and municipal taxes as well as on social security matters.

Practice head(s):

Leandro Cáceres


Testimonials

Leandro Cáceres is an excellent professional who shows deep and solid knowledge and a lot of experience. He has a practical and agile way of working, oriented to the needs of the business.

We work with them on exchange issue and double taxation treaties. It is a very professional team, very neat and I highlight this last quality as a differential.’

Key clients

Linde (Praxair)


3M


Lenovo


Clorox


Associated British Foods (CALSA)


Makro (a SHV Group company)


SKF


Becton Dickinson


Archroma


Trane


Work highlights


  • Advising various high net worth individuals on the one-time wealth tax levied in Argentina in 2021.
  • Assisting a gaming industry company on new gaming and slot machine tax measures imposed by the government.

Deloitte Legal - Legal y Fiscal S.A.

Deloitte Legal - Legal y Fiscal S.A. works closely with Deloitte’s tax accounting arm to support local and international clients on tax planning, compliance and transfer pricing matters. The team is best known, however, for its specialist expertise in tax disputes, litigating in every local and federal jurisdiction. Inflation adjustment and turnover tax disputes have been particularly busy areas. Cynthia Calligaro leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Cynthia Calligaro


Key clients

Sony Argentina


Soluciones Multimedia


MSD Argentina


PPG Industries Argentina


Philips Argentina


Gador


Schneider Electric Systems Argentina


Schneider Electric Argentina


Fábrica Austral de Productos Eléctricos


BFOOT


Work highlights


  • Advised PPG Industries on inflation adjustment and reimbursement matters.
  • Advised Schneider Electric Systems Argentina on a lawsuit related to turnover tax.
  • Assisted Sony Argentina with a tax assessment regarding turnover tax.

DLA Piper Argentina

DLA Piper Argentina provides tax advice covering federal, provincial and municipal taxes to both local and foreign clients. The practice also offers tax planning support and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. The team is especially strong for transactional matters, providing tax due diligence and post-deal tax structuring expertise on complex, cross-border deals. The practice is led by Augusto Nicolas Mancinelli, who handles tax planning, litigation, federal and local taxation and criminal tax law.

Practice head(s):

Augusto Mancinelli


Key clients

NBC Universal Media


Stanley Black & Decker – CRC Evans


Sony Interactive Entertainment


Sony Cloud Media Services


Rush Street Interactive


Danaher Corporation


Avenga


Combe Cosmetics


Kellogg


Tyson Foods


Work highlights


  • Advised Avenga on the acquisition of IncluIT, providing tax due diligence of the target as well as tax planning and structuring and post-closing activities.
  • Provided Tyson Foods with tax advice and tax planning for an investment in Granja Tres Arroyos Group.
  • Advised Sony’s Argentine operations on digital economy taxation and on structures to minimise FX risks.

FBA tax & Legal

FB Tax & Legal is well-versed in the tax aspects of foreign exchange rules, and also covers transactional work and litigation. The practice is co-led by experienced tax planning and litigation specialist Ignacio Fernandez Borzese and criminal tax law expert Luciano Cativa.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Fernandez Borzese; Luciano Cativa


Salaberren & Lopez Sanson (SyLS)

Corporate and tax boutique Salaberren & Lopez Sanson (SyLS) keeps a low profile but advises an impressive list of domestic and international clients. The team is well-regarded for its experience handling the tax-aspects of transactional matters. Tax litigation matters are  also undertaken. Respected department head Sebastián López Sanson specialises in tax planning work and has thriving technology practice. Highly-rated tax litigation lawyer Ruben Atim leads on tax disputes. Moreover, the firm announced the opening of an office in Montevideo, Uruguay, in conjunction with well-known local practitioner (and former Posadas, Posadas & Vecino partner), Eduardo Ferrari, with effect from June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Sebastián López Sanson


Wiener Soto Caparrós

Wiener Soto Caparrós advises international clients on customs, transfer pricing and foreign exchange regulations, and also handles the tax aspects of M&A deals, and tax planning and structuring. Contentious matters are a particular strong suit, with the team experienced in challenging tax assessments and resolving disputes with local and federal tax authorities, via both litigation and negotiation. Veteran tax planning and litigation expert Alfredo Bisero Paratz leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Bisero Paratz


Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados has a strong transactional tax offering and also advises on tax disputes in all administrative and judicial stages. The team also handles tax planning, corporate reorganisations and foreign exchange matters. Practice head Diego Embón offers advice on national, provincial and municipal taxation, as well as litigation and tax planning at both local and international levels.

Practice head(s):

Diego Embón


Testimonials

The tax team is a professional group that manages interpersonal relationships with all the client’s contacts very well.

Diego Embón is organised and good at explaining complex topics. They have in-depth knowledge of the client’s industry and are always looking for innovative and pragmatic solutions.

The hallmark of Diego Embón’s practice is his personal commitment, in addition to his technical knowledge and legal and financial skills.

Key clients

Netflix


Parque de la Costa


IRSA


IntelliSite Holdings


Austral Gold Argentina


Emprendimiento Recoleta


Asociación de Fábricas Argentinas Terminales de Electrónica


Radio Victoria Fueguina


Newsan


Cresud


Dorinka (fmly: Walmart Argentina)