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Estudio O'Farrell, Ricardo Castañeda, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

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Ricardo Castañeda

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Estudio O'Farrell

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Corporate & M&A - Agribusiness - Sports -  Real Estate


Partner of the Corporate and M&A Department, he provides advise to companies that work in the energy, retail, health care, agribusiness, communications and technology sector. He focuses on M&A transactions.


Ricardo Castañeda started his career in 1998 as a clerk at the Commercial Court Nº 6 of the City of Buenos Aires, moving on to Estudio Matta y Trejo two years later. In 2002 he became an associate of García Pullés & Calatrava law firm. During 2008 and 2009 Mr. Castañeda worked in Allen & Overy LLP´s New York office as an International Associate. He was a member of the International Capital Market Department.

Among others he has advised Pampa Energía S.A., the largest integrated energy company in Argentina, in the acquisition of distributors and power generating electricity companies. He also advised a consortium in the complex bidding process organized by Credit Suisse for the acquisition of Telecom Italia´s stake in the Telecom Argentina Group, one of the leading telecommunications companies in Argentina.

Mr. Castañeda has recently represented the controlling shareholder of the main natural gas distributor in the Provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, San Luis, Córdoba, Catamarca and La Rioja in the private bidding process for the sale of 100% of its equity interest.

Mr. Castañeda has been counsel to companies involved in the energy and infrastructure sector in complex corporate conflicts. He also advises many companies which work in the energy, retail, medic care, communications and technology sector in their day to day corporate matters.

Mr. Castañeda has been an assistant professor at the Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires) specializing in corporate law since 2007. He has published several articles on corporate matters and M&A in law journals.


Spanish and English.


Law degree, Universidad Católica Argentina. Master´s degree in Corporate Law, Universidad Austral. Postgraduate degree in Corporate Law, UBA.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The ‘resourceful team’ at Estudio O'Farrell is commended for ‘taking the time to understand the client’s business’. The group is particularly recognised for its strong profile in energy matters (largely due to the firm’s close relationship with YPF), but it is also routinely involved in deals in the agribusiness and infrastructure areas. Recent work saw practice co-heads Ricardo Castañeda and Uriel O´Farrell pair-up to advise YPF and YPF Energía Electrica on a $275m subscription agreement with EFS Global Energy and GE Capital Global Energy Investments. The team also includes Ernesto Genco, who has a ‘great business mind’.

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