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Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

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Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen, Jorge L. Perez Alati, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

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Jorge L. Perez Alati

Work 5411 4114 3006
Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

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Banking & Financial Institutions
Corporate & Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Telecommunications, Media & Information Technology


Mr. Perez Alati is one of the founding partners of PAGBAM. He is internationally recognized as one of the most experienced and solid transactional Argentine lawyers. He leads our Firm’s Merger and Acquisition Practice, having actively participated in the largest private acquisitions that took place in Argentina over the last two decades.

Mr. Perez Alati represents all type of local and foreign investors in a full range of projects in Argentina (mergers and acquisitions, dispositions of assets, private equity transactions, business combinations, corporate and assets reorganizations, etc). He is particularly versed on cross-border and international transactions.

In addition, he regularly advises clients on matters or Argentine corporate law (such as setting up of corporate entities, subsidiaries, branches, disputes between shareholders, board of directors and internal committees matters, corporate governance) and contracts law.


Previous to founding PAGBAM, Mr. Perez Alati was associated with the New York law firm, Dewey, Ballantine, 1979-1980 and with Argentinean law firm Klein & Mairal, 1981-1991.

In addition to his professional practice, Mr. Perez Alati has been Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law for the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Assistant Professor of Commercial Law for the School of Law of the Argentine Catholic University and Assistant Professor of Capital Markets and Financial Entities for the ESEADE Institute.

Mr. Perez Alati is a member of the Social Economic Council – Universidad Di Tella; President of the Advisory Council of the Law School – Universidad Di Tella; President of the Advisory Council of I.D.E.C. – Universidad Pompeu Fabra; Member of the Advisory Committee of the BCBA for the appointment of arbitrators.

Mr. Perez Alati is a member of the Board of Directors (and also acts as President or Vice-President in such bodies) in various Argentine and international companies and is regularly invited as speaker in domestic and international congresses and seminars.



Spanish and english.


Mr.  Perez Alati is a member of the board of  the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires; Committee of Bank Lawyers of the Republic of Argentina; Argentina Association of Comparative Law; Bar Association of the City of New York, N.Y., United States of America; American Bar Association (Sections: Corporation & Business, International, Real Property, Probate and Trust); American Society of International Law; Inter-American Law Association; International Bar Association.


Mr. Perez Alati received his law degree from the Argentine Catholic University (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 1977 and his L.L.M. from Columbia University Law School (New York, NY, United States of America) in 1979. In addition, Jorge L. Perez Alati has attended the Academy of American and International Law, Southwestern Legal Foundation in Dallas, Texas, United States of America in 1978 where he was awarded with the Southwestern Legal Foundation Scholarship and the John N. Johnson Scolarship.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Knowledgeable and experiencedPérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen fields a ‘very strong corporate practice’; certainly, the firm’s impressive band of high-profile senior partners and its longstanding reputation as a key player in Argentina’s M&A environment should help to insulate it from the worst effects of its recent partnership split. Founding partner Jorge Perez Alati is a stalwart in the M&A area and maintains an active practice. The ‘extremely commercial and strategicSantiago Daireaux is also a prominent figure and led on several of the department’s deals over the past year, such as advising Victoria Capital Partners on its $230m acquisition of Los Grobo and also assisting A Priori Capital with the $180m sale of a controlling stake in Grupo Zucamor to Arcor. Elsewhere, corporate finance partner Diego Serrano Redonnet advised Genneia on its $40m acquisition of Loma Blanca IV. Mariano Grondona and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu are also key contacts. Notable departures include Federico Wilensky, who left for an in-house role at TGLT, while José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz Jr, Fernando Zoppi and José Martínez de Hoz (n) left to establish new firm Martínez de Hoz & Rueda.

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Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen acted on several high-profile contentious cases involving the technology sector over the past year. Most notably, regulated industries specialist Mariano Grondona represented Google in a landmark case before the Supreme Court discussing internet service providers’ liability and the image-search legal framework. Other representative clients include Netflix, Telecom Argentina and YouTube. M&A lead Jorge Perez Alati is also active in the area.

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