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Adolfo Durañona

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Major Projects Infrastructure, Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas; Mergers & Acquisitions;

Position

Adolfo Durañona has extensive experience working on corporate and commercial transactions for companies in the oil & gas, mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries.In the oil and gas sector, he advices companies in the upstream, including those with onshore and offshore activities, operators and service companies. His practice is focused on commercial agreements, major projects, as well as mergers and acquisitions in Argentina.

Career

He is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.He has also authored several reviews for various publications — including Sweet & Maxwell — usually involving Argentinean investments and mining. Since 2013 is one of the managers of the Buenos Aires office .

Languages

English; Spanish

Member

Buenos Aires Bar Association - Member; Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation - Member

Education

Southern Methodist University (LL.M.) (1988); University of Buenos Aires (M.C.L.) (1986)


Argentina

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Baker McKenzie’s ‘holistic perspective’, ‘deep M&A experience’ and ‘strong organisational skills’ are key attributes for clients who highlight the group’s ‘great ability to solve complex problems’. Led by office managing partner Gustavo Boruchowicz, the practice also draws upon the experience of Roberto Grané, who ‘gets deeply involved in all parts of transaction’, and transactional energy specialist Adolfo Durañona. Recent highlights included advising Unilever on the $575m sale of its soy-based AdeS drinks business to Coca-Cola and assisting the shareholders of Cevasa on the $20.5m sale of their equity participation in Cevasa.

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Environment

Within: Environment

Among Baker McKenzie’s recent matters, department head Adolfo Durañona advised Albemarle on permitting and regulatory issues related to its acquisition of an equity participation in a company holding certain mining rights. The mining sector is a key source of instructions but it also acts for a strong stable of clients operating in the chemical, energy and infrastructure spheres – representative names include Franklin Electric and Qingdao Qianyun High-Tech New Material Co.

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Argentina: Energy and natural resources

Electricity

Within: Electricity

Lawyers in Baker McKenzie’s power practice strike the right note for being ‘extremely focused on the business’. Led by Adolfo Durañona, the group also draws upon the expertise of Roberto Grané and Ezequiel Artola, who are highlighted together as ‘extremely warm, attentive and focused’. Over the past year, the team kept busy advising on the regulatory and commercial aspects of several potential energy projects – among other matters. Clients include Bunge Argentina, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas and the Japanese Institute for Overseas Investment.

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Mining

Within: Leading lawyers

Adolfo Durañona - Baker McKenzie

Within: Mining

Baker McKenzie’s mining group, which is well weighted between regulatory and transactional issues, is led by ‘very knowledgeable’ energy partner Adolfo Durañona. The firm’s enviable multi-jurisdictional expertise, combined with its growing profile in the lithium market, saw it recently add Qingdao Qianyun High-tech New Material Co. to its client roster. It also counts Vale, Trident Southern Explorations and Albemarle among its key clients. Recent mandates saw the team advise Albemarle on the development of Project Antofalla, a major lithium project in Catamarca Province. Roberto Grané is also routinely involved in mining matters.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Very knowledgeable and fast’, Baker McKenzie distinguishes itself through its ‘extensive industry knowledge’ and ‘strong understanding of the business reality’. The group acts for an impressive roster of multinational clients, mainly on the oil and gas services side, and it recently advised Eco-Stim Energy Solutions on the structuring of its local operations. Adolfo Durañona is singled out for providing ‘tailor-made advice’ and co-leads the department alongside Roberto Grané. The group also includes newly made-up partner and ‘impressive talentEzequiel Artola.

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