Alfaro-Abogados > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Firm Profile


Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 3

Recommended for its ‘great knowledge of the mining sector’, Alfaro-Abogados is experienced in joint ventures and strategic alliances, exploration and option agreements, permitting and project construction. In addition, the team handles a range of issues related to Federal and Provincial Government relations, regulatory matters, compliance and litigation in the sector. Mining specialist Ignacio Celorrio co-leads the team with Federico Palavecino, whose expertise covers mining and tax law. Nicolás Ferla is another key name in the practice and handles mining, regulatory and corporate law matters.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Celorrio; Federico Palavecino


‘They are always available and have a great knowledge of the mining sector, without a doubt.


Key clients

Golden Arrow Resources (“GRC”)

Argosy Minerals

Latin Resources

Minera Exar

PepinNini Minerals

BlueSky Uranium

Argentina Lithium & Energy

Epiroc Argentina

Imerys  (Brazil)

Zijin Mining

Lithium Americas

Work highlights

  • Advised Golden Arrow Resources on exploration and option deals in Argentina, particularly in relation to gold and uranium.
  • Advised Argosy Minerals on the Rincon Lithium Project in Salta province, Argentina; specifically the financing of a lithium brine project.
  • Advised Latin Resources Limited on a lithium-related pegmatite project in Catamarca and San Luis.

Argentina > Life sciences and healthcare Tier 3

The multidisciplinary practice at Alfaro-Abogados demonstrates experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical, veterinary, agriculture, fisheries and food industries issues. Advice in the sector ranges from regulatory, M&A, marketing and administrative matters, to data protection, tax and patent prosecution work; the team also handles contentious mandates. The group is co-led by managing partner and administrative law specialist Carlos Alfaro; Sebastian Rodrigo, who focuses on transactional and regulatory issues; and the M&A-focused Pedro Mazer.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Alfaro; Sebastián Rodrigo; Pedro Mazer

Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas Tier 4

Combining expertise from multiple disciplines, Alfaro-Abogados’ practice handles a range of matters in the oil-and-gas sector related to the implementation and development of projects. Active from the exploitation and development stages though to distribution and the sale of products, the practice covers the full array of work in the sector. Senior partner Carlos Alfaro represents national and multinational corporations, lending institutions and banks on the financing of large infrastructure projects. He heads the team in conjunction with Sebastian Rodrigo, whose experience focuses on corporate, regulatory, reorganisations, aviation and cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Alfaro; Sebastián Rodrigo


‘Carlos Alfaro is a lawyer with a deep global vision of the industry.

Key clients

Sinopec Argentina

Sinopec Group

Sinopec (Dechert Hong Kong Office as International Counsel)


Rolfson Oil

Selva María Oil

Integra Oil & Gas

Argenta Energía

Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC)

Work highlights

  • Advised China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), on the sale of its assets in Argentina to local company Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC).
  • Responsible for the legal aspects of the establishment and kick-off of an Argentine branch of CPTDC – CNPC, which looks to expand its worldwide oil & gas related services into the country’s competitive market.
  • Responsible for the legal aspects of the establishment and kick-off of an Argentine branch of one of the companies of the Rolfson Group.

Argentina > Labour and employment Tier 4

Alfaro-Abogados supports and advises the HR departments of large corporations, banks and insurance companies on all labour and immigration matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, employee benefits and labour disputes. The team specialises in supporting international companies on M&A deals and the downsizing of local operations. Public and private labour law expert Carlos Miguez, who is ‘always available to answer any questions’, leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Miguez


‘The firm provides us with complete and detailed information. We place our utmost trust in their professional advice and have been successful in all litigation they have advised us on to date.’

‘We feel very well represented by Carlos Miguez, who is always available to answer any questions we have locally or from overseas headquarters.

Key clients

Soltec Argentina


Climate, Controls & Security Argentina

Comercializadora Terumo Chile


Companía General de Combustibles (CGC)


Voestalpine High Performance Metals



Work highlights

  • Advised Soltec Argentina on all labour related matters, including conflicts, contracts and unions; as well as advice on all aspects relating to transfer of personnel and residence permits.
  • Exclusive outside counsel to the Salentein group of companies including provision of  advice on all labour matters to the different companies in the group.
  • External advisor on labour matters to Voestalpine High Performance Metals, assisting with all labour issues.

Argentina > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Alfaro-Abogados specialises in working with strategic investors and investment funds doing business in Argentina from abroad. The firm’s niche corporate and M&A team is focused on cross-border transactional work and leverages the firm’s offices in New York and Beijing to support its international client base. The team provides a full corporate offering and is active across multiple sectors, with mining deals a particularly strong area. Firm founder and long-standing M&A lawyer Carlos Alfaro co-leads the practice with María Florencia Sota Vázquez, who has expertise in corporate and immigration law.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Alfaro; María Florencia Sota Vázquez

Key clients


Sinopec Argentina

Carrier Global Corporation/Project Juno

Salentein Argentina

Latin Resources/Integra Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Integra Capital and a consortium of Argentine and foreign investors on the purchase of a controlling stake in Edenor.
  • Advised Sinopec on the sale of its assets in Argentina to Compañía General de Combustibles.
  • Advised Carrier Global Corporation in relation to a global intra-group reorganisation.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity

The multidisciplinary team of Alfaro-Abogados, co-led by Carlos Alfaro and Sebastian Rodrigo, is increasingly active across the energy sectors -including electricity- for a number of local and international clients.