Firm Profile > Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi > Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi
ING. ENRIQUE BUTTY 275, FLOOR 12
C1001 AFA BUENOS AIRES
Argentina

Banking and finance Tier 1

For many, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi remains ‘the most recognised firm for banking in the country’. Both clients and peers alike commend its ‘really deep team’, which is comprised of ‘several of the market’s leading finance lawyers’. The firm routinely represents banks, multilateral credit agencies and alternative lenders on sophisticating financings, capital markets offerings, restructurings and complex regulatory matters. It is also a regular fixture on borrower-side mandates, particularly in the energy and natural resources sector, where it leverages its strong power, mining, and oil and gas offerings to pack a punch in project finance. Firm chairman Hugo Bruzone heads the team and his deep industry-expertise ensures that he is highly sought after for both regulatory and transactional matters. Name partner Carlos Lombardi is another high-profile specialist and has advised the majority of banks in Argentina on finance, capital markets and regulatory issues. Analía Battaglia and firm co-founder Enrique Bruchou are also senior names. Additionally, increasingly prominent partner José María Bazán was at the helm for many of the group’s highlight transactions over the past year and counts banks, private equity funds and corporations among his clients. Other up-and-coming figures include Alejandro Perelsztein, who provides ‘excellent and professional client management’, and Matías López Figueroa. Talented senior associate Andrés Chester is also noted.

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Testimonials

An extremely committed team. Very experienced in Argentina and very solution-oriented – it is always working to further the interests of the client.’

Bruchou is still the most recognised firm for banking in the country.

Bruchou has a really deep team, which includes several of the market’s leading finance lawyers.’

The team has good knowledge in the energy sector and is always available.’

In my view, Bruchou is above the rest for banking and finance law in Argentina.

Lawyers demonstrate a great attitude.’

‘We value its excellent advice and professionalism.

Alejandro Perelsztein had a very good predisposition in solving problems that arose during the work. Provided excellent and professional client management and was always available to address our concerns.

Key clients

Credit Suisse (London and Cayman Islands branches); Credit Suisse Securities (USA), and Credit Suisse International

Kreditanstalt Für Wiederaufbau

Société Générale

DEG- Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

Banco Santander Río

Santander Investment Securities

HSBC Bank Argentina

Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires

Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique

Citibank

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Argentina)

Banco de Servicios y Transacciones

J.P. Morgan Securities

Citigroup Global Markets

Vista Oil & Gas

Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Banco de Córdoba

Balanz Capital Valores

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Banco Itaú Argentina

Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires

TPCG Valores

Balanz Capital Valores

Compliance Tier 1

According to some, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has ‘the best compliance team in the market’, with sources hailing its ‘technical knowledge’, ‘extensive experience’ and ‘capacity for analysis’. The group is a strong performer in all key areas, with specialist skill sets in compliance, internal investigations and business crime. Indeed, the criminal element to its practice is particularly pronounced due to the incorporation of two-partner compliance boutique Governance Latam in 2019, which specialised in anti-corruption matters. Guillermo Jorge, former founding partner of Governance Latam, is widely recognised as a ‘prestigious expert in compliance’ and heads the team. Fernando Basch is also recommended for his ‘extensive experience’.

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Testimonials

They have the best compliance team in the market. Their strong points are their knowledge of criminal law, their involvement in the drafting of compliance regulations and their extensive experience, both national and international.’

Bruchou’s compliance team stands out for its excellence, its technical knowledge of the subject and its capacity for analysis. It is able to react very quickly and can be flexible when faced with the changing situation in Argentina.’

Strong analytical skills, strong knowledge of the local market and strong expertise within anti-corruption and compliance.’

The compliance team stands out for its competence. It demonstrates a personal touch and professional excellence.

The team has wide-ranging experience and the right structure to carry out complex compliance investigations and due diligence.’

The mindset of the lawyers in the Bruchou team stands out, as well as the quality of service, their technical knowledge, and their availability and response times — Bruchou is at the same level as world-class firms.’

The team has the necessary experience to get to the bottom of the problem; they know what their clients really need, and as a result they can build a better relationship with them.

They have deep knowledge of best practice in this area and are very effective in the implementation of ethics programmes.’

Guillermo Jorge is the best compliance lawyer in Argentina, with experience in the public and private sector, as well as academic experience. Fernando Basch also has extensive experience.’

Guillermo Jorge is a prestigious expert in compliance. He is recognised at an international level. He is very clear in his explanations and has excellent communication skills. He gets deeply involved in matters and puts his own stamp on them.

Fernando Basch and Guillermo Jorge are valued experts for our work in Argentina on compliance and integrity. They have been service-minded, understood the challenges well, provided practical advice for business and how to improve the operating environment for local and international players.’

Fernando Basch is another stand-out professional in this area. He gets to the bottom of matters and is always available to give advice.’

The stand-out lawyers are Manú Hersch García and Fernando Basch from the compliance department.

Key clients

Equinor

Unipar Carbocloro

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)

Insigneo Financial Group

Fundamenta Capital

National Shipping

Camin Cargo Control

Gruppe Heinlein

Brubank

Government of the City of Buenos Aires

International trade and customs Tier 1

Among Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s key attributes, sources highlight its ‘very well-prepared lawyers’ and its ‘straight-to-the-point advice’. The much-admired practice advises on the full spectrum of international trade law, with expertise in import and export matters, unfair trade practices and free trade agreements. Additionally, the firm’s top-tier tax practice translates into significant firepower on the customs side, where it has extensive experience in tariff classifications, customs valuation and regulations regarding origin, among other matters. Both local and multinational clients turn to the firm for assistance with contentious and non-contentious matters, with the group particularly active on behalf of companies in the agribusiness, energy, transport and food and beverage industries. Department head Eduardo Mallea is sought after by domestic and international clients for advice on litigation, antidumping and foreign exchange regulations. Senior associate Andrea Carolina Callegari is recommended for customs-related issues.

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Testimonials

Very well-prepared lawyers to deal with actual problems for companies involved in international trade in Argentina. The team is also always ready to share knowledge with other organisations.’

Demonstrates an outstanding ability to understand and pursue the solution of clients’ problems. Lawyers provide straight-to-the-point advice.

Key clients

Bunge Argentina

Nabors International Argentina

Halliburton Argentina

Expro Argentina

Newsan

Fideicomiso Central Vuelta de Obligado

Fideicomiso Central Termoeléctrica Guillermo Brown

MSU Energy

AES

Molinos Río de la Plata

Dow Química / PBBPolisur

Cargill

Terminales Río de la Plata

Barrick Exploraciones Argentina

Tax Tier 1

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s ‘personalised service’ strikes the right note with clients, who highlight the team’s efforts to ‘solve your problems as quickly as possible’. The firm houses an effective standalone tax practice that shines in both tax planning and tax disputes. On the non-contentious side, the group keeps busy on corporate support matters, often teaming up with its market-leading financial services practice to offer premier firepower in complex finance structuring. On the contentious front, the firm has an impressive record in administrative and judicial claims. Tax head Matías Olivero Vila is noted for his reputation in transactional matters, including capital markets, project finance and M&A-related structuring. Recently appointed firm managing partner, Liban Kusa specialises in tax and customs law and is widely recognised as a leader in contentious cases. Ezequiel Lipovetzky is another senior name for tax work. The group also benefits from a talented band of younger specialists, including up-and-coming partner Daniela Rey, who has strong domestic and international tax experience; and tax litigation specialist Nicolas Nogueira Castellini who was made partner in August 2019.

Testimonials

The added value of the firm is without a doubt the personalised service of the team members and their professional capability.’

They provide a personalised service, they are very capable and give clients the sense that they are there to solve your problems as quickly as possible.’

Key clients

HSBC Bank

Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina

American Express

Banco Galicia

Cargill

Despegar

Prosegur

Grupo MSU

CNH Industrial

Central Puerto

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 2

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi attracts praise for its ‘efficient implementation of legal strategies’. The firm’s signature banking and finance practice translates into a strong record in representing financial entities as creditors on bankruptcy and restructuring files. Less frequently, it also acts for debtors on restructurings. Litigation and arbitration head Carlos Rotman is recommended for his record in complex insolvency proceedings. Litigator Martín Beretervide leads the bankruptcy and restructuring department and is experienced in judicial and extrajudicial cases.

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Testimonials

In general, the whole team have shown themselves to be very strong in terms of their knowledge, efficient implementation of legal strategies and dealings with clients.’

The firm was able to adapt the legal strategy to the needs and options of our group. The strategy they implemented had a satisfactory result, reaching the proposed objectives.’

The human and professional qualities of the team leaders and its members are outstanding.

Martín Beretervide leads the team with ample legal ability and a personal touch.’

Martín Beretervide demonstrated a broad knowledge of the case, commercial judgement and quick responses.’

Key clients

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Interamericana de Inversiones (IIC)

Grupo ALL Argentina

PBB Polisur

Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Corp.

Tetra Pak

Statoil Marketing & Trading (US) / Equinor

Greylock Global Direct Latin America / Industrias Alimenticias Mendocinas

Consumer law Tier 2

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s practice is significantly weighted towards contentious work, including class actions. In line with its signature strength in the financial services area, the firm is particularly active in representing local and international banks in consumer litigation. It also acts for a significant volume of retail companies, including Mercado Libre and Orbis Mertig. Litigator Martín Beretervide is a key contact in the multidisciplinary group.

Testimonials

I would like to highlight the knowledge they have of the banking industry.

I would recommend Martín Beretervide, who has demonstrated a solid knowledge and expertise in his actuation on behalf of the bank.

Key clients

Banco Santander

Banco Galicia

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

Banco Macro

Orbis Mertig

Mercado Libre

Danone Argentina

Fitch Ratings

American Express Argentina

Banco Cetelem Argentina

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

With the firm celebrating its 30th anniversary, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s leading presence in the financial-services sphere continues to translate into an M&A practice that excels in transactions that blend corporate and finance expertise. Additionally, the group’s position in energy M&A has impressed over the past year, due to its close links with major players such as Vista Oil & Gas, Equinor and Pan American Energy. In a key example of both of its sweet spots, the team recently advised Vista Oil & Gas on its investment agreement with Riverstone, Southern Cross and other investors to create Aleph Midstream, which will become the first Argentine midstream company focused on Vaca Muerta; Vista will contribute the majority of its midstream assets in the basin in exchange for a 21.6% equity interest. Founding partner Enrique Bruchou has a strong profile for M&A and banking work and is highly regarded in the market. Energy head Javier Rodríguez Galli, who led the Vista deal, is recognised for his record in oil-and-gas transactions, while practice head Mariano Luchetti -a recent appointment to the firm's Executive Committee- has a focus on electricity matters. Among the up-and-coming partners Exequiel Buenaventura had a strong year and was at the helm for deals for Iberostar Group and Pan American Energy. Pablo Falabella is noted for his emphasis on advising investors in distressed M&A. Estanislao Olmos and senior associate Pilar Marcó are also recommended. In an additional development, the firm hired former IMPI president Dámaso A Pardo, and Paula Fernández Pfizenmaier (from Estudio Randle) in August 2020 to head up the firm's new  Intellectual property, data privacy, new technologies and advertising department, further broadening its service offering. Since publication the firm has further strengthened its corporate capacity with the hire of Javier Lozada, formerly Danone's GC for the Southern Cone, as of counsel (effective, May 2021).

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Key clients

Vista Oil & Gas

Equinor

Iberostar Group

Pan American Energy

Unipar Carbocloro

Visa

Cargill

Petroquímica Cuyo

Energizer Holdings

Spencer Stuart

Dispute resolution Tier 2

At Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, financial services-related litigation is a key specialism and the team finds favour for its ‘strong knowledge of the banking industry’. Among its work in this area, the team provides ongoing advice to major local and foreign banks — including American Express, Banco Santander and Banco Galicia — on consumer class actions. Other industry strong-suits include energy and natural resources, which is also reflected in the group’s robust arbitration and contentious construction practices. Former judge Carlos Rotman leads the litigation, international arbitration and bankruptcy departments and is widely regarded as a thought leader in dispute resolution. Martín Beretervide, who also brings to bear previous court experience following stints as a commercial court clerk, is ‘knowledgeable in his field’.

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Testimonials

We consider them as a very reliable firm. They have obtained positive results for the bank in very important cases.’

The litigation team is formed by well-prepared lawyers with a wide experience in different areas. I would like to highlight its strong knowledge of the banking industry.’

The BFMYL team clearly understood the client’s intention and rationale behind certain positions that we took during negotiations with counterparties, and adapted accordingly in real time.

They were also able to effectively contribute their opinion, leveraging from their experience and expertise in matters not just related to litigation but finance, tax and compliance as well, to give value-added advice to enhance and ensure smooth negotiation for a favourable resolution of the litigation.

Martín Beretervide gave value-added services by leveraging off his relationships in the industry to give valuable market insight, which helped our negotiation strategy reach the desired outcome. He was highly attentive in communicating with us and knowledgeable in his field.

Key clients

Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes

JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank

American Express Argentina

AES Corporation

Minera Andina del Sol

MSU Energy

Petronas

Unipar Indupa

The Royal Bank of Scotland

HSBC Private Bank

Electricity Tier 2

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi finds favour for its ‘deep knowledge of the sector’ and its ‘interdisciplinary understanding’. The practice has been particularly active representing key players in the government’s RenovAr renewable energy programme of late, including Envision Energy and Canadian Solar. It also shines on the project finance side, where it plugs into the firm’s market-leading banking and finance practice to represent both banks and borrowers on major financings. Administrative law specialist Ignacio Minorini Lima co-heads the team and advises on power generation, transportation and distribution matters. Corporate and M&A specialist Mariano Luchetti co-leads the group. Administrative law-focused Eliana Hougassian is a capable associate.

Testimonials

A professional practice, composed of partners fighting shoulder-to-shoulder for the same, valuable goal.

The team’s interdisciplinary understanding is excellent and it is a pleasure to work with them.

The lawyers of this firm have not only extensive and complete knowledge of the energy area, but their experience, their disposition and their receptivity at all times have no comparison in this market.’

Very good predisposition of the entire team to answer queries, generally with a wide availability of time, regardless of schedule.’

Demonstrates deep knowledge of the sector and its news.’

Key clients

AES Energy

Acciona

Amec Foster Wheleer

Barrick Exploraciones Argentina

Canadian Solar

Central Puerto

Central Termoeléctrica Ensenada de Barragan

Corporación América

China Development Bank

Dax Energy

Elawan Energy Developments

Envision

Equinor

Genneia

Invenergy

Mainstream Renewable Power

Minera Andina del Sol

MSU Group

Newsan

Pan American Energy

Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia

Scatec

Termoeléctrica José de San Martín

Environment Tier 2

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s mining department generates a significant proportion of its environmental work and the group advises major players such as Barrick Gold, First Quantum Minerals and Patagonia Gold on environmental law issues. The team, which also routinely acts for clients in the oil, gas, power and agribusiness spheres, handles a range of environmental permitting, compliance and contentious matters. Mining specialists Sergio Arbeleche and Sebastián Vedoya co-lead the practice group, with capable support from associate Pablo Crimer.

Key clients

AES Argentina Generación

Barrick Gold

China Development Bank

Equinor

First Quantum Minerals

Garruchos

Gazprom

Insud

Level3

Minas Argentinas

Minera Peregrine Argentina

Mineros

Nabors

Nexans

Oxiteno Argentina

Patagonia Gold

Petronas Argentina

Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia

Unipar Indupa

Yamana Gold

Mining Tier 2

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s team finds favour for its ‘very high level of involvement’ as well as its ‘creative and practical solutions to complex problems’. The firm continues to raise its game in the mining area and currently advises an impressive number of major mining clients on their day-to-day activities in Argentina, including Barrick Gold, First Quantum Minerals and Yamana Gold. On the regulatory side, it is well versed across the full gamut of permitting and environmental issues, while on the transactional front it routinely handles joint ventures, M&A and restructuring matters. Sergio Arbeleche focuses on mining, environmental and oil-and-gas law and co-heads the team alongside Sebastián Vedoya, who specialises in advising local and foreign companies on mining and oil-and-gas matters — both are ‘business-oriented and good negotiators’.

Testimonials

In particular. I would highlight BFML’s negotiation skills, creative and practical solutions to complex problems, and maximum knowledge of the provincial mining codes and the uses and customs and interpretation of the code of each provincial mining authority.

The team demonstrates a very high level of involvement and high professional quality.’

They have a lot of experience in the mining industry, which distinguishes them from other firms in this area.

Sebastián Vedoya and Sergio Arbeleche have common sense, they are business-oriented and good negotiators, with a lot of knowledge of the industry.’

Key clients

Barrick Gold

First Quantum Minerals

Yamana Gold

Patagonia Gold

Corriente Argentina

Mineros

Minera Andina del Sol

Barrick Exploraciones Argentina

Minera del Carmen

Orocobre

Minera Peregrine Argentina

Realty Advisors – Trident Southern Explorations Argentina

Stillwater Canada

South Financial Sands

Argentine Mining Chamber

Argentine–Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Lumina Copper

Metalla Royalty & Streaming

Compañías Mineras Integradas

Neo Lithium

Oil and gas Tier 2

The ‘very professional’ team at Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi is distinguished by its ‘great knowledge of the oil and gas market’ and ‘quick grasp of complex issues’. The practice has an emphasis on advising upstream and midstream players on the development of unconventional hydrocarbons, with strong activity in the Vaca Muerta Formation on behalf of clients such as Vista, Petronas and Equinor. The team’s robust transactional and regulatory capability is further supported by supplementary expertise in oil-and-gas arbitration and oil-and-gas customs matters. Department lead Javier Rodríguez Galli  is an ‘outstanding professional’, who covers the waterfront on oil-and-gas issues. Senior associate Santiago Balbi is ‘very strong in oil and gas transactions’.

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Testimonials

The firm’s knowledge in oil and gas and energy is second-to-none; skills and information are deep and up-to-date locally and internationally.’

The team goes beyond the requirements. They cover all angles looking for creative and quick solutions. They also think about the economic part of the issues and are always focused on the customer’s needs and benefits.

The complete availability, quick grasp of complex issues and sound advice develops long-term loyalty in clients Also, outstanding  muscle to approach and solve multi-skills issues. It is a truly performance-oriented team.’

The team makes it easy to get things done. In my experience with BFM&L, we always have a lead, a partner and two or three team members that can help in a pinch. This type of backing makes our life easier — especially around trips, holidays or other special occasions.’

They are all very professional but also very easy to talk to and quick to understand the situation.’

This firm is characterised by the seriousness of its team, the qualifications of its professionals and their attitude towards services delivered. Top knowledge on hydrocarbon issues, laws and regulations.’

‘It is the best oil and gas team we have found in Argentina. They cover the regulatory fronts, provide quick and pragmatic responses, and have in-depth knowledge of the issues, particularly Javier Rodríguez Galli and Santiago Balbi.

The team led by Javier Rodríguez Galli is very professional with great knowledge of the oil and gas market and the regulations that govern them. Good relations with stakeholders in the public and private market.

Javier Rodríguez Galli is an outstanding professional.’

Santiago Balbi is an excellent senior associate; very strong in oil and gas transactions.

Key clients

Vista Oil & Gas

Petronas Argentina

Equinor Argentina

Gazprom International

Nabors

Halliburton

Pan American Energy

Public law Tier 2

The ‘super-focused’ Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi ‘delivers solutions’, according to sources. On the non-contentious side, the team has a strong record in infrastructure matters and energy regulation, where it consistently acts for major global clients. On the contentious front, it has expertise in high-stakes regulatory disputes, particularly relating to the social security system and energy regulation amendments. Department head Ignacio Minorini Lima is a ‘brilliant lawyer’. Experienced senior counsel Carlos de Kemmeter  and the ‘very dedicatedJuan Zocca -who was made up to Expert Counsel in August 2020- are also recommended.

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Testimonials

They are super-focused, their expertise shows and they get straight to the point.’

It is a strong team that is focused on approaching issues in the best possible way.

The team provides excellent analysis and delivers solutions. They are committed to following up on cases.’

Ignacio Minorini Lima is a brilliant lawyer, with vast experience and excellent people skills.

Senior consultant Carlos de Kemmeter has demonstrated profound knowledge of his area of legal practice and of the jurisprudence and legal doctrines. He provides substantial support in the shaping of our group’s strategies in this area.

Senior associate Juan Zocca is a very strong professional and also provides excellent client care. He tackles our various queries effectively. He is very dedicated to meeting clients’ requirements.

Key clients

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Newsan

Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA)

Envision Energy

Bunge Argentina

América Latina Logística

Cargill SACI

Banco Macro

CenturyLink

Citibank

Acciona

Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia

Equinor

Scatec

AES

Invenergy

Trina Solar

IVI Buenos Aires

Barrick

Holcim Argentina

Helport Argentina

Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Very analytical and very qualified’, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi impresses with its ‘highly qualified professionals’. The practice is mainly active in merger-review work, with strong recent experience in the agribusiness and natural resources areas. It also has a significant behavioural offering, where it is currently advising on bid-rigging and cartel investigations. Department head Gabriel Lozano focuses exclusively on competition and antitrust matters. Corporate partner Estanislao Olmos is also recommended.

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Testimonials

The team is very analytical and very qualified.’

The team stands out for its knowledge of the industry, interpretation of the matter and analytical capability.

The firm has good, highly qualified professionals; I consider it to be among the most important law firms in the country.’

The client service is excellent. The standout lawyers are Gabriel Lozano, David Kahansky and Dolores Cedrone.

I want to highlight Gabriel Lozano. As well as being an excellent professional, he provides an excellent service.

Key clients

Cargill

APCO Oil & Gas

Patagonia Gols

Nexans Société Anonyme and Lixis Societé Par Actions Simplifieé

Grisú

Maco Litoral /Maco Transportadora de Caudales

Grupo Supervielle

Unipar Carbocloro

Marsh

Labour and employment Tier 3

According to satisfied clients, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has the ‘technical knowledge and experience that is needed to handle complex legal issues’. The firm advises on contentious and non-contentious labour matters across all key industries, with a strong record in representing employers in the energy and natural resources, financial services and construction sectors. Highly regarded practice head Nilo Thomas ‘gets personally involved in matters’. Geraldine Moffat is a talented senior associate.

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Testimonials

They have the technical knowledge and experience that is needed to handle complex legal issues in Argentina and are always up to date. They offer solutions for each specific case and provide us with comprehensive advice to help us make the right decisions.’

The team members are committed to their work and defend our company as if they were a part of it, not just as a business matter.’

They really work together as a team; they each have their own specialities but all do their best for our company. They create a good work environment with the necessary sense of security and professionalism.’

The team of lawyers has always been available when needed, with extensive professionalism and knowledge of labour matters in Argentina.’

As a country with complex and protectionist legislation that often makes it difficult to balance investment with flexibility, the firm is characterised by its ability to provide quality and trustworthy support in all the matters that it advises on.

We value its availability, adaptation of advice to the business of its client, ability to know the client’s business, professionalism, individual treatment, perfect handling of the English language, and proven professionalism in the subjects it deals with.

Nilo Thomas gets personally involved in our matters. He anticipates the risks, analyses the most favourable alternatives for our company and works with us to achieve the desired results.

Key clients

DirecTV Argentina

Nabors

Petronas Group

Barrick Gold

Vista Oil & Gas

Saputo/Molfino Hermanos

HSBC Argentina

Aliaxis

Caterpillar Financial Services

Construtora Norberto Odebrecht

Ball Aerosol Packaging Argentina

Tetra Pak

Rhona Argentina

National Shipping

Orbis Mertig

Nexans Indelqui

Everis Argentina

Maped Argentina

Siegwerk Argentina

CenturyLink Argentina

Coty Argentina

Bostik Argentina

American Express Argentina

Macmillan Publishers

Saint-Gobain Argentina

Luigi Lavazza

Siemens Healthineers

Equinor

GEA

BNP Paribas

Real estate Tier 3

Very professional, creative and dedicated’, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi is lauded by sources for knowing the ‘local idiosyncrasies of this area inside out’. The multidisciplinary practice advises on all areas of real estate law, routinely drawing on support from across the firm for complex, cross-practice matters. The team is arguably best known for its transactional practice and it advised on several property acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures over the past year. Exequiel Buenaventura and his team ‘think outside the box’.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team know the local idiosyncrasies of this area inside out. They have a strong understanding of the subject, and they are flexible and excellent at providing different perspectives and business options.’

They have the ability to provide rapid and comprehensive advice, as well as being able to consult other lawyers in the firm with different specialist areas. Real estate matters cover administrative law, property rights, litigation (depending on the case), and corporate, company and contract law; for a firm to be able to provide a fast, high-quality service in all these areas is a real advantage.

They have the best international practice, and provide excellent service and client care.’

It is an excellent team, with excellent delivery.

To advise on real estate matters, you have to have expertise in this subject; that is, you have to have worked on deals and real estate issues in the past. Likewise, it requires a level of specialisation that few firms possess in Argentina; Bruchou is one of those that do have this expertise and this degree of specialisation.’

It is a pleasure to work with Exequiel Buenaventura and his team. They are very professional, creative and dedicated, they think outside the box and make closing deals easier. They have excellent drafting skills in English and Spanish.’

Exequiel Buenaventura and banking and finance partner José María Bazán have shown a lot of quality and knowledge of the subject. They have been constantly available and have had a collaborative approach throughout the process.’

TMT Tier 3

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s multidisciplinary group attracts praise for its ‘strong knowledge of the industry’ and its ‘creativity in devising legal strategies’. The firm advises a mix of local and multinational clients on telecoms, media and technology law, with a focus on regulatory and commercial work. The department is now led solely by public law specialist Ignacio Minorini Lima, following the departure of senior associate and department co-head Marcos Santiváñez Vieyra to ClarkeModet.

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Testimonials

The team at BFML is very client-oriented. They have advised us on numerous occasions within a short time frame, and under pressure, but the team takes the work in their stride and manages to move projects forward on time and as required by the client.’

The advice we receive is first rate and they provide alternative solutions for our problems, allowing us to choose our business strategy, while taking into consideration the different legal and regulatory risks. In addition, the team is perfectly aware of clients’ needs, so has a complete understanding of the industry and its regulatory context.

BFML specialises in this area, and the team is made up of lawyers and consultants who know and understand the specific legal issues relating to TMT.’

Their strongest points are: close relationships with clients; strong knowledge of the industry and the regulatory framework; creativity in devising legal strategies and suggesting alternatives; and good response times.’

Key clients

Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA)

Barrick Gold

Encompass TIBA Latin America

CenturyLink Argentina (formerly Level 3 Argentina)

American Express

Superliga Argentina de Fútbol

Bunge

Argentine Banking Association (ABA – Asociación De Bancos De Argentina)

Brubank

Club Atlético Boca Juniors

Digital House Coding School

HSBC Group

Gire

T-Systems Argentina

Woolab

Emergencias

Bruchou, Fernández Madero and Lombardi  (Bruchou) was founded in 1990 to provide legal advice to companies operating in an economy subject to rapid and dramatic structural changes, the effect of which was the transition from a paralyzed, state-controlled economy to an open, competitive one.

Today Bruchou is a leading law firm within Argentina. We are a full-service firm of international repute, an undisputed market leader providing complex, value-added legal advice to leading companies and financial institutions. We take pride in the role we have played in a large number of significant transactions both in Argentina and internationally, and in the ongoing interaction with our clients.

Practice Areas

· BANKING & CAPITAL MARKETS

· FOREIGN EXCHANGE LAWS & REGULATIONS

· GENERAL CORPORATE

· MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

· OIL AND GAS

· ENERGY (ELECTRICITY)

· MINING

· ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

· COMPANIES LAW & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

· COMPETITION & ANTITRUST LAW

· TAX

· CUSTOMS & FOREIGN TRADE

· LITIGATION, INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION & BANKRUPTCY

· ADMINISTRATIVE & REGULATORY LAW

· CORPORATE COMPLIANCE, INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS AND BUSINESS CRIME

· LABOR LAW & SOCIAL SECURITY

· INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, DATA PRIVACY, NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND LEGAL ADVERTISING

· REAL ESTATE & HOSPITALITY

Additional Information

Partners: 31

Number of lawyers: 10

Department Name Email Telephone
Chairman Hugo NL Bruzone
Managing Partner Liban Kusa
Banking and Capital Markets/ Corporate and M&A Enrique Bruchou
Banking and Capital Markets Carlos E Lombardi
Banking & Capital Markets Matías López Figueroa
Banking & Capital Markets José Bazán
Banking & Capital Markets Alejandro Perelsztein
Banking & Capital Markets Analía Battaglia
Corporate and M&A/ Oil and Gas Javier S Rodríguez Galli
Corporate and M&A/ Energy (Electricity) Mariano L Luchetti
Corporate and M&A/ Competition & Antitrust Estanislao H Olmos
Corporate and M&A/ Real Estate & Hospitality Exequiel Buenaventura
Corporate and M&A Pablo Falabella
Corporate and M&A/ Competition & Antitrust Gabriel Lozano
Mining/ Environmental law Sergio Arbeleche
Mining/ Environmental law Sebastián Pedro Vedoya
Head of Oil & gas Javier S. Rodríguez Galli
Mining Sergio Arbeleche
Mining Sebastián Pedro Vedoya
Administrative and regulatory law/ Energy (electricity)/ Arbitration Ignacio J. Minorini Lima
Tax Matías Olivero Vila
Tax Ezequiel Lipovetzky
Tax Daniela Rey
Customs & foreign trade Eduardo Mallea
Customs & foreign trade Maria Laura Bacigalupo
Litigation, international arbitration and bankruptcy Carlos M. Rotman
Litigation, international arbitration and bankruptcy Martín Beretervide
Labor law and social security Nilo P. A. Thomas
Companies Law & Corporate governance / Corporate and M&A María Lucila Winschel
Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Business Crime Fernando Basch
Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Business Crime Guillermo Jorge
Intellectual Property, Privacy, New Technologies and Legal Advertising Paula Fernández Pfizenmaier
Intellectual Property, Privacy, New Technologies and Legal Advertising Dámaso A. Pardo
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Sergio Arbeleche  photo Mr Sergio Arbeleche Partner.
Ms María Laura Bacigalupo  photo Ms María Laura Bacigalupo Partner.
Mr Fernando Basch photo Mr Fernando Basch Partner.
Mrs Analía R. Battaglia  photo Mrs Analía R. Battaglia Partner.
Mr José María Bazán photo Mr José María Bazán Partner.
Mr Martín Beretervide photo Mr Martín Beretervide Partner.
Mr Enrique Bruchou  photo Mr Enrique Bruchou Founder and Partner.
Mr Hugo N. L. Bruzone  photo Mr Hugo N. L. Bruzone Chairman.
Mr Exequiel H. Buenaventura  photo Mr Exequiel H. Buenaventura Partner.
Mr Pablo Falabella  photo Mr Pablo Falabella Partner.
Mr Guillermo Jorge  photo Mr Guillermo Jorge Partner.
Mr Liban A. Kusa  photo Mr Liban A. Kusa Managing Partner.
Mr Matías López Figueroa photo Mr Matías López Figueroa Partner.
Mr Ezequiel Lipovetzky  photo Mr Ezequiel Lipovetzky Partner.
Mr Carlos E. Lombardi  photo Mr Carlos E. Lombardi Founder and Partner.
Mr Gabriel Lozano  photo Mr Gabriel Lozano Partner.
Mr Mariano L. Luchetti  photo Mr Mariano L. Luchetti Partner.
Mr Eduardo R. Mallea  photo Mr Eduardo R. Mallea Partner.
Mr Ignacio J. Minorini Lima  photo Mr Ignacio J. Minorini Lima Partner.
Mr Matías Olivero Vila photo Mr Matías Olivero Vila Partner.
Mr Estanislao H. Olmos  photo Mr Estanislao H. Olmos Partner.
Mr Alejandro Perelsztein  photo Mr Alejandro Perelsztein Partner.
Ms Daniela Rey  photo Ms Daniela Rey Partner.
Mr Javier S. Rodríguez Galli  photo Mr Javier S. Rodríguez Galli Partner.
Mr Carlos M. Rotman  photo Mr Carlos M. Rotman Partner.
Mr Nilo P. A. Thomas  photo Mr Nilo P. A. Thomas Partner.
Mr Sebastián P. Vedoya  photo Mr Sebastián P. Vedoya Partner.
Ms María L. Winschel  photo Ms María L. Winschel Partner.
Number of lawyers : 137
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Partners : 31