Mr Mariano L. Luchetti > Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

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

Energy and Natural Resources / Energy (Electricity) / Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions.

Position

Partner.

Career

Mr. Mariano Luchetti has developed his entire career at our Firm and, for the last 10 years, has specialized in advising major players involved in the generation, transportation and distribution of electricity in Argentina, and more recently, the transportation and distribution of natural gas.

Additionally, as part of his extensive general corporate practice, Mr. Luchetti legally assists leading Argentine companies, such as publicly-listed Central Puerto S.A. and Hidroeléctrica Piedra del Aguila S.A., and non-public companies such as Termoeléctrica San Martin, and the entities of the SADESA Group and of the HSM Group. He actively participates in the internal audit committees of Central Puerto S.A. and Hidroeléctrica Piedra del Aguila S.A., among others. In 2005, Mariano Luchetti served as interim deputy general counsel of Molinos Rio de la Plata S.A.

On top of his expertise in general corporate matters, for more than 17 years, Mr. Luchetti has participated in the structuring and completion of several complex transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, venture capital investments, project financings, joint ventures, corporate finance and debt-to-equity transactions, and strategic alliances, in different countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, the UK, Ukraine, the USA, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Mr. Luchetti was admitted to the local bar in 1996 and immediately joined the Firm. He worked as foreign associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, during the years 2001-2002.

Languages

Spanish, English and Italian.

Education

Law degree from Argentine Catholic University.

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Corporate and M&A

Top-tier practice’ Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi is a ‘market leader in M&A transactions’. The firm, which counts major domestic and multinational corporations among its key clients, has a broad sector focus, which spans energy, commodities, retail and TMT. However, it is best known for its strength in transactions that combine both corporate and finance expertise. In a recent example, the ‘knowledgeableEstanislao Olmos acted alongside the banking and finance practice to advise Cargill on its $79.5m acquisition of a majority stake in Glucovil Argentina – the deal also involved a $12m loan. On the oil and gas front, transactional energy specialist Javier Rodríguez Galli teamed up with Exequiel Buenaventura and the banking group to assist Vista Oil & Gas with its $800m acquisition of an oil operating platform controlled by Pampa Energía and Pluspetrol. Mariano Luchetti, who leads the department, also has an impressive track record in energy and natural resources deals; he acted for Scatec Solar and Equinor on their acquisition of the Guañizuil II-A solar project from Martifer Renewables. The group further benefits from the senior experience of firm founder Enrique Bruchou and M&A and corporate governance specialist Pablo Falabella. Among its impressive band of associates, rising star Pilar Marcó is highlighted as ‘great to work with’.

Argentina > Energy and natural resources > Electricity

(Leading individuals)

Mariano LuchettiBruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Highly responsive and client-oriented’, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi is valued for ‘understanding the client’s urgency in important matters’. The firm had a strong year on the power side, which saw it handle a mix of project tenders, project development, asset acquisitions and regulatory matters. Among its highlights, practice co-head Ignacio Minorini Lima paired up with corporate partner Exequiel Buenaventura (‘deep knowledge of the electricity sector’) to assist Envision Energy with several issues, including bidding rounds and general corporate matters. Mariano Luchetti, who co-leads the group, is also recommended. AES Energy, Equinor and Invenergy are also on the department’s books.