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

Work Department

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

Position

Partner.

Career

Dr. Mariano Luchetti has developed his entire career at our Firm. He leads the Firm’s General Corporate and M&A Department and is also a member of the Energy Department of the Firm.

In June 2020 Mariano was elected member of the Executive Committee of Bruchou.

Mr. Luchetti’s practice focuses in mergers, acquisitions and divestures involving both public and private companies, with special attention to the electricity industry in Argentina.

He 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, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uruguay and Venezuela.

He has specialized in advising the most important players in the electricity generation, transport and distribution sector in Argentina, and more recently, the natural gas transport and distribution sectors.

Mr. Luchetti received a law degree from the Law School of the Argentine Catholic University in 1996 and was a foreign associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mc Cloy, New York, during 2001-2002.

Languages

Spanish, English and Italian.

Education

Law degree from Argentine Catholic University.

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Energy and natural resources > Electricity

(Leading individuals)

Mariano LuchettiBruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

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.

Argentina > Corporate and M&A

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.