Firm Profile > Beccar Varela > Buenos Aires, Argentina

Beccar Varela
EDIFICIO REPÚBLICA, TUCUMÁN 1, 3RD FLOOR
C1049AAA CIUDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina

Compliance Tier 1

Beccar Varela finds favour for its ‘coordinated team’ that is ‘aligned with client needs’. Widely regarded as a first-mover in the compliance space, the firm houses a full-service white-collar and corporate crime practice, which sits alongside its specialist compliance and investigations team. The broad group advises on a range of anti-corruption regulations, compliance programmes and internal investigations, with supplementary strength in criminal liability matters. Anti-corruption and compliance head Maximiliano D’Auro is a ‘stand-out lawyer’ and is noted for his emphasis on banking and finance-related issues. Other recommended names include experienced senior associate Dorothea Garff, who focuses on general corporate advice and compliance, and up-and-coming senior associate Gustavo Papeschi.

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Testimonials

The firm’s strong point is that the team is coordinated and aligned with our needs.’

Professionals are very empathetic and are able to make themselves understood to clients who are not specialists in the technical aspects of local legislation.

The stand-out lawyer is Maximiliano D’Auro.

Key clients

Nu Pagamentos (NuBank)

International trade and customs Tier 1

Beccar Varela’s international trade practice climbs a tier on the back of rave reviews, which highlight it as a ‘go-to team on trade’ due to its ‘ability to solve complex problems’. The group’s recent experience spans all key pillars of trade law but it particularly shines in trade remedies, where it advises on antidumping, safeguards, subsidies and countervailing duties, and WTO law, where it enjoys close relationships with sovereign governments and corporate clients. The team also has a robust litigation offering and regularly represents clients in proceedings before regulatory authorities and in the courts. Augusto Vechio’s broad trade practice leads to sources proclaiming him as an ‘authority on all things trade law in Argentina’. Vechio co-heads the departments alongside customs law specialist Guido Krolovetzky, who ‘manages everything so that problems are resolved with ease’. The group also includes ‘very smart’ associate Camila Corvalán.

Testimonials

Extremely switched-on, well-connected, eyes on the ball. Effortlessly cover the full breadth of international trade law. A go-to team on trade.’

The team has a personal touch, keeping in mind our problems and providing urgent solutions. Their stand-out quality is their ability to solve complex problems in short period of time. They are proactive, and they always make sure that clients are happy.’

This is a very specific, niche area of law in Argentina and there are very few lawyers who really know it and have experience. They not only need to know the law but also be able to handle customs proceedings. For more than six years we have been working exclusively with Guido Krolovetzky’s team because its has the best theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject.’

Guido Krolovetzky has many years’ experience in customs law and is the founding partner of this practice at Beccar Varela, but he gets involved in our cases, no matter the complexity. He never overlooks us or delegates the advice completely. He manages everything so that problems are resolved with ease.’

Augusto Vechio is simply a great person to work with; extremely responsive, calm, focused, efficient. An authority on all things trade law in Argentina.’

Camila Corvalán is very smart, very pleasant to work with and very responsive.

Key clients

Electrolux

IHC do Brazil

OCTAL

Sinochem

Saint-Gobain

Huihong (Nantong) Safety Products

Mercedes-Benz

McCain

Kimberly-Clark

Mapa Gloves

TMT Tier 1

Beccar Varela climbs a tier on the back of its increasing profile for TMT matters and its ‘great understanding of business’, which ensures advice ‘is not merely theoretical, but is based on practice and experience’. The firm is routinely engaged by leading names from across the TMT spectrum, including infrastructure and service providers, content developers, media and entertainment companies and software developers. Traditionally best known for its reputation in transactions, the group has also carved a niche for itself in the regulatory sphere, where it advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Emilio Beccar Varela specialises in TMT, IP and corporate work and is recognised for his premier experience in TMT transactions. Florencia Rosati, who co-heads the group alongside Beccar Varela, is recommended for her focus on entertainment, communications and new technologies, including data protection. Former senior associate Mariel Marcet moved to Eutelsat in March 2020.

Testimonials

EBV provides an excellent service both professionally and personally.’

‘They have very solid technical skills and a great understanding of business, which allows support and advice that is not merely theoretical, but is based on practice and experience, and is usually very well adjusted to concrete needs that are raised.’

We value lawyers’ professional strength and personal friendliness and empathy. Also response times and availability.’

The advice provided by Beccar Varela in TMT matters is highly useful and valuable. The quality of their services is extremely valuable given their fees.’

Key clients

Intelsat

British Telecom

Sprint

Phoenix Tower International

The Walt Disney Company Argentina

Samsung

Vlocity

Facebook

Whatsapp

MediaMonks

Banking and finance Tier 2

Beccar Varela has significantly invested in diversifying its banking and finance practice of late, recently creating a standalone fintech practice to support clients such as Softbank and Prisma Medios de Pago. The firm is traditionally well known for its strength in borrower-side transactions, banking M&A and regulatory matters. It also continues to strengthen its lender-side practice and consistently advises banks and alternative lenders on domestic and cross-border syndicated loans, structured finance, project finance and debt capital markets transactions. Roberto Fortunati co-heads the M&A and banking departments and brings to bear strong expertise in the energy and natural resources areas. Group co-head Pablo Torretta had a banner year, which included advising both lenders and borrowers on deals in the agribusiness, infrastructure and real estate spheres. Up-and-coming partner Daniel Levi is noted for his growing reputation for fintech matters. María Shakespear, Luciana Denegri and group co-head Javier Magnasco are other key names.

Key clients

Prisma Medios de Pago

Citibank (Argentina)

Coöperatieve Rabobank

Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires

Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

International Finance Corporation – IFC

PNC Bank

Banco Santander Río

Consorcio de Gestión del Puerto de Quequén and Jan de Nul

Central Eólica Pampa de Malaspina

Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura

Deutsche Bank (New York branch}

Agrofina

JP Morgan

FMO -Netherlands Development Finance Company

Softbank Group International

Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Beccar Varela’s team is noted for its ‘broad experience’ and ‘strong technical knowledge’. The firm handles the full spread of merger reviews and investigations, with a prominent reputation in the behavioural area — it notably advised key client Prisma Medios de Pago in rare competition-related litigation. Other sweet spots include cartel leniency filings and fintech matters. Department head Agustín Waisman demonstrates ‘great experience and technical knowledge’. Mercedes Pando and Camila Corvalán are talented senior associates.

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Testimonials

The team has very strong technical knowledge, with broad experience in M&A filings, divestment processes and strategic advice.’

Agustín Waisman is the person to contact in any competition matter. He stands out not only for his great experience and technical knowledge, but also for his integrity when giving advice.

Agustín Waisman is always available for his clients and delivers advice quickly and comprehensively. He has a large team, in which the standouts are Mercedes Pando and Tomás López Bisso.

Key clients

Samsung

Fiat

Boehringer Ingelheim

Sanofi Aventis

Knight Therapeutics

Prisma Medios de Pago

Facebook

Despegar

Electrolux

NBC / Comcast

Consumer law Tier 2

Beccar Varela houses a prominent consumer law department, which represents both domestic and international companies across a diverse mix of industries. The multidisciplinary team advises on the full life cycle of related issues, from regulatory and compliance matters, through to dispute resolution and class actions. Arbitration specialist Gonzalo García Delatour is the key contact. Senior associate Federico Sosa is also noted for growing profile in the area.

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Testimonials

The team offers the highest quality responses.’

They are always available, and the team can always solve any problems that arise.’

Key clients

Despegar

Red Bull

Samsonite

Samsung

Scania

Starz

Unilever de Argentina

New Revlon de Argentina

Cosméticos Avon

Facebook

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

The ‘excellent M&A team’ at Beccar Varela stands out for its ‘closeness to the client’, ‘full understanding of the business’ and ability to provide ‘effective solutions to complex problems’. According to sources, the entrepreneurial group has ‘revitalised itself over the last few years’ and it continues to carve out a new space in the upper echelons of the market. An active player in both national and cross-border M&A, the firm advises both buyers and sellers on sophisticated transactions across all industries. Among its strong suits, it is particularly active in the energy, agribusiness and technology -particularly fintech- spheres. In a recent example of its signature strength, the group advised Argentinean payments company Prisma Medios de Pago on its $724m sale of a 51% stake in the company to Advent International. Roberto Crouzel co-heads the corporate and M&A department and his much-admired transactional practice spans a range of M&A, general corporate and banking matters. The group is co-led by natural resources head Roberto Fortunati, who also co-leads the banking team, and is well versed in deals relating to the mining, energy and oil-and-gas industries. Other experienced names include agribusiness specialist Ramón Moyano, private equity head Tomás Allende and corporate finance partner Alejandro Poletto. Increasingly prominent up-and-coming partner María Shakespear is also a key contact and is highlighted, together with associate Carolina Serra, as ‘excellent at conducting complex negotiations’.

Testimonials

Beccar Varela is one of the firms that is recognised by the market in this area, as well as being a longstanding firm that has revitalised itself over the last few years.

The team has very solid knowledge at a technical legal level, as well as at a financial and business level. They understand the client’s needs and work alongside them throughout the transaction, achieving effective solutions to complex problems.’

The team differentiates itself from its competitors through its availability, closeness to the client, full understanding of the business and assistance in decision making.’

Beccar Varela has an excellent M&A team, in which María Shakespear and Carolina Serra stand out.

María Shakespear and Carolina Serra are both excellent at conducting complex negotiations, with a focus on business and keeping the client’s interests in mind.

The team, led by Ramón Moyano, showed a high level of pragmatism in understanding the complexities of the matter. I have come across nearly all the M&A advisers in the market at some point and there are few partners who have Ramon Moyano’s ability to render the client’s requirements effectively.

Key clients

Prisma Medios de Pago

J R Simplot Company

Platinum Equity

Comcast / NBC Universal / Telemundo

BNR Infrastructure Co-Investment Limited

IFC – International Finance Corporation

Italgas

Brandi Family

Knight Therapeutics

YPF Ventures

Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires (Banco Galicia)

WeWork

Juan Pablo Georgalos and María Consuelo Acuña

Unilever Argentina

PGG Wrightson Seeds South America

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The ‘highly committed team’ at Beccar Varela impresses with its ‘constant aspiration for excellence’. The firm’s broad contentious offering is divided into three distinct groups, with standalone capability in dispute resolution, arbitration and white-collar crime. On the dispute resolution front, the team handles a range of commercial and civil matters, with strong activity in consumer class actions. On the arbitration side, the firm is well versed in domestic, international and investment disputes, with particular strength in the financial services, life sciences and energy spheres. Gonzalo García Delatour co-heads the arbitration practice and is widely recognised as a leading litigator. Eduardo Güemes co-heads the litigation team and focuses on civil and commercial litigation, insolvencies and class actions. Rafael Lobos, whose practice spans M&A and dispute resolution, is another key contact. Senior associate Federico Sosa is also recommended for contentious matters.

Testimonials

Beccar Varela has a large arbitration team, which has vast experience and the ability to act in complex proceedings.’

It is a highly committed team and they are always thinking of the best interests of my company.

The high point is the constant aspiration for excellence and extraordinary human treatment and absolute availability. It is a top-quality team and essential to face any challenge.

Rafael Lobos has an enormous capacity for carrying out a legal analysis of a case and proposing effective solutions based on his experience. Gonzalo García Delatour has extensive knowledge of arbitration matters.

Key clients

Citiban

Latin America Investment Bank Bahamas

Citi International Financial Services

Slade Gorton

Tyco / ADT / Johnson Controls

CSAV / Hapag Lloyd

Cardif Seguros

GlaxoSmithKline

Galicia Seguros

Prisma Medios de Pago (ex Visa Argentina)

Electricity Tier 2

Beccar Varela’s power practice continues to increase its representation of renewable power companies looking to develop projects in Argentina, recently advising major multinational names such as Canadian Solar, Total Eren and Hive Energy. Aside from its blossoming projects practice, the group also advises on corporate and M&A deals, supply matters, finance transactions and regulatory issues — for a mix of energy companies, energy consumers, developers and financial institutions. Department head José Carlos Cueva’s broad practice spans all energy sectors, with a focus on renewable energy.

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Key clients

Total Eren

Canadian Solar

YPF

APR Energy

Hive Energy

Flex Wind – Manutenção e Instalação de Sistemas Eólicos

Líneas de Transmisión del Litoral

Inter-American Development Bank

Distrocuyo

Goldwind International Holdings

Environment Tier 2

The ‘technical’, ‘reliable’ and ‘high-quality’ team at Beccar Varela is praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the regulations and the trends in environmental law’. Best known for assisting with environmental due diligence, the group has seen a recent uptick in work for renewable energy companies in relation to the RenovAr energy auction programme. It also has experience in contentious matters, including collective environmental damage claims. Public law specialist Oscar Aguilar Valdez oversees the department, while ‘engaging and inspiring’ senior associate Angeles Murgier leads on day-to-day matters.

Testimonials

The lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of the regulations and the trends in environmental law in Argentina, and they work in a very efficient manner. They show a great deal of commitment to meeting deadlines and delivery quality work.

Their client care is very good, and they are very technical in their knowledge and understanding. They are also very reliable, with an eye for business, and they provide a high-quality service.

I work with the head of the team Angeles Murgier, who should be a partner. She knows about any aspect we discuss: solid waste, licensing, contaminated land, everything.’

Angeles Murgier is an engaging and inspiring lawyer, who combines academic, practical and institutional skills.’

Key clients

Cosan Lubricantes (Moove)

Total Eren

LITSA (Líneas de Transmisión del Litoral)

Swift Argentina

YPF Ventures

Southern Copper Corporation / Southern Copper Argentina

Insurance Tier 2

According to sources, Beccar Varela’s team demonstrates ‘very strong potential’ due to its ‘excellent technical ability’. The practice is active across a wide scope of insurance lines — including general, annuity, life and surety bonds — and has recently undertaken work for RSA Group and Toyota Compañía Financiera Argentina, among others. On the non-contentious side, the team advises on the formation and sale of insurance companies, portfolio transfers and sales, product approvals and general regulatory matters. It also handles insurance litigation and class actions. Department head Daniel Seoane displays ‘excellent knowledge of insurance law and corporate matters’ and brings to bear strong in-house experience following roles at Royal & Sun Alliance Seguros Argentina and Suramericana. Advisory partner Juan Pablo Chevallier-Boutell is also very experienced. Agustín Duarte is a capable senior associate.

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Testimonials

The Beccar Varela insurance team has great understanding of the local market and the needs of companies; they do not lose sight of the business.’

This is a team with very strong potential, with excellent technical ability and unmatched client care.

They achieve great synergy with other practices in the firm and they combine interdisciplinary teams, which is very useful for internal lawyers, since our work is advising on all legal issues of the organisation.’

They know the problems that arise in relation to breach of contract in the management of major works, the scope of contracts and the responsibilities of insurance companies. They are professional and prudent in their advice.’

Daniel Seoane stands out for his impeccable client relationships and excellent knowledge of insurance law and corporate matters. Daniel also has the advantage that he knows our business, so he knows how we think and what we want to do in different circumstances, without us having to tell him.’

Daniel Seoane is excellent and demonstrates great responsiveness.

Key clients

Grupo Sura (Seguros Sura, Aseguradora de Créditos y Garantías)

Zurich Seguros

Allianz Argentina Compañía de Seguros

Galicia Seguros

Supervielle Group / Supervielle Seguros

Toyota Compañía Financiera Argentina

Volkswagen Brokers Argentina (Asesores de Seguros) / Volkswagen Credit Compañía Financiera / Volkswagen Financial Services Holding Argentina

Willis Europe and its subsidiaries Willis Argentina and Willis Corredores de Seguros

Bradesco Seguros and its subsidiary Bradesco Argentina de Seguros

Chubb Seguros

Labour and employment Tier 2

Beccar Varela’s ‘professional, simple, assertive and super flexible’ group impresses with its ‘holistic vision’ of the client’s business. A strong performer in transactional support matters, the group also handles a steady stream of high-level employee terminations, restructuring matters, collective negotiations and compliance issues. Department head Álvaro Galli is a stand-out specialist and advises on collective bargaining negotiations, restructurings and litigation. Highly active senior associate María Eduarda Noceti is a ‘true partner to the client’s business’.

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Testimonials

They understand how to accommodate our business needs within a legal structure. They provide a personalised service and are interested in getting to know their clients.’

Our BV team is excellent. They are very integrated among internal departments (M&A, Corporate, labour), the service is unidirectional and seamless.

What we appreciate most about this team is their holistic vision of our business. They are always a step ahead to spot relevant issues that may affect us. On the other hand, they articulate the technical points excellently, considering that we are not lawyers and our time is limited.’

Excellent trained professionals. Their approach is always professional, simple, assertive and super flexible — they are willing to have calls from one moment to another, no matter the hours they are always available. We mention senior associate Maria Eduarda Noceti and corporate senior associate Juan Luchia Puig as two true partners to the client’s business.

Key clients

Cargill

Samsung

Prisma Medios de Pago (ex Visa Argentina)

American Airlines

GlaxoSmithKline

The Walt Disney Company

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch

Citibank

NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises

Netflix

Public law Tier 2

The ‘very dedicated’ team at Beccar Varela provides ‘high-quality service’, according to sources. Historically best known for its robust expertise in public procurement and government contracts, the group continues to grow its profile in the regulatory and public law litigation spaces. Oscar Aguilar Valdez is widely recognised for his ‘remarkable knowledge and understanding’ and jointly leads the department alongside up-and-coming specialist Juan Antonio Stupenengo. The group was recently boosted by the arrival of ‘outstanding senior associateJuan Pablo Perrino, who joined from Cassagne Abogados.

Testimonials

It is a highly qualified team that is also very dedicated, providing a high-quality service.’

Oscar Aguilar Valdez is one of the most highly regarded lawyers in the area of public and administrative law, with a remarkable knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Juan Pablo Perrino is an outstanding senior associate with a great ability to adapt.’

Key clients

Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA)

Vial Andes 7

Mercado Libre

Glovo

Victor Contreras

LX Argentina

Plus Mobile Argentina

Movy Pay

Lomas del Sol

Belgrano Cargas y Logística

Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires

Saur International

GlaxoSmithKline

José Cartellone Construcciones Civiles

Real estate Tier 2

Beccar Varela houses an increasingly prominent real estate and hospitality practice, which represents an array of real estate owners, developers, investors, managers and lenders. A strong performer on the transactional side, the team frequently advises on sale and purchase transactions in the residential, commercial and agribusiness sectors. It also has a robust development practice, which advises both local and multinational companies on marquee projects. Pedro Nicholson heads the group and is widely regarded as a market leader. Senior associate Pedro Silvestri provides capable support.

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Key clients

WeWork

The Related

Viña Doña Paula

Kawen

Forest Invest

Endava

Plaza Nogales

JB Developers

Piso 10

Casaquadra

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

The ‘technically skilled’ group at Beccar Varela is noted for its robust capability in contentious restructurings. Its focus on creditor-side mandates is another key feature of the practice. Litigator Martín Gastaldi heads the department and demonstrates ‘deep knowledge of bankruptcy law’. Federico Sosa is an impressive senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

It is a very technically skilled and dedicated team, with the capacity to adapt particular case law to the facts of the most complex litigation.

Martín Gastaldi has a deep knowledge of bankruptcy law and legal precedents.

Key clients

Citibank

Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires

Columbus

BTG Pactual

Grupo Sabre

Bodega Norton

Carlos Boero Romano

Piso 10

Unilever

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Intellectual property Tier 3

Beccar Varela’s practice advises on the full range of contentious and non-contentious IP law, with an emphasis on trade mark matters. Among its recent highlights, the firm advised a slew of multinational corporations on various trade mark prosecution and portfolio management issues, including American Airlines, Campari Argentina and J. Simplot. Other key areas of activity include patent, copyright and advertising-related work. The department is led jointly by Emilio Beccar Varela and Florencia Rosati — both of whom also spearhead the TMT practice.

Key clients

Samsung Electronics Argentina /Samsung Electronics (Korea)

American Airlines

The JR Simplot Company

WestRock Packaging Systems

Grupo Enjoy

Campari / Campari Argentina

Prisma Medios de Pago (Visa, Banelco, LAPOS, Monedero, PagoMisCuentas, TodoPago)

Coppel

Sergio “Kun” Agüero

Medios y Contenidos Producciones  (RGB Entertainment)

Mining Tier 3

A ‘one-stop resource’ for multilayered mining issues, Beccar Varela is praised for its ‘fast, efficient and well-rounded advice’. The firm’s growing practice is best known for its transactional capability, with experience in project finance, M&A, joint ventures and foreign investment matters. It also advises on regulatory issues, where it can link up with its public and environmental law teams for support on complex matters. Corporate and finance partner Roberto Fortunati leads the overarching energy and natural resources department. Senior associate Marcos Moreno Hueyo focuses on mining, natural resources and energy and is noted for his ‘extensive experience in the mining sector’.

Testimonials

Beccar Varela offers a complete one-stop resource for our often complex needs. Their practice in Buenos Aires is comprised of various legal disciplines, including general/corporate counsel, human resources/labour, etc, which makes it very convenient to get fast, efficient, and well-rounded advice when needed.’

‘In our engagements with Beccar Varela, we have dealt primarily with senior associate Marcos Moreno Huey, who has extensive experience in the mining sector. We have found that Marcos is a very strong and experienced legal advisor, who balances listening to the client and providing his advice. He also balances legal and technical analysis with practicality.’

Key clients

Southern Copper Corporation / Southern Copper Argentina

Quantum Capital

Centaur Resources

Minera San Jorge

Everlight Resources

SurMinera

Route One Investment Company

Minera Don Nicolás

Compañía Inversora en Minas (“CIMINAS”)

Asphaltum Argentina

ESCO

Oil and gas Tier 3

Quick and efficient’, Beccar Varela impresses with its ‘perfect balance of forcefulness and caution’. The department leans on the wider firm’s full-service offering to provide multidisciplinary support to oil-and-gas companies and oilfield service providers, with strong recent experience in E&P matters, tender processes, M&A, commercial agreements and finance transactions. Natural resources head Roberto Fortunati also co-heads the M&A and banking departments and has an emphasis on corporate and commercial work. Other key contacts include José Carlos Cueva, who focuses on energy, economic regulation and public law, and talented senior associate, Lucila Parodi.

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Testimonials

The firm responds to our queries very quickly, and their answers are technically excellent.’

The team’s treatment of clients and third parties is outstanding. Beccar Varela provides us with a superior service to other firms we have worked with.’

We recommend them for their knowledge of our industry and their perfect balance of forcefulness and caution. They are very quick and efficient.’

Partner Roberto Fortunati and senior associate Lucila Parodi are both brilliant lawyers.’

Key clients

Quintana E&P Argentina

YPF

Petróleos Sudamericanos

Patterson-UTI Energy

Raizen Argentina

Wintershall Dea Argentina

International Finance Corporation

Trafigura / Puma Energy

ENAP Sipetrol

American Energy Partners

Tax Tier 3

Beccar Varela stands out for its combination of ‘excellent client service with a deep understanding of the law’. The group specialises in transactional matters, with broad experience in advising local and multinational clients on the tax planning aspects of M&A, project finance and restructuring deals. Department head Santiago Montezanti is valued for his ‘innovative and creative solutions to any problem’ and is experienced in contentious and non-contentious matters. Senior associate María de los Ángeles Olano is noted for her ‘outstanding technical abilities’.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

It is a very sophisticated and specialised practice. You can have confidence in the team and be sure of getting a good result. They do not just have a good understanding of the law in Argentina, but are also up to date with international legal developments, so their advice is always thorough.’

They know what clients need and can provide long-term solutions.’

The practice is very strong on a technical level and has a very sophisticated international focus.’

They combine excellent client service with a deep understanding of the law.’

Santiago Montezanti is simply one of the best tax lawyers in Argentina. His opinions are very robust, thorough and sound. He has a lot of experience and can come up with innovative and creative solutions to any problem.

María de los Ángeles Olano has outstanding technical abilities and is always available to advise on our matters.’

Key clients

Prisma Medios de Pago

BNR Infrastructure Co-Investment

Acon Bios Investors and Humus Capital Partners

Juan Pablo Georgalos

PGG Wrightson Seeds South America

Helpsystems

WeWork

Puente Hermanos

Asociación de Tarjetas de Crédito y Compra (ATACyC)

Citigroup Global Markets

Founded in 1897, Beccar Varela is a leading full-service law firm in Argentina. It advises local and international companies in all areas of corporate law across all industries. Its team consists of over 160 lawyers specializing in different areas of law, many of whom have studied or worked in the world’s business capitals and 33 of whom are partners. They are supported by paralegals, trainee lawyers and professional assistants in delivering top-tier client services.

Throughout its history, the firm has forged alliances with international networks that bring together highly reliable worldwide law firms. It is an active member of World Services Group (WSG), Interlex, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF) and Alianca de Advocacia Empresarial (ALAE), and a founding member of the Club de Abogados de Iberoamerica. BV has a certified German desk and various country desks. Beccar Varela is the first and only full-service law firm in Argentina to have joined the United Nations Global Compact through which, among other objectives, it hopes to contribute to clients’ value chains as a responsible service provider.

Clients: The firm combines its understanding of global and local business cultures to provide strategic tailor-made solutions to top-tier multinationals, national companies and individuals, as well as start-ups and not-for-profit organizations. Its client portfolio includes leading blue-chip industry companies, both national and international, which invest and operate in Argentina. Beccar Varela has been serving many clients for nearly a century or more, such as Citibank since its first global expansion in 1914, and Unilever since the early 1920s.

Areas of practice: The firm deals with agribusiness, arbitration, art law, banking and financial institutions, bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring, capital markets, company law, competition and antitrust, compliance, consumer protection, corporate advice, energy, entrepreneurship, environmental law, family business governance, healthcare and life sciences, insurance, intellectual property – patents and trademarks, international trade and customs, labor and social security law, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, microfinance, mining, oil and gas, private clients, private equity, product liability, project finance, public law, real estate and hospitality, sports law, tax law, TMT (telecoms, media, technology), trusts and trust services, white-collar and corporate crime.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Horacio E Beccar Varela hbeccarvarela@beccarvarela.com
Corporate Ramón I Moyano rmoyano@beccarvarela.com
Mergers and acquisitions Roberto H Crouzel rcrouzel@beccarvarela.com
Banking and financial institutions Pablo J Torretta ptorretta@beccarvarela.com
Banking and financial institutions Javier L Magnasco jmagnasco@beccarvarela.com
Banking and financial institutions Maximiliano D'Auro mdauro@beccarvarela.com
Labor Alvaro J Galli agalli@beccarvarela.com
Dispute resolution Eduardo J Güemes eguemes@beccarvarela.com
Dispute resolution Martín Gastaldi mgastaldi@beccarvarela.com
Insurance Daniel Seoane dseoane@beccarvarela.com
Arbitration Gonzalo García Delatour ggarciadelatour@beccarvarela.com
Energy and natural resources Roberto A Fortunati afortunati@beccarvarela.com
Tax Santiago L Montezanti smontezanti@beccarvarela.com
Administrative law Oscar Aguilar Valdez oaguilarvaldez@beccarvarela.com
Administrative law Juan A Stupenengo jstupenengo@beccarvarela.com
Criminal law Manuel Beccar Varela mbeccarvarela@beccarvarela.com
Antitrust Augustín Waisman awaisman@beccarvarela.com
Real estate Pedro Nicholson pnicholson@beccarvarela.com
Mergers and acquisitions María Shakespear mshakespear@beccarvarela.com
Company Law Fernanda Mierez fmierez@beccarvarela.com
TMT Florencia Rosati frosati@beccarvarela.com
TMT Emilio Beccar Varela ebeccarvarela@beccarvarela.com
Fintech Daniel Levi dlevi@beccarvarela.com
Litigation Federico Sosa fsosa@beccarvarela.com
Criminal law Francisco Zavalía fzavalia@beccarvarela.com
Corporate Alejandro Poletto apoletto@beccarvarela.com
International trade Augusto Vechio avechio@beccarvarela.com
Customs Guido Krolovetzky gkrolovetzky@beccarvarela.com
Company Law Miguel Remmer mremmer@beccarvarela.com
Family Business Miguel Silveyra msilveyra@beccarvarela.com
Private Equity Tomás Allende tallende@beccarvarela.com
Corporate Rafael L. Lobos rlobos@beccarvarela.com
Corporate José M. Puccinelli jpuccinelli@beccarvarela.com
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Mr Oscar Aguilar Valdez  photo Mr Oscar Aguilar Valdez Oscar Aguilar Valdez is a partner at Beccar Varela. He co-heads the…
Mr Gaspar Arturo Aguirre  photo Mr Gaspar Arturo Aguirre Gaspar Aguirre is an advisory partner of Beccar Varela. He is the…
Mr Tomás Allende  photo Mr Tomás Allende He is a partner of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include private…
Ms Micaela Aranciva  photo Ms Micaela Aranciva Micaela Aranciva is an associate of Beccar Varela, having joined the firm…
Mr Manuel Beccar Varela  photo Mr Manuel Beccar Varela Manuel Beccar Varela is a partner of Beccar Varela. He is the…
Mr Horacio Esteban Beccar Varela  photo Mr Horacio Esteban Beccar Varela Horacio is the managing partner of the firm. His practice areas include…
Mr Emilio Beccar Varela  photo Mr Emilio Beccar Varela Emilio is Partner of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include general corporate…
Ms Patricia Browne  photo Ms Patricia Browne Patricia Browne is a senior associate of Beccar Varela, having joined the…
Mr Juan Pablo Chevallier-Boutell  photo Mr Juan Pablo Chevallier-Boutell Juan Pablo Chevallier Boutell is an advisory partner of Beccar Varela and…
Mr Roberto H Crouzel  photo Mr Roberto H Crouzel Roberto H. Crouzel is a partner at Beccar Varela, where he co-heads…
 José Carlos Cueva photo José Carlos Cueva José Carlos Cueva is a partner at Beccar Varela since 2001. He…
 Gonzalo García Delatour photo Gonzalo García Delatour Gonzalo García Delatour is a partner of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include…
Ms Luciana Denegri  photo Ms Luciana Denegri Luciana Denegri is a partner at Beccar Varela, having joined the firm…
 Agustín Duarte photo Agustín Duarte He is senior associate of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include insurance…
Mr Maximiliano Nicolás D’Auro  photo Mr Maximiliano Nicolás D’Auro Maximiliano D’Auro is a partner at Beccar Varela, having joined the firm…
Mr Ignacio Flores  photo Mr Ignacio Flores Ignacio Flores is a partner of Beccar Varela. He joined the firm…
Mr Roberto A Fortunati  photo Mr Roberto A Fortunati Roberto A. Fortunati is a partner at Beccar Varela and a member…
Mr Eduardo José Güemes  photo Mr Eduardo José Güemes Eduardo Güemes is a partner of Beccar Varela and the head of…
Mr Álvaro J Galli  photo Mr Álvaro J Galli Álvaro is a partner of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include Labor…
Ms Dorothea Garff  photo Ms Dorothea Garff Dorothea is a senior associate at Beccar Varela. She joined the firm…
 Martín Gastaldi photo Martín Gastaldi Martín Gastaldi is a partner of Beccar Varela and the head of…
Ms Valeria Kemerer  photo Ms Valeria Kemerer She is a senior associate of Beccar Varela. She focuses on company law…
Mr Rafael Marcelo Lobos  photo Mr Rafael Marcelo Lobos Rafael Lobos is a partner of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include mergers and…
Ms Pilar Lodewyckx Hardy  photo Ms Pilar Lodewyckx Hardy Pilar Lodewyckx Hardy is a senior associate at Beccar Varela, having joined the…
Mr Javier Luis Magnasco  photo Mr Javier Luis Magnasco Javier L. Magnasco is a partner of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include…
Ms María Fernanda Mierez  photo Ms María Fernanda Mierez María Fernanda Mierez is a partner of Beccar Varela. Her practice areas include…
Mr Santiago L Montezanti  photo Mr Santiago L Montezanti Santiago Montezanti is partner of Beccar Varela. He is the head of…
Mr Marcos Moreno Hueyo  photo Mr Marcos Moreno Hueyo Marcos is a senior associate of Beccar Varela.
Mr Ramón I Moyano  photo Mr Ramón I Moyano Ramón I. Moyano is a partner of Beccar Varela and a member of…
Mr Juan Crisóstomo Murga  photo Mr Juan Crisóstomo Murga Juan C. Murga is an advisory partner of Beccar Varela. He focuses…
Mr Pedro Nicholson  photo Mr Pedro Nicholson Pedro Nicholson is a partner at Beccar Varela, where he heads the…
Mr Gustavo Papeschi  photo Mr Gustavo Papeschi Gustavo Papeschi is a senior associate at Beccar Varela since 2014, having…
Mr Alejandro Poletto  photo Mr Alejandro Poletto Alejandro Poletto is a partner of Beccar Varela. He joined the firm…
Mr José Miguel Puccinelli  photo Mr José Miguel Puccinelli José Miguel Puccinelli is a partner at Beccar Varela, having joined the…
Ms Victoria Rabasa  photo Ms Victoria Rabasa Victoria Rabasa is an associate at Beccar Varela, having joined the firm…
Mr Jorge Rassó  photo Mr Jorge Rassó Dr. Rassó is an advisory partner of Beccar Varela. He focuses on…
Mr Miguel Carlos Remmer  photo Mr Miguel Carlos Remmer Miguel Remmer is a partner at Beccar Varela, having joined the firm…
Ms Florencia Rosati  photo Ms Florencia Rosati Florencia Rosati is a partner at Beccar Varela. She co-heads the firm’s…
Ms Yanina Salemme Duprat  photo Ms Yanina Salemme Duprat Yanina Salemme Duprat is a senior associate at Beccar Varela, having joined…
 María Shakespear photo María Shakespear María Shakespear is a partner at Beccar Varela. She is a member of…
Mr Miguel María Silveyra  photo Mr Miguel María Silveyra Miguel Silveyra is a partner at Beccar Varela, having joined the firm in…
Ms Casiana Silveyra Perdriel  photo Ms Casiana Silveyra Perdriel Casiana Silveyra Perdriel has been a partner of Beccar Varela since 2007.…
Mr Federico Sosa  photo Mr Federico Sosa Federico Sosa is a partner at the firm, having joined Beccar Varela…
Mr Juan Antonio Stupenengo  photo Mr Juan Antonio Stupenengo Juan Antonio Stupenengo is a partner at Beccar Varela. He co-heads the…
Mr Pablo J Torretta  photo Mr Pablo J Torretta Pablo Torretta is a partner at Beccar Varela, having joined the firm…
Mr L. Augusto Vechio  photo Mr L. Augusto Vechio Augusto Vechio is a partner at Beccar Varela. He co-leads the International…
Mr Emilio Nicolás Federico Vogelius  photo Mr Emilio Nicolás Federico Vogelius Emilio N. Vogelius is advisory partner of Beccar Varela, having joined the…
 Agustín Waisman photo Agustín Waisman Agustín Waisman is a partner of Beccar Varela. He joined the firm…
Mr Eduardo de la Rúa  photo Mr Eduardo de la Rúa Eduardo is an advisory partner of Beccar Varela. His practice areas include…
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