Firm Profile > Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados > Buenos Aires, Argentina

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados
FLORIDA 537, 18TH FLOOR
1005, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1005 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina

Real estate Tier 1

An acknowledged leader for real estate law in Argentina, Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados stole a march on the rest of the market with its early specialisation in the sector. The highly regarded practice advises on the full life cycle of residential and commercial real estate projects, including planning and development, sale and purchase transactions, leasing and management matters and financing deals. The team’s broad industry coverage, which spans the full suite of real estate asset-classes, is reflected in its diverse client list and it counts developers, investors, hotel chains, agribusiness companies and financial institutions among its key clients. Juan Manuel Quintana is widely recognised as a sector specialist and handles a mix of corporate, agribusiness and retail-related transactions. Fernando Aguinaga, who co-heads the practice alongside Quintana, specialises in real estate, agribusiness and competition matters. The team also benefits from the senior experience of Pablo Vergara del Carril who has a strong corporate finance angle to his practice.

Key clients

IRSA / IRSA Propiedades Comerciales

NS Desarrollos

NH Hotels

Grupo Hotusa

Cresud

Tarshop

Banco Hipotecario

Manibil

Land Group

Amzak

Banking and finance Tier 3

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados’ practice has a strong emphasis on debt capital markets, where the firm retains its significant market share, despite the recent challenging environment. Best known for its relationships with corporate issuers, particularly in the real estate and agribusiness spheres, the group also routinely acts for financial issuers. On the corporate lending front, the firm advises both borrowers and lenders on a wide range of finance matters. Firm managing partner Carolina Zang heads the group and her finance practice encompasses capital markets, debt restructuring, investment funds, private equity and real estate. Francisco Bereciartúa is also noted for capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Cresud Sociedad Anónima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria

IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales

Banco Hipotecario

BACS Banco de Crédito y Securitación

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

The increasingly broad practice at Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados handles a spread of restructuring, insolvency and distressed M&A matters, with notable experience in the real estate, agribusiness and food sectors. The firm advises both debtors and creditors but is most active on behalf of financial institutions. Group head Francisco Roggero combines banking litigation and transactional experience.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Banco Itaú Argentina

Banco Hipotecario

Radiodifusora Buenos Aires

Eskabe

Danone Argentina – Logistica La Serenisima

Aguas Danone de Argentina

Destilería Argentina de Petróleo

IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones

Creditia

Paktar

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados’ first-class real estate practice ensures a significant volume of work involving asset sales and purchases, joint ventures and portfolio management. The group also continues to see an increase in matters relating to the TMT and energy and natural resources sectors, including venture capital deals. Pablo Vergara del Carril leads the M&A, corporate and foreign investment departments.

Key clients

Agrofy Global

Moltta

DF Entertainment

Austral Gold

Alpha Media

Consultores Asset Management

IRSA

Radio Victoria – TCL Netherlands

DF Festival

Banco Hipotecario

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados’ capable practice advises on an array of commercial disputes, arbitration cases and consumer law matters. The firm’s focus on real estate ensures a steady stream of contentious construction files; it also demonstrates strength in the financial services, retail and energy and natural resources areas. Rodrigo Bustingorry specialises in litigation and arbitration and co-heads the group alongside seasoned litigator, Carlos Ferrario.

Key clients

Asociación Mutual SanCor Salud

Irsa Propiedades Comerciales

Senso Magno

Muratore Constructora

ROLA Constructora

Grupo Acla

Destileria Argentina de Petroleo

Banco Hipotecario

Grupo Nicasio Acosta e Hijos

Eskabe

Tax Tier 4

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados’s burgeoning tax practice is well versed in tax planning, compliance issues and litigation, including criminal cases. Over the past year, the firm handled a steady stream of contentious matters, with notable expertise in representing real estate companies. Department head Diego Embon specialises in tax and finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

SGS Argentina

Austral Gold Argentina

Accel Robotics

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales

Emprendimiento Recoleta

Sancor Medicina  Privada

Radio Victoria Fueguina

Lanolec Inversiones

Cresud

Banco Hipotecario

Netflix

Since 1975, Zang Bergel & Vi?es Abogados has focused on providing innovative and efficient legal solutions to leading local and international companies, entrepreneurs, middle market, family offices, funds and individuals conducting business domestically and abroad. The firm is dedicated to creating long-term relationships and understanding that clients operate in an ever-changing and challenging market. ZBV combines the resources of a large firm with the client-orientated, problem-solving passion of a small firm.

The firm has developed a strong network that allow it to serve its clients both in Argentina and worldwide.

CORE AREAS OF PRACTICE

Real estate: with unique expertise in the real estate market, and 40 years’ experience advising developers and investors in projects that profoundly changed the way real estate transactions are carried out in Argentina. The firm advises clients in all sub-sectors: commercial, residential, special housing and mix-used developments, shopping centers, retail and hotels. The firm is also very active in the agricultural sector and other industries with a real estate component advising domestic and international clients in all aspects of the business.

Capital markets, banking and finance: leader in the field, ZBV provides legal assistance in domestic and international capital markets transactions acting for both issuers and banks. The firm represents one third of the most active and representative Argentinean issuers listed in BYMA and foreign exchanges, and banks as well. It specializes in debt restructuring and liability management and advice on financial matters, including investment fund, stock options, derivatives, private banking and wealth planning, cross-border syndicated loans, credit facilities and securitization. The firm counsels clients on day-to-day regular banking and regulatory matters, and compliance with securities laws.

Corporate/M&A: renowned player for its extensive expertise, ZBV represents sellers and buyers in all industry sectors in the due diligence, structuring, negotiation of subscription, purchase and sale agreements, strategic alliances, business collaboration, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, operating agreements, management agreements, purchase and sale of ongoing concerns, put and call options, business combinations, mergers, acquisitions, private equity and venture capital operations, and public tender process. The firm represents local and international clients on day-to-day traditional corporate matters, and advises regarding foreign investments in Argentina.

Litigation, mediation and arbitration: regularly advises on commercial and civil litigation, including class actions, corporate law, bankruptcy law, labor, banking and intellectual property conflicts. The litigation department is respected for its handling of complex civil and commercial as well as arbitration disputes.

Energy and natural resources: ZBV represents local and international energy, mining and oil and gas companies. The firm`s background practice includes tenders process, acquisition of assets and their financing, joint ventures construction and operation agreements, in addition to standard contracts and international purchase offers (IPO) related to mining and oil and gas assets. ZBV advises on the applicable environmental laws and participates in projects for the construction of gas pipelines, transportation concessions, pumping plants and energy facilities further to the recent renewable energy tenders.

Insolvency, restructuring and distressed M&A: ZBV advises lenders and debtors in their in-and out-of-courts restructuring processes, helping them find innovative and cost-effective solutions. The firm represents local and international clients in distressed M&A deals, such as distressed buying, asset purchase agreements or deep financing. The team efficiently handles complex, large-scale restructurings and provides comprehensive advice to clients in all their insolvency issues.

Public and regulatory law: ZBV advises on deals related to general administrative law, regulation of public utilities, constitutional law and local regulations with a strong tradition in the fields of privatizations, energy law, infrastructure, regulatory frameworks of electricity, water and sanitation, public contracts and complex national and international transactions. The firm has a strong capacity to offer services in terms of private-public relationships in the light of the new regulations in force in the country.

Sports and entertainment: the team offers advice regarding all issues related to the organization, production, promotion and marketing of sports and entertainment events, contracts, including transfers, management and sponsorships agreements, labor, tax, civil responsibility, regulation, governance and compliance, international private law, image and intellectual property, with experience dealing with leading national and international artists, agents and promotion companies.

Tax law: the department advises international and domestic clients on tax planning and litigation. The team specializes in corporate transactions, such as cross-border M&A, tax-free reorganizations, foreign investments and international financial transactions. Services include assistance in purchase audits or tax due diligence.

SUPPORTING AREAS OF PRACTICE

Labor: ZBV provides comprehensive labor law and social security services to clients. The qualified department advises clients in the field of labor policies, and in the development of strategies, alternative proposals and conflict prevention.

Competition and consumer law: ZBV advises to help clients comply with all antitrust and competition rules. Services include advice to clients on compliance with consumer regulations.

Corporate criminal law: ZBV advises in judicial and extra-judicial matters, focusing on crimes related to corporate activity, including preventive legal counsel in extra-judicial matters, design and execution of trial strategies, for the defense, prosecution and legal counsel in administrative cases.

Compliance: ZBV is a one-stop shop for compliance advice regarding transparency, ethics, anti-corruption, gender issues and offenses in the working environment. The team`s effective compliance programme involves the implementation of procedures to prevent unlawful behaviour through policies tailored to the client`s culture and operations.

IP, biotechnology and trademarks and patents: ZBV manages large portfolios of trademark and patent rights as well as copyrights. Clients range from start-ups to large international companies.

LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew

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Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Carolina Zang
Partners Fernando Aguinaga
Of Counsel Alberto Gozzi
Partners Laura Barbosa
Partners Emilio Battioli
Partners Diego Embón
Partners Rodrigo Bustingorry
Partners Carlos Ferrario
Partners Karina Kucyk
Partners Juan Manuel Quintana
Partners Francisco Roggero
Partners Amalia Sáenz
Partners Pablo Vergara del Carril
Partners Carolina Zang
Of Counsel Alejandro Mao
Of Counsel Cecilia Pasman
Of Counsel Daniel Vergara del Carril