Marcelo E. Bombau > Bomchil > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

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Marcelo Bombau is one of the partners in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Telecommunications and Media Law departments and heads the Entertainment Law department.

He specializes in the structuring and negotiation of corporate sales transactions and continuing advice to boards of directors (of which in many cases he is a member) and in house legal departments of firms operating in a wide range of fields. The majority of his clients belong to international groups, with emphasis on companies dedicated to mass consumer products and audiovisual media and entertainment.

His expertise and dedication to issues entrusted to him have earned him the highest respect from clients and colleagues, as well as uninterrupted recognition from specialized publications such as Latin Lawyer and Chambers Latin America, among others.

As a result of a combination of the above, he was elected Chairman of the ABA International Law Section for 2014 – 2015, an historical appointment as the first non-US qualified lawyer to occupy a similar position in more than 135 years of the American Bar Association.


English, Spanish


Chair of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (2014-2015).


Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Law, 1981)

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Corporate and M&A

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Marcelo Bombau


A truly engaged business partner’, Bomchil scores highly for its ‘timely responses’, ‘tailor-made service’ and ‘strong business acumen’. The group acts for a diverse portfolio of domestic and multinational clients, with the wider firm’s regulatory prowess delivering a significant volume of transactions relating to the energy, health, TMT and food and beverage sectors. Highlights included advising Miramar Power on the acquisition of the shares and machinery of the subsidiary of the Energyst Group in Argentina — ‘keen strategistAdrián Furman led that work. Other representative clients are AMC Networks Latin America, Nestlé and Televisión Federal. Marcelo Bombau, who also spearheads the media and entertainment practice, and managing partner Javier Petrantonio, who has ‘outstanding negotiation skills’, jointly lead the department.

Argentina > TMT

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Marcelo Bombau


Bomchil is widely lauded as a ‘very important firm in the TMT arena’, with its ‘deep experience’ and ‘excellent industry expertise’ standing out as key attributes. The firm has played a key role in the telecoms sector since deregulation and brings to bear a robust track record in advising all industry participants, including domestic and multinational investors, operators and regulators. Among the names to note, Marcelo Bombau, who leads the media and entertainment and M&A departments, is ‘really knowledgeable in his areas’, while Francisco Gutiérrez, who leads the telecoms practice, is a ‘market leader’. Highlights included representing Iplan (a fixed telephone and broadband operator) in several regulatory disputes concerning interconnection with mobile telecoms networks. It also advised Clarín Group in a number of issues arising from the new ICT regulatory framework.