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Marval O’Farrell Mairal
AV LEANDRO N ALEM 882
C1001AAQ CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Santiago CarregalMarval O’Farrell Mairal

Among the best in LatAm’, Marval O’Farrell Mairal’s corporate team secures rave reviews for its ‘clear, solution-oriented advice’, ‘unswerving focus on delivering results’ and ‘unmatched knowledge of the legal and economic implications of transactions’. The firm’s deep bench is a recurring theme and clients say ‘almost all corporate partners have a high level of proven expertise, which is rare in Argentina’. Among the names to note, Pablo Viñals Blake is ‘one of the finest corporate lawyers in Argentina’; he paired up with Diego Chighizola (‘a future market leader’) to advise Pampa Agribusiness Fund on Pampa Capital Management’s sale of crop sprayer manufacturer PLA to John Deere. Diego Krischcautzky provides ‘practical and business-oriented advice’ and acted with Hernán Slemenson and Fernando Hernández to advise Argentine biotech group Bioceres on a $456m share exchange agreement with private equity-owned Union Acquisition Corporation. Corporate head Pablo Artagaveytia is an ‘excellent communicator’ with a strong record in Brazil-related deals; he recently acted hand-in-hand with the banking practice to assist Banco do Brasil with its $202m acquisition of an additional stake in Banco Patagonia. Other key names include high-profile figure Héctor Mairal (‘the best “all-practice” lawyer in Argentina’), firm chairman Santiago Carregal, sector specialist Pablo Garcia Morillo , ‘knowledgeable and analytical’ up-and-coming partner Bárbara Ramperti; and María Macarena García Mirri, who made partner in August 2019.

Argentina > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Santiago CarregalMarval O’Farrell Mairal

Full-service powerhouse Marval O’Farrell Mairal is highly regarded for its ‘top-quality lawyers’, ‘extensive resources’ and ‘strong experience in the banking area’. The team handles an array of lending, corporate finance and regulatory matters, for an impressive roster of local and multinational banks, including Banco Galicia, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs – it also acts for major corporate borrowers. Key figures include structured finance expert Roberto Silva Jr, who led on some of the firm’s highlight capital markets deals over the past year, such as advising the joint bookrunners on the local aspects of Corporación América Airports’ $485m IPO on the NYSE. In another headline deal, corporate finance partner Juan Diehl Moreno acted for the lenders (Citibank, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, JP Morgan and Santander) on a $500m syndicated loan to Telecom Argentina. On the banking M&A side, Silva Jr acted alongside Pablo Artagaveytia to advise Banco do Brasil on increasing its stake in Argentine bank Banco Patagonia, through a $202m share acquisition. The group also benefits from the senior expertise of firm chairman Santiago Carregal, department coordinator Gabriel Matarasso and experienced regulatory specialist Cecilia Mairal. Among the up-and-coming names, associate Francisco Abeal is recommended.