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Marval O’Farrell Mairal

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Gabriel GotlibMarval O’Farrell Mairal

A leader in the tax field’, Marval O’Farrell Mairal houses a ‘major internationally strong practice’, which is noted for its ‘impressive strength-in-depth’ and the ‘sheer quality of its lawyers’. As one would expect from Argentina’s largest law firm, the department is well versed across the full spread of tax matters, with strong skill sets in advisory matters, tax planning, transactional issues and tax litigation. Among its non-contentious highlights, heavyweight tax specialist Gabriel Gotlib advised Terrifico Capital on the creation of a foreign private fund to invest in cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings. María Inés Brandt, highlighted as ‘very knowledgeable on tax matters related to M&A’, advised Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile on the tax aspects of the sale by its subsidiary SQM Potasio of its stake in Minera Exar, which owns the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project. In another headline transaction, Walter Keiniger acted for Bioceres on the tax aspects of its $456m share exchange agreement with Union Acquisition Corporation. Keiniger also assisted POSCO with the Argentine tax aspects of its $280m acquisition of lithium mining rights from Galaxy Resources. On the litigation side, Keiniger represented AMX Argentina in several lawsuits against municipalities disputing requirements to pay local taxes for inspection services rendered upon commercial establishments. The group also benefits from the senior experience of Horacio García Prieto, who is widely regarded as a market leader in tax and customs matters, and Fernando Vaquero.