Nicholson y Cano Abogados > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Firm Profile
Nicholson y Cano Abogados Offices
SAN MARTIN 140
C1004AAD BUENOS AIRES
Nicholson y Cano Abogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Argentina > Insurance Tier 2Nicholson y Cano Abogados advises insurers and reinsurers on corporate and regulatory issues, product approvals, reinsurance agreements, contracts with brokers and other distributors, claims management and disputes. Other areas of specialist sector expertise include M&A and portfolio issues, the development of life and annuities insurance products, the handling of workers’ compensation insurance portfolios, and the bancassurance legal framework. Practice co-head María Fraguas leads on all regulatory, corporate and contractual work, while fellow co-head Juan Carlos Etchebehere handles large claims portfolio matters. Partner Marcela Botta and associates Paola Pizzini and Ezequiel Matías Marcos, provide key support.
Maria Fraguas; Juan Carlos Etchebehere
‘Legal knowledge and experience is what sets this team apart.’
‘María Fraguas is an excellent professional and very knowledgeable in insurance matters.’
Zurich Cía. de Seguros
SMG Seguros – SMG ART
- Advised HSBC Bank Argentina on an exclusive distribution agreement with Zurich Group for the distribution of non-life insurance products to banking customers.
- Advised Zurich Argentina Cía de Seguros in a proceeding initiated by the Superintendency of Insurance against the company regarding an alleged regulatory breach in connection with automobile claims.
- Representing CNP Assurances in a class action filed by consumer association ADACU alleging CNP has failed to provide insurance certificates to the insured in life group policies.
Argentina > Real estate Tier 2Nicholson y Cano Abogados advises institutional and entrepreneurial clients on all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, exchange, financing, development, real estate management, land use and zoning. Shopping centre and retail property is one of the firm’s strongest areas, with agribusiness and rural land matters another growing market segment. Respected real estate veteran Agustín Cambiasso leads the practice, with key support provided by real estate-focused senior associate Silvia Haurie, who covers corporate and litigation work.
Agustin Perez Cambiasso
‘The difference between this team and other firms is the direct involvement of the partners.’
‘The partners are directly involved in the resolution of the cases. They are always available and have deep knowledge of the client. Agustin Perez Cambiaso is the key figure.’
Colegio San Andrés
Swiss Medical Group
CEDU (Cámara Empresaria de Desarrolladores Urbanos)
Colegio San Jorge
- Assisting Grupo Pegasus with the ongoing sale and operation of Tortugas Open Mall Shopping Centre.
- Advised Grupo Pegasus on the commercialisation of the Centro Empresarial Urbana site, which consists of four buildings, including offices, shops and underground garages.
- Advising Asociación Civil Educativa Escocesa San Andrés (Saint Andrew’s Scots School) in a project to transfer its location to a new campus in Bancalari town, San Fernando, Buenos Aires province.
Carlos Marcelo Villegas; Mario Kenny; Emiliano Silva; Mariano Fabrizio
‘It’s an ideal team for capital markets’ matters.’
‘The team stands out for its experience.’
HSBC Bank Argentina
Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires
Banco de Valores
International Finance Corporation
- Advised San Miguel, a producer and exporter of lemons, on the issuance of sustainability-linked bonds.
- Advised agribusiness group Ledesma on the issuance of bonds.
- Advised Red Surcos, an agricultural inputs supplier, on the issuance of sustainability-linked bonds.
Nicolás Perkins; Fernando Caruso
Nicolás Perkins; Mariana Guzian
‘Nicolas Perkins is a leading international lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the subject matter on which he provides legal advice. His pragmatism and good judgment leads to practical, effective and efficient solutions in highly complex matters.’
Global Capital Finance
Qatar Petroleum International
New Times/High Luck Group
Pecom Servicios Energía
- Advised Qatar Petroleum International on their role as minority shareholder of two ExxonMobil Argentine subsidiaries, which hold participating interests in seven Vaca Muerta concessions and permits.
- Assisted QP Oil and Gas obtain its registration in the Oil Companies Registry, under the control of the Federal Secretariat of Energy, and its subsequent renewal.
- External counsel to YPF in connection with JVs with Chevron for shale oil projects in the Loma Campana, Narambuena and Vaca Muerta shale fields in Argentina.
Juan Carlos Etchebehere; Pablo Javier Venarotti; Marcela Botta Diego
‘They work closely with the client and are always up-to-date on the latest matters.’
‘Closeness to the client and good customer service. Pablo Venarotti stands out.’
British American Tobacc0
Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires
- Selected as the labour and employment advisers to employer-organisation IDEA Colloquium.
- Advised various clients on compliance with new teleworking legislation.
- Advised various clients on government salary reduction schemes and pension costs through the pandemic period.
Argentina > Public law Tier 3Nicholson y Cano Abogados handles advisory and contentious public law matters and is frequently sought out by clients for support in sensitive litigation against federal, provincial and municipal governments before all courts. The team’s expertise also extends to government contracts, procurement, public bidding processes, public-private-partnerships and concessions, with infrastructure and natural resources key segments for the practice. The team is co-led by veteran litigator and administrative law expert Lucas Piaggio; infrastructure and public law specialist Eduardo Koch; and Martín Rodriguez, who handles administrative, constitutional and environmental law, notably in relation to public services, economic regulation and bidding processes.
Lucas Piaggio; Eduardo Koch; Martín Rodriguez
‘The team is committed, assertive and efficient.’
‘They have experience and knowledge of the market. Eduardo Koch is worthy of special recognition.’
‘Highly competent professionals, with an outstanding level of dedication and attention.’
‘Lucas Piaggio is a prominent professional in the area of public law. Martín Rodriguez is a professional with a high level of commitment and dedication.’
Acciona Airport Services
Pedidos Ya (Delivery Hero)
Telefónica de Argentina
Maria Fraguas; Nicolás Perkins
‘A decisive and responsive team with clear ideas and firm decisions.’
‘A high quality operation and excellent team of professionals who are great to work with.’
‘A professional team that stays up to date on issues of great importance. Dynamic, responsive and consistent.’
‘I make special mention of Nicolás Perkins who stands out for his extensive knowledge of the market. He is one step ahead.’
‘María Fraguas and Andrea Schnidrig have great technical and analytical capacity.’
‘A great quality is that in addition to being a team of excellent professionals, they are great people and it shows in their daily dealings – they are always attentive to the slightest query. They cover all areas providing complete support on all our needs with extensive experience; Mariana Guzian, Eduardo Kock, Juliana Cabrera, Santiago Nicholson and several more.’
Qatar Petroleum International
Cerveceria Y Malteria Quilmes
Garovaglio y Zorraquin
Grupo La Mantovana
Sulzer Turbo Services Argentina
- Advised Grupo Matba Rofex on the acquisition of Lumina Americas, a financial services company.
- Coordinated the wind up of Santa Juana Limited’s Uruguay business.
- Advised Stahl Chemicals in the restructuring of their distribution and agency agreements.
Luis Bullrich; Juan Santiago Mollard; Juan Manuel Sampietro; Gonzalo Esses
Nicholson y Cano Abogados > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded in 1976, Nicholson y Cano Abogados is one of the leading law firms in Argentina. The firm provides full corporate legal services dealing successfully with the ongoing dynamic changes within Argentina and Latin America. The firm also provides its clients with creative, high-quality and loyal representation in domestic and international transactions along with major litigations. The firm has one of the largest and most qualified teams of professionals in Argentina which makes it one of the five main full service law firms in the country.
Main areas of practice
Administrative law: The firm advises clients in all aspects of federal and state regulations, administrative appeals and related litigation. The firm has represented clients in regulated industries including banks, utilities, insurance companies, telcos, pension funds, sugar industries, among others.
Banking and securities: The firm has a strong group led by renowned partners in the financial industry and enjoys a strong reputation in international transactions. The group deals with day to day regulatory matters in the sector, including Central Bank, Exchange and Securities Commission and pension funds regulations.
Corporate and commercial law: This is the core business practice of the firm. The team represents international and local companies in a broad range of transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate turnaround and restructuring, trademark licenses, foreign investments, antitrust law, as well as in day to day legal matters.
Compliance and anti-corruption: The firm advises clients in order to comply with local and international regulations related to money laundering, compliance, anti-corruption, data privacy, regulatory affairs, among other issues. The team also assists companies in order to prevent them from fraud or illegal actions, designing and auditing compliance programs.
Environmental law: Nicholson y Cano is one of the few Argentinian law firms that has a highly qualified and specialised team that deals with environmental issues in Argentina.
Insurance: The firm participates significantly in the insurance and reinsurance business. Additionally, it represents and gives advice to the major groups and insurance companies operating within Argentina.
Labour: The firm plays a decisive role in labour law as advisor and consultant to all kinds of companies in the analysis and preparation of individual labour contracts, ensuring the completion of all applicable regulations on behalf of the companies. Nicholson y Cano also participates in collective labour law as adviser to various corporate chambers throughout the negotiation and conclusion of collective bargaining agreements and negotiation of salaries with the intervention of all parties involved.
Litigation: The firm has a long and proven tradition in large scale litigation actions, including arbitration cases, along with a strong reputation in handling large portfolio actions with detailed follow up reports.
Mining: Broad experience advising clients in all stages, from junior companies in exploration stages to majors in feasibility, development, construction, production and abandonment stages. The firm advises mining companies regarding their mining claims and properties, as well as in privatizations of state owned mining fields.
Oil and gas: Leading one-stop shop for energy companies for all its legal matters and pioneer in the structuring on legal investments and joint ventures in Vaca Muerta Shale Play since Vaca Muerta’s early development days, both in upstream and midstream areas.
Real estate: The firm advises and represents both institutional and entrepreneurial clients in connection with real estate transactions: acquisitions, sale, exchange, financing, development, commercialisation and management of real property, construction projects, land and use and zoning.
Tax and foreign trade: The firm has proven experience in tax counseling services with exhaustive knowledge regarding local and foreign regulations and tax planning.
Infrastructure: The firm provides from the starting point and during the project life, legal services in all aspects relating to infrastructure and concession projects (PPP, PFI among others) such as highways, telecommunications, ports, hospitals, railways, subways, t-lines, pipelines, mining, among others. Such advice includes but is not limited to construction contracts, financial agreements, regulatory, tax, concession and administrative issues.