Ms Aixa Sureda > Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados
BOUCHARD 680, 12TH FLOOR
C1106ABJ, BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
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Work Department

Antitrust and Competition / Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Partner within the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practices and Co-head of the Antitrust & Competition practice at Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno

Career

Aixa Sureda specializes in corporate law with most of her expertise focused on structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, private equity deals and debt restructurings, rendering legal advice to investment banks and large corporations. Lately, she has participated in the design and the execution of highly complex transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, equity offerings, transfer of assets, start-ups, project financings, strategic alliances and joint ventures. As part of her practice, she has also provided general corporate advice, in particular concerning the structuring of contracts, reorganizations and corporate conflicts.

In addition, Aixa Sureda has extensive experience in Competition & Antitrust Law, so as in local issues (merger control and anticompetitive practices), as in cross-border transactions, having been involved in several market investigations related to different industry sectors (including credit cards, retail, maritime, oil & gas, and pvc tubing, among others). Regularly gives compliance seminars on antitrust law.

Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate, and later a partner, at Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi in General Corporate and M&A’s practice area and the Competition & Antitrust Law Department (2002-2018), leading the Anticompetitive Practices Group. She was also a foreign associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, during 2005-2006.

Chambers & Partners has recognized her for several consecutive years as one of the leading lawyers in Argentina and Legal 500 guide has recommended her in her field of practice. International Law Office and Lexology distinguished Aixa Sureda with the “Client Choice Award” in General Corporate Law (Argentina) in 2018.

Languages

Spanish and English

Memberships

Ms. Sureda is admitted to practice law in the City of Buenos Aires.

Education

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, School of Law (Master in Law and Economics, 2002)

Universidad Católica Argentina, School of Law (Abogada, 1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Aixa SuredaMitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Responsive, sophisticated and strategic’, Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados combines ‘deep knowledge of legal matters with strong business understanding’. Lawyers are valued for being ‘calm under pressure’, with key figure Cristian Mitrani highlighted as ‘probably the top corporate lawyer in the country’. Mitrani co-leads a group that is best known for its expertise in cross-border transactions, particularly for trophy clients Tenaris and Ternium. Diego Parise co-heads the department and assisted Raízen Combustíveis with its $916m acquisition of Shell’s downstream business in Argentina. Cristian Krüger is ‘extremely business savvy’ and advised Union Acquisition Corporation on its $456m share exchange with Bioceres. Sources also laud Julio Martínez as a ‘great professional with outstanding knowledge’; he advised Mitsui & Co on its acquisition of a 34% interest in a wind project from Total Eren. The firm has significantly invested in its corporate offering over the past two years and in 2018 Siro Astolfi and Aixa Sureda joined from Aerolíneas Argentinas and Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi respectively — together, they are highlighted for their ‘great experience, track record and seniority’. Since publication the team has been further strengthened with the election of corporate practitioner and anti-corruption specialist María Paula Díaz to the partnership, effective January 2020.

Argentina > Competition and antitrust

(Next Generation Partners)

Aixa SuredaMitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi is best known for its robust merger review practice but it also has experience in investigations and compliance matters. In 2018, the firm hired new group head Gabriel Lozano, following the departure of Aixa Sureda to Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados. Lozano, who is noted for his ‘holistic business, legal and practical knowledge’, was previously in-house at Syngenta. Corporate specialist Estanislao Olmos is also a key contact and advised Vista Oil & Gas on the acquisition of an oil operating platform controlled by Pampa Energía and Pluspetrol.

In 2018, Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados boosted its competition group through the hire of new department co-lead and ‘top-tier lawyer’ Aixa Sureda, who joined from Bruchou, Fernández Madero & LombardiSiro Astolfi (‘deep legal and commercial knowledge’) and associate Evangelina González Soldo also arrived from the same firm. Merger review cases represent the bulk of instructions and the team has recently advised Agrosuper, Echo Energy and Raízen Combustiveis on clearance issues. Cristian Mitrani co-leads the practice.