Firm Profile > Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani > Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani
TTE GRAL JD PERÓN 537, FLOOR 5° (C1038AAK), BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
BUENOS AIRES
Argentina

Banking and finance Tier 2

Very professional, practical and efficient’, Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani is widely recognised as a leader in capital markets, with strong experience in representing both banks and issuers on the full spread of debt securities and securitisations. Corporate lending is another significant pillar of the practice and the team advises both borrowers and lenders on sophisticated financing transactions, including project finance. On the regulatory front, the team is particularly well versed in securities and foreign exchange matters. Marcelo Tavarone is hailed by some as ‘one of the most knowledgeable professionals on the Argentine capital market’. Tavarone spearheads the practice alongside Federico Salim, who is noted for his project finance expertise, and Julieta De Ruggiero who advises on a mix of financing and capital markets deals. The practice was further strengthened in November 2020, with the election of Francisco Molina Portela to the partnership.

Testimonials

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani offers very professional, practical and efficient legal advice comparable to the largest local firms, while keeping a close, caring relationship with their clients.’

Overall, in my experience the firm provides an unrivalled combination of thorough analysis, timely delivery, high-quality product and business-oriented approach.’

They have a perfect understanding of the client’s needs and internal processes.’

I believe that the professionalism, the enthusiasm and the experience are part of the most valuable assets of this firm. They have always answered fast and with a creative solution to all the requirements I have had, showing a big orientation to customer needs.’

Marcelo Tavarone is arguably one of the most knowledgeable professionals on the Argentine capital market. His approach is very hands-on and pragmatic. He has a very fluid dialogue with both authorities and legal colleagues, which is always a plus in order to find solutions and get deals done.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

UBS AG

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires

International Development Finance Corporation

Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Banco de la Provincia de Córdoba

HSBC Bank Argentina

KfW IPEX-Bank

Electricity Tier 2

The ‘always available’ team at Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani impresses with its ‘broad theoretical and practical knowledge’. The energy group combines with the firm’s effective banking practice to provide a strong offering in the project finance area, where it routinely acts for sponsors, lenders and service providers. Its transactional expertise also extends to public tenders and project acquisitions. Additionally, the firm houses a capable regulatory practice, which advises on the full electricity generation and supply chain. Department head Nicolás Eliaschev demonstrates ‘deep knowledge of the regulatory framework’. Senior associate Javier Constanzó provides ‘excellent results’.

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Testimonials

The team shows broad theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of renewable energy in the public and private sectors.’

The working dynamic is very good and they distribute work so as to provide the client with a rapid response.’

I doubt there are many firms which are capable of successfully handling the workload that the team managed in our case in a short space of time, which truly demonstrates the team’s organisational and management skills, client orientation and ability to keep a cool head in stressful situations.’

All of the members are highly qualified lawyers, with a lot of experience — shown by the fact they have advised businesses in the sector on everything from transactions to highly complex disputes.’

The partners are always available and have an excellent perspective on the market. In a country like Argentina, this is essential to finding creative solutions when you encounter a problem.’

The team is led by partner Nicolas Eliaschev, a lawyer with a lot of experience in the energy sector, as well as in public law in general. The quality of the service that Nicolas provides is absolutely outstanding, both because of his professional  knowledge and experience, and because of his personal dedication to the client.’

Among Nicolas Eliaschev’s many qualities, in addition to his deep knowledge of the regulatory framework in this sector, is his experience and knowledge on the subject of economic and financial issues and on the business side of the sector.’

I also want to highlight the work and professionalism of Javier Constanzó, a senior lawyer in the team, who has advised our company on many important issues, with excellent results.

Key clients

Enel Green Power

OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation)

Banque Nationale de Paris Paribas

KfW IPEX

Sinosure

Powerchina

Central Puerto

Enel Trading

Ventus

Loma Negra

Albares

Fuentes Renovables de Energia

Albanesi

Compañía Mega

Elawan

Orazul Energy

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani’s ‘young and agile team’ impresses with its ‘deep commitment to the execution of transactions’. The team continues to ramp up its profile in corporate matters, recently acting for a raft of leading local and multinational companies, including Grupo Werthein, McCormick & Company and Grupo Alicorp. The ‘outstandingJuan Pablo Bove co-heads the team alongside Federico Otero, who is a ‘specialist in retail transactions’.

Testimonials

Tavarone has managed to develop a corporate and M&A practice that is comparable in quality of work to firms with a much longer track record in Argentina and, size-wise, is comparable to the biggest firms in the market. This allows the firm to put at our disposal a team that is qualified to handle high-volume, complex transactions.’

The partners in the team have a very interesting mix of backgrounds in the standout firms in the local and international market, as well as in major local and international businesses, which gives them a practical perspective that clients value greatly.’

They have the specialist ability that clients look for in external counsel but with a commercial view that is very helpful for in-house administration of matters.

The partners in Tavarone’s corporate and M&A practice are characterised by their direct and constant involvement in the client’s matters, which sets them apart from others in the market.’

The team is young and agile but at the same time very sophisticated.’

The team at Tavarone is very dynamic and compares well with other firms thanks to its deep commitment to the execution of transactions and resolution of its clients’ issues.’

They are distinguished by their ability to deliver responses quickly, in whatever format circumstances require (by email, WhatsApp, phone call, or a legal opinion or memorandum), which is very valuable.’

Tavarone has a strong team of five partners. Although it is a relatively new firm, in my experience, the team is big enough to deal with complex, large-scale transactions. This kind of service is comparable with the offerings of the biggest firms in the market, but the service at Tavarone remains superior in terms of the engagement of the partners.

Juan Pablo Bove, the head of the team, was outstanding. Thanks to his solid knowledge and perseverance, we managed to resolve a very complicated issue. He was able to distinguish what was and wasn’t important, saving a lot of time and energy.’

Juan Pablo Bove is responsible for the development of the corporate and M&A team at Tavarone and has a deep knowledge of transactions involving regulated businesses (such as energy and financial companies). Other notable members of the team include Federico Otero, who is a specialist in retail transactions, and Agustín Griffi.’

Federico Otero has a unique combination of ability to grasp the key elements of a transaction (in different scenarios, such as M&A, project finance, equity investments, etc.), while also diving into specific details of sophisticated structures.’

Pablo Tarantino and Agustín Griffi have good knowledge of dealing with international matters. If they don’t have the answer, they find the necessary information.’

Tarantino and Griffi have built a team that stands out for its proactivity, experience and, above all, its personal and professional qualities. They are always responsive to clients’ needs and have gone above and beyond for us on many occasions.

Julian Razumny is a seasoned professional with a practical approach aimed at finding the most efficient solution.

Key clients

Grupo Werthein

McCormick

Empresas CMPC

Encompass Latin America

Aerodoc

Sisal Entertainment

Tozzi Green

Albares Renovables

Desol

Global Task

Vantage Group

Cinépolis Group

Alicorp Group

First Data

Powerchina Argentina

Calcaterra family office

San Cristobal Group

Santa Lucía Group

Roundtable on Responsible Soy Association RTRS

DLL Leasing

Colcar Merbus Group

Marimex Group

Americas Capital Investment

Elawan Group

Enel

Hoerbiger

Consultatio

Oses Group

Enlace/Cencor Group

Easy Games

Roch

Ventus

Founded by key individuals who achieved a strong reputation in the legal market over the past decade, this firm has arrived with strength in the Argentine legal market. Providing high-quality work with international standards, the firm has managed in a very short time to take an important position in the market. Its team has extensive experience focusing on quality work with strong partner involvement and professional ethics. The presence of the firm in landmark transactions and high-profile cases has become notable during recent times.

Main areas of practice
Banking and capital markets: the firm represents local and international clients in all aspects of financing transactions. It advises on debt and equity capital markets, securitizations, government bonds, syndicated loans, acquisition financing and project financing. It also provides advice to local companies in debt restructuring processes, including both commercial and financial debt. In addition, the firm provides advice on multiple regulatory matters, such as banking regulations, public offering regulations, foreign exchange and anti-money laundering.

Tax, customs and foreign trade: the firm provides comprehensive advice to its clients on international, national, provincial and municipal taxation laws and regulations. TRSyM also provides support on national and international tax planning for clients’ business structures and financing alternatives. It also advises corporate clients on import and exports in connection with tariff classification, customs valuation, import restrictions, reimbursements and other incentives to exports, dumping investigations, subsidies, quotas and safeguards. The members of the firm’s tax, customs and foreign trade practice have extensive experience in complex litigation before administrative and judicial courts.

Corporate and M&A: the firm provides highly dedicated and personalized advice to individuals, corporations and private equity funds regarding investments, joint ventures and divestments. It advises clients in each stage of the transaction including due diligence, legal and tax structuring, negotiation and closing of the agreements. It also advises clients in the planning and structuring of joint ventures, shareholders agreements, restructurings and spin-offs.

Litigation, arbitration and insolvency: the firm advises and represents clients in a wide range of commercial, civil, administrative, employment and tax legal disputes, including shareholder litigation, class actions, enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, foreign exchange and financial controversies and Supreme Court litigation. The firm also assists clients in arbitration and insolvency and bankruptcy litigation.

Compliance: the firm advises and represents clients in connection with regulatory and compliance issues, designing and implementing effective policies, programs and investigations. TRSyM has advised many companies in Argentina involved in such matters in order to address liability and create an integrated multi-jurisdictional strategy. The Firm has also conducted internal investigations for companies.

Energy, natural resources and infrastructure: the firm advises companies, the financial sector and governmental entities in the structuring of energy and infrastructure projects as well as in mergers and acquisitions of companies and assets in those sectors. The firm’s advice comprises renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro) and electricity on a general basis (including generation, transmission and distribution), as well as oil and gas (including upstream and downstream). The firm represents its clients in new project development as well as in matters in connection with regulators and suppliers. The firm provides legal support regarding power purchase agreements, gas supply agreements, EPC, O&M and equipment supply contracts as well as in connection with disputes and filings before the electricity and gas regulators.

Public law: TRSyM advises energy, infrastructure, industrial, commercial, financial and services companies in connection with all public and administrative law matters, including procurement procedures as well as disputes and litigation with governmental entities.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Marcelo R. Tavarone marcelo.tavarone@trsym.com (+5411) 5272-1763
Banking, finance and capital markets Federico Salim federico.salim@trsym.com (+5411) 5272-1762
Banking, finance and capital markets Julieta De Ruggiero julieta.de.ruggiero@trsym.com (+5411) 5272-1752
Tax, customs and foreign trade Gastón Armando Miani gaston.miani@trsym.com (+5411) 5272-1759
Corporate / M&A Juan Pablo Bove juan.pablo.bove@trsym.com (+5411) 5272-1754
Corporate / M&A Federico Martín Otero federico.otero@trsym.com (+5411) 5235 7192
Corporate / M&A Julián Razumny julian.razumny@trsym.com (+5411) 5275-7555
Litigation, arbitration and insolvency Mariano Rovelli mariano.rovelli@trsym.com (+5411) 5272-1761
Compliance Eugenia Pracchia eugenia.pracchia@trsym.com (+5411) 5352-8309
Energy & natural resources and public law Nicolás Eliaschev nicolas.eliaschev@trsym.com (+5411) 5272-1768
Corporate / M&A Pablo Tarantino pablo.tarantino@trsym.com (+5411) 3987-5076
Corporate / M&A Agustín Griffi agustin.griffi@trsym.com (+5411) 3987-5077
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Pablo Bove  photo Juan Pablo Bove Partner
 Julieta De Ruggiero  photo Julieta De Ruggiero Partner
 Nicolás Eliaschev photo Nicolás Eliaschev Partner
 Gastón Armando Miani  photo Gastón Armando Miani Partner
 Federico Martín Otero  photo Federico Martín Otero Partner
 Eugenia Pracchia  photo Eugenia Pracchia Partner
 Julián Razumny  photo Julián Razumny Partner
 Mariano Rovelli  photo Mariano Rovelli Partner
 Federico Salim  photo Federico Salim Partner
 Marcelo R. Tavarone  photo Marcelo R. Tavarone Partner
Partners : 12
Other fee earners : 46
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