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

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani

Banking and finance Tier 2

The ‘extremely strong’ group at Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani is commended for its ‘deep experience on sophisticated corporate finance deals’. The firm handles a diverse mix of lender and borrower-side work, with debt capital markets standing out as a notable sweet spot. Among its recent matters, key contact Marcelo Tavarone advised Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires on its $290m notes issuance. In another headline debt deal, Federico Salim advised MSU Energy on the local aspects of its $600m notes offering. Julieta De Ruggiero is also a senior name and paired up with Tavarone to advise a group of lenders on the local aspects of a $395m loan to Albanesi Energía and its subsidiary, Generación Centro. In 2018, the firm significantly bolstered its corporate finance capability with the hires of transactional specialist Julián Razumny, who was previously in-house at Celulosa Argentina, and compliance expert Eugenia Pracchia, who joined from the Central Bank of Argentina.

Electricity Tier 2

The ‘very strong team’ at Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani impresses with its ‘effective combination of regulatory and transactional expertise’. The practice, which has a strong presence in the renewable and nuclear spheres, is best known for its project finance prowess — it also packs a punch in M&A and regulatory matters. Recent highlights include regulatory specialist Nicolás Eliaschev, who is a ‘very sharp operator’, acting alongside corporate finance partner Juan Pablo Bove to advise KfW IPEX-Bank and DEG on a $142m project finance facility to Genneia, through a wholly-owned SPV, to finance a wind project under the RenovAr programme.

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Corporate finance specialist Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani handled a string of corporate restructurings and M&A transactions during 2018. A case in point saw Juan Pablo Bove advise Grupo Sancor Seguros on the acquisition of a 70% stake in Banco del Sol. The team, which has also recently undertaken work for Alicorp Argentina, Medanito and Village Cinemas, was notably boosted in October 2019 with the hire of Pablo Tarantino and Agustín Griffi - both formerly in house at well-known Argentine corporate Grupo Werthein.

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 & 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 (+5411) 5272-1763
Banking, finance and capital markets Federico Salim (+5411) 5272-1762
Banking, finance and capital markets Julieta De Ruggiero (+5411) 5272-1752
Tax, customs and foreign trade Gastón Armando Miani (+5411) 5272-1759
Corporate / M&A Juan Pablo Bove (+5411) 5272-1754
Corporate / M&A Federico Martín Otero (+5411) 5235 7192
Corporate / M&A Julián Razumny (+5411) 5275-7555
Litigation, arbitration and insolvency Mariano Rovelli (+5411) 5272-1761
Compliance Eugenia Pracchia (+5411) 5352-8309
Energy & natural resources and public law Nicolás Eliaschev (+5411) 5272-1768
Corporate / M&A Pablo Tarantino (+5411) 3987-5076
Corporate / M&A Agustín Griffi (+5411) 3987-5077
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Pablo Bove  photo Juan Pablo Bove
 Julieta De Ruggiero  photo Julieta De Ruggiero
 Nicolás Eliaschev  photo Nicolás Eliaschev
 Gastón Armando Miani  photo Gastón Armando Miani
 Federico Martín Otero  photo Federico Martín Otero
 Eugenia Pracchia  photo Eugenia Pracchia
 Julián Razumny  photo Julián Razumny
 Mariano Rovelli  photo Mariano Rovelli
 Federico Salim  photo Federico Salim
 Marcelo R. Tavarone  photo Marcelo R. Tavarone
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