Gonzalo Manuel Soto > Wiener Soto Caparrós > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Wiener Soto Caparrós
AV. PTE. ROQUE SÁENZ PEÑA 637 1° PISO
BUENOS AIRES, C1035AAB
Argentina

Work Department

Gonzalo’s practice focuses on commercial law, dispute resolution and employment law matters.

Position

Co-Founder

Career

Since the beginning of his legal career in 1995, Gonzalo has handled major litigation matters related to breach of contract, trademark disputes, distributorships, carriage of goods, debtor-creditor and business tort claims for both domestic and foreign clients.

At the age of 27, Gonzalo was named Legal Manager for Coca-Cola Andina, where he headed a team of in-house lawyers that managed all legal matters, including the company’s critical HR relationships with employees and unions. As Legal Manager, he also advised on the wide range of legal issues affecting the company, including stock and asset acquisitions, debt restructuring, corporate mergers and other organic changes of the group.

After completing his LL.M degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Gonzalo joined Duane Morris LL.P as a visiting attorney.

At WSC, Gonzalo continues to manage Coca-Cola Andina’s legal affairs and advises other domestic and international companies on a broad range of business, litigation and employment law matters.

Gonzalo sits on the board of directors of several companies and has served as trustee of the Argentine Chamber of Non-Alcoholic Beverages. He is an active member of the Penn Alumni Club in Buenos Aires.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Education

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Derecho (Argentina) (B.A. in Law, 1993. Law Degree, 1995)

Universidad Austral, Facultad de Derecho (Argentina) (Postgraduate Specialization Program in Business Affairs, 1997)

University of Pennsylvania Law School & The Wharton School (USA) (LLM & Additional Coursework from the MBA Program, 2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Dispute resolution

Highly professional, experienced and flexible’, Wiener Soto Caparrós secures rave reviews for its ‘record of success’. The broad practice, which is ‘supported by an array of trained and experienced lawyers, accountants and assistants’, handles a diverse mix of arbitration, commercial litigation, IP disputes, tax matters and antitrust litigation. Gonzalo Soto heads the department and recently represented Coca-Cola Andina in a contractual dispute brought by Temas Industriales. Other representative clients include Libertad, McCain Argentina and Rail Europe.

Argentina > Labour and employment

The ‘professional and personable’ team at Wiener Soto Caparrós has a focus on contentious issues; it notably handles several multinational clients’ local employment litigation portfolios, including Coca-Cola Andina and McCain Foods. The practice also has experience in M&A support matters and collective bargaining. Litigator Gonzalo Manuel Soto heads the department and is noted for his ‘confident and assured manner’.