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DLA Piper Argentina
Av. Eduardo Madero 900
16th Floor
Buenos Aires C1106ACV

Work Department

Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A


Managing Partner


Marcelo Etchebarne is the Managing Partner of DLA Piper Argentina.

A co-founder of our predecessor firm CEK, Marcelo has extensive experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructurings and complex dispute resolution, having worked on more than 200 transactions over the last two decades. He has participated in some of the largest transactions taking place in Argentina in recent years, including the US$18.3 billion Argentine debt restructuring in 2010, in which he served as legal counsel to the Global Coordinator, Barclays Capital. Between 2002 and 2004 he acted as counsel to UBS on the US$80 billion debt restructuring of Argentina.


LL.M., Harvard Law School; Law degree, Universidad Católica Argentina Law School 

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Banking and finance

DLA Piper Argentina country manager Marcelo Etchebarne fronts a banking-and-finance practice that has gained increasing recognition for the depth and breadth of its work in Argentine markets. The firm’s diversified team takes on work from corporate, sovereign and sub-sovereign clients on both the borrower and creditor side. The team has built up a particularly impressive track record in the provincial bond space, acting for the Province of Buenos Aires and the Province of Chaco (among others), on high profile foreign debt restructurings; and has also worked with creditors in restructuring matters, most notably representing an ad hoc bondholder committee in YPF’s historic $6.2bn liability management transaction. On the capital markets side, the practice has leveraged its parent firm’s international network to advise Argentine-based issuers on public offerings on international stock markets. Other key names in the practice include banking and corporate veteran Guillermo Cabanellas, and structured finance and financial trusts specialist Alejandro Noblia. Justo Segura, who focuses on capital markets and public debt issuance; and Nicolas Teijeiro, who represents private and public sector clients in international capital markets transactions, provide an additional line of senior expertise.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a large and established team spread across its US and Latin America offices. The firm is especially active in debt offerings, including high-yield debt, private placements and project and infrastructure bonds. The group is also noted for structured financings and securitisation, along with debt restructurings – particularly sub-sovereign debt restructurings in Argentina. New York partner Christopher Paci is a cornerstone of the practice with Marcelo Etchebarne having a prominent role in Buenos Aires on sub-sovereign debt mandates. Roberto Vianna do R. Barros, at associate Brazilian firm Campos Mello Advogados, has landed a number of major Brazil capital markets engagements.