Argentina Teams 2018 – GC Powerlist

Argentina Teams 2018

3M

| 3M

Industrials and real estate

Manufacturing company 3M generates $30bn in annual sales, employs 90,000 people worldwide and produces more than 55,000 products. Operating as the organisation’s local subsidiary, 3M Argentina manufactures pharmaceutical products in...

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Abbott

| Abott

Healthcare

Pharmaceutical multinational Abott’s Argentine legal function is tasked with providing overall legal support and maintaining the company’s regulatory and legislative strategy across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Besides demonstrating unrivalled expertise...

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AbbVie

| AbbVie

Healthcare

The Argentine legal department of pharmaceutical research and development company AbbVie has received a number of plaudits for its diligence and support on a myriad of issues in the healthcare...

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Adidas

| Adidas

Consumer Products

German sports manufacturer adidas occupies a treasured position in Argentina as kit supplier to the national football team, a significant symbol of the country’s international prestige and appeal. Heading the...

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Aerolíneas Argentinas

| Aerolíneas Argentinas

Transport and infrastructure

Aerolíneas Argentinas is the largest airline in Argentina and is also the country’s flag carrier. It has been run by the Argentine government since late 2008, when the country regained...

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Alfred C. Toepfer International Argentina (ACTIAR)

| Alfred C. Toepfer International Argentina (ACTIAR)

Financials

Praised by nominators for the strength of the ‘internal relationships and interaction of the team’ which leads to the ‘efficient execution’ of its tasks, the legal team of agricultural commodities...

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Aluar

| Aluar

Materials and mining

Aluar is a major aluminium smelting plant, one of the largest in South America and the only one in operation in Argentina. It is thus of immense importance from political,...

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American Express

| American Express

Financials

Operating as the local subsidiary of global financial services company American Express International, American Express Argentina is headquartered in Buenos Aires. The company provides various financial products for corporate and...

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American Tower Corporation

| American Tower Corporation

Industrials and real estate

American Tower Corporation’s telecoms infrastructure operations in Argentina are supported expertly by a highly-regarded in-house legal team. Indeed, a nominating source described the team in Argentina as such: ‘The team...

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Avature

| Avature

Information technology

Since being found in 2005, Avature has developed into a highly flexible enterprise platform for global talent acquisition and talent management, and the leading global provider of customer relationship management...

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Editor Message

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. In this series, The Legal 500, in collaboration with Legal Business, GC Magazine and The In-house Lawyer, is turning its attention to the in-house function, and recognising those corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward.

The GC Powerlist is a series of publications, highlighting the most influential in-house lawyers and legal teams in business today. I would like to express my personal thanks to our sponsors Baker McKenzie for supporting this publication. A special mention must also go to the in-house lawyers that took time to speak to us throughout the process, as well as to the research team that worked on this GC Powerlist publication.

One of the leading lights in the Southern Cone region and one of the most developed economies on the Latin American continent, Argentina is known for its reputation as a regional power with a competitive business environment. Owing to its modernity and stability, it has been able to consolidate its large market presence to become a member of the G20 and is the beneficiary of a highly diversified economy. Core industries such as agriculture and manufacturing have brought domestic Argentine companies to the attention of the wider world, whilst multinationals have a strong presence in the country due to its aforementioned status.

Despite problems that envelop the country; namely issues related to its public debt, as well as volatility of economic growth, a number of solutions including policies aimed at combatting high inflation and income inequality are being utilised.
This context poses many challenges for Argentina’s in-house legal teams, who must provide legal advice in a way that is fully in sync with the economic, political and regulatory environment. In managing transactions across multiple jurisdictions, responding to legislative and regulatory changes or being consulted in the creation of new business strategies, Argentine in-house legal teams are becoming incrementally important in delivering desirable business outcomes.

In this year’s GC Powerlist: Argentina we are pleased to highlight some of the country’s leading in-house legal teams. To compile this list, we canvassed opinions from both law firm partners and in-house counsel in Argentina and other jurisdictions. We identified the most impressive legal departments who have utilised their legal knowledge strategically alongside business insight to make a positive impact towards their organisation’s success.

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Baker McKenzie

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Baker McKenzie is proud to participate, once again, in a new edition of the GC Powerlist in Argentina and we would like to congratulate all of the nominees who are being recognised.

For more than 30 years, The Legal 500 has awarded nominations to the most distinguished people in the legal business and being a part of it reinforces our commitment to recognising those who strive and work tirelessly to promote the value of our profession.

As the bulk of modern work is becoming increasingly global and complex, lawyers are compelled to constantly seek new ways of working together. Therefore, it is essential to understand the need and importance of teamwork which not only enhances the expertise of every one of us but also takes advantage of the strength arising from the diversity of viewpoints. The synergy generated by the collective effort is a key tool to continue this path of excellence.

There is an increasing demand for professionals who can adroitly navigate group dynamics, who can collaborate well across borders, markets and industries around the globe and are able to embrace new ideas and emerging technologies. This new lawyer will allow us to position ourselves strategically in a market that is strongly result-oriented.

We understand that it is necessary to evolve in these new scenarios and that it is crucial to stand out and really make that difference. For that reason, Baker McKenzie considers it a priority for lawyers to adopt new ways of working, to be able to articulate with colleagues across borders to help clients succeed in this challenging world. We conceive teamwork as the true and only way to bridge the gap between clients and our work, as the key to achieve the objectives and defeat the challenges this new context poses. Our lawyers, specialised in different areas of law, work together and efficiently combine their experiences and abilities to obtain different perspectives on the legal issues so as to give the most effective advice.

Consequently, it is by the recognition of the best legal teams we continue positioning our profession at the top. Teamwork represents a very deep-rooted value in the firm and is something that we defend and fervently rely on.

In this context, Baker McKenzie is designing new ways to encourage client communication and relationships, analysing clients’ specific needs, applying new methods and reshaping aspects of our legal services accordingly. We are also evolving towards a strong industry-focused model with flexible, open spaces that enable a more seamless and collaborative cross-practice relationship among our professionals.

We are convinced that the quality of a law firm is equal to its talent. The better lawyers, and especially the better teams you foster, the better quality you deliver. Teamwork and the ability to adapt and evolve to better understand the context around you are key elements to providing all the services that clients need to strive in this world.

Finally, we want once again to thank you all for your commitment and professionalism which is essential to our work as lawyers.

Congratulations to all the nominees in this new edition and hopefully the future will find us working together, as a team.