Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Allende & Brea

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3ArgentinaLatin America 2022 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Allende & Brea regularly counsels clients on the incorporation of financial entities, including representing them before the Central Bank and Securities Exchange Commission. Team is frequently retained to provide regulatory assistance related to fintech, credit cards and new financial products, as well as handling bilateral and syndicated lending. BNP Paribas, Avis Budget Group and LibertyPay are notable client wins.

Strengths

An observer lauds Allende & Brea as a firm that "offers a unique combination of experience, knowledge and commercial awareness that is not easy to find in other firms." Another interviewee adds: "They really know every detail of the laws and regulations, and they are always available and ready to help at all times."

Work highlights

Allende & Brea advised Barclays Bank, HSBC Bank Middle East and HSBC Bank PLC on the amendment of an existing USD120 million facility agreement with Vanguard Logistics Services.

Notable practitioners

Carlos María Melhem "is well aware of the new trends in the finance industry and is particularly knowledgeable of the real-time payments and fintech sectors," a client applauds. Another interviewee appreciates that "he can handle all aspects of the banking business, from regulatory matters to the recovery of non-performing loans and the acquisition of financial entities."

Jorge Mayora comes highly recommended by interviewees for his strong regulatory banking practice, with one reporting: "He has an extensive knowledge of banking and exchange regulation mandates." A client adds: "Jorge Mayora is my go-to counsel when it comes to anything related to the Argentine banking and finance arena."

Department Information

This content is provided by Allende & Brea.

Overview

Allende & Brea has a long tradition of providing legal services in the banking and finance sectors. Being one of the oldest firms in Argentina acting for many international clients, we have built a well known reputation for finance advice which is certainly one of the areas of interest for foreign companies investing in our country

Our Department practice includes assistance in:

  • Developing legal strategies on matters ranging from negotiation and instrumentation of structured loans to regulatory issues
  • Providing legal advice for many Fintech companies in Argentina
  • Handing complex litigation matters for commercial or syndicated loans, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, trade financing and regulatory matters.
  • Dealing with legal matters related to new technologies applied to the banking system and financial activities.
  • Combining our experience on new technologies with our deep knowledge of the Central Bank regulations and policies that affect the activities of our clients, particularly in an increasingly regulated legal system.

Our department has been recognized for its achievements, and commitment to each of our clients, where we have an experienced team prepared to carry out each project with specialized knowledge.


Members

Mayora, Jorge I (Head of Department)

Melhem, Carlos María (Head of Department)

Banking & Finance

Allende & Brea

firm
Location

Maipú 1300,

11th Floor,

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1006 ACT

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Argentina

Banking & Finance


Carlos María Melhem
Band 4
Jorge I Mayora
Band 3