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Beccar Varela

Competition/Antitrust

3 ranked lawyersBand 2ArgentinaLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected competition department boasting full-service capabilities. Services an impressive client roster, with notable activity advising on post-closing M&A matters. Regularly retained to provide reports on regulatory developments, as well as best practice. Expertise extends to investigations concerning alleged cartel activities and abuse of dominant position. New clients include Knights Therapeutics and Comcast.

Strengths

"They are an excellent firm for competition matters in Argentina," according to a client. A source comments that "they provide very clear analysis and specific advice to follow - their approach is very practical."

Work highlights

Counselled Aerolíneas Argentinas on gaining approval from the antitrust authority to extend a joint business agreement with Alitalia.

Notable practitioners

Ascending to the top-tier for the first time, Agustín Waisman "is the person to go to for competition matters, he possesses vast experience," according to a market observer. A client says: "His analysis is practical and tailored to the company. He is also very proactive and keeps me up to date with what's going on."Waisman is head of department.

Associate-to-watch Camila Corvalán is well regarded by market observers, one of whom says: "She is a good lawyer,"while another agrees that "she is excellent."Corvalán assists with antitrust matters pertaining to M&A, as well as investigations.

Mercedes Pando receives praise from a market onlooker: "I have a very good opinion of her and how she solves problems."Interviewees agree that "she is a very good lawyer," with clients remarking: "Mercedes is very available to us."

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Overview

Building a solid team with a long-term strategy has positioned Beccar Varela's Competition and Antitrust Department as a recognized leader in Argentina.

Our consistent focus on service excellence and innovation, coupled with our seamless work with the firm's White Collar & Corporate Crime and Compliance departments, allows us to offer a service with unique characteristics in the market. 

Our solid relationships with law firms throughout Latin America allow us to lead on cross-border transactions and investigations.

Clients especially value our team for our intervention and response capacity in complex cases as well for maintaining a low profile. Over the last ten years, we have participated in the most significant investigations carried out by the Argentine National Competition Commission, including three of the most important in its history (in the cement, automotive and banking, and credit card industries). We have also been involved in over 150 concentration operations and helped to create leading cases across various industries in different areas of competition law. 

Our competition and antitrust cases and filings cover all industries, including banking, credit cards, insurance, food, apparel, personal care products, cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, steel, mining, oil & gas, cement and construction supplies, agribusiness and agrochemicals, hotels, tourism, car rental, aeronautics, among others.

Clients

Aerolíneas Argentinas

Airbnb

Electrolux

Facebook

Gerdau

GlaxoSmithKline

Lacoste

Prisma Medios de Pago

Sanofi Aventis

Unilever

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Financial Services

Health Care

Competition/Antitrust Department

Beccar Varela

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Department location

Edificio República

Tucumán 1, 3rd Floor

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1049AAA

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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

Competition/Antitrust


Agustín Waisman
Band 1
Camila Corvalán
Associates to watch
Mercedes Pando
Associates to watch