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Beccar Varela

Corporate/M&A

5 ranked lawyersBand 1ArgentinaLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acclaimed full-service firm with a front-running advisory and transactional corporate department. Deep bench of experienced professionals is often sought out to assist with complex local and cross-border acquisitions of entire companies or significant share stakes, as well as negotiating termination agreements. Counsels on key transactions in the context of corporate reorganisations. Also consults on a range of day-to-day issues concerning capitalisation and shareholder relations. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is a recent addition to the firm's client roster.

Strengths

An impressed client appreciates the firm's "marvellous and impeccable service, as well as their incredible support." They also praise the firm for "offering an interesting commercial vision, which allows them to find the best solutions for us as a business."

A different client highlights the firm's ability to handle complex mandates, and reports: "Beccar Varela offers a very good service. They fully understood the complexities of our matters, which isn't easy due to the specific regulation of our industry." They go on to add: "Their knowledge, negotiation skills and finished work product reflect their quality in the market."

Work highlights

Beccar Varela advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on the acquisition of the remaining 20% of shares that Standard Bank London Holdings had in ICBC Argentina, ICBC Investment Argentina and Inversora Diagonal, leaving Industrial and Commercial Bank of China as the only shareholder in the abovementioned companies.

Notable practitioners

Senior associate Eugenia Radaelli is endorsed by an interviewee for offering "an excellent work product," while another observer highlights her "important seniority at the firm." Eugenia Radaelli regularly handles a variety of corporate transactions.

María Shakespear rises in the rankings this year following considerable recognition from interviewees for her activity in corporate transactions. She regularly advises a variety of local and international clients on corporate restructuring and M&A deals. A market commentator appreciates her "business acumen" and adds that "she helps us mitigate the risk we face."

Ramón Moyano draws on his extensive experience handling complex mergers and acquisitions for clients in the telecommunications and healthcare sectors. A market observer describes him as "a very good lawyer who is collaborative and knows how to work as part of a team."

Co-head of department Roberto Fortunati "is a very prepared lawyer who has a longstanding presence in the market," according to an interviewee. Another onlooker also highlights his involvement in important corporate transactions and describes him as "a high-quality lawyer."

Established partner Roberto Crouzel continues to be sought out by clients from the mining, pharmaceutical and finance sectors to assist with a number of M&A transactions. An impressed interviewee highlights his continued presence in the market, and states: "He offers a very good working dynamic in this area." Roberto Crouzel is co-head of department.

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Overview

Through over a century, our Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Department has guided major investments in Argentina, advising on countless national and cross-border deals.  Current clients range from multinational heavyweights to local entrepreneurs.

We advise both buyers and sellers involved in M&A deals, including commercial and service enterprises, private equity funds and pension administrators, providing guidance on regulatory matters at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.  Our experts have in-depth experience structuring complex financial transactions across all industries.

Various team members are heads or co-heads of related departments such as banking and financial institutions, compliance, company law and private equity, and we draw on our full-service strengths to ensure clients receive integrated M&A advice on potentially relevant issues including competition and antitrust, environment, labor and tax.  Foreseeing potential client requirements for trustee/escrow agent services, Beccar Varela created and owns a trust services company, FyMSA (Fideicomisos & Mandatos S.A.), offering seamless service.

In addition, our team regularly assumes the role of international counsel for regional transactions, acting as lead counsel and coordinating with local counsel in other jurisdictions.  Our superb relations with law firms and clients throughout the region enables us to smoothly support cross-border initiatives and Latin America-wide strategies.

Members

Allende, Tomás

Beccar Varela, Emilio

Beccar Varela, Horacio E.

Crouzel, Roberto

Fortunati, Roberto A.

Mierez, María Fernanda

Moyano, Ramón

Moyano, Ramón I.

Poletto, Alejandro

Puccinelli, José Miguel

Radaelli, Eugenia

Remmer, Miguel C.

Shakespear, María

Shakespear, María

Silveyra, Miguel

Silveyra Perdriel, Casiana

Clients

Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires

Banco Itaú Unibanco

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BNP Paribas-Cardif

British Telecom

Chrysler

Compañía General de Combustibles

Corporación América

Cosméticos Avon

Dana Holding Corporation

Deutsche Bank AG

Enjoy

Foresun Group (China)

GlaxoSmithKline

Hapag Lloyd

IFC–International Finance Corporation

Minerva

Prisma Medios de Pago

Samsung Electronics

Sanofi Aventis Pharma

Saur

Unilever de Argentina

Industries

Agribusiness

Automotive

Banks & Financial Services

Energy

Food & drinks

Gaming

Infrastructure, Engineering & Construction

Insurance

Media & Entertainment

Oil & Gas

Pharmacueticals, Health Care & Life sciences

Real estate & Hospitality

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

Corporate/M&A

Beccar Varela

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Location

Edificio República

Tucumán 1, 3rd Floor

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1049AAA

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

Beccar Varela won the Grunin Prize Law and Social Entrepreneurship 2021

Authors: Daniel Levi, Carolina Serra, Dorothea Garff, Santiago Barbarán, Diana Warszawski

Press Release

Beccar Varela names new partners in corporate law, banking and compliance

Authors: Carolina Serra, Gustavo Papeschi, Pedro Silvestri

Press Release

Beccar Varela presents its first Sustainability Report.

Authors: Roberto Crouzel, Fernanda Mierez, Constanza Connolly, Horacio E. Beccar Varela

Ranked Lawyers

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Argentina

Corporate/M&A


Eugenia Radaelli
Associates to watch
María Shakespear
Band 3
Ramón Moyano
Band 4
Roberto A. Fortunati
Band 4
Roberto Crouzel
Band 3