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Marval O'Farrell Mairal

Competition/Antitrust

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

Stellar full-service firm continuing to boast a market-leading competition department. Bench of seasoned practitioners offers expert counsel to well-reputed multinational clients on the antitrust aspects of M&A transactions, as well as representing them before the Argentine competition authority. Experienced in rendering advice on investigations concerning abuse of dominant position and other allegations of anti-competitive behaviour. Counts AMX and Yara Corporation as new client wins.

Strengths

One client deems Marval O'Farrell Mairal to be "the leading firm when it comes to the competition sector in Argentina," while another appreciates "their extensive knowledge of the industry, as well as their highly sophisticated business approach."

Another observer applauds the firm's "excellent service" and adds: "They stand out for being one of the most comprehensive firms in Argentina. Their main strength is their focus on their clients and the efforts they make to understand their businesses."

Work highlights

Marval O'Farrell Mairal advised Walmart on the merger control process related to the sale of its Argentine business to Grupo de Narvaez.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Gabriela Ariel Irízar boasts significant experience assisting clients with merger control proceedings. A market observer values Gabriela Ariel Irízar for being "a very experienced and highly qualified lawyer."

Stellar practitioner Miguel del Pino continues to garner extensive praise from the market for his local and international experience in the competition arena. An impressed interviewee considers that "without a question, Miguel del Pino is one of the leading lights in Argentina's competition arena. He has devoted his entire career to this area and enjoy a tremendous prestige across Latin America." Another observer values that "he is very experienced handling matters in front of the Antitrust Commission and offers a particularly strong merger control practice."

The "excellent" Santiago Del Rio "provides timely and clear answers to your issues, and is always available to assist with urgent matters," clients report. A market observer also says that "he is well regarded in the market for his active presence in the competition field," adding: "He is a great asset for the firm and a pleasure to work with."

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Overview

Marval has the largest Competition Practice in Argentina and one of the largest in Latin America. Our experienced group of professionals is consistently involved in the biggest and most complex antitrust investigations and merger control filings in Argentina across a wide range of industries that includes IT, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, farming, oil-related services, cement, textile and vehicle manufacturing markets, among many others.

We have an outstanding antitrust investigation practice and we participate in the majority of the most demanding and complex investigations conducted by the Antitrust Commission. Our team has been responsible for approximately 30% of all merger filings in Argentina ever since the introduction of merger control in the country. We have unmatched experience of advising clients on cross-border competition matters involving other Latin American jurisdictions, particularly Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay, as well as liaising and coordinating the Argentine section of global transactions.

Our competition/antitrust practice covers a wide range of matters including:

  • Antitrust audits and compliance programs
  • Pre-Merger strategy analysis and Merger Control issues
  • Cartel investigations
  • Monopolization/dominance cases
  • Antitrust Litigation 

Competition/Antitrust

Marval O'Farrell Mairal

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Location

Av. Leandro N. Alem 882

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1001AAQ

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Argentina

Competition/Antitrust


Gabriela Ariel Irízar
Associates to watch
Miguel del Pino
Band 1
Santiago Del Rio
Band 3