Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados

Banking & Finance Department

Argentina
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What the team is known for

Noteworthy firm with a thriving debt securities practice. Well equipped to advise on public offerings, routinely representing multinational lead arrangers, underwriters and brokers in corporate and sub-sovereign bond issuances. Also advises on securitisations and assists international banks with credit facilities granted to Argentine corporate borrowers, particularly in the energy sector. KfW IPEX-Bank is a new client this year.

Strengths

A client comments: "I have very positive things to say about them, they are awesome lawyers. They were very effective managing through some tough issues quickly and were very supportive in helping us meet our deadlines. They became an extension of our team and that is something I really value. Sometimes only a boutique can do that."

Work highlight

Advised Banco de la Provincia Córdoba and the Province of Córdoba on an international issuance of notes worth USD510 million.

Notable practitioners

Federico Salim is well regarded by clients and peers alike for his corporate finance practice. One interviewee points out: "Salim is someone who comes across with a lot of credibility, and he is equally a pleasure to work with, as counsel or on the other side."

Up-and-coming individual Juan Pablo Bove has a flourishing finance practice and is experienced representing a variety of entities issuing debt. He co-led on the Province of Córdoba's USD510 million note issuance. Market sources comment that "he is a very good lawyer."

Julieta De Ruggiero frequently advises banking clients on debt securities offerings. She also advises on regulatory banking issues. Recently Ruggiero was the lead lawyer advising HSBC Bank Argentina as the placement agent on the issuance of notes worth an aggregate amount of USD202 million.

Clients comment that co-head of department Marcelo Rafael Tavarone "is very good, very senior and really knows his stuff. When we engage him he is totally committed, very flexible and helps us to find the best deals." He has in-depth expertise in a variety of finance deals, particularly corporate and sub-sovereign debt offerings, securitisations and loans to finance projects.