Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados

Banking & Finance Department

Argentina
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What the team is known for Dynamic banking and financing practice group with a solid reputation in debt and equity capital markets operations, including local and international offerings, as well as fund work and securitisations. Enjoys a growing involvement in project finance mandates, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Frequently represents both financial institutions and corporate borrowers in a range of lending transactions, such as syndicated loans. KfW IPEX-Bank is a new client addition.

Strengths One client explains: "We have a very small shortlist of firms that we like to work with, and they are one of them." The source continues: "We are put at ease by the level of partner involvement, because they are very hands-on. Of course, they have associates, but I know the partner is the one overseeing the details. This is the reason we like to work with them."

Work highlights Counselled MSU Energy on its issuance of notes, in a deal valued at USD600 million.

Notable practitioners

Federico Salim is singled out by sources for his experience in both public and private debt offerings, particularly in advising on note issuances to finance projects. A client notes that "he understands exactly how the bank operates and how to do business in Argentina. I am very happy with his work."

Up-and-coming individual Juan Pablo Bove garners praise from a client for being "highly motivated" and "a clear and precise communicator." Market commentators also identify Bove as "a very good lawyer" who is active in the banking and finance space.

Julieta De Ruggiero "knows what she is doing," according to a source who adds: "She is well qualified." De Ruggiero is department co-head and is particularly active advising underwriters and issuers on domestic note offerings.

Marcelo Rafael Tavarone is praised by a client who says: "What I like in a lawyer is a business partner, and in his case I get excellent legal advice that is sensitive to commercial considerations. He gets into the shoes of the bank, borrower or issuer and he always keeps in mind the commercial conditions of the transaction and the market."