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Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Stellar real estate practice with a robust bench of highly specialised practitioners. Frequently assists major real estate developers and key financiers with a range of matters, such as project development, acquisitions and lease agreements, as well as financial structures involving trusts and securitisations. Experienced dealing with large-scale real estate projects, including commercial and mixed-use developments such as shopping centres and hotels, as well as residential housing developments.

Strengths

An interviewee lauds: "They are number one in the market in real estate -  they have no competition," adding that "they stand out for their top-tier regulatory knowledge, as well as at the negotiating table."

A client reports: "I like that they always respond immediately and in full, demonstrating a high level of knowledge in the matters at hand," praising their expertise in real estate law.

Work highlights

Advised IRSA on an agreement with Coto Centro Integral de Comercialización regarding the transfer of land and construction rights, in a transaction valued in excess of USD10 million.

Notable practitioners

Prestigious partner and department co-head Fernando Aguinaga receives widespread recognition from market sources. A client describes him as "the ideal lawyer, able to simplify complicated solutions," adding that "he is the most knowledgeable real estate lawyer in Argentina; peers respect him and value his contributions." Aguinaga regularly handles a wide range of complex real estate mandates, including advising on large-scale project development.

Associate-to-watch Inés Poffo is recommended for her hard-working approach, technical knowledge and availability. She regularly assists with acquisitions of large properties and developments. A client endorses her "ability to handle critical situations calmly."

Co-head of department Juan Manuel Quintana "has good exposure to transactional issues," according to a market commentator. He is experienced advising on real estate matters relating to agribusiness, as well as on financing for commercial ventures, such as large shopping centres. A source remarks that his work in this arena continues to stand out.

Founding partner Saúl Zang continues to be recognised as a point of reference in this practice area by market commentators, one of whom remarks that "his place in the rankings as Senior Statesperson is a well-deserved homage."

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Overview

Real Estate: The firm has a unique expertise in the real estate market, with 40 years’ experience advising developers and investors in projects that profoundly changed the way real estate transactions are carried out in Argentina. The firm advises clients in all sub sectors: commercial developments, mix used developments, shopping centres, retail and shopping arcades, hotels, residential developments and special housing developments (including country clubs and gated communities). The firm is also very active in the agricultural sector, advising domestic and international clients in all aspects of the business.

Members

Aguinaga, Fernando (Head of Department)

Quintana, Juan Manuel (Head of Department)

Poffo, Inés

Zang, Saúl

Real Estate Department

Zang, Bergel y Viñes Abogados

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Department location

Calle Florida 537

18th Floor

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1005AAK

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Fernando Aguinaga
Band 1
Inés Poffo
Associates to watch
Juan Manuel Quintana
Band 2
Saúl Zang
Senior Statespeople