Alfaro-Abogados has been founded for the purposes of providing innovative legal solutions to the increasingly complicated transactions of today’s global economy: cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions competition and antitrust, project finance, structured global finance, securitisation of assets and receivables from different jurisdictions, financial leasing, corporate reorganisation affecting subsidiaries in other countries, concessions, regulatory compliance, international construction projects, turn key projects, distribution agreements, tax planning and establishing strategic alliances, among other international transactions. Alfaro-Abogados has been recognised by its clients for its knowledge, experience and commitment. These characteristics which are part of Alfaro-Abogados pillars are key to successfully complete its client’s transactions. Alfaro-Abogados members are trained and accustomed to negotiate on behalf of their clients. Their capacity to understand the different cultural, working and business patterns of the parties involved in an international transaction is one of their main assets, a key feature in the efficient and expedient implementation of the client’s objectives.
Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Foreign Investments, Concessions, Licenses:
Alfaro-Abogados members have advised and represented multinational corporations in international private transactions as well as in the negotiation of major public projects with Government Agencies. Alfaro-Abogados assists its clients in designing the best strategy when negotiating deals, engineering the most convenient legal structure and implementing the transaction in an expedient and efficient manner.
Private Equity Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions & Antitrust:
The firm has represented the most active local private equity fund doing business in Argentina and has been involved in numerous acquisitions on behalf of foreign private equity investment funds. It is recognised as a premier law firm in this field. It has advised strategic investors in major acquisitions. It boasts expertise in antitrust filings and compliance.
Banking & Corporate, Trade, Aircraft & Project Finance:
The firm has accumulated vast expertise in banking and finance, participating in structuring the financing of infrastructure national and cross-border projects, export finance, and specialised in aircraft financing and leasing, in addition to traditional corporate financing. It advises banks on regulatory issues and international loan facilities.
Energy, Oil & Gas & Mining:
The firm has advised foreign and local companies in concessions and regulatory matters for the exploration and production, including environmental issues. It provides advice on transportation, distribution, trading and marketing of hydrocarbons and minerals. Tax benefits, acquisition of rights and import of exploration equipments. It has participated in national and cross-border pipelines and power plants projects.
Corporate Governance, Transparency, Compliance:
The firm provides legal risk analysis advice on political legal changes and crippling regulations that could affect the business of foreign company operating in Argentina. It advises on compliance with local and international laws and international regulations, foreign corrupt practices and on corporate manuals.
International Trade, Distribution, Agency & Commercial Agreements:
Alfaro-Abogados advises local and foreign companies on international trade, commercial agreements, distribution, agency and sales agreements in Argentina, Spain or the USA.Protection of vested interests in case of termination. Structure of commercial networks limiting liabilities and securing control.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
Advice in the registration process of foreign companies in Argentina, and corporate and insurance activities. The firm’s lawyers have advised the Argentine government in the de-regularisation of the Argentine Reinsurance National Institute and companies like New York Life, Metropolitan Life, and Penn Life in the past.
Employment, Expatriates & Transfer of Personnel:
The firm advises on foreign expatriate’s compensation and social security issues, visa and working permits. It participates in collective bargaining negotiations and agreements, and labour litigation. Protection of Intellectual Property Rights: Licensing, registration and judicial protection.
Tax, Customs & Competition:
The firm provides advice in tax planning for local and international transactions. It has an active practice representing clients with cases at the Argentine Customs authorities and Dumping agency.
The firm has and is advising foreign companies as to the deregulation of the industry as major changes have been introduced to allow more competition. Issues of constitutionality have been raised against legislation. Opportunities have appeared in the market for new comers.
Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation:
Neutral and party arbitrator and mediators before local and international institutions. Alternative dispute resolution practice.
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