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Allende & Brea

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Allende & Brea was founded in 1957 and is a leading full-service law firm with specialists in all areas of law, qualified to provide its clients with practical business solutions that are viable, innovative and cost effective.
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Firm profile for Global 2021

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This firm is also ranked in:

Latin America 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2021

About

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Managing Partner: Valeriano Guevara Lynch

Number of partners worldwide: 20

Number of other lawyers worldwide: 102

Languages:  English, French, Portuguese, Spanish


Firm Overview:

Allende & Brea was founded in 1957 and is a leading full-service law firm with specialists in all areas of law, qualified to provide its clients with practical business solutions that are viable, innovative and cost effective. Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust

Banking

Capital Markets

Compliance & Investigations

Corporate

Distribution, Licensing & Franchise

Energy & Natural Resources

Environmental

Health Care

Insurance & Reinsurance

Intellectual Property

International Trade

Labour 

Litigation & Arbitration

Mergers & Acquisitions

Real Estate

Regulatory

Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Tax

Technology

Telecommunications


Antitrust:

Allende & Brea has one of Argentina’s most recognised antitrust practices. The firm advises many clients in a variety of matters in connection with merger controllings, antitrust litigation, joint ventures and distribution agreements.

Banking:

The firm advises financial institutions and companies on matters ranging from commercial or syndicated loans to capital market transactions, reorganisations, collections and debt-toequity conversions.


Compliance & Investigations:

A team of professionals is specialised in the training and application of good corporate practices and ethics in business development. Additionally, the firm also advises its clients, both locally and regionally, regarding general and specific risk factors related to their activity and internal investigations.

Distribution, Licensing & Franchise:

The firm advises domestic and foreign clients in negotiating agency, distribution, franchise and licensing agreements.


Energy & Natural Resources:

The firm has actively participated in the development of the energy and natural resources industry for more than 50 years providing legal advice to clients in the oil, gas, power and mining industries. The firm advises its clients during the whole life span of the project, including its structuring, the obtainment of permits, licenses and financing, the construction, operation and maintenance and eventual transfer of the assets involved.


ESG and Sustainability:

The concern for the care of our environment, the social impact, the governance and the effects of human activities are an essential part of today’s agenda. For some time we have been guiding our clients based on the new challenges and needs that require them to refocus and/or adapt processes, practices and outlooks around friendlier and more responsible ways with the environment, but without neglecting the social aspects and impact investment, that are the cornerstone of development. In this sense, the evolution of the traditional concept of environmental law towards a comprehensive, integrated and all-encompassing approach, has led us to integrate corporate sustainability as a paradigm for our environmental practice, in the conviction that solid assistance will be increasingly required to accompany our clients along this path.

In terms of sustainability, prevention is a priority. We can help our clients address the concerns and manage the environmental, social and governance performance risks that affect their long-term sustainability, combining in-depth knowledge of global policy trends and the myriad of national and international standards. We bring together lawyers who are uniquely qualified to help you with all types of sustainability issues specific to your sector, whether you are an investor, an NGO or a government agency.

Our extensive experience with clients in the extractives and industrial sector includes business and human rights issues, anti-corruption and corporate governance issues, social license to operate, climate change and renewable energy, cutting across many of our practice areas.


Corporate:

Allende & Brea’s general corporate practice group deals with all types of matters, from routine ones to the most complex transactions. The firm’s services include designing corporate structures and tax mechanisms, incorporating companies and representing clients in a broad range of corporate activities.


Health Care:

Allende & Brea advises companies in the industry in their daily matters and in local and cross-border M&A transactions, including joint ventures, divestitures, reorganisations, manufacturing and license and distribution agreements, among others. The firm advises its clients in all regulatory aspects of the industry, including healthcare, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and food, and in their dealings with the Argentine regulatory authorities.

Technology:

Allende & Brea is a pioneer in counselling clients in this field. Services cover all aspects of the industry.


Intellectual Property:

Allende & Brea develops the best strategies, to manage Intellectual Property assets.


Insurance & Reinsurance:

Allende & Brea has been recognised as a leading insurance and reinsurance law firm over the years. The firm represents clients in a variety of matters, such as regulatory, M&A and claims in both judicial and arbitration tribunals.


International Trade:

Allende & Brea is one of the few firms in Argentina that can offer a full range of legal services for matters related to foreign trade.

Labour:

Allende & Brea works to prevent legal disputes by giving preventative advice and, where the dispute has already arisen, the firm works on the defence throughout all the administrative and court stages of the proceedings.


Litigation & Arbitration:

The firm’s litigation attorneys handle a wide range of civil, commercial, administrative and family law cases, in judicial and administrative courts, at both the federal and provincial levels. The firm is experienced in handling complex cases which require managing multiple participants and large volumes of documentation.


Mergers & Acquisitions:

Allende & Brea has a broad-based M&A practice. Transactions of this type often involve complex antitrust, intellectual property, labour, securities, tax and environmental issues. The firm has a multidisciplinary team to ensure that all aspects of the transaction are thoroughly covered.


Real Estate:

The firrm’s services include acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures, financing, investment, structuring, commercial leasing, and purchases, land development and planning, condominium and residential or vacation developments, hotel management.


Regulatory:

Allende & Brea actively participates in a wide range of regulated markets and industries, advising its clients in public procurement, public tenders, negotiating concessions, public works, permits and all types of procedures.


Restructuring & Bankruptcy:

Allende & Brea’s team of experts in bankruptcy, reorganisation and debt restructuring are frequently involved representing both creditors and debtors, in some of the most important reorganisation proceedings in Argentina.


Tax:

Allende & Brea’s tax experts know that their job is to minimise tax liabilities while strictly ensuring compliance with the law. The firm advises clients on the implementation of tax-efficient structures and tax planning.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Latin America 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 1 contributions

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Highlight

Orocobre and Galaxy agree to a proposed A$4B merger of equals

Authors: Florencia Heredia, Agostina L. Martinez, Valentina Surraco Urtubey

Article

The importance of lithium for achieving a low-carbon future

Authors: Florencia Heredia, Agostina L. Martinez, Valentina Surraco Urtubey

Highlight

Bank of China opens a Branch in Argentina

Authors: Jorge I Mayora, Santiago Sturla, Santiago Cassina, Paula Costas, Francisco Samra, Dolores Muñiz

Ranked Departments

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Argentina

Banking & Finance
Band 3
Compliance
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
Band 2
Dispute Resolution
Band 2

Ranked Lawyers

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Argentina

Banking & Finance


Carlos María Melhem
Band 4
Jorge I Mayora
Band 3

Compliance


David Gurfinkel
Band 2

Corporate/M&A


Raúl Fratantoni
Foreign expert
Santiago Sturla
Band 4
Tomas Di Cio
Associates to watch

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Band 2
David GurfinkelCompliance
David GurfinkelDispute Resolution
Band 3
Jorge I MayoraBanking & Finance
Enrique Cristián FoxDispute Resolution
Band 4
Carlos María MelhemBanking & Finance
Santiago SturlaCorporate/M&A
Up and Coming
Associates to watch
Tomas Di CioCorporate/M&A
Foreign expert
Raúl FratantoniCorporate/M&A

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Head Office

Maipú 1300,

11th Floor,

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1006 ACT

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