Managing Partner: Valeriano Guevara Lynch
Number of partners worldwide: 18
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 80
Allende & Brea was founded in 1957 and has become a leading full-service law firm with specialists in all branches of law, qualified to provide its clients with practical business solutions that are viable, innovative and always cost effective.
Main Areas of Practice:
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.
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 control filings, antitrust litigation , joint ventures and distribution agreements.
Banking & Financial Transactions:
The firm advises financial institutions on matters ranging from commercial or syndicated loans to capital market transactions, reorganisations, collections and debt-to-equity conversions, among others.
Bankruptcy, Reorganisation & Debt Restructuring:
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.
A team of professionals is specialised in the training and application of good corporate practices and ethics. The firm also advises its clients, both locally and regionally, in investigations and anticorruption litigation.
Distribution, Licensing & Franchise Agreements:
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.
The firm advises a broad range of companies in different industries in their compliance with Argentine environmental regulations. The firm also assists companies in conducting environmental audits and due diligence reviews and represents clients in various environmental related claims.
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.
Allende & Brea is a pioneer in counseling clients in this field. Services cover all aspects of the industry.
To handle this fast-developing business, Allende & Brea has set up an intellectual property department, which focuses exclusively on this area. Its task is to develop the best strategies, implementing them to protect and manage these intangible yet highly valuable 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 insurance and reinsurance related matters, such as regulatory, M&A and claims issues in both judicial and arbitration tribunals.
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 Law & Social Security:
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 acquisition and divestiture expertise, which includes regulated industries. Transactions of this type often involve complex antitrust, intellectual property, labour, securities, tax and environmental issues. Whenever appropriate, a multidisciplinary team is assembled to ensure that all aspects of the transaction are thoroughly covered.
The firm’s services include acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures, financing, investment, structuring, commercial leasing, and purchases, land development and planning, condominium and residential/vacation developments, hotel management.
Tax & Customs:
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.
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish.