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Barreiro, Oliva, De Luca, Jaca & Nicastro

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Senior Partners: Ricardo Barreiro-Deymonnaz, Gonzalo Oliva-Beltrán, Juan Pablo De Luca, Nicolás Jaca- Otaño, Pablo Nicastro
Number of Partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 11

Firm Overview:
BARREIRO. OLIVA. DE LUCA. JACA. NICASTRO is a dynamic and innovative law firm based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The law firm was formed in 2018 by its five partners who since then have built a highly qualified team, trained both in Argentina and abroad, focused on making business easier for clients. Through its deep knowledge of the Argentine market, the firm provides seamless representations to both local and international clients within all business areas, and with a strategic focus on corporate and venture capital, technology, dispute resolution, construction and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, and labour and employment.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate & Venture Capital:
The corporate and venture capital practice represents clients in all aspects of corporate and financing projects. With a focus on the transaction, the team uses the law as its tool to find creative solutions and to actively contribute to the client’s success. The team regularly advises clients on local and cross border projects in corporate law, corporate governance, commercial contracts, foreign investments, international transactions, spin-offs, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, sales of shares and companies, restructuring and business reorganizations, trusts, guarantees, financial assistance agreements, and winding-up of companies.

The firm’s technology practice represents tech clients in all their legal business matters. By continuously following the advancement on the tech market, the team provides cutting-edge advice to both start-ups and well-established companies. The team frequently advises clients on legal matters related to e-commerce, fintech, seed funding and development capital, investments in private capital, development contracts, joint ventures, corporate, finance and personal data protection.

Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s dispute resolution practice combines agility, creativity, and sound-planning in solving the clients’ disputes. Through effective and innovative strategies, the team delivers fast solutions and avoid extensive conflicts. With a comprehensive view of the client’s business, its experienced team advises on complex negotiations, dispute resolution clauses, precautionary judicial measures, judicial proceedings, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes and techniques. The team represents domestic and international clients in all areas of litigation and arbitration with vast experience in contracts, technology, construction, energy, oil and gas, and debt restructuring matters.

Construction & Infrastructure:
The firm’s construction and infrastructure practice represents clients in all industry related projects, including business developments and foreign investments in Argentina. With a combination of extensive experience and active participation in local and international construction networks, the team frequently provides quality advice to clients on engineering- and industrial projects, public private partnerships, development and planning, financing through real estate funds and private capital, commercial leases, and dispute resolution.

Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm’s energy and natural resources practice represents clients in all industry related projects, including business developments and foreign investments. The team has advised clients on some of the most important energy- and natural resource projects in Argentina. With its in-depth knowledge and personal engagement, the team frequently provides advice on exploration- and mining projects, generation, production and commercialisation of energy, renewable energy projects, gas and oil, public private partnerships, and on both private and public markets.

Labour & Employment:
The firm’s labour and employment practice represents clients in all labour, employment, and union relations aspects. Through its personal commitment and deep knowledge of the Argentine labour market, the team delivers effective solutions and preventive measures allowing for the client to focus on the business. The team’s clients include big corporations as well as smaller and midsize clients, and many of them continuously return for advice on labour due diligence, reorganizations of companies, labour policy, risk analysis, evaluation and mitigation of contingencies, design of strategies and solutions in human resources that also have a positive impact on business productivity, cross-border transfer of employees, and dispute resolution and prevention.

International Work:
The firm regularly represents international clients doing business in Argentina and local clients doing business abroad. Apart from a deep knowledge of the Argentinian market, the firm’s partners and lawyers have vast international experience from different jurisdictions, including the US, England, Spain, and Sweden. In addition to the firm’s in-house knowledge, the firm is active in several international legal organizations such as USLAW Network (US, Canada and Latin America), the Law Firm Network (global), Yingke (China), AEA (Europe) and Construlegal (LATAM).

Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish.

The firm advises both large, well-established companies and smaller or mid-sized companies (including start-ups) in all industry sectors but with a particular expertise in energy, oil and gas, construction, technology, fintech, IT-services, software, automotive, agriculture, retail, finance, transportation, e-commerce payment facilitators, ed-tech, financial data, insurance services, and gaming.


Corporate & Venture Capital: Nicolás Jaca- Otaño, Gonzalo Oliva-Beltrán

Corporate & Technology: Gonzalo Oliva-Beltrán

Dispute Resolution: Juan Pablo De Luca

Construction & Infrastructure: Ricardo Barreiro- Deymonnaz

Energy & Natural Resources: Ricardo Barreiro- Deymonnaz

Labour & Employment: Pablo Nicastro

Barreiro, Oliva, De Luca, Jaca & Nicastro rankings

Latin America Guide 2023
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Labour & Employment
1 Ranked Lawyer
Pablo Nicastro
Band 4
TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)
Band 3
Gonzalo Oliva
Band 3