Managing Partner: Horacio E Beccar Varela
Executive Committee: Horacio E Beccar Varela, Tomás Allende, Roberto A Fortunati, Ramón I Moyano, Maximiliano N D’Auro, Manuel Beccar Varela
Number of partners: 31
Number of lawyers: 136
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Founded in 1897, Beccar Varela is a leading full-service law firm in Argentina. With a main office in the city of Buenos Aires and a branch in Buenos Aires province, the firm has advised clients in Argentina and abroad for over 120 years. The team consists of over 160 lawyers specialising in different areas of law, many of whom have studied or worked in the world’s business capitals. Throughout its history, Beccar Varela has forged alliances with international networks and is an active member of World Services Group, Interlex, Club de Abogados, ALAE and INBLF. Beccar Varela is the first full-service law firm in Argentina to have joined the United Nations Global Compact. The firm has a certified German desk, a China desk, a Brazilian desk, a French desk and an Italian desk. In 2017, the firm was named ‘Argentina Law Firm of the Year’ by Chambers Latin America.
Main Areas of Practice:
14 partners; 11 fee earners
The seasoned professionals in this team provide solutions for complex agribusiness company structures from regulatory law to financing.
Key Clients: J.R. Simplot, Foresun Group, Minerva, Asociados Don Mario, PGG Wrightson Seeds, Finlays, Los Grobo Agropecuaria
Contact: Ramón I Moyano
Banking & Capital Markets:
11 partners; 20 fee earners
The firm covers all areas of banking and finance, including local and foreign currency secured and syndicated loan transactions, guarantees, structured finance, leasing and project finance.
Key Clients: Prisma Medios de Pago, Banco Galicia, IFC, Tarjeta Naranja, Citibank, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Banco Itaú, Deutsche Bank
Contacts: Roberto A Fortunati, Javier L Magnasco, Maximiliano N D’Auro, Pablo J Torretta Energy &
7 partners; 5 fee earners
The practice includes an oil and gas department known for providing practical solutions and for negotiating some of the most important agreements of the last years; a power team that has participated in several major privatisations, international bids and renegotiations of concession contracts; and a mining team that has participated in the most important transactions in Argentina.
Key Clients: Canadian Solar, Distrocuyo, Électricité de France, ENAP Sipetrol, Hive Energy, Inter-American Development Bank, INVAP, LITSA, Petrobras, Petróleos Sudamericanos, Pluspetrol, Potasio Rio Colorado, Puma Energy, Southern Copper Corporation, Total EREN, YPF.
Contact: Roberto A Fortunati
International Trade & Customs:
2 partners; 10 fee earners
The department advises on a wide range of transactions covering bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, WTO regulations, anti-dumping investigations, safeguards, subsidies and technical obstacles to trade.
Key Clients: Electrolux, Somany Ceramics, Panimex, Saint Gobain, Otis Yes, Mercedes Benz, Midea, ABB.
Contacts: L Augusto Vechio, Guido H Krolovetzky
Dispute Resolution: Litigation & Arbitration:
9 partners; 22 fee earners
The firm has extensive experience in litigation, representing local and foreign clients either as plaintiffs or defendants. It is also widely recognised in domestic and international arbitration.
Key Clients: Banco Galicia, Cardif Seguros, Chrysler, Citibank, CSAV, GlaxoSmithKline, Telefónica, Unilever.
Contacts: Eduardo J Güemes, Emilio N Vogelius, Martín Gastaldi, Gonzalo García Delatour, Miguel María Silveyra, Rafael M Lobos
16 partners; 34 fee earners
M&A advisory services range from small private acquisitions to listed companies, advising both sellers and purchasers of banks, insurance companies, pension administrators, as well as industrial, commercial and service enterprises.
Key Clients: Prisma Medios de Pago, Banco Galicia, IFC, Deutsche Bank, Grupo Financiero Galicia, Minerva, Foresun Group, Michelin Group.
Contacts: Roberto H Crouzel, Ramón I Moyano, María Shakespear
2 partners; 5 fee earners
The highly respected team has broad expertise in public procurement and in advising clients on bidding processes for important projects, as well as in infrastructure investments, public private partnerships, government contracts, public finance, administrative and judicial review proceedings.
Key Clients: Mercado Libre, Glovo, Plus Mobile, Movy Pay, Lomas del Sol, Belgrano Cargas y Logística, Banco Galicia, Saur International, GlaxoSmithKline
Contacts: Oscar Aguilar Valdez, Juan Antonio Stupenengo
1 partner; 8 fee earners
This leading tax department with renowned expertise in M&A and cross border transactions is involved in the tax angle of almost every major transaction in the local market.
Key Clients: Deutsche Bank, Prisma Medios de Pago, Goldman Sachs, Egger Investments, Grupo Minerva Foods, Raízen Combustíveis, Acrux Partners, Total Eren.
Contact: Santiago L Montezanti
Telecoms, Media, Technology (TMT):
2 partners; 4 fee earners
This department’s structure readily adapts to this highly dynamic sector, providing advice on regulatory matters and on all aspects related to the internet, data protection and e-commerce.
Key Clients: Intelsat, British Telecom, Sprint, Samsung, Vlocity, Facebook, Whatsapp, MediaMonks.
Contacts: Emilio Beccar Varela, Florencia Rosati
Labour & Social Security Law:
1 partner; 11 fee earners
The firm offers comprehensive advice on labor law matters, including contracting types, compensation plans, incentives, recruitment of expatriates, mass dismissals, large-scale trade union conflicts, among others.
Key Clients: Cargill, Samsung, American Airlines, GlaxoSmithKline, The Walt Disney Company, Citibank, Despegar.com, DHL.
Contact: Alvaro J. Galli