Managing Partners: Agustin Cerolini, Matias Ferrari and Javier Malamud
Senior Partners: Agustin Cerolini, Matias Ferrari and Javier Malamud
Number of partners: 3 Number of other lawyers: 21
Cerolini & Ferrari is a leading boutique firm that advises public and private corporations, both local and international, on a variety of legal matters. As a consequence of its partner’s experience and market recognition, Cerolini & Ferrari has been positioned by colleagues and clients as a key reference in the argentine legal market.
The firm provides close and personalised services to its clients with sophisticated and efficient tailoredmade solutions from both legal and business standpoints.
The partner’s experience in domestic and international firms and corporations allow the firm to offer services as a top tier international law firm. Cerolini & Ferrari has a team of outstanding professionals with remarkable academic backgrounds, market expertise and proven experience in advising some of the most important companies in the local and international market.
Cerolini & Ferrari regularly represents the interests of the largest and most respected companies and banks in the country across a great number of legal disciplines, including multinational corporations, local and international banks, equity funds and financial institutions, as well as domestic companies and individuals.
Main Areas of Practice:
Litigation & Class Actions:
Cerolini & Ferrari’s experience is focused on complex judicial claims and arbitrations. The team assists dozens of companies from different industries defending their interests in courts and before public authorities. The firm specialises in commercial disputes between companies for breach of contracts, claims for damages, insolvency, corporate actions, administrative proceedings and debt collection. The team has key expertise in consumer and environment class actions, where it assists the most important companies in the country in claims involving large sums of money.
Capital Markets, Banking & Fintechs:
The firm has broad experience in the implementation of financial and capital markets transactions. In this sense, it has successfully advised in bilateral and syndicated loans, import/export financings, public and private trusts for different purposes (securitisation, guarantee, administration, etc.), issuance of secured notes, financing to the public sector (national, provincial and municipal), mutual funds, derivatives, project finance, infrastructure financing, and transfers of assets, among other operations. In addition, the firm actively participates advising banks, capital market agents and fintechs regarding the regulatory framework applicable to these institutions.
Cerolini & Ferrari advises its clients in their daily activities regarding commercial contracts, insurance, regulatory matters, commercial strategies, investments, commercial networks, among others. In addition, the firm has broad experience in giving comprehensive advice on real estate transactions, local and foreign investments, trusts, business association contracts, among others. Likewise, assists local and international clients in corporate matters, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, corporate conflicts, incorporations and corporate registers, reorganisations and representation of public and private companies.
The team includes professionals with outstanding experience in the daily advice of companies and handles their defense in individual and collective cases related to consumer law. The practice covers issues such as advertising campaigns, e-commerce, consumer contracts, mass products and services, among others. In particular, the firm assists its clients in markets such as banking, capital markets, retail, fintech, laboratories, among others. It has participated in the defense of hundreds of consumer class actions and has intervened in a large number of individual and collective negotiations and agreements. In addition, the firm has daily dealings with consumer defense regulators across the country regarding administrative claims. Likewise, it performs risk and contingency analysis for clients (preventive legal audits).
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Cerolini & Ferrari’s lawyers are highly skilled in assisting clients in the acquisition or sale of companies. The team has experience in transactions that involve companies with open or closed capital, both local or foreign. The firm analyses the transaction in a coordinated manner and adding value to its clients with the aim to find the structure that best fits the operation.
The firm advises local and multinational companies in order to carry out an exhaustive regulatory compliance of the applicable legal system, as well as to develop, implement and maintain the compliance programs established by each of said companies. Cerolini & Ferrari’s professionals have experience in the analysis of good practices standards, codes of ethics and regulatory matters that impact on different industries (eg. anti-laundering and anticorruption policies, consumer law, banking and capital market regulations, personal data protection, and policies of regulatory compliance and corporate ethics, among others). Likewise, the practice also includes estimates of risks and contingencies, anticorruption due diligences of third-party suppliers and training of internal officers.
Cerolini & Ferrari provides high added-value service both in contentious tax matters, as in tax advice and planning. The firm has broad experience in tax litigation at national, provincial and municipal levels, applying groundbreaking procedural strategies and analysing on a case-by-case basis the conditions and needs of each of its clients. The team participates in the assembly and improvement of tax schemes, at national and international levels, that allow concrete savings, maximising the profitability of its clients’ companies.
Cerolini & Ferrari represents foreign clients in different matters involving corporate, capital markets and litigation issues. Many of its professionals have previously worked for foreign law firms in the US and had active participation in deals in China and Brazil.
Chinese, English, Portuguese, Spanish.
Cerolini & Ferrari represents and advises both domestic and international clients in a wide range of industries. In particular, the firm regularly advises financial institutions including commercial and investment banks, financial companies, money exchange houses, equity funds and credit card companies. The firm also advises companies in the energy, retail, chemical, telecomunications and manufacturing industries.