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Managing Partners: Pablo Roberts, Esteban Dominguez, Hernán Carassai
Number of partners: 4
Number of other lawyers: 21 professionals

Hernán Carassai
Private Client: Pablo Roberts, Esteban Dominguez
Corporate - Tax: Pablo Roberts, Esteban Dominguez
Additional Services: Rodrigo Paredes Bluma

Firm Overview:
McEwan | Roberts | Dominguez | Carassai offers comprehensive professional services combining the expertise of both lawyers and accountants. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the firm’s ability to provide legal, tax and accounting advice within an integrated proposal, makes the firm a unique choice for all of its clients and the rest of the business community. The firm is actively present in each stage of the deal, supporting and teaming-up with clients — offering sophisticated, high-end services — and adding value in a variety of corporate and capital markets transactions. The firm is also well known for its extensive tax practice with a solid reputation and experience in the corporate and family planning field.

Main Areas of Practice:
Merger & Acquisitions:

The M&A team represents the interests of both buyers and sellers in a vast variety of transactions, including subscription agreements, stock purchase and transfer of on-going concern transactions. The team has a multidisciplinary approach which puts McEwan in a unique position when providing due diligence and tax planning services. The team also assists clients with obtaining regulatory approvals from all governmental entities. Industries involved in the firm’s recent M&A deals include financial services, publishing, health, insurance, media, oil and gas and food services.

Capital Markets & Finance:
The capital markets team is formed by lawyers with more than 20 years in this field with fluent relationships with regulators, markets and depositaries. The firm advises issuers in all kind of capital market products and transactions, including negotiable obligations (bonds) placed locally and/or in foreign markets, securitisation (asset back securities), initial public offerings, public acquisition offerings (OPA) and de-listing operations. The firm also provides legal assistance to independent directors performing as members of Auditor Committees in public companies. In the finance arena, it is accurate to notice that members of this team have a solid track record in structure financing operations and syndicated loan agreements, representing lenders (mostly banking institutions and multilateral entities) and borrowers.

Public Private Partnership:
The firm has advised sponsors in the analysis of the bidding documents and the preparation of the offer in the context of PPP projects launched by the National Government. Members of the team have a great deal of experience when it comes to the discussion of the legal architecture of the financing of PPP projects.

The firm has a strong team comprising lawyers and auditors who strive to provide professional assistance to its corporate clients so that they can fit in the provisions and benefits set by the Criminal Corporations Regime.

The dynamic corporate team is responsible for the setting up, maintenance and winding up of any kind of companies and the handling of all types of registrations before the Inspection of Justice and other provincial authorities. The corporate team has extensive experience in the field of tax-free corporate reorganisations and also the relocation of companies to another jurisdiction. The firm advises clients in the negotiation of shareholders agreements and dispute resolutions involving stock and other participations.

Corporate Governance/Compliance:
McEwan has increased its visibility as a trustworthy provider when it comes to services to be rendered to members of Audit Committees of public listed companies as well as an updated lead fluent advisor in everything that is related to good practices of corporate governance to both public and private corporations.

Real Estate:
The firm has a solid reputation in this business area, having advised construction companies and developers in the acquisition, sale and development of real estate ventures, real estate trusts, zoning and planning of real estate projects.

Corporate Tax:
The firm provides tax consulting services to companies in a wide variety of sectors. Services include, inter alia, local & international tax planning, doubletax treaties, local & international investment structures, asset protection strategies and tax compliance.

Tax Litigation:
The firm has a consolidated team of trial lawyers, with extensive experience in litigation against tax authorities at the 3 levels (national, provincial and municipal). Likewise, the Firm represents clients in administrative cases before the tax authorities and in appeals before the National Tax Court and the Arbitration Commission of the Multilateral Agreement. Services include, among others, defense in administrative proceedings, legal representation in administrative litigation, legal representation in judicial litigation and assistance with criminal proceedings.

Private Client: The firm is well known for its experience in designing tax and estate planning structures for UHNW and HNW individuals, families, businesses and investments, tailored to meet the particular needs of each of its customers. Many of the country’s most important family offices are among the clients of the Firm, which renew their trust year after year. Services include, inter alia, family wealth preservation, taxefficient investment structures, specific asset protection planning, international holding structures, tax compliance and expatriates.

Other Services:
The accounting team provides audit and accounting services.

Languages: Spanish, English.

Sectors & Industries Served:
Private wealth, family offices, banking, financial and capital markets, infrastructure and construction, real estate, media, media placement, multilateral, transportation, information technology, gaming, agriculture production, food industry, property and casualty insurance and health.

The following are just some of the firm’s clients: Bonafide (Grupo Carozzi), BCP Securities, Edding, Nike Argentina, Scania, Telfónica, S.A., Southern Cross, Grupo Roggio, Puerto Asis Argentina, Hipódromo Argentino, Swiss Medical Group, Grimoldi, Megatlón, Grupo Intralot, Cafe Martinez, Novo Concepto S.A., Boldt S.A., B-Gaming S.A, Amanda, Consorcio Puerto Quequén, Flecha Bus, Loma Negra (Intercement), Banco Columbia, Banco Saenz (Grupo Frávega)