Managing Partner: Baruki Gonzalez
Senior Partners: Saturnino Funes, Baruki González, Javier Errecondo
Number of partners: 6 Number of other lawyers: 20
New York: 1330 Avenue of the Americas
Banking & Finance: Javier Errecondo, Baruki Gonzalez
M&A: Saturnino Funes
EGFA Abogados (recently changed its name from Errecondo, González & Funes) is one of the leading business law firms in Argentina as shown by the impressive record of landmark transactions it has handled since its inception in 2004. The firm is an international-standard law firm providing highquality legal services to a diverse base of domestic and international clients that includes corporates, financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has a preeminent practice in banking and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, debt restructuring, regulated companies and corporate matters.
The firm also handles sensitive regulatory and litigation matters and counsel board of directors and senior management in critical situations. The team of lawyers is the greatest asset of the firm. They are a cohesive group committed to excellence in the practice of law.
The firm consistently strive to provide first-class advice and execution on the most complex transactions and it has a reputation for developing ground breaking products and innovative legal structures or solutions. The firm focuses on those matters that require the attention, experience and sophistication of its partners and senior associates and therefore carefully selects and limits the number and type of matters they undertake. The activities of the firm extend beyond Argentina.
It has represented Argentine and non-Argentine clients in acquisitions and divestures of non- Argentine companies as well as foreign clients in international financial transactions.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance: 50%
Banking & Finance:
The firm regularly represents international banks as lenders and underwriters in debt and equity transactions and also domestic financial institutions in local financings and capital markets transactions. The firm also represents borrowers and issuers, most notably banks, telcos and utilities. It also represented the Republic of Argentina in its final settlement with holdout creditors and its US$16,5 billion debt offering that meant the return of Argentina to the international capital markets.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm is regularly involved into all aspects of corporate acquisitions and divestitures, in particular in the banking, telecommunications, utilities and oil industries, advising in the most efficient structures for each kind of transaction and also conducting due diligence and preparing and negotiating documentation and obtaining regulatory and antitrust approvals.
Have recently been involved in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Telecom Argentina and its merger with Cablevision.
French, English, Spanish
Representative clients include, among others:
Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, International Finance Corporation, HSBC, UBS, Banco Itau, BBVA Banco Francés, Banco Santander Río, Banco Macro S.A, Banco Hipotecario S.A, BACS, Banco de Servicios y Transacciones S.A., Banco Supervielle, Banco Comafi, Toyota Compañía Financiera S.A., Grupo Puente International Fund Management Companies: Fintech Advisory, Ashmore Investments, Marathon Funds, Oaktree Capital, Vinci Partners
Other International Clients:
The CIT Group, Mercedes Benz, PDG Realty, PPG Industries; The Emerging Markets Traders Association (EMTA)
Bunge S.A., Pegasus Capital, Telecom Argentina, Grupo Disvol, Mercado Abierto Electrónico, IPlan, Farmacity, Freddo, Edelap, Empresa Distribuidora de Electricidad Salta; Transener, Camuzzi Gas Pampeana, Columbus MB, The Roberts Ingrey Group, Magna Capital