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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

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Chairman: Santiago Carregal
Managing Partner: Javier E. Patrón
Number of partners:
Number of lawyers: 234
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1923, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal is the largest law firm in Argentina. A market leader at both local and Latin American levels, the firm has been providing sophisticated, high quality advice to international and local clients for 95 years. The firm comprises over 300 lawyers and has wide experience of international business issues and the complexities of cross-border transactions.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

14 partners, 2 of counsel and 40 fee-earners
The firm advises on secured and unsecured credit facilities, sovereign and sub-sovereign credit: trade finance, leasing transactions, vendor and leveraged lease financings, structured finance, project finance, government guaranteed securities, buyouts, acquisition finance, bank and commercial debtor restructurings, real estate financing, and bank regulatory matters.
Contact: Santiago Carregal Email: [email protected]
Contact: Gabriel Matarasso Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
14 partners, 2 of counsel and 40 fee-earners
The firm handles structured receivable financing, money market preferred stock issues, asset purchase and sale programmes, and commercial programmes. It also advises on debt and equity securities offerings, securitisations, derivatives; synthetic products, risk reduction techniques and hedging agreements, debt and equity transactions, financial trusts, open and closed end mutual funds, and capital markets regulations.
Contact: Santiago Carregal Email: [email protected]
Contact: Gabriel Matarasso Email: [email protected]

Commercial & Competition:
3 partners, 2 of counsel and 8 associates
The firm advises on international trade law, commercial agreements (including distribution and supply agreements), sale, purchase and leasing agreements, antitrust and unfair competition issues, and product liability and consumer-related matters.
Contact: Miguel del Pino Email: [email protected]

Corporate, Foreign Investments, M&A:
23 partners and more than 80 fee-earners
The firm handles both inbound and outbound investment, including private equity transactions. It advises on M&A, due diligence audits, planning and structuring of joint ventures, shareholder agreements, restructurings, and spin-offs. Contact: Pablo Artagaveytia Email: [email protected]
Contact: Pablo García Morillo Email: [email protected]
Contact: Diego Krischcautzky Email: [email protected]

5 partners and 34 fee-earners The firm handles restructuring, collective bargaining and government/union negotiations. It also specialises in employee stock options and benefit plans, as well as litigation and arbitration.
Contact: Javier E Patrón Email: [email protected]
Contact: Enrique M Stile Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
6 partners and 14 fee-earners
The firm advises on development and financing of projects, the acquisition of mining companies and all mining-related matters including exploration permits and title rights; the exploration, production, transportation, distribution, trading and marketing of hydrocarbons. It also handles local and international contracts, environmental and regulatory issues and the development and operation of national and cross-border pipelines, gas treatment facilities, power plants and other power projects.
Contact: Francisco A Macías Email: [email protected]
Contact: Luis E Lucero Email: [email protected]

1 partner and 9 fee-earners
The team handles litigation, administrative and regulatory matters and contractual issues. It assists with environmental audits and assessments and the evaluation of environmental liabilities and remediation programmes. It also participates in M&A and real estate transactions.
Contact: Francisco A Macías Email: [email protected]

Insurance & Reinsurance:
3 partners, 2 of counsel and 10 fee-earners
The firm handles the incorporation and acquisition of local insurers, drafting and adaptation of insurance plans and policies to Argentine law, and the registration of foreign reinsurers and reinsurance brokers. It also advises brokers on litigation and ADR.
Contact: Pablo S Cereijido Email: [email protected]
Contact: Elias F. Bestani Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
8 partners, 2 of counsel and 35 fee-earners
The firm handles IP protection and management, transfer of technology and licence agreements, and international franchising agreements and licensing and registration of software. It also advises on the protection of patents, utility models and ornamental design rights, general trademark matters and worldwide trademark protection.
Contact: Iris V Quadrio Email: [email protected]
Contact: Martin Bensadon Email: [email protected]
Contact: Gustavo P. Giay Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
11 partners, 4 of counsel and 64 fee-earners
The firm handles civil and commercial litigation, administrative proceedings and ADR, enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in Argentina, and advises on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, including recovery of debts. Members of the firm participate in international arbitrations as arbitrators, counsel or expert witnesses.
Contact: Ricardo A Ostrower Email: [email protected]

Public/Administrative Law:
3 partners and 13 fee-earners
The firm advises on all administrative law and regulatory matters, including administrative litigation.
Contact: Héctor A Mairal Email: [email protected]
Contact: María Lorena Schiariti Email: [email protected]
Contact: Enrique Veramendi Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
7 partners and 6 fee-earners
The firm handles sale, purchase and leasing agreements, structuring, financing and development.
Contact: Hernán Slemenson Email: [email protected]
Contact: Santiago Carregal Email: [email protected]

Tax & Customs:
6 partners and 34 fee-earners
The firm advises on tax efficient structures for domestic and international transactions, strategic tax planning and innovative tax-driven products. It represents clients before the Argentine tax authorities and courts in customs cases and dumping claims.
Contact: Gabriel Gotlib Email: [email protected]
Contact: Walter Keiniger Email: [email protected]
Contact: María Inés Brandt Email: [email protected]

Telecommunications & Broadcasting:
3 partners and 9 fee-earners The firm handles regulatory and corporate matters, M&A and financing.
Contact: Daniel Di Paola Email: [email protected]
Contact: Javier Etcheverry Bonero Email: [email protected]
Contact: Gustavo P Giay Email: [email protected]