Firm profile for Global 2021
This firm is also ranked in:Latin America 2022
This content is provided by Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno.
Number of partners: 31
Number of lawyers: 72
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno is a full-service business law firm that takes pride in its ability to provide value-added services tailored to its clients’ specific needs and in its record of building solid client relationships through a businessoriented approach and an efficient use of resources.
The firm combines the expertise and business knowledge of their senior members with the talent of younger professionals with degrees from most reputable law schools in Argentina, the United States and Europe. The principal members of the firm have either led or had a key participation in several of the most sophisticated corporate transactions in Argentina and some of them have played a leading role in significant cross-border transactions or projects.
The firm has lawyers based in Chile, Uruguay and Italy, and a broad network of correspondents.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition:
The firm advises clients on the impact of competition laws on mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and crossborder), joint ventures, minority holdings, commercial arrangements and operations under market dominance.
Banking & Finance:
The firm advises financial institutions and corporate clients on a wide array of banking and finance matters and regularly acts as international lead counsel in connection with large syndicated loan agreements for cross-border transactions. It also represents international players and middle-size companies in structuring and implementing public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, exchange offers and “going private” transactions. The team also handles derivatives, structured finance and securitisation transactions.
Compliance & Crisis Management:
The firm develops measures and procedures to prevent, detect and combat fraud, ethical misconduct, corruption, money laundering and other violations of laws and regulations governing corporate activity. In addition, their professionals provide compliance due diligence and assist clients in internal and external corporate investigations.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm offers comprehensive advice on corporate law matters, including the organization, capitalization, operation, dissolution and liquidation of business entities and other investment vehicles; conduct of shareholders, board and board committee meetings; registration and reporting requirements; shareholder arrangements; and directors, officers and statutory auditors’ duties and liabilities. They also provide expert advice on the restructuring and reorganisation of businesses. In addition, they have extensive experience in structuring and negotiating domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial contracts, and they give advice on corporate governance requirements and best practices.
Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm provides provide advice on all aspects of the energy and natural resources sectors, from regulatory and contractual issues to financing and acquisitions. Its lawyers in the E&NR practice area combine experience in the development, construction, and financing of projects with an active involvement in M&A of energy and mining companies. It also handles litigation and arbitration proceedings related to energy and natural resources.
Family Businesses & Private Clients:
The firm assists clients on the planning, negotiation, drafting and implementation of family arrangements and provides ongoing corporate and tax advice on the organisation, reorganisation and internationalisation of family businesses, trusts and foundations.
Insolvency & Restructuring:
The firm provides legal advice in complex insolvency cases and corporate restructuring proceedings, working closely with specialists in related practice areas.
The firm provides expert advice to clients on registration, protection and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, software, entertainment content and technology. It is best known for handling sophisticated and complex matters, including cross-border licensing, transactional services, and coordination of complex multijurisdictional litigation.
Labour & Social Security:
The firm regularly advises local and foreign clients on domestic, international and transnational employment and social security issues, including collective bargaining, conflict management, general labour advice, international assignment of employees, employment advice on M&A transactions, occupational health and safety litigation.
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s professionals are experts in dispute resolution and act as legal counsel in lawsuits in all the main areas of law, whether conducted before the courts or in institutional or ad hoc arbitration proceedings before the principal domestic and international arbitration courts . They are also very active in conflict prevention and conflict management.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm is a leading player in M&A transactions, from small, private acquisitions to large cross-border public deals involving multiple jurisdictions. It represents buyers, sellers, and advisers in planning, negotiating, and executing mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, buy-outs, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and other domestic and cross-border transactions in Argentina and overseas.
Privacy & Data Protection:
The firm assists clients in complying with laws and regulations established to protect customer and employee privacy information, helping them to minimise compliance costs.
Public Law & Business Regulation:
The firm has comprehensive expertise on a broad range of public law and public policy matters. Its team assists clients in a wide variety of regulated industries and in the energy and infrastructure sectors. They also represent clients in public bids and government contract negotiations and have advised in nationalisation processes and regulatory disputes.
The firm assists clients on the structuring and implementation of transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of real estate and property portfolios, leasing, and sale-leaseback transactions.
The firm’s tax practice works with Argentine and international clients to address a full range of strategic tax planning issues, working in concert with the firm’s other practice areas to provide comprehensive advice and guidance. Its tax professionals advise foreign clients on formation and operation of their Argentine business, while also counselling Argentine clients on the complex tax aspects of their domestic and foreign operations. They also represent clients in tax controversies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.
This firm is also ranked in:Latin America 2022
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