Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno
Number of partners: 31
Number of other professionals: 72
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
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 business-oriented approach and an efficient use of resources.
The firm combines the expertise and business knowledge of its 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 have 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.
Main Areas of Practice
Antitrust & Competition:
The firm advises clients on the impact of competition laws on mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), 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 has acted as international lead counsel in connection with large syndicated loan agreements for cross-border transactions. It has also represented international players and medium-sized 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 provides comprehensive advice to audit committees, board of directors and compliance officers to help them anticipate, manage and resolve corporate crisis scenarios, including both pre-incident advice in preparation for a crisis and post incident advice, including on investigations, interaction with government authorities, disclosure issues, relationship management with stakeholders, auditors, customers and suppliers, design and implementation of appropriate remedies and investor litigation management.
The firm offers comprehensive advice on corporate law matters, including the organisation, capitalisation, 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. The firm also provides expert advice on the restructuring and reorganisation of businesses. In addition, it has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial contracts, and gives advice on corporate governance requirements and best practices.
Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm provides advice on all aspects of the energy and natural resources sectors, from regulatory and contractual issues to financing and acquisitions. Lawyers in the E&NR practice area combine experience in the development, construction and financing of projects with an active involvement in mergers and acquisitions of energy and mining companies. They also handle 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 the 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 multi-jurisdictional 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 the main areas of law, whether conducted before the courts or in institutional or ad hoc arbitration proceedings before the main domestic and international courts of arbitration. 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 the privacy of customer and employee 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. It also represents clients in public bids and government contract negotiations and has 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 the formation and operation of their Argentine businesses, while also counselling Argentine clients on the complex tax aspects of their domestic and foreign operations. The firm also represents clients in tax controversies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.