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Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen

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Number of partners worldwide: 31
Number of other fee-earners worldwide: 158

Firm Overview:
PAGBAM is one of the largest and most dynamic full service law firms in Argentina. With over 180 members, it has a track record for providing the highest quality legal advice to demanding clients in their transactions and cases, many of which made news in Argentina.
PAGBAM’s clients include multinational corporations, local and international banks and financial institutions, as well as domestic companies and individuals in a wide range of industries and sectors. PAGBAM also helps the public sector, multilateral institutions and NGOs in developing and improving legislation.
PAGBAM consistently ranks among the top tier law firms in Argentina and Latin America, both by practice area and in general, according to recognised legal publications. PAGBAM is committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable for its clients.

Main Areas of Practice:

Mergers & Acquisitions:

PAGBAM is well-known for its experience in sophisticated, complex and innovative M&A in a wide variety of industries where its clients need the highest-quality skills and expertise in large and difficult negotiations. PAGBAM represents purchasers, sellers, entrepreneurs, managers and investment funds in transactions involving both public and private companies, including equity and asset acquisitions, mergers, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, divestitures, recapitalisations, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Banking & Finance:
PAGBAM advises leading domestic and international banks and international financial institutions on a wide variety of financings, involving multiple types of facilities, currencies, collateral and jurisdictions as well as on banking, foreign exchange and securities regulatory matters. PAGBAM has an unparalleled expertise in project finance, real estate finance and all aspects of corporate and trade finance.

Private Equity & Venture Capital:
PAGBAM advises on the full range of private equity and venture capital investment-related activities providing advice on all aspects of investments, from tax-efficient structuring and financing to the implementation of innovative exit strategies. 

Capital Markets & Securitisation:
PAGBAM assists clients on all types of equity, debt and convertible debt offerings in the domestic and international capital markets, including structured notes, mortgage-backed securities and other securitisation transactions. Oil & Gas, Energy & Environmental: PAGBAM has a unique leading position by its solid expertise in all segments of the energy business, including exploration, production, transportation, distribution and marketing of hydrocarbons, as well as electricity generation and distribution. It also advises clients in relation to mining law, all levels of environmental protection regulations, climate change laws and renewable energy regulatory frameworks.

PAGBAM has a strong practice in investment arbitration, particularly by representing investors in claims before ICSID. PAGBAM is also very active in domestic and international commercial arbitration, under ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, and other arbitration rules, including multi-party and multi-contract cases in proceedings arising out of cross-border transactions.

PAGBAM has a sophisticated team that is responsible for complex litigation and all types of legal disputes and court proceedings, including class actions and litigation before the Supreme Court. PAGBAM also assists its clients in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

PAGBAM advises clients on setting up different types of entities, corporate governance, including shareholders’ meetings, advice to boards and relationships with shareholders and day-to-day corporate law matters.

Business & Real Estate:
PAGBAM has a track record and reputation for providing efficient legal services on general business law matters, including joint ventures, distributorship and all types of business transactions. It has an extensive expertise in the areas of real estate and construction.

The tax practice group has earned a reputation for creative tax planning along with solid level of service and high quality work, dealing in both domestic and cross-border contexts. The group has an extensive practice in the resolution of tax controversies and it has obtained remarkable victories in tax litigation before the Supreme Court.

Competition & Consumer:
PAGBAM represents clients in complex antitrust litigation and administrative investigations. PAGBAM also handles filings and proceedings before the regulators regarding acquisitions and regulatory approvals, unfair competition issues and in consumer-related matters and product liability.

PAGBAM assists domestic and international clients, including a number of private equity, venture capital and other investment funds on agribusiness matters.

Insolvency & Debt Restructuring:
PAGBAM advises on major court and out of court workouts and debt restructurings and exchange or exit consents, representing creditors, debtors, financial advisors, bondholders and trustees.

Administrative, Government Contracts & Utilities:
PAGBAM has ample experience in administrative and public law matters and economic regulation affecting companies operating in regulated and non-regulated markets.

Labour & Employment:
PAGBAM advises clients of all industrial and service sectors on labour and social security related litigation, the implementation of incentives and benefit plans, and handles negotiations with unions and employees.

Intellectual Property:
PAGBAM advises on all aspects of intellectual property protection, including trademarks, patents, domain names and utility models registration and protection.