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Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer

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Managing Partner: Calixto M Zabala
Number of partners: 11
Number of other lawyers: 45
Of counsels: 3

Jorge Tützer, Matias Zaefferer, Hernan Camarero
Insolvency/Debt Restructuring: Jorge Tützer, Calixto Zabala
Intellectual Property: Juan Pablo M Cardinal, Lisandro Frene
Taxation & Tax Litigation: Diego Fraga
Employment & Social Security: Pablo Calazza
Finance, Banking & FX Controls: Hernan Camarero
Arbitration & Litigation: Pablo F Richards, Guido Barbarosch, Bernardo Iriberri
Consumer Protection & Fair Trade, Promotion & Advertising: Juan Pablo M Cardinal, Lisandro Frene
Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Industry: Matías Zaefferer
Administrative Law; Customs Law & Antitrust: Damián Navarro, Juan Sluman
Real Estate: Matias Zaefferer, Patricio Trench

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2001, RCTZZ is a full service law firm that provides high quality corporate and business legal advice to local and multinational companies, delivering practical and creative solutions in a timely manner through a skilled and experienced team of attorneys.

Main Areas of Practice:


RCTZZ’s expertise in structuring complex and creative, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private equity, transfer of going concerns, assets conveyances and other corporate reorganisations in a wide array of services and industries is very well-known. Representing purchasers, sellers, investors and management, advisory services range from performing due diligences, negotiating and drafting deal documentation to handling antitrust authorities approvals in economic concentrations. Broad experience in incorporation and registration of domestic and foreign entities, corporate governance, stockholders’ agreements, spin-offs, wind-ups, liquidations and other forms of corporate reorganisation proceedings, strategic alliances, JVs and forms of corporate ventures and foreign investments.

Insolvency/Debt Restructuring:
The firm participated in several of the major local judicial and out of court insolvency and reorganisation proceedings in Argentina and in multiple jurisdictions (many of them over US$500 MM of liabilities). Experienced team of specialised lawyers qualified to deal with complex and sophisticated situations in companies with financial difficulties. RCTZZ represents clients dealing with companies under financial distress (banks, investment funds, noteholders, secured and unsecured creditors, debtors and lenders, and stockholders, among others).

Intellectual Property:
Widely experienced in providing advisory and litigation services concerning IP issues (copyright, trademarks, domain names, patents, improvements of vegetable crops, negotiating and drafting licenses and implementation agreements). The firm’s expertise in this field includes legal counseling, negotiation and defense of clients’ rights both in court matters (civil and criminal actions) and in out of court proceedings. The firm’s practice also covers Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, and Bolivia.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Wide and strong arbitration, litigation and ADR practice, at all judicial levels. Represented clients in cases before ICSID, ICC arbitration, Permanent Court of Arbitration of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and CEMA (Centro Empresarial de Mediación y Arbitraje) in different roles. Participated as arbitrators; counsel to claimants and defendants and as expert witnesses in international investments arbitration and in international and local commercial litigation and arbitration.

Life Sciences:
Extensive experience in the legal aspects of the health industry, providing legal advice to domestic and international pharmaceutical companies, health care service providers, health care centers, professional associations, physicians and other health care professionals.

Finance, Banking & Foreign Exchange Controls:
Advice to local and international banks and other financial entities. Broad experience in banking regulatory issues and Foreign Exchange Regulations, in structuring deals, in negotiations and drafting of financial agreements, derivatives, trade commodity finance contracts, negotiations in bank committees and in consumer bank matters.

Administrative Law; Customs Law & Antitrust:
Broad experience in administrative and public law, government contracts, public biddings, infrastructure and economic regulations at federal, provincial and municpal levels. Represents clients in a wide variety of regulated activities and industries and in related litigation. Advisory in all customs law matters, including administrative proceedings and litigation and antidumping investigations. Broad experience in administrative investigations on anticompetitive practices and concentration controls.

Taxation & Tax Litigation:
Expertise in tax planning in domestic and cross-border transactions, including tax-free reorganisations, and in tax litigation at administrative stage and before courts at federal, provincial and municipal level.

Employment & Social Security:

Full assistance to domestic and international clients in individual and collective labour matters and social security issues in varied industries and activities, handling also immigration issues in employees and executives relocations. RCTZZ represents clients in negotiations of collective bargaining agreements and in litigation in all kind of employment’s conflicts.

General Practice:
The firm provides services in the following areas: compliance, immigration law, consumer protection, unfair trade, counterfeit, advertising and labelling, international trade, environmental law, real estate, agribusiness law, commercial agreements, oil and gas, electricity and renewable energies.

Real Estate:
RCTZZ has deep knowledge of the real estate sector and has participated in an array of transactions, including: acquisition and lease of big industrial or office space surfaces under different structures (purchase, trusts, etc), facility management contracts, built to suit agreements, project financing, tax promotional regimes related to developed areas, matters related to industrial and logistic parks and EPC agreements. RCTZZ’s clients include: developers, constructions companies, hotels and multinational companies acting as lessees.

Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese.

Accenture, Mondelez, Suez, Aguas de Barcelona, ING Bank, Microsoft, Materis, ParexKlaukol, Royal Canin, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Jan de Nul N.V., Concha y Toro, JWT, Tiger Investment Fund, Onex Corporation, Gemalto, Proactiva Medio Ambiente, Anglian Water Corp., Burlington, Monsanto, Camargo Correa, Metrogas, Pirelli, Duke Energy, Thyssenkrupp, Eurofarma, YPF, GE, Nokia, Colorin, Cushman & Wakefield, Outokumpu, Donaldson, Merck, Arestrading, Palfinger, Delonghi, Baxter Healthcare, Puma, Carestream, PWC.


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