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Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer

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Managing Partners: Juan Pablo M Cardinal, Jorge Tützer, Calixto M Zabala
Number of partners: 13 Number of other lawyers: 45 Of counsels: 5

Contacts:
TMT:
Juan Pablo M Cardinal, Lisandro Frene, Patricio Trench, Gustavo Bethular
M&A/Corporate: Jorge Tützer, Matias Zaefferer, Hernan Camarero
Insolvency/Debt Restructuring: Jorge Tützer, Calixto Zabala, Sebastián Borthwick
Intellectual Property: Juan Pablo M Cardinal, Lisandro Frene
Taxation & Tax Litigation: Diego Fraga
Employment & Social Security:
Pablo Calazza
Finance, Banking & FX Controls: Hernan Camarero, Mariana Vazquez
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, Gustavo Bethular

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

Main Areas of Practice:

Telecommunications, Media & Technology:
RCTZZ is particularly strong in this area. Due to its clients’ profile, the firm has been pioneering in assisting companies in launching new technologies in Argentina. It is part of the firm’s day-to-day practice advising its clients in the sale and development of software, IT services, outsourcing agreements, commercialization of online services and products, cloud computing, data privacy, etc. This TMT department has developed along the implementation of new technology, which has allowed the firm to fully understand the difficulties associated with this business while gaining unique and invaluable experience. RCTZZ has been appointed by Chambers & Partners as Exclusive Argentine Contributor for the 2019 TMT Chambers Guide and as Exclusive Contributor for the Argentina Chapter of the 2018 and 2019 Chambers Practice Guide for Data Protection and Cyber Security.

M&A/Corporate:
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 wellknown. RCTZZ represents 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. RCTZZ has 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). This experienced team of specialised lawyers are 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 counselling, 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 health industry’s legal aspects, providing legal advice to domestic and international pharmaceutical companies, health care service providers and centres, 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 municipal levels. Represents clients in a wide variety of regulated activities and industries and in related litigation. Provides advice 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 real estate 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. Clients include developers, construction companies, hotels and multinational companies acting as lessees.

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

Clients:
Accenture, Aguas de Barcelona, Baxter Healthcare, CenturyLink, Concha y Toro, Carestream, Cushman & Wakefield, Daimler (Mercedes-Benz), Eurofarma, Fox, Gemalto, General Electric, ING Bank, Jan de Nul, KPMG, Merck, Mercado Libre, Metrogas, Microsoft, Monsanto, Mondelez, Palfinger, Proactiva Medio Ambiente, Royal Canin, Royal Holidays, Thyssenkrupp, 4finance.

Contributions

Total 3 contributions

Insolvency 2019 Second Edition Law and Practice in Argentina

Jorge E Tützer, Calixto M Zabala, Guido Barbarosch, Sebastián R Borthwick

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TMT 2019 Law and Practice in Argentina

Lisandro Frene, Juan Pablo M Cardinal, Damián Navarro

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Data Protection & Cybersecurity 2019 Law and Practice in Argentina

Juan Pablo M Cardinal, Lisandro Frene

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