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Andrés de la Cruz

Buenos Aires, Argentina Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Banking & Finance , Capital Markets , Corporate/M&A
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Banking & Finance - Latin America-wide

Band 5

Andrés de la Cruz has notable experience advising on Latin American finance matters, especially those concerning Argentina. He is frequently sought out by corporate borrowers to assist with acquisition finance and refinancing mandates.
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Capital Markets - Latin America-wide

Band 2

"He is a very impressive lawyer," one interviewee says of Andrés de la Cruz , before going on to say: "He is incredibly experienced handling many different types of transactions in the region." He is routinely instructed by issuers, underwriters and sovereigns to assist with major securities transactions in Mexico and the Southern Cone. He excels at handling sizeable debt issuances, in addition to advising on equity offerings.
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Corporate/M&A - Latin America-wide

Band 3

Key practitioner Andrés de la Cruz is highly regarded for his corporate expertise, regularly acting for leading corporations on major cross-border deals. He has longstanding experience handling notable transactions throughout the region, especially those relating to the Southern Cone, with a particular focus on the Argentine market.
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Corporate/M&A - Argentina

Foreign Expertise in USA

Andrés de la Cruz is based in the firm's Buenos Aires office and admitted to practice in the USA and Spain, in addition to Argentina. Between 1992 and 2004, he was a partner in the firm's New York office, moving to Buenos Aires to open up Cleary's office in Argentina in 2009.
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Practice Areas

Andrés de la Cruz has a uniquely multidisciplinary cross-border practice that includes some of the largest and most complex deals in Latin America, assisting clients with matters that cross multiple borders and practice areas.

Andrés focuses on advising private and public sector clients in connection with cross-border corporate and financial matters, including debt restructurings, securities offerings, structured financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

He is notable in particular for his instrumental role in sovereign debt management for the governments of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as for some landmark transactions in other regions; and for his wide-ranging experience in corporate and financing matters, which he provides to Argentine, Chilean, and other Latin American corporations active in the energy, media and telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and financial services industries.


Became Partner, 1998. Abogado, Buenos Aires University, Argentina (1985); LLM, University of Michigan Law School (1987); Diploma, Johns Hopkins University SAIS (1988).

Professional Memberships

New York, Madrid and Buenos Aires Bars. Professor, NYU and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.


Expedited Debt Restructurings in the US, in Expedited Debt Restructuring (Kluwer) and Sovereign Debt Restructuring in Cross-Border Debt Restructuring (Euromoney).


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