Beccar Varela

Buenos Aires Office

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Managing Partner: Horacio E Beccar Varela

Executive Committee: Horacio E Beccar Varela, Tomás Allende, Roberto A Fortunati, Ramón I Moyano, Maximiliano N D’Auro, Manuel Beccar Varela

Number of partners: 37

Number of lawyers: 131

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

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1897, Beccar Varela is a leading full-service law firm in Argentina. With the main office in the city of Buenos Aires and a branch in Buenos Aires province, the firm has advised clients in Argentina and abroad for over 120 years. The team consists of over 160 lawyers specializing in different areas of law, many of whom have studied or worked in the world’s business capitals. Throughout its history, Beccar Varela has forged alliances with international networks and is an active member of World Services Group, Interlex, Club de Abogados, ALAE, and INBLF. Beccar Varela is the first full-service law firm in Argentina to have joined the United Nations Global Compact, and the first in the country to issue an annual Sustainability Report, for 2019. The firm has a certified German desk, an Asian desk, a Brazilian desk, a French desk and an Italian desk. In 2019, the firm was named ‘Argentina Client Service’ by Chambers Latin America. Main Areas of Practice:


14 partners; 11 fee earners

The seasoned professionals in this team provide solutions for complex agribusiness company structures from regulatory law to financing.

Key Clients: J.R. Simplot, Foresun Group, Minerva, Asociados Don Mario, PGG Wrightson Seeds, Finlays, Los Grobo Agropecuaria.

Contact: Ramón I Moyano, Casiana Silveyra Perdriel

Banking & Capital Markets:

11 partners; 20 fee earners

The firm covers all areas of banking and finance, including local and foreign currency secured and syndicated loan transactions, guarantees, structured finance, leasing and project finance.

Key Clients: Prisma Medios de Pago, Banco Galicia, IFC, Tarjeta Naranja, Citibank, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Banco Itaú, Deutsche Bank.

Contacts: Roberto A Fortunati, Javier L Magnasco, Maximiliano N D’Auro, Pablo J Torretta

Energy & Natural Resources:

7 partners; 5 fee earners

The practice includes an oil and gas department known for providing practical solutions and for negotiating some of the most important agreements of the last years; a power team that has participated in several major privatizations, international bids, and renegotiations of concession contracts; and a mining team that has participated in the most important transactions in Argentina.

Key Clients: Canadian Solar, Distrocuyo, Électricité de France, ENAP Sipetrol, Hive Energy, Inter-American Development Bank, INVAP, LITSA, Petrobras, Petróleos Sudamericanos, Pluspetrol, Potasio Rio Colorado, Puma Energy, Southern Copper Corporation, Total EREN, YPF.

Contact: Roberto A Fortunati

International Trade & Customs:

2 partners; 10 fee earners

The department advises on a wide range of transactions covering bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, WTO regulations, anti-dumping investigations, safeguards, subsidies and technical obstacles to trade.

Key Clients: lectrolux, Somany Ceramics, Panimex, Saint Gobain, Otis Yes, Mercedes Benz, Midea, ABB.

Contacts: L Augusto Vechio, Guido H Krolovetzky

Dispute Resolution: Litigation & Arbitration:

10 partners; 22 fee earners

The firm has extensive experience in litigation, representing local and foreign clients either as plaintiffs or defendants. It is also widely recognized in domestic and international arbitration.

Key Clients: Citibank NA, Citi Int. Financial Services, Tyco, Johnson Controls, CSAV, Hapag Lloyd, GlaxoSmithKline.

Contacts: Eduardo J Güemes, Emilio N Vogelius, Martín Gastaldi, Gonzalo García Delatour, Federico Sosa, Rafael M Lobos


16 partners; 34 fee earners

M&A advisory services range from small private acquisitions to listed companies, advising both sellers and purchasers of banks, insurance companies, pension administrators, as well as industrial, commercial and service enterprises.

Key Clients: Simplot Company, Banco Galicia, Prisma Medios de Pago, NBC Universal, Knight Therapeutics, Platinum Equity, Minerva, Softbank Group Int.

Contacts: Roberto H Crouzel, Ramón I Moyano, María Shakespear

Public Law:

2 partners; 5 fee earners

The highly respected team has broad expertise in public procurement and in advising clients on bidding processes for important projects, as well as in infrastructure investments, public-private partnerships, government contracts, public finance, administrative and judicial review proceedings.

Key Clients: Mercado Libre, Glovo, Plus Mobile, Movy Pay, Lomas del Sol, Belgrano Cargas y Logística, Banco Galicia, Saur International, GlaxoSmithKline.

Contacts: Oscar Aguilar Valdez, Juan Antonio Stupenengo


1 partner; 8 fee earners

This leading tax department with renowned expertise in M&A and cross-border transactions is involved in the tax angle of almost every major transaction in the local market.

Key Clients: Deutsche Bank, Prisma Medios de Pago, Goldman Sachs, Egger Investments, Grupo Minerva Foods, Raízen Combustíveis, Acrux Partners, Total Eren.

Contact: Santiago L. Montezanti

Telecoms, Media, Technology (TMT):

2 partners; 4 fee earners

This department’s structure readily adapts to this highly dynamic sector, providing advice on regulatory matters and on all aspects related to the internet, data protection and e-commerce.

Key Clients: Intelsat, British Telecom, Sprint, Samsung, Vlocity, Facebook, Whatsapp, MediaMonks.

Contacts: Emilio Beccar Varela, Florencia Rosati

Labour & Social Security Law:

1 partner; 11 fee earners

The firm offers comprehensive advice on labor law matters, including contracting types, compensation plans, incentives, recruitment of expatriates, mass dismissals, large-scale trade union conflicts, among others.

Key Clients: Cargill, Samsung, American Airlines, GlaxoSmithKline, The Walt Disney Company, Citibank,, DHL.

Contact: Alvaro J. Galli