Managing Partners: Juan Pablo McEwan, Pablo Roberts, Esteban Dominguez, Hernán Carassai
Number of partners: 7
Number of other lawyers: 30 professionals
Legal: Hernán Carassai, Juan Pablo McEwan
Private - Tax: Pablo Roberts, Juan Pablo McEwan
Corporate - Tax: Pablo Roberts, Esteban Dominguez
Additional Services: Pablo Roberts, Esteban Dominguez
McEwan | Roberts | Dominguez | Carassai offers comprehensive professional services combining the expertise of both lawyers and accountants. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the firm’s ability to provide legal, tax and accounting advice within an integrated proposal, makes the firm a unique choice for all of its clients and the rest of the business community. The firm is actively present in each stage of the deal, supporting and teaming-up with clients — offering sophisticated, high-end services — and adding value in a variety of corporate and capital markets transactions. The firm is also well known for its extensive tax practice with a solid reputation and experience in the corporate and family planning field.
Main Areas of Practice:
Merger & Acquisitions:
The M&A team represents the interests of both buyers and sellers in a vast variety of transactions, including subscription agreements, stock purchase and transfer of on-going concern transactions. The team has a multidisciplinary approach which puts McEwan in a unique position when providing due diligence and tax planning services. The team also assists clients with obtaining regulatory approvals from all governmental entities. Industries involved in the firm’s recent M&A deals include financial services, publishing, health, insurance, media, oil and gas and food services.
Capital Markets & Finance:
The capital markets team is formed by lawyers with more than 20 years in this field with fluent relationships with regulators, markets and depositaries. The firm advises issuers in all kind of capital market products and transactions, including negotiable obligations (bonds) placed locally and/ or in foreign markets, securitisation (asset back securities), initial public offerings, public acquisition offerings (OPA) and de-listing operations. The firm also provides legal assistance to independent directors performing as members of Auditor Committees in public companies. In the finance arena, it is accurate to notice that members of this team have a solid track record in structure financing operations and syndicated loan agreements, representing lenders (mostly banking institutions and multilateral entities) and borrowers.
Public Private Partnership:
As force to be reckoned with in the field of National Governmental regulatory framework, the firm has been very active in this field. Work includes, advising sponsors in the analysis of bidding documents and preparation of the offer in the context of PPP projects launched by the National Government. Members of the team have a great deal of experience when it comes to the discussion of the legal architecture of the financing of PPP projects. Compliance: The firm has a strong-team comprising lawyers and auditors who strive to provide professional assistance to its corporate clients so that they can fit in the provisions and benefits set by the recently enacted Criminal Corporations Regime.
The dynamic corporate team is responsible for the setting up, maintenance and winding up of any kind of companies and the handling of all types of registrations before the Inspection of Justice and other provincial authorities. The corporate team has extensive experience in the field of tax free corporate reorganisations and also the relocation of companies to another jurisdiction. The firm advises clients in the negotiation of shareholders agreements and dispute resolutions involving stock and other participations.
The firm has a solid reputation in this business area, having advised construction companies and developers in the acquisition, sale and development of real estate ventures, real estate trusts, zoning and planning of real estate projects.
The firm has a strong reputation in the tax advisory to families and individuals with a high net worth, being the leader on the field when it comes to succession and tax planning for these clients and family offices. The tax department provides also tax consultancy, tax compliance and tax litigation services for individuals
The tax department also provides tax consultancy, tax planning, tax litigation and transfer pricing services to both local and foreign companies acting in Argentina.
The accounting team provides audit and accounting services.
Spanish, English, Portuguese.
Sectors & Industries Served:
Private wealth, family offices, banking, financial and capital markets, infrastructure and construction, real estate, media, media placement, multilateral, transportation, information technology, gaming, agriculture production, food industry, property and casualty insurance and health.
The following are just some of the firm’s clients: Bonafide (Grupo Carozzi), BCP Securities, Edding, HSBC, Nike Argentina, Peugeot, Scania, Pernod Ricard, Grupo Boldt, International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Inter-American Investment Bank, Southern Cross, Grupo Roggio, Metrovías S.A. (Subway of Buenos Aires), Roman Family Office, Hipódromo Argentino, Swiss Medical Group, Grimoldi, Megatlón, Sonda, Grupo Intralot, Cafe Martinez, Novo Concepto S.A.