Diego Cesar Bunge

Diego Cesar Bunge is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Argentina on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Diego directly using the contact details listed above.

Ample experience in the field of International Transactions. Particularly, in the areas related to investment structures planning. Protection of investments. He has actively participated in complex legal issues in the fields of Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Construction, Real Property, Energy, Agribusiness, Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Entertainment. Furthermore, he has actively participated in domestic and international complex litigation and arbitration cases, as an expert witness.

Firm Overview:

ESTUDIO BUNGE – Bunge, Smith & Luchía Puig was founded in 1958 in the City of Buenos Aires, capital of the Argentine Republic, as a law firm with an international orientation.

For more than 60 years, we have gained substantial experience by counselling high net worth individuals, prestigious national and international companies and foreign Governments. We have supported them in their businesses endeavours in Argentina and other countries around the world.

Since the start of its operation, ESTUDIO BUNGE represented its clients in almost every area of the Argentine economy, including banking, insurance, aviation, telecommunications, broadcasting, information technology, intellectual property, real estate development and finance, defence & government contracts, corporate governance and compliance, mining, energy, agribusiness, chemical, petrochemical, the pharmaceutical industry, tourism and the education sector, among others.

ESTUDIO BUNGE – Bunge, Smith & Luchía Puig has a broad experience of legal counselling in complex transnational operations, working together with national and international multidisciplinary teams.

Likewise, we possess a well-known reputation in conflict resolutions, representing our clients in complex judicial and arbitral proceedings. We practice law in all jurisdictions of Argentina, with the support of our professionals and of our correspondents.

We aim to add value to our clients by reducing transaction costs. We render our services by implementing the adequate tools to structure complex businesses transactions efficiently, reducing potential conflicts as well as advising on how to mitigate legal risks or by solving already existing disputes so that the client involved can focus on its business.

Throughout these 60 years of experience, we placed at the disposal of our clients the necessary know-how to fulfil the objective mentioned above. Furthermore, the Firm has focused on giving personalised and direct service, so that the attorneys in charge of the client´s matters have full knowledge of the client’s business.

Our attorneys have been working with us for many years and have undertaken postgraduate studies at prestigious national and international universities.

Our attorneys share the Firm’s mission. Such engagement is what makes us a unified team with the purpose of adding value to our clients.

Santiago O’Conor

Santiago O’Conor is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Argentina on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Santiago directly using the contact details listed above.

Santiago is the managing partner of O’Conor & Power Abogados-Propiedad Industrial, a solid and reliable team of IP practitioners based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Santiago specialises in all aspects of intellectual property, principally trademarks, advising domestic and foreign companies on local and international IP law, prosecution and litigation in Argentina and Latin America. He advises Forbes and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, such as technology and telecommunications, software, pharmaceutical products, luxury goods, agriculture, food, wine, and entertainment.

Santiago professional IP experience spans over 36 years and includes being an associate of the largest worldwide law office, and Partner and Head of the International Trademark practice of the most important law office in Argentina for 23 years. The expertise he has gained over this long career has made Santiago the beloved darling of many international brand owners.

Santiago is a graduate of the faculty of law of the University of Buenos Aires and an industrial property agent. He has gained postgraduate qualifications from the Fordham IP Institute in New York and at the Program of Instruction for Lawyers (PIL) at Harvard Law School.

Prolific author of many articles and publications, among others:

  • “The IP Private Practitioner”,Managing Intellectual Property magazine, mayo, 2009.
  • “La Aduana Argentina detiene la importación de productos falsificados”, International Law News – American Bar Association, 2008.
  • “Nombres genéricos para productos farmacéuticos” ITMA Bulletin, 2002.
  • “El Protocolo de Armonización en el Mercosur”, Revista Trademark World, Nº 118.
  • “Shutting down rogue websites. Argentina and Latin America Perspective, American Bar Association, 2014.
  • “TIPS for Trademark Protection in Latin America”, 2014.
  • “Aduana y Propiedad Industrial: herramienta en la lucha contra la piratería”, World Trademark Review (WTR), 2016.
  • “Plain Packaging status in Latin America: Intellectual Property Owners Association, 2016”.
  • “Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and The European Union”, 2018.
  • “Non-traditional Marks in Latin America: the current landscape”, WTR, 2019.
  • “Fakes in Argentina: hotspots”, WTR, 2019.

Santiago is an active participant in many IP international associations, in particular INTA, the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys, the European Communities Trademark Association, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property, in which he served and is serving in many positions. He is presently Judge of the Court of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), as well as President of the Legislation Committee of said organisation. Santiago is presently a member of the INTA’s Trademark Office Practice Committee (2020 – 2021).

Julio Pueyrredón

Julio Pueyredón is a partner of Negri & Pueyrredon and part of its Department of General Practice.

He has a long experience on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, financial law, capital markets, reorganizations and debt restructuring, white collar crime, money laundering and corporate fraud and technology law.

Julio graduated from the Argentine Catholic University in 1987. He also completed the Lawyers’ Training Course organized by FORES and earned the Moltedo Award to the best graduate.

He is professor of Corporate Law at the Argentine Catholic University and at the post graduate course on “Modern corporate agreements” at the Palermo University. During fourteen years he taught Criminal Law at the Argentine Catholic University.

Julio has been a speaker in more than fifty conferences in Argentina and abroad, and has published more than seventy law articles on matters related to his practice.

He is an international member of the National Association of Defense Lawyers (United States), of the Commercial Committee of the Argentine-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and of the Buenos Aires Bar Association’s House of Delegates, where he chairs the committees on budgetary matters and legislative affairs,

He took part in the drafting of several projects on digitalization of legal documents and of the proposed statute against money laundering. He also reviewed the habeas data draft statute and its implementing regulations and the proposed text of the new Civil and Commercial Code. He recently submitted to the Argentine Senate a proposal concerning corporate and commercial law issues.

Firm Overview:

Negri & Pueyrredon Abogados (N&P) was established in 1990. It adopted its present name in November 2014. Shortly after its inception it became one of the most important and respected law firms in Argentina not only because of the importance and number of its clients but also because the high quality of its legal work.

N&P provides full legal services to small and large domestic and multinational corporations as well as to individuals, public and private institutions and not-for-profit organizations. All of our clients receive top notch legal advise following the most stringent international ethical and quality standards.

N&P’s professionals have attended reputable law schools, have a practical approach to their clients’ problems and are well trained to face the volatile legal and political Argentine environment. Several of N&P’s lawyers have completed their legal education overseas.

The firm is composed of highly motivated professionals, organized according to their respective expertise, merits and capabilities. Many of them have been featured in several trade publications and are members of bar and other local and international professional associations and regularly attend legal conferences either as speakers or panelists.

N&P’s basic tenets, shared by partners and associates alike, are strong ethical standards, integrity, high quality services, a strong commitment towards the clients, mutual respect and efficient teamwork.

We cater to clients in all areas of the law and, through a well-tested network of corresponding firms, we can assist their needs throughout Argentina.

N&P publishes every working Tuesday and Friday its now famed Dos Minutos de Doctrina, a Spanish language legal bulletin featuring comments on recent court decisions that may interest clients and friends alike. It enjoys a wide readership in Latin America and among Spanish speakers (not necessarily lawyers) all over the world.

Our lawyers regularly contribute articles and comments to books and legal publications throughout the world, such as Tratado de los Conflictos Societarios (Argentina), The Art Collector’s Handbook (London), Il trust sotto il diritto Argentino (Milano), etc.

Dr. Federico Cincotta

Federico Cincotta is our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Argentina on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Federico directly using the contact details listed above.

Federico the only solicitor of England & Wales practising in Argentina. He is dual qualified (England & Wales and Argentina) and practises law in both jurisdictions. He has over 20 years’ legal work experience.

Federico advises governments, companies and private clients with a well-earned reputation for provided high-quality, sophisticated legal advice. He works with clients to help them achieve their business goals providing them commercially driven advice.

He has experience in M&A, company set-up, business, commercial and corporate law, civil and commercial litigation, international trade and start-ups.

Furthermore, he is a professor at the National University of La Plata in the Postgraduate course and in the Law Society of La Plata, lecturing on Legal English. He has worked and trained for the best law firms in the world and with leaders in their field.

Juan Javier Negri

Juan Javier Negri is a founding member of the firm (1990). He specializes in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law. As an avid art collector, he now devotes part of his time to art law.

He has acted as Adjunct Professor of Commercial Law (1977-1992) and Professor of Law at the Graduate Course on Banking Law of the Argentine Catholic University (1987). He also was Associate Professor of Banking Institutions at the Graduate School of Economy and Business Administration, (1986-1993); Guest Lecturer on Foreign Trade and Exchange Control Laws at the Graduate Course on Legal Aspects of Financial Activities, Escuela de Abogacía de Buenos Aires (1990); Professor, Commercial Law Continuing Education, (Legal Aspects of Capital Markets Law) School of Law, University of Buenos Aires (1992). Professor, Corporate Conflicts, Austral University, since 1993. He also currently teaches Mergers and Acquisitions, at the Universidad di Tella Law School (Buenos Aires) and Universidad Siglo XXI (Córdoba) 2000. He was Lecturer on Latin American Law at the University of Illinois, (1979). He also taught Legal Aspects of International Financing at the Center of Comparative Studies, Buenos Aires, (1981); at the Bank of Boston Foundation’s School of Export Trade (1987-1990); at the Mar del Plata Stock Exchange (1988); at the Córdoba Seminar on Risk Investments (1988); Santa Cruz (Bolivia) Bar Association, 1989; Center for Macroeconomic Studies (CEMA), Buenos Aires. He is a Member of the Board of Advisors, Universidad Torcuato di Tella Law School. He was a Speaker on “Corporate Governance” as representative of the Instituto Argentino para el Gobierno de las Organizaciones, to discuss the White Paper on Corporate Governance, organized by the OECD in Cartagena, Colombia, May 2004.

Javier was a contributor to “Product Liability: a Manual on Practice-Argentina,” Oceana Publications, New York, 1981; “Business Operations in Argentina,” Washington, D.C., 1988, and has authored “Restructuring of Public Banks: A Proposal for Change” (1990) which won him the Argentine Banks’ Association 1990 Award. He also received the “Argentine Legal Profession Award” granted by the Argentine Press Association and Argentine Federation of Bar Associations (1990). He is also author of various law review articles on corporate mergers, joint ventures, voting arrangements, exchange controls and other corporate matters, and was a former columnist of the Buenos Aires daily “La Prensa”. He has contributed with several editorial notes to “La Nación”, a leading Argentine newspaper.

Other publications include several books and articles about Argentine law in general and corporate and banking law both in Argentina and abroad, such as “Bank Crisis in Argentina” (International Financial Law Review IV:6, 1985); “Unincorporated Joint Ventures in the Argentine Companies Law” (New York Institute of Finance, 1992); “Las Ofertas Públicas de Adquisición en el Derecho Argentino” (El Derecho, July 2002); “Reporting Requirements for Banks” (Latin America Law and Business Report, September 2004); “The Argentine Banking System” in Doing Business in Argentina (American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, 2000); “Validity and Enforcement of Shareholders’ Agreements and Other Voting Arrangements Under Argentine Law” (International Bar Association, Cancún, Mexico, October 2001); “Argentine Decrees Halt Reorganization and Bankruptcy of Public Utilities” (Latin American Law & Business Report and Latin American Finance & Capital Markets, U.S.A., 2002); “Collecting Debt in Argentina: Worth the Effort?” (Latin American Law and Business Report, Latin American Finance & Capital Markets and International Finance and Treasury, 2002); “Security Finance 2005” (contributor of the Argentine chapter, Law Business Research). He has recently published articles about the legal problems of art in the daily newspaper Página/12 and in Noticias magazine.

He has been identified as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Governance, by The International Who’s Who Legal, London (2003-2006), leading Argentine lawyer in Corporate Governance, by The Law Business Research, London (2004). He was elected as one of the three best Argentine lawyers in the field of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions by Practical Law Company, London (2006); he was elected as one of the best Argentine lawyers in the field of Capital Markets by Who’s Who Legal, London (2006); Chambers & Partners ranked him as one of the best Argentine lawyers in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law, London (2006); he was elected as a leader in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions by The International Who’s Who Legal, London (2007); he was selected as one of the best Argentine lawyers in the Banking field by The Banking Expert Guide, London (2007); he was elected as one of the three best Argentine lawyers in Corporate Governance by Law Business Research Ltd., London (2007). Practical Law Company ranked him as one of the best Argentine lawyers in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions (2008). He was elected as a leader in Mergers & Acquisitions by The International Who’s Who Legal, London (2008). Chambers Latin America ranked him as one of the best Argentine lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions (2008). He was elected as a leader in Corporate Governance by The International Who’s Who Legal, London (2009). He was elected as a leader in Mergers & Acquisitions by The International Who’s Who Legal, London (2009). He was elected as a leader in Corporate Governance by The International Who’s Who Legal, London (2010). He was elected as a leader in Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Lawyers by The International Who’s Who Legal, London (2010). Euromoney ranked him as one of the best world lawyers in the field of Emerging Markets, London (2010). He was elected by The World’s Leading Banking Lawyers, London, as one of the best Argentine lawyers in the field of Banking (2011). He was elected by Finance Monthly Law Awards, London, as one of the best Argentine lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions (2011). He was elected as leader in Mergers & Acquisitions by The International Who’s Who Legal, London (2011). World Finance Legal Awards ranked him as one of the best lawyers of Argentina in 2011. The International Who’s Who Legal, London, selected him as one of the best Argentine lawyers in the field of Corporate Governance (2011).

Javier has also been a consultant for The World Bank (1993), and a trustee and Member of the Board of Governors of the Northlands School, 2000-. He is a member of the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires (where he sat at the Board of Directors, from 1989 to 1991 and was its Treasurer from 1990 to 1992); of the Committee of Bank Lawyers of the Argentine Republic (where he was Member of the Board of Directors, from 1987 to 1991).

Javier is also a member of the International Bar Association (of which he was Deputy Secretary General for America-South, 1992-1998 and is member of several standing committees); the American Society of International Law; the Argentine Association of Comparative Law; the Institute of Legislative Studies (Member of the Board, Commercial Law Section, 1987-1988); the Associazione Giuristi di Lingua Italiana, Milano; the Argentine-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (Board Member, 1998-2000); PENT Foundation -Fundación para la integración de la Argentina en el mundo- (Member, Board of Directors, 2002-). He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Sur since 2003; Treasurer Pro-tem of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Konex, since 2004, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of PlaNet Finance until 2013.

Hugo Bruzone

Hugo Bruzone is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Argentina on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Hugo directly using the contact details listed above.

Hugo held different position in government agencies, acting as Legal Counsel and General Manager of the “Banks Capitalisation Trust Fund”, Member of the Board of Directors of the Banco de la Nación Argentina, Member of the Board of Directors of the Argentine Central Bank, President of the Board of Directors of Pellegrini Sociedad Gerente de Fondos Comunes de Inversión S.A. and President of the Board of Directors of Nación Bursatil Sociedad de Bolsa S.A. and Syndic of the Argentine Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Hugo is the leader of the firm’s Banking & Capital Markets department. He has participated in a significant number of capital market transactions including equity offerings, tender offers and debt securities. He has extensive experience in the banking industry, representing Argentine and foreign financial institutions in M&A transactions and regulatory matters. He advises the Argentine Banking Association.

Hugo is author of “Legal Aspects of the Franchising” Revista Lecciones y Ensayos – Astrea – 1992 and “Comments on transfer of shares in connection with the New Bankruptcy Act”, First Price awarded at “The VI Argentine Congress of Company Law” – Ad-Hoc 1995. Between 1995 and 1997 he acted as Academic Secretary of the “Banking and Finance Program” of the Austral University.

Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review have recognised Hugo as one of the leading lawyers in his field of practice in the Argentine legal sector. In addition, Magazine Apertura ranked Hugo among the Best Lawyers of Argentina.