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

Dr. Federico Miguel Amadeo Cincotta 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 Postgradute 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.

Memberships:

  •  Board Member of the British Argentine Chamber of Commerce (BACC)
  •  Committee Member of the Society of British and Argentine Lawyers (SOBAL)
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal, Argentina
  • Colegio de Abogados del Departamento Judicial La Plata, Argentina.

Firm Overview:

We are an international advisory firm, with a particularly strong presence in England & Argentina, operating as a bridge between the two countries. The firm specialises in Legal and Business advice. The managing partner, Dr. Federico Miguel Amadeo Cincotta, is the only Solicitor of England & Wales in Argentina and a lawyer in Argentina.

At Cincotta International Advisory Firm we focus on legal and business services, bringing innovative solutions for companies, governments, start-ups and HNW individuals. The areas of law that we operate in include: corporate, business, customs, international trade, real estate, litigation, asset transfer, employment, family, immigration and private client. Whether you are looking for advice to expand into the UK, Argentina -or elsewhere-, we are capable of providing a tailored solution.

This boutique firm provides sophisticated, high quality advice to international and local clients on matters of English and Argentine law. We are the first and only firm in Argentina with a qualified English solicitor, capable of providing advice on English law matters. Our clients appreciate that we resolve complex issues, we spot problems before they arise and that we build strong relationships with them.

Cincotta International Advisory Firm is a patron member of The British Argentine Chamber of Commerce and has been appointed as the only corresponding law firm of The Federation of International Employers (FedEE) in Argentina.

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 received a law degree from the Law School of the Buenos Aires University in 1992, he obtained a master degree in Corporate Law at Austral University in 1994 and a master degree in Finance at CEMA University in 1998.

He held different position in government agencies, acting as Legal Counsel and General Manager of the “Banks Capitalization Trust Fund” (Fondo Fiduciario de Capitalización Bancaria), Member of the Board of Directors of the Banco de la Nación Argentina, Member of the Board of Directors of the Argentine Central Bank (Banco Central de la República Argentina), 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 (Sedesa S.A.).

Mr. Bruzone 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.

He 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.

Furthermore, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review have recognized him as one of the leading lawyers in his field of practice in the Argentine legal sector. In addition, Magazine Apertura ranked him among the Best Lawyers of Argentina -as far as legal rankings are concerned, Apertura is the most recognized magazine in Argentina.

Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua

Mercedes founded the firm in December 2012 after working for relevant national law firms, being partner of one for six years.

She graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires with honors and holds a master on the Law School of the University of Connecticut, U.S.A. She has over 18 years experience in business consulting focused on labor and employment law nationally and internationally and human resource matters.

She is the only women who has been featured among the leading lawyers in her practice area by Legal 500 Latin America for the years 2012-2016, Chambers & Partners for the years 2010-2017 and Who’s Who Legal for the years 2015 and 2016 among the ten (10) most relevant lawyers in the area of Employment and Social Security Law.

Member of the Committee on Employment and Discrimination and Senior Newsletter Editor of the Labour and Employment Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

She is also Coordinator of the Research and Study Commission for the Master in Employment Law of Universidad Austral. Mercedes is also a member of the Human Resources Committee of the Argentine-French Chamber of Commerce and of the “Marianne” Association, an organization created by the French Embassy that gathers the most relevant business women in Argentina and France.

Regularly, she contributes with articles to various academic publications and conferences as speaker and moderator for local and international organizations

The Labor & Employment Law Practice:

We have a high reputation for our preventive approach in the area of human resources, which includes, among other matters:

  • Conduct human resources policies; give workshops and conferences on the latest trends in labor law
  • Assist in corporate restructurings due to international and local mergers and acquisitions, reducing contingencies in a way that combines efficiency in the results and costs of our clients;
  • Advice, negotiate and implement particular solutions for the needs of our clients, with an emphasis on protecting their investments;
  • Write and adapt corporate policies, contracts, agreements and other international instruments to local legislation with creativity minimizing risks under local law;
  • Define strategies for negotiating termination of labor contracts, settlement agreements for termination of labor relations, interventions before the local authority;
  • Review, modify and prepare non-compete agreements, local and international confidentiality;
  • Make recommendations on issues of collective law, negotiations with unions and management of situations involving union representatives;
  • Carry out auditing and / or due diligence processes with reasons of corporate transactions or for the purpose of detecting contingencies and improving the management of human resources;
  • Represent our clients in front of administrative bodies and local judicial authorities;
  • Propose solutions on issues of immigration law and expatriation of employees.

MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados:

MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados is a boutique law firm founded by Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua in December 2012, after 15 years of career working for different Argentinean relevant firms and having been partner of one during 7 years.

Since its commencement MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados has been singled out as one of the leader law firms in providing local and international legal counseling in labor, employment, social security and human resource matters. In view of that, we have recently decided to expand our practice and include counseling in corporate and tax matters addressed to provide our clients with a global legal service.

We are experts in handling a variety of legal matters and recognized for our expertise in providing preventive counseling aimed to minimize clients’ exposure and contingencies, considering our clients’ particular needs.

We provide tailored-made comprehensive legal advice on a daily basis to general company business queries, significant re-structuring operations due to local and/or international mergers and acquisitions, reducing contingencies in such a way that our services combine efficient results with a cost lessen effect for our clients.

In addition, if the matter needs it, we represent our clients before Legal Courts or Administrative Authorities of diverse areas of practice.

In such a sense, we determine specific defensive strategies considering the particular circumstances of the case with the purpose of protecting our clients’ interest.

Our international focus is reflected, among other issues; in alliances with international law firms, for its clients with operations in Argentina. This perspective provides us with a distinctive profile in our different areas of practices when counseling our clients.

MBB Balado Bevilacqua has been singled out by International Legal Reviewers, Legal 500 Latin America 2013-2016, Chambers and Partners Latin America 2013-2017 and Who’s Who Legal 2015-2016.

 

Ignacio Cavallero

We are a firm that provides advisory and professional services in accounting, taxes and finance with international experience that gives solutions which strategically add value to your business.

We work near our clients with personalized and direct contact based on respect and confidence, aiming to meet their needs and interests.

Our People & Philosophy:

“Only through highly developed Human Resources we can ensure the level of Quality and Professional Services required to grow and gain prestige in an extremely competitive market.”

This philosophy is shared by every member of the Firm, whose have been selected not only by their technical skills but also by their capacity to assume responsibilities and to work in a specialized and interdisciplinary team.