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

Dr. 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 has almost 20 years of legal work experience between London and Argentina. Federico is the only Solicitor of England and Wales practising in Argentina and a lawyer in Argentina.

Federico manages his own boutique law firm and advises governments, companies and private clients. Furthermore, Federico 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.

Federico has worked as a lawyer and as a solicitor for some of the best law firms in the world and trained with leaders in their field. Federico speaks Spanish and English and is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales, Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal and Colegio de Abogados de La Plata.

Firm Overview:

We are an international advisory firm, with a particularly strong presence in Europe & Latin America – with offices in London, Buenos Aires and La Plata -, operating as a bridge between the two continents. The law firm specialises in Legal and Business advice. The managing partner, Dr. Federico Cincotta, is the only Solicitor of England and Wales practising 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 United Kingdom, Argentina -or elsewhere-, we are capable of providing a tailored solution.

This boutique law firm provides sophisticated, high quality advice to international and local clients on matters of English and Argentine law. We are the first and only law firm in Argentina with a qualified English solicitor, capable of providing advice on English law matters.

We understand that no two clients are the same. Therefore, we spend time getting to know our client’s businesses and the issues that matter to them. At CINCOTTA INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY FIRM we successfully combine practical commercial awareness with a deep understanding of the commercial issues impacting clients, to give a highly personal and focused service. Our clients appreciate that we resolve complex issues, we spot problems before they arise and that we build strong relationships with them.

We like to define ourselves not only as a law firm but as a consultancy firm because we provide a range of services above and beyond the standard offering law firms. Not only we provide legal advice but business advice; we work closely with clients in developing corporate and commercial strategy to achieve their aims.

CINCOTTA won “Certificate of Excellence” Argentinian Business & Commercial law by Advisory Excellence | Cincotta Advisory

Andrés de la Cruz

Andrés de la Cruz’s practice 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.

Andrés has worked on numerous transactions in the United States, Latin America and Europe. He regularly advises the governments of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, as well as numerous sub-sovereign entities in Latin America, in a wide range of financing, liability management and restructuring transactions.

He received the “Dealmaker of the Year” award from the American Lawyer in 2017 for his leading role as counsel to Argentina in its historic $16.5 billion debt offering in 2016, the largest sale of debt by any developing nation.

Andrés joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1998. He was resident in the Brussels office from 1988 through 1992, in the New York office from 1992 through 2004 and in the Frankfurt office from 2005 through 2008. In 2009 Andrés moved to Buenos Aires to open Cleary’s office in Argentina.

Partnership & Firm Culture:

Our firm’s organization and governance emphasize democratic and participatory ideals. To promote the full application of Cleary’s resources in the best service of our clients’ needs, we operate on a seniority-based compensation system for all of our lawyers and we expect each partner to contribute equally to the firm’s success.

We strive to admit to our partnership lawyers with demonstrated qualities of character, leadership and intelligence, who have the proven legal skills that will enable them to contribute significantly to our practice over the long term.

  • Over 40 percent of our partners are based outside of the United States.
  • More than one-third of our partners have served in two or more Cleary offices.
  • Approximately 90 percent of our current partners joined the firm as associates.
  • Our partnership as a whole decides all important firm matters, including considering candidates for partnership, while committees of partners and counsel under the guidance of the managing partner conduct the day-to-day management of the firm.

Our associates also actively participate in a number of important committees in various offices on a range of issues, including diversity, professional development and recruiting.

Consistent with the vision of our founders, Cleary remains committed to building a community focused on openness, diversity, individuality and collegiality. Learn more about our firm’s diversity initiatives here.

The essence of the firm’s culture is represented by our lawyers: talented and intellectually accomplished people of all nationalities, races and interests, who believe that the practice of law is a privilege that carries responsibility. Together we apply our legal knowledge for the benefit of those in need, dedicating a substantial amount of time and resources to pro bono legal work and other community activities. Learn more about Cleary’s pro bono program here.

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.