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.

Dr. Alexei Estrella Morales

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Arista Global Group, has the purpose of helping its clients to build trustworthy entities, through our portfolio of services in the accounting, financial, tax, labour and administrative areas. We provide support to your information needs, management and continuous improvement, to preserve the business to the maximum of its potential. For Arista, our clients are priority, the local and global resources of the Firm are committed to a first level service, considering the highest quality standards.

Our international presence includes: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain and United States.

Firm Overview:

As a member of Arista Global Group, you become part of a select group of professionals and companies whose mission is to challenge new challenges with your future in mind, helping them adopt strategies to increase profits. Discover the advantages that can be obtained in a joint work of high quality and the services offered by Arista that provides the necessary support and work experience at an international level. Visit our website to learn more about our work, activities and teams in different countries. We are confident that your incorporation as a member of the Arista will give excellence to the group and we are committed to supporting the growth of your company. Pleased to have you on board and hoping to have a long and successful relationship. If there is anything we can do for you at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.