Argentina

Benchmark Litigation Reviews

Dispute resolution
Allende & Brea

Full-service firm Allende Brea specializes in a wide range of dispute resolution practices, including litigation, arbitration and mediation. Members of the team often serve on arbitration panels as well as mediators in local proceedings.

David Gurfinkel and Enrique Cristian Fox, in particular, are considered authorities in the field of civil, commercial and administrative litigation with competitors praising their work in the insurance and tax sectors. One peer says: “David and Cristian are extremely good at developing strong strategies in their cases.” Adding that, “It is because of those strategies that they are able to produce such positive outcomes for clients.”

 

Baker McKenzie

Global firm Baker McKenzie has a robust dispute resolution practice. While the international component of the firm allows for a specialized approach to all litigation and arbitration matters, the Argentina team maintains notable strengths in the energy, product liability, and white-collar sectors.

Fernando Goldaracena, who is praised for his “outstanding expertise,” heads the white-collar crime practice group and is a member of the compliance and investigations practice group, in which he represents clients in compliance and anti-corruption proceedings. He has ample experience leading several criminal investigations related to public corruption and tax fraud.

 

Beccar Varela

Litigation and arbitration powerhouse Beccar Varela continues its reign as a leader across the Argentine markets, with extensive experience in complex litigation and corporate disputes and in domestic and international arbitration.

Rafael Lobos is recognized for his work in international disputes and arbitration. Gonzalo García Delatour chairs the litigation group where he maintains an active practice representing clients in civil, commercial, and bankruptcy litigation and in domestic and international arbitration. Other notable litigators in bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring matters are dispute resolution stars Eduardo José Güemes and Martin Gastaldi.

The firm has also established a white collar and corporate crime department. This team, led by practice chair Manuel Beccar Varela, is experienced in internal investigations and criminal proceedings. “They are now my right hand in any litigation. They understand the business in depth, and despite the high amount of work, they deliver on time and with high quality standards" expressed a client.

 

Bomchil Abogados

Bomchil Abogados is recognized for its strength in complex civil, commercial and arbitration disputes. The group specializes in class-action proceedings in a variety of industries ranging from insurance, corporate, and banking and finance, among others.

One peer describes Guido Santiago Tawil, head of the arbitration and economic regulation and administrative law departments at the firm, as a “renowned practitioner.” His practice focuses on regulatory disputes, complex litigation and international arbitration. Ariadna Artopoulos is also a leading lawyer and one of Benchmark’s Top 25 Latin American women in litigation. She is recognized for her work on tax disputes for multinational and local companies in local and federal courts, the Argentine Supreme Court, the National Tax Court and other tax bodies. Javier Petrantonio is the firm’s managing partner whose practice is dedicated to general commercial litigation, with a particular specialization in corporate M&A.

 

Estudio Alegria

Supported by the efforts of founding partner and top arbitrator Hector Alegria, Estudio Alegria Buey Fernández Fissore & Montemerlo is recognized for its arbitration work, with some of its key lawyers having acted in cases between private or state-owned entities.

The litigation group is experienced in complex litigation matters, most notably in the insolvency, corporate law, and general commercial areas. Gabriel Fissore is a noteworthy firm contact with a keen expertise in litigation and arbitration matters relative to the banking and capital markets industries.

 

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Recognized as one of Argentina's leading law firms, Marval O’Farrell & Mairal is active in dispute resolution matters before all levels of the courts. The litigation team has acted as counsel in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations in both commercial and investor-state investment treaties, in addition to being a frequent participant in some of the biggest, most complex disputes in Argentina.

The department is spearheaded by litigation star Ricardo Ostrower. His team of practitioners is capable of handling civil and commercial litigation, local and international arbitration proceedings, bankruptcy disputes, and disputes throughout a diverse range of other practice areas. Santiago Soria is recognized for his work representing shareholders in complex commercial and collective actions, as well as for his noteworthy arbitration practice. Héctor Mairal is an expert in administrative and business disputes. He is also widely revered for his work as arbitrator in a variety of complex arbitration proceedings. Martin Chajchir is an expert in IP litigation, with a dedication to brand, domain name and industrial model and design disputes.

 

Nicholson & Cano Abogados

Nicholson & Cano Abogados offers a wide range of dispute resolution services. From civil and commercial to arbitration, from product liability matters to bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.

Juan Santiago Mollard is a known expert in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as arbitration hearings. Gonzalo Esses has previously represented notable clients including Banco Comafi and Aerolineas Argentinas in judicial disputes.