Argentina

Review

Dispute resolution
Allende & Brea

Full-service firm Allende Brea specializes in a wide range of dispute resolution practices, including litigation, arbitration and mediation, with notable strengths in insurance, banking, environmental, and class action disputes. David Gurfinkel and Enrique Cristian Fox are considered authorities in the field of civil, commercial, administrative, bankruptcy and class action disputes with competitors praising their work in the finance, insurance, and tax sectors. Gurfinkel showcases unique expertise in insolvency matters, and Fox demonstrates his capabilities predominantly within the corporate litigation space.

Beccar Varela

Beccar Varela is a renowned law firm with active practice groups dedicated to complex litigation, arbitration, and white-collar and corporate crime across industries, such as banking, energy, automotive, insurance, internet, and social media, among others. The team is also active in class action disputes.

The firm is home to seven litigation stars who manage diverse practices. Litigation star Federico Sosa was recently appointed to partner in March 2020. He currently represents numerous multinational banks and insurance companies in class actions related to consumer law filed by varying consumer associations. Fellow litigation star Ignacio Flores, and newly added future stars Rocío Labán and Yanina Salemme Duprat, are also active on these matters. Martin Gastaldi and Gonzalo Garcia Delatour are lead counsel in several actions in defense of their client in actions related to the unconstitutionality of the settlement of FX forwards to pesos. Gastaldi was also lead counsel to Slade Gorton & Co. in a case originally centered around the alleged collection of unpaid invoices. After the Court rejected the claim in September of 2018, the Appeals Court also ruled in favor of the client in April 2021. Delatour serves as the litigation group chair. He is also active in complex, highly confidential, cross-border arbitration matters. He is recognized as the 2021 Arbitration Lawyer of the Year for Argentina at the Benchmark Latin America Awards.

Additional key practitioners include Rafael LobosManuel Beccar VarelaEduardo Güemes and Francisco Zavilia. Clients can attest, “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.” Another client states, “We have used Beccar Varela for many years. The great thing about them is they always have a solution to our problems and express their opinions honestly, so we know which road to take. You cannot get much better than them.”

Bomchil Abogados

Bomchil Abogados is active in complex civil, commercial and arbitration disputes. The litigation team specializes in class action proceedings in a variety of industries ranging from insurance, corporate, and banking and finance, among others.

Ariadna Artopoulos is a leading litigator 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. Other key practitioners include Martín Torres GirottiJavier Petrantonio – the firm’s managing partner, and newly recognized litigation star Maria Ines Corra.

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal is one of Argentina’s leading full-service law firms. The firm often represents local and foreign clients before a variety of courts, including the Supreme Court, in civil, commercial, tax, labor and collective actions. The litigation department is spearheaded by litigation star Ricardo Ostrower. He routinely represents clients in civil and commercial litigation, administrative actions, local and international arbitration proceedings, bankruptcy disputes, and cross-border matters. Fellow partner Santiago Soria is active in corporate disputes, oil and gas, energy, mining, and construction industry disputes, as well as class actions and commercial contracts. Martin Chajchir is an expert in IP litigation, with a dedication to brand, domain name and industrial model and design disputes. Facundo Viel Temperley represents clients in civil, commercial, procedural and manufactured product liability disputes. Recent representations include multinational conflicts and collective actions. Father-son duo Julio Cesar Rivera Sr. and Julio Cesar Rivera Jr. are also recognized for their work in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

The dispute resolution services within Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno involves a broad range of areas, including litigation on civil and commercial, labor, intellectual property, regulatory and tax matters. Key practitioners include Ignacio BérèterbideGloria María GurbistaJorge Pico, and Cristian Krüger. Krüger is lead counsel to Kia Argentina in a class action matter brought by a consumer association. Krüger is described as “offering excellent services” by a client.

Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum

Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum is an intellectual property boutique firm that opened in October 2020. Despite its recent entry into the market, the firm is composed of skilled practitioners with more than 20 years of experience in IP disputes.

The team is made up of litigation stars and founding partners Juan Carlos Ojam and Raquel Flanzbaum. The pair routinely, and independently, represent multinational clients in trademark and copyright infringement actions, oppositions, and other contentious matters. Future stars Camila Sirianni and Paula Caraffa Morando are recognized for their work on complex IP proceedings.