AREAS OF PRACTICE
GENERAL CORPORATE ADVICE AND AUTOMOTIVE CONSULTING
ABBFP&W provides its clients with comprehensive all-encompassing advice on all areas of corporate law. We will assist in the drafting of all kind of agreements and other documents required in the various marketing activities of your products and/or services, procurement or related logistics.
CORPORATE PRACTICE AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
ABBFP&W professionals have extensive experience in corporate structuring and management. We take care of all registrations and authorizations required by the Supervisory Board of Companies (Inspección General de Justicia) (or by the appropriate Public Registry of Commerce) and the Argentine Securities and Exchange Commission for our foreign clients, to conduct business and invest in Argentina. In turn, we advise our clients on all matters related to reporting requirements, acting as their legal representatives.
MERGER'S & ACQUISITIONS VENTURE CAPITAL & PRIVATE BANKING
ABBFP&W activities in the area of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions are intense. Our domestic and international clients entrust us with the process to restructure their companies and investments. ABBFP&W aligns the design of its legal and tax solutions to the corporate strategies outlined by its clients.
ABBFP&W thus meets all of its clients’ requirements, from due diligence to the negotiation of transactions.
FINANCIAL AND BANKING LAW; CAPITAL MARKETS
ABBFP&W’s track record when it comes to capital markets in Argentina is impressive: our law firm has assisted numerous clients to raise capital through equity or debt insurance, with the latter having been structured as negotiable bonds, setting up financial trusts with or without public offering, and counseling the various participants on these transactions: issuers, trustees, arrangers, placement agents or underwriters.
ABBFP&W is a market leader in structuring financial trusts. It has been retained to set up more than 50 financial trusts with public offering, and it has acted as counsel for the various participants on such transactions: trustees, arrangers, trustors and placement agents.
COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
A group of ABBFP&W’s attorneys are recognized specialist in commercial distribution agreements.
Our law firm is well aware of the needs of its clients to establish strong distribution networks in Argentina and abroad to successfully sell their products and services without conflicts.
A number of Argentine and foreign customers rely on our experience to negotiate and supervise commercial distribution agreements. It is in this framework that ABBFP&W has taken part in the design of the dealership agreements for some of Argentina’s leading car manufacturers.
One of ABBFP&W’s major areas of practice is Litigation. Our law firm has a team of professionals acting as legal counsel for its clients in over 2,000 proceedings before courts with jurisdiction in commercial, civil, labor, administrative and criminal matters throughout Argentina, and in all procedural stages. Our professionals are equally seasoned in the litigation of cases under federal jurisdiction before the Argentine Supreme Court of Justice, basically on the grounds of “arbitrary” judgments by lower courts.
E-COMMERCE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND HIGH TECH
ABBFP&W’s portfolio of clients includes leading High Tech Argentine and foreign companies in the field of both telecommunications development and IT. Our law firm also provides legal and tax support to the companies that sell their products or services through the Internet.
ENTERTAINMENT, MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS
ABBFP&W has vast experience in the regulatory framework and prevention of eventual formal breaches of applicable regulations. In turn, our professionals involved in this area of practice provide comprehensive advice, often driving budget optimization in the areas of marketing and advertising by avoiding unnecessary or improper expenses related to the legal requirements associated with these campaigns.
FAIR TRADE, ANTITRUST AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
This regulatory framework has an impact on all business activities related to the sales of goods and services, from the moment a service or a good is offered to the moment it is sold to the end consumer. As a result, consumer product companies must carefully plan their communications, sales and post-sale services.
As a result, consumer product companies must carefully plan their communications, sales and post-sale services.
ABBFP&W provides advisory services to its clients in all matters related to labor law. These over-encompassing services range from the recruitment to the termination stages, and include all situations arising in between. Our law firm is always ready to respond to our clients' enquiries so that the solution offered is always accurate, and to support our clients in their decision making and resolution of complex issues fast and effectively.
INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE LAW
At ABBFP&W, we also have expertise in Insurance and Reinsurance. The professionals assigned to this area are highly qualified and experienced in court and out of court as a result of having either worked for law firms specializing in this area, and/or having acted as legal counsel for the regulatory authorities responsible for the oversight of insurance and reinsurance.
TAX AND CUSTOMS
For deals to be profitable, they require adequate tax planning. The team of specialists who cooperates with ABBFP&W on tax and customs matters provide advice in the following areas: (i) tax planning for business development and investment strategies in industrial, commercial and services organizations, with special focus on foreign investments; (ii) implementation of corporate and joint venture structures, and foreign investments in Argentina; (iii) interpretation and enforcement of international treaties for the avoidance of double taxation and financing alternatives; (iv) loan origination and debt restructuring.
INDUSTRIAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The legal protection of our clients’ intangible assets is also an area ABBFP&W has experience in, and we work with the assistance of specialists in Industrial and Intellectual Property. This activity includes all issues inherent in the registration of trademarks, designs and patents. Work in this area also includes issues related to international technology transfers, negotiation of license agreements and franchises.
Our clients’ business is subject to a growing level of administrative regulations issued by the Argentine federal, provincial and municipal governments. Work on this field includes, without limitation, regulatory activities related to the offering of goods and services, the financial sector, telecommunications, the artistic sector and the marketing of food products, household and cleaning products and/or medical products.
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
At ABBFP&W not only do we counsel our clients as regards the regulatory framework currently applicable to natural resources but also on the corporate, tax and environmental aspects related to the operations of our clients. The ever-increasing demands posed by sustainable development at global level has led ABBFP&W to include in its service offerings advice specialized in natural resources and the environment, supplemented by the contributions by our law firm’s other areas of practice.
CORPORATE CRIMINAL LAW
The specialists assigned to this area have counseled and currently counsel numerous domestic and multinational companies, embassies, organizations from the public and private sector, hospitals and health care institutions from the private sector in issues such as fraud and embezzlement, with a special emphasis on the forensic investigation into crimes against these organizations, antitrust matters, fair trade issues, trademark infringements, foreign exchange regulations, customs-related offenses, tax-related offenses, insolvency, libel and slander and malpractice.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT
ABBFP&W offers comprehensive legal advice to local and foreign customers who are planning to, or already are, moving forward with real estate investments in Argentina. Our law firm has vast experience in advisory services for the acquisition of real estate (real estate developments for housing and industrial purposes, offices, housing, and hotels, gated neighborhoods, etc.), the establishment of joint ventures for real estate projects, investment funding, the set-up of trusts, the establishment of commercial, tourism or industrial undertakings, all of which includes a review of compliance with zoning, environmental, municipal and tax regulations.
ABBFP&W’s roster of clients not only includes legal entities. Our law firm also assists individuals in dealing with matters of personal content.
Our law firm has a wealth of experience in Family Law. Those who come to us for assistance in this area of law are not only in need of legal advice but also of major emotional support to deal with their family problems. Our professionals are well aware of the meaning of a conflict between spouses both in terms of financial value and personal impact. And the same holds true for conflicts between parents and their offspring. For this reason, our law firm also relies on the assistance of other specialized professionals (psychologists, physicians and family counselors).
PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING AND PROTECTION
At ABBFP&W, we advise our clients on personal data protection in areas related to health, advertising and marketing, human resources, banking, insurance, credit reports, and the Internet, so that companies, in their internal and external actions, adhere to current regulations, thus avoiding disputes that may result in administrative proceedings, legal actions, fines, penalties and/or sentences ordering the payment of damages.