Languages

Español, Inglés

Contact

avidal@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2864

Vidal, Alejandro J.

Bio

Alejandro graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and is a member of the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice groups. He joined the Firm in 2007.


Education

He received his LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1993. He specialized in Corporate Law, Trusts, Finance and Banking Law and took tax law courses at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Austral and the Argentine Association of Tax Studies. He completed the fifth year of the Accounting Degree Program at the School of Economic Sciences of the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Specialization

In the Corporate Law area, Alejandro is part of a team of lawyers entirely dedicated to providing advice on corporate matters, and mergers and acquisitions to multinational companies doing business in Argentina.

Academic Activities

He has lectured extensively in Argentina on corporate issues (liability of directors and statutory auditors; reciprocal guarantee companies; mergers and acquisitions; tax-free reorganizations, among others) as well as on commercial issues (credit invoices; leasing; trusts as investment vehicles).

Memberships

Alejandro is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association.

Publicactions

Alejandro has published several articles about corporate matters in the Ámbito Financiero, Infobae, El Cronista newspapers and the Fortuna magazine.

Languages

Español, Inglés, Francés

Contact

faskenasy@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2757

Askenasy, Florencia

Bio

Florencia graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is a member of the Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice groups. She joined the Firm in 2007.


Education

Florencia received her LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, with honors, in 2001. Furthermore, she took an undergraduate course at Université Pantheón Assas – Paris II (France, 2000). She also took specialization courses on regulations of the Inspección General de Justicia (Superintendency of Corporations) and unification of the Argentine Civil and Commercial Codes at Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo de las Ciencias Jurídicas (Argentina).

Specialization

In the corporate law area, Florencia specializes in the provision of advice on matters related to business and corporate law to multinational companies doing business in Argentina, as well as on merger and acquisition transactions. Moreover, she renders advice on matters related to insurance law and in connection with the regulatory framework for the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing.

Memberships

She is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association.

Languages

Español, Inglés

Contact

mdelolmo@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2854

del Olmo, Mariano

Bio

Mariano graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He co-chairs the Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices, and he chairs the Real Estate Practice. He joined the Firm in 2005.


Education

He received his LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, with honors, in 2004. He had the highest GPA (9 – Nine) and was appointed flag bearer of his class in the graduation ceremony of October 2005.

Specialization

Mariano specializes in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Contractual Law and Corporate Conflicts.

He has been awarded by Chambers & Partners (Global and Latin America) as one of the leading Corporate/M&A lawyers in Argentina in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In addition, The Legal 500 has ranked him in the Corporate/M&A and Real Estate Practices and has mentioned him as “next generation lawyer” of the Corporate/Mergers & Acquistions practice in Argentina in the 2019 edition. Lastly, Mariano has been mentioned as leading attorney and “Highly Recommended” in the Corporate and M&A practices in Argentina according to the Leaders´ League international ranking for 2020.

Academic Activities

  1. Deputy director of post-graduate studies “Refresher Program: Reorganizations, acquisitions and deals with shares” (1 year, 128 hours), School of Law, University of Buenos Aires (since 2019).

Lecturer of the subjects/modules: – “Purchase and sale of shares (SPAs) and assignment of membership interests”;

– “Shareholders’ Agreements” (together with Alfredo Rovira);

– “Joint ownership, usufruct, pledge, attachment, trusts on shares, and other deals” (together with Marcelo Pepe); and

– “Corporate reorganizations (conversions, mergers and spin-offs). Appraisal right. Transfer of going concerns” (together with Alfredo Rovira).

  1. Professor of “Commercial Contracts” (formerly “Modern Contracts”) at the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, in the class in charge of Alfredo Rovira (2007 – present).
  2. Assistant Professor of “Elements of rights in rem” in the chair held by Jorge H. Alterini, in the class in charge of Marcelo A. Pepe, at the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (between 2002 and 2006).

Memberships

He is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association and of the International Bar Association.

Publicactions

Mariano has authored several articles on civil and commercial law matters, including, among others:

– “Oponibilidad de los pactos de bloqueo al tercero adquirente de paquetes accionarios”, published in Revista de Derecho Comercial y de las Obligaciones, issue # 298, September-October 2019, p. 1205 ff.

– “El pacto de bloqueo es oponible al tercero adquirente de paquetes accionarios que conoció o debió haber conocido la restricción”, published in XIV Congreso Argentino de Derecho Societario; X Congreso Iberoamericano de Derecho Societario y de la Empresa, Advocatus, on September 4, 2019.

– “Pactos parasociales y su oponibilidad a la sociedad y a terceros”, published in Revista de Derecho Comercial, La Ley Uruguay, Quinta Época, Year III, issue # 9, January-March 2018, p. 144 ff.

– “Límites a la titularidad de dominio de tierras rurales por extranjeros”, published on www.abogados.com.ar, on September 26, 2017.

– “Modificación a la reglamentación de la ley de tierras rurales”, published in Jurisprudencia Argentina, issue of June 28, 2017.

– “Aspectos societarios relacionados con la Ley de Tierras Rurales”, together with Guillermo Malm Green, published in La Ley, 2015-C, p. 1287 ff.

– “Emisión de obligaciones negociables con garantía hipotecaria”, published in Revista de Derecho Comercial y de las Obligaciones, issue # 235, March-April 2009, p. 381 ff.

– “Hipoteca sobre inmueble gravado con usufructo”, together with Marcelo A. Pepe, published in La Ley, 2007-F, p. 1167 ff.

Latest conferences

– Lecturer in the XIV Argentine Congress of Corporate Law; X Ibero-American Congress of Corporate and Business Law, September 4, 2019.

- Keynote speaker on “Members’ agreements and their enforceability” in the VIII Argentine-Uruguayan Commercial Law Sessions, Montevideo, August 3 and 4, 2017.

– Sole speaker on “Surface rights and other relevant amendments to Rights In Rem in the New Argentine Civil and Commercial Code”, practical workshop organized by the Association of Notaries Public for the City of Buenos Aires (August 2015).

– Sole speaker on “News related to in rem and personal rights”, conference organized by the Legal and Tax Affairs Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina (AmCham) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) (July 2015).

– Keynote speaker on “Administrative Precedents of the Argentine Exchange Commission” in the III Argentine-Uruguayan Commercial Law Sessions, organized by the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2012).

Languages

Español, Inglés

Contact

jvallebella@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2794

Vallebella, Joaquín

Bio

Joaquín graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina and is a member of the Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation and Arbitration Practice groups. He joined the Firm in 2011.


Education

He received his LL.B. from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina in 1999 and has a Master´s Degree in Business Law from the Universidad Austral (2006). His thesis “El cambio de circunstancias en los contratos: perspectiva tradicional y tendencia moderna internacional en torno a este fenómeno” (The change of circumstances in contracts: traditional view and international modern trend regarding this phenomenon) got the highest grade. Furthermore, Joaquín pursued studies on International Business Transactions at the Southwestern University School of Law – California, United States of America (Universidad de Buenos Aires – Universidad del Salvador) Summer Law Studies in Argentina (May/June 2001).

Specialization

Joaquín has gained experience in commercial arbitration and structuring of national and international deals. He took part in more than 25 arbitrations under the ICC Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules, before the General Arbitration Tribunal of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and ad-hoc arbitrations. He also took part in legal proceedings regarding the nullity and/or affirmance of awards. At present, he holds office at the Corporate and Litigation and Arbitration Departments and is the regular representative of the Firm at the ICC Argentina Arbitration Committee. In 2014, he was appointed Regional Coordinating Committee member for the Latin American Chapter of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) for the 2014-2016 period. He participated in the 11th Annual Meeting of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group that was held in Paris in September 2014.

Academic Activities

He is regularly invited to participate as arbitrator in several arbitration competitions. He participated as arbitrator in the International Arbitration Competition – School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires –School of Jurisprudence of the Universidad del Rosario de Bogotá- 2011, 2013 y 2014 Editions. Likewise, he was a jury member of the 1st Latin America Regional Pre-Moot Oral Rounds for the Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot Competition (FDI Competition) in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014). He has extensively lectured, both in Argentina and abroad, on issues related to international arbitration.

Memberships

He is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association.

Publicactions

Joaquín has authored and co-authored the following publications:

– The Argentina Chapter for Interim Measures in International Arbitration © JurisNet, LLC 2014 published at www.arbitrationlaw.com, co-authored with Alfredo L. Rovira.

– El cambio de circunstancias en los contratos: perspectiva tradicional y tendencia moderna internacional en torno a este fenómeno. First part. Published in Revista de Derecho Comercial y de las Obligaciones (RDCO), Abeledo Perrot Publishers, January/February 2012, 252-71.

– El cambio de circunstancias en los contratos: perspectiva tradicional y tendencia moderna internacional en torno a este fenómeno (Second part). Published in Revista de Derecho Comercial y de las Obligaciones (RDCO), Abeledo Perrot Publishers, March/April 2012, 253-495.

– La excesiva onerosidad en la Convención de Viena a propósito de la novedosa jurisprudencia sentada en el caso “Scafom International”. ED Publishers, 243-813. This work was also published in the Revista Argentina de Derecho Empresario (Electrónica) IJ-VL-462, August 3, 2011 and in PACE Database on the CISG and International Commercial Law (Scholarly Materials) (selected scholarly writings on the CISG). Available at http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cisg/biblio/vallebella.pdf

Languages

Español, Inglés

Contact

salvarez@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2798

Alvarez, Sebastián

Bio

Sebastián graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He chairs the Public Law Practice and co-chairs the Litigation and Arbitration Practice. He joined Brons & Salas in 2004.


Education

Sebastián received his LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1993. He took a Graduate Course on Administrative Procedural Law at the Schoold of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1993 and a Graduate Course on Telecommunications Law also at that University in 2006.

He also took a Postgraduate Course on Economic Administrative Law at the Universidad Católica Argentina (1996-1997).

Specialization

Sebastián has vast experience in providing all type of legal advisory services regarding government contracts and public services and also in connection with state-regulated activities (electricity, telecommunications, supply of drinking water, air and land transportation, gas transportation, among others), privatization processes, national, provincial and international bidding processes, condemnations and administrative easements.

Furthermore, as he has rendered professional services in the field of the Argentine electricity market since he joined Brons & Salas, he has specialized knowledge in the regulatory aspects of the electricity market.

He served as Clerk of a Federal Court hearing Administrative Litigation Matters, thus gaining great experience and expertise in contentious matters in administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings, before authorities at the federal and provincial levels and in the City of Buenos Aires.

Academic Activities

Sebastián is a full professor of “Regulations II” in the Postgraduate Course on Administrative Law at the Universidad Católica de La Plata and an associate professor of “Administrative Law I” at the Universidad de la Matanza. In addition, he was a professor of Administrative Law at the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Memberships

He is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association, the Argentine Association of Administrative Law and the Argentine Association of Administrative Law of the City of Buenos Aires.

Publicactions

Sebastián is the author of the following articles:

-“La aplicación de los códigos de fondo en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires luego de la reforma constitucional de 1994”, published in Revista de Derecho Administrativo, year 12, January/December 2000, Nos. 33/35, LexisNexis.

-“Un caso de aplicación retroactiva de tarifas”, published in Revista de Doctrina, Jurisprudencia, Legislación y Práctica, January/March 2008, No. 63, LexisNexis.

-“Una consideración sobre la tasa de justicia en las medidas cautelares autónomas”, published in Revista Argentina del Régimen de la Administración Pública “RAP”, No. 369, page 19, Rap Publishers.

-“El principio de legalidad en materia de contrataciones administrativas” published in Revista Argentina del Régimen de la Administración Pública “RAP”, No. 382, page 53, Rap Publishers.

-“Algunas Pautas Para la Gestión Estatal de las Necesidades Esenciales de la Comunidad: Conclusiones a la Luz de un Caso Particular”, published in Estudos Dirigidos de Gestao Pública Na América Latina – Volume 1, Forum Publishers, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Languages

Español, Inglés, Italiano

Contact

mmacias@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2759

Rodríguez Macías, María José

Bio

María José graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She chairs the Intellectual Property, Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Practices at Brons & Salas. She joined the Firm in 1996.


Education

She received her LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, with honors, in 1991. She also attended the Training Program in Management (FDP) at the School of Business of the Universidad Luigi Bocconi, (SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy), the Training Program in Management (FDP) at the ESC Lyon (Lyon, France) and a Postgraduate Course in Business Law at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).

Specialization

In relation to the Intellectual Property Law practice, she leads a team of 5 lawyers and administrative personnel specialized in the matter and engaged in providing advice on strategies for the management, preservation and defense of the intangible assets of multinational companies doing business in Argentina, as well as local companies that intend to expand internationally.

María José also coordinates and manages global trademark and patent portfolios for her local and foreign clients. To that end, the IP Department of which she is in charge has built a network of correspondents in more than 70 countries, who are capable of providing immediate response in cases of global launches of products and/or services by Brons & Salas’ clients.

Regarding Antitrust Law, she provides advice to foreign investors who desire to invest in Argentina through the acquisition of companies, as well as through M&As conducted abroad with effects within the Argentine territory.

The Antitrust Practice group has vast experience in matters involving anti-competitive practices and does not only provide advice to its clients in such regard but also offers training programs for their top-level management for the implementation of good business practices in line with the global policies of their international peers.

María José has been invited to participate in different forums, panel discussions and conferences in relation to both Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law.

Academic Activities

For more than 20 years she has been a professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) and a visiting professor of the Business Law Master’s Degree Program (MADE) at said University.

Memberships

She is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association, a member of the Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI), a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and a member of the Argentine Intellectual Property Brokers Association (AAAPI).

Publicactions

María José is the author of the chapters referring to Argentina of the following books:

“2005 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law & Practice, March 2006 “Product Liability-Argentina”, published by Global Legal Group (2003).

“2006 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, March 2007.

“2007 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, March 2008

“2008 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, March 2009.

“2009 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, March 2010.

Chapter 6 “Antitrust Regulations”, of the book Business Laws of Argentina, 2009-2014 Edition, various authors, Editorial West (A Thomson Reuters Business).

Preparation of technical reports, on a permanent basis, about Intellectual Property and Antitrust Matters, as advisor of international companies.

Languages

Español, Inglés

Contact

lbartomioli@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2749

Bartomioli, Lorena P.

Bio

Partner of Brons & Salas in charge of the Customs Law and Foreign Trade Practices. She chairs the Customs Law and Foreign Trade Practices.


Education

Lorena graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

She took a graduate course on International Business at the Universidad Católica Argentina.

Specialization

She chairs the Customs Law and Foreign Trade Practices.

Academic Activities

Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Practical Assignments Professor.

Associate professor of Foreign Trade Transactions of the International Business Master’s Degree Program at the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales (UCES).

Visiting professor of “Foreign Trade Taxation and Customs Law” of the Postgraduate Course on Taxation at the School of Economics and Business Administration of the Universidad de Catamarca, 2015.

Visiting professor of Customs Law of the Taxation Graduate Course at the School of Economics of the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, 2015.

Associate professor of Integration Law of the Customs and Integration Law Graduate Course, Universidad de Buenos Aires, School of Law and Social Sciences, 2012.

Visiting professor of Customs Law of the Tax Law Graduate Course of the Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero, 2011.

Visiting professor of Customs Law and Tax Law of the Postgraduate Courses on Tax Law and Customs Law of the Escuela de Abogados del Estado, 2010.

Visiting professor of Customs Law of the Tax Law Graduate Course of the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, 2009.

Visiting professor of Customs Law of the Tax Law Master’s Degree Program of the Universidad Católica Argentina, 2006-2007.

Visiting Professor of International Business of the Law and Business Master’s Degree Program of the Universidad de Palermo, 2006-2007.

Memberships

Lorena is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association, full member of the Argentine Institute of Customs Studies, of the Argentine Association for Tax Law Studies and the International Academy of Customs Law and of the Secretary’s Office of the Argentine Institute of Customs Studies (2010-2011).

Publicactions

In connection with Customs Law, Lorena has participated in lectures, seminars, and conferences both in Argentina and abroad. She has authored several opinion pieces, including:

– Tutela Jurisdiccional efectiva de los operadores de comercio internacional, First International Conference on Customs Law of the Argentine Association of Tax Studies, Errepar.

– Los valores criterio de carácter precautorio, Revista del Centro de Despachantes de Aduana, Year LXXXVI, July-August 2010.

– Agosto de 2010: un mes dedicado a la materia aduanera, Revista Impuestos, November 2010, La Ley Publishers.

– Chapter III. Customs Law. Business Law of Argentina, 2009/2010 Edition, several authors, A Thomson Reuters Business.

– El control aduanero y las Declaraciones Juradas Anticipadas de Importación, co-authored with Diego A. Embón, published on September 15, 2015, in Revista IUS 360º (online), managed by Asociación Civil IUS Veritas, Peru.

Languages

Español, Inglés

Contact

jverstegen@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2758

Fernández Verstegen, Javier A.

Bio

Javier graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. He chairs the Labor Law and Social Security Practices. He joined the Firm in 2000.


Education

He received his LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad Católica Argentina in 1995. He also took a Master’s Degree Course on “Law and Companies” at the Universidad de Palermo (Argentina, 2003-2004), a Pre-Masters’ Degree Course at the Universidad Austral (Argentina, 1997) and he participated in many national and international courses, seminars and conferences on Labor and Social Security Law.

Specialization

In the Labor Law Practice, Javier leads a group of lawyers devoted to provide assistance in connection with individual and collective labor relations to a portfolio of multinational and national companies. He also advises on negotiations of collective bargaining agreements, collective labor disputes, labor aspects related to mergers and acquistions and, in general, on any kind of affairs related to labor relations. Javier also handles and manages the day-to-day affairs and litigation matters of several clients of the Firm, focusing his advice on the prevention and analysis of contingencies, understanding the needs and interests of each specific client and providing tailored-made advice for the achievement of the goals set. The Firm’s Labor Law Practice is recommended in international publications and Javier has been mentioned individually in publications such as Chambers & Partners Latin America, The Legal 500, among others.

Academic Activities

Javier was assistant professor of Individual Relations of Labor Law and Elements of Labor Law at the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires and associate professor of the Law and Business Master’s Degree Program of the Universidad de Palermo. He has been lecturer, speaker and panelist in courses and conferences on Labor and Social Security Law in different organizations and events.

Memberships

He is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association, the San Isidro Bar Association, the Argentine Association of Labor and Social Security Law and of Banco de la República Argentina’s Lawyers Committee. From 2008, Javier has been Vice-chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina.

Languages

Español, Inglés

Contact

lcaceres@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2712

Cáceres, Leandro H.

Bio

Leandro graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he specialized in Tax Law. He chairs the Tax Law Practice. He joined the firm in 1997.


Education

Leandro received his LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1995. In addition, he took a graduate course on Tax Law at the Universidad Austral (Argentina, 2001). He also did a Graduate Course on Finance and Tax Law at the Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina, 1996). In 2005, he attended the Academy of American and International Law, The Center of American and International Law (formerly known as The Southwestern Legal Foundation – University of Texas), Dallas, USA.

Specialization

In the Tax Law Practice, Leandro has gained vast experience in providing advice on national, provincial and municipal taxes as well as on tax planning at both local and international levels.

He also has wide experience in corporate acquisition, reorganization, merger and spin-off proceedings and in transfers of going concerns, giving advice to maximize tax benefits and consummate transactions efficiently.

In tax litigation matters, Leandro has represented many clients of the Firm in all sorts of administrative proceedings related to inspections, verifications and assessments of taxes and investigation proceedings for formal and material infringements and has pursued them before administrative authorities, tax courts and the national and provincial courts of law.

Memberships

Leandro is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association and the Argentine Association for Tax Law Studies.

Languages

Español, Inglés

Contact

pbrusco@brons.com.ar
+54 4319-7100 ext. 2712

Brusco, Pablo Daniel

Bio

Pablo graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a member of the Litigations & Arbitration, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisition Practice groups. He joined the Firm in 1992.


Education

Pablo received his LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1987. He also took a course at the Academy of American and International Law, The Center for American and International Law (formerly known as The Southwestern Legal Foundation), University of Texas, Dallas (2001) and did courses on “Trusts” and “Advertising and Law” at Universidad Austral.

Specialization

In relation to the Litigation & Arbitration area, he has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation, representing local and international clients from a wide range of industries, such as mass consumption, banks, auto makers, advertising agencies, intellectual property, and so on. In the Corporate Law area, he has vast experience in contracts, advising clients on any type of national and international contracts, and has assisted a broad range of domestic and foreign companies from different industries in corporate disputes and purchases and sales of other domestic and foreign companies.

Memberships

Pablo is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association.

Publicactions

He has co-authored the chapters for Argentina of the following books:

– “Product Liability – Argentina”, published by Global Legal Group (2003).

– “Pharmaceutical Advertising”, published by Global Legal Group (2004).