Brons & Salas
Administrative Law, Privatizations and Customs
The firm has advised numerous Argentine and foreign companies on deals with the National and Provincial Governments. It has counseled the Argentine Government in the privatization of electrical utilities. The firm has played an active role in foreign trade issues.
Brons & Salas has assisted the government in the drafting process of antitrust regulations, and also designed several tailor-made strategies to present cases before the antitrust authorities. Brons & Salas has successfully obtained approval and/or clearance of M& A transactions.
Banking & Finance, Foreign Investments
Brons & Salas advises several financial entities doing business in Argentina and Uruguay, and also assists clients in loans and financial transactions. Brons & Salas has successfully assisted its international clients in matters raised under the umbrella of BIT and counsels clients at CIADI and UNCITRAL arbitrations.
Working for a wide commercial spectrum, the firm deals with all its client’s corporate matters. Brons & Salas has extensive experience in M&A transactions, assisting clients as sellers, buyers or financiers, acting in all stages from the initial due diligence and negotiation until closing the transaction. It is also actively involved in corporate litigation.
The firm has broad expertise in the area of environmental laws and has set up a specialized department within the Natural Resources Group devoted to environmental audits, contracts, litigation and procedures before the governmental authorities, etc.
This group focuses its advice to prevent potential litigation and, when necessary, represents its clients before the National Ministry of Labor and Social Security Provincial Administrative Labor Authorities and all competent courts. The Labor Department counsels its clients in defining human resources policies, in negotiating collective labor agreements, in dealing with collective conflicts, conducts labor audits, tailor made pension plans and advises on stock options.
Litigation and Bankruptcy
Brons & Salas represents clients at both trial and appellate levels, before provincial and national courts throughout Argentina, in all venues, either directly or via its correspondent firms. The firm engages in all kinds of litigation, including commercial, civil and administrative lawsuits, product liability and consumer products litigation.
Mediation and Arbitration
Brons & Salas’ partners act as arbitrators or counsel to parties in domestic and international arbitrations, including BIT disputes.
Brons & Salas advises on construction projects as well as in the administration, purchase and sale of real estate. It also provides special counsel to the acquisition, construction and operation of urban and rural property and in the concessions for shopping malls, supermarkets and movie theatres.
The firm advises on tax reorganizations, merger and the spinoff of companies and the transfer of ongoing concerns, handling also their implementation under the tax-free system. The firm renders specific assistance in all kinds of administrative and court proceedings referred to inspections, verifications and assessment of taxes likewise in similar Social Security processes.
Insurance & Reinsurance
The firm advises international insurance and reinsurance companies on business start-ups and operations in Argentina; M&A and regulatory compliance, brokerage and claims-supervision/defense litigation.
IP, Copyright & Biotechnology
The IP Department provides a full spectrum of services involving the prosecution and enforcement of IP rights. The IP team has a large and credited experience in the fields of trademarks, patents, copyrights, biotechnology and other types of IT matters, managing not only local but also regional and international portfolios and programs particularly for many of its massive consumer clients. It has been involved in several leading litigation cases.
The IP group handles international IP protection. The M&A group has been involved in large multinational projects including Project Financing and Bank Syndicates.
Main Practice AreasAdministrative Law
Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Reorganization
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Employment and Labor
Land Use and Real Property
Mergers and Acquisitions
Trusts and Estates