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The Buenos Aires, Argentina member of the

Cathay Associates network:

Mayer Remiro

 

 

Established: 2011

Staff: 10

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

— Warren Buffet

Cathay Associates Buenos Aires brings a global approach, deep understanding and a recognized legal expertise which addresses clients’ needs for cross-border success. Our firm brings a strong knowledge of the local market—as well as a broad experience with multilateral transactions in South and Latin America, the United States and Europe—in order to provide our clients with the right strategic point of view in the decision-making process. We add value by bringing a creative and comprehensive approach for innovative thinking regarding new international opportunities.

 

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS


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CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL
2012 – 2016: Cecilia Remiro Valcárcel:

Ranked Lawyer - Banking & Finance (Argentina, Foreign expert; Spain, Expert based abroad);

Corporate/M&A (Argentina, Foreign expert, Spain, Expert based abroad)

Corporate/M&A (Argentina, Foreign expert, Spain, Expert based abroad)

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS LATIN AMERICA
2009 - 2016: Jorge Claudio Mayer:

Ranked Lawyer - Real Estate (Argentina, Band 3)

 

WHO’S WHO LEGAL
2011 – 2016: Mayer Remiro Abogados - Real Estate

2010 – 2016: Jorge Claudio Mayer - Ranked Lawyer

 

REVISTA APERTURA
2015: Mayer Remiro Abogados - Ranked in the annual ranking by Apertura - a distinguished business magazine in Argentina whose annual ranking selects the best law firms of Buenos Aires based on a survey to partners and senior associates of first tier law firms, and directors and Chief Legal Officers of first tier companies

FLAGSHIP DEALS


    IN KEY PRACTICES:

    M&A, CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL

    • Legal advice to a German company in the acquisition of an Argentine laboratory - US$ 13 million (2015).

    • Legal advice to a Spanish company in the wind energy industry on the sale of its energy plant in Argentina – US$ 5 million (2013).
    • Legal advice in the acquisition of a leading Argentine serum laboratory, on the buyer’s side - US$ 10 million (2012).
    • Legal advice in the acquisition of an Argentine machine manufacturing company in the agribusiness industry, on the buyer’s side - US$ 8 million, including purchase price and debt (2012).
    • Legal advice to a world-leading French company and a world-leading Argentine company in the food industry in the merger of its crackers and cookie business, and its expansion to other Latin American countries – Company value: US$ 300 million (2004-2011).
    • Legal advice to a Dutch investment fund in the acquisition of an Argentine tractor manufacturing company - US$40 million (2010).
    • Legal advice to a leading Argentine frigorific in the acquisition of assets - US$ 8 million (2010).
    • Legal advice to a world-leading German company in the sale of its telephone business to a world-leading Finish company (2010).
    • General legal advice to a world-leading supermarket chain (Present).

    LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

    • General legal advice to a world-leading Swiss company in the temporary employment sector (Present).
    • Legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a multinational Brazilian company on the dismissal of its employees in the context of the liquidation and winding-up of its business in Argentina (Present).

    LITIGATION

    • Legal advice to a leading English reinsurance company against a world-leading US company in the agribusiness industry and an Argentine insurance company with regard to a D&O policy in connection with regulatory matters - Contingency US$ 100 million, Claim US$ 20 million, Settlement US$ 100,000 (2014).
    • Legal advice to a renowned Argentinean media businessman in an arbitration proceeding with regard to a breach of contract - US$ 20 million (2013-2014).
    • Legal expert advice, called by the Argentine government, in ICSID arbitration procedures initiated by multinational companies in the energy and mining industries (2011).
    • Legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading US company in the agribusiness industry in a conflict brought by the Argentine government with regard to its intellectual property rights over soy seeds (2007-2010).

    MEDIA, TECHONOLOGY & TELECOMS

    • General legal advice to a world-leading electronic company (Present).
    • Legal advice to a world-leading sports TV channel on Argentine foreign exchange regulation issues (2012).

    REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION

    • Legal advice in +150 operations (land acquisitions, real estate developments, structuring of shopping centers) over the last 10 years.
    • Legal advice to a world-leading supermarket chain in several land acquisitions, and construction of supermarkets and structuring of shopping centers - US$ +150 million (2005 - Present).
    • Legal advice in the structuring of an Argentine shopping center - US$ 20 million (Present).

    AGRIBUSINESS

    • Legal advice on the acquisition of Argentina’s largest ever cattle sale, on the seller’s side - US$ 15 million (2010).

    RESTRUCTURING, INSOLVENCY AND WORKOUTS

    • Bankruptcy proceeding of a company within a world-leading Mexican group in the bread industry – US$ 300 million (2001-Present).
    • Bankruptcy proceeding of a company within a world-leading Mexican group in the bread industry – US$ 100 million (1997-Present).
    • Bankruptcy proceeding of a leading Swiss bank – US$ 2 billion (2001-2010).

    TAX

    • Legal advice to a private equity fund on tax issues (2014).

    TRUSTS, ESTATES & WEALTH MANAGEMENT

    • Legal advice to a New Zealand trust in its sale of Spanish assets to a US company (Present).

    PUBLIC AND REGULATORY LAW

    • Legal advice to a world-leading German company in the engineering (elevators, escalators) industry on regulatory matters (2015).
    • Legal advice to a world-leading French company in the stationary industry on regulatory matters (2014-2015).

    COMPETITION LAW

    • Legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading US company in the agribusiness industry in an antitrust case brought by the Agriculture Secretary (2007-2010).
    • Advice in 20+ presentations with regard to concentration control before the Argentine antitrust authorities – US$ +250 million.

    IN KEY INDUSTRIES:

    BANKING & FINANCE

    • Legal advice to a European financial group on the establishment and development of its financial activities in Argentina, and financing of and private banking operations with regard to Argentinean residents (Present).
    • Legal advice to a leading Spanish bank on the fulfillment of its obligations with the Argentine securities and exchange authorities (2011-2012).

    CONSUMER INDUSTRY

    • General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading French company in the cosmetics industry (Present).
    • General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading Mexican company in the bread industry (Present).
    • General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiaries of a world-leading US company in the fast-food industry (Present).
    • Legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a French multinational company in the toy industry on the liquidation and winding-up of its business in the context of its global bankruptcy (2011-2012).

     ENERGY & RESOURCE

    • General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a Spanish company in the wind energy industry (Present).
    • General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a Spanish company in the natural gas industry (Present).
    • Legal advice to a Spanish-French company for the potential development of the first photovoltaic park in Argentina (2014).
    • Legal advice to a leading Spanish group in the renewable energy industry on the development of its business in Argentina and other Latin American countries (2009-2012).
    • Legal advice to a Spanish company in the sale of aerogenerators for the exploit of a wind park in Argentina – US$ 54 million (2011).

    FILM & ENTERTAINMENT

    • General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading Spanish company in the theme park industry (Present).
    • General legal advice to a Latin American-leading Argentine website in the kids entertainment industry, partially owned by a leading Argentine media group (Present).

    HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES

    • General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading laboratory (Present).
    • General legal advice to a couple of Argentine laboratories (Present).
    • General legal advice to an Argentine laboratory supplier (Present).
    • General legal advice to a leading German company that manufactures glass and plastic for the pharmaceutical and health industry (Present).
    • General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading laboratory (2011).

    FUNDS & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

    • Legal advice for the potential constitution of an Argentine fund for the acquisition of real estate in Spain - US$ 10 million (2014).
    • Legal advice to a private equity fund on the sale of its investment in a call center in Argentina - US$ 5 million (2011).

    INSURANCE

    • Legal advice to an insurance broker on the regulatory aspects of the potential establishment of a structure to distribute insurance in Argentina (2014-2015).

KEY REPRESENTATIVES


 

 

 

Jorge C. Mayer
Managing Partner

 

Cecilia Remiro Valcárcel
Managing Partner

 

Maximo Mochkovsky
Cathay Associates Representative

OFFICE PROFILE


Cathay Associates Buenos Aires offers a one-stop-shop for comprehensive legal services. We firmly believe in generating solid and long term relationships, which is why we are committed to maintaining a flexible and attentive approach to our clients. Because of our tailor-made services, our Argentine office is a go-to firm for legal and business solutions to highly complex matters which Argentine and foreign public and private entities, as well as individuals, face in their day-to-day business development.

 

We bring a highly-respected background in numerous issues relating to business and corporate law, including M&A, antitrust and restructuring. Furthermore, our firm is a leader in Argentina in real estate, specialized in every aspect of the industry, including urban developments, shopping center structuring and the expansion of well-known retail companies. Additionally, we provide a wide experience in tax planning of and regulatory issues in connection with foreign investments.

 

Our Buenos Aires office is able to act with local knowledge while at the same time tapping into Cathay Associates' global network, giving the necessary know-how on both ends of the venture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialties:

In addition to our key practices and key industries, our local specialties include:

  • Public and Regulatory Law

    Our legal expertise includes advising world-leading companies from a variety of industries around the globe to navigate issues relating to matters subject to intense governmental regulation, including public hiring procedures (public and private tenders, and direct hiring), Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), and currency exchange procedures.

  • Competition Law

    We have been advisers to world-leading companies and large conglomerates in cases that involve the execution of potentially anticompetitive conduct, including more than 20 presentations before the Argentine antitrust authorities with regard to concentration control, to the tune of over US $250 million.

  • Agribusiness

    Our legal advice includes working with European investment funds and leading players in different sectors of the industry, such as producers, frigorifics and manufacturing companies, including on major acquisitions of companies and assets, as well as on the acquisition of Argentina’s largest ever cattle sale.

  • Insurance
    We have experience in advising insurance brokers and reinsurance companies on regulatory aspects, including the potential establishment of a structure to distribute insurance in Argentina.

CONTACT / INQUIRY


Address:

Jerónimo Salguero 2835, 8th floor, C1425DEM, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone:
+541153530300

 







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