The Cathay Associates network member in Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Mayer Remiro

Established: 2011

Staff: 9

“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.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS GLOBAL

2012 – 2017: Cecilia Remiro Valcárcel:

Ranked Lawyer – Banking & Finance (Argentina, Foreign expert – Spain);

Ranked Lawyer – Corporate/M&A (Argentina, Foreign expert)

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS LATIN AMERICA

2009 – 2017: Jorge Claudio Mayer:

Ranked Lawyer – Real Estate (Argentina, Band 3)

WHO’S WHO LEGAL

2011 – 2017: Mayer Remiro Abogados – Real Estate

2010 – 2017: 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

  • M&A, CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL

Legal advice to a world-leading company in the beverage industry on the acquisition of a shareholding stake of a leading Argentine dairy product company – US$ 20 million (Present).

Legal advice to a leading Argentine company in the cookies & snacks industry on the acquisition of a manufacturing plant from a world-leading company in the beverage and snacks industry – US$ 35 million (2017).

Legal advice to a leading Argentine real estate company on the sale of a shareholding stake – US$ 17 million (2016).

Legal advice to a world-leading German company in the healthcare  industry on 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 on the acquisition of a leading Argentine serum laboratory, on the buyer’s side – US$ 10 million (2012).

Legal advice on 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 on 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 on the acquisition of an Argentine tractor manufacturing company – US$40 million (2010).

Legal advice to a leading Argentine frigorific on the acquisition of assets – US$ 8 million (2010).

Legal advice to a world-leading German company on the sale of its telephone business to a world-leading Finish company (2010).

General legal advice to a world-leading supermarket chain (Present).

  • ENERGY & RESOURCE

Legal advice to a world-leading Danish wind turbine manufacturing company in the supply of turbines and EPC contracts in Argentina – U$S +1 billion (Present)

Legal advice to an Argentine group on the development of biogas projects – US$ +30 million (Present)

Legal advice to a leading Spanish paper and biomass company on a joint venture with a leading Argentine oil company to develop several biomass projects in Argentina – +100 MW (Present).

Legal advice to a Spanish-French company on the development of a photovoltaic park in Argentina (Present).

Legal advice to engineering companies in the renewable energy sector (Present)

General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading Danish company in the wind energy industry (Present).

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).

  • REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION

Legal advice to a world-leading supermarket chain on several land acquisitions, construction of supermarkets and structuring of shopping centers – US$ +150 million (2005 – Present).

Legal advice in the structuring of a couple of Argentine shopping centers (Present).

Legal advice to a leading Spanish group in the construction industry (Present).

Legal advice to a leading Argentine real estate development company (Present).

Legal advice to a high net worth individual in land acquisition (Present).

Legal advice in +150 transactions (land acquisitions, real estate developments, structuring of shopping centers) over the last 10 years.

  • LITIGATION

Litigation portfolio of a world-leading Mexican group in the bread industry (Present)

Litigation portfolio of a world-leading US group in the fast-food industry (Present)

Litigation portfolio of a leading reinsurance company with regard to coverage on all Argentine highways (Present).

Litigation portfolio of a leading Spanish group in the construction industry (Present).

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 high net worth Argentine individual in the media industry on 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 on a conflict brought by the Argentine government with regard to its intellectual property rights over soy seeds (2007-2010).

  • 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).

Legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a leading Spanish company in the toy industry on the liquidation and winding-up of its business (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).

Bankruptcy proceeding of a leading Swiss bank – US$ 2 billion (2001-2010).

  •  LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

General legal advice to a leading Argentine sports media company (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).

General legal advice to a world-leading Swiss company in the temporary employment sector (2016).

  •  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 group in the fast-food industry (Present).

  •  HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES

General legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a couple of world-leading laboratories (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).

  •  COMPETITION LAW

Legal advice to the Argentine subsidiary of a world-leading US company in the agribusiness industry on 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

  •  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).

  •  TAX

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

  •  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 (2011-2015).

Legal advice to a leading Spanish bank on the fulfillment of its obligations with the Argentine securities and exchange authorities (2011-2012).

  • FUNDS & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Legal advice on 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).

  •  TRUSTS, ESTATES & WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Legal advice to a New Zealand trust on its sale of Spanish assets to a US company (2015).

  •  MEDIA, TECHONOLOGY & TELECOMS

General legal advice to a world-leading electronic company (2015).

Legal advice to a world-leading sports TV channel on Argentine foreign exchange regulation issues (2012).

  •  AGRIBUSINESS

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

  • 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).

  • 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 (2015).

KEY REPRESENTATIVES

Jorge C. Mayer

Managing Partner

Cecilia Remiro Valcárcel

Managing Partner

Maximo Mochkovsky

Cathay Associates Representative

OFFICE PROFILE

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.

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.

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.

SPECIALTIES:

  • M&A, CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL
  • REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION
  • ENERGY & RESOURCE
  • CONSUMER INDUSTRY
  • LITIGATION
  • RESTRUCTURING, INSOLVENCY AND WORKOUTS
  • LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
  • BANKING & FINANCE
  • FUNDS & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
  • HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES
  • COMPETITIVE LAW

CONTACT / INQUIRY

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

Telephone:
+541153530300

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