Transactions

Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Arbitration

  • Pampa Energía S.A. (which merged with claimant Inversora Ingentis S.A.) in an arbitration case brought against a company owned and controlled by the Province of Chubut, which owes part of the price of private equity stock (To date – 2015) 
  • Defense of Orígenes Seguros de Vida S.A. in a collective action promoted by Asociación de Defensa del Asegurado (ADA) related to the issuance of coverage certificates and payment in life insurance collective policies (To date - 2015)
  • Advise to Central Térmica Loma de la Lata S.A. in connection with the enforcement alternatives of a favorable award granted in an international arbitration proceeding against Isolux S.A. (2015)
  • Sur Capital Advisors S.A., as claimant, in an action against, as prospective seller of one of Argentina’s leading wine producers, in a collection action for payment of a break-up fee and reimbursement of fees and expenses (To date – 2015)
  • Defense of IEASA S.A. in the arbitration proceedings initiated by EDF International S.A.S. before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. (To date – 2013)
  • Defense of Orígenes Seguros de Retiro S.A. in the judicial actions initiated in connection with the alleged unconstitutionality of Argentine emergency economic legislation passed in 2001/2002 with respect to the mandatory conversion of foreign currency denominated annuity obligations. (To date - 2009)
  • Giesso S.A. in a judicial action regarding the unconstitutionality of rules imposing the previous submission and approval of a sworn import statement as requisite for the import of goods. (2014)
  • New Arrecife S.A. (Reef) in a judicial action regarding the unconstitutionality of rules imposing the previous submission and approval of a sworn import statement as requisite for the import of goods. (2014)
  • Defense of HSBC Bank Argentina S.A. in the arbitration proceedings initiated before the Mercado Abierto Electrónico by Bank of America N.A. Sucursal Buenos Aires and Sucursal de Citibank N.A. establecida en la República Argentina. (2012)
  • Defense of Mercedes Benz Compañía Financiera Argentina S.A. (formerly known as DaimlerChrysler Compañía Financiera S.A.) and certain former officers of such entity in the judicial appeal against an administrative decision of the Argentine Central Bank imposing several penalties. (2012-2011)
  • Advise to: (i)  AEI (initially) in the Argentine law related matters in the cross litigation existing between Compañía de Inversiones en Energía S.A. (CIESA) and its shareholders Petrobras Argentina S.A. and Petrobras Hispano Argentina S.A. in connection with the due and unpaid financial debt of CIESA for approximately US$ 320 million, and (ii) Pampa Energía S.A. (subsequently and as assignee of AEI’s rights) in the negotiations with CIESA and Petrobras successfully ended with a settlement agreement. (2012-2010)

This transaction was awarded as “Deal of the Year 2012” in the category “Disputes” by Latin Lawyer magazine.

  • Defense of BBVA Banco Francés S.A. in the class action initiated by the consumers association  Consumidores Financieros Asociación Civil related to interest in US$ denominated time-deposits. (2012-2010)
  • Pampa Energía S.A. in the acquisition of the litigation rights in the arbitration proceeding initiated by Ponderosa Assets L.P. and Enron Creditors Recovery Corp against the Argentine Republic before the World’s Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”). (2011)
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