About Us

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM) is a full service law firm specialized in advising local and foreign companies and organizations. From our offices located in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and New York (USA) we provide coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients doing business in Argentina and Latin America.

Since its foundation, clients seeking innovative solutions to their most complex legal and business issues have turned to us for our strategic thinking and high-level attention.

Our competitive strengths come from our strong commitment to our clients and to ethical principles, a high degree of specialization and experience of our attorneys and the ability to work in integrated teams across different areas.

PAGBAM has developed a significant expertise in numerous fields of law. This expertise is internationally recognized and it is reflected in our annual rankings and awards prepared by specialized publishing companies, which have been top-listing PAGBAM for more than twenty years now. For example, PAGBAM was the first Latin American law firm to be honored with the “Latin America Law Firm of the Year” award by Chambers and Partners.

Equality and Diversity

Since its foundation, PAGBAM is well known by its warm work environment, and the interaction among people from different backgrounds, training and experiences, which allows us to understand the problems of our clients and obtain the best results.

In PAGBAM we apply a strict Equality and Diversity Policy whose aim is to ensure non-discrimination in all its forms, especially for the purposes of the selection, promotion and remuneration of our lawyers and staff. We also promote harmony between family, work and personal life.

Awards

Chambers Global 2019

“PAGBAM is one of the largest and most dynamic full service law firms in Argentina and Latin America. (…)PAGBAM has a market reputation for standing right next to their clients in challenging situations, for having a strong values and an active commitment to the community”

Chambers Global 2019

PAGBAM has been ranked by Chambers & Partners Global for the following practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Tax

In addition to the practice rankings, the following attorneys were recognized:

  • Manuel Benites: Tax
  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking & Finance, Corporate and M&A
  • Santiago Daireaux: Corporate and M&A
  • Jorge L. Pérez Alati: Corporate and M&A
  • Mariano F. Grondona: Corporate and M&A
  • Guillermo E. Quiñoa: Dispute Resolution
  • L. Marcelo Núñez: Tax
  • Luis M. Incera: Dispute Resolution

Chambers Latin America

Latin American Firm of the Year

“Full Service Powerhouse”

 “PAGBAM consistently ranks among the top law firms in Latin America, both by practice area and in general. PAGBAM is committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable for its clients.”

Chambers Latin America

PAGBAM has been ranked by Chambers & Partners Latin America for the following practice areas:

  • Agribusiness
  • Banking & Finance
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour & Employment
  • Product Liability
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

In addition to the practice rankings, the following attorneys were recognized:

  • Manuel Benites: Tax
  • Santiago Daireaux: Agribusiness;  Corporate and M&A
  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking & Finance; Corporate and M&A
  • Luis D. Barry: Competition & Antitrust; Product Liability
  • Guillermo E. Quiñoa: Dispute Resolution;  Real Estate
  • Jorge L. Pérez Alati: Corporate and M&A
  • Mariano F. Grondona: Corporate and M&A
  • P. Eugenio Aramburu: Corporate and M&A
  • L. Marcelo Núñez: Tax
  • Luis M. Incera: Dispute Resolution
  • Enrique Betemps: Labour & Employment
  • Julio Lococo: Labour & Employment
  • Francisco J. Romano: Energy – Oil & Gas
  • Fernando Alonso: Intellectual Property
  • Julio Lago: Intellectual Property

Latin Lawyer

2018 Elite Firm

“Corporate Powerhouse”

“PAGBAM is usually to be found on one side or the other of the market’s key deals. Its brand has come to mean prestige in Buenos Aires, and both through dominance of the market and work profile it wins the admiration of clients and peers alike.”

Latin Lawyer

PAGBAM has been ranked by Latin Lawyer 250 for the following practice areas:

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Energy
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Tax
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Telecoms & Media
  • Trade
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate & Tourism
  • Pro Bono

Legal 500

“Full Service Heavyweights”

Legal 500

PAGBAM has been ranked by Legal 500 for the following practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade & Customs
  • Labour & Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

In addition to the practice rankings, the following attorneys were recognized:

  • Alan Arntsen: Bankruptcy & Restructuring; Banking & Finance
  • Santiago Daireaux: Corporate and M&A; Real Estate
  • Mariano F. Grondona: Dispute Resolution; TMT;  Oil & Gas ; Banking & Finance
  • Jorge L. Pérez Alati: Corporate and M&A; TMT
  • Luis M. Incera: Dispute Resolution
  • Fernando Alonso: Intellectual Property
  • Julio Lago: Intellectual Property
  • Santiago Fiorito: Intellectual Property
  • Enrique Betemps: Labour & Employment
  • L. Marcelo Núñez: Tax
  • Arnaldo Cisilino: Dispute Resolution
  • Lautaro D. Ferro: Dispute Resolution

Leading Lawyers:

  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy & Restructuring;  Corporate and M&A
  • Luis D. Barry: Competition/ Antitrust
  • Guillermo E. Quiñoa: Bankruptcy & Restructuring; Real Estate
  • Manuel Benites: International Trade; Tax

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LACCA

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association has selected several of our lawyers as “Approved Counsels” and “Thought Leaders”in Latin America.

LACCA

PAGBAM has been included in the LACCA (Latin American Corporate Counsel Association) Approved list of recommended lawyers:

In-house clients have selected the following as one of the best lawyers to work with in Latin America:

  • Alan Arntsen: Corporate and M&A
  • Manuel Benites: Tax
  • María Gabriela Grigioni: Capital Markets
  • Mariano F. Grondona: Banking & Finance
  • Jorge L. Pérez Alati: Corporate and M&A
  • P. Eugenio Aramburu: Corporate and M&A
  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking & Finance

IFLR1000

“PAGBAM is a strong all-rounder in the market.”
The International Financial Law Review has selected several of our lawyers as Highly Regarded and Notable Practitioners.

IFLR1000

The following attorneys were recognized as recommended lawyers by International Financial Law Review:

Highly regarded:

  • Alan Arntsen: Banking & Finance
  • Santiago Daireaux: Private Equity; M&A
  • Mariano F.  Grondona: Banking; M&A
  • Jorge L. Pérez Alati: Private Equity; M&A
  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Restructuring & Insolvency

Notable practitioner:

  • Danilo Parodi Logioco: Banking & Finance; Corporate M&A
  • Tomás Fernández Madero

Global Arbitration Review – GAR

“PAGBAM has a huge reputation in Argentina and their lawyers offer solid knowledge.”

Global Arbitration Review – GAR

“PAGBAM has a huge reputation in Argentina and their lawyers offer solid knowledge.”

Best Lawyers

Every year, this US publication ranks our lawyers as leaders in several areas of law.

Best Lawyers

Best lawyers recognized the following attorneys:

  • Jorge L. Pérez Alati: Corporate and M&A; Private Equity
  • Mariano F. Grondona: Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Communications; Corporate and M&A; Investment; Private Equity
  • Manuel Benites: Corporate and M&A; Litigation; Tax
  • Alan Arntsen: Banking & Finance; Investment
  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A; Insolvency & Reorganization; Investment
  • Julio C. Stefanoni Zani: Labor
  • Guillermo E. Quiñoa: Corporate and M&A; Real Estate
  • María Gabriela Grigioni: Banking & Finance; Capital Markets
  • Luis M. Incera: Arbitration & Mediation; Insolvency & Reorganization; Litigation; Sports
  • Santiago Daireaux: Corporate and M&A; Private Equity
  • Luis D. Barry: Banking & Finance, Competition; Corporate and M&A; Product Liability
  • L. Marcelo Núñez: Tax
  • Enrique Betemps: Labor

International Legal Alliance Summit Awards

Best Latin American Firm 2016

International Legal Alliance Summit Awards

Best Latin American Firm 2016

Apertura

Since this Argentinean publication publishes its annual ranking, PAGBAM is always ranked within the first places in different practice areas and in the general ranking.

Apertura

Since this Argentinean publication publishes its annual ranking, PAGBAM is always ranked within the first places in different practice areas and in the general ranking.

International Law Office

Client Choice Award 2012/2013/2015

International Law Office

Client Choice Award 2012/2013/2015

Global Law Experts

Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Argentina – 2016

Global Law Experts

Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Argentina – 2016

Who’s Who Legal

Every year, this publication ranks our lawyers as leaders in several areas of law.

Who’s Who Legal

Recommended lawyers

  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking
  • Luis D. Barry: Competition
  • Manuel Benites: Corporate Tax
  • Jorge L. Pérez Alati: M&A and Governance
  • Enrique A. Betemps: Labor & Employment

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