About Us

Founded in 1991, Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM), is a full service law firm specialized in advising local and international companies and entities.

With more than 30 years of experience and solidity in the industry, we offer our clients strategic and innovative solutions to their most complex legal and commercial matters and, at the same time, we provide coordinated legal advice and transactional capability in Argentina, Chile and the rest of Latin America through our offices in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and New York (United States).

We are a multidisciplinary group of lawyers with extensive experience in different areas and industries, which allows us to structure comprehensive and creative solutions according to the needs of our clients.

Since its creation, PAGBAM has been internationally recognized for its expertise in various practices, reflected in the numerous awards granted by specialized publications, which for more than 30 years have placed us among the best law firms in Argentina and the region. For example, PAGBAM was the first Latin American law firm to be selected by Chambers & Partners as the “Latin America Law Firm of the Year”.

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 2021

“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 2021

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
  • P. Eugenio Aramburu: Corporate and M&A

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile

  • Juan Pablo Schwencke: Corporate and M&A

Chambers Latin America 2021

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 2021

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

  • Banking & Finance
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour & Employment
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile

  • Corporate/ M&A

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

  • Manuel Benites: Tax
  • Santiago Daireaux:  Corporate and M&A
  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking & Finance; Corporate and M&A
  • Luis D. Barry: Competition & Antitrust; Consumer Law
  • 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
  • Enrique Betemps: Labour & Employment
  • Julio Lococo: Labour & Employment
  • Francisco J. Romano: Energy – Oil & Gas
  • Fernando Alonso: Intellectual Property
  • Julio Lago: Intellectual Property

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile:

  • Juan Pablo Schwencke: Corporate and M&A

Latin Lawyer 250

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 250

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

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Energy
  • Arbitration
  • Anti corruption and Compliance
  • Litigation
  • Tax
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Telecoms & Media
  • Data, Technology and Privacy Law
  • Trade
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate & Tourism

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Litigation
  • Tax
  • Private Equity

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
  • Compliance
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade & Customs
  • Labour & Employment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile

  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate/ M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Labour & Employment

Leading Lawyers:

  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy & Restructuring;  Corporate and M&A
  • Luis D. Barry: Competition/ Antitrust; Consumer Law
  • Guillermo E. Quiñoa: Bankruptcy & Restructuring; Real Estate
  • Manuel M. Benites: International Trade; Tax
  • Santiago Daireaux: Corporate/ M&A
  • Francisco J. Romano: Oil & Gas
  • Enrique A. Betemps: Labour & Employment

Next Generation Partners:

  • Andrés Galíndez: Customs & International Trade

Next Generation Lawyer:

  • Lucila Guerrero: Insurance
  • Danilo Parodi Logioco: Banking & Finance
  • Pedro Menendez San Martín: Corporate/ M&A
  • Cristian M. Chang: Real Estate
  • Matías Corte: Tax
  • Germán Martín Quirán: Customs & International Trade
  • Nicole Jaureguiberry: Public Law

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

PAGBAM has been ranked by International Financial Law Review for the following practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Market: Debt
  • Capital Market: Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Development

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile

  • Banking & Finance

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

Highly regarded:

  • Alan Arntsen: Banking & Finance; M&A
  • 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
  • Francisco J. Romano: Project Development

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile

  • Juan Pablo Schwencke: Capital Markets; Investment Funds; Project Development; Banking; Project Finance; Private Equity; M&A

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; Private Equity
  • Manuel Benites: Corporate and M&A; Litigation; Tax
  • Alan Arntsen: Banking & Finance; Corporate and M&A
  • Diego Serrano Redonnet: Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A; Insolvency & Reorganization;
  • 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
  • P. Eugenio Aramburu: Corporate and M&A
  • Luis D. Barry: Banking & Finance, Competition; Corporate and M&A; Product Liability
  • L. Marcelo Núñez: Tax
  • Enrique Betemps: Labor
  • Fernando Alonso: Intellectual Property
  • Julio F. Lago: Intellectual Property

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile

  • Juan Pablo Schwencke: Banking & Finance; Corporate and M&A; Private Equity
  • Francisco Prado: Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A; Venture Capital
  • Bárbara Neyra: Tax
  • Sander van der Voorde: Antitrust

Leaders League

Best Latin American Firm 2016

Leaders League

PAGBAM has been ranked by Leaders League for the following practice areas:

  • Corporate / M&A
  • Merger control
  • Arbitration
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate tax
  • Dispute resolution – Civil and commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution – Competition law & antitrust
  • Tax law
  • Dispute resolution – Claims and insurance litigation

PAGBAM Schwencke Chile

  • Startups & Venture Capital
  • Competition & distribution – Antitrust
  • Corporate / M&a
  • Labor & Employment
  • Merger control

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; Capital Markets: debt, Equity and Structured Finances
  • Luis D. Barry: Competition
  • Manuel Benites: Corporate Tax
  • Jorge L. Pérez Alati: M&A and Governance
  • Enrique A. Betemps: Labor & Employment
  • Julio Lococo: Labor & Employment

Comprehensive advice