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Nicholson y Cano Abogados

Buenos Aires

Main Office Address

San Martín 140, Floors 2, 5, 6, 14 & 22


Buenos Aires – Argentina

Primary Contact Lawyers

Marcelo Lamesa

Firm Profile

Nicholson y Cano Abogados

Founded in 1976, Nicholson y Cano has become one of the three largest firms in Argentina after the 2012 merge with the Cardenas, Di Ció & Romero firm. Nicholson y Cano provides a full corporate legal service dealing successfully with the ongoing dynamic changes within Argentina and Latin America.

Nicholson y Cano provides its clients with creative, high quality and loyal representation in local and international transactions along with major litigations. The firm handles a full range of services and its main areas of practice are the following:

a) Corporate & Commercial Law: this has been the core business practice of the firm representing its clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate turnaround and restructuring, contracts, transfer of technology agreements, trademark licenses, franchising, foreign investments, antitrust law and also in the day to day legal matters.

b) Banking and Securities: the firm has a strong team led by well known partners in the financial district and enjoys a high reputation in international transactions. This team deals with day to day regulatory matters including the Central Bank and Securities and Exchange Commission.

c) Litigation: NyC has combined a long and proven tradition in large scale litigation actions including arbitration cases along with a strong reputation in handling large portfolio actions with detailed follow up reports.

d) Labor Law: this area plays a decisive role in labor law as advisor and consultant for the analysis of all applicable regulations, preparation of contracts including lay offs of employees. NyC also participates in collective labor law as an advisor throughout the negotiations and conclusion of these agreements.

e) Administrative Law: the firm advises its clients in all aspects of federal and state regulations, administrative actions and related litigation. NyC has represented clients in regulated industries such as banks, utilities, insurance companies, telcos, pension funds, sugar mills, etc.

f) Oil, Gas and Mining: NyC provides legal advice to foreign and local companies form start up projects to the day to day issues in these areas including exploration, production, sales, joint venture agreements, due diligences and all the regulatory matters of these industries.

g) Insurance: the firm has a long and traditional participation in the insurance and reinsurance business providing advice to several major operating groups in Argentina including in house legal services.

h) Real Estate: institutional and individual clients are advised in connection with transactions including acquisitions, sales, exchanges, financing, development and management of properties and construction projects with state of the art expertise.

i) Environmental Law: NyC is one of the few firms that has a highly qualified and specialized team that deals exclusively with environmental issues. The complex and increasing regulations in force are analyzed and informed to the clients on a monthly basis.

j) Tax and Foreign Trade: the firm has a proven experience in tax counseling with exhaustive knowledge regarding local and foreign regulations and tax planning. NyC provides legal expertise to foreign investors regarding their activities in Argentina.

k) Criminal Law: NyC has counseled, defended and initiated criminal proceedings in matters related to tax crimes, frauds and money laundering including the prevention and internal control of these crimes in large corporations.

International clients: Nicholson y Cano represents and advises many international companies providing a wide range of services including among others: HSBC, Cargill, UBS, Chevron, Monsanto, Petrobras, Total, BNP Paribas, Chevrolet, Pluspetrol, Hasbro, Prudential, Mitsubishi, Bank of Tokyo, Level 3, Cocal Cola, Camuzzi, Cisco Systems, DuPont, General Motors, Verizon, Adidas, Nobleza Piccardo (British American Tobacco), Acindar (Arcelor Mittal Group), Bridgestone and SC Johnson, Whirlpool and Hilton Hotel.

  • Agribusiness
  • Banking and Finance
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Compliance/Anticorruption
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Energy and Natural Resources (Power, Mining, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy)
  • Environmental
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Labour and Employment
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Multilateral and Bilateral Financing
  • Product Liability
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate
  • Tax and Foreign Trade
  • TMT (Telecoms, Media & Tec.)

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