Founded in 1923, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal is the largest law firm in Argentina. A market leader at both local and Latin American levels, the firm has been providing sophisticated, high quality advice to international and local clients for more than 95 years. The firm comprises over 300 lawyers and has wide experience of international business issues and the complexities of cross-border transactions.
Our unmatched strength allows us to react quickly and to simultaneously handle large, complex and time-consuming transactions without compromising on quality. All our teams are led directly by highly experienced partners and carefully tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.
We have a strong focus on high-end corporate and finance transactions and the largest, most active litigation and arbitration practice in Argentina. Our leading intellectual property department provides a comprehensive service and has unrivalled experience; the firm was originally founded as an intellectual property office. We are also a market leader in a wide range of other key practice areas including life sciences, healthcare, tax, labor and employment, competition/antitrust, energy and natural resources, administrative and public law, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications and broadcasting as well as real estate and construction.
We are the Argentine member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, comprising more than 160 members. We also have an office in New York, providing invaluable support on US transactions. With a long history of advising multinational companies and international institutions, we have a unique understanding of the Argentine market and how to help our clients achieve their goals. Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal has a 90-year track record of being prepared to respond to any challenge, both in the country and in complex cross-border transactions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic and social disruption and affected the behaviour of both consumers and producers in Argentina, with an important impact on Argentine currency (ARS) devaluation and inflation, among others. We are not yet able to measure the real impact of the uncertainty the world is currently facing and its impact on the country. In December 2019, President Macri ended his term and Alberto Fernandez took office with Cristina Kirchner as vice president, after having promised…
All legal aspects surrounding biosimilars & biologics in Argentina. Prepared in association with Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, a leading global law firm, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Argentina, available to purchase here for GBP 99. 1. Are biosimilar medicines considered the same as generic medicines in your country? No, biosimilar medicines have their own legal regime. ANMAT does not use any specific term such as “biosimilar” or “biocomparable”, but defines this type of biological medicines as: “medicinal…
The low-down on the situation regarding localization in Argentina. Prepared in association with Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, a leading global law firm, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Argentina, available to purchase here for GBP 99. 1. Are there any rules or regulations requiring and/or encouraging localization in your country? What is the legal framework defining these localization rules and policies? As a preliminary comment, please note that to carry out activities in Argentina on a permanent basis,…