Alberto F. Tujman

Contact:
atujman@tujman.com

Mr. Tujman is the founding partner of Tujman & Asociados - Abogados. Specializing in corporate, business, administrative, banking and financing law, Mr. Tujman has been involved on highly complex and significant transactions as legal advisor to national and multinational companies regarding business, corporate and contractual matters; he has also participated in many major business deals and corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. In addition, Mr. Tujman is highly experienced in matters related to the public sector, infrastructure companies and privatizations.

Graduated from the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires in 1987, Mr. Tujman received his LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree from the Washington College of Law, American University (Washington, D.C.) in 1990.

Mr. Tujman was professor of Corporate Law at the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires and has spoken in numerous conferences and seminars on several legal issues in Argentina and abroad. Mr. Tujman is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association and the San Isidro Bar Association. He is fluent in English, both oral and written.

To contact Mr. Tujman, please send an e-mail to: atujman@tujman.com.

Melina Petroff

Contact:
mpetroff@tujman.com

Member of Tujman & Asociados – Abogados since 2003, Ms. Petroff specializes in corporate, business and labor law and litigation. 

Graduated from the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires in 2002, Ms.

Petroff has served in the Argentine District Court in Commercial Matters No. 10, Clerk's Office No. 19, in the City of Buenos Aires (2001-2002).Ms.

Petroff was also teaching assistant of Real Estate Law at the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires. She is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar and is fluent in English, both oral and written.

To contact Ms. Petroff, please send an e-mail to: mpetroff@tujman.com.

Angélica Dell’Arciprete

Contact:
adellarciprete@tujman.com

Member of Tujman & Asociados – Abogados since 2009, Ms. Dell’ Arciprete specializes in business and corporate law. Graduated from Law School of the University of Buenos Aires in 2007, Ms. Dell Arciprete also received her postgraduate degree in Corporate Law from the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires in 2011.  

Ms. Dell’ Arciprete worked as a member of the legal department of Claro (2006-2007) and, likewise, practiced at M. & M. Bomchil Abogados Law Firm (2008-2009). 

Ms. Dell’ Arciprete is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar and is fluent in English, both oral and written.

To contact Ms. Dell’ Arciprete, please send an e-mail to: adellarciprete@tujman.com.

Lucas Balbiano

Contact:
lbalbiano@tujman.com

Member of Tujman & Asociados – Abogados since 2015, Mr. Balbiano specializes in litigation and business law, representing clients in civil, commercial and administrative proceedings through all judicial stages, including before the National Supreme Court.

Graduated from the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires in 2001, Mr. Balbiano worked at Ymaz Law Firm (2013-2015). He also practiced at Zaffore & Asociados Law Firm (2002-2012) representing local and foreign clients.

He is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association and she is fluent in English, both oral and written.

To contact Mr. Balbiano, please send an e-mail to: lbalbiano@tujman.com

María Laura Bertachini

Contact:
mbertachini@tujman.com

Member of Tujman & Asociados – Abogados since 2016, Ms. Bertachini specializes in litigation and business law, representing clients in all kinds of suits, claims and proceedings, namely civil, commercial and administrative cases through all judicial stages, including before the National Supreme Court.

Graduated from the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires in 2005, Ms. Bertachini worked at Ymaz Law Firm (2013-2015). She also practiced at M. & M. Adrogué Law Firm (2008-2012) representing local and foreign clients.

Furthemore, Ms. Bertachini has served in the Argentine District Court in Civil and Commercial Matters No. 3º and in the Civil and Commercial Appellate Court, in the City of Rosario (2005-2008).

She is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association and she is fluent in English, both oral and written.

To contact Ms. Bertachini, please send an e-mail to: mbertachini@tujman.com

Graciela M. Vansevicius

Contact:
gvansevicius@tujman.com

Ms. Graciela Vansevicius is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in tax law. Ms. Vansevicius has worked on highly complex and significant transactions advising national and multinational companies on tax and customs matters.

She is highly experienced in tax planning for companies and individuals, both on a national and international basis; she has been involved in many merger and acquisition transactions and business contracts.

She has broad experience in decision-making processes aiming at the solution of existing tax issues, as well as in providing tax advice to avoid future controversies or minimizing consequences arising from initiated tax claims.
As in-house tax advisor of the Panam Group (1993-2002), Ms. Vansevicius managed the tax department of such holding company, the controlled and related companies, as well as the integral tax aspects of their national and foreign corporate and individual shareholders. In addition, she was formerly senior accountant in the Tax Department of Price Waterhouse & Co. (1989-1992).

Ms. Vansevicius was teaching assistant of "Tax Theory and Technique II" at the School of Economics of the University of Buenos Aires, as well as professor of the tax law module of the course “International Commercial Law” of the postgraduate course named “International Businesses” at the School of Law and Social Studies of the Argentine Catholic University. 
Graduated from the School of Economics of the University of Buenos Aires, Ms. Vansevicius received her degree in 1989. She took postgraduate courses in Tax Law at the University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2000.
Ms. Vansevicius is a member of the Professional Council of Economics of the City of Buenos Aires. She is also member of the Argentine Fiscal Association and the International Fiscal Association (IFA), as well as of the Tax Law Commission of the Argentine Fiscal Association and the Tax Commission on Income and Net Worth Taxes of the above Professional Council.

Ms. Vansevicius is fluent in English, both oral and written.

LEGAL REPRESENTATION WITH A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

Tujman & Asociados – Abogados is a full-service general business practice law firm located in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, with vast experience in providing legal advice to local and foreign clients in diverse industries throughout the country. 

Founded in 2001 and in continuous growth, our firm's broad client base includes a wide variety of domestic and foreign small, medium-sized and large companies, individuals and NGO’s. Tujman & Asociados – Abogados often represents foreign companies and their local offices and branches in Argentina, both in private deals and in negotiations with governmental bodies.

Although the firm practices Argentine law, our partners and associates are dedicated professionals who understand business affairs and the complexities of multi-jurisdictional transactions, and work closely with clients in seeking solutions to the competitive challenges facing modern business today. All of our attorneys have a solid academic formation and professional training, are fluent in several languages and are actively involved in the local legal and business community.

At Tujman & Asociados – Abogados, we believe that the combination of extensive legal expertise with business oriented perspective is the key to providing creative, efficient and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ issues and also the best approach to successfully accomplish their strategic and business goals.

Our Commitment

At Tujman & Asociados – Abogados, we commit to the highest standards of excellence in terms of client service, based on business oriented perspective, professionalism, efficiency, hard work, loyalty and personal service, with the objective of providing our clients with valuable advice in order to prevent, avoid and solve problems, support their business development and establish long term relationships with them. 

At Tujman & Asociados – Abogados we stand up to our clients’ goals, because our clients’ success is our success.

International Alliances

Tujman & Asociados – Abogados is an active member of Lexwork International, an international network of independent business-focused law firms located in the major cities and main markets of the world. Such membership enables us to have access to high-quality legal services worldwide with the purpose of providing effective support for cross-border transactions and for regional and international expansion of our clients’ businesses, in an increasingly sophisticated global market.

Our Team

Members

Alberto F. Tujman

Contact:
atujman@tujman.com

Melina Petroff

Contact:
mpetroff@tujman.com

Angélica Dell’Arciprete

Contact:
adellarciprete@tujman.com

Lucas Balbiano

Contact:
lbalbiano@tujman.com

María Laura Bertachini

Contact:
mbertachini@tujman.com
Of Counsel

Graciela M. Vansevicius

Contact:
gvansevicius@tujman.com

Practice Areas

Corporate Law, Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations

■ Incorporation of local companies and local branches of foreign companies, registration of foreign companies for the sole purpose of participating in local companies, filings with the Superintendence of Corporations of the City of Buenos Aires (‘Inspección General de Justicia’) 

■ Shareholders' Agreements, corporate reorganizations and stock purchase agreements

■ Temporary Consortiums of Companies, Companies' Collaboration Agreements and any type of corporate association as consortiums or joint ventures

■ Advice on corporate conflicts and liability of the companies' directors and syndics

■ Mergers and acquisitions proceedings, including complete due diligence 

■ Transfer of going concerns

■ Advice on public offering of shares and proceedings before the Argentine Securities and Exchange Commission (‘Comisión Nacional de Valores’) and the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (‘Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires’) for companies admitted to public offering and trading

Administrative Law and Privatizations

■ Advice on privatizations

■ Advice on execution and performance of all kinds of administrative contracts and concessions, including concessions of utilities

■ Administrative and judicial proceedings before regulatory authorities 

■ Advice on National and International Public Bids, both in the preparation and through the stages of selection and award 

■ Participation in all kinds of administrative proceedings, administrative and judicial appeals of acts of the public administration in all stages, including proceedings before the National Supreme Court

■ Advice on regimes for ‘Compre Nacional’ (promotion of Argentine industry) and other industrial promotion regimes

Civil and Commercial Contracts

■ Advice on the drafting, negotiation, execution and performance of all types of civil and commercial contracts 

■ Advice on the drafting, negotiation, execution and performance of agreements related to international trade operations

■ Advice on the drafting, negotiation, execution and performance of commercial agreements such as distribution, agency, license and franchise contracts

■ Advice on legal actions arising from the partial compliance with or default on contracts, the negotiation and resolution of conflicts and the termination and expiration of agreements.

Banking and Financing Law and Stock Market

■ Advice on the organization and operation of financial entities and branches of foreign entities, participation in proceedings to obtain the required authorizations

■ Advice on laws and regulations governing the public offering regime of shares, bonds and securities 

■ Administrative and judicial proceedings before the National Central Bank, verification of compliance with reporting duties, participation in administrative proceedings for exchange and financial matters 

■ Advice on drafting, negotiation and execution of specific contracts, such as:
- Secured and unsecured lonas
- Financial trusts 
- Guaranty trusts
- Administration trusts
- Leasing
- Import financing
- Export pre-financing
- Project financing
- Real estate financing
- Securitization
- Transactions related to shares and bonds

Oil and Energy

■ Advice to energy companies regarding the applicable laws and regulations

■ Advice on the impact of environmental rules and their compliance

■ Administrative and judicial proceedings before the national, provincial and municipal public administration, regulatory bodies, including before Compañía Administradora del Mercado Mayorista Eléctrico S.A. (CAMMESA)

■ Advice on negotiation, drafting and execution of all kinds of contracts related to this activity, such as interconnection, access, operation, commercialization and distribution agreements 

■ Advice on issues concerning exploration, exploitation, refining, commercialization and transportation of oil, regarding contracts and applicable legislation

Telecommunications

■ Advice on telecommunication laws and regulations

■ Administrative proceedings before the Argentine Communications Commission and the Secretariat of Communications 

■ Advice on and proceedings to secure licenses to render telecommunication services 

■ Advice on negotiation, execution and performance of all kinds of contracts regarding telecommunication services such as mobile phones and land lines, voice, data, image and video transmissions, trunking, among others

■ Advice on execution of agreements for exchange of infrastructure, network interconnection, registration and challenge of contracts with the control authority

Internet and High Technology Law

■ Advice on software and customized software license and distribution agreements and special projects 

■ Advice to internet companies as regards their incorporation, corporate structure, stock options, trademarks and intellectual property, registration and protection of website domains and tax matters 

■ Advice on e-commerce, on-line contracts, digital signatures, encryption and database regulations Advice on the creation and implementation of strategic alliances 

■ Advice to internet service providers (ISP)

Antitrust

■ Advice on proceedings before the Argentine Antitrust Authority to obtain authorizations for the merger or acquisition of companies

■ Proceedings before the Argentine Antitrust Authority and judicial proceedings related to antitrust and unfair trade matters

Litigation, Arbitration and Resolution of Controversies

■ Participation in all kinds of civil, commercial, corporate and administrative suits, claims and proceedings through all judicial stages, including before the National Supreme Court 

■ Participation in mediation, arbitration and other alternative proceedings for the resolution of conflicts

■ Advice on and participation in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings and in out-of-court debt restructuring and work-outs 

■ Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards in the Republic of Argentina

Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Patents

■ General advice on trademarks and patents, intellectual and industrial property, mainly focused on the registration and protection of the rights arising thereof

■ Proceedings for the registration of trademarks, patents and inventions, renewals, transfers, filing of licenses and oppositions 

■ Judicial protection of trademarks, patents, inventions and Internet domains through precautionary measures and legal actions

Tax Law

■ Integral advice on national, provincial and municipal tax legislation

■ Tax planning for application to national and international contracts, specific transactions, mergers and acquisitions

■ Tax free corporate reorganizations

■ Analysis and optimization of tax costs considering different business structures

■ Assistance in tax inspections regarding any type of taxes 

■ Strategic planning and advising on any kind of tax requirements

■ Strategic resolution of any tax and social security inquiries 

■ Participation in administrative and judicial proceedings for tax assessments or the imposition of fines, closures or sanctions

■ Available remedies 

■ Challenge and appeals to administrative actions, both before the Argentine Tax Authority (‘Administración Nacional de Ingresos Públicos- AFIP’) and Customs, proceedings before the Argentine Tax Courts

■ Advice in customs matters and claims for tax refunds 

■ Advice in criminal tax proceedings 

■ Advice on the existence and application of international rules and treaties to avoid double taxation

■ Analysis of tax effects at the international level

■ Transfer prices

Labor Law

■ General advice to companies on labor and social security matters, negotiation and execution of all kinds of labor contracts 

■ Advice on labor contracts with foreign employees, filings for residence permits, migration proceedings and labor permits 

■ Negotiation and execution of collective bargaining agreements 

■ Integral advice on the compliance with the applicable legislation and relationships with the labor risk administrations

■ Administrative and judicial representation against labor and social security claims and suits, re solution of controversies and labor arbitration before the Argentine Ministry of Labor

Industry Sectors

Our firm provides services to clients dealing in diverse industry sectors, including:
Aeronautics
Agriculture
Banks and Financial Entities
Casinos
Concessionaires
Construction

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Consulting
Pharmaceutical
Forestry
Electricity
Hotels
Farming
Engineering
Internet
Satellite Tracing
Logistics (International Forwarders)
Non-Governmental Organizations
Oil

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Plastics
Promotion and Organization of Artistic Events
Chemicals
Insurance
Telecommunications
Textile