Practice Areas

Insolvency Law | Dispute Resolution | Business Law    

 

Insolvency Law

 

Out-of-court creditors’ agreement (APE), reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings, and debt restructuring

Rivera & Asociados has a vast experience in the area of insolvency law and debt restructuring. International agencies have rated its work consistently (Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500) in this practice area in Argentina. Also, Julio César Rivera is one of the drafters of Argentine Bankruptcy Law No. 24,522.

The Firm has represented distressed companies in some of the most significant reorganization proceedings held in Argentina.  Our work includes advice in all the stages of the bankruptcy process: filing of the reorganization procedure, proof of claim procedure and the presentation, negotiation and approval of the reorganization plan.

Rivera & Asociados has represented creditors in reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings, where the Firm is responsible for having claims allowed by the court (through the filing of the relevant proofs of claims), foreclosing any existing collateral, and negotiating a creditors’ agreement proposal with the debtor. Rivera & Asociados is usually required to act in relation to highly complex issues, where significant interests are at stake, and consequently a deep knowledge of insolvency law and private law generally is required. Our Firm has mainly advised banks, trusts, foreign companies, bondholders and indenture trustees.

Rivera & Asociados has  also taken part in reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings as counsel to the Trustees and to investors interested in purchasing assets of companies subject to reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings. Also, our firm has significant experience in debt restructuring processes outside the framework of reorganization proceedings has extensive knowledge regarding the liquidation of financial entities.

 

Dispute Resolution

Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation. Commercial Arbitration. Constitutional litigation

Rivera & Asociados has extensive experience in civil and commercial dispute resolution and has been recognized as leading firm in Argentina in this practice area (Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500).

The Firm has been hired to handle complex litigious matters requesting the development of innovative strategies and a deep knowledge of several branches of law.

The Firm’s experience covers matters such as contractual disputes, shareholder conflicts, corporate directors’ liability, liability actions in corporate matters, civil liability for environmental damage, foreclosure of collaterals, class actions brought by consumers and users against financial entities.

In international and domestic commercial arbitration Rivera & Asociados has participated in arbitration proceedings developed under the Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and the United States’ Chamber of Commerce in Argentina. Our Firm has been recognized by foreign publications as one of the leading firms in Argentina in international arbitration (Leaders League, Who is Who) Rivera & Asociados has also taken part in lawsuits on constitutional disputes such as property rights and condemnation, freedom of the press, damage to the reputation and privacy of public officials and public figures. Also, the firm specializes in the preparation of extraordinary appeals to be filed with the Argentine Supreme Court on grounds of arbitrary judgment on civil and commercial law issues.

 

Business Law

Our clients trust Rivera & Asociados for the successful development of their transactions in Argentina. Our Attorneys provide tailored made advice for the development of projects and activities from a comprehensive understanding of the necessities and individual goals of each company, becoming a fundamental tool for the protection of the commercial and financial interests of our clients.

 

Financial and commercial transactions

Rivera & Asociados has a vast experience in the area of financial transactions and other commercial transactions, advising financial organizations as well as local and foreign companies. Our counseling includes the design of the most convenient structure for any particular operation in accordance with present rules and regulations, and the negotiation and drafting of contracts and complementary documents. The Firm has participated in the negotiation of operations that involve trusts, credit contracts, distribution contracts, lease of services and stock transactions.

Rivera & Asociados makes emphasis in the implementation of creative solutions that allow our clients to successful develop their businesses taking into consideration the different aspects that affect their activity and their business structure.

 

Corporate Law

Rivera & Asociados counsels major companies in all the aspects of corporate law from its formation, to its operation and liquidation as well as in corporate conflicts.

The Firm has advised different shareholders in the handling of corporate conflicts and lawsuits against Board of Directors, as much in the prejudicial stage as in the judicial stage.

 

Real Estate Investments

Rivera & Asociados advises clients in the accomplishment of important real estate investments in Argentina. The counseling we offer includes planning the business structure in accordance with the particular characteristics of the project and necessities of each client, the negotiation and drafting of contracts and the preparation of all necessary documents to arrive at a successful closing of the operation.

The Firm also takes part in all the necessary steps for the incorporation of the investment vehicle, when required.

 

Banking Law

Rivera & Asociados counsels local financial organizations in all type of matters related to the banking business. Our counseling includes all the regulatory aspects and the relation with the central Bank of Argentina (Banco Central de la República Argentina - BCRA), and all matters related to banking operations in general.

Featured news

Supreme Court of Justice|Designation

Julio César Rivera has been appointed conjuez of the Supreme Court of Justice by Decree 1018/2018

Best Lawyers in Argentina | 2018

The Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Argentina names Julio César Rivera recipient of the Lawyer of the Year in Litigation award. The guide, based entirely on reviews from...