Maximiliano D’Auro is a partner at Beccar Varela. He joined the firm in 2000 and was promoted to partner in 2008.  Since 2014, he has been a member of the Executive Committee and since April 2024 he has served as the firm’s Managing Partner. Additionally, he heads the Compliance and Investigations Department.

He has broad experience in banking and financial law, advising both foreign and local financial institutions on structuring complex financial transactions and on specific regulatory matters. In the last decade, he has focused on providing legal advice to national and multinational companies in all aspects of anti-corruption laws, AML/TF regulations and sanctions compliance. His expertise relates to the preventing aspects of the anti-corruption legal framework, the performance of risk assessments and internal and government investigations, both local and cross-border.

Maximiliano obtained his Law degree from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (1997) and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics (2000). He is currently completing an MBA at the Business School of the Argentine Center of Macroeconomics Studies (UCEMA).

He worked as a foreign associate at Gómez Acebo & Pombo (Spain, 2003). Prior to joining Beccar Varela, Maximiliano worked as a legal clerk for a Federal Court.

He is a member of the Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal (Buenos Aires Bar Association) and of the executive committee of AmCham’s Business Ethics & Transparency Institute. He was also president of the Argentine Banking Lawyers Committee (Comité de Abogados de Bancos de la República Argentina) and of the Compliance Commission of the City of Bueno Aires Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires). He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Vice Chair of its Anticorruption Committee. He is also an honorary member of the International Association of Young Lawyers.

He has participated as a speaker at many conferences and written articles on anti-corruption, commercial fraud, anti-money laundering, asset tracing, and recovery.

Maximiliano has been recognized by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Latin Lawyer 250, LACCA Approved, LACCA Thought Leaders, IFLR 1000, GIR 100, and Leaders League.

He speaks Spanish, French and English.