Our Agribusiness Department serves all players in the industry’s value chain, including producers, importers and exporters, technology developers or logistics specialists. We work with national and international clients active in the dairy, food crops, meat, processed foods, beverages, livestock, chemicals and fertilizers, and genetics and biotechnology sectors, among others.
The lifting of almost all export taxes for agro-industrial products at the beginning of 2016 provided an impetus for the sector’s renewed growth, resulting in increased investment, M&A activity, and international trade. Our team advises on the increasingly complex agribusiness administrative structures, new financing tools and international investment opportunities. We have extensive experience in structuring legal solutions for agricultural sector finance, thanks to our strong M&A, banking and finance, private equity and tax teams.
We advise on regulatory issues at the national and provincial level, as well as for cross-border deals, and assist global clients with market entry strategies, either through acquisitions or the direct establishment of a local subsidiary, including corporate registrations. Rural enterprises are undergoing major change, including small and medium production units often managed by their owners, and our team has extensive experience advising family businesses. We also work with our international trade and customs team to ensure that clients involved in international commerce receive in-depth guidance on all import/export matters.
Agribusiness is the backbone of Argentina’s economy and farming is the motor for many of the country’s provincial economies. Our network of relationships with correspondents throughout the country ensures clients’ regional operations are well-served, ranging from land use or logistics to compliance with issues under provincial jurisdiction such as environment regulations.
Our experience with agribusiness clients also includes regulatory issues related to compliance and anti-corruption, labor and employment including rural and temporary workers, logistics and supply chain management, and real estate, including land use, zoning and permitting.
Our agribusiness lawyers have been recognized by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, LACCA Approved, ILASA, Who’s Who Legal, ILFR 1000 and ILO Client Choice among others. Various members of the team have studied or worked abroad, as well as have experience working as in-house counsel.