Banking & Financial Institutions

Since Beccar Varela’s inception, our Banking and Financial Institutions Department has been a recognized market leader for national and international clients.

Our experts have in-depth experience structuring complex financial transactions, both national and cross-border. We provide comprehensive regulatory advice covering public and private financing, loan facilities and syndicated loans, project finance, exchange regulations, trade finance, securities, venture capital, portfolio securitization and trusts, among others.   We collaborate with law firms from around the globe in initial public offerings (IPOs), ADR issuances and debt securities.  Team members also counsel international financial institutions (IFIs) and public entities at the national and provincial levels.   Foreseeing potential client requirements for trustee/escrow agent services, Beccar Varela created a registered trust services company, FyMSA (Fideicomisos & Mandatos S.A.).

Over the past years, our team has increasingly assumed the role of international counsel for regional transactions, acting as lead counsel and coordinating with local counsel in other jurisdictions.  Our superb relations with law firms and clients throughout the region enables us to smoothly support Latin America-wide strategies.

Our professionals are also experts in a range of industries, assisting financial sector clients’ analysis of the legal considerations affecting investments in sectors ranging from infrastructure and natural resources to fintech and e-commerce.  Various team members are heads or co-heads of related departments such as capital markets, compliance, private equity and project finance, ensuring seamless support.

We are unique among full-service law firms in Argentina in being able to state we have maintained banking clients for over a century, through good and challenging times.  In 1914, Citibank opened their first branch outside the United States, choosing Buenos Aires and Beccar Varela for their global launch.

Members of our banking and financial institutions team have been recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, LACCA Approved, ILASA, Who’s Who Legal, ILFR 1000 and Client Choice among others.  Many have studied or worked abroad, as well as have experience working as in-house counsel with major financial institutions.