Buenos Aires, March 16, 2021. Beccar Varela incorporated Dr. Ricardo Castañeda as a partner, who will join the Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate, Project Finance, and Energy departments. Over the past years, Ricardo headed the Legal Department of YPF Luz, an electric power generation company, and a leader in the renewable energy sector.
“We are very enthusiastic about Ricardo’s arrival; his talent and experience in key areas such as energy and corporate law will further enhance these practices, thanks to his vision of work that draws on both business criteria and the experience of a multifaceted in-house counsel”, stated Horacio E. Beccar Varela, the firm’s managing partner. For his part, Ricardo affirmed “I am honored to join this great team. Beccar Varela is one of the firms with the longest track record in Argentina, which at the same time has a modern vision of legal services with a focus on innovation and client needs. I believe that my experience as in-house counsel together with my previous roles at other firms may add value in the understanding of a client’s business and of what they expect of their outside counsel.”
Ricardo Castañeda is a lawyer graduated from Universidad Católica Argentina (2000). He obtained a postgraduate degree in Corporate Law from Universidad de Buenos Aires (2003) and a master’s degree in Business Law from Austral University (2005); he completed the Negotiation and Leadership Program at Harvard University (2015). He started his career at the Commercial Court No. 6 of the City of Buenos Aires. After this experience, he continued his professional career in legal advisory firms, working as an associate at Matta & Trejo and at Calatrava, García Pullés & Asociados, and as an international associate at Allen & Overy in New York. For more than thirteen years he was a member of Estudio O’Farrell, where he was a partner for eight years and headed the Corporate, Finance, and Capital Markets Department.