FROM BUENOS AIRES, TO THE WORLD

Comprehensive service, global perspective

Founded in 1897, Beccar Varela is a leading full-service law firm in Argentina. We advise local and international companies in all areas of corporate law across all industries. Through over 120 years, we have built a unique and innovative practice, combining the experience of our predecessors with our understanding of modern law. Our passion for the law has driven our continued growth through both good and challenging times and motivates us to be on the cutting edge of legal service. Thanks to the outstanding work of our professionals, the firm has been honored many times throughout our history with the highest legal services awards and recognitions.

Our prime objective is to provide excellent legal advice to help our clients reach their objectives. We combine our knowledge of global and local business cultures to provide strategic tailor-made solutions to top-tier multinationals, national companies and individuals, as well as start-ups and not-for-profit organizations.  As today’s modern paradigm demands, we provide interdisciplinary advice on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) business models, including impact investments.

Our team consists of over 160 lawyers specializing in different areas of law, many of whom have studied or worked in the world’s business capitals. They are supported by motivated paralegals and interns, and by talented and creative administrative staff. Our people are our main asset and we have a Diversity & Inclusion Committee whose objective is to recommend policies and actions that promote diversity within our firm.

Beccar Varela is the go-to firm in Argentina for clients focused on global issues such as corporate sustainability and triple impact. We were the country’s first full-service law firm to join the United Nations Global Compact, in 2016, and to produce a Sustainability Report, in 2020.  Our corporate sustainability strategy provides a concrete demonstration of our commitment to doing business in an integrated and sustainable manner to our people, our clients and our community.

We are exceptionally proud of our decades-long pro bono work to promote genuine change in our community through improving access to justice for the most vulnerable and participating in initiatives aimed at strengthening the common good.

Local, regional, global.

Our head office is located in the heart of Buenos Aires. We also have a branch in Tigre, in northern Buenos Aires. We assist clients with activities across the country, advising on national, provincial and local regulations.

Our superb relations with law firms and clients throughout the region enables us to seamlessly support cross-border initiatives and Latin America-wide strategies, including exploring synergies for regional operations.

Throughout our history, we have forged alliances with international networks that bring together highly reliable law firms worldwide. We are an active member of World Services Group (WSG), Interlex, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF) and ALAE (Aliança de Advocacia Empresarial), and a founding member of the Club de Abogados Iberoamérica.

Our professionals can serve clients in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. We have a certified German Desk and various Country Desks.

With the global shift to flexible teleworking environments, our team continues to provide timely and seamless service to clients around the globe.

Milestones

Milestones

1897

FOUNDATION

Estudio Beccar Varela was founded by Horacio Beccar Varela on July 8th in the city of Buenos Aires.

1914

WELCOMING THE WORLD

Estudio Beccar Varela advises Citibank on setting up its first branch outside the United States. Ever since, our firm has advised many international companies doing business in Argentina, serving various clients for over a century.

1971

MODERNIZATION

The firm is modernized, inviting non-family members to become partners and embracing the institutional model.

2010

MERGER WITH FORTUNATI & ASOCIADOS

The firm merges with Fortunati & Asociados, bringing in specialists who share the same values and vision.

2016

NEW OFFICES IN TIGRE

The firm opens a branch in Tigre, in Buenos Aires's northern suburbs, serving the growing business hub.

2017

REBRANDING

Celebrating 120 years, the firm renews its brand and image. Its name is shortened to Beccar Varela, already used by clients and friends. It adopts a new logo.

INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS

Alliances

We participate in worldwide networks of prestigious firms as an active member of the following:

RECENT AWARDS

Thanks to the outstanding work of our professionals, our firm has been recognized many times throughout our history.

TOP RANKED LATIN AMERICA 2021

Chambers and Partners

TOP RANKED GLOBAL 2021

Chambers and Partners

LEADING FIRM LATIN AMERICA 2021

The Legal 500

ELITE 2021

Latin Lawyer

RANKED FIRM 2021

Leaders League

RECOMMENDED FIRM 2020

Latin Lawyer 250

TOP TIER FIRM 2020

IFLR 1000

RECOMMENDED FIRM 2020

Latin Lawyer National

PRO BONO LEADING LIGHT 2020

Latin Lawyer &
The Vance Center

CLIENT SERVICE ARGENTINA 2019

Chambers and Partners

GOLD AWARD FOR BEST LATIN AMERICAN LAW FIRM: CORPORATE

Legal Alliance Summit

GIR 100 2019

Global Investigations Review

ARGENTINA'S INVESTIGATIONS BAR

Global Investigations Review

BEST LATIN AMERICAN LAW FIRM 2017

Legal Alliance Summit

CORPORATE SUSTAINBILITY

We at Beccar Varela aim to promote a genuine change in our community. We create long term shared values through Corporate Sustainability policies.