Practice Areas

We provide high quality advice on most sophisticated and innovative transactions, including: the creation of complex new corporate structures, due diligence, shareholders agreements, restructuring and spin-offs, governmental approvals and regulatory requirements, and day-to-day corporate matters.
Our litigation experience covers a full range of contentious matters, including advisory work, negotiation and filings throughout the entire process. We cover a wide range of matters including, the representation before federal and local courts (including the Supreme Court) on behalf of both Argentine and international clients in civil, commercial, tax, administrative, labor litigation and class actions. Besides, we advise on administrative proceedings before federal, provincial and local agencies and institutions, including the Argentine Central Bank, the Consumer Protection Agency, the Federal Tax Court, among others.
We play a major role in tax planning and negotiating many M&A transactions and other cross-border transactions as well as in designing and implementing tax-free corporate reorganizations and transfers of assets. We advise our clients on all kinds of customs matters, in many cases in coordination with our International Trade practice group. Such advice includes regulatory matters, administrative and judicial proceedings, strategic operations, advice on national regulations and international treaties, duty issues and import restrictions.
Our labor law area provides a wide range of services that includes: (i) the negotiation and drafting of employment contracts, collective agreements, social security plans, termination agreements and documents related to safety at work ; (ii) the preparation and modification of compensatory structures; (iii) the adaptation of international policies to Argentine law; (iv) reorganizations and restructurings, massive layoffs, voluntary retirement plans, crisis prevention programs, and negotiations in all areas to implement the reorganizations; (v) dismissal of hierarchical officials and participation in company audits in cases of business fraud, and (vi) attention to extrajudicial (SECLO) and judicial claims. In terms of social security matters, we advise companies in relation to union debt claims, social works and claims by the tax authority (AFIP) for contribution debts.
In this area of ​​law and together with our international partners, we advise on business structuring and complex international transactions; consultancy in substantive tax planning; compliance; and assistance in obtaining tax efficiencies in business development. Since its foundation, HSR has combined traditional services, typically offered by large law firms, with innovative and strategic solutions, tailored to each of our clients.
The media and entertainment industry, meanwhile, faces radical changes, mainly through the development of new platforms and technologies. The advice includes complex infrastructure projects, such as the installation of submarine cables; obtaining telecommunication licenses for the different services; and the analysis of innovative services in the light of telecommunication standards.
In this matter we have experience and knowledge thanks to the representation of many of the main retail companies in Argentina. In particular, we advise on extrajudicial claims made by consumers, handling of large claims portfolios, strategies to mitigate contingencies, liability for defective products, class actions, claims related to the credit card regime, online purchases and others. In this sense, we have a solid network of correspondents throughout the country that allows us to provide services all over Argentina.
Our public and administrative law practice covers a wide range of matters including: (i) Design of complex legal structures applicable to regulated activities, including advice to and professional representation of public utilities, ports, highways, airports, banks, insurance, hydrocarbons, health, agro-industrial companies and governmental suppliers of goods and services; (ii) Public works, infrastructure projects, project financing and public-private partnerships; (iii) Advice to private companies under government administration or subject to governmental stock participation; and (iv) Administrative contracts and procurement proceedings.
We offer comprehensive services in order to establish, maintain and protect the intellectual property rights of our clients, covering unfair competition, Internet legal regulation and privacy. We represent clients in trademark, patent and copyright registration matters and in the management and enforcement of national and regional intellectual property portfolios by filing, prosecuting and applying for patents and trademarks globally.
The international exchange of information on issues of tax evasion and money laundering is emerging as an irreversible trend. In this context, we provide advice by developing, implementing and auditing prevention or integration programs (risk analysis, codes and policies, training) adjusted to the reality of each company.