Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Argentina

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Financial and corporate

Since its founding in 1990, Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi has become one of the most well-known financial and corporate firms in Argentina. Through its only office is in Buenos Aires, it is part of the World Law Group, giving it an international presence. One of the founders, Enrique Bruchou serves as Chairman while another founder, Carlos Lombardi, is managing partner. 

Bruchou is a full-service firm but is best known for its work in banking and capital markets. The banking team advises both borrowers and lenders but maintains strong relationships with Argentine and international banks. It also has a standout M&A practice, advising both buyers and sellers. Across its banking, capital markets, M&A and project development practices, the firm is especially active in the mining and oil and gas and energy industries. Its debt capital markets team is well known for their work on sovereign bonds, where they advise both issuers and underwriters 

The firm has a long list of notable banking clients including Credit Suisse International, Citibank, HSBC Bank Argentina. They also advise oil and gas and energy companies Vista Oil & Gas, Barrick Gold Corporation, Pan American Energy and Equinor. 

During the research period the firm worked in the mining, oil and gas and renewable energy across various practice areas. The banking and project development teams advised both developers and lenders on numerous wind farm projects under Argentina’s RenovAr program, both projects’ financings and development. Other renewable energy project financings helped by the banking team include advising the lenders of a forest biomass electric power generation plant and a photovoltaic energy generation plant. The M&A team dealt with a lot of joint venture and strategic buyer side partial acquisitions of mining and oil and gas projects, with the latter mostly regarding operations in the Vaca Muerta.

  

Deal highlights

City of Buenos Aires AR$6.25 billion bond issue

OPIC $45 million private placement bond issue 

Petronas E&P and YPF La Amarga Chica shale oil extraction 

Province of Neuquén $100 million financing 

Vista Oil & Gas NYSE IPO

 

Client feedback

Capital markets : Debt

“Deep knowledge of the market and full availability to be reached at any hour.”

 

M&A

“Excellent partnership – good response times and great technical knowledge.”

“Very responsive, proactive and practical. They understand how North American businesses operate and bridge the difference.”

 

Estanislao Olmos

“Brilliant professional.”

 

Pablo Falabella

“Practical, creative, responsive, very smart and quick. Transparent on billing,` Great at bringing his team and the right resources to assist.