Public Law and Business Regulation

In recent years, a return to an active role of the government and increased government regulation of the economy has become a world trend. Argentina is no exemption. Doing business in an increasingly regulated economy requires understanding the implications of these complex and fast-changing rules and securing practical advice on how to approach public law issues.


At Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno we have comprehensive expertise on a broad range of public law and public policy matters. In addition, our Public Law and Business Regulation practice benefits from its close interaction with the firm’s other practices, particularly our banking & finance, corporate / M&A and tax departments, to provide sound legal advice on international and domestic matters involving public and administrative law issues.

Regulated Industries

Our public and administrative law team assists clients in a wide variety of regulated industries, including the telecommunications and media, insurance, ports, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Energy

We have attorneys with more than 25 years of experience in the field, with deep knowledge of all regulatory and corporate matters relevant to companies in the energy sector. Our clients include some of Argentina’s largest investor-owned utilities, federal and local gas and electricity distribution companies, oil and gas producers, wind turbine manufacturers, wind power producers, bio-fuel producers, large end-users, project developers, coalitions of electric generators, and energy markets advisory firms.

Infrastructure

We have significant experience in infrastructure projects in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our lawyers have extensive experience in the implementation and financing of projects in many sectors, including power plants, refineries, industrial plants, highways, pipelines, buildings, water and mining. We have represented leading project sponsors, construction companies and equipment suppliers in connection with projects all over the world.

Government Contracts

Our public law and business regulation team also represents clients in public bids and government contract negotiations. We have advised clients in multiple public bids for all sort of public projects at the federal, state and local levels in Argentina and other countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Our team has played a leading role in some of the most complex public contracts renegotiations of recent years.

Nationalization of Businesses

Our firm has advised several clients on connection with their negotiations with local governments following nationalization or expropriation of their businesses or assets. We have also represented investors in domestic and international claim proceedings under bilateral investment treaties.

Regulatory Disputes

We assist our clients in their disputes with governments and governmental agencies. We represent clients in regulatory proceedings and litigation at the local, state and federal government levels, and we also handle local and international arbitration. Our public and administrative law litigation team is particularly well suited to address a client’s administrative litigation needs, as it includes two former senior members of the Federal Administrative Court of Appeals, as well as other attorneys who have held legal roles in the federal judicial and executive branches.