Mitrani, Cristian J. P.


Cristian Mitrani is an expert in international business law, with particular emphasis on M&A, joint ventures, various types of business transactions, corporate governance, international arbitration, competition law and white-collar crime. He has acted as lead counsel in record-setting privatizations, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances in various countries.He assists clients on corporate investigations, on the implementation of procedures for the prevention of white-collar crime and on strategic management of critical litigation.

He leads the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practices at Mitrani, Caballero & Ruiz Moreno. Previously, Mr. Mitrani was a partner in charge of the international practice at Bruchou, Fernández Madero, Lombardi & Mitrani (2000-2007). He was a visiting partner with Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Milan (2004- 2005) and senior in-house counsel with the Techint Group (1984-2000). He previously served as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Argentine Supreme Court of Justice (1980-1984) and the National Administrative Court of Appeals (1978-1980).

Cristian Mitrani has been honoured by the President of Italy as Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (April 22, 2008) and Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (July 14, 2015). He has been repeatedly recommended as one of the "Leaders in their Field" (Corporate/M&A-Argentina) for The World's Leading Lawyers for Business published by Chambers & Partners annually and has been ranked as Star Individual in Corporate/M&A-Argentina by Chambers Latin America. Additionally, he won the 2013 Best Lawyers’ award "Lawyer of the Year" for Argentina/Corporate M&A, he received the Client Choice Award 2012 and 2015 for General Corporate Argentina, granted by the International Law Office (ILO) and has also won the 2012 Latin Lawyer Award "Law Firm Leader of the Year" for Argentina. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and an associate member of the American Bar Association (ABA).


Universidad de Buenos Aires, School of Law (Abogado, 1978)

Bar admissions:

Buenos Aires, 1978.


Spanish, English, French and Italian


Mr. Mitrani's recent transactional work includes:

• Ternium’s US$ 1.97 billion sale of Sidor (Venezuela) as a result of its expropriation by the Venezuelan government;

• Tenaris’s acquisition of PT Seamless Pipe Indonesia Jaya;

• Tenaris's US$ 2.1 billion acquisition of Hydril (U.S.) and the subsequent sale of Hydril´s pressure control business to General Electric for US$ 1.1 billion;

• Nahuelsat's transfer of satellite communications assets in Argentina to Ar-Sat;

• Pescarmona's overseas acquisition efforts in the hydro business;

• Tenaris's US$ 3.185 billion acquisition of Maverick Tube (U.S.);

• Ternium's US$ 2.3 billion acquisition of Hylsamex (Mexico);

• Tenaris's acquisition of Silcotub and Donasid (Romania);

• Tenaris's US$ 2 billion multijurisdictional exchange offer and concurrent listing.


Chapter "Argentina", co-authored with Horacio Ruiz Moreno and Soledad Vallejos Meana, International Mediation Guide: Second Edition, Clifford Chance’s Global Mediation Group, England, 2016, p. 10 and ss.

“Merger control in Argentina: overview”, co-authored with Soledad Vallejos Meana, María T. Recondo and María Paula Díaz, Practical Law Global Guide 2015/16: competition and cartel leniency, Thomson Reuters, 2015.

“Cartel leniency in Argentina: overview” co-authored with Soledad Vallejos Meana, María T. Recondo and María Paula Díaz, Practical Law Global Guide 2015/16: competition and cartel leniency , Thomson Reuters, 2015. 

“Restraints of trade and dominance in Argentina: overview” co-authored with Soledad Vallejos Meana, María T. Recondo and María Paula Díaz, Practical Law Global Guide 2015/16: competition and cartel leniency, Thomson Reuters, 2015.

Chapter “Argentina” co-authored with Rafael González Arzac, Mercedes Rodríguez Giavarini and Soledad Vallejos Meana, in Anthony Colman (ed.), Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 2014.

“Going Private Transactions - a Survey: Argentina”, International Bar Association, Issues and Trading in Securities. Newsletter of Committee Q Vol. 9 (2001), p. 5.

“Doing Business with Governments of Civil Law Jurisdictions: Risks Behind the Contracting Process”, Diritto del Commercio Internazionale Vol. XI-1 (1997), p. 25.

“La Ley de Convertibilidad en el derecho público. La indexación de las tarifas de los servicios esenciales privatizados”, Revista del Colegio de Abogados de Buenos Aires (1992), ps. 61-68.

 “Lessons of Privatization from Argentina”, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1991); and The Privatization Review Vol. 6 - 3 (1991), ps. 38-48.

Privatización: métodos y cuestiones jurídicas”, La Ley 1990-D (1990), p. 1068; 1990-E (1990), ps. 637 y 848. Printed by Jurisprudencia Española (1991), ps. 6079-6114.

Reforma monetaria: daño derivado del ulterior incremento de la depreciación monetaria”, La Ley 1987-E (1987), p. 1030.