Local Advice,
International
Standards

Multijurisdictional
and Multicultural

We provide legal and business support services to corporations, financial institutions, and investors navigating challenging legal environments through our Argentine and International Desks.

We are experts in cross-border legal advice, especially between common law and civil law jurisdictions, with specific expertise in cross-border finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate structuring and taxation, employment law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and antitrust.

Our highly qualified team includes attorneys admitted to practice in Argentina (the Argentine Desk) and in Brazil and the U.S. (the International Desk).

We partner with local counsel to advise clients operating or investing in other Latin American countries.

What makes us different >
WIENER•SOTO•CAPARRÓS
IS DIVERSE, DYNAMIC, FOCUSED AND DEDICATED.

WSC WORKS FOR
RELATIONSHIPS

  • We strive to create long-term relationships with clients, human resources and vendors.
  • We are diverse and encourage expressions of opinion.
  • We are practical and offer concise, concrete and useful advice.

WSC IS MULTIJURISDICTIONAL

  • Our team includes Argentine, Brazilian and U.S. attorneys.
  • When problems involve persons from different countries and legal systems, we can better interpret and explain effective solutions.
  • Being local allows us to devise the most appropriate solution for the local marketplace.
  • Being international enables us to deliver those solutions consistent with international quality and ethical standards.

OUR STRUCTURE IS NON- TRADITIONAL AND DYNAMIC

  • We work in fluid teams to assure quality and availability.
  • We do not reduce quality to meet legal budgets. We work with “roadmaps” and “milestones” to manage client expectations.
  • We invest in technology to maximize connectivity and responsiveness.
Community >

WSC maintains a pro bono commitment to bring legal services and sponsorship to sectors and persons unable to access justice.

Network >

American Bar Association
Section of International Law: Leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.

International Practice Group:
A non-profit, international association of 2,500 independent and cost-conscious lawyers, accountants, tax advisers and other professionals.

Women’s Law Network:
The global voice for women lawyers committed to promote the empowerment of women in the legal world.

Lexlink:
An international network of lawyers engaged in matters of corporate and business law, international transactions, commercial litigation, arbitration, taxation and private client matters.

LANZBC:
Connecting New Zealand and Latin American Business.
The Latin America New Zealand Business Council exists to promote business growth opportunities between New Zealand and Latin America. We do so by promoting business relationships and opportunities between New Zealand and Latin America, sharing information for participants in Latin American market and advocating to government for beneficial business agreements and supporting institutions.

Services >
CLIENT NEEDS, FULL SERVICE RESPONSE

Argentine and International Desks

  • Advice on virtually all areas of law affecting businesses and individuals investing in Argentina (Argentine Desk) and throughout Latin America and in or with common law countries (International Desk).
  • We advise on cross-border transactions, investments and activities. We have specific expertise in closing the gap between common law and civil law jurisdictions.

Legal Practice
· We specialize in banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, taxation, employment law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and antitrust.
Attorneys of counsel to the firm specialize in administrative law, intellectual property, telecommunications and “white-collar” criminal law.

Corporate Services
· We provide corporate services (including representation and corporate domicile for non-residents), support services for clients outsourcing legal management, litigation, employment and HR matters, contract database management, and other processes.

Translations
· The WSC Translation Bureau provides certified and non-certified translation services in English and Spanish. The Bureau also coordinates and assumes quality control of translation projects in several other foreign languages, including Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, German and Japanese.

Practice Areas >

WSC

emphasizes quality, efficiency and availability. Our core practice areas cover a wide range of legal matters affecting investment and business activity, through our Argentine and International Desks.

For a concise description of our areas of expertise, click on the practice AREAs BELOW.

LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Our litigation and dispute resolution practice covers a diverse litany of civil and commercial matters, including business torts, commercial contract disputes, trademark and other intellectual property rights, and distribution and license agreements.

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CORPORATE LAW

WSC assists clients from the routine to the complex. The group advises on spin-offs, dissolutions, capital increases, voluntary reductions of capital, and other organic changes. Our experience extends to every stage of the company lifecycle.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW

We are largely a management-side law firm offering clients experienced, sophisticated and cost-effective representation in all aspects of labor and employment law.

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BANKING AND FINANCE

WSC’s banking and finance practice includes experts in financial institution regulation and cross-border finance. Our finance practice advises both lenders and borrowers on a wide range of finance instruments.

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TAX & CUSTOMS

WSC helps clients respond to the challenges posed by the ever-changing tax environment. The firm’s tax practice offers expertise in domestic tax law and international tax structures. Practitioners frequently play a key role in the structuring and negotiation of mergers, acquisitions, other business ventures, and divestitures.

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Our M&A practice addresses the panoply of legal issues that affect a purchase or sale of equity and assets. Our work includes the anatomy of an investment—from structuring an offer, to due diligence, transaction structuring, merger clearance and consummation of the deal.

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ANTITRUST LAW

WSC advises on merger and acquisitions clearance, government investigations into unlawful competition restraints (both vertical and horizontal), antitrust litigation, and everyday counseling regarding antitrust matters.

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COMPLIANCE

Compliance rules increasingly affect corporate behavior and the marketplace. We advise clients on Argentine regulatory compliance issues, as well as on compliance with long-arm statutes sourced from the U.S., the U.K. and other jurisdictions applicable to local subsidiaries.

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ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY

Administrative regulations, government intervention and public sector spending are omnipresent in Argentina’s current economic environment.

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INSOLVENCY AND DEBTOR-CREDITOR

WSC counsels on the full scope of insolvency and debtor-creditor relationships. We specialize in debt restructuring, “Chapter-11” type reorganizations and bankruptcy. We have expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional insolvency proceedings involving competing creditor claims from diverse groups.

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Internship >

Each year WSC welcomes law students from Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania and other law schools in the U.S. and the U.K. to clerk at the firm. The program strives to provide a unique opportunity to work alongside attorneys from other jurisdictions. In addition to conducting legal research, clerks have worked on transactions, prepared summaries and presentations, and participated in drafting and translation of documents to obtain a full experience. WSC encourages clerks to attend judicial and administrative proceedings and to assist attorneys interface with various government offices and regulatory agencies.

CONTACT >

AV. PTE. ROQUE SÁENZ PEÑA 637 1° PISO.
Buenos Aires. Argentina (C1035AAB)

(+5411) 5272- 9960