LAURENCE P. WIENER
- University of California
(Los Angeles, California) (B.A., 1984)
- University of California, Davis – King Hall school of Law
(Davis, California) (J.D., 1987)
State Bar of California
American Bar Association, Section of International Law
Upon graduation from law school, Laurence joined LeBoeuf, Lamb Leiby & MacRae (precursor to Dewey & LeBoeuf) as an associate of the San Francisco office. There he worked in the complex litigation matters, including the hostile takeover by British American Tobacco US of Farmers Insurance Group. He later represented both plaintiffs and defendants in securities fraud claims and in business tort litigation. He gained additional trial experience representing the trustee and creditors in federal and state law insolvency claims.
Laurence has resided in Buenos Aires since 1993. From 1993 to 2001, he worked and became partner for international matters with a boutique law firm specializing in corporate debt issuance. Throughout that time, Laurence advised issuers and underwriters on registered and exempted offerings of Argentine corporate debt, equity and convertible securities. From 2001 until 2010, he was Of Counsel at one of the major law firms in Argentina at the time. In the context of Argentina’s default, devaluation, economic collapse and recovery, Laurence adapted his experience in two legal systems to benefit foreign investors.
In April 2010, he co-founded WSC as a culminating response to his professional experience. His practice at WSC’s International Desk currently extends to advising companies on acquisitions, finance, funding and repatriation of investments, and risk management. Laurence sits on the board of various international subsidiaries. He is an active member of the State Bar of California and of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law (Co-Chair, U.S. Lawyers Abroad Committee; Co-Chair Buenos Aires City Chapter). He is recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” by Chambers & Partners (2010-present).
English and Spanish.