MARIA FERNANDA FARALL
- Emory University School of Law
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA) (J.D. with distinction, 1998)
- Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, School of Law
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) (Law Degree with honors, 1992; 1992 Scholarship of Honor; 1992 “Editorial El Derecho” Award)
State Bar of Georgia
Qualified in both Argentina and the U.S., María has over 20 years of experience in cross-border M&A and corporate matters. She regularly advises foreign investors in Argentina and throughout Latin America. She has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including banking, chemical, oil & gas, hospitality and technology.
Before joining WSC in 2016, María was a partner with a major U.S.-based international law firm, where she practiced since graduating from Emory University School of Law in 1998. She was a leader of that firm’s Latin America Practice Group and headed the firm’s work in Argentina. Before moving to the United States in 1995 (where she currently resides), María practiced in Argentina, advising foreign companies with operations in Argentina.
María has been recognized frequently as a leading Latin American practitioner. Latinvex named her one of the “Top 50 Female Lawyers” in Latin America in 2014 and again in 2015. Chambers Global has recognized her as an “expert based abroad” for her corporate and M&A work in Argentina. Both Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America have cited Maria as a leading practitioner in corporate/M&A and banking and finance.
María has served on the Executive Committee of the International Section of the State Bar of Georgia (2014-2015) and as the Committee Vice Chair (2013-2014). She also served as Advisory Board Member of Latin American Law & Business Report (2006-2013) and authored several articles on Latin American law and practice for that publication. Previously, Maria served as editorial advisor to the Letters of Credit Report and wrote various articles for that bulletin.
English and Spanish.