Multinational and cross-functional lawyers
20 years of offering legal services in South America
A top-level boutique law firm
Why PatelinConseil ?
PatelinConseil is an international boutique law firm that can advise and represent large corporations, midsize and small businesses and individual clients in their many and varied activities through an uncharacteristically high level of personalized attention, including direct access to experienced attorneys who provide a kind of legal representation not usually found in larger firms.
From our main offices in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, we offer legal counsel to foreign and domestic clients on public and private contracts and fiscal, company and labor law, specializing in areas that require international expertise and connections not normally offered by local firms. This includes special counseling, complex mergers, acquisitions and disinvestments, real estate and private equity investments, national and international tax planning and cross-border dispute resolution and arbitration as well as the more specific problems arising from a clients´ multi-national presence.
In addition, PatelinConseil´s team of multi-lingual foreign and local lawyers offers regional and international credentials and wide experience in public bids, privatizations and private-public projects. We also offer valuable expertise in international projects, including advising on the applicable legal framework and their judicial implications. As necessary, this includes the analysis of a public or private offer and the negotiation and closure of the final concession contract and the legal evaluation of offers and counteroffers and of the legal viability of their financial aspects.
Our lawyers are also dedicated to attending to top-managements´ corporate and personal requirements, related both to their employment and expat status, thus helping the companies and individuals involved to bridge the gap between their local and foreign rights and obligations.
Our particular approach to legal representation
PatelinConseil offers clients a loyal, competent and flexible relationship through its dedicated, multinational and multilingual experienced professionals who act directly as case leaders and contact persons for clients. Our policy is to provide a thorough evaluation of the merits of each case, presenting a realistic estimate of the fees and costs that will be incurred, thereby allowing the client to make an educated decision on how to proceed. Throughout the representation, the client is informed of developments in the case.
While being respectful of the development of the policies and the politics of all jurisdictions, we specialize in proposing creative solutions to in-country legal and tax issues that can be a concern for investors.
We go beyond traditional legal assistance and representation to foreign clients by working according to both European and American standards; by linking clients´ international and cross-border characteristics to their in-country presence and bringing together legal representation and tax services, we help our clients identifying and resolving otherwise separate and overlooked aspects of cases. Consideration is also given to both the legal and tax matters to present tailor-made solutions in seemingly intractable cases.
Clients active in Europe that look to develop their business in South America will find PatelinConseil to be their best choice for high quality legal and tax advice because it has a culture and a heritage that is distinctively European, providing clients with high quality advice that is seamless, client-driven and coordinated across borders.
Our team understands business and can analyze complicated legal and tax issues to find sophisticated business solutions that help foreign clients to achieve their commercial goals. To that end, it follows evolving South America legal and business developments and establishes strong and trusted client relationships, providing advice that is both practical and solution-oriented.
20 years of offering legal services in South America
After a decade as legal counsel on corporate investment in South American public sector privatizations, in 1999 Patrick Patelin established partner firms in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay).
PatelinConseil now preserves and carries forward those 20 years of experience through its high-quality team of legal and tax professionals and authoritative legal experts and researchers.
From offices in Buenos Aires and Montevideo our local and foreign lawyers and other professionals cover the Mercosur and other South American countries, forming cross-border teams according to the jurisdiction involved and/or the skills and expertise required by each case.
We offer multidisciplinary capabilities in private and corporate affairs, covering the areas of mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, real estate, construction, winery and vineyards, employment and tax matters. We also offer personalized local services and access to our network of connections in the private and public sectors related to those areas of expertise.
Our multinational, multicultural, multidisciplinary team, composed of South American and European legal experts and other supporting professionals who are recognized authorities in their respective fields, work in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese abiding to strict ethical standards which contribute to safeguarding our clients´ interests.
In offering clients the utmost level of professionalism and proficiency in the law of the relevant jurisdictions, the expertise and know-how acquired in resolving the needs of foreign investors enables us to provide large corporations, midsize and small businesses and individual clients with efficient legal and tax solutions to their cases.