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Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal promotes four to partner in core practice areas

Rodrigo Solá Torino, Bárbara Ramperti, Leonardo Rodríguez and Diego Chighizola bring the firm’s total number of partners to 56.


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On August 1st 2012, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal promoted four senior associates to partner: Rodrigo Solá Torino, Bárbara Ramperti, Leonardo Rodríguez and Diego Chighizola. These promotions strengthen four of the firm’s core practice areas, labour and employment, corporate/M&A, mining and banking and finance, and bring the firm’s total number of partners to 56.

The new partners already have a wealth of experience and are highly specialised in their respective areas of expertise: 

  • Rodrigo Solá Torino specialises in the labour aspects of M&A, general employment advice, immigration law and relocation of expatriates, negotiations with unions, rightsizings and labour contracts. He also has a strong background in negotiating termination agreements with expatriates and key employees. He has been assistant professor of International Law, Labour Law and Social Security at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and holds a post-graduate degree in labour law.

  • Bárbara Ramperti specialises in M&A, joint ventures, reorganisations and corporate matters. She advises international clients and participates in the negotiation process of agreements for the acquisition of shares and assets within different industries. She has more than 14 years’ experience handling M&A and corporate matters.

  • Leonardo G. Rodríguez is a mining specialist with more than 13 years’ experience advising key clients in the Argentine mining sector. He holds an LL.M. in Natural Resources Law from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he finished top of his class. He is a widely published expert on mining and in 2010 published his latest book “Argentine Law on Mining”.

  • Diego Chighizola specialises in banking and finance, capital markets, M&A and real estate development and financing. He has drafted and negotiated domestic and cross-border agreements for structured financings, syndicated loans, derivatives, acquisitions and joint ventures and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He was a foreign associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and holds a Masters in Finance, as well as a Masters in Law from Columbia University School of Law, New York. Diego currently teaches business law and derivative transactions at two universities in Argentina.

Alfredo O’Farrell, chair of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal’s executive board, commented on the promotions: 'At Marval, we are always looking to build for the future, thereby ensuring that our clients continue to receive the best possible service from a range of expert teams. We are pleased to be able to recognise the outstanding contributions of Rodrigo, Barbara, Leonardo and Diego and strengthen our thriving labour and employment, corporate/M&A, mining and banking and finance practice groups. Marval has long been a market leader in Argentina and we are now better placed than ever to provide expert advice and services of the highest quality to our clients.'


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