Marval O'Farrell & Mairal saw its start in 1923, and it has grown to more than 300 lawyers in its 90-plus years, putting it among the largest and most active firms in Argentina. Outside of Buenos Aires, the firm maintains a presence in New York. As such, it enjoys a well-deserved reputation advising both local and international clients on a wide spectrum of complex, sophisticated issues. Although originally founded as an intellectual property shop, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal's capabilities have expanded and diversified over its lengthy time in the marketplace to encompass a variety of practices, and it has continued to enjoy distinguished success across all areas. These range from tax, labour, and employment to competition and antitrust and real estate and construction to energy and natural resources.
The firm can be characterized by the irrefutable strength of its attorneys. Many are established leaders in their fields. Accordingly, the well-known and prominent energy team at Marval O'Farrell & Mairal has secured its place as a major player in Argentina and beyond. Attorneys in this practice are celebrated for their wealth of experience across all matters regarding oil and gas, mining, and electricity. They have served clients in this capacity for more than 15 years, building an uncontested reputation as a go-to firm for all their energy-related needs.
Among those deserving of such recognition is Francisco Macías. With decades of experience behind him, the current partner has been at the firm since 2002. Over the course of his career, he has made a name for himself in many areas, including oil and gas, power, public services, infrastructure, natural resources, environmental law, and protecting foreign investment. Specifically, he focuses on electricity. He is regularly entrusted by clients on their gas and power regulatory matters as well as oil and gas and power contracts, big and small. Outside of his profession, the multilingual attorney is a prolific writer and has also lectured on international public law at the Law School of the Argentine Catholic University.
Luis Lucero is a relatively new addition to the firm, where he brought his vast and impressive experience in the natural resources industry in 2011. His practice is particularly concerned with mining but also encompasses project finance, complex litigation, arbitration, and corporate matters. He is repeatedly lauded by the top directories and legal journals for his unparalleled track record, commitment to his clients, and responsibility to his profession. This includes teaching, speaking at, and holding workshops for several universities and associations as well as coauthoring a book on his subject area of expertise.