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Domestic litigation and arbitration

Our experience in litigation, either before commercial, civil, administrative, tax or labor courts, allows us to actively manage a large amount of cases with the aim to achieve effective solutions, as fast and as economically as possible. Our lawyers are grouped in working teams , and work together with technical consultants and professionals from other fields, in order to efficiently produce every type of necessary evidences for the process. Our experience in Extraordinary Appeals (both at a national and provincial level) has resulted in the rendering of judgments by the acting Courts of Justice, which decisions were followed after by the lower courts, generating thus jurisprudence in the different matters.

Throughout the years Abeledo Gottheil Abogados developed an extensive experience in litigation matters, pending both before the Argentine judicial courts and arbitration courts seated in the Argentine Republic.

At present, the Firm represents its clients in more than 2,500 lawsuits and has obtained important decisions setting precedents in several matters by means of judgments rendered by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Higher Provincial Courts and Appellate Courts, as it was already mentioned.

We have lawyers specialized in Procedural Law who have extensively litigated the following issues:

  • Application of foreign law and jurisdiction issues

  • Jurisdictional conflicts among national and international courts

  • Obtention and objection to precautionary measures previous and contemporary to the treatment of questions of law

  • Summary proceedings to guarantee constitutional rights, declarations of certainty, proceedings on grounds of unconstitutionality

  • Ordinary and extraordinary appeals before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and Higher Courts  of the Province

  • Review of judicial decisions of administrative courts (e.g.: Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (Banco Central de la República Argentina), Secretariat of Commerce (Secretaría de Comercio), Fair Commercial Practices Bureau (Dirección de Lealtad Comercial), Antitrust and Consumer’s Protection Secretariat (Secretaría de Defensa de la Competencia y del Consumidor), Federal Administration of Public Revenues (Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos), General Revenue Offices of the Provinces, National Lottery and Casinos, etc.)

Some areas on which we legally represent our clients before courts are the following:

Civil Courts

  • Damages and actions in contract or in tort

  • Liability arising from construction agreements

  • Liability arising from service agreements

  • Product Liability

  • Liability of producers, manufacturers, distributors, grantors, automotive assembly plants, trademarks owners, etc. for facts or acts of third parties, whether related or not

  • Liability from carriers

  • Liability for professional services

  • Liability for ecological or environmental damages

  • Liability for damages caused by the press (radio, television or written press)

  • Contractual civil liability

  • Liability related to the media

  • Mortgage Foreclosures

  • Controverted succession proceedings with international characteristics

  • Liability for Damages derived from illegal acts

  • Complex eviction proceedings

Commercial Courts

  • Damages and liability actions

The preceding detail referred to civil courts must be considered reproduced to a great extent in the commercial courts, adding the following.

  • Corporate conflicts

  • Contractual conflicts of commercial nature

  • Summary and Ordinary suits for collection in local and foreign currency

  • Bankruptcy petitions

  • Enforcement proceedings against secured collateral

  • Proofs of claims in receivership and bankruptcy proceedings

  • Ancillary proceedings (for late proof of claims, restitution of property, etc.) in receivership and bankruptcy proceedings

  • Corporate liability actions

  • Receivership Proceedings

  • Bankruptcy Proceedings

Civil and Commercial Federal Courts

We added here many of the issues specified in the civil and commercial courts(that come within the federal jurisdiction over the person), to which the matters inherent to the federal jurisdiction must be added:

  • Intellectual property conflicts

  • Trademarks rights conflicts

  • Comparative advertising conflicts

  • Internet domain registration conflicts

  • Shipping companies’ liability conflicts

  • Fishing companies’ liability conflicts

  • Conflicts related to the nationality of persons

  • Connflicts related to liability derived from the provision of utilities

Administrative litigation Issues

  • Processes related to bids and public biddings

  • Connsumers’ Protection

  • Antitrust

  • Fair Commercial Practices (with its corresponding appeals)

  • Broadcast License Authority (COMFER)

  • Secretariat of Energy

  • Fishing Secretariat

  • National Lottery

As regards mediation and arbitration, the Firm has acted in proceedings pending before the most well-known institutions of the Argentine jurisdiction (Court of the Stock Exchange of the City of Buenos Aires, International Chamber of Commerce, Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Association of Notaries Public of the City of Buenos Aires, etc.). It is important to highlight that Abeledo Gottheil Abogados was one of the founder members of the Centro Empresarial de Mediación y Arbitraje, (Center for Business Mediation and Arbitration) which is composed by the most important and well-known Firms in Argentina. Its first president was our partner and founding member, Mr. Julio Gottheil, who, like other partners of our Firm has actively participated as arbitrator or mediator in conflicts among leading companies.

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