GFM advises in the acquisition of Grupo Alicorp’s Argentine subsidiaries.

GFM provided legal advice to a group of Argentine investors, in the acquisition of Grupo Alicorp’s Argentine subsidiaries, which are dedicated to the manufacturing and sale of consumer products in the personal care, home care and food business. The transaction involved the acquisition of 100% of the equity participation in four entities, together with all their operations in the country, including three manufacturing plants located in the Province of Buenos Aires, as well as the companies’ trademarks and renowned product line.

The buyers were advised by partner Mariano Gonzalez, and associates Francisco Levis and Valeria Constanza Martina.

GFM advised Binance Capital Management Co. with the acquisition of a share participation in Bitpoint S.A.

BINANCE, the largest crypto exchange in the world, who was looking to acquire equity participation in the local market, engaged GFM to provide legal advice and Due Diligence expertise with regard to the target company Bitpoint S.A. BINANCE is a crypto exchange platform which trades more than 100 digital assets and, since 2018, is considered the largest such platform in terms of volume.

 

BINANCE was advised by partner Pablo Melhem, and associates Valeria Constanza Martina and María Florencia Campos.

GFM advises Grupo De Narváez in the acquisition of Walmart Supermarkets business in Argentina.

American Walmart Chain sold its Walmart Supermarkets business in Argentina to Grupo de Narváez after 25 years in that market. With this, Grupo de Narvaez, which also operates in Ecuador and Uruguay, assumes ownership of 92 stores, including 31 hipermarkets, 52 Changomas stores, 8 MiChangomas stores distributed in Buenos Aires and 21 provinces, and a workforce of 9,000 employees.

With this, Grupo de Narvaez, which also operates in Ecuador and Uruguay, assumes ownership of 92 stores, including 31 hipermarkets, 52 Changomas stores, 8 MiChangomas stores distributed in Buenos Aires and 21 provinces, and a workforce of 9,000 employees.

GFM partners Pablo Di Iorio and Ignacio Sánchez Vaqueiro and associate Francisco Levis advised Grupo de Narvaez in this transaction.

GFM represents Grupo Axo from México in the acquisition of the distribution business of NIKE, Inc.

GFM represented Grupo Axo, a Mexican company that manages multibrand stores and the distribution of Nike products in Mexico, in the acquisition of the distribution business of Nike, Inc. in Argentina. Grupo Axo also acquired similar businesses in Chile and Uruguay.

GFM represents real estate development group in the negotiation of more than 35,000 sq. mts. of office rental space to We Work.

GFM represented a major real estate development group in the negotiation of the lease agreements for two office towers, comprised of more than 35,000 sq. mts. of rental space to We Work, in the City of Buenos Aires and in Vicente Lopez. We Work is the world’s largest office space management and rental company for temp office space and coworking. The transaction includes the largest office tower rented by We Work in Latin America.

GFM appoints new partner

As of September 1, 2019, Gonzalez & Ferraro Mila - Casir - Di Iorio - Melhem promoted Ignacio Sanchez Vaqueiro as Partner, in recognition of his aptitude and professional caliber, who have projected him to develop an exceptional career. Ignacio focuses his practice in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Financial Law and Corporate Restructuring. He joined the Firm since its inception, in 2005.

Pablo Melhem, Managing Partner of GFM, expressed he was very satisfied with the appointment: “Ignacio is a lawyer of extraordinary talent. He has been with us since the beginning of his career and of our Law Firm. He represents the best of his generation in terms of quality and professional performance. He is an extremely valuable incorporation to GFM’s team of partners”.

Ignacio graduated as a lawyer from the Argentine Catholic University (2008). He obtained a Master's Degree in Economic Business Law also from the Argentine Catholic University (2014). He is an active member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).


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