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Competition Law and Antitrust

“The multidisciplinary team at O’Farrell is known for its ‘very good, up-to-date knowledge of the law applied to business’.”

Legal 500 - 2021


Our Competition Law and Antitrust department provides assistance in economic concentration processes –either representing the parties involved or any other players in the relevant market -, defending our clients in investigation proceedings initiated on the grounds of allegedly anticompetitive business conducts, filing reports of anticompetitive practices and requesting pro competitive recommendations. We also assist our clients in commercial matters, design of distribution agreements, development of activities aimed at integrating efficiencies to face competitors (research and development agreement, agreements for joint purchase, production or distribution, joint ventures, mergers, management agreements, façon arrangements, etc.),  competitive behavior and compliance guidelines.

We provide advice to all sectors in the Argentine economy, possessing particular expertise in the energy market (electricity, oil and gas both in the upstream and the downstream sector), utilities (transmission and distribution of electricity and natural gas), retail and supermarkets, pharmaceutical products (production, distribution and sale), health care systems, automotive industry, savings plans, credit and debit cards and online payment solutions markets, agribusiness, telecommunications and information technology sectors, among others.

Attorneys at our law firm have vast experience in international transactions and matters involving several countries in Latin America such as Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay and are proficient in coordinating the Argentine impact of foreign transactions and matters within the scope of competition law.

O’Farrell has been recognized as a leading firm by relevant rating firms such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, Best Lawyers, among others.


  • Providing comprehensive assistance in economic concentration processes (mergers, acquisitions, management or “substantial influence” agreements)
  • Conducting the defense in investigation proceedings instituted on grounds of business conducts presumably in violation of competition/anti-trust regulations.
  • Providing advice to purchasing and selling groups on transactions involving the purchase of shares, assets or going concerns via private or public offering
  • Participating in mergers and spin-off processes on behalf of third party participants in the relevant market
  • Providing assistance in market research conducted by the government authorities
  • Representing and/or providing legal counseling to clients in “direct appeals” lodged before Appellate Courts to challenge the resolution of the administrative authority vested with powers to enforce the Antitrust Law
  • Reviewing business strategies to minimize the risk of becoming engaged in business practices in violation of the Antitrust Law
  • Designing business schemes and contracts