DLA Piper Argentina announced today the addition of Mariana Lozza as a partner in the International Arbitration practice and Nicolas Teijeiro as a partner in the Corporate Finance practice. Both will be based in the firm's Buenos Aires office.
Lozza focuses her practice on handling international arbitrations and advising on other international law issues. She previously served as legal advisor for the Argentine Attorney General's Office (Procuración del Tesoro de la Nación), then as its deputy director, defending the Argentine Republic in its international disputes. In those roles, spanning 2007 to 2017, she represented Argentina in investment arbitration proceedings under the auspices of ICSID, UNCITRAL and the ICC, and supervised local proceedings in national jurisdictions, including the US, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Spain, Japan, Germany and the UK. She has also actively participated in the negotiation of international investment agreements, including bilateral treaties and free trade agreements, on behalf of Argentina.
Lozza, who joins from Guglielmino & Asociados, holds an LL.M. degree from American University Washington College of Law and a law degree from Universidad Nacional del Sur in Bahia Blanca.
Teijeiro has advised sovereign and sub-sovereign, corporate and banking clients in international corporate and financial transactions, including US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-registered and Rule 144 A/Regulation S capital markets offerings, financing and liability management transactions.
He also advises clients on general corporate matters and compliance with ongoing SEC reporting and other regulatory obligations. In addition, he has experience handling global antitrust matters.
Teijeiro joins from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and holds an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School and a law degree from Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Argentina.
"Mariana and Nicolas bring extensive and wide-ranging experience in their respective practices. Mariana is one of the most experienced lawyers globally on investment treaty arbitration, in addition to her general arbitration experience. Nicolás is an outstanding securities and finance lawyer with experience advising clients throughout the region. They will be valuable additions to the International Arbitration and Corporate Finance teams, allowing us to better serve clients throughout the region," said Marcelo Etchebarne, country head of DLA Piper Argentina, based in New York. "We are thrilled to welcome them to the firm and look forward to their contributions."
DLA Piper Argentina has extensive knowledge in the practice areas of M&A and capital markets, foreign investments and cross-border transactions, banking and regulatory work, project finance, debt restructuring, complex arbitration and litigation, and employment, as well as corporate misconduct and internal investigations, infrastructure, and renewable energy and electricity.