Marcelo Etchebarne is the Latin America Regional Practice Group Leader for Corporate-Capital Markets, Special Projects Regional Leader for China and Country Manager of DLA Piper Argentina.

A co-founder of our predecessor firm Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly, Marcelo has extensive experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructurings and complex dispute resolution, having worked on more than 200 transactions over the last two decades. He has participated in some of the largest transactions taking place in Argentina in recent years. Marcelo acted as lead counsel to the Ad-hoc Creditors Committee on YPF's US$6.2 billion restructuring, the project bond and related financings and acquisitions of Stoneway Capital for US$1.1 billion, the representation of Vicentin on its US$1.5 billion restructuring, the representation of bondholders on the US$66 billion debt exchange of Argentina, the successful representation of AES against YPF on a US$1 billion claim (settled), and Methanex against Petrobras (settled). He also designed the US$18.3 billion Argentine debt restructuring in 2010, in which he served as legal counsel to the Global Coordinator, Barclays Capital. Between 2002 and 2004 he acted as counsel to UBS on the US$80 billion debt restructuring of Argentina. He has been frequently interviewed and quoted by the Financial Times, CNN and The Economist.