2 WHO WE ARE Estudio Rinaldi is a law firm with over 50 years experience in the market. Originally founded by Juan Carlos Rinaldi as a family firm, Estudio Rinaldi has grown over the years to include new professionals in a structured system of practice groups. Through the passage of years our firm has maintained its essence, rooted in a personal relationship with the client, high-caliber legal service, and the agility with which we mmet our clients needs. Our professionals highly skilled attorneys with the background of academic excellence that has characterized us since the beginning strive to provide comprehensive solutions, tackling any matter with a vision that embraces all aspects of the business. Our services are backed by a modern professional, technical, and legal structure which permits us to give effective, efficient, and personalized attention toall our clients.
3 OUR PHILOSOPHY Service, Trust, and Effectiveness. Our passion for this profession, our experience, and our vocation to service allow us to build a relationship with our clients through a profound identification with them and their business. This creates the connection necessary to provide effective, satisfying solutions.
4 PRACTICE AREAS COMPREHENSIVE BUSINESS LAW We are business lawyers, and as such it is our job to get to know our clients in depth, advising them from the seeds of their business to its full flowering. This connection empowers us to focus our work just as much on the day-to-day needs of the company as on eventual litigation, from a distinctly commercial angle. We have broad and long-standing experience in advising domestic, foreign, and multinational clients. This versatility allows us to understand the problems a foreign firm faces as it seeks to do business in Argentina or the challenges a small entrepreneur may encounter on the path to building a new company. Our service is personalized because we strive to learn our clients business and get to know the people at the heart of the company. CONSUMER PROTECTION Estudio Rinaldi is a noted player in the field of consumer law on behalf of corporations, working with our clients at every stage from evaluation and prevention of potential liability to the defense of their interests in administrative and judicial tribunals.our role in this area embraces all its relevant facets, including analysis of contracts related to consumer relations, revision of standard clauses, form contracts, and contracts of adhesion, adaptation of international contractual standards to meet Argentine consumer protection norms, and advising on defective product recalls and associated civil liability.similarly, we have vast experience in the prerelease review of our clients advertising materials under the norms of Consumer Protection and Commercial Loyalty. For matters arising from consumer complaints or regulatory actions, Estudio Rinaldi has a team of attorneys specialized in the area of consumer protection to work with and protect our clients in mediation and court proceedings, in both national and provincial jurisdictions.
5 LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW We act in matters relating to the labor rights of individuals arising from the day-to-day needs of business, working directly with Human Resources departments. Our rapid and personalized attention permits our clients to make prompt, well-advised decisions in employment situations. We have a group of professionals specialized in this field, dealing with all labor-related consultations and providing direct, reliable assistance to resolve any client issue. In this way, our attorneys grow to become a regular and reliable support for the various Human Resources departments we counsel. In addition, we act as attorneys in labor claims and lawsuits filed against our clients, working actively to achieve practical, efficient solutions within these scenarios of personal conflict. Finally, our Labor Department has notable experience participating in collective bargaining conflicts, in which we provide advice, propose solutions, and represent our business clients before governmental regulatory bodies and union leaders. SPORTS LAW We have deep experience in the field of sports law, as we have provided legal counsel to many professionals and institutions connected with the world of sports from athletes themselves, agents, representatives, clubs, sporting associations and foundations, to enterprises seeking to sponsor tournaments or athletes and businesses holding the media and broadcast rights to international sporting events. In this specialized field, our participation includes a wide range of services: event planning; negotiation of contracts among clubs, representatives, and sponsors; representation and advocacy before national and international sporting authorities; drafting and implementation of publicity and sponsorship contracts; legal counsel for athletes and professional; assistance to investors and agents; management of broadcast rights and licenses for television, Internet, and streaming, and more.
6 BANKING AND FINANCE LAW We have broad-ranging experience in providing integrated legal assistance on matters connect to banking, financing and loans to public and/or private entities, exchange regulations, imports and exports, securitization, and fiduciary activity. Not only does Estudio Rinaldi advise numerous banks and financial entities on judicial and extrajudicial collections, but our members have taken active roles in the Latin American Federation of Banks and the Committee of Banking Lawyers of Argentina. CIVIL LAW AND PRACTICE Estudio Rinaldi provides counsel and representation in all of the varied issues that make up the legal life of our individual clients and of the corporate organizations in which they participate as directors, partners, and shareholders. We participate in everything from advice and support on real estate contracts, evictions, and mortgage foreclosures to representation of plaintiffs and defendants in torts and other kinds of civil suits. Likewise, we provide counsel and act in court for clients in cases involving family law we are specialists in divorce, alimony and child support, and adoptions, as well as wills, trusts, and estates for high-net-worth clients. COLLECTION SERVICES We offer a complete debt collection service, including all stages of the process (on-time collections, overdue payment management, and enforcement). Working as a legal team we consider all the ramifications of unfulfilled obligations (delinquent debts) and advise our clients on the distinct alternatives for pursuing recovery. This affords the client an efficient and effective collections service, reducing costs as well
7 RODRIGO MENENDEZ Attorney since Specialist in comprehensive counsel for businesses. International contracts and litigation. Labor law counsel to businesses. Postgraduate degree in Comprehensive Business Counsel, University of Buenos Aires (2006). Master s degree in Financial Business Law, Catholic University of Argentina (2009). Thesis The Securitization of Assets in Argentina published by Editorial Belgrano.. Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese. FABIÁN RINALDI Attorney since Specialist in comprehensive counsel for businesses. International contracts and litigation. Sports law. Adjunct interim and assistant professor in the Chair of Civil and Commercial Law at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) until 1991, under Dr. Aníbal Alterini. Professor at the University of Belgrano (UB) in Civil and Commercial law, Member of the Academic Council of the School of Law and Social Sciences of the University of Belgrano (1984). Winner of a study grant awarded by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Participant in a course on The Republic of China for Young Latin American Businesspersons. Languages: Spanish, English. SILVINA SARAFIAN Attorney since Specialist in comprehensive counsel to businesses and Private Law. Advisor in Labor Law and Labor Relations. Specialization in Family Law and Estates, University of Buenos Aires ( ). Continuing studies in-depth program in Theory and Practice of Private Labor Law, University of Buenos Aires (2009). Adjunct professor in various subjects relating to private law, family law, and estates at the University of Belgrano and University of Buenos Aires ( ). Languages: Spanish, English, Armenian.
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