Team Leader, ArgentinaJuan Ricardo

26 years of experience in labor and employment law.

Other Areas of Practice:

  • Litigation

Professional  Experience:

  • Partner at “Rattagan Macchiavello Arocena & Peña Robirosa” law firm since its foundation
  • Senior Associate in charge of L & E area at “Allende & Brea” law firm, 2003-2005
  • Senior Associate at Ortiz & Asociados law firm, 2002-2003
  • Senior Associate at “De Diego & Asociados” firm only specialized in labor and employment law, 1994-2002
  • Junior Associate at “Wilkinson & Asociados” law firm specialized in insurance and litigation, 1991-1994


  • St. Brendan’s College (primary and high school,  1971-1982
  • University of Buenos Aires, Law School – 1984-1990

Languages: Spanish, English and French

Professional Memberships:

  • Buenos Aires Bar Associations


  • Several articles related to labor and employment published in leading renowned Argentine newspapers and judicial magazines. Participation as speaker in courses and seminars on collective negotiation, compensations, labor and employment policies and risk prevention.


  • International Relations Conference (2008 The English Speaking Union at Oriel College, Oxford University)
  • Attendance to the IBA annual conferences on labor & employment.


Founded in 2005 by partners who have studied and practiced internationally for years, our affiliate in Argentina has grown rapidly to over 50 counsel with a comprehensive, bilingual organization, serving a wide spectrum of multinational clients. The partners have been involved in many high-profile, cross-border transactions in the region over the past years and as a result, our team in Argentina has become one of the country’s most renowned and qualified law firms in global labor and employment and business law in the country. Our Argentine team also coordinates all labor and employment teams in the region on cross border projects as required.

Labor and Employment Practice:

The Argentine team provides integrated labor and employment law solutions to clients operating in the region with experience in all matters of labor law including providing advice on individual labor relationships, methods of hiring, compensation and benefits systems, working day systems, termination of employment and severance obligations, downsizing processes, due diligence processes, outsourcing processes, labor risks and relationships with services suppliers.

The firm also has extensive experience advising on union relationships, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, representation in collective and union disputes before authorities in addition to hiring of expatriates, navigating the immigration system and implementing worldwide compensation and human resources policies.

In judicial and extrajudicial cases, our partner firm is highly experienced at providing advice and representation on all manner of labor disputes and litigation—both individual and collective—as well as mediation processes and labor and social security inspections.

The Plus - Business Law Capacity:

The team comprises of some of the most renowned lawyers in the country, with expertise in all areas of business law and is particularly active in mergers and acquisitions, project finance and environmental law. The firm’s "full-service" approach provides clients with the most effective solutions to all legal issues pertaining to their business. Furthermore, with years of international experience, the team has a proven track record advising both domestic and multinational companies in transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.

A representative client list includes multinational companies with local inbound investments, comprising companies related to natural resources, services, chemical, oil & gas, mining, financial, and industrial sectors. 

Key Facts:

  • Location: Buenos Aires
  • Size: 17 Partners, 40 Associates
  • Business Law Practice Areas: Aeronautic Law; Antitrust Law; Arbitration; Banking and Finance, Trusts and Foreign Exchange; Complex Litigation; Commercial Law; Corporate Law; Damages; Debt Restructuring and Bankruptcy; Energy; Environmental Law; Government Relations; Insurance and Reinsurance; Infrastructure; Intellectual Property; Oil & Gas; Mergers & Acquisitions; Mining; Tax and Customs; and Securities and Capitol Markets; among many other areas.
  • Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Italian.


  • Ranked by Apertura (leading local economy & business magazine for that publishes the most recognized law firms’ ranking) as one of the top overall Argentine law firms, and as number one in Environmental Law practice since 2007
  • Currently ranked within the Top 5 in the Martindale’s Visibility Ranking for Argentina.
  • Partners from the firm are often recognized by specialized publications as among the top practitioners in various areas of law, including M&A, corporate commercial and environmental.