Horacio Rotella

Expertise / Practice Areas

Tax Partner (2010 – present)

Finance and Tax Law, Corporate Tax Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions. Corporate Restructurings.


Spanish and English.

Qualification / Previous Professional Experience

Public Accountant / Tax Law specialist, Belgrano University (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 1993; Post-graduate degree in Finance and Tax Law, Belgrano University (Buenos Aires), 1999.

PWC:  senior staff (1993-1999); KPMG senior manager (2000-2005); Goldemberg Eguia & Asociados: Senior Manager (2005-2010).


Navarro Castex is an Argentine corporate law firm that provides, through a team of experienced professionals, full legal services to local and international clients in a wide range of industries.

The legal and business background of our lawyers allows us to provide a professional service which always aims at combining creativity and customized attention in an environment of growing competitiveness and complexity. We also stand out for counting with a team of bilingual lawyers, accountants and experts in finance.

Our Firm works with prestigious Of Counsel advisors in the resolution of cases requiring high specialization. We also work with a network of correspondent lawyers in the main cities alongside the country.

Internationally, in the last thirty years we have developed professional relations with law firms of the five continents. Our Firm has correspondent lawyers in the main Latin-American cities, and associated offices along Mercosur.

Our active and renowned international presence, has allowed to accompany our clients beyond Argentina, assisting them in jurisdictions where they find themselves unexperienced or still haven´t found suitable support.


Diego Horton

This Buenos Aires firm, actually located in the suburbs of the growing Vicente Lopez area,  advises clients in the following areas of law:
Farming and agriculture; building and construction; commercial and contractual law; real estate; debt recovery; estates, wills and trusts; family law; immigration; insurance/claims resolution; private international law; foreign investments/financial services; labour/employment; damages, medical malpractice.
The firm has strong links with European and North American law firms, through “World Link for Law” and “Sobal – Society of Brithish and Argentine Lawyers”
Spanish & English languages are spoken.

Damaso Pardo

The firm advises its corporate clients in their day-to-day issues relating to the advertising and marketing of their products and activities. More specifically, the firm actively participates with clients in the development of their advertising campaigns and in providing for alternative solutions to comply with applicable legislation. The firm also assists its clients in controversies including litigations involving intellectual property rights.


born Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 16, 1956; admitted, 1985, Argentina. Industrial Property Agent, 1985. Education: Argentine Catholic University, Law School, (Bachelor of Law, Abogado). Franklin Pierce Law Center, NH, USA, (Master in Intellectual Property Law, 1990). Author: “Patents: Monopoly or Intellectual Property Rights”, 1993. “International Protection of Intellectual Property” (Argentine Chapter), Sweet & Maxwell, 1996. “World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies” (Commentary on Argentine Patent Law Nº 24.481), Oceana Publications, Inc., 2000. “Changes on the Argentine Patent Act: a more fair practice or the dilution of the rights of enforcement for patent owners?, Patent World, July-August issue, 2003. Associated with the law firm of Allende & Brea, 1985-1992. Head Intellectual Property, law firm Beccar Varela, 1993-1996. Consultant, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland, 1994. Partner, law firm of Alonso, Pardo & Asociados, 1996-2001. Lecturer: “Paris Convention and other International Treaties administered by WIPO”, Universidad de Lima, Perú; 1994. “The Requirement of Use for Trademarks”, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 1994. “Settlement of Disputes within GATT”, Argentine Catholic University, Buenos Aires, 1995. “Licensor Liability towards Licensee and Third Parties”, Licensing Executive Society (LES), Buenos Aires, 1995. “Parallel Importation on Trademarks”, Argentine Association of Industrial Property (AAAPI), 1995; “Madrid Agreement and Protocol” (AAAPI), 2000. “Argentine Trips Compliance”, CILS Seminar on Intellectual Property, Kitzbühel, Austria, 2000; “Preliminary measures of art. 50 GATT-TRIPS and its application in Argentina”, American Chamber of Commerce, Buenos Aires, 2001; “Well-known trademarks”, Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, 2003. Member: Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA); Argentine Association of Industrial Property Agents (AAAPI); International Trademark Association (INTA); International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI); The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES); Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI); International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).

Raúl Fratantoni

He graduated as a lawyer (JD equivalent) from the Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas of the Universidad Católica Argentina in May 1998.  In May 2001, he obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Between June 2001 and March 2007, he worked as an associate for the law firm of Fox Horan & Camerini LLP, in New York, being admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

He has published numerous articles in Argentine and foreign law reviews. Among his publications, there are worth mentioning the following: “Enforcement of Foreign Tax Laws in the United States”, in January 2006 at La Ley (Argentine law journal, LexisNexis), “Financial Industry: New Proposals to Combat Money Laundering”, in January 2003, and “The Argentine Financial System in Crisis”, in May 2002, both published in Diritto Bancario (Italian Law Review). He also participated in the drafting of the paper “Legal Analysis of the Argentine Default and its Consequences Abroad”, published by the Argentine Academy of Economics in May 2003.

Since he joined Allende & Brea, he is part of our Corporate and M&A practice, and has advised our clients in merger and acquisitions, foreign investments, corporate law, contracts, and estate and tax planning.

He is a member of the Bar of the City of Buenos Aires, the New York State Bar, and the New York City Bar.

He became a partner of the firm in January 2010.

He has been cited as a leading practitioner in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions law by, among others, The Legal 500 Latin America and Latin Lawyer 250.

Diego Botana

He obtained his law degree from the “Universidad de Buenos Aires” in 1994, and a Masters in Law (LL.M.) from Duke University in 1997. He is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the “Universidad de Buenos Aires” (admitted in 2007).

He has been practicing law as a partner of the firm since 2000. Before that, he worked as an Associate of the firm since he obtained his law degree.

He specializes in general corporate practice, with special focus on commercial law, restructurings and shareholders litigation, mergers and acquisitions, cross border contracts, debt workouts and bankruptcy and reorganization, entertainment and gaming law.

He acted as expert witness in the Bankruptcy Courts of the City of New York, in matters involving argentine bankruptcy law.

He teaches courses related to Constitutional Law in the “Universidad de San Andrés”.

He has been invited as lecturer in conferences and courses both in local and foreign universities, and has published articles and comments on law journals and other publications.

He is a member of the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires and Banking Lawyers Committee.

He has been cited as a leading practitioner in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions law by, among others, Latin Lawyer 250.

He has been invited as lecturer in conferences and courses both in local and foreign universities, and has published articles and comments on law journals and other publications.