Bruchou & Funes de Rioja announces the appointment of two Partners and two Expert Counsels

News - March 27, 2024

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja is pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners effective April 1, 2024:

Likewise, it has resolved to appoint two new Expert Counsels also effective from April 1:

As per the summarized biographies below, these are professionals with a distinguished career within the Firm.


Lucila Tagliaferro

An attorney with over 30 years of experience in labor law, she joined the Firm as an associate in 2007. Lucila has extensive experience in contract structuring, as well as in managing complex transactions including startups, negotiation and restructuring of workforces, advising on M&A operations, due diligence, and audits, amongst others, both locally and internationally. With this appointment, Lucila, in addition to continuing her practices in labor matters, will lead the Compensation, Benefits, and Social Security team of the Firm.

Nicolás Dulce

He joined the Firm as an associate in 2013, the year of his graduation. He specializes in corporate law, with extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, and general corporate advisory (including large corporations listed on stock markets). As part of his transactional experience, Nicolás has over ten years of specialization in complex matters in the energy sector (both in oil and gas, and electric power), accompanying the Firm’s main clients in this sector. Between 2018 and 2019, he worked as an international associate in the M&A department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York), and in 2020 he obtained an LL.M. from Stanford University (California), specializing in Governance and Corporate Practice.

Andrea Callegari

Andrea joined the Firm in 2015 as an associate in the Customs & Foreign Trade Department of the Firm, specializing in advising and litigating complex customs matters. She has over 17 years of experience in designing and planning foreign trade transactions in various industries (energy, mining, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fruit-growing, among others). In recent years, she has excelled in exchange advice related to operational customs issues, and the import payment control regime and/or export collections. Between 2009 and 2011, she pursued a master’s degree in Tax Law at the Universidad Católica Argentina, and in 2013 completed a postgraduate course in Customs Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires.

Pablo Crimer

Pablo has over 17 years of experience advising companies on environmental law issues. He joined the Firm in 2015 and leads the Environmental Law practice, as well as our ESG Platform for Climate Action and Sustainable Business. He has significant experience in various environmental law topics (from environmental liability analysis and prevention, audits, to the development of complex projects). He handles environmental matters administratively and judicially. He specializes in environmental issues related to complex businesses (joint ventures, M&As, project finance, etc.). He also develops compliance programs and in-house training. In 2010, he obtained an LL.M. from Columbia University. He has been a professor in his specialty subjects at the Universidad de San Andrés (undergraduate and graduate levels) since 2014.

Regarding these appointments, Hugo Bruzone, a member of the Board of Bruchou & Funes de Rioja, commented: “The promotion of our associates reflects our constant commitment to excellence and quality in serving our clients. Both Lucila and Nicolás, as well as Andrea and Pablo, are professionals with a long career path within the Firm, who fully share our values.”

Rodrigo Funes de Rioja, also a board member, stated: “These appointments reaffirm Bruchou & Funes de Rioja’s commitment to identifying, developing, and promoting the best talents, and thus continue to be the best option for the most outstanding professionals in the market to develop their careers in the various specialties we dedicate ourselves to.”

Liban Kusa, a board member and head of the tax area, pointed out: “Each of them has solid experience in their respective areas, bringing technical knowledge and interpersonal skills to meet the legal demands of our clients. Since their early days as young lawyers, they have demonstrated with their commitment and professionalism to be a great contribution to the consolidation of our Firm. They are all highly recognized by our clients as reference lawyers in their respective specialties. It is with pride that we accompany them in taking up positions of greater leadership, both within the Firm and in the market.”

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja is recognized as a leading law firm in Argentina delivering specialized and high-value legal services to its clients. With a multidisciplinary approach and comprehensive expertise across all practice areas, our firm stands out by offering innovative and sophisticated legal advice tailored to meet the evolving challenges of doing business in Argentina.