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Lucio Leverone graduated in 1988 from the Argentine Catholic University (with honours) and got a Master in Laws (LLM) from Columbia University in the City of New York in 1993. He first joined Estudio Alegría where he was actively involved in several of the most sounded corporate conflicts, insolvency and complex commercial litigation of such time.

At the burst of the Argentine boom in 1991, he joined Gallo & Bruchou (later Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi) and then Hope, Duggan & Silva, where he became a partner in 2000. During 1992-1993 he was an associate at Slaughter & May’s office in New York.

Mr. Leverone represented local and foreign clients in many of the most relevant transactions that took place during the 90s. In capital markets, he represented the underwriters in the most sounded initial public offerings such as Buenos Aires Embotelladora Argentina (the first I.P.O. of the 90s), YPF S.A. (the largest initial public offering in Argentine history), Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A. and Siderar S.A. (among many others) and was actively involved in the development of the first Argentine securitization transactions and in the drafting of the Argentine trust law. He also represented Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes S.A. in the takeover and delisting process of Buenos Aires Embotelladora S.A.

As to M&A he was in charge of the acquisition of the Roberts Group by HSBC and the sale to Citicorp Equity Investments of the IRHE`s participation in Cointel S.A. (holding company of Telefónica de Argentina S.A.), the acquisition of Gas Natural Ban S.A. by LG&E, the sale by Southern Cross Group’s shares in The Value Brands Company to Alicorp Group, the sale or Grupo Roman’s shares in Exolgan to Port of Singapore Authority, the sale of Deautos S.A to Grupo Clarín, among many others.

He also advised local and international banking institutions and borrowers in several of the largest structured loans and project finance projects (such as Líneas de Transmisión del Litoral S.A., Termoandes S.A. and Atlántida Comunicaciones S.A.) and several of the most complex debt restructuring transactions (such as, among others, Sociedad Comercial del Plata, Parafina del Plata, Scotiabank Quilmes, Productos Sudamericanos, La Plata Cereal, Fibral Chaco S.A., San Miguel, Milkaut and Zanella Hnos.).

As to complex conflicts and litigation, Mr. Leverone has personally handled and won many of the most sounded inter banking conflicts of the last years against most of the major Argentine law firms (both before the courts and before arbitration panels). Representing a major European bank against a local leading bank, he recently won the sounded Argentine Supreme Court leading case “Banco Europeo vs. Banco de Galicia” that rejected and declared unconstitutional, the ‘pesification’ of inter-banking currency forward agreements that had been enacted by the Argentine Government and Congress.

Mr. Leverone has therefore a unique and wide combined experience in sophisticated cross-border transaction practice and complex conflict and litigation areas.

Mr. Leverone is an undisputed leader in the field of corporate governance strategic planning.

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