The Estudio Ymaz Abogados law firm, established in 1987 by Esteban R. Ymaz Cossio, offers a full range of legal services to companies and public entities. When it was first established, the Firm participated in several infrastructure projects, and it has consistently been expanding into new areas of law, such as Public Services, Corporate Law, Foreign Investment Protection, Energy, Litigation and Arbitration Services. Our client profile has also increasingly diversified. Read more
Following the intellectual tradition of the Ymaz family, the Firm also excels in Constitutional Law, particularly in appeals to the Supreme Court of Justice. With the passing of time, the Firm has become a dynamic and flexible professional structure that provides services in all areas of law. The Firm’s mentor is Esteban Ymaz (1903-1981), a lawyer who graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, where he was awarded a gold medal for his outstanding academic performance. He also obtained a Juris Doctor degree. Furthermore, he was a university professor of Roman Law, he acted as Court Clerk, Clerk of the Court of Appeals, and Clerk of the Supreme Court of the Argentine Republic from 1937 to 1960, and finally, he was named Justice of said Supreme Court. He was highly familiarized with the modern jus-philosophical thinking and particularly, with the “Egological Theory of Law” (also known as “Argentine Theory of Law”). As a result, his doctrine writings and some of his rulings in the Supreme Court are characterized by their originality and their respect for tradition. The general opinion is that there was an actual consubstantiation between himself and the Court.
The Firm offers a wide range of legal services to different types of national and international corporations, organizations and entities, such as building companies, massive consumption companies, industrial companies, utility service providers, health insurance companies, free-trade zones, public service companies, regulated service companies, capital venture companies, business chambers, ministries, self-regulatory agencies, national and provincial public business entities, among others. Read more
Our services cover negotiations, extra-judicial agreements, administrative matters, as well as judicial and arbitration proceedings (at the domestic and international level). Some of the Firm's strategies were awarded the status of leading cases in many of these areas, including the Supreme Court of the Argentine Republic. We provide high-quality legal advice. We take on clients’ problems as our own and we seek creative and innovative comprehensive solutions. We address complex cases that involve multiple jurisdictions in collaboration with other legal and non-legal professionals, since the Firm is characterized by its ability to become a Team Leader. The Firm reports directly to the client and assumes full responsibility for the entire process. It also supports clients in their search for new markets through its national and international correspondents. Our Firm gives priority to the dissemination of ideas through publications in specialized and mass media. The Firm’s lawyers have published outstanding articles on several law-related topics. Among major pieces, we could mention the following: “La Esencia de la Cosa Juzgada 2.ª Parte” (The Essence of the Res Judicatta 2nd part), by Esteban Ymaz, a collection compiled by the Firm which was published in 1996; "Protección de Inversiones Extranjeras, Tratados Bilaterales” (Foreign Investment Protection, Bilateral Treaties), by Esteban M. Ymaz Videla, published by La Ley in 1999; "El Recurso Extraordinario” (The Appeal to the Supreme Court), by Esteban Ymaz, published by Abeledo-Perrot in 2000; “El dictamen jurídico administrativo” (The Administrative Judicial Decision), by Beltrán Gorostegui, published by El Derecho in 2010; and other articles on different law-related topics published in national legal magazines.
We are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive and customized legal services, based on the professional experience of our partners, lawyers and employees. We are characterized by taking on clients’ problems as our own and seeking creative and innovative solutions. We work hard to establish a relationship with our clients built on mutual trust, supported by each party´s human and professional quality. Read more
We observe formal protocol, in order to guarantee authentic mutual respect. We also keep our clients updated and informed about the development of legal proceedings. We strive to provide a top-quality service in form and content. We are committed to providing personalized counseling, as well as prompt and concrete answers to all questions that may arise, and to ensuring timely and efficient delivery of the required services.
Quality Management System
Since 2005, we have had our Quality Management System certified and further recertified by the Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 standard, and then its successor, ISO 9001:2008, with the following scope: “Legal Solutions Design. Counselling and Lawsuits in Administrative Law, Corporate Law, Protection of Foreign Investments and related matters, including work-team leadership. Involvement in complex contracting and subsequent follow-up. Appeals to the Supreme Court. Arbitration proceedings.” Read more
With this certification, Estudio Ymaz Abogados became the first law firm to certify all clauses of the ISO standards that are applicable to law firms in the Argentine Republic. Therefore, all the Firm’s activities comply with said quality standards. With the continuous renewal of this certification, we reaffirm our commitment to providing comprehensive and personalized legal services, based on the personal experiences of our partners, lawyers and employees, in order to meet our clients' requirements, with continuous improvement. Since Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance is an international certification authority with extensive experience and an established worldwide reputation, their certification is recognized by more than one hundred countries. It is worth mentioning that, according to the latest audit carried out by Lloyd’s, our Quality Management System is consolidated and it is part of the Firm’s idiosyncrasy.