On August 1 2013, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal promoted two senior associates to partner: Martín Chajchir and Enrique Veramendi. These promotions strengthen two of the firm’s core practice areas: intellectual property and administrative/public law. The new partners already have a wealth of experience and are highly specialized in their respective areas of expertise:
• Martín Chajchir’s area of expertise is industrial property, with a strong focus on litigation and anti-counterfeiting. He has vast experience in precautionary measures and court proceedings aimed at stopping IP infringements and obtaining the attachment and seizure of infringing goods. Martín also specializes in litigation of trademark opposition cases and cancellation actions. He handles a range of work related to anti-counterfeiting and enforcement of IP rights, including trademarks, trade names, domain names and industrial models and designs. Martín has taken courses in Patent Law and IP Licensing at Universidad Austral and has participated as speaker in seminars on trademark litigation issues in Argentina.
• Enrique Veramendi is a key member of the firm’s administrative law department, focusing on a wide range of administrative, regulatory and constitutional law matters. His experience is in complex, public law-related litigation at a judicial and administrative level. Recently, Enrique has been advising oil & gas companies on major regulatory reforms introduced by the Government. He has also been providing counsel for leading agribusiness companies on their day-to-day operations and in matters regarding export taxes, customs duties and regulatory measures. Enrique has a Master’s in Administrative Law from Universidad Austral and an LL.M. from New York University Law School, as a Hauser Global Scholar.
Alfredo O’Farrell, chair of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal’s executive board, commented on the promotions: “This is a very special year for Marval, as the firm is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary. We have reached this milestone as a result of the hard work of an outstanding team and a strategy of sustained growth and development, always looking to the future. We are pleased to welcome to the partnership two excellent lawyers in Martin and Enrique, and strengthen our thriving intellectual property and public law practice groups, thereby ensuring that our clients continue to receive the best possible service. We have continued to build for the future and are now better placed than ever to provide expert advice and services of the highest quality to our clients.”For further information please contact:
+54 11 4310-0100 ext. 2229/ CMW@marval.com.ar