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MBB Balado Bevilacqua

Highly acclaimed boutique



Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua is the managing partner and founder of well-regarded employment law boutique MBB, based in Buenos Aires.

The team is regularly appointed by important multinational law firms to act on the Argentinian aspects of cross-border projects, contributing to team members’ high levels of experience in acting for international clients.

Balado Bevilacqua was singled out by IEL in our 2022 Women Leaders survey. Analía Durán is another key contact.


The boutiques broad skillset encompasses both advisory and litigious matters.

Its prowess in instructions with a cross-border element is frequently demonstrated in advice across a wide variety of issues, including adapting global policies to local law.

The team’s status as a go-to adviser for major international law firms was demonstrated in its assistance to CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo with the Argentinian aspects of a multi-jurisdictional project for a global client, aimed at reducing the companys exposure to labour and social security claims.

Corporate support includes acting on both cross-border and domestic transactions, including M&A and other business-critical operations. For example, the firm acted for Moodys Latin America Agente de Calificación de Riesgo on its restructuring. In addition, the team regularly advises the international credit rating business on day-to-day HR issues, such as returning to the office after covid-19.

The team is also well-versed in assisting clients with issues relating to senior executives, as evidenced in its advice to Kin + Carta on the termination of two senior employees.

In the labour relations space, the team is adept at taking on negotiations with unions.

Further areas of activity include representation in disputes, and immigration or expatriation concerns.

Meanwhile, the group also delivers training to clients on key issues – such as sexual harassment, bullying, or discrimination.


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Profile provided by MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados

MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados is a boutique firm, which core business is providing advice on labour, employment and human resources matters.

We counsel and represent local and international clients, as well as assist international law firms with their matters in Argentina. The firm is recognized for its expertise in complex local and cross-border employment law matters, and has recently expanded its practice to include counselling in corporate, trade, contractual and tax matters, thereby providing comprehensive legal services to minimize clients’ legal risks and liability exposure.

Our firm daily assists clients with designing cutting-edge policies and practices to comply with their legal obligations and enhance workforce management.  From matters relating to health and safety, social security, compensation and benefits, family and medical leaves, hiring and terminations, litigation and settlements, restructuring due to M&As, collective dismissals, collective bargaining agreements, to a myriad of other employment issues. The firm is specially focused in developing successful strategies to prevent harassment and discrimination at workplace and to promote positive interaction in multicultural payroll, gender equality, diversity and inclusion. We also provide clients with specialized and uniquely-tailored counseling and representation to optimize the workplace, keep pace with the current market needs, and protect foreign investments, based on the client’s industry and specific niche.

With the covid-19 outspread and the regulations issued by the government in a particular protective employee scenario and the complex socio-economic situation, we have counselled local and international companies to balance their costs´ needs with the restrictions imposed while minimizing corporate exposure. In addition, the firm was particularly focused in developing strategies to introduce remote work by the development of temporal policies and amendments of employment contract.

MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados also regularly forms non-exclusive alliances with international law firms across the globe (including the U.S.A, Europe, Asia and Latin and Central America) to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of clients with multinational operations, regardless of the location.

In addition, the firm has been distinguished by Legal 500 Latin America for the years 2012-2023, Chambers & Partners for the years 2011-2023 and by Who’s Who Legal 2018-2023 in the field of Labor and Employment and in the area of Pensions and Benefits. The firm and their partners has received multiple other important recognitions by the legal community, chambers of commerce and professional associations. Such recognitions, publications, and speaking engagements are featured on our firm’s website and in our LinkedIn page.

Our main goal is to keep on growing, both, in the national and cross-border legal markets, as well as expanding our areas of knowledge.

Currently, we provide our clients legal counselling within the following industrial sectors, and those are our main target markets: Advertising Agencies; Commercial & Professional Services; Construction & Materials; Consumer Product Manufacturing; Education; Entertainment; Financial Services; Health Care; Industrial Engineering; Insurance; Media; Mining & Metals; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Private Clients / Individuals; Real Estate & Real Estate Finance; Retail; Software & Computer Services; Technology, Hardware & Electronics; Telecommunications; and Transportation, among others.

The firm’s main characteristic is to provide our clients with a quick, solid and tailor made advice. To that end, we analyze in particular the following: i) the client’s business and goals; ii) the foreign law, practices and customs (when applicable); iii) how to make the client’s goals and practices work under Argentine local regulations and particular scenario; iv) and support the client along the process.

In view of the above, we are experts in handling a variety of complex local and cross border legal matters and recognized for our expertise in providing preventive counseling aimed at minimizing clients’ exposure and contingencies, considering our client’s particular needs, and based on our experience in complex local and overseas law matters in employment, corporate, commercial, contractual and tax issues.  

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