Biography

Alejandro Fiuza is a partner and Chair of the Firm's Latin America Practice Group. Alejandro's practice involves corporate, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, distressed situations, private equity and venture capital transactions (with emphasis on multi-jurisdictional transactional work), corporate restructurings, cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate finance, antitrust, and international trade and investment. He represents public and private multinationals, private equity and venture capital funds, GPs and investors, non-profit corporations, and global entrepreneurs in a vast array of transactions and matters (including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia).

Alejandro has over 31 years of experience in assisting clients in cross-border transactional work, with a special emphasis in Latin America, across multiple industries. His practice has been recognized by several legal publications, including Chambers Latin America in Corporate/M&A region-wide and for Argentina, and by Chambers Global in Corporate/M&A and International Trade, The Legal 500 Latin America, and Latinvex, among others. He has also worked on several cross-border, multijurisdictional investment transactions involving Asia, Europe, Middle East, and more recently Africa.

Alejandro has worked on oil & gas and renewable energy transactions, including onshore and off-shore terminal services agreements for crude oil and fuels, joint operating and farm-out agreements, privatizations and concessions, supply agreements and joint ventures in several LATAM countries. Alejandro's LNG practice focuses on joint ventures, engineering, procurement and construction agreements, LNG liquefaction services, regasification services, terminal development, and the purchase and sale of oil, GNL and LNG. In the power sector, his practice has included project development agreements for thermal and renewable generation projects, operation and maintenance of power plants, fuel supply, project financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Alejandro has also worked on numerous media and entertainment matters, and in retail, manufacturing, and life sciences related transactions, including licensing, purchase and sale of intellectual property rights and software, marketing, strategic alliances, manufacturing and toll-manufacturing agreements.   

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Alejandro was a partner at K&L Gates LLP’s Boston and New York offices where he was one of the coordinators of the firm's Latin American practice. From 1998 through 2011, he was a partner at Marval O’Farrell & Mairal, the largest firm in Argentina, where he co-chaired its Private Equity and Venture Capital and International Trade Practice Groups. Before July 1998, Alejandro worked at McDermott, Will & Emery (Boston and Chicago offices), Abeledo Gottheil Abogados, and Le Pera & Lessa Abogados (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Alejandro has taught Commercial Law, International Business Transactions and Torts at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He was also a professor of Business Organizations, Bankruptcy and Economic Analysis of Corporate Law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and lectured on International Business Transactions at Southwestern University School of Law. He frequently lectures on FDI and cross-border investment matters

Awards

Education

The University of Chicago Law School – LL.M., 1997
University of Miami School of Law – LL.M., 1994
University of Buenos Aires School of Law – J.D., summa cum laude, 1989

Bar Admissions

Argentina
New York

Languages

Spanish
Publications
Alejandro has written articles on his areas of practice and regularly gives presentations on topics such as private equity, taxation, mergers & acquisitions, and antitrust. He has published several articles on private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, and international investment and trade.
Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
Legal Committee, Latin American Venture Capital Association
Secretary, Argentine Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ARCAP)
Awards and Honors
Alejandro's practice has been recognized and ranked by Chambers Global in the areas of Corporate/M&A (Argentina/Experts Based Abroad and USA/Foreign Experts) and International Trade (Foreign Experts). The 2018 edition described Alejandro as "commercially oriented practitioner who offers solutions based on the needs of the company and not just a strict legal perspective...He is not only good at M&A but also has great experience in trade. He has lightning-quick responsiveness, is completely devoted and returns work of a top-notch quality." 
Recognized by Latinvex as a top 100 Lawyer (2016-2020)
Recognized by The Legal 500 Latin America: International firms in the area of Corporate and M&A (2015 and 2018)