Skilled international attorney with extensive experience in project structuring, administration and management, international trade and complex financing transactions. Through an extensive career providing advice to banks, credit organizations, funds and global companies, succeeded in amalgamating his private sector expertise with the public sector needs, structuring complex finance transactions, securitizations, PPP initiatives, privatizations and concessions, master plans, and leading several Doing Business Projects and cross-border investing climate initiatives all over the world. A proven ability to negotiate large, complex, high-end international transactions, and to identify the legal or regulatory constraints to implementing public policies, plus excellent writing skills, led to a high level of success in structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and regulatory frameworks. Has advised in global trade, PPPs, privatizations, concessions, infrastructure projects, dozens of banking and capital market transactions, project finance, restructurings, public affairs and corporate law generally, both in the public and private sectors of more than 15 countries across the Americas, Europe and Africa. Is to member of OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Corporate Governance Roundtable. Started his professional career in different areas of multinational companies, including Geneva-based oil trader Sierra Petroleum Consultants. In 1995 he joined the Argentine conglomerate Techint, as in-house counsel. After to short season in late 1998 with another Argentine law firm, in 1999 joined the law firm of Pastoriza & Eviner, where he made partner in 2005. He left in late 2007 to establish DFG Abogados, and in early 2012 merged his business to continue providing services as FGM Abogados, to boutique firm at the intersection of financing transactions and infrastructure regulation. In 2017, Mariano joined the team of Nicholson y Cano Abogados.
Lawyer. School of Laws of Universidad de Belgrano (1994).
Recognitions and Memberships
Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® of Argentina (2012-2016).
Has advised in the following main projects:
U$S 173 million financing by White Holding to Galaxy Entertainment (Directv) (Argentina, 2000)
U$S 248 million restructuring by Juan Minetti S.A. (Argentina, 2003)
U$S 100 million financing by IFC to Aceitera General Deheza S.A. (Argentina, 2004)
U$S 96 million restructuring by Acindar S.A. (Argentina, 2004)
U$S 127.5 million restructuring by Banco Hipotecario S.A. (Argentina, 2004)
U$S 110 million financing by IFC, IIC, DEG and FMO to Terminales Río de la Plata (Argentina, 2007)
U$S 120 million financing by IFC to Banco Regional (Paraguay, 2009-2015)
U$S 100 million financing by IFC to Vicentin S.A.I.C. (Argentina, 2015)
U$S 90 million financing by IFC to Banco Itaú Paraguay S.A. (Paraguay, 2015)
US$ 100 million financing by FMO to Compañía Argentina de Granos (CAGSA) (Argentina, 2015)
US$ 155 million financing by IFC to Molino Cañuelas S.A.C.I.F.I.A. (MOLCA) (Argentina, 2016)
US$ 130 million financing by IFC to Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A. (Argentina, 2016)
“Securitization in Latin America”, in “Expansion and Diversification in Securitization, Yearbook 2007” (Jan Job de Vries Robbe y Paul Ali, Kluwer, 2007).
“Securitizaciones en America Latina”, in La Ley (2007).