About this office:
Fontán Balestra & Asociados is a boutique law firm highly specialized in Criminal Law. It is the oldest criminal law firm in Buenos Aires and was founded by Juan Balestra, Minister of Justice and Public Instruction during the administration of President Carlos Pelleegrin (1890). Later in time, FB&A acquired its national renown due to Carlos Fontán Balestra (I) who wrote dozens of books among which are the manuals and treatises of Criminal Law still used by students, lawyers and judges. Since 1976 the Firm has been in charge of Carlos Fontán Balestra (II) who gave to it a strong professional impulse, placing it within the most important and best respected criminal law firm in the country.
Nowadays Fontán Balestra & Asociados is composed of 4 partners and its main goal is to provide a personalized and complete legal assistance to our clients in any area related to Criminal Law. We handle some of the largest and most complex criminal cases, especially in the area of business and white collar crimes, and our broad client base includes individuals, closed held and publicly traded corporations (domestic and foreign), commercial and investment banks, medical institutions, national and cable TV companies, airlines, public service corporations, oil companies, etc.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Criminal Law; Criminal Litigation; International Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Extradition; Tax Evasion; Smuggling; Financial and Exchange Criminal Regime; Money Laundering; Corruption; Antitrust; Media Law; Intellectual Property Crimes; White Collar Crime; Corporate Investigations; Embezzlement; Fraud; Free Market Criminal Regime Defense; Data Processing Crimes; Data Transfer Crimes; Family Law Crimes; Environmental Crimes.
A list of references will be provided upon request.
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.