Jorge Ignacio Oría

  • BA, Political Science, Swarthmore College, 1994 - Dean’s Award -
  • JD, Universidad Austral, 1999 - Cum laude - - “La Ley” Award -
  • LLM, Columbia Law School, 2004 - Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar -
  • Oría, Colombres & Saravia Abogados, 2007 to date
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York (2004-2006)
  • Hope, Duggan & Silva (1999-2003)

Assistant Professor, Constitutional Law, Universidad Católica Argentina (2010-2014)

Spanish, English

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Jorge Ignacio Oría’s practice focuses primarily on public and private mergers and acquisitions, negotiation of complex commercial and civil contracts, corporate governance, compliance and general corporate matters.

Jorge acts as corporate counsel to Torneos y Competencias on an ongoing basis since June 2015 and has assisted in the reconstruction and renegotiation of most of its contractual and corporate relationships in the aftermath of the FIFA-Gate.

In 2022 he acted as counsel to San Antonio Internacional and its shareholders in the restructuring of San Antonio’s financial debt. He also assisted in the design of its corporate structure, fundraising, agreements with artists and sponsors and the creation of the terms and conditions of its online platform.

In 2021 he assisted the Brazilian private equity fund Patria in the acquisition of the Argentine subsidiaries of Neosecure, an IT security company. He also provided regulatory advice to Bitfinex in connection with the trading of cryptocurrencies in Argentina and other Latin American jurisdictions.

2019 he assisted the national energy company IEASA in the structuring of the sale of the Thermal Power Plant Ensenada de Barragán within the framework of a national and international public bidding process. He also assisted Lime in its participation in the Pilot Program for Shared Electrical Scooters launched by the City of Buenos Aires.

In 2018 he acted as counsel to Lone Star Funds in the acquisition of San Antonio Internacional, Argentina’s largest provider of oil and gas services.

In 2017 he acted as counsel to Anheuser Busch Inbev in the termination of the Budweiser license held by Compañía Cervecerías Unidas in Argentina, the granting of a perpetual license for that brand in Argentina to Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes and related M&A transactions.

From December 2015 to January 2017 he acted as legal advisor to the Reserve Fund of the National Pension System (FGS-ANSES). As such, he provided corporate governance training to all government-appointed directors on the boards of the companies in which the FGS participates; he drafted bills, presidential decrees, agreements between the FGS, the Ministry of Finance and all Argentine Provinces and letters of intent with foreign sovereign investment authorities. He was appointed to the board of directors of various companies at the proposal of the National Government.