Nicholson y Cano

María Fraguas



(54 11) 4872 1750




Extensive experience in Corporate Law, consulting businesses with an integral view on legal matters related to their activities, specially focusing on corporate and contractual matters. Participated in several domestic and international transactions, as well as in corporate reorganizations, including mergers and split-offs. Advised clients in the drafting of Shareholders’ Agreements.

Renown for her experience in the insurance market, with ample knowledge of related regulations. Serves as advisor to several insurance companies and AVIRA, association representing the main life and retirement insurance companies in the country.

Extensive experience in antitrust matters, especially in the area of economic concentrations.

Education and Recognitions


Lawyer. School of Law and Political Sciences, “Santa María de los Buenos Aires” Argentine Catholic University. Honours Degree (1989).

Graduate Studies – “Corporate Matters and Capital Market”. School of Law and Political Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. (1992)

Recognitions and Memberships

“Editorial El Derecho” Award (1989).

Recognized as Leading Individual by International publication Chambers & Partners, The Client’s Guide, 2016 in Corporate-M&A, Insurance and Antitrust.

Invited by the Argentine Insurance Committee to participate as speaker in the “First National Meeting on Justice and Insurance”.

Member of the International Bar Association.

Academic Experience

Professor of “Bank and Insurance Legislation” in Master in Corporate Law, ESEADE.

Relevant Experience

Served as advisor to Sancor Cooperativas in the creation of a joint-venture with Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, transferring the infant milks business line in a complex operation including supply, distribution and administrative services agreements.

Participated as advisor to sellers in the sale of 50% of stock of Roggio S.A., in a complex transaction that included asset swap.

Counsel to Impsat in the sale of the company to Global Crossing Limited.

Advised Sojitz Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation in the refinancing of the construction agreement of the power plant of AES Paraná SCA.

Participated as advisor of Mitsubishi Corporation in the refinancing of the construction agreements and maintenance agreement of the power plant of Endesa Costanera S.A.

Consultant of Impsat S.A. in the execution of the agreements with Nortel Networks and Lucent Technologies for the construction of a data transmission network through South America.


“Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Latin America”, chapter dedicated to the Argentine Republic, Kluwer Law International (2001).