Litigation has been Bergstein’s initial core. The firm has represented clients in numerous matters which became leading cases in their fields, involving issues such as unfair competition, antitrust, parallel imports, trademark protection, moral damages, international bankruptcy proceedings and abusive termination of distribution agreements.
The firm’s litigation attorneys handle all type of civil actions, including enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, product liability, insurance claims, and bankruptcy proceedings. Bergstein’s litigation group also provides employers with comprehensive assistance as to labor relations, negotiations with unions, employees`indemnities and labor disputes. The firm’s practice has been unanimously recognized by international publications as a “leading name in litigation”.
Some of the most visible dispute resolution matters in which Bergstein was involved include:
- Successful representation of a Japanese multinational conglomerate
against a former distributor, in a leading case on parallel imports, trademark protection, and unfair competition.
- Successful representation of a British company in its legal actions emerging from termination of a long-term distributorship relationship.
- Advice to a credit card local operator before the Antitrust Agency in connection with a competition law claim.
- Legal representation of an American printers manufacturer in its successful litigation against its local distributor in connection with the deviation of products out of the authorized territory.
- Successful patent proceedings in defense of the world’s leading traceability company.
- Legal representation of an important credit card local operator in an antitrust claim promoted by a maritime transportation company.
- Legal representation of the most renowned construction companies in the labor negotiation rounds in the context of the construction of the largest pulp-plant in Uruguay.
- Representation of a leading European bank in its worldwide collection
efforts against a locally based debtor.