Argentina’s Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has welcomed Paula Fernández Pfizenmaier and Dámaso A. Pardo as partners to the IP, data privacy, new technologies and legal advertising department. The firm also promoted Nicolás Nogueira Castellini to partner of the tax department and Juan Antonio Zocca to expert counsel of the administrative law department
Fernández Pfizenmaier is a graduate of the Universidad Católica Argentina, and worked as lawyer in the intellectual property department at a major firm in Buenos Aires for more than a decade. She later became a partner and head of the IP area at Randle Legal law firm, and she has more than 15 years’ experience in intellectual property and legal publicity matters and is also regional vice president of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance.
Pardo’s incorporation into the firm marks his return to the private sector after holding the president of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), the Argentina’s patent and trademark office. He also represented Argentina in the team that negotiated the trade agreements between Mercosur, the EU, Canada, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). He is a graduate of the Universidad Católica Argentina and obtained a master's degree in Intellectual Property from the University of New Hampshire – Franklin Pierce School of Law.
Both new partners are recognized professionals in their area of practice, with vast experience advising national and international clients on intellectual and industrial property matters, particularly in contracts and litigation, copyright, advertising and legal marketing, personal data protection and new technologies.
“We are very excited with their incorporation into the firm. It is very difficult in the market to find a team with the experience and background of Paula and Dámaso and their choice of Bruchou as the firm to continue developing their professional careers, makes us very proud,” said Liban Kusa, Bruchou's managing partner.
“The strengthening of the IP department is part of the firm’s strategy to provide clients with world-class services in all and each one of the different practice areas,” Hugo Bruzone, chairman of Bruchou, added.
Nicolás Nogueira specializes in tax litigation (national, provincial and municipal) and tax advice, while Juan Antonio Zocca’s specialty is complex litigation matters, and administrative law, in particular in issues related to contracts, public services, hydrocarbons, mining, telecommunications, transport, foreign exchange infractions, among other regulatory matters.
“We proudly celebrate the promotion of Nicolás and Juan Antonio, two professionals who we saw grow from their very early days as interns. Both have demonstrated to be excellent professionals with outstanding commitment and dedication, so we are proud to be able to accompany their career development, “ Liban Kusa said,