Reaching Higher: ZBV Abogados and Altmark Announcement

All over the world, Mackrell International firms are adapting to the 21st century, to changing client needs, to opportunities and to an ever-evolving business landscape.

Sometimes those changes are internal and sometimes they involve a strategic merger.

Here is our Argentinean member Zang Bergel & Viñes preparing for the future by strengthening their, AI, IT and digital capabilities with the incorporation of Altmark & Brenna

It’s nicely summed up in this neat little video clip:

The firm now offers greater possibilities to both clients in Argentina and, of course, to MI clients all across the world doing business in LatAm.ZBV Abogados and Altmark & Brenna announce the incorporation of Altmark & Brenna into ZBV Abogados, to create a new practice area, IT Law, Privacy, Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence. This incorporation will enhance Altmark & Brenna's service offering and strengthen the position of the two firms at the forefront of digital transformation in Argentina.

Altmark & Brenna is the pioneer firm in IT Law in Argentina. For more than four decades, Altmark & Brenna has provided advice to companies and public entities on legal and organizational issues related to the implementation of technology in the business environment, including electronic contracts, procurement of IT goods and services, personal data protection, artificial intelligence, blockchain, legal aspects of information security, cybercrime and consultancy in digitalization and digital transformation.

Altmark & Brenna, with its extensive experience, has provided advice to its clients in adapting their operations to the significant changes generated by the introduction of new information technologies. Its focus is on developing the best strategies to optimize business processes and promote substantial improvements in the organization, covering all legal and regulatory aspects.

The integration of this team led by Juan Pablo Altmark with the other areas of specialization of ZBV Abogados will be of vital importance, as it will provide clients with a complete vision of their most innovative business, with solutions covering technological, financial, corporate and banking aspects.

"We are very happy about the incorporation of Altmark & Brenna to ZBV Abogados. We believe it is the right step at the exact time when it should be taken. On the one hand, Daniel, Juan Pablo and their team will enhance their services in synergy with the different areas of the Firm and, on the other hand, ZBV Abogados will be able to offer expertise from the most outstanding professionals in this in-demand and modern area, from IT law in general to digital transformation, privacy, blockchain, artificial intelligence issues and other highly current issues" commented Francisco J. Roggero, managing partner of ZBV Abogados.

Juan Pablo Altmark stated that "this merger is a great step for both firms. By incorporating a technology department to a corporate law firm, we will be able to provide our clients with a 360º vision of the legal aspects related to their business, in times in which all business is, in one way or another, digital."

Juan Pablo Altmark is a well-known lawyer, Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and President of the Latin American Privacy Association, and a leading member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is also co-founder and CEO of Contractia, a pioneer company in electronic signatures. In the academic field, he has been a professor at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), teaching in the Specialization in IT Law (UBA Law School), in the Specialization on Cybercrime (Department of Social Sciences), in the graduate degree in Digital Business (Department of Economics), and in the Compliance programs of UADE, UDA and UMSA. For the last 4 years, he has also been co-director and professor of the Executive Legal Education Program in Personal Data Protection at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

Daniel Altmark, founding partner of Altmark & Brenna, holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) with a specialization in IT and telecommunications law. He also holds the position of Director of the IT Law Specialization Program at the Law and Social Sciences School at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). His experience and knowledge in the legal field are outstanding, having been a member of the Drafting Commission of the proposed Law on the Legal Value of Electronic Documents (National Ministry of Justice). He is also the Executive Coordinator of the Project for the Reorganization of the National Legislation, "Argentine Legal Digest" (School of Law and Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires). He is co-author of "Tratado en Derecho Informático", Ed. La Ley.