Alberto Navarro (60, married) is Buenos Aires – Argentina based NAVARRO CASTEX Abogados, founding partner (www.navarrolaw.com.ar). His area of expertise is Corporate Law and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Of both Uruguayan and Argentine citizenship, Mr. Navarro is also admitted into practice in Uruguay where his Firm counts with associated offices.
Mr. Navarro graduated as a lawyer from Universidad de la República, Montevideo, and was admitted into practice in Uruguay (1985) and Argentina (1988), respectively. He also holds an MBA degree from IAE Business School (Buenos Aires, 1987) and a Master in Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Mass., 1989).
Among other professional activities, between 1990 and 1996, Mr. Navarro served as in-house counsel for Cargill –US leading commodity trader, and then as deputy general counsel of Acindar (major non-flat Argentine steel producer; currently Arcelor Mittal Group). In 1996 he set up his own legal practice.
Among his academic curricula, Mr. Navarro founded the Legal Issues in Doing Business area at IAE Business School (1992), where he was a part-time Professor until 2008. Also, and for the past 25 years he has been visiting professor at several local and international universities (i.e. Universidad de San Andrés and Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires; Instituto de Empresas, Madrid; Queen Mary Law School, London and Paris branches), as well as actively participated in several international panels and fora, mostly at the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the Association Internationale de Jeune Avocats (AIJA), and at the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).
Since 1998, and among other prestigious affiliations, Mr. Navarro has been an active member of the IBA, and as such he served as Chair of its Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee (Legal Practice Division, 2008-2009), Chair of its Professional Ethics Committee (PPID/SPPI, 2015-2016), IBA Council Member on behalf of Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal, Argentina (2012-present), and Officer of the Bar Issues Commission (BIC; 2017-present).
Mr. Navarro is fluent in Spanish, English and French.