Javier Canosa

Javier Canosa is a partner at Canosa Abogados. Javier’s practice focuses in corporate law issues, tax issues and banking issues, advising both national and foreign companies, and families and HNWI in various corporate matters, including investment vehicles, corporate management, directors’ and trustees’ duties and responsibilities, audits, risk detection and distribution, documents, policies and corporate contracts, together with the design and implementation of a suitable corporate structure for each business. Javier has vast experience in mergers and acquisition and the negotiation of commercial agreements. He has represented and advised several companies, including financial institutions, in corporate M&A, business development and real estate undertakings. Javier is experienced in claims before local and international arbitral courts.

In addition, he is officer of the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is regularly engaged in conferences of issues of related to his practice of those institutions.

Javier also collaborates with the World Bank and International Finance Corporation with their Doing Business report and has been engaged for speaking in World Bank, STEP, IBA, ABA conferences on issues related to his practice.

Javier advises many wealthy families in connection with the management, taxation and transfer of their assets, as shareholders, partners, and founders and beneficiaries of foundations and trusts. He has practiced in the area of cross-border tax, estates, and family disputes for more than 15 years.

Programs Attended by Javier Canosa

  • IBA Latin American Regional Forum – Sao Paulo – March 2006. “Jack Batievsky Scholar”. Javier presented the paper on “How Should Lawyers Protect and Encourage Investments in Challenging Environments?”
  • IBA Annual Conference – Chicago 2006.
  • IBA Annual Conference – Singapore 2007. Scholar.
  • IBA First Conference of the Americas – Mexico City- March 2008.
  • IBA Annual Conference – Buenos Aires -September 2008. Officer of the International Sales Committee.
  • IBA Annual Conference – Madrid – October 2009. Speaker on session of the International Sales Committee.
  • IBA Annual Conference – Vancouver – September 2010.
  • World Bank Conference – Rio de Janeiro – March 2011. Speaker on Guarantees under Argentine Law.
  • IBA Annual Conference – Dubai – October 2011. Speaker on the panel “What’s New in Vienna? Some Views on UNCITRAL Reforms” presented by the Insolvency Section of the IBA.
  • ABA Section of International Law – New York – April 2012.
  • Academy & Finance – Geneva June 2012 – Speaker “Structures for Argentine Clients”.
  • IBA Annual Conference – Dublin – October 2012. Speaker on the “Hot Topics” panel.
  • STEP Latam Conference – Panama – September 2012. Speaker.
  • ABA Section of International Law – Miami – October 2012.
  • Legal Week Private Client Forum of the Americas – The Boulders Colorado- February 2013. Speaker.
  • Academy & Finance – Geneva June 2013 – Speaker “Structures for Argentine Clients”.
  • IBA Annual Conference – Boston – October 2013. Speaker on the panel “Financing international sales: alternative financing arrangements beyond the letter of credit”.
  • STEP Latam Conference – Montevideo – October 2013. Steering Committee and Speaker.
  • ABA Section of International Law – London – October 2013.
  • Legal Week Private Client Forum of the Americas – Sonoma Desert – February 2014. Steering Committee member and Speaker “Limitless: Exchanging information on an uneven playing field”.
  • ABA Section of International Law – New York – April 2014.
  • STEP Latam Conference – Mexico City- September 2014. Steering Committee member and Speaker.
  • International Referral Conference – London – September 2014.
  • International Forum of Wealth Disputes – Versailles – October 2014.
  • ABA Section of International Law – Buenos Aires– October 2014.
  • Legal Week Private Client Forum of the Americas – Costa Rica – February 2015. Chair and Speaker.
  • International Referral Conference – London – September 2015.
  • IBA Annual Conference – Vienna– October 2015. Speaker on the panel “Bargaining with the State”.
  • International Forum of Wealth Disputes – Chewton Glen – October 2015.
  • STEP Latam Conference – Sao Paulo- October 2015. Steering Committee member and Speaker.
  • Legal Week Private Client Forum of the Americas – Bermuda – February 2016. Advisory board and Speaker.
  • IBA Special Course to Cuban Lawyers – La Habana – Cuba- February 2016.
  • ABA Section of International Law – Spring Meeting – New York- April 2016. Speaker in the panel “Austerity, Big Government and the Practical Limits of Taxation”.
  • Transcontinental Trust conference – Geneva June 2016. Speaker “International Tax Developments Affecting the Latin American Client”.
  • STEP Global Congress – Amsterdam June 30 – July 1st 2016. Speaker “Is the world falling out of love with trusts?” and “CRS in Practice”.

Publications

Professional Association Activities, Honors and Awards

  • IBA Jack Batievsky Scholar 2006.
  • IBA Scholar 2007.
  • Who´s Who: Real Estate 2007-2016.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Merger & Acquisition 2016.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Governance 2016
  • IBA Officer 2007-2016 (currently Secretary of the International Sales Committee).
  • ABA officer 2008 -2016 (currently Vice Chair of Latin American Committee and Chair of Programs of the International Tax Committee).
  • Contributor to the World Bank on Doing Business Report.
  • Board Member of STEP´s International Private Client Special Interest Group.
  • Advisory Board to the Government of the British Virgin Islands
  • Board Member to STEP Latin American Conference.
  • Vice Chair of the International Sales Committee of the IBA (2016).
  • Academician of of the International Academy of Trust and Estate Lawyers.
  • Fellow of the American Bar Association.
  • Member of the board and steering committee of numerous foundations and public policy entities.

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