Overview

Mr. Francos* is a lawyer from the Argentine Republic specializing in international litigation, complex financial disputes and alternative dispute resolution, as well as investigations and white-collar defense.

Mr. Francos provides counsel to foreign clients, focusing on matters relating to individuals and corporations in Latin America.  He is often called upon to assist Latin American clients in navigating the U.S. legal system.  He has defended an Argentine corporation in a breach of contract action related to a technology transfer agreement in a Delaware court and also has represented almost three hundred investors against an important international financial companies in an effort to recover funds diverted in relation with the Madoff fraud.  He assisted one of the largest Argentine banks in the recovery of funds from the Lehman Brothers liquidation, assisted one of the most significant Argentine business conglomerates in a dispute with a hedge fund arising from the Madoff fraud and also represented one of the most important airport operators worldwide in a commercial arbitration related to the duty-free shops business.  He currently represents an individual in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigation related to the largest case in the history of FCPAenforcement. He is also currently involved in the representation of a U.S. individual in a multi-million dollar asset recovery case in Central America.

Mr. Francos currently heads the firm’s Buenos Aires office. He previously spent six years with the largest law firm in Argentina, acted as the Chief of Staff to a head member of the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires, and practiced as a foreign attorney with another prestigious U.S. law firm.  Mr. Francos' native language is Spanish.

* Admitted to practice only in Buenos Aires; not engaged in the practice of law in the District of Columbia. 

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Professional Affiliations

  • Colegio de Abogados de la Capital Federal, (Buenos Aires Bar)
  • International Bar Association

Experience

  • White & Case LLP, Washington D.C., Foreign Attorney
  • Chief of Staff for Representative Martín Borrelli, City of Buenos Aires Legislature
  • Marval, O Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Attorney

Publications & Events

In the News

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., with distinction, Dean’s list, 2015)
  • American University (International Arbitration, 2006)
  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (M.A., International Studies, 2003)
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires (J.D. 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Buenos Aires