Authorities

 Argentina - Central Authority & practical information
Address

Central Authority(ies):

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship

Contact details:
Address: International Legal Assistance Department
Office of the Legal Advisor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship
Esmeralda 1212, 4th floor, Of. 402
BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Telephone: +54 (11) 4819-7385
Fax: +54 (11) 4819-7353
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.mrecic.gov.ar/
Contact person: Amb. Horacio A. Basabe
Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
Judicial authorities and those that have jurisdictional functions (mediators, Chamber of Commerce, Securities National Commission, Federal Tax Court, etc. 
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
Service is only admissible through judicial channels.
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
The Argentine Republic shall not accept documents to be served or transmitted unless they are accompanied by a translation into the Spanish language.
(See declarations)
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
 It has no costs.
Time for execution of request: Argentine legislation does not establishes a  period of time for services to be made.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
(Click here to read all the Argentinian declarations and reservations under this Convention.)
Art. 8(2): No opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition
Art. 10(b): Opposition
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): Declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

Bilateral 
- Tratado de Cooperación y Asistencia Jurisdiccional en Materia Civil, Comercial, Laboral y Administrativa entre la República Argentina y la Federación de Rusia. 20/11/2000. Ley 25.595 (22/05/2002)
- Convención de asistencia judicial y de reconocimiento y ejecución de sentencias en materia civil entre la República Argentina y la República Italiana. Roma, Italia, 09 de Diciembre de 1987. Ley n° 23.720 (01/07/1990) 
- Acuerdo sobre Cooperación Judicial en materia Civil, Comercial, Laboral y Administrativa entre la República Argentina y la República Federativa del Brasil, Brasilia, 20/08/1991. Ley N° 24.108(01/07/1992) 

Multilateral
- Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (Panama City, 13 January 1975).
- Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (Montevideo, 8 May 1979)
http://www.oas.org/ 
- Protocolo de Cooperación y Asistencia Jurisdiccional en Materia Civil, Comercial, Laboral y Administrativa (MERCOSUR/CMC/DEC N° 5/92)
- Acuerdo Complementario al Protocolo de Cooperación y Asistencia Jurisdiccional en Materia Civil, Laboral y Administrativa (MERCOSUR/CMC/DEC N° 5/97) (Asuncion, 14 June 1997)
http://200.40.51.219/msweb/principal/contenido.asp
 

Useful links: www.mrecic.gov.ar/portal/seree/dgcin/multilateral.html

(This page was last updated on 13 January 2012)

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