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Latin-America Guide

Energy & Natural Resources: Power — Argentina


Estudio O'Farrell - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Uriel O'Farrell and Agustín Siboldi
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading department with a deep bench of practitioners boasting extensive experience in power-related issues. Routinely called upon to advise domestic and international clients on a wide range of complex matters such as privatisation processes, concession agreements and ongoing regulatory compliance. New client wins this year include Energy Consulting Services, Hidroeléctrica Nihuiles and Central Térmica Loma de la Lata.

Strengths One client is quick to point out: "The team always provides a detailed and complete solution in a timely manner. I would highlight their high degree of professionalism and dedication to the matters."

Work highlights Advised Pampa Energía on regulatory matters regarding the electricity production of numerous generators in Argentina.

Significant clients Hidroeléctrica Diamante, Compañía General de Electricidad, Edenor, Central Térmica Piedra Buena, Transener.

Notable practitioners

The highly regarded Uriel O'Farrell is said to be a "strong energy practitioner." His wide-ranging expertise covers corporate, regulatory and dispute resolution mandates. O'Farrell routinely advises prestigious energy companies and leads on the firm's most important mandates in the sector, including the aforementioned Pampa Energía work highlight.

Agustina Fanelli Evans has experience advising clients within the power industry, most notably on matters related to public law. She is well versed in representing clients from regulated markets and public services.

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Díaz Bobillo, Sigwald & Vittone - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 2 partners
- approximately 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noteworthy firm with a strong focus on electricity-related energy issues. Team is led by a highly respected practitioner in the power sector and is specialised in advising clients on regulatory aspects affecting the industry. Also well placed to provide comprehensive support in both litigation and transactional mandates in the energy sphere.

Notable practitioners

Highly esteemed practitioner Victor Díaz Bobillo is highlighted by observers as having "a great reputation." They add that "he is very knowledgeable in the power sector." He has an established practice in the energy field with experience acting as legal director to a number of power companies. He is also well versed in corporate and litigation matters.

Carolina Sigwald is noted by peers for being "very active in the sector." She has extensive experience having previously worked as in-house counsel for various companies acting in this space.

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Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Martínez de Hoz Jr and Pablo Rueda
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Admired energy department, well regarded for its expertise and involvement in the power industry. Benefits from a highly experienced bench of practitioners capable of handling a broad range of transactional, regulatory and contentious mandates. Continues to advise local and international clients on electricity generation, renewable energy and environmental law.

Strengths Market sources are quick to acknowledge the lawyers' capabilities in this field, with one interviewee stating: "They have an in-depth knowledge of the power industry."

Work highlights Provided advice to Sinopec on a number of regulatory matters related to the installation of a gas-fired power station.

Significant clients Duke Energy, PointState Capital, Inter-American Investment Corporation, CAPEX, Endesa Latin America.

Notable practitioners

Pablo Rueda has a wealth of experience acting on energy transactions related to the production, transportation and distribution of power and is highly capable of advising on regulatory energy law. He is held in high regard by interviewees for his "commitment" to his work and his "considerable knowledge of the Argentine electricity market" in particular.

José Martínez de Hoz Jr has long-standing experience advising clients on matters related to the energy market, with a notable focus on power and oil and gas. He is routinely called upon to assist energy companies with commercial negotiations and acquisitions of energy assets. He has additional expertise in arbitrations arising from the sector.

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Pozo Gowland Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Héctor Pozo Gowland
- approximately 2 partners
- approximately 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded team offering noteworthy expertise in the power sector. Regularly called upon to advise its diverse clientele on a variety of electricity-related matters, with particular experience in public utilities and related regulatory law, such as tariff issues and government contracts.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators endorse Héctor Pozo Gowland as "a highly knowledgeable practitioner in the power industry." He is well equipped to provide legal counsel on a range of sector-related issues involving administrative and corporate law considerations. He regularly advises energy generation companies on production, transportation and distribution matters.

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Beccar Varela - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Carlos Cueva and Roberto Fortunati
- 7 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice group advising an array of local and international energy companies. Team assists clients with privatisation processes, public bids and renegotiations of concession contracts related to power generation, transmission and distribution projects. EREN Groupe and Hive Energy are among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths One source highlights: "The depth of analysis and the clarity of the responses that we receive, as well as the experience that the team possesses, are all strengths of the firm. They continue to proactively update the service to maintain a high level of excellence."

Work highlights Represented Sipar Aceros in negotiations with Empresa Provincial de la Energía de Santa Fe regarding the development of a new high-voltage power line for a steel mill.

Significant clients EDF, Cartellone Energía e Inversiones, Distrocuyo, Líneas de Transmisión del Litoral, INVAP.

Notable practitioners

José Carlos Cueva stands out to clients, with one highlighting that "he is great in the power sphere." He focuses his practice on electricity and renewable energy mandates and is well versed in handling economic regulation and public services matters, as well as public bidding processes.

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Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Mariano Luchetti and Ignacio Minorini Lima
- approximately 2 partners
- approximately 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid practice offering expertise on a number of matters affecting the power industry. Has experience representing clients in regulatory and commercial mandates, including public bids, concession agreements and joint ventures. Team is supported by the firm's strong banking and finance, litigation and tax departments.

Strengths One client singles out the team at Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, stating: "I am very happy with the service - the solutions provided by the team are comprehensive and strategic."

Work highlights Advised Sociedad Argentina de Energía (SADESA) on day-to-day legal advice, in addition to its corporate restructuring and the absorption of its affiliates.

Significant clients Central Puerto, Isolux, Alstom, Hidroeléctrica Piedra del Águila, La Plata Cogeneración.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Ignacio Javier Minorini Lima is praised by clients, who appreciate him being "direct, personal and responsive." He is noted for his solid experience in regulatory matters and is often called upon to act on behalf of a variety of clients within the power industry.

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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Francisco Macías
- 1 partner
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded full-service firm with an active power department. Has noteworthy expertise in electricity sector regulation and routinely advises on project development and finance, as well as the acquisition of energy assets. Team advises a varied roster of international and domestic clients, often representing them in complex litigation cases.

Strengths One client enthuses: "The service is very good; they demonstrate great knowledge and experience in the matters they handle."

Work highlights Represented China National Nuclear Corporation and China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation in contract negotiations and regulatory matters related to the construction of a nuclear plant, valued at approximately USD2 billion.

Significant clients Colbun, Energyst Rental Solutions Argentina, Tractebel Energía, Genneia, GE.

Notable practitioners

Francisco Macías is the key client contact.

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M & M Bomchil - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Guido Santiago Tawil
- 5 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected energy practice routinely acting on transactions in the power sector. Areas of expertise include privatisations, energy export disputes and environmental litigation. Additionally well equipped to advise both domestic and international clients on complex arbitration cases arising from the sector.

Strengths One source is quick to single out the firm's capabilities in the market, noting: "They are considered to be strong in this practice area, particularly in disputes."

Work highlights Represented two Chilean energy generation companies in a number of contentious cases with gas producers.

Significant clients Camuzzi International, Compañía Eléctrica San Isidro, Electroandina, Hidroeléctrica El Chocón, INNERGY.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Guido Santiago Tawil is a well-regarded player within the Argentine legal market. He is noted for his experience handling matters related to the power industry and is particularly well versed in sector-related domestic and international arbitration cases under ICC as well as other institutional and ad-hoc rules.

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Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados - Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Band 3

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Nicolás Eliaschev
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique firm with a high degree of specialisation in electricity matters, particularly financing. Represents clients on mandates spanning electricity generation and transmission, and enjoys a particular niche in the renewable energy sector. Client roster grew this year with the additions of MSU Group and Jenner Renewables.

Strengths One observer is quick to highlight: "This is a boutique firm with a strong specialisation in sector-related financing matters - the service is excellent."

Work highlights Acted as legal counsel to Albanesi on the acquisition of gas turbines from Siemens, worth approximately USD600 million.

Significant clients Central Puerto, Sybac Solar, IECSA, Solarcentury, Lader Energy.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees single out practice head Nicolás Eliaschev, enthusing: "He is a very focused practitioner with an in-depth knowledge of energy matters in Argentina, understanding both the industry and the application of the issues on which he advises." He focuses his practice on administrative law, with particular knowledge of electricity and renewable energy matters.

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Victor Díaz Bobillo

Díaz Bobillo, Sigwald & Vittone

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly esteemed practitioner Victor Díaz Bobillo is highlighted by observers as having "a great reputation." They add that "he is very knowledgeable in the power sector." He has an established practice in the energy field with experience acting as legal director to a number of power companies. He is also well versed in corporate and litigation matters.

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Uriel F O'Farrell

Estudio O'Farrell

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The highly regarded Uriel O'Farrell is said to be a "strong energy practitioner." His wide-ranging expertise covers corporate, regulatory and dispute resolution mandates. O'Farrell routinely advises prestigious energy companies and leads on the firm's most important mandates in the sector, including the aforementioned Pampa Energía work highlight.

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Héctor Pozo Gowland

Pozo Gowland Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators endorse Héctor Pozo Gowland as "a highly knowledgeable practitioner in the power industry." He is well equipped to provide legal counsel on a range of sector-related issues involving administrative and corporate law considerations. He regularly advises energy generation companies on production, transportation and distribution matters.

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Band 2

Nicolás Eliaschev

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees single out practice head Nicolás Eliaschev, enthusing: "He is a very focused practitioner with an in-depth knowledge of energy matters in Argentina, understanding both the industry and the application of the issues on which he advises." He focuses his practice on administrative law, with particular knowledge of electricity and renewable energy matters.

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Band 2

Cassagne Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Máximo Fonrouge of Cassagne Abogados is highlighted by sources as "a well-known practitioner with a focus on public law matters" within the power sector. He routinely assists both domestic and international clients with a variety of mandates in this area.

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Band 2

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pablo Rueda has a wealth of experience acting on energy transactions related to the production, transportation and distribution of power and is highly capable of advising on regulatory energy law. He is held in high regard by interviewees for his "commitment" to his work and his "considerable knowledge of the Argentine electricity market" in particular.

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Band 3

José Carlos Cueva

Beccar Varela

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Carlos Cueva stands out to clients, with one highlighting that "he is great in the power sphere." He focuses his practice on electricity and renewable energy mandates and is well versed in handling economic regulation and public services matters, as well as public bidding processes.

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Band 3

Juan Carlos Doncel Jones

Conte-Grand, Doncel Jones & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The main areas of specialisation of Juan Carlos Doncel Jones of Conte-Grand, Doncel Jones & Asociados encompass administrative, commercial and energy law. He is currently acting as counsel to companies such as AGEERA and CAMMESA.

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Agustina Fanelli Evans

Estudio O'Farrell

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Agustina Fanelli Evans has experience advising clients within the power industry, most notably on matters related to public law. She is well versed in representing clients from regulated markets and public services.

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Band 3

José Martínez de Hoz Jr

Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Martínez de Hoz Jr has long-standing experience advising clients on matters related to the energy market, with a notable focus on power and oil and gas. He is routinely called upon to assist energy companies with commercial negotiations and acquisitions of energy assets. He has additional expertise in arbitrations arising from the sector.

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Band 3

Díaz Bobillo, Sigwald & Vittone

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carolina Sigwald is noted by peers for being "very active in the sector." She has extensive experience having previously worked as in-house counsel for various companies acting in this space.

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Band 3

Guido Santiago Tawil

M & M Bomchil

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Guido Santiago Tawil is a well-regarded player within the Argentine legal market. He is noted for his experience handling matters related to the power industry and is particularly well versed in sector-related domestic and international arbitration cases under ICC as well as other institutional and ad-hoc rules.

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Up and Coming

Ignacio Javier Minorini Lima

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Ignacio Javier Minorini Lima is praised by clients, who appreciate him being "direct, personal and responsive." He is noted for his solid experience in regulatory matters and is often called upon to act on behalf of a variety of clients within the power industry.

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