Pedro Miguel Lorenti | Abeledo Gottheil

Attorneys

Pedro Miguel Lorenti

Lawyer admitted in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina Solicitor in England and Wales (N.P.) SRA number 635481

CURRENT LEGAL PRACTICE

o    CCA Green B S.A.

Board member (Feb 2023 – continue)

Public works company, “Public- Private Partnership¨(PPP) contractor. Affiliate to CHINA CONSTRUCTION AMERICA (CCA).

  • Alfaro Abogados www.alfarolaw.com Off-Counsel (Jan 2019 – continue)
  • Aurigon Advisors AG – www.aurigon.ch LATAM Representative (Jan 2015 – continue)

Re-insurance consulting firm

o    Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina – Instituto de Vivienda

Legal counsel (Jun 2020 – continue)

Public body in charge of State-funded housing projects

EDUCATION (I)

o    Harvard University – John F. Kennedy School of Government

Master in Public Administration (1998 – 1999)

o    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain – Law School

IV Master in European Community Law (1996 – 1997)

o    Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Law School

Master in Administrative Law (1993 – 1994)

o    Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina – Law School

Law degree. J. D./ LLB equivalent (1982 – 1988)

EXPERIENCE

o    Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2009 – 2018)

  • Independent legal practice.

Government contracts and procurement, Regulation, International Arbitration, Bankruptcy,

  • International Arbitration (ICC) (2014 – 2015)

Co-counsel in a dispute over a consulting agreement – North African oil & gas upstream sector (amount in dispute: 100 M USD).

·         Legal Consultant, Republic of Equatorial Guinea – Africa. Ministry of Finances & Budget (2013 – 2015)

Consultant in Administrative law and International (CEMAC) law.

Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy (2014)

Consultant in ICC arbitration related to oil & gas off-shore concessions. SEGESA (State-Owned power company): Legal advisor to energy consultants.

  • AES Energy Argentina S.A. (2010 – 2014) Affiliate to the AES Energy Group (United States). Off-Counsel (Gas & Electricity regulation).

o    London, United Kingdom (2005 – 2009)

  • RIPA International (2006 – 2008)

Speaker in the “Strategic Procurement and Contract Management” programme, delivered to African and Asian public officials.

·         Alfaro Abogados – Argentine law firm.

UK Resident Partner.

o    Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000-2005)

  • Counsel to the Trustees in Bankruptcy – Chapter 11 procedure of AZURIX BUENOS AIRES S.A. (2003 – 2005)

Public utility, water supply and sanitation services in the Province of Buenos Aires.

  • Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S. A. (2001 – 2002) State-owned company, nuclear energy.

Vice President (Board of Directors) appointed by the Argentine Secretary of Energy.

o    New York, U.S. (1999-2000)

  • Alfaro – Navarro LLP –New York City, NY, US – Argentine law firm-

‘Local Counsel’ to the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in LATAM projects.

o    Buenos Aires, Argentina (1989 – 1996)

  • EDESUR S. A.– Power distribution company (1994 – 1996) Head of the ‘Electric Concession Department’, Legal Office.
  • Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1992 – 1994) Director General of Legal and Technical Coordination.
  • Demaria & Fernández Cronenbold (1990 – 1992)

Consultants in the privatization of State-owned companies (public utilities) pursued by the Argentine Government between 1989 and 1995.

  • Estudio Dr. Héctor Alegría (1989 – 1990) Legal practice in Commercial law.

EDUCATION (II)

o    Universidad Católica, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Law School

Postgraduate Course in Insurance law (2021)

o    BPP College of Law (London, UK).

Diploma in English Law (2007)

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • 2023 – continue: Lecturer on “Electric Generation and Tariffs” at the Master in Administrative Law & Economics (“Master en Derecho Administrativo Económico”), Universidad Católica Argentina.
  • 2020 – continue: Lecturer on “Electric Regulatory Authorities” at the Master in Oil & Gas Law (“Diplomatura en Derecho de los Hidrocarburos”), Universidad Austral, Argentina.
  • 2009 – 2012: Lecturer of Constitutional Law and Theory – Universidad Catolica Argentina, School of Political Sciences and International Relations.

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish:                            native speaker
  • English:                            second language
  • French:                              full proficiency
  • Mandarin Chinese (汉语): currently studying (2nd year)

PUBLICATIONS

LAW JOURNALS

  • “La Crisis del Sector Eléctrico en Argentina. El impacto de un fallo judicial en las opciones del regulador”. Revista de Contrataciones Públicas – IJ Editores, August, 2023.
  • “Financiamiento de Litigios por Terceras Personas en Latinoamérica. Análisis de su naturaleza jurídica.” Spain Arbitration Review – Revista del Club Español del Arbitraje · Nº 46/2023, March 2023 (joint authorship).
  • “China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law: A Rule of Law Perspective”, SWIICL Newsletter, September 2022, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, www.cailaw.org (joint authorship).
  • “El Sector Eléctrico y los Paradigmas Regulatorios”, Revista Argentina de Energía, Hidrocarburos y Minería (RADEHM), Nbr. 30, August – October 2022.
  • “Corporate Tax in Oil & Gas Production. Who Must Pay It in Equatorial Guinea?” – Oil and Gas Law Intelligence (OGEL), Volume 16 Issue 04, November 2018, www.ogel.org.
  • “Brexit, Derecho Comunitario y Common Law”, Boletín de Anales de Legislación Argentina Nbr. 23, September 7th, 2016.
  • “Imposiciones Voluntarias y Aportes Convenidos bajo la Ley 26.425″¸ El Derecho – Revista de Trabajo y Seguridad Social, No 7, July 2009, Argentina.
  • “Las Multas en los Contratos de Concesión de Distribución de Electricidad. A propósito del fallo “Angel Estrada y Cía. S. A. c/ Resolución 71/96 – Sec. Energía y Puertos (Expte. Nº 750- 002119/96)” Revista de Derecho Administrativo (ReDA), No 55, March 2006, Argentina.
  • “Argentina: Judicial Change of Rules in Public Utilities’ Liability” – Oil and Gas Law Intelligence (OGEL), Vol. 3 Issue 2, June, 2005, www.gasandoil.com/ogel/Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law International Bar Association (JERL) August 2005 Vol. 23 No 3.
  • “El Hábeas Corpus Colectivo como Acción de Clase. A propósito del fallo ‘Verbitsky, Horacio s/ Habeas Corpus’”, La Ley – Suplemento de Derecho Constitucional, July 25, 2005, Argentina.
  • “The growing opposition of Argentina towards ICSID arbitral tribunals: a conflict between international and domestic law”, The Journal of World Investment and Trade, Werner Publishing and Co. Ltd, Volume 6, Number 3, June 2005 (joint authorship).
  • “Argentina: The Enforcement Process Of The ICSID Awards: Procedural Issues And Domestic Public Policy”, Mondaq’s Article Service, June 1st 2005; Latin American Law & Business Report, Vol. 13 Nbr. 05, May 31st, 2005 (joint authorship).
  • “Argentina vs. ICSID: Unconstitutionality of the BITs and ICSID jurisdiction – The potential new Government defenses against the enforcement of the ICSID arbitral awards”, Mondaq’s Article Service, May 17th, 2005; Transnational Dispute Management, Vol. 2 issue 3, June, 2005 (joint authorship).
  • “Los Instrumentos de Defensa Comercial de la Unión Europea después de la Ronda Uruguay del GATT”, Revista Jurídica de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Nbr. 1, 1999, Madrid, Spain.
  • “Aproximación al Régimen Jurídico del Sector Eléctrico y a sus Fuentes en el Derecho Comparado” Revista del Régimen Jurídico de la Administración Pública (R.A.P.), August, 1997, Nbr. 227, Argentina.
  • “La Compensación en la Ley de Emergencia Económica Nº 23.697”, El Derecho Law Journal, 139-881, September, 1990, Argentina (joint authorship).

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • “Lo que se viene. Cesación de pagos y concursos”, Ambito Financiero Journal, April 22nd, 2020 (joint authorship).
  • “Coronavirus y Fuerza Mayor Contractual”, Ambito Financiero Journal, March 16th, 2020 (joint authorship).
  • “Lawfare: armas jurídicas para la lucha política”, December 7th, 2019, www.linkedin.com.
  • “Brexit y División de Poderes”, September 25th, 2019, www.linkedin.com.
Offices

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Buenos Aires | Argentina

(5411) 4516-1500

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