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Pedro Lorenti - Of Counsel

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

  • Nationality: Argentina (married to an EU - Spanish citizen)
  • Languages: Spanish (native), English and French (fluent)


EDUCATION (I)
o Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government Master in Public Administration (1998 – 1999) o Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina – Law School Law degree. J. D./ LLB equivalent (1982 – 1988)

CURRENT LEGAL PRACTICE
o Alfaro Abogados – www.alfarolaw.com  
Public Works and Infrastructure:
Counsel to CCA GREEN B S.A. - an affiliate to CHINA CONSTRUCTION AMERICA - in the negotiations with the Argentine Government (PPP Contract of “Corridor B” National Highway). Government contracts and procurement,  Regulatory  International Arbitration: Co-counsel in a dispute over a consulting agreement - North African oil & gas upstream sector (amount in dispute: 100 M USD) under ICC rules. Bankruptcy  Administrative law, Consultant in Administrative law and International (CEMAC) law. Foreign Investment law,

EXPERIENCE
o Different locations, mainly based in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2009 – 2018)  
- London, United Kingdom (2005 – 2009)
- Alfaro Abogados – Argentine law firm, UK Representative.
  • AES Argentina S.A. -affiliate to the AES Energy Group (2003 – 2005) - Off-Counsel on regulatory and corporate matters (reporting to the General Counsel and later to the CEO).
  • Paolini Hnos. S.A. – Minerar S.A. (2003 – 2005) - Off-Counsel on Public Works, Mining and Corporate law (reporting to Chairmen and CEOs.
  • 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 of the Board of Directors (appointed by the Argentine Secretary of Energy).
o New York, U.S. (1999-2000)
  • Alfaro – Abogados LLC –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 the project finance of ‘Transportadora de Gas del Mercosur’.
  • 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.


EDUCATION (II)
  • o Universidad Católica, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Law School Postgraduate Course in Insurance law (2021– continue) o BPP College of Law (London, UK).   Diploma in English Law (2007)
  • 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)


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
  • 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.
  • 1994 – 1995: Lecturer of Administrative Law – Universidad Catolica Argentina Law School.
  • 1989 – 1993: Lecturer of Constitutional Law – Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School.


PUBLICATIONS

International
  • "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.
  • “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.
  • “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.

Argentina
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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).

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