Roberto J Aguirre Luzi


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Roberto Aguirre Luzi

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Roberto Aguirre Luzi is a partner in the international arbitration practice of King & Spalding’s Houston office. Mr. Aguirre Luzi’s practice focuses on international arbitration. The scope of his practice includes counseling multinational corporations on complex arbitration before the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and UNCITRAL, as well as commercial arbitration under the AAA and ICC rules. He also has extensive experience in administrative law, government contracts, oil and gas contracts, public utilities, and power and infrastructure projects.

Mr. Aguirre Luzi is included in Global Arbitration Review’s 2011 “45 Under 45” as one of the leading figures of the international arbitration bar under the age of 45. Chambers Latin America ranks Roberto Aguirre Luzi individually, recognizing him for his “knowledgeable, highly proactive attitude,” and notes that he is a “high-level bilingual lawyer.” Mr. Aguirre Luzi has also been featured in Who’s Who in International Arbitration.

Mr. Aguirre Luzi co-chairs the American Branch of International Law Association’s Committee on Bilateral Investment Treaties and Development.

Mr. Aguirre Luzi worked for five years as an associate for Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal before joining King & Spalding in 2003. He was born in San Juan, Argentina, speaks Spanish and English, and reads French, Italian and Portuguese.

Recent Publications

  • “Individual Nationality in Investment Treaty Arbitration: The Tension between Customary International Law and Lex Specialis,” in British Institute of International and Comparative Law 2009 (co-author with B. Love).

  • “BITs & Economic Crises: Do States have carte blanche?” in Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, T. Grierson Weiler, Ed.,  Juris 2008.

  • “Investment Claims – First Lessons from Argentina,” in International Investment Law and Arbitration: Leading Cases from the ICSID, NAFTA, Bilateral Treaties and Customary International Law, T. Grierson Weiler, Ed., Cameron May 2005 (co-author with D. Bishop).

  • Mr. Aguirre Luzi wrote a monthly column on international arbitration for the Latin Lawyer Magazine (with D. Bishop and C. Miles)
Bar of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentine Institute of Oil & Gas – Houston Chapter (IAPG)
American Bar Association
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

LL.M. International Public Law, The University of Texas at Austin
J.D. equivalent, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Supreme Court of Texas, Foreign Legal Consultant