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Roberto Aguirre Luzi specializes in counseling multinational corporations on complex arbitration. A partner in our International Arbitration practice, Roberto is experienced in administrative and civil law, government contracts, oil and gas contracts, public utilities, and power and infrastructure projects.

Roberto represents clients in complex arbitrations before the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and UN Commission on International Trade Law, as well as in arbitration under the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and International Chamber of Commerce rules. Roberto also has extensive experience in civil and administrative law, government contracts, oil and gas contracts, public utilities, and power and infrastructure projects.

Listed as a leading member of the international arbitration bar in the 2011 Global Arbitration Review 45 Under 45 rankings, Roberto has also been individually recognized by Chambers Latin America and featured in Who’s Who in International Arbitration.

Roberto 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. Roberto is fluent in Spanish and English, and reads French, Italian and Portuguese.

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Credentials

J.D. equivalent, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

LL.M. International Public Law, The University of Texas at Austin

Bar of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ranked for Latin America-wide arbitration, he is "very skillful presenting arguments and cross-examining witnesses.”


Chambers Global 2017

“Knowledgeable, highly proactive attitude”; a “high-level bilingual lawyer.”


Chambers Latin America

45 Under 45


Global Arbitration Review, 2011


Who’s Who in International Arbitration

Matters

Representing Petersen Energía, S.A.U. and Petersen Energía Inversora, S.A.U. in a case brought in the Southern District of New York against YPF SA. The dispute concerns Argentina’s and YPF’s failure to enforce the bylaws’ obligation to make a tender.

Representing Reficar in an ICC arbitration against CB&I, an EPC contractor. The dispute concerns costs and delays in connection with the construction of a refinery in Colombia.

Representing Teinver S.A. in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina involving the nationalization of the two largest airlines in that country.

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Representing Petersen Energía, S.A.U. and Petersen Energía Inversora, S.A.U. in a case brought in the Southern District of New York against YPF SA. The dispute concerns Argentina’s and YPF’s failure to enforce the bylaws’ obligation to make a tender.

Representing Reficar in an ICC arbitration against CB&I, an EPC contractor. The dispute concerns costs and delays in connection with the construction of a refinery in Colombia.

Representing Teinver S.A. in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina involving the nationalization of the two largest airlines in that country.

Representing Salini Impregilo SpA in three international arbitrations against Argentina involving its investments in a water management concession, a roadway concession and a bridge.

Representing Murphy Oil in an ICSID arbitration against Ecuador concerning the violation of a bilateral investment treaty.

Representing a European company in a potential arbitration against a state and a state-owned energy company. The dispute concerns the nationalization of the energy company.

Represented Sempra Energy International in its arbitration claim against Argentina involving its investment in two natural gas distribution licenses and in a potential arbitration against another South American country involving its investment in a power distribution company, and advised it in two ICC arbitrations.

Represented two American oil and gas companies in two ICSID arbitrations against Argentina, one of which involved claimant’s investment in two power plants and a natural gas field.

Represented a major American oil company in a multibillion-dollar U.S. claim against a South American state concerning the breach of a bilateral investment treaty, an oil concession agreement and an environmental claim initiated against the oil company in the courts of the South American state.

Represented City Oriente Limited in an ICSID contract arbitration against Ecuador and Petroecuador concerning the violation of an Oil Production Sharing Agreement.

Represented a global supplier of power plants in its arbitration claim involving an engineering, procurement and construction contract.

Represented Noble Energy, Inc. and MachalaPower Cia. Ltda. in their arbitration claim against a South American country concerning the violation of a bilateral investment treaty, an investment agreement and a concession contract for the construction and operation of a power plant.

Represented a telecommunications company in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina concerning the violation of a treaty and the nationalization of its concession contract with the Argentine Government.

Represented Camuzzi Internacional in its arbitration claim against Argentina involving its investment in two natural gas distribution licenses.

Represented a large international water company in its ICSID arbitration against Argentina.

Represented a major American energy company in preparing an ICSID arbitration against a Central American state concerning the breach of different contracts with distribution companies for the purchase of electricity.

Represented a major independent company in a potential LCIA arbitration under a Joint Operating Agreement.

Advised Northrop Grumman in its US$200 million bidding to, and contract work for, the Argentine government.

Participated in an ICC arbitration initiated by Pérez Companc against Enersys.

Matters

Representing Petersen Energía, S.A.U. and Petersen Energía Inversora, S.A.U. in a case brought in the Southern District of New York against YPF SA. The dispute concerns Argentina’s and YPF’s failure to enforce the bylaws’ obligation to make a tender.

Representing Reficar in an ICC arbitration against CB&I, an EPC contractor. The dispute concerns costs and delays in connection with the construction of a refinery in Colombia.

Representing Teinver S.A. in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina involving the nationalization of the two largest airlines in that country.

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Matters

Representing Petersen Energía, S.A.U. and Petersen Energía Inversora, S.A.U. in a case brought in the Southern District of New York against YPF SA. The dispute concerns Argentina’s and YPF’s failure to enforce the bylaws’ obligation to make a tender.

Representing Reficar in an ICC arbitration against CB&I, an EPC contractor. The dispute concerns costs and delays in connection with the construction of a refinery in Colombia.

Representing Teinver S.A. in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina involving the nationalization of the two largest airlines in that country.

Representing Salini Impregilo SpA in three international arbitrations against Argentina involving its investments in a water management concession, a roadway concession and a bridge.

Representing Murphy Oil in an ICSID arbitration against Ecuador concerning the violation of a bilateral investment treaty.

Representing a European company in a potential arbitration against a state and a state-owned energy company. The dispute concerns the nationalization of the energy company.

Represented Sempra Energy International in its arbitration claim against Argentina involving its investment in two natural gas distribution licenses and in a potential arbitration against another South American country involving its investment in a power distribution company, and advised it in two ICC arbitrations.

Represented two American oil and gas companies in two ICSID arbitrations against Argentina, one of which involved claimant’s investment in two power plants and a natural gas field.

Represented a major American oil company in a multibillion-dollar U.S. claim against a South American state concerning the breach of a bilateral investment treaty, an oil concession agreement and an environmental claim initiated against the oil company in the courts of the South American state.

Represented City Oriente Limited in an ICSID contract arbitration against Ecuador and Petroecuador concerning the violation of an Oil Production Sharing Agreement.

Represented a global supplier of power plants in its arbitration claim involving an engineering, procurement and construction contract.

Represented Noble Energy, Inc. and MachalaPower Cia. Ltda. in their arbitration claim against a South American country concerning the violation of a bilateral investment treaty, an investment agreement and a concession contract for the construction and operation of a power plant.

Represented a telecommunications company in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina concerning the violation of a treaty and the nationalization of its concession contract with the Argentine Government.

Represented Camuzzi Internacional in its arbitration claim against Argentina involving its investment in two natural gas distribution licenses.

Represented a large international water company in its ICSID arbitration against Argentina.

Represented a major American energy company in preparing an ICSID arbitration against a Central American state concerning the breach of different contracts with distribution companies for the purchase of electricity.

Represented a major independent company in a potential LCIA arbitration under a Joint Operating Agreement.

Advised Northrop Grumman in its US$200 million bidding to, and contract work for, the Argentine government.

Participated in an ICC arbitration initiated by Pérez Companc against Enersys.

Credentials

J.D. equivalent, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

LL.M. International Public Law, The University of Texas at Austin

Bar of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ranked for Latin America-wide arbitration, he is "very skillful presenting arguments and cross-examining witnesses.”


Chambers Global 2017

“Knowledgeable, highly proactive attitude”; a “high-level bilingual lawyer.”


Chambers Latin America

45 Under 45


Global Arbitration Review, 2011


Who’s Who in International Arbitration