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Luis Erize

Luis Erize

Abeledo Gottheil Abogados

Born Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1 January 1946; Education: School of Law, University of Buenos Aires (Lawyer, 1975).  Has an extended practice in oil and gas law for the major oil companies active in Argentina. Author of articles on environmental, insurance, banking and oil and gas law, corporate structures, investment treaty arbitration and specially in relation to these subjects: "Argentina’s Exploration Plan. The Return of Exploration Permits and Exploitation Concessions", Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 1992; "Privatization in Argentina. The Oil & Gas Sector", Advanced International Law Institute: Investment and Trade with Emerging Economies, State Bar of Texas, 1993.

Lecturer on Argentina Oil & Gas exploration Plan Seminars on the legal aspects of the exploration permits and exploitation concessions, past and present, and the development of the regulatory framework in Argentina for oil exploration and tax aspects, in road show conferences held by the Secretariat of Energy, Argentine Republic, in May 1992 in Houston, Texas, US and London, UK.  Lecturer for Price Waterhouse International Petroleum Seminar on "The restructuring of Argentina's Energy Sector", Houston, 1992.

Co-author of "Proposed Supplement to the regulatory framework of the Argentine Electric Energy Industry", (addressing the interaction between the gas and the electric energy markets), Gas and Electricity Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean, organised by the Argentine Oil & Gas Institute, the American Gas Association and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, in Bariloche, Argentina, April 1997.

Lecturer on “La restructuration du secteur gazier en Argentine” as well as of the oil sector, at the Third Executive Seminar “Effective transition to liberalisation of the energy sector reforms”, Aix-en-Provence, France, 8-13 December 2003, organised by the European Commission on the implementation of “Regional Energy under the Framework of the MEDA Regulation: Restructuring of energy companies” project. “The protection of investments and the international arbitration”, August 2004 for the C.A.R.I.

Legal Counsel on international claims under ICSID’s Arbitration as per Bilateral Investment Treaties, in relation with disputes regarding oil and gas production and transport of natural gas, generation of thermoelectric and hydroelectric energy, as well as in others related with investments made in infrastructure (concessions of public systems of water supply).

Co-arbitrator appointed by the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC for an international arbitration concerning with pipelines, etc.

Vice chair of the Oil & Gas Committee of the section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) (2006–2008).

Chair of the Oil & Gas Committee and officer of the SEERIL of the IBA (2009–2010) and current member of the SEERIL Council. 

Member of the World Energy Council Task Force of experts that issued a report of the year 2009, on Trade and Investment Rules for Energy.

Author of Eminent Domain and Regulatory Changes, in the book Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources, edited by Aileen McHarg, Barry Barton, Adrian Bradbrook and Lee Godden, published by Oxford University Press, 2010.

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