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Ignacio J. Minorini Lima

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Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

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Administrative & Regulatory Law.




Mr. Minorini Lima has developed an extensive expertise in energy & regulatory law, and international and domestic arbitration proceedings. He advises and represents both local and foreign companies. In the area of energy and economic regulation, he regularly advises companies in different regulated areas such as power generation -both non-renewable and renewable-, natural gas, infrastructure, administrative contracts, public utilities -electricity and gas transmission and distribution, water and sewage systems, railways- and other regulated activities. With respect to dispute settlement procedures, Mr. Minorini Lima advises and actively represents clients in commercial and investment disputes under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICDR (AAA) arbitration rules. Prior to joining the firm, he has been a foreign associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP (New York) at its international arbitration group. He is a member of the editorial board of the IBA Arbitration News and of the Steering Committee of the IBA Arb40 within the IBA Arbitration Committee.


Spanish and English.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s ‘creative and solution-focused’ group consistently ranks among the best in the dispute resolution area due to its ‘extremely experienced partners, who understand court processes inside-out’. The department handles a diverse mix of contentious matters – including contractual claims, criminal cases, class actions and domestic and international arbitration – and is particularly well known for its strength in energy-related work. Among the names to note, former judge Carlos Rotman enjoys an eminent reputation in the market; he teamed up with ‘extremely sharp litigatorLeandro Caputo and regulatory specialist Ignacio Minorini Lima to represent Pan American Energy in an ICC arbitration against Transportadora de Gas del Sur. In another headline arbitration, Rotman and Caputo acted with Enrique Bruchou to represent Papel del Tucumán in ICC arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Argentina. In a significant piece of judicial litigation, the firm successfully represented SADESA Group in a case against a majority shareholder concerning the control of one of the two electricity distributers in Argentina – Rotman, Caputo and Mariano Luchetti led that work. Martín Beretervide, who recently advised Petroken Petroquimica Ensenada in litigation arising from the termination of a contract with a service provider, and senior associate José María López Posse are also recommended.

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Within: TMT

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s ‘client-oriented’ practice demonstrates ‘excellent service delivery and industry knowledge’. Administrative and regulatory law lead Ignacio Sanz co-heads the department and provides ongoing advice to state-owned telecoms company Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales (ARSAT) on various matters, including recent advice on procurement proceedings. Other key names include senior associate Marcos Santiváñez Vieyra (‘an expert in the data privacy area’) and group co-lead Ignacio Minorini Lima.

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Argentina: Energy and natural resources


Within: Electricity

A ‘top-notch Argentine firm’, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi impresses with its ‘great response times and strong legal knowledge’. Mariano Luchetti is a ‘great guy and a great lawyer’ and co-leads the power department alongside Ignacio Minorini Lima and Exequiel Buenaventura. Renewable energy is a notable area of expertise and the firm has recently advised a string of multinationals on their bids for round 2 of Argentina’s renewable energy programme, RenovAr. It also advises Amec Foster Wheleer on its greenfield projects for wind farms in Argentina. Other representative clients include Alstom, Canadian Solar and Dax Energy.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

M & M Bomchil’s head of arbitration Guido Tawil is ‘one of the most eminent arbitration specialists in Argentina’, and is particularly well known for energy cases. Tawil represents multinationals in disputes with the state, and recently handled cases heard under ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. At Rivera & Asociados, founding partner Julio César Rivera has notable expertise in energy-related disputes, and is currently serving as arbitrator in a number of ICC arbitrations. Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi’s recent highlights saw Carlos Rotman, Leandro Caputo and regulatory specialist Ignacio Minorini Lima acting for Pan American Energy in a breach of contract dispute with Transportadora de Gas del Sur, as well as representing Papelera Tucumán in ICC arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Argentina. Héctor Mairal at Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal is widely recognised as a leading name for arbitration with a strong record in public and administrative law; his colleague Ricardo Ostrower is also noted for his arbitration experience. Héctor Alegria at Estudio Alegría, Buey Fernández, Fissore y Montemerlo has a strong record in complex arbitration proceedings and also has experience sitting as an arbitrator in commercial disputes. Luis Alberto Erize at Abeledo Gottheil Abogados is a well-known expert in energy arbitrations, as is his colleague Hernán Martín Oriolo. José Martínez de Hoz Jr, who recently established his own firm Martínez de Hoz & Rueda, is noted for his significant expertise in oil-and-gas sector arbitration.

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