Mr Oscar Aguilar Valdez > Beccar Varela > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Beccar Varela
EDIFICIO REPÚBLICA, TUCUMÁN 1, 3RD FLOOR
C1049AAA CIUDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina

Work Department

  • Administrative Law
  • Energy
  • Project Finance
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Communications

Position

Oscar Aguilar Valdez is a partner at Beccar Varela. He co-heads the firm’s Public Law Department.

His practice areas include public procurement, infrastructure concessions and public private partnerships, public works, economic regulation of utilities and public interest activities, public finance, land and zoning, project financing and governmental liability.

Career

He has represented local and foreign clients in complex public law litigation cases before federal and provincial judiciaries, including the Federal Supreme Court of Justice, and has acted as local counsel in international arbitration proceedings under the rules of ICC and ICSID. Likewise, he has acted as expert witness in international arbitration cases in matters related to public law. He has also participated in transactions related to the energy, water and sewerage, communications, ports, transport and public finance sectors and has assisted public sector authorities on matters related to his areas of expertise.

Languages

He speaks Spanish and English.

Memberships

He is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association, Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Chairman of the Administrative Law Committee), International Bar Association (IBA), Instituto de Derecho Administrativo de la Academia Nacional de Derecho (Administrative Law Institute of the National Academy of Law), Asociación Iberoamericana de Estudios de Regulación, Asociación Argentina de Derecho Administrativo (Argentine Association of Administrative Law) and Sociedad Argentina de Derecho de la Construcción (Argentine Society of Construction Law).

Education

Oscar obtained his Law degree from Universidad Católica Argentina (1993) and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Administrative Law from Universidad Austral, Argentina (Magna Cum Laude, 1993).

He is professor of Administrative Law at several Argentine and Latin American universities. He has participated as speaker in several congresses on matters related to public law and is author of more than forty publications in the public law field.

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Public law

(Leading individuals)

Oscar Aguilar ValdezBeccar Varela

The public law department at Beccar Varela advises private and public sectors as well as international organisations, bringing deep, industry-specific knowledge to bear – particularly in relation to the finance, life sciences, utilities, infrastructure and TMT sectors. The seven-strong team handles guidance on public administration at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, with public procurement, public-private partnerships (PPPs) and government contracts being among its primary specialisms. In terms of contentious matters, the practice has experience in the full range of administrative procedures before public bodies and regulatory commissions, as well as public law litigation and judicial review procedures. A ‘professional who stands out for his deep knowledge of public law, for his impeccable ethical conduct, for his practicality and for his dedication’, Oscar Aguilar Valdez is a veteran in the sector, with over 25 years’ experience. He co-leads the team with Juan Antonio Stupenengo, whose strengths include constitutional, administrative and regulatory law. Key associate support comes from Juan Pablo Perrino (administrative and regulatory advisory, complex public law litigation) and Santiago Barbarán (who has extensive public sector experience at both provincial and national levels) additional points of contact. However intermediate Florencia Cairella moved in house at JP Morgan in June 2021.

Argentina > Environment

Recommended as ‘one of the outstanding environmental teams in Argentina’, Beccar Varela excels in environmental due-diligence and advising on the environmental aspects of complex corporate transactions. Clients range from power, renewable energy, mining, oil and gas operations, to food and agribusiness, TMT, real estate and manufacturing companies. As well as advising on regulation, the firm provides assistance with preventative civil, criminal and administrative litigation in the area. Administrative law and project finance expert Oscar Aguilar Valdez co-leads the team with counsel Angeles Murgier, who demonstrates ‘commitment to the work entrusted, and agile and quick responses to the client’s requirements‘. Indeed, regarded as ‘one of the leaders of environmental law in the region’ by clients, Murgier is virtually a one-woman-department, handling environmental counselling (including regulatory, permitting and compliance issues), the environmental law aspects of corporate transactions (including associated due diligence), compliance audits and environmental litigation.