Mr José Carlos Cueva > Beccar Varela > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Beccar Varela

Work Department

  • Energy law
  • Natural resources law


José Carlos Cueva is a partner at Beccar Varela since 2001. He joined the firm in 1987.


His practice areas are energy law (electricity and oil & gas) and natural resources law, including comprehensive expertise in renewable energy. He has also ample experience in economic regulation, public services and public bidding processes.

He has published several articles within his area of practice.


He speaks Spanish and English.


He is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association, the Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y Gas (Argentine Oil & Gas Institute), the Cámara Argentina de Energías Renovables (Argentine Chamber of Renewable Energy) where he is a member of the Board, the International Bar Association and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF).


José Carlos obtained his Law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires (1987) and his Postgraduate degree in Public Services Regulation from Universidad Austral (2001).

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Energy and natural resources > Electricity

(Leading individuals)

José Carlos CuevaBeccar Varela

Beccar Varela’s power practice continues to increase its representation of renewable power companies looking to develop projects in Argentina, recently advising major multinational names such as Canadian Solar, Total Eren and Hive Energy. Aside from its blossoming projects practice, the group also advises on corporate and M&A deals, supply matters, finance transactions and regulatory issues — for a mix of energy companies, energy consumers, developers and financial institutions. Department head José Carlos Cueva’s broad practice spans all energy sectors, with a focus on renewable energy.

Argentina > Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Quick and efficient’, Beccar Varela impresses with its ‘perfect balance of forcefulness and caution’. The department leans on the wider firm’s full-service offering to provide multidisciplinary support to oil-and-gas companies and oilfield service providers, with strong recent experience in E&P matters, tender processes, M&A, commercial agreements and finance transactions. Natural resources head Roberto Fortunati also co-heads the M&A and banking departments and has an emphasis on corporate and commercial work. Other key contacts include José Carlos Cueva, who focuses on energy, economic regulation and public law, and talented senior associate, Lucila Parodi.