María Inés Corrá > Bomchil > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Bomchil
Av. Corrientes 420
BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
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Work Department

Position

Partner

Career

María Ines Corrá is a partner in the Arbitration and Economic Regulation and Administrative Law departments.

Her practice focuses on administrative and constitutional law and matters of economic regulation, providing advice and representation to local and foreign clients, in domestic litigation as well as complex international arbitrations. At the local level, she litigates before the federal and provincial jurisdiction and before the Argentine Supreme Court as a first instance and in extraordinary appeals. At the international level, she has been litigating for more than a decade before the main international arbitration centers under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, ICDR and UNCITRAL, among others.

Cases of economic and institutional matters in which she has provided advice include those related to tariff control, exchange control, emergency measures, de-dollarization, natural gas export restrictions, subsidies and state aid, fishing quotas, construction, the operation and maintenance of infrastructure in connection with public sector servicing, retail sector intervention measures and disputes related to postal and airport services, among others.

Her arbitration practice frequently includes acting as counsel in complex investment, regulatory and commercial disputes. She has also acted as international court secretary in ICC arbitrations and under other rules.

She has received recognition from specialized international publications, such as Most Inspiring Women in Law in Latin America (Latin Lawyer) and Women in Law Awards 2014 (Lawyer Monthly Magazine), and has been frequently highlighted for her public law and arbitration practice by Chambers, LACCA and Corporate Intl Global Magazine, among others.

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships

Official member and Secretary of the Investment Arbitration Committee of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALArb).

Member of the Arbitration and Conciliation Committee of the Public Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires.

Founding contributor of the ITA Latin American Arbitration Forum (ITAFOR).

Partner and member of the ad hoc committee for the Defense of the Constitution at the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires (2007-).

Founding member of the Energy Law Committee at the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires.

Education

Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Law, 1993)

Universidad Austral (Masters in Administrative Law, 1995)

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Public law

Bomchil is arguably best known for its record in the telecoms sector, where it routinely represents service providers in regulatory and contentious matters. The team, which is also well versed in the energy, water and transport industries, additionally advises on public concessions, regulatory risks and environmental matters. Key contacts include telecoms expert Francisco Gutiérrez, energy regulation specialist María Inés Corrá and increasingly prominent up-and-coming public law partner Federico Campolieti.

Argentina > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

María Inés CorráBomchil

Bomchil’s ‘highly dedicated’ dispute resolution group is best known for its emphasis on administrative and public law cases. Most notably, its expertise in economic regulation translates into a formidable arbitration practice, which advises on export restrictions, tariffs, expropriations and other state intervention measures and international treaty breaches. On the litigation front, the group keeps busy advising on a mix of environmental and corporate claims. It also has a significant class actions offering, which benefits from the ability to work alongside the firm’s growing healthcare practice to advise on medical malpractice cases. María Inés Corrá co-heads the international arbitration practice and is recognised for her administrative law expertise. On the litigation side, managing partner Javier Petrantonio is recommended. Other contacts include arbitration partner Federico Campolieti and Martín Torres Girotti, who advises on litigation and insolvency.

Argentina > Energy and natural resources > Electricity

Bomchil’s power practice sits within its economic regulation and administrative law department and has a strong public law dimension. The group is also distinguished by its representation of electricity consumers on renewable energy supply matters, including recent work for the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires and Metalsa. Key contact María Inés Corrá has an emphasis on energy regulation and disputes, including arbitration.