Ximena Valle > Wiener Soto Caparrós > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Wiener Soto Caparrós
AV. PTE. ROQUE SÁENZ PEÑA 637 1° PISO
BUENOS AIRES, C1035AAB
Argentina

Work Department

Oil & Gas.

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Ximena advises local and international clients on exploration, exploitation, commercialization, distribution, supply and transport of natural gas and oil, including contract negotiation and licensing.

Since her last year in law school, Ximena has worked in the legal field dedicated to energy.  She began her career working with clients in the oil and gas sector on intellectual property, corporate law, administrative law and contracts relevant to the oil & gas industry in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay.  Ximena eventually became a partner, representing the world’s largest upstream players (Mobil Corporation, Shell International Ltd., Petrobras, Total), as well as the middle-stream and downstream markets (including Methanex, Agrium Inc., British Gas, TranscanadaPipelines, GasAndes,Gaspacifico, and Bolivia-Brazil Pipelines).

In 2003, Ximena became head of the Oil & Gas Practice at Argentina’s largest law firm.  There, she continued to advise clients in the oil and gas industry but, anticipating market trends, she re-focused her practice on investor arbitration (mostly ICC), litigation and adverse administrative proceedings.

Ximena´s recent engagements include the successful representation of claimants in an international arbitration and subsequent judicial nullification challenge, on the breach of an SPA for the acquisition of upstream oil and gas properties in Argentina worth US$44 million.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

She is an active member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

Education

Instituto Nacional de la PropiedadIndustrial (Argentina) (Intellectual Property Agent, 1994)

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultadde Derecho (Law Degree, 1995)