Agustin is counsel in the Washington, DC office. He has extensive experience of both international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations involving disputes in a broad range of sectors, including infrastructure and highway concession agreements, oil and gas, energy and power grids, water treatment, technology, public works, sovereign debt, and agribusiness. He also advises sovereigns and international organisations in matters of public international law.
Agustin also has extensive experience advising international clients in connection with local administrative and court proceedings in Latin America, as well as contract renegotiation, settlement, and post-award agreements arising from investment and commercial disputes.
Agustin’s recent experience includes:
- Representing the Republic of Chile in its investment arbitration with a Colombian construction and power distribution company under the Chile-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
- Representing a major European construction company in its investment treaty arbitration with a Latin American state arising from a “megaproject” to expand a strategic maritime infrastructure installation
- Representing Pakistan in its disputes with India under the Indus Waters Treaty
- Advising the Inter-American Investment Corporation in matters of public international law
- Advising an oil & gas major in its multimillion-dollar royalties dispute in Colombia
- Representing a consortium of international oil & gas companies in an arbitration against a Latin American State, and in the ensuing settlement negotiations and agreement, arising out of tax liabilities imposed on the consortium in breach of legal and tax stability clauses included in the relevant investment agreements
He has been ranked as a “Rising Star” with “a great capacity to understand other jurisdictions” by The Legal 500 Latin America, as an “Associate to Watch in Public Law” by Chambers, and as a “Future Leader” for arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.
Agustin previously worked as an attorney-adviser at the Ministry of Economy and the Federal Communications Commission in Argentina, in addition to his academic roles at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Chicago. He speaks English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of French, Portuguese, and Italian.