Agustin is a partner in the Madrid office. He has been trained in the civil law and common law traditions and has extensive experience of both international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and ad hoc across a variety of jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Latin America, covering a broad range of sectors including infrastructure, energy, oil & gas, public contracts, and regulated industries. Agustin also has extensive experience advising international clients in connection with local administrative and court proceedings, settlement negotiations and contract renegotiations in the context of major disputes in Latin America. Agustin also sits as arbitrator.

He has been ranked as a “Future Leader” for arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.

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 Sacyr in its investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Panama arising from the Expansion of the Panama Canal
  • Representing a Latin-American oil & gas and petrochemical company in its UNCITRAL investment treaty dispute and ensuing settlement negotiations with Ecuador
  • 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
  • Advising a major Latin-American insurance company in enforcement proceedings and settlement negotiations
  • Advising an Omani investor in its potential treaty dispute with a European country
  • 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
  • Representing Pakistan in its disputes with India under the Indus Waters Treaty

Agustin previously worked 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.

Agustin teaches in Argentina, Ecuador, and Colombia, and speaks regularly on arbitration-related issues. He is admitted in Buenos Aires and in the District of Columbia (Special Legal Consultant), and speaks English and Spanish.