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October 15, 2018

With effect August 14, 2018, I was appointed General Legal Counsel of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) based in Vienna, Austria. 

In this position, I will work under the leadership of Mr. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC. 

Due to th...

In the last few days, news spread around the world about California becoming the first U.S. state to require the installation of solar panels in most new homes, starting January 1, 2020. You can read some news reports here. However, the decision approved by the Califor...

More and more we realize that good questions matter more than answers.

 (Subsecretaría de Energías Renovables - República Argentina) 

A few days ago, I finished my first semester teaching at Georgetown Law Center. Since the course has concluded (and papers are alrea...

April 17, 2018

As offered in the previous post, I continue to highlight the reasons why major oil and gas corporations are going to thrive in a carbon-free power generation world:

Corporations have assets that can be transformed to satisfy the new demands.

Having today oil and gas asse...

April 5, 2018

Based on all the trends existing towards strongly promoting generation and use of renewable energies, a common citizen might fall in the trap of believing that major oil and gas corporations could feel threatened. It is natural to think that the international agreement...

March 14, 2018

A few days ago, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) organized its annual Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange in Toronto. This event, which has become one of the most relevant around the world for the mining industry, attracted thousands...

February 14, 2018

Has Chinese investment improved or deteriorated rule of law conditions around the world?

February 1, 2018

Sorprende, para un observador externo, la distancia marcada entre los distintos países de Latinoamérica respecto al modelo de manejo de la industria petrolera. Existiendo realidades sociales y económicas relativamente similares, los caminos escogidos por los distintos...

January 31, 2018

Some characteristics of the new oil & gas Uruguayan round, where 17 offshore blocks are available for private investors.

December 7, 2017

Some ideas about how to fight corruption using international and non-local strategies

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