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FRANCISCO AMALLO

Partner

Buenos Aires

(+54 11) 2150 9782


Francisco is a lawyer specialized in international dispute settlement and international business law with experience in foreign investment, oil and gas, construction, international sale and transport of goods, sports, and general corporate and financial transactions.
LANGUAGES
Spanish, English, and Portuguese.
 
  • "Francisco Amallo at Martínez de Hoz & Rueda is 'a standout lawyer who produces top-quality work', according to sources. One respondent notes he 'understands clients and the arbitral process better than anyone else' while another says, 'He is my number-one pick in Argentina.'"

    Who's Who Legal 2019
  • “Up-and-coming individual Francisco Amallo is highly appreciated by clients, who highlight ‘the depth, rigour and creativity of his analysis, as well as his technical and strategic skill.’ Amallo routinely acts as party counsel in investor-state and commercial arbitration.”

    Chambers Latin America 2019
  • “Sources highlight up-and-coming partner Francisco Amallo as a highly driven professional, mentioning that he is ‘a very good lawyer’ who ‘works impressively well.’ Amallo advises on domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings and also specialises in investment arbitration.”

    Chambers Latin America 2018

UNIVERSITÉ DE GENÈVE & L’INSTITUT DE HAUTES ÉTUDES, Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Dispute Settlement, 2010.

BUCERIUS LAW SCHOOL, Hamburg, Germany
International Exchange Program in Comparative and International Business Law, 2008.

UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Economic Business Law, 2008.

UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Law Degree, 2006.

  • Founding partner of MHR | Martinez de Hoz & Rueda (Buenos Aires, 2018-present).
  • Associate at Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (Buenos Aires, 2011-2017).
  • Trainee at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr (London, 2011).
  • Trainee at Shearman & Sterling (Paris, 2010).
  • Associate at Hope, Duggan & Silva (Buenos Aires, 2005-2008).
  • ACADEMIA

    UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Professor of Arbitration in Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Economic Business Law (2018-present).
  • Professor of Private International Law in Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Patrimonial Civil Law (2012-present).
  • Professor of International Arbitration in Law Degree (2012-present).
  • Professor of Private International Law in Law Degree (2007-present).

  • UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Professor of Private International Law in Law Degree (2015-present).

    UNIVERSIDAD PRIVADA BOLIVIANA, La Paz, Bolivia
    Professor on Applicable Law in International Arbitration in Postgraduate Diploma in International Arbitration (2015).

    Latest publications and events:

  • Speaker at “Jornadas de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversión en Argentina: Panorama actual y reformas requeridas para su desarrollo” organized by CEMARC (Buenos Aires, May 2017). Topic: “El nuevo reglamento de la CCI”.

  • Speaker at “Congreso de Arbitraje Comercial Nacional, Internacional y de Inversiones” organized by Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal (Buenos Aires, November 2016). Topic: “Problemas jurisdiccionales vinculados al arbitraje en el Mercosur.”

  • Speaker at symposium on “New Frontiers in International Arbitration: Regional and Cross-cultural Perspectives” organized by IBA Arb40 (Washington DC, September 2016). Topic: “Application for interim relief: a practicum.”

  • Speaker at conference on “Third Parties in International Arbitration: Passers-by and Powers Behind the Scenes” organized by ICDR Y&I & GIAC (Tbilisi, October 2015). Topic: “Thorny issues of third-party funding.”

  • Speaker at International Arbitration Summer School organized by Costa Rican Young Arbitrators & Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica, February 2015). Topic: “Arbitraje y Judicatura; Reconocimiento y Ejecución del Laudo.”

  • Speaker at conference on “La defensa de los Estados Latinoamericanos en arbitrajes de inversión” organized by AMCHAM-PERU & BA Arbitration Review (Lima, May 2014). Topic: “El CIADI: ventajas y críticas. ¿Los TBI como una herramienta para mejorar el sistema?”
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    Practice area

    Arbitration & Litigation
    International Law
    Business Law
    Sports & Entertainment