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JOSÉ A. MARTÍNEZ DE HOZ

Partner

Buenos Aires

(+54 11) 2150 9775


José combines an almost unique strength: he is recognized by the most prominent publications as a leading lawyer in oil and gas, project finance, and international arbitration and litigation.
LANGUAGES
Spanish, English and French.
 
  • “Highly esteemed José Martínez de Hoz is renowned for his extensive experience in the oil and gas sphere. Routinely represents key international clients on regulatory and contract matters, whilst possessing considerable knowledge of investment and commercial arbitration. He is described as ‘an outstanding lawyer who is dedicated to this sector’.”

    Chambers Latin America 2018
  • “José Martínez de Hoz has long-standing experience advising clients on matters related to the energy market, with a notable focus on power and oil and gas. He is routinely called upon to assist energy companies with commercial negotiations and acquisitions of energy assets. He has additional expertise in arbitrations arising from the sector.”

    Chambers Latin America 2018
  • “José Martínez de Hoz is lauded by sources as ‘an expert in the field,’ and another goes on to highlight his strength sitting as arbitrator in investment arbitration and cases related to regulated industries. He is considered to be a prominent figure in the Argentine dispute resolution sphere and has a significant presence in the energy sector.”

    Chambers Latin America 2018
  • “Star individual José Martínez de Hoz is described by commentators as a ‘market-leading’ oil and gas practitioner. One client enthuses that he is ‘obviously a very experienced heavyweight energy partner, both on projects and with regard to industry knowledge in general.’ While another client praises that ‘he is an expert in a lot of areas, not just oil and gas. It's a pleasure to work with him.’ Martínez de Hoz regularly leads on high-profile transactions and disputes involving oil and gas giants. ”

    Chambers Latin America 2019
  • “José Martínez de Hoz is an experienced energy practitioner, well positioned to advise domestic and international clients on large projects, contract negotiations and sector-related M&A matters, as well as related arbitration. His position in the market is recognised by interviewees, who highlight his noteworthy abilities in handling oil and gas mandates.”

    Chambers Latin America 2019
  • “José Martínez de Hoz is widely regarded as an ‘outstanding’ oil and gas expert. He assists international companies within the energy sector and beyond with M&A, corporate restructuring and financing.”

    Chambers Latin America 2019
  • “José Martínez de Hoz is recognised for his prestige as an arbitrator in oil and gas investment treaty cases. One source describes him as a ‘star’ in this respect, while another confirms that ‘he is very detailed, knowledgeable and experienced in these kinds of cases.”

    Chambers Latin America 2019

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Illinois, United States of America
Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.), cum laude, 1982.

UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE BUENOS AIRES, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Law Degree, cum laude, 1980.

  • Founding partner of MHR | Martinez de Hoz & Rueda (Buenos Aires, 2018-present).
  • Legal Advisor to the Chamber of the Oil Industry and the Chamber of Argentine Oil Companies (Buenos Aires, 1996-present).
  • Founding partner of Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (Buenos Aires, 1991-2017).
  • Representative at the Chamber of the Oil Industry (Buenos Aires, 1986‑1992).
  • Partner at Klein & Mairal (Buenos Aires, 1991).
  • Associate at Klein & Mairal (Buenos Aires, 1981-1991).
  • ACADEMIA

    UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Professor in Postgraduate Course in Oil & Gas Law (1995-present).

    UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE BUENOS AIRES, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Professor in Postgraduate Course in Banking Law (1987).

    REVISTA ARGENTINA DE DERECHO DE LA ENERGÍA, HIDROCARBUROS Y MINERÍA (RADEHM), Editorial Ábaco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Director (2014-present).

    Latest publications and events:

  • Speaker at “Latin Lawyer - GAR Live 2nd Annual Arbitration Summit” organized by Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review (Miami, April 2018). Topic: “Non-signatories and Arbitration: The dilemma of enforcing arbitral awards against non-signatories and implications for contract certainty”.

  • Speaker at “ICC Paraguay Arbitration Day” organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (Asunción, November 2017). Topic: “Características distintivas del arbitraje CCI frente a otros mecanismos de resolución de conflictos”.

  • Speaker at "2nd Annual Congress of Renewable Energies in Argentina” organized by AIREC (Buenos Aires, October 2017). Topic: “Private Projects and Best Practices for PPAs”.

  • Speaker at “XI Congreso Internacional de Arbitraje” organized by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima, April 2017). Topic: “El arbitraje inversionista-Estado: mitos y realidades”.

  • Speaker at “XI Congreso iberoamericano sobre regulación económica, infraestructura y servicios públicos” organized by Asociación Iberoamericana de Estudios de Regulación and Universidad Católica Argentina (Buenos Aires, November 2016). Topic: “La Vaca Muerta sigue viva”.

  • Speaker at “X Jornadas: Los contratos internacionales entre la libertad de las partes y el control de los poderes públicos” organized by ASADIP (Buenos Aires, November 2016). Topic: “Jueces estatales o árbitros para resolver las controversias contractuales internacionales?”.
  • AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Recognized in Arbitration, Energy and Project Finance by Who’s Who.

  • Ranked in Dispute Resolution and Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global.

  • Ranked in Energy and Natural Resources, Dispute Resolution and Corporate/M&A by Chambers Latin America.

  • Recognized in Energy and Natural Resources by Client Choice.


  • PRACTICES

    Oil & Gas
    Energy & Renewables
    Arbitration & Litigation
    M&A