LUIS A. ERIZE is a Partner with Abeledo Gottheil Abogados, in Buenos Aires. Mr. Erize has participated as legal counsel in numerous international arbitrations, under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules; has served as Legal Counsel on international claims under ICSID’s Arbitration by virtue of Bilateral Investment Treaties in relation with disputes regarding production and transport of natural gas, generation of thermoelectric and hydroelectric energy, as well as in investments made in infrastructure (concessions of public systems of water supply; and as coo arbitrator, selected by the ICC International Court because of his expertise in the energy and in arbitration fields in a multiparty international arbitration regarding a large gas transmission pipeline in a Latin-American country. He has experience in advising oil and gas companies, with continuing assistance in both upstream and downstream, including several acquisitions and negotiations regarding joint operating agreements, drafting of contracts, etc. Mr. Erize was Council Officer of the SEERIL (2003-2004 and 2013-2014); Vice Chair of the Oil & Gas Committee of the SEERIL (2006-2008), and Chair (2009-2011); and Member of the Task Force for the issuance of the Report Trade and Investment Rules for Energy del World Energy Council, 2009. Luis Erize is on the list of energy specialized arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolutions. He speaks Spanish, English, French, and Italian. He is the author of articles on international investment arbitration, oil, gas & power, environmental, insurance, banking law and corporate structures; author of: “Argentina’s Exploration Plan - The Return of Exploration Permits and Exploitation Concessions,” Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 1992; and a lecturer on Argentina Oil & Gas exploration Plan Seminars on the legal aspects of the exploration permits and exploitation concessions, past and present, in conferences held by the Secretariat of Energy, Argentine Republic,on May, 1992 in Houston, Texas and London. He is a co-author of “Proposed Supplement to the regulatory framework of the Argentine Electric Energy Industry,” presented at the first Gas and Electricity Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the Argentine Oil & Gas Institute, the American Gas Association and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, in Bariloche, Argentina, April, 1997. He is also an author of several presentations on Natural gas in Argentina and in the Southern Cone (IBA 2002 Durban), 2004, San Francisco; Rome, 2006; and Madrid, 2009. He was a lecturer at the Forum Seminar “The Protection of the Foreign Investor”, conference “The consequences and doctrine resulting from the annulment of the ICSID award in “Compañía de Aguas del Aconquija / Vivendi vs. República Argentina” (Buenos Aires, August, 2002). He is the author of “The Protection of the Foreign Investments in the Argentine Republic”, published in La Ley, September 4, 2002; “The protection of investments in energy and international arbitration”, August 2003, presentation made for the Master degree program on the Electric Energy Market, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires -I.T.B.A; “La protección de inversiones y el arbitraje internacional” (the protection of investments and the international arbitration), published in Revista Internacional de Arbitraje No. 11, June-December 2009, Bogotá, Colombia; the chapter on Eminent Domain and Regulatory Changes, of the book Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources, edited by Aileen McHarg, Barry Barton, Adrian Bradbrook and Lee Godden, published by Oxford University Press, 2010; and “Energía eléctrica en la Argentina: diagnóstico de distorsión regulatoria con déficit de inversiones y una propuesta de crecimiento sostenible” (Electric Energy in Argentina: a diagnosis of regulatory distortion, investment deficit and a sustainable development proposal), published in RADEHM , November –December 2015 - January 2016.