Nicholson y Cano


Eugenio has more than 25 years of experience in sovereign and corporate finance, project finance, public-private partnership projects, capital markets, banking law, derivatives, and complex corporate and financial matters.

He is currently a consultant of counsel for Estudio Nicholson y Cano Abogados, one of the five largest law firms in Argentina, and a consultant for the INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IDB) on financial legal matters, capital markets, project financing and public-private partnerships.

He was legal advisor to the Finance Secretariat of the Ministry of Finance of the Argentine Republic (2015-2016). Later he was Undersecretary for Financial Regulatory Affairs of the same ministry (2016) and Undersecretary for Legal and Regulatory Affairs of the Ministry of Finance (2017-2018). In his role, he participated in the restructuring of sovereign debt and was in charge of (i) drafting the Productive Financing Law (Law No. 27,440); (ii) legal, regulatory, and contractual aspects of PPP projects; and (iii) international loans received by Argentina from multilateral entities and bilateral credit agencies; and (iv) issues of public securities in international markets

Prior to your work in public office, you worked at Nicholson y Cano as an associate and then a partner, and at the Garrido law firm and for several years at the United States law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius in the Miami and New York offices.


University of Pennsylvania Law School* – Philadelphia, United States

Master of Laws, 1997

Buenos Aires’ University

Lawyer, 1993


2018 – 2021

Nicholson & Cano Lawyers

Senior consultant (of counsel)

2015 – 2018

Ministry of Treasury and Finance

Argentinian republic

2012 – 2015

Garrido Law Firm


2003 – 2012

Nicholson & Cano Lawyers


2000 – 2003

Morgan Lewis (Miami-New York)

Foreign Associate

1997 – 2000

Nicholson & Cano Lawyers


Recognitions and memberships

Award: International Deal of the Year, The American Lawyer (2017)

Award: Best Capital Markets Lawyers in Latin America, Latin America Award (2007)

Award: Best Paper, Inter-American Bar Association Annual Conference (2003)

Award: Best Paper, Inter-American Bar Association Annual Conference (2002)

Member of the International Bar Association

Outstanding Academic and Professional Performance in THE MINISTRY OF TREASURY AND FINANCE OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC

In his roles at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Finance he had the following roles:

  1. A) Restructuring of Sovereign Default Debt (2016)

Member of the negotiating team and in charge of legal and contractual aspects

  1. B) National and International Capital Market Operations (2016-2018)
  • Sovereign bond issue for USD 16.5 billion (April 2016)
  • Rule 144A Sovereign Bond Exchange for Fully SEC Registered Bonds – May 2018
  • Issuance of sovereign bonds in pesos in the local market – May 2018
  • Repos (Repurchase Agreements) – Various operations – January – April 2018
  • Rule 144A sovereign bond issuance in the United States markets – January 2018
  • Issuance of sovereign bonds in Swiss francs in the European market – March 2017
  • Rule 144A sovereign bond issuance in the United States markets – January 2017
  • Issuance of sovereign bonds in Euros in the European market – September 2016
  1. C) International bank financing (2016-2018)
  • Loan from the EIB Bank to the Ministry of Production for a financing line for SMEs – April 2018
  • Loan from Eximbank China to the Argentine Republic – June 2017
  • Loan from JBIC Japan to the Argentine Republic – April 2017
  • Several loan operations from multilateral organizations – 2016-2018
  1. D) Financial Regulations (2016 – 2018)
  • Author of the Productive Financing Law (approved by the National Congress in May 2018).
  1. E) Public Private Partnership Projects (PPP) (2016-2018)
  • Author of the Argentine regulatory framework: co-drafter of the PPP Law and drafter of the PPP Regulatory Decree; drafter of the PPP and TPIs Trust Law, of the Regulatory Decree of the PPP and TPIs Trust Law, of the Guides and reporting models



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Actual position

  • Consultor
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