Nicholson y Cano

Alfredo Mauricio Vítolo



(54 11) 4872 1669




In his professional activity, Alfredo has concentrated in the areas of commercial and corporate law, especially in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, contracts and privatizations in the areas of energy (oil, gas and electricity) advising local and international clients, having been deeply involved in the privatization of public enterprises from 1989.

Since 1995, representing different international clients, has negotiated various turnkey plant contracts for power generation, gas pipelines, gas fields, industrial plants, equipment construction contracts and plant maintenance contracts, both in the Argentine Republic and in Latin America, also participating in the negotiation of the financing structures of those projects. It deserves to emphasize his participation as chief legal negotiator, representing the Operator, in the CAMISEA Project (Peru), involving a total investment of more than three billion dollars. He has also participated in ICC arbitrations in matters related to his specialty. More recently he participated in the structuring of the JV between YPF and Chevron for the development of the Loma Campana shale field in the Vaca Muerta formation, the first contract of its type in the country.

Between the years 2002 and 2003 he was consultant of the Ministry of Defense of the Argentine Republic, being the principal legal negotiator of the contracts between the Argentine Republic with Lockheed Martin related to the ÁMaterial area Cordoba, the manufacture of advanced training aircraft “PAMPA”, and the maintenance of the fleet of the Argentine Air Force. Represented the Ministry of Defence in the follow-up Committee on the privatization of the Area Cordoba Material.



Lawyer. University of Buenos Aires, School of Law. Honors Degree (1985).

Master of Laws, Harvard Law School (1989).

Recognitions and Memberships

Member of the Argentine Association of Constitutional Law and the Argentine Association of Comparative Law. Member of their management boards; of the Constitutional Law Institute of the National Academy of Law of Buenos Aires, the Constitutional Politics Institute of the National Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, the Institute of Federalism of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Córdoba. Vice Chaiman of the Constitutional Law Committee of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association.

Advisor of the Council for the Consolidation of Democracy- Presidency of the Nation (1987-1989),

Advisor of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Argentina (2002-2003)

Selected by Apertura magazine among the 100 top “City Lawyers” in years 2005 and 2006.

Recognized by Chambers & Partners Leading Individual in the Republic of Argentina in Energy & Natural Resources for 2006 and 2007.

Academic Experience

Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Resources at the University of Buenos Aires, being member of the Management Councils of the Argentine Associations of Constitutional and Comparative Law. Current advisor of the Secretariat of Human Resources of the Ministry of Justice of the Argentine Nation.

Taught graduate courses on Common Markets and Integration Law at Universidad de Belgrano and on Constitutional Law and Human Resources at several national universities. Speaker in conferences in Argentina, Latin America and the Unites States on issues he is specialized in.


“The Principle of Universal Jurisdiction and the Duty to Judge or Extradite Individuals Accused of Committing Serious Crimes against Human Rights (the “aut dedere, aut judicare” Principle)” Chapter of the book “Treaty of Constitutional Rights”, 2014.

“Applicable Religious Rules according to the Law of the State”, Argentine report XIX Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Vienna, 2014.

“Boudou’s Deprivation of Rights Would Protect Institutions” – on June 28, 2014

“We asked for institutions with this purpose” – on February l 6, 2015.

“The constitutional value of limiting provincial jurisdictionn in the new hydrocarbons law”, Revista Argentina de Derecho de la Energía, Hidrocarburos y Minería, May 2015.

“The law of democratization of political representation, transparency and electoral equality”, collective publication “Commented Constitution of the Argentine Nation”, Hammurabi, to be published.

“The National Constitution, the Beginning of Life, and the Civil and Commercial Code of the Nation”, collective publication, “Incidences of the Civil and Commercial Code – Public Law”, Director Alberto Bueres, Coordinator, Pablo Manili, Hammurabi, 2015.