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Florencia Villaggi

Florencia Villaggi

Of Counsel

Florencia is an associate specialising in international arbitration.

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Experience

Florencia has represented clients in several complex international arbitrations under the rules of the all of the major arbitral institutions. Her experience encompasses both commercial and investment arbitration, and she has a particular focus on the energy sector. Florencia is fluent in Spanish (her mother tongue) and English.

Florencia graduated as a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires Law School in 2007 and has postgraduate studies in Oil & Gas Law and International Arbitration from the University of Buenos Aires and Cornell Law School. She graduated with honours in a Master in International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London (LLM) in 2012, where she was a Chevening scholar (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office). 

Florencia is recommended in the Legal 500 Latin America (2015).

Florencia's experience includes advising: 

  • The Kingdom of Spain in various Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations under the UNCITRAL and SCC rules
  • The Republic of Costa Rica in a CAFTA-DR claim commenced under the UNCITRAL rules related to a real state project
  • a major international telecoms company with interests in India on potential BIT proceedings against India
  • an Eastern European telecoms authority in an ICC arbitration regarding development of an air traffic control system
  • a major Chilean mining company in a significant and highly confidential dispute in relation to an EPCM contract against a major global engineering construction company based in the United States

 

Background

Before relocating to London, Florencia worked for several years as an associate in the Argentine law firms Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benitez, Arntsen & Martinez de Hoz (h) and Díaz Bobillo, Richard & Sigwald.