José Martínez de Hoz Oil & Gas - Argentina

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Suipacha 1111
Piso 18 C1008AAW
Buenos Aires Argentina

Tel: (54-11) 4114-3000
Fax: (54-11) 4114-3001


José Martínez de Hoz (Jr.) is one of the founding partners of PAGBAM. He directs the energy and arbitration departments of the firm. He is actively involved in the fields of arbitration, oil and gas and electricity, and is a member of several arbitral institutions.

In 2013, José Martínez de Hoz (Jr.) was recognized by the Global Arbitration Review 100 as one of the leading professionals in international commercial and investment arbitration, and the International Law Office awarded him the “Client Choice Award 2013” in matters of Energy and Natural Resources.

José Martínez de Hoz (Jr.) is listed as a leading practitioner in the mentioned fields of law in Argentina by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America, as well as by other international and domestic publications.

In the area of oil and gas, José Martínez de Hoz (Jr.) has participated in the largest projects, transactions, contract negotiations and acquisitions that have taken place in Argentina, representing several of the major international oil and gas companies and financial institutions. He also advises clients and other companies on a regular basis on regulatory and contract matters and acts as legal adviser of the two Chambers of the oil industry in Argentina.

José Martínez de Hoz (Jr.) has a strong practice in both investment and commercial arbitration. He is currently handling various ICSID cases involving Argentina arising from the measures taken since 2002 that abrogated several investment regulatory frameworks. He is also very active in ICC and other types of commercial arbitration.

Oil & Gas Law Practice:

Our leading position in the field of Oil & Gas is recognized by the specialized legal international and domestic publications such as Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America. We have been distinguished by the Legal Media Group in its award publication, “Expert Guides to the World Leading Lawyers” amongst the 25 top energy experts in the world.

We achieved a unique position by our expertise in all segments of the energy business, including exploration, production, transportation, distribution and marketing of hydrocarbons in Argentina.


Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) (PAGBAM) is a full service law firm specialized in advising local and foreign companies and organizations. From our offices located in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Neuquén (Argentina) and New York (USA) we provide coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients doing business in Argentina and Latin America.

Since its foundation, clients seeking innovative solutions to their most complex legal and business issues have turned to us for our strategic thinking and high-level attention.

Our competitive strengths come from our strong commitment to our clients and to ethical principles, a high degree of specialization and experience of our attorneys and the ability to work in integrated teams across different areas.

PAGBAM has developed a significant expertise in numerous fields of law. This expertise is internationally recognized and it is reflected in our annual rankings and awards prepared by specialized publishing companies, which have been top-listing PAGBAM for more than twenty years now. For example, PAGBAM was the first Latin American law firm to be honored with the “Latin America Law Firm of the Year” award by Chambers and Partners.

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