María Beatriz Burghetto
Phone: 33 (0)1 44 05 80 27
Areas of Concentration International arbitration
Selected Matters Counsel to a French-based multinational in an ICC arbitration over an energy-
Arbitration related international supply agreement.
Counsel to a French-based multinational in an ICC arbitration over the purchase
of an industrial business.
Counsel to a Brazilian mining company in an ICC arbitration over an international
sale of mineral products.
Counsel to an Argentinean pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration over the
registration of a drug and breach of a supply agreement.
Counsel to French company in an arbitration conducted by the Barcelona
Arbitration Tribunal over the breach of a set of contracts related to an
international sale of goods and lease-management of going-concern.
Counsel to a multinational EPC contractor in an ICC arbitration over the
construction of a power plant in Argentina.
Pre-arbitration advice to a French-based power company on a controversy with a
contractor over the supply of a turbine for a power plant in Mexico (settlement).
Legal opinions on several issues of international arbitration.
Management of over 100 arbitral proceedings at the ICC Court Secretariat
(handling the procedure until the constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal; assistance
to parties and arbitrators at every stage of the arbitration and presentation of
matters to be decided by the Court, including the scrutiny of draft awards).
Litigation Counsel (as part of a team) to a Latin American state-owned company in a cross-
border securities fraud litigation.
Representation of a Latin American State in a large number of lawsuits by former
employees of privatized public utilities.
Maria Beatriz Burghetto
Corporate Advice to different types of companies in contractual and company law matters
(e.g.: international construction agreements, services, technology, data transmission
and Internet website agreements, international distribution and acquisition
agreements, mortgaged loans, guarantees, trusts, urbanization operations).
Professional Experience Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (Paris, 2005-present)
Assistant Counsel, International Court of Arbitration, ICC (Paris, 2002-2004)
Associate, Estudio Beccar Varela (Buenos Aires) and Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
(Buenos Aires) (1999-2002)
Foreign lawyer, Herbert Smith (London, 1997-1998)
Associate, Cassini & Rosati and Consorcio Beccar Varela, Bunge, Fiorito & Lynch
(Buenos Aires, 1994-1995 and 1997)
Research employee (assistant to an appeal judge): Court of Appeal in Commercial
Matters (Branch D) (Buenos Aires, 1992-1994)
Publications and Lectures “El sistema de arbitraje CCI” (“ICC arbitration system”) (article to be published in
an annotated version of the Argentine Code of Commerce)
“ICC” (Global Arbitration Review, 2006-2008–co-authored with José Rosell)
“Current status of arbitration legislation in Argentina” (Journal of International
Arbitration, vol. 21, no. 6, December 2004)
“Notes on arbitration in Argentina” (article published in The Law and Business
Review of the Americas, vol.9, no. 3, 2003)
Guest lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Alcalá (Spain) (2005-
Member of a panel at a conference on “Trade, Investment and Finance law in
Mercosul” (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, 1999)
Other Activities Member of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group
Member of the French-Argentinean lawyers’ forum
Arbitrator in Pre-moot practice at the ICC (2008-2009)
Born December 23, 1967, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Education University of London, LL.M., 1996
University of Buenos Aires, LL.B., 1992
Maria Beatriz Burghetto
Bar Admissions Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1994
Paris, France, 2005
Languages English, French and Spanish (mother tongue)