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Beccar Varela

Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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What the team is known for

Significant energy practice group particularly active in the renewable space, counselling clients on the development of solar and wind projects and use of thermoelectric power plants. Solid team well positioned to assist clients with a plethora of issues connected to energy projects, including advising on tender processes, financing and project development, in addition to negotiating power purchase agreements.

Strengths

An impressed observer states: "Beccar Varela deliver a great work product. They really add value to the table with the quality and the depth of their analysis." They add: "The team is commercially aware, and their in-depth analysis takes into account the commercial impact of our decision-making."

Work highlights

Beccar Varela advised Total EREN in submitting several wind and solar projects in an international bidding process called by the Argentinian government to award power purchase agreements.

Notable practitioners

An interviewee singles José Carlos Cueva out for praise for being "one of the most engaged lawyers in the renewable energy sector," adding: "He is very responsive and flexible, and always meets the targets we set him." Another commentator considers him to be "an expert in power generation, as well as in the transportation and storage of energy."

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Overview

Our Power team serves clients in all stages of the electricity chain, including generation, transmission, distribution and large consumers. We work with national and international clients active in the thermal, hydro, wind, solar, biogas and geothermal sectors, among others.

We have experience in major government privatizations, international bids and concession contract renegotiations, and assist both developers and owners on the drafting and negotiation of EPC agreements, including risk assessment and structuring.

The current emphasis on developing Argentina’s renewable energy sector created an impetus for exponential growth in power investments. Our firm advises on public bid processes and financing mechanisms, with various clients winning tenders. As an active member of the Argentine Renewable Chamber (Cámara Argentina de Energías Renovables or “CADER”), we participated in the drafting of the amendment to the Argentine Renewable Energy regime, Law 27,191.

We advise on regulatory issues at the national and provincial level, as well as for cross-border deals, and assist global clients with market entry strategies, either through acquisitions or the direct establishment of a local subsidiary, including corporate registrations. We have extensive experience in structuring legal solutions for power sector finance, thanks to our strong M&A, banking and finance, private equity and tax teams.

Members

Cueva, José Carlos

Fernandez Brochero, Noelia

Fortunati, Roberto A.

Parodi, Lucila

Pozzi, Bautista

Viña, Gonzalo

Clients

APR Energy S.R.L.

Canadian Solar Inc.

Distrocuyo S.A.

Goldwind International Holdings (HK) Limited

Hive Energy (UK)

Inter-American Development Bank

Líneas de Transmisión del Litoral S.A.

Newsan S.A.

Total EREN

YPF S.A. (electricity)

Industries

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Utilities

Energy & Natural Resources: Power

Beccar Varela

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Location

Edificio República

Tucumán 1, 3rd Floor

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1049AAA

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Argentina

Energy & Natural Resources: Power


José Carlos Cueva
Band 2