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Abeledo Gottheil Abogados has a strong experience in legal advise to major infrastructure foreign and domestic companies and has provided legal advise to several key participants on many important infrastructure projects such as the following:
   
• Legal assistance for Fluor Daniel for the building of a gas pipeline to Chile on the Northwest Basin, with the review of various contracts and related aspects.         

• Legal advisors of Fluor Daniel Argentina – Minera Alumbrera: judicial proceedings in connection with the conflict for the Project Bajo de la Alumbrera with Minera Alumbrera Ltd..

• Legal Advisors to Fluor Daniel South America in connection with and EPCM Contract for a LHC-2 Plant in Bahía Blanca, Argentina with Petroquímica Bahía Blanca.

• Counsel to Dycasa - Jan de Nul - Bouygues Joint Venture for the international bid to build, maintain and exploit the interstate highway and bridge over Paraná River (connection Rosario-Victoria).

• Legal assistance for the overall analysis and review of a co-generation project, including regulatory, environmental aspects, licensing, etc., and EPC turn key contract for the building of a gas fired, combined cycle power plant.

• Legal advisors to Black & Veatch International in relation to the EPCM contract for a 700 MW Power Plant in Neuquén, Argentina with Capex S.A..        

• Legal advice to the leader -Belgian dredging company Jan de Nul N.V.- of Consorcio Hidrovías, awardee of the Public Work Concession of toll for the modernization, expansion, operation and maintenance of the system of signals and works for the redredging and maintenance of the trunk waterway of Río Paraná, referred to the Consortium's structures and evaluation of commitments and responsibilities of the concession holding company and key aspects to be considered for the concession contract. The legal advice comprised assistance to the Consortium during all the negotiation stages with the Enforcement Authority, determination of all applicable legal frameworks and of the feasible structures for the handling of the concession, proper distribution of risks and work financing (1994-1997). At present, consultations on regulatory matters.

• Counsel to Fluor Daniel Argentina in connection with Minera Alumbrera Ltd. EPC contract and Cerro Vanguardia EPCM contract, two major mining projects under development in Argentina. The advice given by our firm comprehended all kind of legal subjects involved in these one billion and 150 million dollar projects.      

• Counsel to Groupe Lyonnaise des Eaux - Dumez on the international project for the building and operation of the road network Sao Paolo - Porto Alegre - Montevideo - Buenos Aires and an international bridge over the Río de la Plata river, pursuant to a project of a call for bidding for the consultants to be appointed by the three countries involved in order to define the feasibility and bidding conditions of such project.

• Counsel to Ansaldo SPA and Ansaldo Argentina S.A. for the supply of 10 turbines and generators for the Yacyretá project, an hydroelectrical power plant on the Paraná River, pursuant to the corresponding international bidding.     

• Counsel to Ansaldo Argentina S.A. on the negotiation with the Government on the procedures to be adopted in the bidding conditions of the Costanera Generator Plant, for the transfer of the agreements for the revamping of the same.            

• Counsel to Iberdrola I S.A., with respect to the bid for the privatization of Central Térmica Alto Valle in the Province of Neuquén, including the submission of the offer.          

• Legal assistance for William Brothers Engineering Co. for the YPF bids for consulting and engineering for the international oil pipeline Puesto Hernández – Concepción (Argentina / Chile), and three oil pipelines within Argentina and, once awarded, the negotiation of the agreements.        

• Counsel to Williams Brothers Engineering Co. in the bid for Consultancy and Technical Assistance Services for Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales S.A. on the association by it with oil companies (Competitive Bidding 14-9092), within areas of Yacimiento del Norte. Our Law Firm participated in the coordination of the preparation of the offer, its submission and in the follow-up of the subsequent processes with respect to YPF.

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