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Jimena Vega Olmos

Jimena Vega Olmos

Martínez de Hoz & Rueda

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About the Author

Mrs Vega Olmos is a founding partner of Martínez de Hoz & Rueda. She specialises in corporate finance, project finance, renewable energy, infrastructure and international arbitration.

In the area of finance she has participated in numerous financing transactions, by local and foreign banks and multilateral institutions including IFC, IIC, China EXIMBANK, China Development Bank, FMO, AFD and PROPARCO. She has worked and continues working in the financing (non-recourse project finance) of several wind and solar farms, which were awarded PPAs in the context of the RenovAR programme (representing, as applicable, the borrower/sponsor or the lenders).

In the area of renewable energy and infrastructure, she regularly advises different companies, from the regulated and non-regulated sectors, in various matters including analysis of applicable regulatory frameworks, participation in public bids, negotiation of public contracts, etc. Since 2015, she has been very active in the renewable energy sector advising project developers, project companies and lenders financing awarded projects. She also regularly advises renewable energy companies and suppliers, in legal matters concerning their day to day operations, purchase of energy projects, etc.

In the area of international arbitration, her practice has focused on investment law arbitrations with Latin American countries under UNCITRAL rules and the ICSID Convention, in cases dealing with the electricity and hydrocarbon sectors and sovereign debt proceedings with multiple parties. She has also participated in ICC arbitrations related to the hydrocarbons sector.

She graduated as a lawyer from the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires in 2002. She has postgraduate studies in Economic Administrative Law from the Argentine Catholic University (2006–2007). In 2017, she obtained the Certificate on Infrastructure in the Market Economy, Executive Education, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.