Practice Areas: Damages, Energy, International Arbitration, Securities & Financial Markets, Valuation & Financial Analysis
Mr. Schoeters is an Economic Consultant with 24 years of experience now working as Senior Vice President for Compass Lexecon at the Argentine branch.
He has provided written and oral expert testimony or expert advice in more than 30 commercial and investment treaty cases. His arbitration experience comprises several industries like electricity, natural gas, oil, airports, roads, fishing, cleaning products and hospitality sectors. These cases have involved contractual disputes, expropriations and commercial damages in Argentina, Bahrein, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uruguay. He also has experience in political risk insurance claims. He is a regular speaker at conferences on damages issues. He has been recognized over several years among the world's top arbitration expert witnesses by Who's Who Legal.
He has also served as key economic advisor to Argentina's Secretariat of Energy on the energy sector reform that took place in the 1990s. He has completed cases for both public and private institutions on several issues including: risk management and regulation firm valuation, privatization processes, rural electrification and tariff analysis. During his professional experience, he has worked closely with the Gas National Regulatory Office (Argentina), the Secretariat of Mining (Argentina), the Electricity National Regulatory Office (Argentina), the 9th. Group on Tariffs at Mercosur, the World Bank, the I.A.D.B., FUNDELEC (Venezuela), ANEEL (Electricity Regulator of Brazil), CONAM (Ecuador), CSPE (Gas Regulator of San Pablo, Brazil), Telecom Argentina, Telefonica Peru, the Office of Planning and Budget of Uruguay and Hidroeléctrica Piedra del Aguila, among others.
He was previously Executive Consultant at Mercados Energéticos. He specialized on Prices and Tariffs and Corporate Support, participating in different projects related to electricity generation, transmission and distribution, tariff setting, oil and gas, regulatory risk analysis and design of strategies to develop rural electrification. He completed more than 50 cases in the electricity sector of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.
He obtained his BA in economics at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) and is now a PhD candidate in economics at the same institution. He is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English.