Practice Areas: Antitrust & Competition, Damages, Energy, International Arbitration, Public Policy, Regulatory Investigations, Valuation & Financial Analysis
Marcelo Schoeters serves as a Vice President for Compass Lexecon in the Buenos Aires, Argentina office. He has more than 18 years of experience as an economic consultant.
He started his career in 1992 as a Consultant of Expectativa Consultores Economicos (Argentina). He specialized in economic regulation of infrastructure sectors (energy, telecommunications and water), privatization of public companies, tariffs setting and methodologies, industrial organization, economic and financial analysis and development of incentive policies for both regulated and competitive activities.
He has advised both public and private institutions on several issues including: firm valuation, tariff analysis, privatization processes, rural electrification, risk management and regulation. During his professional experience, he has worked closely with the Argentine Secretariat of Energy, the Argentine Secretariat of Mining, the Electricity National Regulatory, the Gas National Regulatory Office, the 9th. Group on Tariffs at Mercosur, the World Bank, the I.A.D.B., the Coastal Corporation (El Salvador), the Association of Electrical Lenders of the Province of Buenos Aires, FUNDELEC (Venezuela), Electricidad de Caracas, Electrocosta and Electricaribe (Unión Fenosa - Colombia), ANEEL (Energy Regulator of Brazil), CONAM (Ecuador), CSPE (Gas Regulator of San Pablo, Brazil), the Federation of Telephone Cooperatives (Argentina), Telecom Argentina, Telefonica Peru, the Office of Planning and Budget of Uruguay and Hidroeléctrica Piedra del Aguila, among others.
In 1998 joined LECG as a Consultant and then as an Affiliate. He has been involved in different projects related to infrastructure sectors like water, energy and specially telecommunications.
Between 2001 and 2006 he worked at Mercados Energéticos as Executive Consultant. Mercados Energeticos is a Consultant Company specialized on energy sector regulation (electricity, gas and oil) and has branches in Madrid, London, Moscow, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. He specialized on Prices and Tariffs and Corporate Support, participating in different projects related to tariff setting, oil and gas, electricity distribution and transmission, regulatory risk analysis and design of strategies to develop rural electrification.
He has conducted numerous works and studies related to the analysis of regulated utilities and infrastructure projects and business valuation in several countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.
In May 2006 he joined LECG again as a Senior Managing Economist. Nowadays he is mainly dedicated to the International Arbitration Practice of Compass Lexecon, leading projects and providing testimony in diverse sectors (oil and gas, liquefied natural gas, electricity, energy, road and airport concessions and hospitality) and locations (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and the United States).
He has published several articles and given conferences on subjects of his specialty. He obtained his B.A. in Economics at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the same institution.
Mr. Schoeters has been selected by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) as one of 58 expert witnesses to be recognized in The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration 2011. He is the only damage expert listed for Latin America region.