Marcelo Schoeters is a Senior Vice President in the Buenos Aires office of Compass Lexecon. He specializes in economic and regulatory analysis; valuation of businesses and other assets; and the assessment of damages in the context of international and commercial arbitration cases.
Mr. Schoeters has provided written and oral expert testimony or expert advice in more than 45 cases. His experience involves treaty disputes between private investors and governments on topics related to damage valuation and regulatory standards. He also has substantial experience in commercial arbitrations, shareholder disputes and political risk insurance claims. His experience involves cases in several industries (electricity, oil and gas, hospitality, airports, roads, commercial fishing, steel, cleaning products and real state), in Argentina, Bahrein, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Venezuela under ICSID, ICC, PCA and UNCITRAL rules.
He is a regular speaker at conferences on damages issues. He has been recognized over eight years among the world’s top arbitration expert witnesses by Who’s Who Legal.
Mr. Schoeters 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 was Executive Consultant at Mercados Energeticos, specialized on Prices and Tariffs and Corporate Support. He participated in different cases for both public and private institutions on several issues including risk management and regulation, tariff setting, firm valuation, privatization processes 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.
Mr. Schoeters 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. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.