Master of Laws, University of Texas at Austin. Fulbright scholar. General Legal Counsel of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Vienna, Austria. Previously, Partner at Sempertegui Ontaneda Abogados, DC office. International lawyer and consultant with 20 years of professional and academic experience in energy and extractive industries sector. Consultancy services provided to governments, private clients, international organizations, academia and NGOs, both in transactional and litigation matters. Extensive experience in capacity building projects. Fluent in English, Spanish, French, advanced in German. Regional experience: Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Blog: www.ieeblog.com