Gonzalo Rodriguez-Matos

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Matos

Senior Counsel
New York

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 212 918 3571

Fax +1 212 918 3100

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"[He] is praised for his flexible approach in the corporate sphere alongside his expertise in the banking area; is strong in advising clients in cross-border corporate transactions."

Chambers Latin America 2016

A civil and common law-trained, trilingual lawyer, Gonzalo Rodriguez-Matos keeps clients top-of-mind when handling their toughest legal challenges. He provides strategic advice tailored to his clients' individual needs to help them, from risk mitigation and prevention through to dispute resolution and enforcement.

For more than 30 years, clients have relied on Gonzalo for advice on complex project financing transactions, infrastructure contracts, corporate finance, and debt issuances. Clients in many industries and sovereign states also come to him for in-depth commercial and investor-state international arbitrations as he is experienced in handling cases before various arbitral institutions. 

Having represented state-owned and foreign investors in Latin America and the United States, he understands their unique needs, particularly related to the energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors. Gonzalo provides practical guidance to help clients navigate the complexities of their disputes so they can get back to business.

Awards and recognitions

2021

Global Leader, Recommended, Insurance & Reinsurance
Who's Who Legal

Education and admissions

Education

Masters, New York University School of Law, 1990

Diplôme Superieur de l'Université in Civil Law, Université de Droit, Economie st Sciences Sociales de Paris, 1989

J.D., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, summa cum laude, 1988

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Venezuela

Representative experience

Represented a South American national oil company in an ICC arbitration on the termination of a water treatment and injection contract with a UK contractor.

Represented a South American sovereign state in three ICSID arbitrations brought by investors under investment protection treaties, in petrochemical and food industries.

Represented a client in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Costa Rica related to the client's investment in a local food processing company.

Represented a client in an ICSID arbitration against the Dominican Republic related to the client investment in a waste-to-energy plant.

Represented Proinversion (Peru's PPP agency) in the preparation of the new standard PPP contract and guidance.

Represented a national oil company in negotiation of EPC contracts for construction and revamping of three refineries in Venezuela with Korean and Chinese contractors.

Represented a national oil company in complex financial transactions, including several Rule 144A/Reg. S international bond offerings.

Represented an Ecuadorean state-owned company in the negotiation of the EPC contract for the Coca Codo Sinclair Hydroelectric plant in Ecuador.

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