Federico Godoy

Of Counsel

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Federico Godoy

Of Counsel

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Founder of Beretta Godoy. His expertise focuses in strategic planning of investment and in investment arbitration. He leads the Project Finance and Arbitration Departments of the Firm. His practice is centered in cross border transactions, energy and infrastructure projects, mining investment, technology and telecommunications.

In Investment Arbitration, he has represented oil & gas producers, generators and electricity transporters, mining and construction companies, and toll road constructors in disputes with Latin American countries.

Federico Godoy is regularly invited as speaker in numerous seminars on energy and natural resources, investment protection and finance, in Argentina and abroad.

He is:

  • Invited Foreign Professor, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, to teach an annual seminar “Investment Arbitration”
  • Professor of Legal Aspects of the Mining Specialization Career at University of Buenos Aires
  • Ambassador in Argentina of the Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC)
  • Arbitrator of the Foreign Direct Investment Moot College of Arbitrators and Memorandum Judges
  • Officer of the Section on Public and Professional Interest, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Country Reporter for Argentina for Kluwer Arbitration
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Leads the Tax & Legal Committee of the Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • AIPN Regional Executive Committee Member for Argentina



He has been Deputy Director of the Investment Arbitration Course at University of Buenos Aires and has been singled out as leading lawyer for his dispute resolution practice by Chambers Latin America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who´s Who, in Commercial Arbitration and Mining, and as Foreign Expert in China by Chambers Global.

Chambers and Partners, Latin America, says about him: “Federico Godoy is recognised as an active participant in the mining ambit. He regularly advises international mining companies”. He is also described by the market as “well-known transactional lawyer and good litigator.”  



  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, School of Law


  • CPACF (Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires)
  • ADC (Asociación Argentina de Derechos Civiles)
  • International Bar Association
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board
  • CARAT (Argentine Committee for National and Transnational Arbitration)
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Foundation
  • Association of Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN, Argentine Chapter)
  • Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, leads the Tax & Legal Group
  • Argentine-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board

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