Julio C. Durand

Studies

He was born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 3rd, 1971.


He completed primary and secondary studies at the Champagnat school (Buenos Aires) in 1988.

He graduated as a Lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires in 1996.

In 2002, he attended the Update Course on Public Law at the University of San Pablo CEU (Madrid).

Background

He worked at the Judicial Power of the Nation (Administrative Jurisdiction) between 1989 and 1991, and at the López Olaciregui law firm between 1994 and 1996.

In 1996, he joined EDESUR (Electric power supplying company), at its Legal Department. His professional activity was basically focused on the analysis and advice-rendering on regulations governing the electric power utility field.

In 1998, he joined the Cárdenas, Cassagne & Associates law firm, where he undertook the advisory assistance to companies in Administrative Law matters and, in 2005, he took up his present position as Partner at the Cassagne Abogados law firm.

In his professional activity, he works on rendering analysis and advisory assistance in Administrative Law matters to companies from different industries, ranging from manufacturing industries and financial institutions to public utilities licensees, on all matters related to the regulation by the State of their respective line of business.  He has an extensive background experience in representing clients at court and, specifically, at national and international arbitrages in matters related to his specialty field.

He has had an intense academic and teaching activity, namely: Auxiliary Professor of Elements of Civil Law (1999-2000) and of Elements of Administrative Law (2002-2004) at the University of Buenos Aires; Assistant Teacher (2002-2004) and later on Assistant Professor of Administrative Law at the Pontifical Argentine Catholic University (2005); Professor of the Post-graduate Course of Economic Regulation of the Argentine Pontifical Catholic University (2001); Guest Lecturer on “Public Utilities and Economic Regulation” in the Master studies in Administrative Law at the Austral University (2002); Guest Lecturer on “Liability of the State” in the specialty studies in Regulatory Law on Public Utilities of the Austral University /2001-2010); Professor of the Post-graduate Summer Course (2002) on Liability of the State, at the Argentine Pontifical Catholic University; Associate Professor of the School of State Attorney Corps of the Office of the Attorney for the National Treasury, for the seminar on “Liability of the State and Public Utility Companies” (2004) and “Administrative Contracts and Emergency” (2006).  He is a Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Belgrano (since 2006); Professor of “Public Service and Police Power” of the post-graduate studies in Administrative Law at the same university (since 2008) and Professor of “Administrative Act and Regulations” at the specialty studies in Administrative Law and Public Administration of the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires (since 2012).

He has delivered many lectures on matters related to Administrative Law, including the Conference on Administrative Procedure and Process, at the Argentine Pontifical Catholic University (2003); at the First National Congress on Regulation of Public Utilities, Mendoza, April 2004 (where he presented a paper on the “Scope of Section 2nd of Law 25790”); at the Conference on “Amparo” Proceedings [remedy for safeguarding constitutional rights], Provisional Remedies, and Other Urgent Proceedings in Administrative Justice”, held at the Argentine Pontifical Catholic University in November 2004 (lecture on “Provisional Remedies and Public Utilities”); at the Interdisciplinary Conference on “Diagnosis and Outlook of the Argentine Energy Sector”, organized by the Austral University in November 2004 (lecture on “Reform Alternatives regarding the Regulatory Framework of the Electric Sector”), at the Congress “ENARSA and the New Regulatory Framework for Public Utilities” in December 2004 (lecture on “Regulation and Sustainability of Public Utilities”); at the Seminar on Administrative Law on “Liability of the State”, Quilmes, September 2005; at the International Seminar of Public Utilities and Economic Regulation of the Austral University, 2005 (Workshop on “Electric Energy”); at the “Conference on Administrative Law on Jurisdictional Matters”, San Carlos de Bariloche, September 2005 (lecture on “The Legal Framework Governing National Parks”; at the First Ibero-American Congress on Economic Regulation, Santiago de Chile, 2005 (paper on “Jurisdictional Procedural Rules before Regulatory Bodies”), and at the First Conference on Regulatory Studies, San Miguel de Tucumán, 2005 (lecture on “Expansions of the Electric Energy Transportation System through Open Call as an Example of Public-Private Association”). In September 2009, he lectured at the IV International Conference on Public Utilities, Mendoza, September 2009 (lecture on “The Normalized Rates of Electric Power and Natural Gas”); in October 2009, he lectured at the III Annual Forum “Corporate Law for Corporate Lawyers”, Buenos Aires, 20 October 2009 (lecture on “The State as Shareholder: Share of ANSES on the Stock Capital of Open companies”). In April 2010, he lectured on “Generic Precautionary Measures against the State” at the Latin-American Conference on Administrative Law organized by the Bar Association of the Federal Capital City (CPACF); he lectured at the III Latin-American Conference on Administrative Law, Buenos Aires, 13 April 2012 (lecture on “Stability of the Administrative Act”); at the IV Latin-American Conference on Administrative Law, Buenos Aires, 10 April 2013 (lecture on “Supply Contracts with the Wholesale Electric Market (W.E.M.)”); and at the Conference on Administrative Law on “Present Situation and Future Projections on Administrative Law Issues” organized by the School of Law of the Argentine Pontifical Catholic University, Buenos Aires, October 2013 (lecture on “Financing of Infrastructures by Multilateral Entities in Argentina”).  He lectured at the joint meeting of the Government of Business Organizations Division, Legal Division, and Internal Audit Division of Institute for Business Development in Argentina (IDEA) on the “New Law on Capital Markets, Regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (CNV), and Legal Voids arising from the Abolition of the Former Legislation” (IDEA, October 2013), and at the V Latin-American Conference on Administrative Law, Buenos Aires, 10 April 2014 (lecture on “Liability of the Directors of Corporations Appointed by the ANSES”).

Since 2001, he has served as Editorial Secretary of the Magazine of Administrative Law of the Lexis Nexis publishing house, in which he often publishes articles he authors. He served as Associate Justice of Original Jurisdiction in Administrative Matters of the Federal Capital City, and he is a member of the Institute of Administrative Law of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires, since 2004.

He is a member of the Bar Association of the Federal Capital City (CPACF) since 1997, and of the Association of Lawyers of the City of Buenos Aires since 1999.

He has been recognized as Leading individual (Band 3) in “Energy and Natural Resources” in Chambers Latin America since 2010, and in “Energy and Natural Resources: Electricity” in The Legal 500 (2014).

Languages

Spanish and English. Knowledge of French.

Publications