FERRERE

Senior Counsel

Cristina Vázquez

Cristina Vázquez leads the Administrative and Regulatory Law team. She has extensive public sector experience.

Cristina Vázquez is in charge of the Administrative and Regulatory team. She has specialized in different aspects of it, for instance, telecommunications regulation, use of water and power supply (electricity, hydrocarbons, gas networks, renewable energies, energetic efficiency).

Additionally, she currently works in several departments such as public works and public-private partnerships; as well as in reform of the state and in regime of public functions and hirings. She has unquestionable professional experience in competence and consumer protection, as well as in evaluation and accreditation in higher education. Moreover, her professional practice includes procedures development, regulatory projects redaction, hiring documents and organizational structures.

In Uruguay, during three decades, Vázquez worked in leading positions in the public service. She was an advisor in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works; in the National Institute of Agricultural Research: in the National Program of Red Tape Reduction; in the Program of Social Investment; and in the Presidency of the Republic. Later she worked as the director of the Electrical Power Regulating Unit and director of the Water and Power Supply Regulating Unit. She was the president of said entity for five years before joining FERRERE.

In 2016, in an event marking the first time a woman has reached the highest academic level in an area of Public Law, Uruguay’s Universidad de la República appointed Cristina as Chaired Professor (Level 5) of Administrative Law. She also teaches Public Law in the University of the Republic (Uruguay) and she has been a professor for 25 years; she teaches Administrative Procedure (Master’s degree level) in the University of Montevideo, and Administrative Law in the Master's degree course on Politics and Public Management of the National Office of Public Service.

She has written books and articles about topics of her specialty, and she is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Law and Courts Magazine.

  • Attorney, University of the Republic (Uruguay), 1982.
  • Master’s degree in Scienza della Legislazione e Governance Politica, (Science of Legislation and Political Management), University of Pisa, (Italy).
  • Postgraduate degree in Utility Regulation and Strategy, University of Florida (USA).
  • Postgraduate degree in Management of Renewable Energies and Petrol Sector, CEDDET (Spain).
  • Postgraduate degree in Competence Protection, Commission for Protection of Competition (Spain).

Active player in the Uruguayan energy and natural resources market, noting how "she's involved in many cases."

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Energy & Natural Resources

"A specialist in administrative law." She has experience advising on PPPs and other energy infrastructure mandates, representing clients from the renewable and oil and gas sectors.

Chambers Latin America / 2018

"Extremely helpful".

Chambers Latin America / 2018

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