His practice focuses on domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration. He has been involved in claims related to different industries including construction, mining and natural gas, under ICC, UNCITRAL and Uruguayan Securities Exchange Conciliation & Arbitration Center rules. He also collaborates on bankruptcy litigation and frequently advises on matters of applicable law and competent jurisdiction.
He was part of the team representing the chief contractor for Uruguay’s largest combined cycle power plant in parallel judicial and arbitral proceedings against the project owner and against a subcontractor dealing with claims for additional costs and time extensions due to force majeure and unforeseeability; and a foreign contractor in an arbitration against the owner of a biomass plant in connection with increased costs and project frustration.
More recently, he participated in an investment arbitration under UNCITRAL rules initiated by the owners of a mining project, one of the largest investments planned in Uruguay.
Mauricio is an instructor of Private International Law at Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay). In 2016 he engaged in an exchange program with the University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom), where he took courses in Private International Law and International Financial Law. He participated in various international commercial arbitration competitions, including the 8th International Arbitration Competition held in Santiago (Chile) in 2015; the 23rd and 25th editions of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna, Austria, in 2016 and 2018; and in Pre-Moots related to the latter, held in Stockholm (Sweden) and Heidelberg (Germany).