HOUSTON, Oct. 18 LAWFUEL – Legal News Network — Bracewel…

HOUSTON, Oct. 18 LAWFUEL – Legal News Network — Bracewell & Giuliani international attorneys Jose Luis Vittor and Ileana Blanco will speak at the Third Annual
Energy Integration Congress at the Panamericano Hotel & Resort in Buenos
Aires, Argentina. Vittor and Blanco will speak on international disputes on contracts for the supply of gas on Monday, Oct. 23, and Vittor will also chair a panel discussion regarding the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Latin America on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Blanco and Vittor’s joint presentation will cover characteristics of
natural gas in commercialization contracts and regional supply agreements
in the context of the current South American realities. Additionally, they will discuss the legitimacy of unilateral actions on relations between countries, regional forums and international arbitration, as well as protection mechanisms for parties involved.

Vittor’s LNG panel discussion will feature top-level executives from
GNL Chile, Shell Southern Cone Gas & Power and Cambridge Energy Research
Associates. These industry experts will focus on the global context of the LNG industry, as well as the construction of regasification plants in Latin America and expectations for them. In addition, the panel will discuss the impact that the use of LNG will have on energy integration within the continent.

The Energy Integration Conference attracts more than 200 senior-level
energy executives, bankers and governmental officials from 12 countries
around the world to discuss and debate the critical issues facing Latin
America’s energy sector. This year’s conference will focus on the growing
concern of geopolitics in energy integration in Latin America. Bracewell & Giuliani is a platinum sponsor.

With more than 20 years of experience at Bracewell, Blanco’s practice
concentrates on commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual
property, lender liability, securities fraud and multi-party disputes. She has extensive involvement with Latin America clients and issues, including arbitration on behalf of clients of the firm.

Based in Bracewell & Giuliani’s Houston office, Vittor is an
international attorney with more than 15 years of experience. His practice
areas include international dispute resolution, energy, finance, Latin
American business and real estate. Vittor advises private businesses,
governments and multilateral agencies with emphasis in Argentina and Latin America.

Energy Integration Congress Quick Facts

Date: Monday, Oct. 23 – Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006
Location: Panamericano Hotel & Resort
Buenos Aires, Argentina
More info: Visit http://www.energyintegrationcongress.com

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP provides Fortune 500 companies, major
financial institutions and governmental entities with practical advice
spanning law, business, and public policy. With offices in Texas,
Kazakhstan, New York, Washington, D.C., and London, Bracewell is well
positioned to serve clients concentrated in the energy and finance sectors.
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