Roberto A. Fortunati is a partner at Beccar Varela. He leads the Department of Natural Resources and co-directs the departments of Mergers & Acquisitions and Banks and Financial Institutions.
His main practice areas are mergers & acquisitions, banks and financial institutions, and project finance, with a focus on natural resources. He is a recognized expert in the mining, oil and energy sectors. He served as a consultant for the World Bank on insolvency issues.
He began his career as an in-house attorney for Amoco Argentina Oil Company . In 1986 he joined Beccar Varela, a firm of which he was a partner until the beginning of 2001, when he became Director of Legal Affairs of Citibank (Argentina branch) . He was a founding partner of the firm Fortunati & Asociados (2003-2010), which merged with Beccar Varela in 2010.
Roberto received his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Law of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and professor of Mergers & Acquisitions and Financing of Projects of the Master in Business Law of the University of San Andrés.
He is a member of several national and international professional associations, including the Public Bar Association of the Federal Capital, the International Bar Association, the Prospectors and Developers Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, the American Bar Association and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. . He is a member of the steering committee of several companies and is a member of the list of arbitrators of the Electronic Open Market.
Roberto has been recognized by the publications Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, ILO Client Choice, IFLR 1000, Leaders League, Latin Lawyer 250, LACCA Thought Leaders and LACCA Approved.
He speaks Spanish, English, French, and has advanced knowledge of Portuguese and Italian.