Mr. Lapuerta is an expert in economic analysis and financial valuation, which he frequently applies to estimate damages in international arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Lapuerta has served as an expert witness in international arbitration proceedings, including many disputes between investors and sovereign states over the alleged breach of bilateral investment treaties. He offers particular experience in the analysis of investments and contracts in the energy sector, and has provided testimony in several arbitration proceedings concerning the prices in long-term energy contracts. Within the energy sector, his work has covered natural gas, coal, electricity and oil.

Mr. Lapuerta also offers extensive experience with the analysis of competition, including the development of competition in markets subject to liberalization and deregulation, allegations of anti-competitive conduct such as price fixing, and the competitive impacts of proposed mergers. His work on competition has been primarily in the energy sector and the financial services sector.

Mr. Lapuerta speaks fluent Spanish, French, and Italian.


Harvard Law School, JD
Harvard University, BA in Economics


May 2007, August 2007, September 2007

Bente Villadsen, Carlos Lapuerta

Expert Report, Rebuttal Expert Report, and Hearing Appearance regarding investing activities, impairment of assets, leases, shareholder’ equity under U.S. GAAP and valuation. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Case No. 14144/CCO (Confidential)