Pablo J. Alliani was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1989 and his LL.M. degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in 1992. Before returning to Argentina in 1992, he worked for Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in Dallas, and was a foreign visiting attorney with the Houston office of Baker Botts L.L.P.
In 1993, Alliani became a partner with Alliani & Bruzzon – Abogados. He leads the firm´s international energy practice and has practiced extensively in matters involving advising oil and gas producers and service companies engaged in high level transactions, including stock/asset purchase agreements, joint operating agreements, farm-outs, gas contracts, upstream joint ventures, as well as midstream and downstream related projects. He has counseled and acted as negotiator for international oil and gas majors, independent companies and utilities on major infrastructure projects, and mergers and acquisitions, both in Argentina and worldwide. Alliani has also been appointed an independent expert in international arbitrations.
He served as president of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) in 2011-2012. He is currently a member of the AIPN Board where he serves as immediate past president and chair of the National Oil Companies Committee. Additionally, Alliani is the chair of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association. He has also served as trustee-at-large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law. Alliani has spoken extensively in the area of energy and natural resources.
Alliani is considered a leading natural resources and energy practitioner in the Latin American region and worldwide. He has been recognized as one of the top oil and gas lawyers in Argentina by Chambers and Partners. In 2011, Who’s Who in Oil and Gas selected Alliani as one of the top 10 energy practitioners worldwide, stating that “Alliani is in the list of the most highly regarded lawyers of 2011 for his numerous nominations and international reputation.”
Alliani and his wife, Silvina, have three children, Santiago, Ignacio and Trinidad.