Elías Bluth Eder

Mr. Bluth specializes in international contracts, foreign investment, technology transfer agreements, international arbitration, international trade and regional integration.

Graduated at the University of Uruguay Law School, he obtained a Master degree in International Law and International Relations (LLM) from Harvard Law School. In addition, Dr. Bluth took curricular courses in International Relations and International Trade at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Río de Janeiro and the American Law and International Law at the International and Comparative Law Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation. He taught Public International Law at the University of Uruguay Law School.

Dr. Bluth was General Counsel of IBM for Latin America during 23 years and Executive Secretary of its Latin America Advisory Board. Before his career in IBM he was a legal advisor of the local subsidiary of the Discount Bank (Overseas Ltd.).

He has been a Member of the International Arbitration Tribunal of Salto Grande (a power facility jointly owned by Argentina and Uruguay) since 1998 and recently integrated the Uruguayan defense teams in several international arbitrations. He has been included in the Arbitrators List of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID) of the World Bank. Dr. Bluth also has a distinguished career in government. He was Chief of Staff of the Uruguayan Presidency (1995-200), Deputy Minister of Defense (2003-2005), President of the Uruguayan National Quality Committee (1995-2005) and President of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the OAS (2004-2005).

During the exercise of his government positions he was condecorated by Brazil, France and Mexico.

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CP 11000 - Montevideo, Uruguay
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