Welcome to KESSELSTATT-DEPPELER & Associates


INDEPENDENT PRACTICE: KESSELSTATT-DEPPELER & Associates, Miami-Buenos Aires 2003 - 2010.

Currently, he runs his own practice as attorney and business consultant, specialized in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, operations restructuring, regulated markets and start-ups. Practice areas include telecommunication services, energy, oil and gas, corporate finance and corporate law.


  • Verizon Communications Inc., CTI Móvil
  • Lucent Technologies Inc.
  • Pan American Energy LLC
  • Wirtuon LLC
  • Xchange City
  • Telecom Argentina S.A.
  • Personal S.A.
  • Catelco SRL
  • Cooperativa de Derqui Ltda.
  • Cooperativa de Fátima Ltda.


  • AXION ENERGY ARGENTINA S.A. (Former ESSO), Buenos Aires, 2014-2016.

    Director Retail, Legal Affairs. Responsibilities of the position included Commercial Network contract planning and negotiation, legal affairs, regulations, compliance, concessions, and litigation. As a member of the management staff, he has a significant role in key strategic initiatives.

  • PAN AMERICAN ENERGY LLC, (Bridas, Pritish Petroleum) 2006-2009.

    Vice President and General Counsel. Responsibilities of this position included: legal affairs, regulations, compliance, government relations, concessions, sales and procurement contracts (oil, gas and derivatives), litigation (both at local and international courts, including ICC and ICSID). As a member of the management staff, he also played a decisive role in key strategic initiatives.

  • CTI MÓVIL - CTI COMPAÑÍA DE TELÉFONOS DEL INTERIOR S.A., (a VERIZON affiliate), Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1995-2003.

    Director of Regulatory Issues and External Affairs, 1999-2003. 1999-2003. Responsibilities of the position included: to support all business areas in legal and regulatory compliance, as well as to take advantage of opportunities from regulatory and industry developments; to represent the company before National and Provincial Governments (Executive Branch and Legislative bodies) to ensure that its interests and concerns were taken into consideration; to develop and execute an effective action plan to offset the effect of currency devaluation; to coordinate the implementation of specific regulatory and industry related projects, such as calling party pays, interconnection based on long run incremental costs, and fraud and leakage minimization; take the lead in revising and improving calling party pays, interconnection and roaming contracts to increase revenues and margins; and define strategies, actions and tools to defend the corporation interests in administrative and judiciary procedures.

    Director of Strategic Planning, 1997-1999. Responsible for business planning, new initiatives, licensing, PCS auctions, interconnection, tariffs, roaming and antitrust related issues.

    Between 1996 and 2003, we was also in the position of Chief Legal Officer, in charge of hiring, managing and supervising outside counsel.

  • NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OF ARGENTINA (CNC), Regulations Manager, 1993-1994. Promoted and coordinated a large number of rule making processes such as broadcasting frequencies control, interconnection rules, competitive safeguards, competition in wireless services, PCS regulations, ISDN services, and wireline telephony tariff rebalancing.

  • SECRETARIAT OF COMMUNICATIONS OF ARGENTINA, 1991-1994. Adviser to the Secretary of Communications in Regulatory and International Affairs. Plenipotentiary Delegate to the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva (1992) and Kioto (1994). He also participated in numerous negotiations of Mercosur and WTO.

  • WORLD BANK - UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (UNDP), 1992. CConsultant, legal, regulatory affairs and competition in the telecomm industry.

  • CORDOBA LEGISLATURE AND ARGENTINA NATIONAL CONGRESS, 1987-1991/1994. Clerked for State Representatives and National Congressmen, in issues concerning privatization, deregulation, public utilities and infrastructure development.


  • HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. GMP (General Management Program), 2016 (in progress).

  • UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW, Coral Gables, FL. LLM (Master en Derecho), May 2004. Honors: Law Graduate Scholarship. GPA 3.5/4.

  • UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL - BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SCHOOL (IAE), Pilar, Argentina. Top Management Program (PAD) 2002. Activities: Elected Secretary of Alumni PAD 2002.

  • INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE BUENOS AIRES (ITBA) AND UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN ANDRÉS -DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Specialization and Master's Program in Telecommunications Management, 1996. Honors: GPA: 9.10/10. Rank in Class: 4/27.

  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CÓRDOBA - SCHOOL OF LAW, Córdoba, Argentina. Lawyer, 1991. Honors: GPA 8 /10. Member of the Board of the School of Law for two consecutive terms (1987-1989). Activities: President of the Unión Para la Apertura Universitaria

skills and interest

Fluent in English, Spanish and German. Proficient in French and Portuguese.
Member of the Board of the Argentine Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
Member of the Telecommunications Lawyers Association of Argentina.
Co-founder and member of the Miami International Telecommunications Forum.
Former member and active participant in ALACEL (Latin American Cellular Association).
Frequent participant as speaker in many business events, in Argentina, United States and other countries.