Florencia joined Allende & Brea as Partner in August 2017. She received her law degree with honors (summa cum laude) from Universidad Católica Argentina in 1991.
She received also with honors (summa cum laude) a Master degree on Business Law from Universidad Austral in 1995. She has a degree with honors (summa cum laude) on corporate sustainability from IESC (Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa).
In 1997 she worked for Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener (today Beiten Burkhardt), one of the leading international German law firms based in Münich.
She has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Allende & Brea, she was founder and senior partner at HOLT Abogados (2008- 2017) and prior to that was also partner of Estudio Beccar Varela (1992-2008). She is an expert in mining law with extensive experience advising financing institutions and companies in complex mining transactions in Argentina, and has repeatedly represented lenders in all mining project finance taken place in the country.
She held the position of Chair of the Mining Committee of the IBA (2014-2016) and is currently council member of Seeril. She is currently a trustee at large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, where she also held the position of Secretary of the Board (2014-2015).
She has been Visiting Professor at Denver University, Colorado, USA were she taught “Comparative Latinamerican Mining Law” at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Graduate Course directed by Professor Don Smith. She has been Professor at the School of Law for Public Officers in Argentina (Escuela de Abogados del Estado) where she taught the Mining and Environmental Law course. She is currently professor at the Austral University at the Pre Master course where she teaches Mining Law and at the Master of Mining Business Management lectured at the Universidad Católica de Cuyo, in the province of San Juan.
She is currently a member of the Academic Council of Argentine Journal on Energy, Hydrocarbons and Mining Law (RADHEM).
For the past 20 years, she has been repeatedly cited as a leading practitioner in Natural Resources law by, among others, Chambers & Partners, Who's Who Legal and Legal 500 including being named “Mining Lawyer of the Year” in 2013, 2015 and 2016 by Who's Who Legal .