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Natural Resources and Energy

Natural Resources and Energy

Posse Herrera Ruiz is a leader in natural resources and energy law in Colombia, providing legal counsel to multinational companies in the oil and gas, mining and power industries.

Posse Herrera Ruiz lawyers know and understand the industry as a result of their broad experience, which includes:

  • Roles as advisors to the Ministries of Mines and Energy and Environment
  • Structuring the first equity fund for the investment in oil and gas E&P projects in Colombia.
  • Incorporation and structuring the engineering and procurement contract to develop the Cartagena Refinery for Ecopetrol.
  • Being members of the Boards of Cerro Matoso, Ecopetrol, Ocensa and Terpel and being general counsel to principal players in the industry.
  • Advisors in the promotion of the creation of offshore free zones for oil and gas exploration and production, and the firm filing the request for the first such free zone.

Clients include major and independent oil and gas companies, large and small mining companies, power generation, transmission and distribution companies, including in renewable energy, and providers of goods and services to the industry.

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Lawyers

Alvaro José Rodríguez

Partner

Natural Resources and Energy

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Alvaro José Rodríguez

Partner

Alvaro José Rodríguez is a Partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Natural Resources and Energy, with special emphasis on Oil and Gas, Mining and Environmental Law, Acquisitions and Divestitures, and Financing of the power industry. Alvaro José works on structuring, documentation and negotiation of oil and gas and mining transactions, including host country agreements, shareholder agreements and operating agreements. He has advised major international companies in their acquisit...

Jaime Herrera

Partner

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Jaime Herrera

Partner

Jaime Herrera is a founding partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. He heads the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law practice groups of the firm. His practice focuses on M&As, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Energy Law. Jaime advises clients on corporate expansion, investment strategies, complex local and international financings, and M&A in various sectors of the economy. He received a Degree in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary College of the University of London, and a JD...

Diana Salazar

Counsel

Natural Resources and Energy

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Diana Salazar

Counsel

Diana Salazar is a Special Counsel at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Natural Resources & Energy and Insurances. Diana has worked in the mining sector in Australia and Colombia, advising mining companies in connection with various exploration and production projects, with emphasis on contracts associated with the construction and commissioning of mining projects, such as EPCM, EPC, trade and supply and insurance contracts and agreements with the communities within the area of influ...

Maria Catalina Visbal

Associate

Natural Resources and Energy

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Maria Catalina Visbal

Associate

Maria Catalina Visbal is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Maria Catalina has experience advising mainly to mining and oil companies in the areas of environmental and foreign exchange law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked in the following areas in local law firms: Environmental, Foreign Exchange and Corporate law. She has a JD from Universidad de Los Andes. Her native language is Spanish and she is fluent in English....

Mariana Sánchez

Associate

Natural Resources and Energy

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Mariana Sánchez

Associate

Mariana Sánchez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure. Mariana has 18 years of experience, before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was the legal director in Colombia of the Trafigura Group and was responsible for legal matters of the company including issues related to ports, transportation, construction, lands, environment, mining and trading of commodities. She also worked for international and local law firms and was in-house c...

José Alejandro Torres

Partner

Corporate Law

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José Alejandro Torres

Partner

José Alejandro Torres is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Real Estate Structures and Compliance. José Alejandro has experience representing several local and international clients in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, financial structures and foreign investment matters. He has specific experience in the design, structuring and development of real estate projects including shipping centers, hotels and resorts, agricultural project...

Julian Manrique

Associate

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Julian Manrique

Associate

Julián Manrique is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Natural Resources. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Julian worked at a local law firm. He has a JD from Universidad de los Andes. Julián speaks Spanish and English....