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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...

Mariana Sánchez

Director

Natural Resources and Energy

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Mariana Sánchez

Director

Mariana Sánchez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure. Mariana has 19 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...

Diana Salazar

Counsel

Insurance

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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...

Erika Serrano

Associate

Natural Resources and Energy

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Erika Serrano

Associate

Erika Serrano is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Erika has 7 years of experience working in environmental-related matters in the public and private sector. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was an associate attorney at a law firm in Santiago de Chile and Bogotá, environmental legal counsel of a company of the environmental sanitation sector, and legal advisor at the Secretariat of Environment of Bogotá and the Unit of Nati...

Julián Manrique

Associate

Natural Resources and Energy

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Julián Manrique

Associate

Julian Manrique is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His  practice focuses on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental law. Julian has over 3 years of experience working in Posse Herrera Ruiz in cross-border transactions  and the structuring of energy and mining projects. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Julian worked at a local law firm. Julian has a JD from Universidad de los Andes, a graduate degree in Environmental Law from Universidad del Rosario and a Master’s in Environmental ...