Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources
We handle sophisticated energy and infrastructure transactions and advise clients on emerging regulatory challenges. The firm provides full guidance for the development of projects in oil & gas, water, renewable energy, energy transition, biofuels and mining. We enable companies to make sense of laws and regulations and the energy markets, plus advise clients on matters involving regulatory agencies, environmental licenses, restructuring and tax optimization. Additionally, our team represents clients before administrative tribunals and in trial.
Our attorneys have worked with large private companies and have experience in upstream, midstream and downstream. This knowledge dates back to when our firm started and was chosen to ensure continuance of upstream activities of a major player of the Oil & Gaswhich had to readjust operations in order to comply with requirements from the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH: Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos). The firm handles an array of energy and infrastructure matters, like debt and project finance, deal structuring, project planning, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, reorganizations and leveraged buyouts, carve-outs and other divestitures. We support our clients throughout construction, acquisition, operation, ownership and disposal of assets. Our lawyers advise on opportunities created by incentive programs and regulatory developments that impact the integration and viability of projects.E&P) de hidrocarburos (upstream, midstream y downstream).
We support our clients throughout construction, acquisition, operation, ownership and disposal of assets. Our lawyers advise on opportunities created by incentive programs and regulatory developments that impact the integration and viability of projects. One of our core services is Environment, Health and Safety EHS (Environment, Health and Safetyparticularly in ensuring due diligence and compliance of operations with environmental and occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations, as well as industry standards such as theAmerican Petroleum Institute (API) guidelines.).
A focus in recent years has been renewable energy transactions, which have been structured to take advantage of governmental incentives designed to trigger investment in this sector. Solar energy, wind and biofuel are emerging as the future bedrock of our energy matrix. The latter has enabled the creation of funds and other renewable energy investment vehicles. Biodiesel is one of our main focuses in Colombia, given the strong potential of this biofuel and the advancement of companies undertaking biodiesel production.