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Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

AVENUE 82 NO. 10-62, 6TH FLOOR, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
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Alejandro Mesa

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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Energy

Position

Partner

Career

Alejandro Mesa is a lawyer graduated from Universidad de Los Andes. He has focused his practice in matters related to the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure sectors. He is a highly regarded expert in project finance transactions, being recognized for his advisory and representation work for American and European companies in the Colombian market.

Due to his experience working with Colombian government entities, he has advised major clients seeking to participate in government procurement procedures or to structure distribution channels in Colombia.

He joined Baker McKenzie in 1995 and became a partner in 2008.

Practice focus

Alejandro has over 15 years' experience in Energy and Mining Law, with a focus in Oil and Gas, power generation and transmission.

Languages

English, Spanish

Member

He is a member of the Colegio de Abogados Comercialistas.

Education

University of Los Andes (M.C.L. Honors) (1997) University of California (Contract law for non US lawyers) (2001)


Colombia

Energy and natural resources

Within: Leading individuals

Alejandro Mesa - Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

Within: Energy and natural resources

Baker McKenzie S.A.S. advises local and international companies on activities in the energy and oil and gas industries, including power generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization, exploration, production, transportation, trading and export. Recommended for his ‘extensive experience and problem-solving approachAlejandro Mesa heads the team in which Jaime Trujillo, Ciro Meza and Felipe Correa are all also noted figures. The team is advising Enbridge affiliate, Oleoducto al Pacífico, on the structuring of a $5bn oil pipeline project that will connect the producing fields in Los Llanos basin with an export facility on the Pacific Ocean. Other clients include Schlumberger, ONGC Videsh, (an affiliate of Valorem), Voltalia Investissement and Total E&P.

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Projects

Within: Projects

Baker McKenzie S.A.S. attracts praise for having ‘a multidisciplinary team – which is a great advantage for the structuring of projects, since they are always complex operations in which it is useful and necessary to have the support of the whole team’. Co-head of practice Claudia Benavides represents clients in infrastructure dispute resolution matters, whilst fellow practice head Alejandro Mesa, ‘a great lawyer, with very good leadership and management skills’, led the team that advised Graña & Montero and its Colombian subsidiary, Morelco, on the preparation of its successful proposal to the Colombian power transmission network regulator (UPME) to build a $100m transmission line in the province of Guajira.

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