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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

Alejandro Mesa leads the Firm’s Energy and Mining and Infrastructure Law practice in Bogota, and is also a member of the real estate practice group. He has over 15 years’ experience advising on oil and gas, mining and power generation and transmission transactions. Mr. Mesa has participated in some of the largest oil and gas, infrastructure projects and project finance transactions in Colombia, and is considered an expert in pipeline regulation.

Career

Mr. Mesa has been consistently recognized as a leading oil and gas, mining and real estate practitioner by highly reputed ranking publications, including Legal 500 and Chambers. He is a member of AIPN and the College of Commercial Lawyers. He has had teaching positions on contract and obligations law at Universidad del Rosario (2010-2012) and Universidad de los Andes (2002-2005).

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

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Alejandro Mesa - Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

Within: Energy and natural resources

Baker McKenzie S.A.S. has a proven track record in complex, cross-border oil and gas and energy projects. Practice head and energy expert Alejandro Mesa led advice to Alfa on the Colombian aspects of its bid to purchase a controlling interest in Pacific Exploration & Production (formerly Pacific Rubiales) in Chapter 11 proceedings before a New York court. The firm also advised Graña & Montero in relation to its joint venture with Ashmore to participate in the bidding process for the right to build a power transmission line in La Guajira department: a project valued at more than $149m. The team’s list of significant clients also includes Oleoducto al Pacífico, Petrobras, Total E&P, and ONGC Videsh. Jaime Trujillo, Ciro Meza and Felipe Correa are all key members of the practice.

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Projects

Within: Projects

The integrated projects team at Baker McKenzie S.A.S. works from Perú and Colombia, and benefits from the firm’s global profile. It is fast establishing itself as a major player in the market, having been involved in notable projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors among others. Co-head of the team Alejandro Mesa led advice to Graña & Montero and its Colombian subsidiary Morelco on their successful bid to build a $100m transmission line in La Guajira province. Fellow practice head Claudia Benavides assisted global airport services operator AENA as a shareholder of Aeropuertos del Caribe (ACSA) in relation to proceedings between ACSA and the Colombian Civil Authority concerning the alleged breach of a contract concession.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Baker McKenzie S.A.S. is recognised for its transactional expertise in the real estate arena. After an initial focus on foreign private equity funds, the practice has expanded its capabilities to cover rural projects and real estate taxation. Practice head Alejandro Mesa led advice to Old Mutual Fondo de Inversiones on the structuring of a second-level scheme of condominium rules affecting investors in the Centro Empresarial Colpatria Project; and also advised the Public Sector Investment Board in relation to the structuring of internal agreements with Cimento for the $100m construction of the Fontanar shopping mall. Ciro Meza is noted for his tax expertise.

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