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Bogota, Medellin

Lina Uribe García

Tel:
Work +57 1 319 2900 Ext. 204
Email:
Web:
www.gomezpinzon.com
Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

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Environmental | Corporate/M&A

Position

Partner, head of Environmental practice and member of Corporate/M&A practice group.

Career

In her more than 20 years of experience, Lina has participated and led some of the most important Mergers & Acquisitions transactions that have taken place in the firm, including the merger of Bavaria and SABMiller, the sale of Carulla Vivero to Almacenes Éxito, the sale of Chrysler Colombia and the alliance of Avianca and Taca; Lina was also part of the team that advised Avianca on her IPO. Lina also has extensive experience in corporate transnational reorganizations acquired in her practice of Mergers & Acquisitions and corporate practice over the years.

Specifically, she has extensive experience in (i) obtaining licenses and permits. (ii) Preparing legal concepts and opinions. (iii) Administrative processes before environmental authorities. (iv) Advises related to environmental legal actions such as group actions and popular actions. (v) Advise in relation to the management and disposal of waste and hazardous substances and remediation actions in polluted areas.

Likewise, Lina has supervised due diligence investigations and negotiated contract clauses defining and allocating environmental risks in multiple mergers and acquisitions transactions, financings and transnational real estate developments and in Colombia.

Among the most representative clients in day-to-day environmental advisory issues, administrative processes and popular environmental actions are: GM Colmotores, Schlumberger, Termobarranquilla, Clorox, Colombia Natural Resources, Colombian Energy Development Co., among others.

Languages

English, Spanish

Member

IBA member

Education

Attorney from Universidad Javeriana; Specialist in Environmental Law from Universidad del Rosario; LL.M with distinction in Energy and Environment from Tulane University.


Colombia

Energy and natural resources

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Lina Uribe - Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

Within: Energy and natural resources

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) works in all key segments of the energy and natural resources space with a multi-disciplinary team that ‘comprehensively addresses’ all issues that arise in each stage of a project, ‘especially in Colombia where the normality is complex’. Leading lawyer Patricia Arrázola heads the eight-strong practice with Germán Villamil, leading on oil and gas, and head of environment Lina Uribe also key names. Their ‘availability is crucial for making decisions in an agile and safe way’, according to clients. The team advised Ecopetrol regarding the acquisition of four offshore technical evaluation agreements, one of the first offshore farm-out transactions in the country. In the power market, the firm gave advice to clients participating in energy auctions, including the first long-term PPA auction in Colombia, held in January 2019. In one recent mandate, the team assisted Termocandelaria with all matters related to its gas turbines conversion, as well as participation in the reliability charge auction and securing firm energy obligations. The practice renders comprehensive advice for the development of renewable energy projects, both solar and wind-powered; Sunco Capital, SGEIC and Invenery were advised on investing in photovoltaic projects, including the acquisition of real estate for the project’s development, the structuring and negotiation of PPAs, and tax. Clients include Iberoamericana de Hidrocarburos, Oleoducto de Colombia, ABB and Canacol Energy.

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