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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Sandra Manrique

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Energy, Mining and Natural Resources, Public Law




Sandra Manrique focuses her practice on Energy, Mining and Natural Resources and Public Law. She advises on matters involving the laws governing energy products and public utilities, and on various corporate and labor issues. Before joining the Firm, she worked for various companies in the energy sector, including ECOGAS (Legal Director, 2003-2005), Gas Gombel S.A. E.S.P. (distributor of liquid gas from petroleum) and Gas de Risaralda S.A. E.S.P. (gas distributor in the department of Risalda). She has also worked as a lawyer for the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Chambers Latin America 2016 mentions: “`Sandra Manrique is highly respected by peers and clients, who consider her to be "one of the most renowned specialists in Colombia in matters of commercialisation of hydrocarbons." Sources believe her to be very astute, direct and thorough, adding:"Her excellent knowledge and outstanding experience in the natural gas sector allows her to advise in a very complete way."


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She is a member of the Committee of Expert Advisors on Energy Issues for the Joint Commission of the President Elect of the Republic (Joint Presidential 2010).


Universidad de Los Andes. International Management of Oil and Gas Business - 2009.  Universidad Francisco Victoria, Madrid, Spain. Masters in Business Law - 2004.  Alberta School of Business, Edmonton, Canada. Course in Portfolio Management and Financial Risk in the Natural Gas Industry - 2002. Universidad Libre de Colombia. Post-graduate degree in Labor law - 2002.  Universidad Externado de Colombia. Postgraduate degree in Public Utilities- 2001.  Universidad Libre de Colombia. Law Degree - 1999.


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Sandra Manrique - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uríastands out for its closeness to the client and its agility to resolve issues’ and its practice is considered ‘one of the best’. A highly specialised team works advising on projects across the environment, mining, industrial, energy, corporate, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Sandra Manrique heads the practice and is advising on the incorporation of a power commercialization entity for Ecopetrol’s operations in Colombia. Manrique is also advising South32 Energy on the incorporation of a power and natural gas commercialization company, and Hocol on regulatory matters concerning pipeline usage and on the legal structuring related to Reficar’s gas requirements. The team is also working on the structuring of a self-generation project for Geopark Colombia, including preparation of the bidding process for the selection of a contractor and the preparation of the services agreement for the development and operation of a natural gas power plant, as well as the regulatory scheme for a pipeline to bring gas to the plant. María Margarita Lorduy leads the environment team. Other clients include Mechero Energy and Vitol Colombia.

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