Mr Freddy Navarrete > Cáez Muñoz Mejía Abogados (CMM) > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Cáez Muñoz Mejía Abogados (CMM)
Cra 17 No. 89 – 31 Of. 403
Colombia

Work Department

Oil & Gas

Position

Director

Career

Freddy has 14 years´ experience in the legal practice; 10 years in the oil & gas sector, specifically in one of the largest petroleum services company (drilling, work over, cementing, pumping, etc) in Latin America, as a general counsel for the north region (Colombia, Ecuador and México).

Freddy has participated in some of the most important corporate due diligence processes and M&A in the Colombian financial sector, and credit agreements (syndicated and bridge loan agreements).
He worked for Deloitte for over 4 years advising several clients in bank, private and oil & gas (downstream, midstream y upstream) sectors.

He has experience assisting clients in matters related with corporate law, commercial law and foreign investment.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

Freddy obtained his Law Degree fromthe Rosario University Law School in Bogotá. Fellow Specialist in Financial Law and Mining Oil Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime

Mid-sized, full-service firm Cáez Muñoz Mejía Abogados (CMM) was one of the first to integrate white-collar criminal services into its wider corporate offering. Preventative criminal counselling, the design of compliance programmes and risk analysis of possible criminal contingencies associated with acquisitions and other transactions all constitute part of its offering, along with criminal defence representation and the counselling (and representation) of victims. With particular expertise regarding corporate criminal responsibility, name partner Alejandro Mejíademonstrates knowledge and great ability to define the strategy‘ and ‘stands out for his dedication to cases‘. Recent matters include both the filing of criminal complaints (on grounds ranging from alleged fraud and defamation to ransomware attacks), and criminal defence; the team is also involved in significant international arbitration. Key support comes from senior associate Carlos Andrés Mahecha (who has a Master’s degree in criminal law) and associate practice director Antony Palacios. Associate Juan Pablo Pantoja was hired in November 2020; however, Vanessa Zapata moved in house at Certicámara the following month. Since publication the firm has launched a fully fledged compliance practice under the direction of Mejía and Freddy Navarrete, effective as of February 2022.