Ms Ines Elvira Vesga > Holland & Knight > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Holland & Knight
Carrera 7 # 71-21
Torre A, Piso 8
Bogotá, DC, Colombia

Work Department

Práctica Colombiana | Latin America Practice | Corporate Services | Energy | Clean Technology | International Energy




Inés Elvira Vesga is an energy attorney in Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office, where she focuses her practice on the oil and gas sector.

Ms. Vesga is well-versed in advising national and foreign clients in the oil and gas, energy and natural resources industries. She has more than 15 years of experience advising on regulatory issues, oil and gas projects, and other complex corporate negotiations involving petroleum agreements.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Vesga served as head of the oil and gas practices for two Bogotá-based law firms and founded her own boutique firm focused on the industry. Prior to that, she served as general counsel for a local group of companies focused on exploration and production operations and oilfield services.


English - Spanish


  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, J.D.
  • Universidad de los Andes, Specialization, Commercial Law

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Corporate and M&A

Attentive, judicious and always willing to provide top-level advice’, Holland & Knight shored up its corporate offering in May 2023 with its absorption of former tier four-ranked firm, Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez Abogados. Among the new additions, the department welcomed Gustavo Cuberos, a founding partner at his previous firm, Alba Malagón, who is noted for her experience in cross-border transactions, and next-generation partner Julia Velásquez. The department continues to be steered by executive office partner Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, who splits his time between Bogotá and Washington DC. The team also draws on the senior level expertise of transactional energy specialists José Vicente Zapata and Ines Elvira Vesga, while associates Natalia Cuberos, Diana Paola Serrano and Isabella Díaz provide support. Former department co-head Lucas Saffon-López  left the firm in May 2022.

Colombia > Energy and natural resources

(Next Generation Partners)

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According to satisfied clients, Holland & Knightapplies innovative criteria to address the situations to be resolved’. The Tampa-headquartered firm acts for a mix of local and multinational clients, with the local Bogotá office having the ability to plug into a network of 220 energy lawyers across its global platform to resource cross-border matters. Experienced group head José Vicente Zapata maintains a broad energy and natural resources practice, which spans corporate, commercial and regulatory matters — for clients operating in the electricity, oil and gas, mining, agrochemical, and industrial sectors. Other senior names include Ines Elvira Vesga, who has a focus on oil and gas, of counsel Milton Fernando Montoya, who specialises in mining work, and newly promoted (January 2023) public law partner Juan Casallas. Margarita Solorza (energy and environmental) and Estefanny Pardo (dispute resolution and natural resources) were both promoted to senior counsel in January 2023.