Mr Andrés Hidalgo > Lloreda Camacho & Co. > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Lloreda Camacho & Co.
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Andrés heads the Government Procurement practice group and co-heads the M&A practice group. He also oversees competition law matters.




Andrés is Partner at Lloreda Camacho & Co. since 2014 and has advised several domestic and international companies in major bidding processes and public contracts, and also in cross-border M&A transactions. He also provides day-to-day advice on corporate matters and merger control compliance.

Before joining the firm, he worked as as Judicial Clerk to Justice Jaime Araújo at the Colombian Constitutional Court and as Legal Director of the Compartel Program of the Colombian Ministry of Communications.


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Andrés is a member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).


He has a law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and completed postgraduate studies in Administrative Law at the same university. He also received an LL.M. degree from Northwestern University.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Public law

Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s firm-wide focus on heavily regulated industries is reflected in its public law practice, which is particularly well versed in representing clients in the infrastructure, telecoms, energy and healthcare sectors. The group handles a wide range of matters, but is primarily recognised for its work in government procurement and infrastructure. Procurement and transactional specialist Andrés Hidalgo co-heads the department together with next-generation partner Carlos Carvajal, whose practice spans government contracting, infrastructure, and real estate.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A

A team that really stands out from the rest’,  Lloreda Camacho & Co. is commended by sources on the back its ‘creative solutions and business-friendly approach’. A popular referral choice, the group routinely links up with global, particularly USA-based, firms to advise on the local leg of major, cross-border transactions. As a case in point, the group acted as local counsel to Anglo American, through lead counsel Shearman & Sterling, on the London-based mining company’s $294m sale of its 33.3% interest in the Cerrejón joint venture to Glencore. The transaction was led by M&A co-head Andrés Hidalgo, highlighted for knowing ‘when to insist and when to loosen the rope in a negotiation’, in conjunction with the mining and natural resources team. Department co-head Santiago Gutiérrez is noted for his broad transactional practice, which draws on his activity in the corporate, finance, capital markets, and real estate spheres; he paired up with Hidalgo to advise Grupo BC on its acquisition, through its Colombia subsidiary Lexer Colombia, of 51% of the outstanding shares of Gesti. Other key contacts include Nadia Sánchez, who was raised to associate practice director in April 2023 and provides exclusive support to the corporate and M&A group; and experienced senior associate Vanesa Gonzalez, who is ‘always aware of the details’.