Luis Fernando Macias > Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
CARRERA 9 74-08

Work Department

Enviroment and Sustainable Development




Partner at PPU expert in Environmental and Sustainable Development Law. He has more than 25 years of experience practicing environmental law, mainly in litigation and sanctioning processes, compliance and legal strategies. He advises relevant national and multinational companies on complex environmental matters, and has been a consultant to various international organizations. He is also an Ecuadorian lawyer by homologation of diplomas. He is considered a band 1 lawyer in environmental law by the main international legal directories.​


Spanish, English and French


He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris III (France) in co-guardianship with the Externado University and, among others, has completed an interactive Master’s Degree in Environmental Law at the University of the Basque Country (Spain).

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Environment

(Leading individuals)

Luís Fernando MacíasPhilippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría’s environmental law team ‘embodies professionalism, commitment and experience’, according to satisfied clients. The group strikes a balance between regulatory, transactional support, and contentious work, with the ability to support clients at every stage of the environmental law process. In a precedent-setting matter, the group recently represented Grupo Prodeco on the termination of a project’s mining title, including the closing of environmental licences and authorisations with the environmental authority, which was a procedure not covered by Colombian regulations. Go-to environmental specialist Luis Fernando Macías led the firm’s advice to Grupo Prodeco, with support from talented principal associate Alexander Acosta. The group also includes principal associate Iván Páez, who is highlighted as ‘an expert in environmental matters’, and senior associate María Alejandra Gómez, who is noted for her ‘extensive knowledge of current environmental regulations’. Since publication, Páez has been promoted to practice director – effective as of December 2023.