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Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Posse Herrera Ruiz, Alessia Abello, Bogota, COLOMBIA

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Alessia Abello

Work +57 – 1 3257300
Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Infrastructure and PPP


Alessia Abello is a Partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice is focused on bidding and concessions of public contracts subject to administrative law. She also works in Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds.


Alessia has worked in privatizations in the financial and electric sectors. She structures infrastructure concession contracts and their bidding processes, linking them to private financing. She led the legal team that structured concessions for construction of Phase II of the Transmilenio System in Bogotá and advised IFC and INCO on the landmark structure of the Ruta del Sol bidding process. She has advised bidders in several public bidding processes, mainly for road concessions and procurement, and has counseled private and public companies in syndicated loans involving public budget and debt. Alessia led the legal team that structured the first public venture capital fund in Colombia, and has advised several fund managers on the structuring and incorporation of private equity funds.


Her native language is Spanish and she is fluent in English and French.


• Cornell Law School Ithaca Master of Laws LL.M., 2002 NY, U.S.A • Universidad de los Andes J.D., 1997 Bogota, Colombia



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Alessia Abello - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Posse Herrera Ruiz’s areas of expertise focus mainly on projects from industry sectors such as infrastructure, transportation, power energy, hydrocarbons and telecommunications. ‘Very well-known and respected’ figures Alessia Abello and José Alejandro Torres co-lead the 15-strong department, which is advising the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá on the contractual arrangements, legal implications and financing of the implementation of a traffic congestion charge in Bogota. The practice is also assisting POMA on the bid to design, build and install a mass transit cable car system in the city of Pereira. In another highlight, the firm advised Empresa Metropolitana Metro de Quito on the structuring, commercial implications and contractual options for the implementation of the operation and maintenance of the Quito Metro Line 1 Project. Jaime Herrera, Paola Aldana and Sebastián Lora are also key members of the practice. Conseciones Via Del Sur, Suez International, Cepsa and Risk Ventures are among other clients.

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