Chalela | Abogados > Bogota, Colombia > Firm Profile

Chalela | Abogados
CARRERA 14#89-48
(OF-308) BOGOTA
Colombia

Colombia > Energy and natural resources Tier 4

Energy is a core pillar of Chalela | Abogados‘ firm-wide offering and it enjoys close relationships with a string of longstanding clients operating in the hydrocarbons, mining and power sectors, including High Power Exploration, BC Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos and Equion Energia. Regulated industries specialist Federico Chalela spearheads a team that also includes associate María Isabel Paz, who specialises in dispute resolution. Additionally, associate director María Jose Romero (administrative and environmental law) joined in February 2022 from Occidental Petroleum, while principal associate Andrea Gutierrez (commercial law) joined in December 2021 from OlarteMoure. Associate Ana María Iregui  left in May 2021 to become legal counsel at Latitud.

Practice head(s):

Federico Chalela; Maria Jose Romero; María Isabel Paz; Daniela Carvajal; Andrea Gutierrez

Key clients

High Power Exploration

BC Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos (sucursal Colombia)

Equion Energia

Suarez Camacho

BDE Consultants

Minerales Córdoba

Frontera Energy

A&Co Consulting

Clarke Modet Colombia

Inversiones GLP

DINAGAS

Asociación Colombiana del Petróleo ACP

DLA Piper

Invercaice

Mareigua

Sofistic

Soluciones Cuatroochenta

Colombia > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

The corporate group at energy boutique Chalela | Abogados has a focus on transactional energy matters, in line with its signature strength. Federico Chalela  is the name to note; he routinely represents domestic, multinational, multilateral and public-sector entities in a range of compliance, transactional and contentious issues. At associate level, commercial law specialist Andrea Gutierrez  is recommended for her robust in-house experience gained during stints at Shell Colombia and Win Sports. The firm recently saw the departure of associates Daniela Carvajal, who joined Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas in May 2022, and Ana María Iregui , who is now a legal counsel at Latitud.

Practice head(s):

Federico Chalela; Maria Jose Romero; María Isabel Paz; Daniela Carvajal; Andrea Gutierrez

Key clients

High Power Exploration

BC Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos (Sucursal Colombia)

Equion Energia

Suarez Camacho

BDE Consultants

Minerales Córdoba

Frontera Energy

A&Co Consulting

Clarke Modet Colombia

Inversiones GLP / Empresas GASCO

Dinagas

Asociación Colombiana del Petróleo (ACP)

DLA Piper

Invercaice

Mareigua

Sofistic

Soluciones Cuatroochenta

Chalela I Abogados is an energy boutique law firm based in Colombia. Led by founding partner Federico Chalela, the firm is emerging as a leading player in the legal services market for the oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, infrastructure and energy-related service companies and projects.

The firm provides a thorough business-driven service distinguished by a team of legal practitioners with prominent experience as in-house counsel to various national and multinational energy companies, and members of the largest domestic and international law firms. Chalela I Abogados is committed to providing a prime service with a unique understanding of the in-house legal counsel role and the corporate challenges for the proper legal risk management demands. The firm combines a team of attorneys with a solid academic background, renowned experience, and direct and personal attention

The firm was founded in 2014, determined to promote innovative and flexible means to serve its clients’ needs, building long-lasting relationships based on a unique mutual trust with its clients.

Chalela I Abogados provides comprehensive legal services in business law, energy regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, project finance, capital markets and securities, administrative law, labor, environmental, tax, and dispute resolution and negotiation.

Practice areas: Hydrocarbons, mining, renewable energy, real estate, corporate and financial matters, labor, taxes and dispute resolution.

Managing partner: Federico Chalela, founding and managing partner of the firm, has over 15 years of experience and has focused his practice in a wide variety of matters for energy sector companies – including regular day-to-day contractual, regulatory and corporate affairs, as well as more complex and sophisticated structuring and implementation of multi-jurisdiction corporate M&A transactions, cross-border and domestic financing deals, project finance transactions, restructurings, and dispute litigation and negotiation.

Federico has been a prominent member of various large domestic and international law firms, as well as an outstanding in-house counsel in the the upstream (onshore and offshore) and midstream oil and gas sector, with direct experience in regards to the field of legal affairs, business and operations.

A lawyer with a graduate specialist degree in administrative law and an NYU Corporate LLM, Federico was recently admitted as an arbitrator for energy and commercial disputes administered by the center of arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing partner Federico Chalelafedericoch@chalela-legal.com57 312 4551141
Energy and Natural Resources Federico Chalelafedericoch@chalela-legal.com57 312 4551141
Projects, Corporate and M&A Ana María Ireguianamariai@chalela-legal.com57 312 4551141
Oil & Gas Daniela Carvajaldanielac@chalela-legal.com57 312 4551141
Dispute resolution Maria Isabel Pazmariaisabelp@chalela-legal.com57 312 4551141
Mining and Unconventional Energy Resources Federico Chalelafedericoch@chalela-legal.com57 312 4551141
Labor Víctor D Chalela Evictordanielch@chalela-legal.com57 312 4551141
Tax Camilo Cubidescamiloc@chalela-legal.com57 312 4551141
Other fee-earners : 10
Total staff : 12
English
Spanish
German
Partners : 1

Chalela I Abogados is an energy boutique law firm based in Colombia. Led by founding partner Federico Chalela, the firm is  a leading player in the legal services market for the oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, infrastructure and energy-related service companies and projects.

The firm provides a thorough business-driven service distinguished by a team of legal practitioners with prominent experience as in-house counsel to various national and multinational energy companies, and members of the largest domestic and international law firms. Chalela I Abogados is committed to providing a prime service with a unique understanding of the in-house legal counsel role and the corporate challenges for the proper legal risk management demands. The firm combines a team of attorneys with a solid academic background, renowned experience, and direct and personal attention

The firm was founded in 2014, determined to promote innovative and flexible means to serve its clients’ needs, building long-lasting relationships based on a unique mutual trust with its clients.

Chalela I Abogados provides comprehensive legal services in business law, energy regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, project finance, capital markets and securities, administrative law, labor, environmental, tax, and dispute resolution and negotiation.

Practice areas: Hydrocarbons, mining, environmental sustainability, renewable energy, real estate, corporate and financial matters, M&A, infrastructure, and dispute resolution, among others.

Managing partner: Federico Chalela, founding and managing partner of the firm, has over 18 years of experience and has focused his practice in a wide variety of matters for energy sector companies – including regular day-to-day contractual, regulatory and corporate affairs, as well as more complex and sophisticated structuring and implementation of multi-jurisdiction corporate M&A transactions, cross-border and domestic financing deals, project finance transactions, restructurings, and dispute litigation and negotiation.

Federico has been a prominent member of various large domestic and international law firms, as well as an outstanding in-house counsel in the the upstream (onshore and offshore) and midstream oil and gas sector, with direct experience in regards to the field of legal affairs, business and operations.

A lawyer with a graduate specialist degree in administrative law and an NYU Corporate LLM, Federico is an arbitrator for energy and commercial disputes administered by the center of arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Federico Chalelafedericoch@chalela-legal.com57 312 455 1141
Energy & Natural Resources Federico Chalelafedericoch@chalela-legal.com57 312 455 1141
Projects and M&A Federico Chalelafedericoch@chalela-legal.com57 312 455 1141
Environmental sustainability, & Renewable energy María Jose Romeromariajoser@chalela-legal.com57 317 368 1807
Litigation Maria Isabel Pazmariaisabelp@chalela-legal.com57 301 613 7306
Corporate Andrea Gutierrezandreae@chalela-legal.com57 315 210 3667
Labor Victor D Chalelavictordanielch@chalela-legal.com57 312 455 1141
Tax Camilo Cubidescamiloc@chalela-legal.com57 312 455 1141
Othr fee earners : 10
Total Staff : 15
English
Spanish
German

Partners : 1