Fondo

Associates & Members

  • Antonio Sanclemente

    Senior Partner

    (571) 3100 555 ext 102/202

    asv@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      SENIOR PARTNER OF SANCLEMENTE
      FERNANDEZ ABOGADOS S.A.
      AREAS OF PRACTICE: Natural Resources
      and Energy Law (oil and gas, mining, power
      generation and transmission) and
      Infrastructure. Labor Law, Foreign Investment,
      M&A, Corporate Law.

    • Experience

      Dr Sanclemente is a senior partner of Sanclemente Fernandez Abogados, SFA.
      Established in 1942, this Colombian Law Firm is dedicated primarily to Oil & Gas, Foreign
      Investment, M&A, Labor and Banking Law.

      Throughout his career Dr. Sanclemente has participated in major oil and gas projects in Colombia in the Downstream as Upstream sectors, amongst them:
      • Outside Legal Counsel for Occidental de Colombia, Inc during the Caño Limon Field discovery and Field Development and Occidental Petroleum Acquisition of 50% of Caño Limon by Shell.
      • Triton Colombia Forward Oil Sale.
      • Acquisition GHK Guaduas Oil Field.
      • Consultant to Compañia Petrolera Coordillera for the Samore Block.
      • Consultant to Atlantic Richfield Company (Arco) - Capachos, San Miguel, Galeones and Fragata Blocks.
      • Consultant for Compañía Española de Petróleos CEPSA, including the acquisition of Hupecol´s Assets in Colombia.
      • Outside Legal Counsel for Foster Wheeler USA Corporation, the PMC Contractor for both the Barrancabermeja and Cartagena Refinery Upgrades.

      He continues to provide legal advice to the most important Oil & Gas Service Companies and a significant number of new E & P Companies that participate in the ANH Bid Rounds.
      Most recently Dr. Sanclemente has expanded his portfolio of foreign Clients to include the following:
      • AmerisurResources PLC Amerisur is an E&P Company focused on developing its contracts in Colombia, which has a well established petroleum industry with highly productive basins, relatively unexplored
      • Ecopetrol Colombia ‘s biggest Oil Company Majority owned by the State
      • Consocio Aser A major fabrication contractor associated with the Construction of the Cartagena refinery.
      PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Founding
      Member of the Colombian Oil and Mining
      Association (“Colegio de Minas y Petróleos,
      Colombia”).

      Dr. Sanclemente has been ranked within the 208 best lawyers in the world at the energy sector according to Who\'s Who Legal 2014.

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Lawyer, Universidad Nacional de
      Colombia, Colombia with postgraduate studies in labour law, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia.
      Dr. Sanclemente has continued his studies in the US focusing his interest in comparative cultural sociology USA / Latin America. and comparative law, in Florida International University( Miami Fl) and Harvard University respectively.

  • Jose G. Fernandez C.

    Senior Partner

    (571) 3100555 ext 103

    jgf@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      Natural Resources and Energy Law (oil and gas, mining, power generation and transmission) and Infrastructure.
      Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, Foreign Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions

      PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators).

    • Experience

      RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS COORDINATED IN THE LAST YEARS:
      Throughout his career, José Gabriel has been a member of several boards of directors of major Colombian financial institutions.
      Since 1987, as a partner of SFA, José Gabriel has participated in structuring the acquisition, merger, and consolidation of several companies. Likewise, he has also provided legal services to local and international banks, financial corporations, investment funds, trust companies, and other national and international financial institutions in connection with significant transactions. Regarding the oil and gas industry, José Gabriel has represented clients in all gas, oil, and mining industry aspects related to domestic and international transactions. His assistance, along with his SFA partners has been devoted to providing consultancy for all of the segments in the oil & gas industry, including operators, exploration companies, oil pipeline transport companies, and financiers, as well as construction engineers for projects related with expansion and modernization of refineries.
      • Legal Counsel for Ecopetrol S.A. and Foster Wheeler Inc. in the structuring and development of all legal documents and legal framework required for modernization of the Barrancabermeja Refinery (EPC Contracts, C Contracts).
      • Listing of Tuscany International Drilling Inc. shares of stock at the Colombian Stock Exchange.
      • Credit Facility for USD$ 100.000.000 granted by BNP Paribas in favor of Petrolatnina Energy PLC. Acted as legal counsel of lender.
      • Credit Facility for USD$ 200.000.000 granted by BNP Paribas in favor of Grupo C&C Energia. Acted as legal counsel of lender.
      • Credit Facility for USD$ 220.000.000 granted by Credit Suisse in favor of Tuscany International Drilling Inc. Acted as legal counsel of borrower.
      • Assignment process of Credit Facility granted by BNP Paribas in favor of Petrolatina Energy PLC, to Wells Fargo Bank. Acted as legal counsel of BNP Paribas.
      • Legal Counsel of Petroleos Sud Americanos S.A. in the acquisition process of three oil blocks (Rio Meta, Entrerrios y El Dificil), sold by Ecopetrol S.A. in the biding process “Proceso de Desinversion de Campos Menores”.
      • Legal Counsel of Petroleos Sud Americanos S.A. in the participation and acquisition of one oil block in the bidding process “Ronda Colombia 2012”.
      • Legal Counsel of CEPSA, as partner in the OCENSA Pipeline, during the general restructuring process of OCENSA.

      MENTIONS:
      • Leader Lawyer in Colombia under Band 2 of Chambers Global, 2014; “source who have had dealings with José Gabriel Fernández Cardona comment: “We were in a very interesting negotiation with him and he was very dedicated to defending his client’s position; in the end the deal went very well”
      • Leader Lawyer in Colombia under Band 2 of Chambers Latin America, 2014.
      • Natural and Energy Resources Sector of the Legal 500 Publication.
      • Ranked in Best Lawyer Publication as expert lawyer in the Oil and Gas Sector.
      • Lawyer specialized in Oil and Natural Resources, Martindale Publication.

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Lawyer, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia with postgraduate studies in corporate law, Universidad Javeriana.

  • Diana Sanclemente

    Senior Partner

    (571) 3100 555 ext 108

    dsa@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE: Foreign Investment, Corporate, M&A, Oil, Mining and Pharmaceutical.

    • Experience

      As a partner of SANCLEMENTE FERNANDEZ ABOGADOS Diana is recognized for providing highly personalized service and always delivering on time. Her practice includes assisting oil companies (E&P and service companies), mining companies and multinational corporations of the pharmaceutical industry with business in Colombia, among others. In addition she is a member of Board of Directors in different companies including pharmaceutical, oil sector, automotive and financial institutions, as well as a member of AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators). She is currently ranked in Chambers and Partners Leading Lawyers for Business (The Client’s Guide), as well as in Who’s Who Legal (Energy). During the last year she worked in a shale gas project, a due diligence to purchase Petrobras’ assets, and the sale of assets of two multinational oil services companies, one Canadian and one British, respectively; and the upgrade of Barranca refinery (EPC-2-EPC-3), among others. In addition she has actively participated in the Committee of Non-conventional Reservoirs of Asociacion Colombiana de Petroleos (ACP) –and was invited in June to present the “Doing business in Colombia” chapter at the Go-Expo Oil & Gas Conference in Calgary and in September and November, at two business rounds in Halifax, Canada and Bogota, respectively.
      The October 2013 issue of Chambers and Partner “British Client’s Guide” featured the Firm and Diana Sanclemente as “This mid-tier firm handles day-to-day corporate matters and offers M&A advice; it is especially focused on advising foreign investors, particularly in the energy sector.
      The April 2014 issue of Chambers and Partner “British Client’s Guide” underscores the considerable value clients give to her work.
      Diana has been ranked within the 208 best lawyers in the world at the energy sector according to Who's Who Legal 2014.

      Sources say: “The team is prepared to work into the night and on weekends to get the job done.”

      KEY SKILLS
      Diana Sanclemente is a versatile corporate lawyer who wins praise from clients for her service-oriented approach and willingness to go the extra mile.

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Lawyer, admitted in Colombia, 1989
      Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogota - Colombia (1989)
      Master of Laws -LLM, Georgetown University, Washington, USA (1991);
      European Community Law, Instituto Universitario Europeo, Florence – Italy (1991).

  • Claudia Rodriguez Z.

    Partner

    (571) 3100555 ext 113

    crz@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      Procedural Law, Administrative and Contentious Administrative Law; Environmental Law.

    • Experience

      RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS AND SKILLS:
      Claudia has been head of SFA’s Litigation Area since 2009, representing clients in all kinds of legal disputes before courts and tribunals.
      Claudia’s performance and professional achievements, her sense of belonging and commitment to SFA as well were key for being given a Partner position since 2012.
      Her broad experience in environmental, civil, public and popular actions and contractual and tort liabilities, among others, have contributed to our litigation team being considered as a leading area of service for our national and international clients.

      Specific experience in the Nullity and Reinstatement of Right Action
      4 years of work experience at the Third Section of the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca as Senior Officer, in charge of substantiating contractual proceedings and preparing draft rulings for the Justice.
      10 years of work experience in the procedural area of SANCLEMENTE FERNÁNDEZ ABOGADOS S.A., representing clients (as plaintiffs and defendants) in several nullity and reinstatement of right actions before Administrative, Contentious Administrative Courts and the Council of State. “

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Law Degree from Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá - Colombia
      Postgraduate studies; Specialization in Administrative Law, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá – Colombia.
      Specialization in Procedural Law, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá – Colombia.

  • Donaldo C Ariza A.

    Partner

    3100555

    daa@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Public Law, Administrative Contracting, Infrastructure, Energy Mining Law, Regulations in oil, gas, LPG and byproducts, Project Structuring.

    • Experience

      During his twenty two (22) years of experience in the energy-mining sector, Donaldo has been engaged in providing comprehensive legal counseling to companies in the oil and gas sector in the areas of exploration, production, refining, transportation and commercialization of hydrocarbons and byproducts. He has broad experience in legal, strategic and tactical support in implementing initiatives and new businesses, assisting organizations in making strategic decisions of a varying nature, while participating in Director Committees and Boards of Directors and advising the same in fulfillment of his responsibilities. Proven track record in planning, definition and negotiation of spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions, as well as in negotiation E&P projects, farm in / farm out operations, structuring of projects and megaprojects according to the several forms of the same (EPC, PMC, BLT, BOOMT, BOM).

    • Academic Formation

      Attorney, practicing law in Colombia since 1993, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia 1994.
      Specialist in Public Management and Administrative Institutions, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 1994.
      Magister in Public Law of Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2007.

  • Teresita Cardona G.

    Partner

    (571) 3100555 ext 129

    tcg@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      SENIOR LAWYER AT SANCLEMENTE
      FERNÁNDEZ ABOGADOS S.A. SINCE 2007, ADVISOR SPECIALIZING IN LABOR AND MIGRATORY LAW

      AREAS OF PRACTICE
      Consultant and Advisor in labor law and migratory law.

    • Experience

      RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS AND SKILLS:
      Member of the Bar of Attorneys Specialized in Labor Law and Social Security.
      Since joining the Firm, she has worked as an advisor specialized in Labor and Migratory Law and Director of Human Resources.

      She has also held different positions in the private sector, such Human Resource Manager and Business Training Manager at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Dean of the Faculty of Continued Education of Universidad del Rosario and Legal Director of Avianca Airlines.

      She has also been professor of labor law for undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Law of Universidad de los Andes and the Faculty of Jurisprudence of Universidad del Rosario and she currently is a professor in the Specialization of Labor Law and Social Security at such University and speaker at several national and international events.
      She is an expert in conceptualization, performance and development of projects, which activity she has had the chance of implementing from the several positions she has held, amount which we find the following:
      • Preparation and implementation of the Strategic Plan for the Continued Education Program of Universidad del Rosario, which she directed from the Deanship of the Faculty of Continued Education by designing program policies and coordinating the preparation of the processes and documentation to obtain the 2.000 ISO 9001 quality certification. The program achieved sales under her direction in excess of COP $3,500 million per year.
      • Creation, development and consolidation of the Continued Education Program of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, where annual sales exceeding COP $2.2 billion for 2004 were achieved under her management.
      • Director of the Creation Project of Fundación Universitaria Empresarial of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá – Uniempresarial – with assistance from GTZ and the Colombo-German Chamber of Commerce, which project she directed from conceptualization to start up, including preparation of its strategic plan, selection of the first students, teachers and engagement of the first 50 companies that provided support to the project.
      • Legal advisor in individual and collective labor and social security law matters and has been involved in collective bargaining agreement negotiations, due diligence processes and labor audits.
      • A Leading Lawyer in Colombia in the Chambers Latin America, Section 2 of 2012 and 2013.

    • Academic Formation

      CAREER
      Lawyer, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
      Postgraduate Studies: Specialist in Civil Cassation and Criminal Cassation, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
      Diploma in Management Training Techniques, Escuela de Administración Pública -ESAP - Fundación Getulio Vargas, Brazil
      She has also attended multiple courses, seminars and certified courses on subjects such as management training, strategic planning, project management, management indicators, BSC, skill-based training, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, leadership, team work and marketing.

  • Ignacio Giraldo U.

    Partner

    (571) 3100555 ext 130

    igu@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      Corporate Law, Foreign Trade and Foreign Exchange Control

    • Experience

      RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS AND SKILLS:
      • Due diligence and negotiation of purchase terms and conditions of a Pharmaceutical company having a staff of 200 employees for an approximate price of US$ 6 million.

      • Due diligence and structuring the acquisition of a steel trading company having 150 employees and inventories of approximately US$ 15 million and assistance in expansion and reorganization.

      Ignacio has broad experience in corporate advising, foreign trade and foreign exchange control with pharmaceutical companies, oil drilling and exploration service, mining and marketing companies. Legal analysis and strategic analysis on land, sea and air transportation of cargo, having extensively managed claims, policies and insurance coverage for the cargo carrier sector and foreign investment counseling. Advisory in matters related to foreign trade, free trade zones. Likewise filing and handling of internal proceedings and before business-company authorities in Colombia, including drafting and review of contracts in the normal course of business of companies involved in production and commercialization activities of goods and services.

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Lawyer, admitted 2004, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
      Specialization in International Business Law, 2007, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

  • Sebastián Fernández B.

    Senior Lawyer

    (571) 3100555 ext 140

    sfb@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE
      Foreign Investment, Corporate Law, Financial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil an Project Financing

    • Experience

      As Senior attorney at SANCLEMENTE FERNANDEZ ABOGADOS and throughout his professional career, Sebastián has had the opportunity of participating in several key transactions for the economic development of Colombia. Likewise, Sebastián has worked as International Lawyer at Sherman & Sterling LLP – New York, being involved in structuring several merger and acquisition transactions, project financing and exchange transactions governed under the laws of the State of New York.



      In Colombia Sebastián has advised foreign financial entities in regard to structuring and securing credit facilities for companies in the oil sector, as well as restructuring of several credit facilities previously granted. In the stock exchange sector, Sebastián has been involved in registering shares of stock of an oil service provider company before the National Register of Securities (Registro Nacional de Valores) and the Stock Exchange of Colombia. Additionally, he has acted as advisor for Petróleos Sud Americanos in the purchase of oil fields owned by Ecopetrol. He has also advised several other companies in the oil sector for submitting bids for being awarded oil fields. Likewise, he has also taken part in the purchase and sale of companies related to the oil sector from the due diligence to the respective closing activities.




      In addition to being experienced and knowledgeable in the legal field, Sebastián is also very interested in conducting business and marketing activities leading to further development and growth of SANCLEMENTE FERNANDEZ ABOGADOS

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer admitted in Colombia since 2010, Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá Colombia.
      Specialist in Oil-Mining Law from Universidad Externado de Colombia (2013)
      Master in Banking, Corporate and Financial Law from Fordham University (New York 2014).

  • Leopoldo A. Ruiz del V.

    Partner

    (571) 3100555 ext 125

    lar@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      Labor Law. Individual and collective labor law.

    • Experience

      RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS AND SKILLS:
      Throughout his career Leopoldo has been working in important companies of the private sector as Human Resources Manager in construction, financial and catering companies.
      Extensive experience in individual labor law and Union Labor Law.
      He has represented Financial, Catering and Oil & Gas companies as negotiator of Collective Bargaining Agreements with the most representative unions of such sectors.
      He has led employer substitutions for Oil & Gas companies, being the most relevant an employer substitution for 320 employees.
      During his experience at SANCLEMENTE FERNANDEZ ABOGADOS S.A. he has provided labor counseling to leading operating, exploration and services companies in Oil & Gas as well as Construction and refinery expansion projects.

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Lawyer, 2002, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá – Colombia

  • Catalina Cárdenas F.

    Senior Lawyer

    (571) 3100555 ext 136

    ccf@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      Labor Law, Procedural Labor Law

    • Experience

      RELEVANT SKILLS AND TRANSACTIONS:
      Catalina has extensive experience in rights to petition, complaints, writs of mandamus, requests for authorization to terminate employment contracts and litigations on a national level both in the private and public sector in connection with administrative and individual labor law.

      She advises and acts as attorney in fact for national and foreign companies in the Oil Sector in connection with court and out-of-court matters before the Ministry of Labor and the Ordinary Jurisdiction, regarding issues of claims for declaration of existence of joint and several labor responsibility, independent contractors, actuality contract, enforcement of territoriality principle of Colombian Laws, just causes for termination of employment contracts, immunity for manifest state of impair - reinforced labor stability, reinstatement, among others.

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Lawyer admitted in 2007, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
      Postgraduate Studies: Specialist in Sanitary Medical Law, 2010, Universidad del Rosario.
      Specialist in Labor Law and Social Security, 2010, Universidad del Rosario.

  • Ximena Osorio R.

    Senior Lawyer

    (571) 3100555 ext 107

    xco@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      Collective and Individual Labor Law and Migratory Law

    • Experience

      RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS AND SKILLS:
      Ximena has broad professional experience in connection with individual, collective labor and social security law matters and she has taken part in significant labor-related transactions and audits. She advises and provides support to national and foreign companies in issues related to staff recruitment, remuneration schemes, handling of disciplinary procedures, work shifts and work hours, proceedings before SENA, social security and payroll matters, calculation of social contributions, conciliations, settlements, employer substitutions, collective dismissals.
      In the migratory area, she also has extensive experience in obtaining visas, homologating professional degrees, temporary licenses issued by professional boards and all other proceedings before government entities.

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Lawyer admitted in 2004, Universidad Santo Tomas de Aquino, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
      Postgraduate studies: Specialist in Administrative Law, 2006, Universidad del Rosario.
      Specialist in Labor Law and Social Security, 2010, Universidad del Rosario.

  • Claudia C Vargas Cifuentes

    Senior Lawyer

    3100555

    cvc@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Tax Law, International Tax Law, foreign investment in Colombia and Colombian Investment abroad.

    • Experience

      Claudia Vargas has broad work experience, over 15 years of experience in handling tax issues. She has extensive knowledge and experience in international tax planning, contentious litigation in fiscal matters and consultancy in tax and regulatory matters to national companies and multinational companies with investments in Colombia and abroad in the oil and gas, natural resources, mining, financial, infrastructure and construction, telecommunications, media, industrial, services and technology sectors, among others.
      She has served as Director and leader of tax areas at renowned Law Firms and Advisory and Consultancy companies. In addition she has also been involved as speaker in tax related conferences and seminars on a local and international level.

      Claudia has held positions as teacher and academic coordinator in several programs of tax law and international tax law at Universidad del Rosario, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Tributario [Colombian Institute of Tax Law].

      She as an active member of Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Tributario – ICDT and the International Fiscal Association - IFA, is currently Co-Director of the International Tax Law Certificate Course at ICDT.

      Publications
      • Article: “Deduction of Receivables and Manifestly Doubtful Accounts Allowance” in the book International Tax Law Manual, Victor Uckmar, Guiseppe Corasaniti, Paolo de Capitani di Vimercate, in charge of Mauricio A. Plazas Vega. Bogotá Editorial Temis, 2010
      • Article “ The Free Trade Agreement and the double legal international taxation” in the book The Free Trade Agreement, Business integration and law of markets. Bogotá, Editorial Universidad del Rosario, 2007

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer, Universidad del Rosario, admitted in 1999, Bogotá, Colombia
      Postgraduate Studies; Tax Law Specialization, 2002, Universidad de los Andes.
      Magister (ADV LLM) in International Tax Law, 2004, Leiden University, Netherlands.

  • Lucía E. Erazo Martínez

    Associate Lawyer

    3100555

    lem@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Environmental Law, Mining Law, Responsibility of the State and Disciplinary Law

    • Experience

      Lucía has experience in the mining and environmental sectors and in public law. She worked at the Vice-Presidency of Contracting and Mining Titling of the National Mining Agency preparing Administrative Acts, legal opinions, legal counseling and drafting of mining concession contracts. She has also worked free lance in the environmental sector advising and representing several companies in penalizing and permitting proceedings. She worked for almost three years in the Judicial Branch in the Third Division of the Council of State. She was in charge of substantiation of several proceedings and at the Disciplinary Jurisdictional Division of the Section Council for the Judiciary in Bogotá. She was in charge of rulings against other lawyers, judges and prosecutors.
      In addition Lucía was a member of AIESEC Rosario, where she held the position of Coordinator in the field of “External Communication and Media”.

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario admitted in 2011, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.
      Postgraduate studies: Specialist in Environmental Law, Universidad del Rosario, 2014, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.

  • Alejandra Reinel Pulido

    Associate Lawyer

    (571) 3100555 ext 134

    arp@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      Administrative procedural, civil and labor law; Administrative Law, Consumer Law, Copyrights and Litigations

    • Experience

      Relevant experience in litigation and contractual legal support. She has provided legal counseling and has been involved in significant transactions; in litigations in administrative channels, handling of court proceedings before the ordinary, administrative and arbitration jurisdictions.

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer, Universidad de los Andes, 2011, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.
      Postgraduate studies: Specialist in Administrative Law, 2014, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

  • M. Alejandra Cabrera L.

    Associate Lawyer

    571-3100555

    mac@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      JUNIOR ASSOCIATE AT SANCLEMENTE FERNANDEZ ABOGADOS S.A., SINCE APRIL 2014.


      AREAS OF PRACTICE: Procedural Law

    • Experience

      RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS AND SKILLS:
      María Alejandra has provided counseling and support in labor law matters to national companies.

    • Academic Formation

      EDUCATION:
      Lawyer admitted 2014, Universidad Externado de
      Colombia, Bogotá - Colombia.

  • Giuseppe De Andreis Berrío

    Associate Lawyer

    3100555 Ext. 143

    gda@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Business, Urban, Corporate, Environmental and Oil Law.

    • Experience

      Throughout his career he has specialized in urban, climate, business, administrative and environmental law.

      He has represented entities in the public sector in public contracting, bids and environmental issues such as the Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Transportation and the Mayor’s Office of the Special, Industrial and Port District of Barranquilla.

      In the oil sector, he has represented companies in issues of administrative, urban and territorial law as well as corporate and contract law.

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer admitted in Colombia, 2011,
      Universidad Javeriana, Bogota - Colombia

      Master in Law -LLM, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2013, degree validated by the Ministry of Education in Colombia, 2016.

      Diploma in Public Management and Public Policies, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá – Colombia, 2016

  • Pablo Fernández Bonilla

    Associate Lawyer

    3100555

    pfb@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Tax Law, Procedural Law

    • Experience

      Pablo provides support in monitoring proceedings on a national level and tax consultations and processes.
      English and German

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer admitted in Colombia, 2016 Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
      One year educational Interchange, Juristische Fakultät at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Free courses in international trade, international economic law, comparative private law, internet regulations, introduction to the US legal system and introduction to the British system. Tübingen, Germany 2014.

  • Juan Sebastian Ramírez Acosta

    Associate Lawyer

    3100555 Ext 105

    jsr@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Migratory and Labor Law

    • Experience

      Relevant experience as consultant and advisor in the private and public sectors in connection with individual and collective labor law and social security matters.

      Experience in analysis and drafting of resolutions intended to define the legal pension situation of members of armed forces, who are covered under a regime exempted from Law 100. He has partaken in due diligence processes in merger and acquisition proceedings and has been involved in the diagnostics and restructuring proposals of public entities at the national level. Specifically he has provided advisory to companies in order to meet effective labor rules and formulation of timely and efficient responses to possible contingencies in social security and labor matters.

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer admitted in 2013, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
      Candidate to Specialist in Labor and Social Security Law, 2015, Colegio Mayor de la Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, D.C., Colombia

  • Silvia Pinzón Trujillo

    Associate Lawyer

    13100555

    spt@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Corporate Law

    • Experience

      Silvia completed her legal training in Pro Bono issues by helping to solve cases in several areas with the Fundación Pro Bono Colombia.
      She has provided consultancy in government contracting and insurance to national companies.
      Silvia has provided support in conducting investigations for purposes of addressing client concerns in the national and international area.
      She provides support in Corporate Law at the Firm.
      English

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario admitted in 2014, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

  • Juan Camilo Luna Rios

    Associate Lawyer

    3100555

    jcl@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Corporate Law, Procedural Law

    • Experience

      Juan Camilo provides support in matters related to Corporate Law and monitoring proceedings.
      Monitor of the undergraduate classes in the Faculty of Law “Legislation and Public Policies” (2014-2015) and “Seminar of Guided Investigation” (2015).

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer, Universidad de los Andes, 2016, Bogotá - Colombia
      Minor in Journalism at Universidad de los Andes (2011-2015) and summer course student in “Comparative Company Law” at the same university.

  • David Álvarez S.

    Intern

    (57+1) 3100555

    das@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Procedural Law, Labor Law

    • Experience

      David provides support in labor and immigration law matters and monitoring of Procedures on a national level.

    • Academic Formation

      Student of 5th Year of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2014, Bogotá - Colombia

  • Fredy Castaño R.

    External Advisor

    (+571)3100 555 ext 129

    fcr@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Foreign Exchange Regime and international Investments. Customs Regime, National and Regional Taxes

    • Experience

    • Academic Formation

      Economist, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1966

  • Robert Stewart C.

    External Advisor

    (571) 3100555 ext 114

    rsc@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      SENIOR CONSULTANT
      AREAS OF PRACTICE:
      Foreign Investment, Oil and Gas

    • Experience

      RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS AND SKILLS:
      Robert is a results oriented professional with vast experience as a contracts negotiator. Strengths include effective communication skills and administering issues related to Government and Community Affairs.
      Currently, as senior consultant at SANCLEMENTE FERNANDEZ ABOGADOS, Robert assists oil and gas companies with interest in establishing business in
      Colombia. His professional background includes: Advisor to the Colombian Minister of Mines and Energy; Executive Director of the Colombian – British Chamber of Commerce; Corporate Communications Director at Ecopetrol, and Senior Legal Counsel of Occidental de Colombia Inc.

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

  • Ernesto Hurtado M.

    External Advisor

    (571) 3100555

    info@sfa.com.co

    • Profile

      Litigation and Arbitration

    • Experience

    • Academic Formation

      Lawyer, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 1998
      Specializations in Redressable Damage and Liability Law and Administrative Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 1999 and 2005
      Candidate to Master’s Degree in Public and Private Contracting, Universidad Santo Tomás.
      Business Law, Washtenaw Community College Michigan (USA) , 2001