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Federico Chalela

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About the Author

Federico is the founding partner of Chalela I Abogados and has over 16 years of outstanding experience as in-house counsel and member of highly reputable domestic and international law firms, focusing in the energy sector - particularly for the oil and gas exploration, production, transportation and marketing businesses, including local and cross-border onshore and offshore projects. Federico has dealt with a number of national oil and gas licences, exploration and production contracts, technical evaluation agreements, joint operating agreements, participation agreements, farm-in agreements, incremental production contracts, among others. 

Federico has a significant experience in projects, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, securities, and divestments, royalty agreements, project finance and field operation advisories. 

He has a solid academic background as a result of his studies in both civil law and common law tradition systems.

Federico is an attorney of Universidad de Rosario, earned a graduate degree in administrative law at Universidad Javeriana and is holds an LLM degree in corporate law from the School of Law of the New York University. 

Federico has been civil law and commercial law professor.

Currently, Federico is member of the list of arbitrators for Energy and Commercial Law of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.