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Biography

José Vicente Zapata is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Colombia office with more than 25 years of experience in the natural resources sector. He focuses his practice on corporate and commercial matters with an emphasis on environmental, energy and natural resources, regulatory and contractual issues, as well as in corporate compliance and liability cases, including FCPA.

He has represented clients in many of the largest transactions in Colombia in the mining and oil and gas sectors, as well as in the structuring of foreign investment transactions, corporate reorganisations and mergers and acquisitions and in matters of environmental liability and judicial proceedings such as class action lawsuits, in addition to assisting a companies in obtaining mining and oil and gas concessions. He has also led key financing and structuring transactions in several sectors.

Mr Zapata Lugo received his JD from Javeriana University in Bogotá and an LLM from McGill University.

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