José Vicente Zapata is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Colombia office with more than 30 years of experience in the natural and energy 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 energy, 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.
Mr Zapata Lugo received his JD from Javeriana University in Bogotá and an LLM from McGill University.
More recently, Mr Zapata has been active in renewable energy projects and has led wind farm, solar ventures and energy storage solutions, as well as hydrogen and geothermal regulatory assessments, including zoning analysis, management of protected and exclusion zones and areas, and analysis of legal options for land use definition.
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