Nicolas Arboleda

Nicolas Arboleda

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


Nicolas Arboleda is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Bogota office, leading the mining and metals practice.

Nicolas has over 12 years' experience in mining, energy and infrastructure, having participated and championed several cross-border transactions in the Americas, Africa and EMEA regions. He is a highly experienced professional in transactions and projects on mining and power sectors.

Prior to joining the Firm, Nicolas was Legal Vice President of the "La Luna" mine-to-power project in Colombia. Nicolas has also worked as legal counsel business development for QKR Corporation, a private equity fund in London and Qatar, legal advisor to a BHP Billiton's Project NOSS (at Cerro Matoso) and as an associate at other renowned international law firms.

Nicolas also teaches as a professor in Mineral Law and Sustainable Development at the Los Andes University.

Practice Focus

Nicolas focuses on mergers & acquisitions, energy, mining, projects and project financings. He regularly advises companies in industries of mining and metals, power, projects and private equity / investment funds.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colegio de Abogados Rosaristas
  • Colegio de Abogados de Minas y Petróleos


  • Colombia (2009)


  • Universidad Externado de Colombia (LL.M. Mining and Oil and Gas Law) (2012)
  • Del Rosario University (LL.M. Masters in Public Law, Candidacy for Magister) (2010)
  • Del Rosario University (LL.B. Law) (2008)
  • Dundee Univeristy (MBA)


  • English
  • Spanish

Author, "Coal, gold and emeralds, the chips for mining in 2018”, El Portafolio Newspaper, December 2017.

Author, “Golden ecosystems”, La República Newspaper, November 2017.

Author, “Social matters pose the greatest challenge for natural resources practices", La República Newspaper, November 2017.

Co-author, “Renewable Colombia”, Dinero Magazine, September 2017.

Author, “Challenges for renewables in Colombia”, La República Newspaper, March 2017.