Camila Jimenez

Camila Jiménez

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


Camila Jiménez Lara is a senior lawyer and leader of the environmental law practice area at Baker McKenzie in Bogotá, Colombia, with a Master's degree in Environmental and Energy Law from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and more than 10 years of experience in the natural resources sector. Camila complements her practice with commercial law matters, assisting in the structuring, preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts.

Camila has participated in the structuring and preparation of environmental due diligence processes, project finance processes for carbon credits, environmental legal audits, accompaniment in environmental liability cases and environmental administrative processes, as well as in socialization and prior consultation processes.

Camila participated on behalf of Baker McKenzie in the first panel on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement in Bogotá, organized by IETA - International Emissions Trading Association, ALLCOT and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Among the most representative pro bono cases handled by Baker McKenzie is the analysis of the implementation of the Escazú Agreement in Colombia, promoted by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, in which Camila played a leading role for Colombia.

Camila was recognized by The Legal 500 Latin America 2021 and 2022 in the 'Rising Stars' category. Likewise, Baker McKenzie's environmental team was ranked in Band 3 of Legal 500 Latin America 2022: Colombia.

Practice Focus

Camila has a Master´s degree in Energy and Environmental Law in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), as well as an specialization in Commercial Law in Universidad de los Andes.

Within the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure practice area at Baker McKenzie, Camila focuses on environmental and contractual matters, as well as transactional matters in the energy and natural resources sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Environmental advisory to the National Mining Agency, with respect to the assignment of certain environmental authorizations of a relevant mining project, in the frame of the structuring of the 4 mining rounds for the adjudication of Strategic Mining Areas.
  • Advised FMC Technologies Inc., in the procedure before DIMAR to obtain a commercial exploitation license, with the purpose to support the offshore operations performed by Shell and Ecopetrol in Coveñas.
  • Advised EPM in the due diligence process, in the frame of the Electricaribe acquisition process.
  • Advised an important company of the infrastructure sector in an environmental due diligence process, in the frame of the acquisition of 70% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Concesión Costera Cartagena Barranquilla.
  • Assisted a Colombian fund, with focus on infrastructure assets, in a due diligence acquisition transaction of Termo Mechero Morro S.A.S. E.S.P., a company which generates electricity from natural gas.
  • Advised Grupo Romero Investment Office –GRIO in the due diligence acquisition transaction of one the most important companies which manages Colombia´s largest crude transportation system.
  • Advised one of the most important Colombian energy companies, in the environmental due diligence for the acquisition of photovoltaic project of 300 MW, located in Guaduas and Chaguaní, which has been declared as utility public project (DUPI).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • WIM (Women in Mining) Colombia - Vice president


  • Colombia (2009)


  • Universidad de los Andes (Specialization in Commercial Law) (2018)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (LL.M. in Energy and Environmental Law) (2012)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (J.D.) (2009)


  • English
  • Spanish


  • She participated as Moderator in the Panel "United for Conservation towards Carbon Neutrality", organized by Diario la República on August 23, 2023.
  • Participated as a panelist in the 32nd Annual International Environmental Conference held in Chicago in July 2023, in which she talked about the challenges posed by Climate Change, EHS updates as well as ESG developments.
  • Participated in the publication in the Legal Industry Magazine on Key Aspects of the Bill that intends to modify the Environmental Sanctioning Regime, published in July 2023.
  • Publication in Issue 82 of Themis Law Review - Investment and Natural Resources. Title of the Article: "Escazú Agreement: Challenges before its possible ratification in Colombia". Themis 82, December 2022.
  • Participated in the event organized by the environmental comittee of the ANDI ""Acuerdo de Escazú - Retos ante su Posible Ratificación", held on July 28, 2022.
  • Participated as speaker in the first event in Colombia "Workshop and Training of Experts: Article 6 in Latin America and Colombia of the Paris Agreement", organized by International Emissions Trading Association, IETA, Allcot and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The event was held on May 19 and 20 of 2022 in Bogotá.