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María Montejo Torres

Associate
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

María Montejo Torres is a member of the Firm's International Commercial and Infrastructure groups. Prior to joining the Firm in 2013, María worked in the corporate-M&A group of a leading Colombian law firm.

Practice Focus

María focuses on commercial contracts, public procurement and infrastructure projects. She advises clients investing in Colombia to structure complex cross-border commercial arrangements and has extensive experience on issues of contract negotiation and interpretation. She also assists clients on matters of public procurement, infrastructure law and PPPs.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted as counsel to Spain's Civil Aviation Authority (AENA) as leader member of a private PPP initiative to continue as operator and partner of Cartagena's international airport's concessionaire.
  • Advised China Development Bank in the financing of a PPP project for the construction and operation of a highway in Colombia.
  • Assisted an international hospitality company based in Canada in its negotiation of a contract package for the management, renovation and operation of two 5-star hotels in Bogota.
  • Advised Molson Coors Brewing Company on a joint venture with CCC (Postobón's and Compañía Cervecerías Unidas' joint vehicle) for the local production and distribution of Coors beer in Colombia.

Admissions

  • Colombia (2011)

Education

  • Columbia Law School (LLM Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (2016)
  • Universidad de Los Andes (Post Graduate Degree) (2013)
  • Universidad de Los Andes (Law Degree) (2011)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish