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Mariana Villegas Mendoza

Associate
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

Mariana Villegas Mendoza is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bogota office. She joined Baker Mckenzie in 2012 as a member of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure group in Bogota, and she has also been a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.

In 2011, she received the Germán Cavelier prize, for an essay titled, "El Tratado De Libre Comercio Entre Estados Unidos Y Colombia: La Diferencia De Alcances Jurídicos En Uno Y Otro País."

Practice Focus

Mariana handles commercial, contractual, mining, and oil and gas matters in Colombia. She has assisted various clients from the energy and mining industry in matters concerning doing business in the country, and has also advised on renewable energy generation projects.

Corporate Responsibility

Mariana has provided pro bono assistance to a group of non-profit organizations composed by Fundación Corona, Fundación Bolívar Davivienda and Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which intends to implement certain innovative social impact bonds schemes in Colombia. She has also rendered bono assistance to Las Páginas Verdes, an organization that publishes a directory listing “green” entities, and the Josephson Institute of Ethics, which promotes ethical commitment and practice.

Admissions

  • Colombia (2012)

Education

  • Universidad Externado de Colombia (Post Graduate Studies in Energy, Mining and Oil and Gas) (2015)
  • University del Rosario (Law Degree) (2012)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish