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Sanclemente Fernández Abogados S.A.

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded firm with strong experience in a variety of oil and gas matters. Represents domestic and international clients active in hydrocarbon exploration and extraction, as well as service companies. Particularly active advising on bidding processes, farm-out deals and service agreements, as well as representing clients before the competent authorities. Offers expert counsel on hydrocarbon issues in contentious proceedings.

Strengths

A client states: "They take ownership of every matter and have an especially strong team in oil and gas." Others appreciate: "The team attend our requests 24/7 so we can always count on them. They are committed to rendering the best services they can."

Work highlights

Represented Telpico Colombia in administrative proceedings before the National Hydrocarbons Agency, the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Environment, as well as advising on the execution of service agreements.

Notable practitioners

Market onlookers appreciate department co-head Diana Sanclemente for her hydrocarbon expertise. She is commended by one client as "a go-to person for oil and gas. She is always a knowledgeable and active participant in the work." The interviewee further praises: "Diana has the know-how and also the 'know-who' - she knows everybody in the industry because she handles so many important cases."

Co-head of department José Gabriel Fernández Cardona is well regarded by market onlookers for his oil and gas practice. Clients particularly value his assistance "handling sensitive, detailed documents for us."He regularly advises petroleum companies on service agreements and administrative procedures.

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Overview

Thanks to our extensive experience in the industry, throughout our 79 years, SANCLEMENTE FERNANDEZ ABOGADOS S.A. (SFA), has gained an exceptional insight of this sector, providing highly specialized and comprehensive counseling to operator, service, transport, financing and power generating companies. Our Firm has provided consultancy on developing projects in different areas such as oil, mining, energy, industrial, corporate and infrastructure. We provide among others, consultancy services in: 

  • Exploration, production, transport, commercialization, refining, marketing and financing in the oil and mining industry.
  •  Award and negotiation of Association Contracts, Exploration and Production Agreements (EPA) and Technical Evaluation Agreements (TEA) in bidding rounds with the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) and additional agreements on non-conventional reservoirs.
  • Farm Out, Joint Operation Agreements (JOA), PMC and EPC contracts.
  • Due Diligence processes for merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Structure different credit facilities, such as Syndicated Loans and Credit Lines among others.
  • Assistance in importation of machinery and equipment, and tax exemptions in the sector.
  • Non-conventional energy sources.
  • Assistance regarding mining and surface land disputes, water rights, local community and indigenous matters.
  • Litigation regarding land claims, popular actions, writs of mandamus, union strikes, labor lawsuits and tax claims at all judicial and administrative levels.

Industries

Energy & Natural Resources

Finance

Foreign Investment

Gas

Infrastructure

Labour

Litigation

Mining

Non Conventional Energy Sources

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Sanclemente Fernández Abogados S.A.

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Department location

Carrera 9 # 69 – 70

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Colombia

Energy & Natural Resources


Diana Sanclemente
Band 2
José Gabriel Fernández Cardona
Band 3