Public utilities and IT

Our expertise extends to domestic utility regulations. We have counseled clients on gas transport and supply, electricity, water, sewage, and basic sanitation systems, telecommunications, competition, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), environment and rates, and taxes.
Our lawyers assisted public entities in drafting the sector’s regulations: Laws 142 and 143 of 1994, containing the Colombian legal system concerning domestic public services and electricity.

We have acted as consultants for public entities and domestic public utility companies regarding subsidies and contributions, tariffs, and corporate governance. In addition, we have represented clients in litigation and arbitration cases in those fields.

The firm has advised participants in privatization of domestic public utility companies and conducted due diligence on M&A transactions. It has also represented clients in litigations related to privatizations and to the receivership of those companies ordered by the appropriate governmental agencies.