José Zapata

José Zapata

José Zapata, Partner, Holland & Knight
Partner, Holland & Knight

José Zapata is partner in Holland & Knight's Bogotá office with more than 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector.

He focuses his practice on corporate and commercial matters with particular emphasis in environmental, energy and natural resources regulatory and contractual issues, as well as in corporate compliance and liability cases, including FCPA.

Mr. Zapata primarily represents electric, oil, gas, mining, agrochemical and industrial companies. He has represented clients in many of the largest transactions undertaken in Colombia relating to mining and oil and gas, in addition to assisting in obtaining mining and oil and gas concessions. He regularly advises clients in the structuring of foreign investment transactions, corporate reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions as well as matters of environmental liability and judicial proceedings such as class action lawsuits.

Mr. Zapata is member of international organizations, regularly participates as speaker in different forums and events and serves as an adjunct professor of corporate responsibility, environmental liability and sustainable development at different universities.


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