Specialist in advising on energy and infrastructure, public utilities, telecommunications and public law

Manuel Gómez Fajardo advises national and international companies on the energy, telecommunications, public utilities and infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus on regulatory and contractual matters, and public law in general.

He has advised and represented clients in strategic litigation; the structuring of projects and business models; designing regulatory and compliance strategies; contract management and public contract settlements; participating in calls for tenders by Colombia’s Energy Mining Planning Unit (UPME) and the wholesale power market coordinator and grid operator XM. He has negotiated contracts for the energy and infrastructure sector including EPCs, PPAs and O&M agreements, connection agreements, and commercial representation agreements.

Before joining Cuatrecasas, he worked for other leading companies in Colombia. He also advised the national public procurement agency, Colombia Compra Eficiente, on regulatory matters in public procurement, and served as its legal representative in court proceedings before the Constitutional Court and the Council of State of Colombia.

He lectures on the regulatory and contractual regime of public utilities in the Graduate Diploma Studies in Government Contracting and Management at the Universidad del Rosario and previously lectured on constitutional law at the Universidad de La Sabana.


Education

  • Master of Laws (with distinction)
    London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 2018

    Graduate Diploma in Government Contracting and Management 
    Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, 2014

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad del Rosario, 2012

Directory Mentions

Named Rising Star in Energy and Natural Resources by The Legal 500, 2022.

Master of Laws (with distinction) at LSE and special invitation to pursue doctoral studies at the same institution.