Edwin Cortés Mejia

Edwin Cortés Mejía

Partner
Edwin is a Partner of the firm and Director of the Public Law and Public Procurement department of Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez Abogados.
Languages:
Spanish, English

Biography

Edwin is a Partner of the firm. He is a lawyer admitted in practice both in Colombia (Universidad del Rosario, 1997) and in the state of New York (2003), United States of America. He has a master’s degree in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University (Washington D.C., USA, 2002). He has more than 20 years of professional experience, in which he has had the opportunity to participate as a structuring lawyer for infrastructure projects, especially in the area of ​​transportation and communications. Edwin advises national and international clients on issues related to tenders and other forms of state contracting, as well as on forms of private contracting and project structuring. He has experience in accompanying financial closings and implementation of debt structures, mergers, splits, acquisitions, dissolution and liquidation of asset purchase and sale companies, shareholder agreements, and establishment of corporate governance structures.

Additionally, Edwin was a member of the list of Secretaries of Arbitration Courts of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá between 2003 and 2016, and of his list of Arbitrators between 2009 and 2016. Today he acts as a litigator before said Center of Arbitration and Conciliation in matters of infrastructure and state contracting mainly.

Edwin has been a university professor since 2003, mainly in the subjects of “Comparative Law – US Legal Entities” (Specialization in Companies from the Universidad Javeriana), and “US Contracts” (Universidad de los Andes and Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla). For many years he was professor of “Commercial Arbitration” of the programs of the Center for Arbitration and Conciliation of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce.

Since 2014, he has been part of the Latin American and Caribean Alumni Legal Advisory Board of Georgetown University, an advisory body to the Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center on academic and administrative matters related to the region.

Accomplishments

  • Abogado – Universidad del Rosario
  • LL.M – Georgetown University, Washington Estados Unidos