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Guillermo Tejeiro Gutiérrez

Guillermo Tejeiro Gutiérrez

Director
gtejeiro@bu.com.co
Contact information
(57-60-1) 346 2011 Ext. 8796
Bogotá
Admitted to practice law in
Colombia
Languages
English
Portuguese

Lawyer specializing in environmental law, ESG and impact, climate change, energy transition, ethnic law and green business, holding a master's degree in environmental and energy law. Experience in law firms, NGOs, research groups and companies in Europe and Latin America. Guillermo currently serves as Director of the Environment and Sustainable Business and ASG and Impact teams at Brigard Urrutia.

He focuses his practice on environmental law, ESG, sustainability and impact law, renewable energies, social and environmental management of projects, green and sustainable businesses, environmental economic law (structuring of Payment for Environmental Services schemes, International Trade and Environment, Benefits and Tax and Non-Tax Incentives) and environmental urban law.

Guillermo conducts his work in Spanish, Portuguese and English, and is fluent in German, and also serves as professor at several universities in Colombia. He is author of several publications on environmental law, renewable energy and sustainability. Also, Guillermo serves as an Officer of the IBA Environment, Safety and Health at Work Committee, associate of the Environmental Law Institute - ELI, representative for Colombia on the board of directors of the Global Association of Impact Lawyers GAIL, LATAM Chapter, co-founder and member of the board of directors of ALDAS and member of the Board of Directors of the Green Chamber of Commerce of Colombia.

J.D and Master´s in Law from the Law School of the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), Guillermo holds an LL.M in Environmental and Energy Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – K.U Leuven (Belgium) as well as postgraduate degrees in Environmental Law from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS (Brazil) and in Regulation of Electricity and Gas from the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

 

 

Experience

Brigard Urrutia´s director and co-leader of the Brigard Urrutia´s  ESG and Impact Team , he joined the firm in August 2014. He worked as a law fellow of Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroek Krikpatrick in Brussels, Belgium, as well as researcher at the Center for International Environmental Law – CIEL in Geneva, Switzerland. Additionally, Guillermo served as legal advisor on international environmental law at the environmental boutique Trindade Lavratti Direito Ambiental and was appointed as Technical Coordinator of a research project at the Institute “Law for a Green Planet” in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Educational Background

  • Lawyer, Universidad de los Andes
  • Master in Law, Universidad de los Andes.
  • LL.M. Programme in Environmental and Energy Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – K.U Leuven 
  • Postgraduate degree in Environmental Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS 
  • Postgraduate degree in Electric Energy and Gas from Universidad Externado de Colombia
Awards & accolades
  • Associate to Watch - Environment, Chambers and Partners 2017/2018/2019/2020
  • Rising Star - Energy and Natural Resoruces / Environment, Legal500 - 2017/2018/2019
  • Associate to Watch - Environment, LatinLawyer250 - 2018/2019
  • Recognized Lawyer - Environment, Best Lawyers 2020
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

The Environment and Climate Change Law Review - Environment - Colombia, The Law Reviews. UK. 2019

*Printed version only

Chambers Global Practice Guides - Environmental Law Colombia, Chambers and Partners. 2019

*Printed version only

Indigenous Rights In South America - Fpic And Other Key Issues for Natural Resource Development, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation - USA. 2016

*Printed version only

Diretrizes para a Política Nacional de Pagamento por Serviços Ambientais, WWF-Brasil, CIFOR, The Nature Conservancy, Fundação Grupo Boticário de Proteção à Natureza, IDPV, Imazon, IPAM, Movimento Empresarial pela Biodiversidade, Instituto Forest Trends e SOS Mata Atlântica - Brasil. 2014

*Printed version only

Sistemas Estaduais de Pagamento por Serviços Ambientais: Diagnóstico, liçoes aprendidas e desafios para a futura legislaçao - ISBN 978-85-63522-11-5, Instituto "O Direito por um Planeta Verde" - IDPV - Brasil, 2014

*Printed version only

Direito e Mudanças Climáticas 7: Pagamento por Serviços Ambientais: Experiências locais e latino-americanas - ISBN 978-85-63522-10-8, Instituto "O Direito por um Planeta Verde" - IDPV - Brasil. 2014.

*Printed version only

Direito e Mudanças Climáticas # 6 - Pagamentos por Serviços Ambientais - Fundamentos e principais aspectos jurídicos, Instituto "O Direito por um Planeta Verde" - IDPV - Brasil. 2014

*Printed version only

Comunidades Tradicionales y Servicios Ambientales de Conservación de los Bosques: el mecanismo REDD y REDD(+) en Colombia, Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Ambiental - ICDA,2010

*Printed version only

Cambio Climático en los Países de la Cuenca Amazónica - Tomos I y II. Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Ambiental - ICDA,2010.

*Printed version only