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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

Director of the Environment and Sustainable Business Team and co-leader of the Brigard Urrutia´s  ESG and Impact Team, with more than 15 years of experience as legal advisor, researcher and speaker on matters related to environmental law, renewable energy law and sustainability . He has held positions in NGOs, research institutes and law firms in Europe and Latin America.

Provides legal advice to national and international clients on matters related to the sustainability of projects, works and activities, including the representation of clients in litigation and environmental sanctioning investigations, the development of socio-environmental due diligence, processing environmental administrative authorizations before the environmental authorities, obtaining environmental tax benefits, counselling on ethnic-differential law and structuring sustainable projects and green businesses, with a focus on impact investment and ESG criteria, among others.

Guillermo holds a J.D and a Master´s in Law from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), an LL.M degree in Environmental and Energy Law (KU Leuven, Belgium), a postgraduate degree in Environmental Law (UFRGS, Brazil) and a postgraduate degree in Regulation of Electric Power and Gas (Externado de Colombia). Lecturer at several universities in Colombia, he is the author of several publications on environmental law, renewable energy and sustainability. In addition, he is a Designated Officer of the Environment, Health and Safety LAW Committee of the International Bar Association - IBA, founding member of the Latin American Alliance for Environmental Law and Sustainability - ALDAS, member of the Board of Directors of the Green Chamber of Commerce of Colombia , member of the Latin American Network of Impact Lawyers - RELAI, and associate of the Environmental Law Institute - ELI.

Experience

Brigard Urrutia´s director nd 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
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