Edwin Cortés Mejía is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Bogotá office and is licensed in Colombia and New York. Mr. Cortés has more than 25 years of professional experience and focuses his practice on infrastructure projects, especially in the areas of transportation, telecommunications, construction and public concessions. He has extensive experience advising clients in complex matters related to government procurement, project finance and multilateral negotiations.
Mr. Cortés advises national and international clients on issues related to tenders and other forms of government 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, spinoffs, acquisitions, dissolution and liquidation of asset purchase and sale companies, shareholder agreements and establishment of corporate governance structures.
In addition, Mr. Cortés has in-depth arbitration knowledge as a former member of the Secretaries of Arbitration Courts of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce and of its list of arbitrators. He currently acts as a litigator before the Center for Arbitration and Conciliation in matters of infrastructure and state contracting.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Cortés has served as a university professor since 2003, mainly in the subjects of Comparative Law – U.S. Legal Entities at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, as well as U.S. Contracts at the Universidad de los Andes and Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla. For many years, he taught commercial arbitration programs at the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce's Center for Arbitration and Conciliation.
- Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., International Legal Studies
- Universidad del Rosario, J.D.
- Latin American and Caribbean Law Alumni Advisory Board, Georgetown University Law Center, 2014-Present