Margarita Solorza

Senior Counsel
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Margarita Solorza is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Bogotá office with more than 15 years of experience in the area of natural resources, especially in environmental law. Ms. Solorza focuses her practice on energy and environmental matters in the corporate law and litigation arenas.

Ms. Solorza has extensive knowledge of regulatory matters and strategic environmental legal compliance. She advises on procedures for granting and/or modifying environmental licenses, permits and/or authorizations, as well as the mitigation of environmental legal risks according to the operational reality and the constant changes in environmental regulations.

Ms. Solorza also advises on and supports environmental due diligence, as well as advises and represents clients in administrative sanctioning processes to oil companies, the electricity sector, infrastructure, mining, manufacturing and food, agricultural and industrial companies. She has extensive experience in the energy industry, including advising one of the 10 oil-and-gas supermajors in Colombia.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Solorza served as legal counsel at an oil and gas company, where she advised on upstream and midstream businesses, as well as various environmental law matters. She also participated in corporate reorganizations.

In addition, Ms. Solorza served as a litigation coordinator for a boutique environmental law firm, where she gained significant experience assisting clients in the energy, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, manufacturing and food industries. She also organized and led environmental law training classes for clients.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Solorza has been an assistant professor in seminars at the Universidad Externado, she has also given multiple trainings in environmental legal matters, and currently she is a professor of the environmental law specialization at the Universidad del Rosario in matters related to the hydrocarbons and electricity sectors.


  • University of California Davis School of Law, LL.M.
  • Universidad del Rosario, Specialization, Environmental Law
  • Universidad del Rosario, J.D.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Colombia
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Rising Star, Environment, 2024
  • The Legal 500 Colombia Awards, Nominee, Environment Rising Star of the Year, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal, Environment, Recommended, 2023
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Energy and Natural Resources, 2019
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish


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