Director & Head of Department, Brigard Urrutia
Marianna is a Director and the head of Brigard Urrutia’s Oil & Gas and Mining Practice Group. She advises clients around the world on the operations and corporate transactions of upstream, midstream, or downstream energy companies, as well as in infrastructure and finance projects related to the mining, energy and petrochemical sectors. She has been involved in major upstream, midstream, and downstream projects in Latin America, advising in the negotiation and drafting of the relevant contracts and in the negotiation, creation, and financing of joint ventures for the development of hydrocarbons, mining and petrochemical activities and the processing of gas in Venezuela and Colombia. She also has extensive experience providing comprehensive legal advisory services to service companies in the extractive sector, and in the development of due diligence of mining and oil projects in Colombia and Venezuela.
Prior to joining Brigard Urrutia, Marianna was the senior legal counsel at Shell Venezuela, having also worked an in-house attorney in secondment for the legal department of Repsol and ChevronTexaco in Venezuela. She has also acted as a consultant on mining subjects for the World Bank, developing public policies projects in Colombia. She is currently the vice president of the Board of Directors of the Colombian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the director of the Extractive Committee of the Colombian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Australian Colombian Business Council and a member of the Latin America Regional Executive Committee Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).