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José Miguel Mendoza

José Miguel is a partner in the Corporate Conflicts and Energy & Natural Resources practice areas.

For the last 17 years he has focused on the resolution of complex corporate matters, from the National Government, academia and private practice. He was in charge of setting up the specialized court of the Superintendence of Corporations, from which he participated, as a judge, in hundreds of conflicts between companies, shareholders and administrators. Later, as Superintendent of Public Utilities, he led efforts to renew state supervision over the energy and water sectors, as well as to resolve an energy crisis in the north of the country.

He has participated in the preparation of major corporate reforms in recent years in Colombia, including Law 1258 of 2008 on simplified joint stock companies and Bill No. 70 of 2015 on the liability regime for administrators. He also represented Colombia before the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

He is a professor of corporate law at Universidad de los Andes Law School. His research on corporate and financial matters has been published by Oxford University Press, Wolters Kluwers, North Carolina Academic Press, Fordham University and the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation.