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Miguel Ignacio Castro Muñoz

Miguel concentrates his practice on issues related to infrastructure and public procurement. He has participated as an advisor in the structuring and execution of various and numerous APP projects, in the airport, railway, road, social and hospital sectors.

His participation as an advisor to concessionaire companies in more than 20 bidding processes of contracts under the APP modality stands out, as well as his advice to concessionaire companies and public works contractors in the development and execution of contracts with the Colombian state.

iguel has successfully represented contractors and concessionaires in procedures of friendly composition and international arbitration under the rules of the ICDR and ICC, resolving disputes arising in the framework of public contracts. He also has extensive experience in the negotiation and structuring of construction contracts, EPC, O&M, BOOMT, among others, related to infrastructure projects.

He was previously Director of the Administrative, Constitutional and Infrastructure Law area of Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados, was a member of the accession team of the World Trade Organization in Switzerland -providing support to the acceding countries in the negotiation of investment and infrastructure commitments-, and worked in other important organizations and firms in matters related to public procurement and infrastructure projects.

Miguel is a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, with a specialization in Administrative Law from the same university. He obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) with an emphasis on infrastructure projects, at UCL – University College of London. He is a professor of the chair of APPs and Public Contracts of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad de los Andes and has been an exhibitor in different courses, seminars and diplomas related to public contracts in various universities. He is also the author of articles related to infrastructure and public-private partnerships that have been published by the Universidad de los Andes and the Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure.

Credentials

Relevant Experience

  • Counsel to a foreign-controlled concessionaire in an international arbitration against a Colombian State entity.
  • Structuring and legal advice for a public-private partnership project of private initiative for the improvement, operation, and maintenance of the runways of El Dorado Bogotá airport.
  • Structuring and legal advice for a public-private partnership project of private initiative for the improvement, rehabilitation, operation, and maintenance of the route Zipaquirá - Barbosa.
  • Structuring and legal advice for a public-private partnership project of private initiative for the provision of clean water in Medellin.
  • Structuring and legal advice for public-private partnership project of private initiative for the urban renewal and management of outside advertising.
  • Structuring and legal advice for a public-private partnership project of private initiative for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the “Avenida Longetudinal de Occidente” (ALO) in Bogotá.
  • Structuring and legal advice for a public-private partnership project of private initiative for the design, construction operation and maintenance of a train close between Bogotá and Facatativa -“Regiotram”-.
  • Legal advice in more than 20 projects of public-private partnership project of public initiative for fourth generation (4G) of concessions for the national roads network.
  • Legal advice in the negotiation and review of a concession contract for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a road in Honduras under the public-private partnership modality.
  • Legal advice in the performance of a concession agreement of fourth generation (4G), under the public-private partnership modality-Autopista Rio Magdalna S.A.S-.
  • Legal advice in the structuring and negotiation of EPC contracts and O&M for photovoltaic and hydrogenation projects.
  • Legal advice and representation of concession companies in amicable composition and arbitration.
  • Legal advice and representation of concession companies in administrative sanction procedures and fiscal responsibility.
  • Legal advice to different customers in processes of selection for the execution of public construction concession contracts – public-private partnership.
  • Legal advice in the execution of the construction contract, operation and maintenance of the Santa Clara Project (the new Hospital of San Juan de Dios) in the city of Bogotá D.C.

Education

  • Maestría en Derecho (LL.M.) con énfasis en proyectos de infraestructura,
  • University College of London (UCL). Londres, Reino Unido.
  • Especialización en Derecho Administrativo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
  • Lawyer, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

Academic and Publications

  • Miguel has been part time professor of public-private partnership at the Faculty of Law from Universidad de los Andes. He has been speaker at different courses, seminars and graduates related to public contract in numerous universities. Similarly, he is author of articles related to infrastructures and public-private partnership that has been published at Universidad de los Andes and Cámara Colombiana de la Infraestructura.

Memberships

  • Cámara Colombiana de la Infraestructura.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English