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Álvaro Yáñez

Partner

CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
Calle 75 No.​ 3-53
Bogotá
Colombia
Languages Spanish, English

Álvaro is Partner of the firm and coleads the Energy & Climate Change team. He is a juris doctor from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

Álvaro began his career as civil judge in Cúcuta (Colombia) and later on he moved to Bogotá where he opened his independent law firm.He has advised several national and foreign companies, including Financial Institutions, Oil & Gas Companies, Industrial and Commercial Corporations. On multiple occasions, he has been appointed to represent the interests in dispute as legal representative of various companies in the energy sector.

Furthermore, he is a former member of the board of directors of the Franco Colombian Bank, the Colombian French Chamber of Commerce, and was founder member of the Colombian-Chilean Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a professor of commercial law at Universidad del Rosario and Universidad Santo Tomás.

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Relevant experience

  • 2021-present – Partner, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1972-2021 – Founding partner, Yáñez & Asociados, Bogotá, Colombia
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Memberships & Roles

  • Former principal Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Franco Colombiano
  • Former principal Member of the Board of Colombo-French Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding Member of Círculo Colombo – Chileno
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of Transmeta S.A
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Awards & Rankings

  • Legal 500 Latin America 2021 recognition in the area of Energy & Natural Resources
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Education

  • 1969 – Juris doctor, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
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