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Brigard Urrutia

Marianna Boza

Marianna Boza

Director

Expertise

  • Natural Resources

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Natural Resources
Chair
Mining Group
Member
Profile
Marianna is a director and the head of the firm’s Oil & Gas and Mining Practice Group. Marianna advises clients around the world on the operations and corporate transactions of upstream, midstream, or downstream energy companies. She has substantial experience advising companies in the oil & gas 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. Marianna has advised clients in the negotiation, creation, and financing of joint ventures for the development of hydrocarbons and petrochemical activities and the processing of gas in Venezuela and Colombia.

Marianna was the senior legal counsel at Shell Venezuela, actively participating in the downstream business for the production of oil by-products. Additionally, she was an in-house attorney in secondment for the legal department of Repsol and ChevronTexaco in Venezuela, where she provided business-focused advice and gained on-site experience. Marianna actively participates in several binational chambers of commerce and associations of industry and trade; 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. Marianna is also a member of the Latin America Regional Executive Committee Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

Marianna graduated cum laude from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela, and holds a master’s degree in business law from Universidad Francisco Vitoria in Madrid, Spain. She also holds a master’s degree in legal practice from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) in Madrid, Spain. Marianna is a transnational attorney authorized to practice in Venezuela and Colombia.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice law in Venezuela and Colombia

Education

University: Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE)
Program: Master in Legal Practice
Degree: Master in Legal Practice
Year: 2011


University: Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
Program: Master in Business Law
Degree: Master
Year: 2004


University: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela)
Program: Law
Degree: Attorney
Year: 1999
Areas of Practice

Natural Resources

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
    Prospectors And Developers Association Canada

Professional Activities and Experience

Firm: Brigard Urrutia
Position: Director
Entry Year: 2014


Experience abroad
Firm: Hogan Lovells
Position: Senior Associate
Year: 2006 - 2014


Experience abroad
Firm: Palacios, Ortega y Asociados
Position: Associate
Year: 2005 - 2006


Experience abroad
Firm: Shell Venezuela
Position: Senior Legal Counsel
Year: 2003 - 2004


Experience abroad
Firm: Macleod Dixon
Position: Associate
Year: 1998 - 2003
Articles

MME Memorandum on Safety and Health Measures at Work
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

As a complement to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection guide for the reduction of the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the Energy and mining industry, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (“MME”) together with the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Joint Memorandum 01 of 2020 (the “Memorandum”)...

Addendum No. 11 of the PPAA
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

Despite the fact that the fall in oil prices and the health crisis caused by COVID-19 have severely hit the hydrocarbon industry worldwide, the National Hydrocarbon Agency ("ANH") published on April 28, 2020 the Addendum No 11 through which it modified the schedule of the Permanent Area Allocation Process (“PPAA”), thus ratifying the interest of the National Government in this industry...

ANM Published a Resolution Regarding Mineral Resources and Reserves
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

The National Mining Agency ("ANM") published, in recent days and after receiving comments from the public, the Resolution 100 of March 17, 2020 (the "Resolution"), which sets forth the conditions and periodicity for the submission of information on mineral resources and reserves in respect to a concession area...

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