Distinguished Lecture: The Growing Challenge for Non-Renewable and Renewable Resources

Location: TNH 2.111

On April 24th, the Institute is hosting its inaugural distinguished lecture. José V. Zapata, a Partner in the Bogotá office of Holland & Knight, will give a presentation titled “The Growing Challenge for Non-Renewable and Renewable Resources: Can the Rule of Law Capture More Than the Social License to Operate and Develop and Integrative Approach?” Mr. Zapata will begin with a brief overview of his career trajectory as an environmental lawyer. Following Mr. Zapata’s presentation, Juan Alcalá (J.D. ’99), a Partner in the Austin office of Holland & Knight and Chair of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group, will offer a brief comment. Professor Melinda Taylor, a member of the permanent law faculty at Texas Law and an environmental law expert, will moderate the discussion. This presentation is being organized with support from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Lunch will be served.

Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. RSVP

Speaker Bio
José Vicente Zapata Lugo is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office with more than 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector. He focuses his practice on corporate and commercial matters with an emphasis on the environment, energy and natural resources.

Mr. Zapata Lugo primarily represents government organizations as well as electric, oil, gas, mining, agrochemical and industrial companies. In addition, he regularly advises clients in the structuring of foreign investment transactions, corporate reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions as well as matters of environmental liability and judicial proceedings such as class action lawsuits.

Event series: Distinguished Lecture