Mateo graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics from the University of South Australia. He completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and was admitted as a legal practitioner in Queensland in 2019.
Mateo’s legal experience commenced in 2016 whilst completing his studies. He has worked in both legal and construction industry roles, mainly in the following areas:
- Commercial and corporate;
- Contract law;
- Civil and commercial litigation; and
- Construction law
Due to time sensitive and pressure restraints of these roles, Mateo has developed traits to being client focused, paying close attention to detail, identifying legal principles and being efficient in producing outcomes. He enjoys the challenge of client interaction in these scenarios, as it hones his interpersonal skills for various situations.
Mateo’s cultural heritage is of Colombia. When possible, he travels to South America to maintain close links with his family and culture. He has lived and studied in Chile obtaining a Diploma and is fluent in reading/writing in Spanish. Outside of law, Mateo enjoys being active in the gym and playing team sports.