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Posse Herrera, Brigard & Urrutia and AFRA seal Colombia airport handover

27 April 2017

Posse Herrera Ruiz has helped Colombian private equity fund managers Nexus Capital Partners and Olímpica Group sell their controlling stakes in local airport operators Airplan and Aeropuertos de Oriente.

ISA targets Andean telecoms links

19 April 2017

The Houston, Washington, DC, New York and Baltimore offices of Hogan Lovells LLP and Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia Abogados have helped Latin American infrastructure development provider ISA pledge to invest up to US$80 million in Andean Tower Partners (ATP), which runs wireless communication towers and equipment in Colombia and Peru.

Six firms drive multijurisdictional notes issue

18 April 2017

Proskauer Rose LLP in New York, Colombia’s Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas, Peruvian firm Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados and Paraguay’s Palacios, Prono & Talavera Abogados have helped Colombian bank GNB Sudameris issue notes worth US$300 million.

Five firms forge Colombian steel JV

12 April 2017

DLA Piper LLP in Miami, New York and San Juán, Colombia’s DLA Piper Martinez Beltran and Dominican firms OMG have helped Putney Capital Management enter a joint venture with Gerdau, the largest steelmaker in the Americas, in a deal worth US$165 million.

First social impact bond programme implemented in Colombia

First social impact bond programme implemented in Colombia

11 April 2017

Baker McKenzie (Colombia) and Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados have helped structure a social impact bond programme (SIB), backed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Swiss government, that plans to stimulate employment in Colombia and is the first SIB implemented in a developing country.

ICC awards damages to both sides in Colombian ethanol dispute

07 April 2017

An ICC tribunal has issued an award in a US$57 million dispute between Spanish construction group Isolux Corsán and a subsidiary of Colombia’s national oil company Ecopetrol over the construction of an ethanol production plant in Ecuador – awarding damages to both sides.

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

Vance Center Lawyers Council launches anti-corruption module

04 April 2017

A civil and economic rights group established by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice has launched an anti-corruption initiative that will organise private practice lawyers across the Americas to support government efforts to crack down on corruption.

Holland & Knight poaches Dentons Cardenas disputes head

Holland & Knight poaches Dentons Cardenas disputes head

31 March 2017

Holland & Knight (Colombia) continues to pursue an aggressive expansion strategy, recruiting renowned litigator and arbitrator Alberto Zuleta from Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas to head its disputes practice.

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Colombia

Latin Lawyer 250 country by country: Colombia

31 March 2017

Colombia is today’s focus of our country-by-country tour of the region’s legal markets, as analysed in the 2017 edition of the Latin Lawyer 250.

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year winners announced

24 March 2017

Latin Lawyer announced the winners of its 11th annual Deal of the Year Awards at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 230 leading names of the Latin American legal community.