We believe that success rests in developing partnership with clients, in understanding that people are the most important asset of organisations, and in achieving high standard practices though the combination of experience and innovation with high ethical values and commitment.
With an experience of more than 75 years, we provide a comprehensive portfolio of legal services to national and multinational companies doing business in Colombia.
Main areas of practice:
Antitrust and consumer protection: The firm provides efficient advice in merger control and antitrust proceedings, abuse of dominance investigations, and antitrust and unfair competition litigation, as well as consumer protection.
Corporate: The firm provides counsel determining the most effective way to establish business in Colombia. It also offers day-to-day advice on compliance with corporate regulations, as well on foreign exchange matters, foreign indebtedness, liquidation and restructuring proceedings, among others.
Financial and capital markets: The firm has advised local and foreign banks, insurance companies and other entities in the financial sector on regulation matters, especially when dealing with the development of new products, the incorporation and acquisition of financial institutions, and the opening of representation offices in Colombia by foreign institutions.
Foreign trade, logistics and customs: Provides legal advice to local and foreign companies on compliance matters related to the import and export of goods and services; the design of foreign trade strategies, enabling the use of special stimulus mechanisms and incentives available in Colombian law.
Government procurement: The firm has broad experience in government procurement proceedings, especially in infrastructure projects (mainly through PPP structures), telecommunications, pharma, and general procurement of goods and services in a wide array of industries.
Intellectual property: We have a team of top legal advisers who understand the needs and design strategies required to obtain the best patent, trademark and copyright protection. The firm has an impressive record in successfully handling IP litigation before the civil, criminal and administrative courts, but we are also prepared to pursue ADR alternatives if it is in the best interest of our clients.
Labour, employment and immigration matters: Advice in planning labour structures and provides general advice on compliance with labour and social security regulations.
Litigation and insolvency: Focuses on complex litigation as well as alternative methods of dispute resolution. Our practice includes commercial, civil, administrative, insurance, unfair competition matters, restrictive competition practices and consumer rights, as well as contractual, commercial agency and class actions, among others.
Mergers and acquisitions: The firm has advised several international companies in cross-border transactions, and its services in this area include identifying and planning the ideal structure for each transaction, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of transactional documents, and general advice to our clients from the planning and transactional process through the post-closing of the deal.
Mining/natural resources: The firm advises on due diligence reports, negotiation, drafting and modification of collaboration agreements, revision of the status of mining titles, negotiation and modification of farm-in/out agreements, assignment of mining concession agreements and execution of mining agreements during the exploration and extraction phases.
Real estate: Advice in the development of all types of business operations related with real estate assets including, among others: title review, urban and fiduciary project structuring, licensing, real property consolidation and subdivision plans, development and management, as well as purchase agreements, leases, right-of-way easements and mortgages.
Tax: The firm provides a wide range of legal services related to taxes, tariffs and contributions at the national, departmental and municipal levels, as well as in the preventive analyses for commercial operations, and tax planning.