BAT to enter Colombia after Philip Morris bid goes up in smoke

British American Tobacco (BAT) has hired lawyers from Baker & McKenzie LLP's New York and Bogotá offices and Colombian competition boutiques Rubio Escobar Abogados Consultores and Pinilla Moreno & Asociados for its acquisition of Productora Tabacalera de Colombia (Protabaco) - recreating the "dream team" that successfully challenged Philip Morris's attempt to buy the company.

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