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Holland & Knight (Colombia)

Colombia

Read this firm's editorial profile in the Latin Lawyer 250 2018

Holland & Knight (Colombia)
Holland & Knight (Colombia)

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers and other professionals in 28 offices around the world. Our Bogotá office includes Colombian-licensed practitioners based in Bogotá, as well as lawyers with offices in the US and Colombia. We provide bilingual and bicultural representation to companies of all nationalities.

We counsel clients in cross-border transactions, taxation, labour and employment, intellectual property and competition, energy, environmental law, natural resources, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, private equity investments, banking and finance, project finance, and international litigation and arbitration. We also provide regulatory advice to foreign companies doing business in Colombia, as well as Colombian companies doing business abroad.

Our partners have over 25 years of experience in their respective fields, working abroad and in Colombia. We have handled different types of complex transactions and possess the expertise to meet all requirements and legal needs. Currently, we are considered one of the leading firms in the market in the main practice areas.

Main practice areas

Arbitration and litigation:  We assist clients to resolve conflicts through coordinating, managing and supervising multijurisdictional litigation, local and international investment and commercial arbitration. Our litigators have experience as international arbitrators in ICC, ICSID and CIETAC matters and in commercial arbitrations before tribunals administered by the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.

Banking and finance: Our lawyers advise financial institutions in bank regulatory and financing matters, financial services and credit transactions, cross-border financial transactions, project finance transactions and syndicated loan facilities in different markets.

Corporate and M&A: We represents clients in a wide range of transactions, including M&A, incorporation of new companies, corporate reorganisations, spinoffs and capitalisation structures, real estate and contracts. 

Energy and natural resources: The team is an industry leader in oil and gas, energy, natural resources and mining in Colombia, with in-depth experience in regulatory litigation, oil and gas projects, mining projects, renewable energy projects, project finance, foreign investment projects, M&A, corporate reorganisations and financial restructurings.

Environmental: The team's experience includes issues pertaining to climate change, compliance auditing and energy efficiency, environmental health and safety, environmental issues, environmental permit approvals, litigation and sustainability issues.

Infrastructure: The office provides advice during the bid preparation, the negotiation of the engagements terms and the drafting and negotiation of all type of contracts in different industries. We have strong experience in PPP projects in Colombia and abroad.

Intellectual property and competition: Holland & Knight provides a complete range of legal services designed to help you protect your innovations and succeed in a global competitive market. The office advises clients in matters related with intellectual property, competition law, consumer law, data protection and regulatory affairs.

Labour: We provide day-to-day comprehensive labour and labour relations advice, including litigation and corporate diversity and equal employment opportunity counselling, as well as advice on union-management relations and assistance in corporate immigration matters.

Taxation: We help clients to avoid tax pitfalls and assists in the efficient structuring of transactions to avoid overpayment of tax obligations. Our tax attorneys have experience successfully litigating complex tax cases before the highest courts in Colombia.

Carrera 7 # 71-21
Tower A, Floor 8
Bogotá DC
Colombia

Tel: +57 1 745 5720
www.hklaw.com

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