DLA Piper Martinez Beltran was founded in 1996 and is considered a leading firm in Colombia in each one of its practice areas. The firm specialises in banking, corporate/M&A, capital markets, administrative/regulatory law, dispute resolution, tax and competition law. The professional careers and the extensive experience of the firm’s lawyers allow the firm to have a very well qualified team of renowned individuals capable of providing a unique representation to their clients. Most of the firm’s lawyers have acquired degrees abroad and have had international work experience.
In 2011–2014 the firm led acquisitions that by purchase price total more than US$6 billion. The firm is highly recognised as a leader in dispute resolution, having represented local and international clients in complex arbitration and litigation proceedings.
In 2014, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran acted as local adviser to Grupo Aval registration before the US Securities and Exchange Commission, advised Corficolombiana SA launch a public tender offer in the Colombian Stock Exchange for a total value of US$1.4 billion to acquire Promigas SA ESP, and advised Banco Pichincha in its recent public issuance of debt. Additionally, the firm provides ongoing advice to local and international issuers regarding the applicable securities regulation in Colombia.
In 2013, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran repeated their 2012 success in the securities market and led the Colombia’s stock issuance market at the Colombian Stock Exchange, by number of public offerings of stock and by amount issued. We permanently represent issuers before the Financial Superintendency, the Colombian Stock Exchange and all other governmental and non-governmental entities involved in the securities market.
In 2013, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran advised Porvenir, Colombia’s largest pension fund, in its purchase of Colombia’s third largest pension fund, BBVA Horizonte, and also advised Banco de Bogotá SA in the acquisition of two major banks, Banco Reformador and BBVA Panama. Additionally, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran permanently represents local and international clients in the acquisition of local companies of all sizes.
We are widely known as leaders in the practice of financial law. We are consulted by the vast majority of local banks and financial institutions regarding regulatory issues and in the management of complex transactions. Additionally, we permanently act as local counsel to local companies in the issuance securities to be offered under Rule 144 A/Reg S.
The firm is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in arbitration and litigation and has successfully represented both local and international clients in large-scale arbitration and litigation disputes.
As a firm committed to the continuous development of the Colombian legal system, our lawyers participate actively in academia and in the publication of legal papers. Our partners are authors of recognised publications on arbitration, banking and corporate law in Latin America and in Colombia.
The firm’s clients are the largest companies in Colombia as well as international enterprises doing business in Colombia. Some of our clients are: BAC, Banco AV Villas, Banco de Bogotá, Banco Colpatria, Banco Davivienda, Banco de Occidente, Banco Popular, Caracol Televisión, Chevron Corporation, Corficolombiana, Empresa de Energia de Bogotá, Grupo Aval, Gran Tierra Energy Colombia, Grupo Poma, Grupo Santodomingo, Hoteles Estelar, IntlFC Stone, Medoro Natural Resources, MF Global, Organización Ardila Lülle, Pacific Coal, Pacific Rubiales Energy, RCN Televisión, Ventana Gold, Goldman Sachs & Co, JP Morgan, Incauca, Ingenio Providencia, QBE Seguros, MAPFRE, Concesionaria Ruta del Sol, Coviandes and Proyectos de Infraestructura.Carrera 7 # 71-21
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