Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados is a multi-service law firm recognised by clients and international publications as a leader in dispute resolution, banking, finance and capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Its cross-border capabilities and the ability to combine true multidisciplinary leading teams along with recognised top-tier experts in all practice groups makes the firm a preferred choice for complex local and international transactions and disputes.
With clients including large Colombian economic groups, companies and financial players that operate throughout the Americas, European and Asia-based multinational companies, government organisations and state-owned entities, GPZ has been repeatedly recognised as a pioneer and leader of pro bono practice in Latin America.
Main practice areas
Banking, finance and capital markets: The partners of the firm are widely recognised as experts in capital markets, corporate and public financings, project finance, securitisation, derivatives and structured notes, and private equity, among others.
Corporate/M&A: GPZ is capable of structuring large and complex corporate transactions, adding value to the business, with the unique ability to undertake representations under various jurisdictions, including New York. Furthermore, highly qualified lawyers from other practice groups are routinely involved in M&A matters, including antitrust and tax.
Dispute resolution and investment protection: The firm has a team that clearly leads this field, handling national and international commercial and investment arbitrations and litigation cases with Colombian and foreign courts.
Administrative and constitutional: Has an expert team that supply services in constitutional opinions, administrative proceedings, administrative and contentious constitutional claims, legal actions and all forms of government procurement.
Intellectual property and competition: This group represents its clients on their businesses with respect to trademarks, patents and designs, copyright, food and health registrations. Also in disputes concerning IP protection, counterfeiting and piracy, consumer protection and unfair competition
Labour: GPZ provides extensive advice in different areas of labour law such as individual and collective labour law, social security, litigation and administrative proceedings, immigration and restructuring plans.
Energy and mining: The team is experienced in developing innovating strategies and practices that respond to the various legal requirements during the life of projects; the mining cycle, the challenges that accompany the exploratory, operation and closing of mine stages.
Oil and gas: Broad experience and great knowledge of the sector. The firm has represented all types of agents in the hydrocarbons industry and has provided advice to exploration and production companies, companies of the up, mid and downstream, marketers and transporters.
Environmental: The firm has a team of experts that offer the needed advice, focused on the adequate fulfillment of the regulations governing it, as well as accompaniment in projects and activities that develop and affect the environment.
Real State: has advised clients in real estate matters ranging from small real estate deals, to some of the largest real estate deals in Colombia. Because of our experience, we are able to approach each case comprehensively and integrally, in conformity with the practice and standards present in the real estate market, always considering the specific needs of our clients
Infrastructure: in matters related to infrastructure, focuses on providing support to clients in all stages of infrastructure projects, from the pre-contractual stage, to the contract and/or project awarding and performance, and including the preparation process and proposal formation, whether the project is public or private.
Tax and foreign trade. Partners from this area, as well as the director of the customs area, are true experts and have ascertained experience in planning and performance of foreign investment operations and Colombian investment abroad, acquisition, mergers, project financing and reorganisations, in general.www.gpzlegal.com