Mr Laguado joined the firm in 2010 and is currently the chairman of the corporate/M&A practice. With 15 years of experience, he focuses his practice in advising clients in cross-border transactions across multiple industries and in advising private equity funds in their investments and divestments in the country, currently having counselled on transactions exceeding an aggregate amount of US$10 billion. Key representations include the merger of BVC and Deceval, the merger of ACE and Chubb, the merger of Colombia Telecomunicaciones and Movistar, the merger of Banco Itaú and Corpbanca, the acquisition by the Japanese company Itochu Corp of an interest in Drummond, and the acquisition by Éxito of several companies in the region, among others. Mr Laguado is admitted to the practice of law in Colombia (2003) and New York (2008).
In addition, Mr Laguado advises leading national and foreign companies in corporate matters, including joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, privatisation law, directors’ and officers’ liability, etc. Some of his clients in this field include Itaú, EPM, Telefónica Internacional, Celsia, BBVA, ETB and Carvajal.
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