Alejandro García de Brigard in our news

KKR and Telefónica set up Colombian fibre optic project

US investor KKR has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Houston and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to pay US$500 million for a majority stake in Telefónica Colombia’s fibre optic network, through which the two companies will establish the country’s first wholesale digital infrastructure venture.

04 August 2021

Irish packaging company snaps up Peruvian counterpart

Irish paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has enlisted Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to acquire Peruvian counterpart Cartones del Pacífico .

05 July 2021

Colombian firms in Spanish investor’s US$600 million issuance

Spanish company AI Candelaria, which holds Colombia’s largest crude oil pipeline, has hired White & Case LLP and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to issue US$600 million worth of senior notes.

18 June 2021

US private equity snaps up Colombian pharma group

US investment company Acon has hired Winston & Strawn LLP in New York and Washington, DC, Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City to purchase pharmaceutical group Vitalis, which has facilities in Colombia and Mexico.

07 June 2021

Brigard Urrutia and Garrigues in Coltel-DirecTV broadband deal

Colombian telecoms company Coltel has hired Brigard Urrutia to buy the fixed internet business of the local branch of US satellite television service DirecTV.

01 June 2021

“Adapt or die”: what companies want from their external counsel

The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated certain pre-existing trends around client-law firm relationships, but it has also brought to light the ways that legal teams expect their external counsel to change going forward.

27 May 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Banking & Finance

When the covid-19 pandemic grounded the global travel industry, the subsequent financial strain caused Latin American aviation companies to drop off the radar one by one. Regional aviation group LATAM Airlines obtained a US$2.45 billion DIP financing from a group of international shareholders, creditors and lenders several months after the airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in New York in May 2020. This lifeline wins the banking & finance category of our Deal of the Year Awards.

24 May 2021

Deal of the Year 2020: the full shortlist

Latin Lawyer will announce the winners of our 15th annual Deal of the Year Awards in the daily news briefing next week. See the full shortlist here.

19 May 2021

Latin Lawyer announces Elite 2021

Latin Lawyer Elite firms have each carved out their own paths towards excellence and demonstrate unique areas of strength. Here, we reveal this year’s Elite.

12 May 2021

Colombian 4G project issues first social bonds

Paul Hastings LLP in New York, Washington, DC and London and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped a Sacyr-owned Colombian concessionaire raise 760 million pesos (US$204 million) in a social bond issuance, the first-ever for a Latin American infrastructure project.

12 May 2021

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