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Four firms guide Ecopetrol to US$1.2 billion loan in Colombia

Colombian petroleum company Ecopetrol has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and local firm Brigard Urrutia to obtain a US$1.2 billion credit facility.

06 September 2021

Colombian delivery start-up gets third funding round

A group of investors, led by the Inter-American Investment Corporation, Colony Latam partners and IDC Ventures, have enlisted Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to inject US$50 million in Colombian grocery delivery company Merqueo.

13 August 2021

Multiple firms steer Lumen’s US$2.7 billion LatAm business sale

US private equity company Stonepeak has enlisted Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Palo Alto as lead international counsel to buy Lumen Technologies’ Latin American business for US$2.7 billion.

05 August 2021

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

Colombian 4G motorway project gets financing

Milbank in New York and Garrigues (Colombia) have helped three Colombian companies get a loan worth US$150 million to finance a new motorway.

28 June 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

Diversity Initiative of the Year Award: Gómez-Pinzón’s extended paternity leave

Latin Lawyer speaks to Gómez-Pinzón partners Natalia García Arenas and Paula Samper Salazar about the firm’s decision to allocate up to four weeks of paternity leave – 20 days more than stipulated by Colombian law. The extended paternity leave policy wins this year’s Diversity Initiative of the Year Award.

04 June 2021

EY Law hires Gómez-Pinzón partner in Colombia

EY Law has strengthened its corporate offering in Colombia by hiring a partner from local firm Gómez-Pinzón.

28 May 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Project Finance (Energy)

The combined project bond issuance and bank debt package was one of Latin America’s largest power project financings in 2020 and occurred over two concurrent cross-border transactions. The company’s multijurisdictional activities required the coordination of law firms in the US, Spain, Chile, Colombia and Panama. It is our energy project finance Deal of the Year.

24 May 2021

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