Professional Notice

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia)


Full-service firm with offices in Santiago (Chile), Bogotá and Barranquilla (Colombia) and Lima (Peru). Uría Menéndez brings its network of offices in Spain, Portugal, New York, Beijing, London and Brussels to the partnership.

Practice areas

Aquaculture: Our advice mainly handles the drafting of contracts, structuring transactions, and a wide range of regulatory and disputes work, with private entities and with governmental entities.

Banking, finance and capital markets: Advising foreign and local banks in international and domestic financing transactions in the areas of syndicated financing, asset financing and project financing.

Competition: Antitrust, including investigations by authorities, litigation concerning cartels and abuse of dominance, consultations on M&A operations, settlements, audits on level of compliance and legal reports.

Corporate M&A: Corporate law, business integrations, tax matters, structuring and implementing public tender offers and the acquisition and sale of listed companies, restructurings, national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs and business reorganisations proceedings.

Criminal law: We identify and evaluate criminal risks of business activity. We develop compliance programmes that are intended to avoid or minimise criminal risks under the threshold of legally tolerable.

Dispute resolution: Prevention and resolution of disputes for national and international clients spanning a wide range of industries in domestic and international institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Energy, mining and natural resources: Oil and gas and mining regulations, drafting and preparation of contracts, bidding processes and all hydrocarbons and minerals processes.

Environment and sustainable development: Support to establish strategies to strengthen the legal management of environmental issues, thus reducing the legal risks that may arise from their activities.

Fishing industry: Our work focuses on fishing authorisation, fishing vessels operation, maritime regulation and a wide range of administrative and judicial disputes.

projects: Structuring of private projects, public bidding processes and PPPs, plural bidders, awarding processes, drafting and negotiation of material project documents, project financing, in both the banking and capital markets and execution and O&M phases of the projects.

Intellectual property and life sciences: Patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models, copyrights, and entertainment matters, litigation, unfair competition, pharmaceutical licensing and health registrations.

Labour: Litigation, collective bargaining, employee benefits, due diligence and audits, corporate restructuring, immigration, pensions, internal policies, wages and benefits, taxation, health and safety.

Private clients and family: Advice for business families on the development of estate planning structures and the reallocation of assets

Public law: Advising a wide range of clients from private and public sectors, such as governmental entities.

Real estate: Complex real estate matters, such as shopping mall planning and construction, real estate trusts, real estate leasing, long-term lease agreements, due diligence, real estate guarantees, regulatory issues and local permits.

Tax and international trade: Structuring domestic and international operations that involve matters related to foreign trade, customs and foreign exchange, tax planning and customs and tax litigation.

TMT: Advising multinational media and technology companies from software licences and TV formats to customs matters.

Venture capital + tech: Legal advice to start-ups, venture capital funds, companies and investors, domestic and foreign, mainly on capitalisation; internationalisation; fintech; regulatory matters and CVC.

Water resources: Our advice include strategic planning of water use, compliance to obtain agency permits, desalination, administrative and judicial litigation in complex water issues, and water and wastewater contracts.

Bogotá, Colombia
Carrera 9 # 74-08 Oficina 105

Barranquilla, Colombia
Calle 77B # 59-61 Oficina 1202 Centro Empresarial Las Américas II
Tel: +571 3268600
[email protected]

Tel: +575 369 4040

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