Market: Colombia

Poor political will plagues anti-corruption efforts in Latin America

A study by the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights has revealed that several anti-corruption agencies in Latin America lack sufficient independence from government powers to operate effectively, while the absence of political will to fight white-collar crime is dragging the region behind in its anti-corruption efforts.

22 July 2021

Multiple firms help Dutch paint company expand in Latin America

Dutch paint and coating company AkzoNobel has turned to Baker McKenzie (Colombia) and six offices of Central American law firm Arias to acquire Colombian counterpart Grupo Orbis.

16 July 2021

Posse Herrera and Garrigues steer real estate JV in Colombia

Bancolombia has hired Posse Herrera Ruiz to set up a joint venture with local property developer CCLA to build and operate real estate projects in Colombia.

16 July 2021

LACCA’s Technology Survey

Featured in Technology 2021

Our latest technology survey charts the growing dependence of Latin American corporate counsel on ‘lawtech’, or advances in legal technology. We present some of the key data points that illustrate how in-house counsel in the region use technology today.

15 July 2021

How technology elevates in-house counsel

Featured in Technology 2021

LACCA's technology survey shows Latin American corporate counsel are becoming more reliant on data analytics, AI and machine learning. What could advanced technological innovation mean for the space these lawyers occupy within their companies?

15 July 2021

Has the pandemic really changed how lawyers think about technology?

Featured in Technology 2021

The legal industry has been slower to embrace digital transformation than most, but in the last 18 months has undergone a profound change. Has the covid-19 pandemic helped dispel lawyers’ cultural aversion to technology once and for all?

15 July 2021

The pain point: how to overcome technology shortfalls

Featured in Technology 2021

Data suggests most in-house counsel in Latin America have complaints about the inter-operability, budget, risk or efficiency of the technology tools they use. Why do these problems arise and how can company lawyers overcome them?

15 July 2021

CMS Carey & Allende and Cuatrecasas in Andean renewables deal

Chilean law firm CMS Carey & Allende has helped local renewables developer Verano Capital sign an agreement with Yinson Renewables, which hired three Cuatrecasas offices, to develop several solar projects in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

15 July 2021

Colombian 4G toll road gets landmark cross-border financing

Vinson & Elkins LLP in New York and Baker McKenzie (Colombia) have helped Mexican infrastructure group Aleatica obtain a multi-tranche financing worth 2.7 trillion Colombian pesos (US$747 million) to develop a toll road – Autopista Río Magdalena 2 – in northern Colombia.

13 July 2021

Tekni-Plex expands in LatAm with packaging company buy

US packaging company Tekni-Plex has relied on four Ropes & Gray offices to acquire multinational counterpart Grupo Phoenix, handing it manufacturing assets in Colombia and Mexico.

08 July 2021

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