Market: Colombia

Rappi and Davivienda to launch Colombian digital bank

Garrigues (Colombia) has helped local delivery company Rappi partner with Banco Davivienda to launch a new digital bank.

16 March 2021

Glenfarne’s EnfraGen buys gas-fired power plant in Colombia

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá have helped the local subsidiary of Latin American energy group EnfraGen acquire one of Colombia’s largest natural gas-fired power plants from a group of private equity investors.

12 March 2021

Seven LatAm firms in Spanish tech company Atento’s debt tap

Multiple law firms – seven from Latin America – have helped Spanish business technology company Atento issue US$500 million worth of notes.

12 March 2021

DLA Piper launches international arbitration group in Colombia

Colombia’s DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán has opened an international arbitration practice and hired a lawyer from Shearman & Sterling LLP to lead its efforts in the field.

11 March 2021

Colombia shuts down mining cartel

Colombia’s state-owned oil producer has escaped sanctions after the country’s competition authority found no evidence it promoted a cartel in the mining sector that resulted in fines for nine companies, eight of their executives and a trade association.

11 March 2021

Intertug completes towage sale to Chile’s SAAM

Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá has helped Colombian towage company Intertug complete the sale of a majority stake in its business, including its Mexican subsidiaries, to Chilean logistics company SAAM for US$50 million.

01 March 2021

Andrés Hoyos Ramírez: 20 January 1968 – 3 December 2020

Colombian law firm Gómez-Pinzón announced in December the death of highly esteemed corporate and M&A partner Andrés Hoyos Ramírez. Latin Lawyer spoke to law firm partner Paula Samper Salazar and Hoyos' long-term friend Paola Lozano of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP about his accomplishments in the Latin American legal community and the legacy that he leaves behind.

24 February 2021

Pro bono: A critical state

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Necessity is often considered the greatest driver of innovation. As a result of covid-19, the traditional service model for legal advice across all practice areas has had to evolve, pro bono included. Lawyers who work in this field are having to adapt to continue to provide access to justice for vulnerable people in today’s digitalised and distressed world.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer's Leading Lights for pro bono

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Clearing the way

Featured in Pro bono 2020

As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.

22 February 2021

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