Market: Colombia

Latin Lawyer and LACCA's covid-19 information hub

In response to the unprecedented impact of covid-19, Latin Lawyer and LACCA launched a free-to-view and regularly updated information hub. Read about legislation and official communications issued by governments across Latin America in response to the evolving crisis here.

03 September 2020

Colombia covid-19 information hub

As governments respond to the pandemic by enacting emergency legislation that will affect all areas of society and doing business, we are providing a central information hub that contains the enacted legislation and other relevant official communication issued in relation to the crisis.

02 September 2020

Brazil and Mexico’s 2020 M&A volume holds strong, but Colombia and Peru drop

Featured in Deal reports 2020

M&A activity in Latin America’s biggest two markets during the first half of 2020 was consistent with 2019 levels, according to data collected by Latin Lawyer, while Colombia and Peru saw a decrease.

01 September 2020

Exploring the minimum wage across Latin America

Most countries have a national minimum wage in some form. For legal teams at both local businesses and multinational corporations across several jurisdictions, keeping up with minimum wage requirements can be tricky. In this article, LACCA turns to member firms of Ius Laboris, the world’s largest HR and employment law firm alliance, to provide a comparison of how rates differ across Latin America, taking into account any recent developments from the covid-19 pandemic.

25 August 2020

Colombia’s Supreme Court can handle Uribe case, observers say

Following the Colombian Supreme Court’s landmark decision ordering former President Álvaro Uribe under house arrest amid allegations of fraud and witness tampering, lawyers and analysts have underlined the independence of the country’s highest judicial institution and its capability to handle the case, but warn against the matter being moved to other institutions.

24 August 2020

Avianca launches bid for DIP funding amid Chapter 11 restructuring

Colombian airline Avianca has announced it has reached “key agreements” with lenders to obtain debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing as it continues to restructure through a Chapter 11 process in New York.

24 August 2020

Gómez-Pinzón appoints first woman to Affinitas’ executive committee

Colombia’s Gómez-Pinzón has appointed partner Lina Uribe to Affinitas’ executive committee, making her the first woman to hold the position at the law firm alliance.

21 August 2020

Gómez-Pinzón and Bruchou seal cross-border technology M&A

Legal practitioners Pablo Rojo and Beatriz Breccia in Buenos Aires and Colombia’s Gómez-Pinzón have helped Argentine software developer Globant acquire technology company Grupo Assa, including its Colombian subsidiary, for US$62 million.

20 August 2020

Chile’s Mallplaza expands in Colombia with fourth shopping centre

Chilean shopping centre operator Mallplaza has hired DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán to buy the Calima shopping centre in Bogotá, which will feature the first Colombian store of Swedish furniture retailer IKEA.

18 August 2020

Several firms steer US-Colombian medical cannabis merger

Three Greenberg Traurig LLP offices, Cuatrecasas in Lisbon and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped a special purpose vehicle of US investor Schultze Asset Management merge with Colombian medical cannabis producer Clever Leaves, in a deal worth US$255 million.

17 August 2020

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