Market: Colombia

Pro bono: In harmony with ESG

Featured in Pro bono 2022

To build a successful ESG practice it is necessary for firms to have a healthy balance between paid legal services and pro bono. Latin Lawyer speaks to leading pro bono and ESG practitioners about the intersection of the two practices and how growth in one can benefit the other.

17 January 2023

Colombia’s Bancóldex secures loan from JP Morgan

Holland & Knight LLP in New York and Bogotá has helped Colombia’s Bancóldex obtain a loan worth 1.4 trillion pesos (US$292 million) from JP Morgan Chase.

17 January 2023

Australian investor injects funds into LatAm public transport

Two offices of White & Case LLP have helped Australian investor AMP Capital obtain financing to acquire electric bus projects and concessions in Bogotá and Santiago.

16 January 2023

Pro bono: Building bridges

Featured in Pro bono 2022

Fostering collaboration between law firms and building relationships with local clearinghouses is crucial for Latin American outfits to make their pro bono practices more successful. Firms may compete with one another to win M&A or capital markets mandates, but pro bono practices must work together to help those most in need.

13 January 2023

Visum on track to be first green Colombian REIT

Arnold & Porter in New York and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped a fund managed by Colombian real estate trust Visum Capital obtain a sustainability-linked loan worth 260 billion pesos (US$54 million) to invest in green commercial properties.

12 January 2023

LatAm firms hit jackpot with Spanish casino debt tap

Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London, three Garrigues offices and Morgan & Morgan in Panama City have helped Spanish gaming company Cirsa issue €425 million (US$426 million) worth of notes.

12 January 2023

Barranquilla obtains more AFD funds for infrastructure projects

Mendoza has helped the Colombian district of Barranquilla obtain a €50 million (US$53 million) loan from French bank Agence Française de Développement (AFD), to fund social and infrastructure projects in the region.

09 January 2023

Multiple firms shine in Colombian solar loan

Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, DC and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá have helped Spanish renewables company Solarpack secure a loan worth 656 billion Colombian pesos (US$138 million) to develop two photovoltaic plants in the South American country.

05 January 2023

Cuatrecasas nabs M&A partner from Gómez-Pinzón

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has added firepower to its corporate and M&A team by hiring a partner from Gómez-Pinzón, while its managing partner – Manuel Quinche – has been appointed to the Iberian firm’s renewed board of directors.

04 January 2023

Several firms steer cross-border data centre buy

Several firms have helped data centre operator Aligned acquire Latin American-focused counterpart ODATA from Brazil’s Patria Investimentos and US IT company CyrusOne.

03 January 2023

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