Market: Colombia

New partner at Lewin & Wills

Bogotá's Lewin & Wills has announced the arrival of a new partner to head the firm's emerging commercial and corporate law department.

30 April 2000

Brigard & Urrutia opens IP practice, April 1, 2000

The leading Bogotá firm, which until now has dealt with IP matters through a cooperation with a separate specialised IP firm, Brigard & Castro, has decided to start dealing with IP matters in-house, setting up a new department headed by Carlos Umaña T and Maria Fernanda Castellanos. It will focus on IP and specifically on consumer protection law and competition matters. The decision to set up the new department marks the end of the existing arrangement with Brigard & Castro.

01 April 2000

New Partner at Parra, Rodriguez & Cavelier Abogados

In the middle of February Patricia Sawyer G. joined Parra, Rodriguez & Cavelier Abogados as part of its energy and natural resources practice. Ms Sawyer has more than 12 years experience working for various oil and gas companies in Colombia and Venezuela, including as in-house legal adviser for Lasmo Oil.

15 February 2000

Andean Community of Nations discusses trademarks, patents and industrial secrets

Representatives from Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia failed to reach any agreement in their meetings in January and February in Lima, but it is expected that the Andean Community will in any case increase the protection afforded to Industrial Property.

01 February 2000

New Restructuring Law

As of December 28 1999, Colombia has a new tool to confront the economic crisis which has been threatening the viability of some enterprises.

28 December 1999

Get unlimited access to all Latin Lawyer content