Market: Colombia

M&A league table 2019: Colombia

Featured in Deal reports 2019

Latin Lawyer gathered data on M&A activity across Latin America in 2019. Here, we present the firms that won the most work in Colombia.

26 June 2020

Prepare for coronavirus-linked corruption probes, say lawyers

The onslaught of emergency laws implemented in Latin America to tackle the covid-19 pandemic has reduced transparency and public procurement controls, with lawyers recommending governments and companies prepare to justify their actions in the many investigations that will follow.

25 June 2020

Appellate court overturns Colombia’s Uber ban

An appellate court in Bogotá has overturned a decision by the Colombian competition authority that temporarily suspended Uber’s operations, finding that the enforcer relied on a flawed interpretation of the statute of limitations.

24 June 2020

Latin Lawyer Elite firms take on the covid-19 crisis

The fallout of covid-19 is indelibly altering how law firms operate and deliver their services. Managing partners of Elite firms reveal the profound changes the crisis has spelled for their firms and the adaptations they are undergoing to remain at the peak of their markets.

23 June 2020

Ashmore funds Colombian private education buy

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has helped local private education company Redcol acquire shares in several local schools, after entering into an investment agreement with British fund manager Ashmore Group.

23 June 2020

Colombia’s Grupo Aval buys Panamanian financial group

Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee has helped Colombian holding company Grupo Aval acquire Panama’s Multi Financial Group, including its subsidiary Multibank, in a deal worth over US$433 million.

19 June 2020

Colombian travel card company restructures debt

Colombian firms Mendoza Abogados, Urdaneta, Vélez, Pearl & Abdallah Abogados and Diana Maria Gutiérrez Uribe Insolvencia & Sociedades have helped digital payment company Recaudo Bogotá restructure 372 million Colombian pesos (US$100 million) worth of debt with lenders.

17 June 2020

PPU absorbs insurance boutique in Colombia

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Colombia) has launched an insurance practice after absorbing a local boutique, adding one counsel to the firm.

16 June 2020

Is covid-19 a force for a more sustainable world?

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

The covid-19 pandemic has devastated economies and populations across the world, leaving many people and companies vulnerable. But there is an upside: carbon emissions are decreasing, air pollution levels are down and damaged ecosystems are recovering. With businesses returning to varying degrees of normality over the coming months, can companies keep with the trend and make their business models more sustainable?

15 June 2020

Signed and announced M&A deals multijurisdictional: March-December

Featured in Deal reports 2019

Latin Lawyer recorded 14 multijurisdictional M&A deals that were signed or announced in Latin America from March to December 2019. Counting the deals, of which the value was public, the combined deal value was nearly US$15 billion.

15 June 2020

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