Market: Colombia

Cuatrecasas hires nine partners across Chile, Colombia and Mexico

Iberian law firm Cuatrecasas has added substantial firepower to its Latin American offices by hiring five partners in Chile – four of them from Guerrero Olivos, including Roberto Guerrero Valenzuela – three partners in Colombia (including Brigard Urrutia’s former banking head) and a tax partner in Mexico.

23 December 2020

Dechert lawyer returns to Colombia to practise solo

Juan Felipe Merizalde has left his position as special legal consultant at Dechert, where he worked on numerous high-profile Latin American disputes, to return to his native Colombia and launch a solo practice as arbitrator and counsel.

18 December 2020

Latin America’s oil and gas industry has a bright future, forecast panellists

With the prospect of a covid-19 vaccine on the horizon and renewed investment opportunities on the cards for 2021 and beyond, there may be a turn in the tide for Latin America’s oil and gas industry, predicted panellists at Latin Lawyer Interactive: Oil and Gas.

07 December 2020

Gómez-Pinzón announces Andrés Hoyos has passed away

Colombian Latin Lawyer Elite firm Gómez-Pinzón reported yesterday that Andrés Hoyos, one of its most prominent dealmakers and a very well-known figure in the Colombian M&A market, has died.

04 December 2020

Colombian mining arbitration clears hurdle

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has rejected Colombia’s preliminary objections to a US$250 million treaty claim brought by a Canadian company, which says illegal miners have blocked access to its gold and silver projects in the country.

03 December 2020

Peruvian healthcare group makes cross-border issuance

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped Peruvian healthcare provider Auna issue US$300 million worth of notes, while the company has also obtained a separate loan to expand a clinic.

27 November 2020

LatAm firms in Advent’s US$2.7 billion global buy of Nielsen business

Several Ropes & Gray LLP offices, Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City have helped private equity investor Advent International buy Nielsen’s retailer data business, Global Connect, for US$2.7 billion.

23 November 2020

Colombia’s ISA acquires 4G toll road for US$528 million

Clifford Chance LLP in New York, São Paulo and London and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá have helped the Chilean subsidiary of Colombian transport operator Interconexión Eléctrica (ISA) buy a toll road concession in northern Colombia for US$528 million.

06 November 2020

PPU elects new regional management

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría has put a new management model in place and elected Colombia-based Martín Acero as new regional managing partner across Chile, Colombia and Peru.

03 November 2020

Posse Herrera appoints infrastructure director

Colombia’s Posse Herrera Ruiz has strengthened its infrastructure practice by hiring an in-house lawyer from local construction group El Cóndor as director.

03 November 2020

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