Market: Colombia

Has the pandemic really changed how lawyers think about technology?

Featured in Technology 2021

The legal industry has been slower to embrace digital transformation than most, but in the last 18 months has undergone a profound change. Has the covid-19 pandemic helped dispel lawyers’ cultural aversion to technology once and for all?

15 July 2021

The pain point: how to overcome technology shortfalls

Featured in Technology 2021

Data suggests most in-house counsel in Latin America have complaints about the inter-operability, budget, risk or efficiency of the technology tools they use. Why do these problems arise and how can company lawyers overcome them?

15 July 2021

CMS Carey & Allende and Cuatrecasas in Andean renewables deal

Chilean law firm CMS Carey & Allende has helped local renewables developer Verano Capital sign an agreement with Yinson Renewables, which hired three Cuatrecasas offices, to develop several solar projects in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

15 July 2021

Colombian 4G toll road gets landmark cross-border financing

Vinson & Elkins LLP in New York and Baker McKenzie (Colombia) have helped Mexican infrastructure group Aleatica obtain a multi-tranche financing worth 2.7 trillion Colombian pesos (US$747 million) to develop a toll road – Autopista Río Magdalena 2 – in northern Colombia.

13 July 2021

Tekni-Plex expands in LatAm with packaging company buy

US packaging company Tekni-Plex has relied on four Ropes & Gray offices to acquire multinational counterpart Grupo Phoenix, handing it manufacturing assets in Colombia and Mexico.

08 July 2021

CMS expands in Colombia and Mexico, adds three partners

Colombia’s CMS Rodríguez-Azuero has added two partners by incorporating an energy-focused firm, while CMS’s office in Mexico has bolstered its infrastructure department by appointing a former legal executive of local bank BanBajío as partner.

05 July 2021

Irish packaging company snaps up Peruvian counterpart

Irish paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has enlisted Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to acquire Peruvian counterpart Cartones del Pacífico .

05 July 2021

Post-coronavirus wealth taxes could be a case of when, not if

The financial strain of the covid-19 pandemic has forced governments in Latin America to dig deep to cover costs. As a growing debt pile looms ever larger, some countries in the region are floating a tax on the wealthy to help foot the bill, one of several ways private wealth counsel in the region is evolving. Emily Darby reports on a practice area experiencing big changes.

29 June 2021

Colombian 4G motorway project gets financing

Milbank in New York and Garrigues (Colombia) have helped three Colombian companies get a loan worth US$150 million to finance a new motorway.

28 June 2021

Codere becomes LatAm’s first listed gambling group

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in Madrid, New York and London has helped Spanish gambling company Codere Online combine with a Mexican special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a US$350 million deal that creates Latin America’s first listed gaming operator.

24 June 2021

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