Market: Colombia

Colombia’s Godoy Córdoba expands partnership

Colombian law firm Godoy Córdoba Abogados member of Littler Global has bolstered its labour offering by promoting a director to partner.

22 June 2021

US$4.1 billion waste management buy calls on Cuatrecasas

US investment group Platinum Equity has called on Cuatrecasas in Madrid, Lisbon, Bogotá, Mexico City and Santiago to acquire Spain’s Urbaser – one of the world’s largest environmental services companies – for 3.5 billion euros (US$4.1 billion).

21 June 2021

Colombian firms in Spanish investor’s US$600 million issuance

Spanish company AI Candelaria, which holds Colombia’s largest crude oil pipeline, has hired White & Case LLP and Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá to issue US$600 million worth of senior notes.

18 June 2021

Colombia faces second ICSID claim over mine expansion project

Multinational mining company Anglo American has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia following a local court order blocking expansion plans at a coal mine over environmental concerns – after its partner in the project Glencore which has also lodged a claim against the state.

10 June 2021

SoftBank uses LatAm fund for WeWork JV and Mexican investment

Morrison & Foerster LLP in Miami and Los Angeles has helped SoftBank use its Latin American investment fund to inject US$150 million in investment platform Grupo Bursátil Mexicano (GBM) and, through a separate transaction, enter into a joint venture with US flexible office space provider WeWork.

09 June 2021

US private equity snaps up Colombian pharma group

US investment company Acon has hired Winston & Strawn LLP in New York and Washington, DC, Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá and Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes SC in Mexico City to purchase pharmaceutical group Vitalis, which has facilities in Colombia and Mexico.

07 June 2021

Diversity Initiative of the Year Award: Gómez-Pinzón’s extended paternity leave

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

Latin Lawyer speaks to Gómez-Pinzón partners Natalia García Arenas and Paula Samper Salazar about the firm’s decision to allocate up to four weeks of paternity leave – 20 days more than stipulated by Colombian law. The extended paternity leave policy wins this year’s Diversity Initiative of the Year Award.

04 June 2021

Glencore brings third arbitration claim against Colombia

Glencore has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia after a planned expansion at a coal mine was halted by a local court citing environmental concerns – the third case the Swiss commodities trader has brought against the state at the centre.

02 June 2021

Brigard Urrutia and Garrigues in Coltel-DirecTV broadband deal

Colombian telecoms company Coltel has hired Brigard Urrutia to buy the fixed internet business of the local branch of US satellite television service DirecTV.

01 June 2021

EY Law hires Gómez-Pinzón partner in Colombia

EY Law has strengthened its corporate offering in Colombia by hiring a partner from local firm Gómez-Pinzón.

28 May 2021

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