Market: Colombia

Grupo Argos gets US$750 million credit line for US subsidiary

Argos North America – the US branch of Colombian cement and energy conglomerate Grupo Argos – has hired Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York to obtain a US$750 million credit line to refinance its existing debt.

12 September 2022

US analytics platform buys Colombian retail data provider

US analytics platform Premise has enlisted four offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá to acquire Colombian retail measurement provider Grupo Meiko.

08 September 2022

Cuatrecasas partner sets up boutique in Bogotá

A Cuatrecasas (Colombia) partner has left the firm to launch an infrastructure and transport law boutique in Bogotá.

06 September 2022

EY Law hires new collective labour head in Colombia

EY Law (Colombia) has hired a partner from local outfit Arbelaez & Asociados Abogados to lead its collective labour law practice.

05 September 2022

Phoenix Tower refinancing calls on LatAm counsel

Locke Lord LLP in Boston and New York and Latin American firms have helped US telecoms group Phoenix Tower International restructure several loans held by its Latin American and US subsidiaries and package them into one single US$2 billion facility, including an acquisition financing it recently obtained to buy Chilean tower assets.

31 August 2022

Colombian toll road gets refinancing

Castro Leiva Rendón has helped a Colombian motorway concessionaire obtain a 463 billion pesos (US$107 million) loan to refinance its operations.

26 August 2022

Patria buys stake in Colombian agribusiness

Brazilian private equity fund Patria Investimentos has hired DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán to acquire Colombian agribusiness Provecampo.

25 August 2022

Dentons promotes in Colombia and Ecuador

Global law firm Dentons has strengthened two of its Highly Recommended Latin American offices by appointing a new partner in Quito and four directors in Bogotá through separate promotions.

24 August 2022

Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: José Luis Suárez Parra

Featured in 16th Annual Awards

José Luis Suárez Parra, managing partner of Colombia’s Gómez-Pinzón, received Latin Lawyer’s Law Firm Leader of the Year Award in May this year. Speaking at the event in São Paulo, the partner told us how he steered the firm through the covid-19 pandemic and what it takes to be a great firm leader.

22 August 2022

Advent invests in Cemex tech group

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Palo Alto, five DLA Piper LLP offices and Mexican firms Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC and González Calvillo, SC have helped US private equity fund Advent International acquire a majority stake in technology consultancy group Neoris from Cemex.

19 August 2022

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