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Latin-America Guide

Competition/Antitrust — Colombia


Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Front-running practice group with an outstanding track record assisting clients with the full spectrum of competition mandates, including non-contentious as well as contentious matters before the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) and courts. Frequently called upon by a premier clientele hailing from the industrial sectors, such as chemicals, mining and oil and gas. New client wins this year include Fasecolda, Groupo Aval and ATH.

Strengths A client is quick to highlight that "the service is excellent. We are very happy working with the firm."

Another interviewee adds: "They have a very good team and long-standing experience in this area. I have the best opinion of them."

Work highlight Successfully assisted DuPont with the local merger filing for its global merger with Dow Chemical.

Notable practitioners

Star individual and founding partner Alfonso Miranda Londoño enjoys a market-leading position in Colombia's competition sphere. He is revered by clients and peers alike for his outstanding track record in this practice area, with sources deeming him "the great expert in competition." Interviewees also state: "Alfonso is very well recognised and is the father of competition law in Colombia," while others say: "Not only does he know competition law but he is extremely judicious and responsible, which is an advantage."

Co-head of department Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos continues to be highly regarded in this arena. Interviewees note his activity and prowess, stating: "Andrés is an excellent lawyer." They go on to say: "He is an expert in competition claims, he has very deep knowledge of the procedures," while others also recognise that "he is a great competition litigator."

Associate-to-watch Daniel Beltrán is appreciated by clients, who note his relevant participation in matters, particularly anti-competitive behaviour cases. A market source says: "He is a good lawyer; he is doing good work."

About the Team (content provided by Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos)

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos is the Colombian leading firm in antitrust. For almost 30 years, the firm has acquired unparalleled experience representing clients from all sorts of industries in complex procedures before the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombian Competition Authority), including the most specialized mergers and the first successful leniency applications in the country.

Besides its work before the Competition authority, the firm has developed a specialized antitrust compliance program and a due diligence procedure designed for foreign companies working in Colombia and other Latin-American jurisdictions, as well as local clients working in highly specialized industries.

Moreover, the team has advised Public Entities (regulatory and legislative bodies) and has played an active role in the adoption of antitrust regulation, which has increased the firm's long-standing reputation in competition and telecommunications matters.

In sum, the firm’s experience in several aspects of the competition regime allows it to provide a unique advisory service in antitrust matters to clients participating in the most specialized markets.


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Ibarra Abogados - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding department ascends to the top tier following superb client feedback. Team is highly skilled assisting companies with a range of competition matters, including merger control filings and antitrust investigations. Particularly reputed for handling complex disputes involving sanctions imposed by the administrative authorities. Client roster features major multinational names from the telecommunications, retail and transportation sectors. Opain is a new client win.

Strengths A client enthuses that Ibarra Abogados provides "an excellent service." The client goes on to state: "The relationship that we have with them is one of absolute confidence. It's like they are a part of our company."

Another interviewee lauds that "the firm's experience handling matters before the competition authority gives them a wide-ranging insight when advising clients. The firm is responsible, diligent, experienced and possesses the necessary skills to execute the task."

Work highlight Advised Ciamsa on a challenge to sugar industry fines enforced by SIC before the administrative courts.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Gabriel Ibarra Pardo continues to be an esteemed figure in Colombia's competition sphere. One client states that "Gabriel is one of the most recognised lawyers in the country when it comes to competition law. He is unbeatable and provides a personalised service to the company." Another enthuses: "I would especially recommend Gabriel because of his knowledge and expertise."

Associate-to-watch and co-head of department Ana Lucía Parra is recognised by clients and peers alike, with sources stating that "she demonstrates a deep knowledge of the matters at hand." They go on to highlight "her excellent performance and professionalism."

About the Team (content provided by Ibarra Abogados)

The Competition Law Practice of Ibarra Abogados has represented the interests of a wide range of companies within antitrust investigations, unfair competition litigation and merger control proceedings. The firm provides legal counsel both for proceedings before the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce and for litigation of competition law matters before Colombian tribunals.

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Baker McKenzie S.A.S. - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Revered practice group boasting a long-standing presence in Colombia's competition sphere. Frequently retained by key international clients to provide sophisticated advice on merger control procedures. Clients are drawn from a wide range of sectors, including real estate, energy and financial services. Counts Brookfield Asset Management and The National Titanium Dioxide Company as new client wins this year.

Strengths Sources highlight that the firm is "very client-friendly," offering "a fast service."

Work highlight Successfully advised International Paper and Weyerhaeuser on the merger control proceeding before SIC in connection with the acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's fluff pulp business in Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Head of department María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar is a pre-eminent competition lawyer according to sources. One client notes that "Carolina is an excellent lawyer, very pragmatic," while another enthuses: "Carolina is fantastic, simply the best Colombian antitrust practitioner I know. She is responsive, businesslike and offers key advice in a challenging regulatory environment."

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie S.A.S.)

At Baker McKenzie we help leading national and multinational companies in regulatory matters and contentions. Over eight years, we have adviced large companies in meeting the regulatory norms applicable in the Colombian context, helping our clients reach their commercial goals.

We duly understand all the regulations of the local market, and therefore we are able to coordinate strong regional initiatives properly adjusted to local trends. For many years we have structured highly complex projects aimed at helping clients fulfill the regulatory normatives.

Finally, we hold a strong relation with the regulatory authorities in Colombia, making ours one of the strongest competition practices available in the Colombian market.

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Brigard & Urrutia - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed department with a strong track record advising on a full range of contentious and non-contentious mandates. Particulary well-placed to assist clients hailing from the aviation, TMT and e-commerce spheres with merger control proceedings. Team also possesses noteworthy experience advising on antitrust matters before the administrative and judicial authorities. Maersk Line, IAG Group and American Airlines are among new client wins.

Strengths One client states that "the service received from Brigard Urrutia is excellent," adding: "They are a very responsive team and I appreciate their common sense, risk analysis and practical counsel."

Work highlight Successfully represented Dow Chemical in a merger control proceeding before SIC, regarding its merger with DuPont.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Alejandro García de Brigard enters the bands following strong feedback from the market. Peers consider him "very judicious" and a client praises him "for being very responsive, giving commercial and practical advice, guiding us though a changing landscape."

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Jaeckel/Montoya Abogados - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected boutique specialising in this area. Well respected for its prowess advising clients on complex investigations involving allegations of cartel activity or abuse of dominant position. Also noted for assisting domestic and international clients with competition claims before the Colombian administrative and judicial authorities. Regularly retained by clients from the consumer goods, pharmaceutical and energy markets.

Strengths One client enthuses: "The members of the team have a very strong knowledge of local case law and are agile when responding to our requirements. We are very happy with the services that they provide and consider them to be among the best boutiques in Latin America."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Jorge Jaeckel Kovács ascends to the top band this year, following exceptional feedback from interviewees. Clients recommend working with him, as "he has a great knowledge of competition law," particularly acting before the authorities. Other sources state: "Jorge is a very good lawyer, highly reputable," and "with a very commercial approach."

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Esteemed practice group with a noteworthy presence in Colombia's antitrust market. Team of established practitioners handles the full spectrum of competition mandates, from filings to investigations. Frequently retained by key corporations acting in the energy, cement and TMT industries. New client wins include Mercuria Energy Trading, Indra Sistemas and Thyssenkrupp Technologies Beteiligungen.

Strengths A client is quick to praise the lawyers, stating: "They are really magnificent, giving really good competition advice."

Work highlight Advised Stanley Black & Decker on a merger control filing, in connection with its global acquisition of the tool business of Newell Brands.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Martín Carrizosa is praised by a market commentator as being "very well known." He has broad expertise in this practice area, with experience assisting major clients of the firm with merger filings and leading some of the most relevant matters for the team.

Co-head of department and "promising lawyer" Diego Cardona impresses clients who point out that "he is an excellent competition lawyer." They go on to add that he is "very clear and very knowledgeable."

About the Team (content provided by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría)

Our experience cover all areas of competition law, from preventive advice to representation and defense of clients in administrative punitive procedures for cartels, collusion and other restrictive conduct, including remedies before the relevant courts, as well as Also in procedures of control of national and international concentrations of business with scope in the local markets.

Our practice area is recognized by different national and international professional publications. The study's advice in this area includes, among others, the following aspects:

  • Representation and defense in infringement proceedings against imputations of restrictive practices of competition, such as collusion, business posters and abuse of position of domain, among others.
  • Counselling in investigations initiated by competition authorities, including compensated demarcation or leniency procedures.
  • Representation and defense in merger control procedures and national and international mergers with scope in local markets.
  • Design, implementation and execution of preventive mechanisms, consisting in the elaboration and monitoring of compliance programs, practical guidelines of behaviour, protocols of action and continuous training of managers and employees, among others.

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Archila Abogados - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong team well regarded for its success handling investigations into alleged cartel activity, restrictive practices and abuse of dominant position. Team boasts particular strength in unfair competition law, representing local and international clients before the administrative and judicial authorities.

Strengths A market commentator states: "Archila Abogados is a great competition boutique."

Notable practitioners

Emilio José Archila Peñalosa has a high profile and is long-standing in this arena. A market observer comments on Archila Peñalosa's former position as a superintendent, adding that he is without doubt an important leader in this market. Another insider remarks that "Emilio is very well recognised, with a strong track record in this area. He is very reputable and well known."

Rubén Silva Gómez remains visible in this practice area, with observers underlining his activity. Another interviewee describes him as being "a very good lawyer" and comments on his past experience working at the antitrust authority.

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice group noted for assisting local and multinational clients with their antitrust issues. Adept at advising on preventative strategies and complex merger filings. Sector-specific litigation and investigations also feature as a strength. Client portfolio includes companies coming from the retail, financial services and TMT sectors.

Strengths A client says: "I am very happy with the service - they have been very efficient, hands-on and responsive. I would highlight the quality of their work, and that the team is very clear and precise. They walk you through the process quite smoothly."

Notable practitioners

Department head Ximena Zuleta is "a reputable lawyer," according to sources. She is praised by an interviewee who states: "I respect her very much; she knows a lot about competition law and is an excellent litigator."

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Garrigues - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid competition department with significant experience advising on merger controls, unfair competition and antitrust compliance mandates. Also adept at representing clients before the authorities in investigations into alleged cartel activity. Samsung Electronics is a new client this year.

Strengths Clients enthuse that "the service is very good. The team is serious, responsible and understand the needs of the client. Lawyers are very well prepared, specialist professionals and without doubt they are knowledgeable in this area."

Work highlight Advised Gravas y Arenas para Concreto - GRAVICON on an investigation into alleged price fixing before SIC.

Notable practitioners

Department head José Miguel de la Calle is held in high esteem by sources. Clients highlight de la Calle's "absolute clarity and the assurance that his deep knowledge of this area brings." They go on to endorse his great competition expertise due to his previous experience as a superintendent.

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Gómez-Pinzón - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised department dealing with investigations into alleged anti-competitive behaviour such as cartel activity. Particularly established advising clients on antitrust structures and clearance for corporate transactions. New client wins this year include Procter & Gamble, Aseo Urbano and BASF.

Strengths The firm is praised by clients for providing "a good service - reliable, quick and results-oriented."

Work highlight Successfully advised ExxonMobil on the antitrust structure and merger control filing before the competition authority, including the negotiation of all required remedies.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano is noted in the market for his experience handling the full range of competition mandates, including merger filings and investigations.

About the Team (content provided by Gómez-Pinzón)

Our Competition practice group provides clients with comprehensive advice on the main aspects of this specialty. The group is sought after for its business-oriented approach; our group devotes time to understanding clients’ businesses and provides advice from a business, rather than a purely legal point of view.

The Firm has outstanding experience in unfair competition and restrictive trade practices, regularly representing clients in investigations relating to alleged infringements, such as cartels and price fixing.

The Competition group handles many of the biggest and most complicated merger control filings in Colombia. The Firm is renowned for designing strategies to successfully obtain clearance from the competition authority for highly complex M&A transactions. Also, in recent years the Firm has participated in approximately 15% of merger filings in Colombia. In years 2016 and 2017, was consistently No. 1 in terms of number of filings before the competition authority.

Additionally, the Firm advises on cross-border transactions involving different markets and competition authorities, coordinating multijurisdictional filings, and has developed niche expertise in competition law matters relating to Ecuador. 

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Lloreda Camacho & Co - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputed practice assisting clients with unfair competition matters, including leniency programmes. Also adept at advising on merger filings. Particular strength acting for major clients from the pharmaceutical industry. Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Plástica Estética y Reconstructiva, Shire and Baxalta are new client wins.

Strengths A client enthuses that "the level of professionalism and commitment is outstanding. Their knowledge, involvement and dedication have convinced us that they are the right partner for our legal issues."

Work highlight Successfully advised Merck Sharp & Dohme on a merger review filing following a joint distribution agreement with Grünenthal.

Notable practitioners

Department head Enrique Álvarez Posada receives praise from clients, one of whom describes him as being "extremely competent, dedicated and detailed. He is always available for any discussions or to address any doubts." Another client adds: "He is an excellent lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by Lloreda Camacho & Co)

Our Competition/Antitrust practice includes a complete range of services comprising: legal assistance in antitrust proceedings, both in the structuring of a merger and in the antitrust clearance process; advice regarding matters of anticompetitive practices and unfair competition; infringements of the consumer protection regulations, including representation in litigation proceedings with the competent authorities.

What sets us apart in the market is that we are widely recognized for our unique knowledge in pharmaceutical antitrust regulations and proceedings, as well as for our practical focus in merger control filings for which we have a strong record. We are also well known for advising and structuring comprehensive competition, consumer and data protection compliance programs in Colombia that are tailored made to address the needs of our clients.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. offers its clients timely and efficient advice in all matters regarding the final consumers of their products or services, presumed or additional warranties; product liability; quality of products or services; advertisement; commercial promotions and other aspects derived from the Consumer Statute.

Our practice includes a complete range of services comprising:

  • Legal assistance in the merger review proceedings;
  • Advice regarding unfair competition (both as plaintiffs and as defendants)

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Márquez Barrera Castañeda & Ramírez - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable practice group with a growing reputation in Colombia's competition sphere. Well placed to assist with a full range of competition mandates, including merger controls, investigations and sector-specific litigation. Frequently retained by key players from the e-commerce, entertainment and finance sectors.

Strengths Market insiders comment on the firm's flourishing practice, with one interviewee stating: "It is a new, good boutique firm with good lawyers and a growing presence."

Notable practitioners

Pablo Márquez receives praise from market sources, one of whom comments on his experience working on cartel investigations, describing him as being "very intelligent and organised." Another source underlines that "he has a very practical approach."

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Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active competition department well positioned to assist major companies with merger control proceedings. Also represents clients in investigations into anti-competitive practices. Handling conflict resolution and compliance programmes remains an area of strength. Jerónimo Martins Colombia is a new client win.

Strengths One client comments: "I am very satisfied with the support I receive from the firm. I would highlight that they are knowledgeable, and provide reliable advice, and are also quick to respond, allowing the company to move faster in a complex industry. They are really pro-business."

Work highlight Successfully advised Tronox on obtaining clearance in Colombia for the company's global acquisition of Cristal's titanium dioxide business.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Hernán Panesso enters the rankings following solid endorsement from market sources. A client declares that "he is a very good lawyer, particularly in acting before the Superintendence, which requires great technical skills."

About the Team (content provided by Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys)

Posse Herrera Ruiz provides legal advice on competition law, including merger and acquisition clearance, restrictive business practices, unfair competition and consumer protection. Our Firm is active in counseling clients involved in M&As. In addition to participating in the structuring and negotiation of the corresponding agreements, we advise and assist our clients in filing and obtaining clearances with the competition regulatory authorities.

Our work in the fields of restrictive business practices, consumer protection and unfair competition includes the design of market access channels and interaction with competitors, as well as the defense of our clients in litigation and administrative procedures which may arise as a consequence of alleged infringement of competition statutes. 

Posse Herrera Ruiz provides legal advice in free competition in the following matters: 

  • Legal preventive advice regarding commercial-promotional plans and sales strategies.
  • Legal representation in administrative antitrust investigations. 
  • Legal representation to act as complainant or third interested party in administrative antitrust investigations. 
  • Legal representation in leniency programs before the competition authority. 
  • Legal advice and representation in the negotiation of guarantees in order to close in advance administrative antitrust investigations, without penalties or sanctions against the investigated parties.




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Star Individuals

Alfonso Miranda Londoño

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual and founding partner Alfonso Miranda Londoño enjoys a market-leading position in Colombia's competition sphere. He is revered by clients and peers alike for his outstanding track record in this practice area, with sources deeming him "the great expert in competition."  Interviewees also state: "Alfonso is very well recognised and is the father of competition law in Colombia," while others say: "Not only does he know competition law but he is extremely judicious and responsible, which is an advantage."

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Emilio José Archila Peñalosa

Archila Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Emilio José Archila Peñalosa has a high profile and is long-standing in this arena. A market observer comments on Archila Peñalosa's former position as a superintendent, adding that he is without doubt an important leader in this market. Another insider remarks that "Emilio is very well recognised, with a strong track record in this area. He is very reputable and well known."

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Gabriel Ibarra Pardo

Ibarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Gabriel Ibarra Pardo continues to be an esteemed figure in Colombia's competition sphere. One client states that "Gabriel is one of the most recognised lawyers in the country when it comes to competition law. He is unbeatable and provides a personalised service to the company." Another enthuses: "I would especially recommend Gabriel because of his knowledge and expertise."

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Jorge Jaeckel Kovács

Jaeckel/Montoya Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Jorge Jaeckel Kovács ascends to the top band this year, following exceptional feedback from interviewees. Clients recommend working with him, as "he has a great knowledge of competition law," particularly acting before the authorities. Other sources state: "Jorge is a very good lawyer, highly reputable," and "with a very commercial approach."

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María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar is a pre-eminent competition lawyer according to sources. One client notes that "Carolina is an excellent lawyer, very pragmatic," while another enthuses: "Carolina is fantastic, simply the best Colombian antitrust practitioner I know. She is responsive, businesslike and offers key advice in a challenging regulatory environment."

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Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos continues to be highly regarded in this arena. Interviewees note his activity and prowess, stating: "Andrés is an excellent lawyer." They go on to say: "He is an expert in competition claims, he has very deep knowledge of the procedures," while others also recognise that "he is a great competition litigator."

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Jairo Rubio Escobar

Rubio Escobar Abogados Consultores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jairo Rubio Escobar of Rubio Escobar Abogados Consultores enjoys a strong profile in this practice area. One source notes that "Jairo is experienced and well known," while others recognise that "he has deep knowledge of competition," and point to his activity in investigation into alleged cartel activity.He is also a former superintendent of the competition authority.

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Lizarazu, Sossa & Peña Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Guillermo Sossa of Lizarazu, Sossa & Peña Abogados receives positive feedback from clients, one of whom says: "Guillermo is an excellent lawyer, very clear in communicating his ideas and providing effective advice." Sources go on to state that "he is a very judicious lawyer with the clear advantage of having worked at the Superintendence."

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Enrique Álvarez Posada

Lloreda Camacho & Co

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Enrique Álvarez Posada receives praise from clients, one of whom describes him as being "extremely competent, dedicated and detailed. He is always available for any discussions or to address any doubts." Another client adds: "He is an excellent lawyer."

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Martín Carrizosa

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Martín Carrizosa is praised by a market commentator as being "very well known." He has broad expertise in this practice area, with experience assisting major clients of the firm with merger filings and leading some of the most relevant matters for the team.

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José Miguel de la Calle

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head José Miguel de la Calle is held in high esteem by sources. Clients highlight de la Calle's "absolute clarity and the assurance that his deep knowledge of this area brings." They go on to endorse his great competition expertise due to his previous experience as a superintendent.

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Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano

Gómez-Pinzón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano is noted in the market for his experience handling the full range of competition mandates, including merger filings and investigations.

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María Clara Lozano Ortiz de Zárate

Lozano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Clara Lozano Ortiz de Zárate of Lozano Abogados is recognised by market sources for her "solid" competition practice. Interviewees also describe her as "a very good lawyer."

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José Orlando Montealegre Escobar

López Montealegre Abogados Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Orlando Montealegre Escobar of López Montealegre Abogados Asociados has a "recognised practice," according to interviewees. They go on to highlight his previous role as superintendent, with one source adding: "I respect him very much, he is very intelligent and capable."

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Valbuena Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Gustavo Valbuena of Valbuena Abogados is recognised in the market for his presence in the competition arena. Sources describe him as a "good lawyer" with significant experience due to his former role as a competition superintendent.

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Alberto Zuleta Londoño

Holland & Knight

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alberto Zuleta Londoño of Holland & Knight LLP is endorsed by a client who states: "I would  strongly recommend Alberto to anyone." He focuses his practice on antitrust investigations and litigation proceedings before SIC.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department and "promising lawyer" Diego Cardona impresses clients who point out that "he is an excellent competition lawyer." They go on to add that he is "very clear and very knowledgeable."

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Alejandro García de Brigard

Brigard Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Alejandro García de Brigard enters the bands following strong feedback from the market. Peers consider him "very judicious" and a client praises him "for being very responsive, giving commercial and practical advice, guiding us though a changing landscape."

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Band 4

Márquez Barrera Castañeda & Ramírez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pablo Márquez receives praise from market sources, one of whom comments on his experience working on cartel investigations, describing him as being "very intelligent and organised." Another source underlines that "he has a very practical approach."

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Band 4

Rubén Silva Gómez

Archila Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rubén Silva Gómez remains visible in this practice area, with observers underlining his activity. Another interviewee describes him as being "a very good lawyer" and comments on his past experience working at the antitrust authority.

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Band 4

Jaime Humberto Tobar Ordóñez

Tobar & Romero Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Jaime Humberto Tobar Ordóñez of Tobar & Romero Abogados is described as "a very intelligent and very good competition lawyer," by sources. They go on to endorse his good litigation skills when dealing with unfair competition issues.

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Band 4

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Ximena Zuleta is "a reputable lawyer," according to sources. She is praised by an interviewee who states: "I respect her very much; she knows a lot about competition law and is an excellent litigator."

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Associates to watch

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Daniel Beltrán is appreciated by clients, who note his relevant participation in matters, particularly anti-competitive behaviour cases. A market source says: "He is a good lawyer; he is doing good work."

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Associates to watch

Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Hernán Panesso enters the rankings following solid endorsement from market sources. A client declares that "he is a very good lawyer, particularly in acting before the Superintendence, which requires great technical skills."

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Associates to watch

Ibarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch and co-head of department Ana Lucía Parra is recognised by clients and peers alike, with sources stating that "she demonstrates a deep knowledge of the matters at hand." They go on to highlight "her excellent performance and professionalism."

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