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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)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alfonso Miranda Londoño and Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Pre-eminent team in the market, providing well-recognised expertise in a range of competition matters. Highly experienced in related litigation before the antitrust authorities, on issues such as leniency, consumer protection and class action lawsuits. Adept at advising entities from both the public and private spheres, from sectors spanning oil and gas, food and drinks, telecommunications and consumer goods.

Strengths Clients praise the lawyers' "knowledge of the area, understanding of how the competition authority works, and the experience they have handling different antitrust cases," along with their English-language skills.

Another source goes on to add: "They have very good in-depth knowledge of the competition rules and are always available and interested in understanding the problem."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Chevron on an unfair competition lawsuit brought by three airlines and the San Andrés airport concessionaire.

Represented three sugar cane companies in a USD80 million antitrust case brought by the competition authority related to alleged cartel activity.

Significant clients Samsung, PepsiCo, Tetra Pak, Daimler, SABMiller.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Alfonso Miranda Londoño is praised as "an excellent competition lawyer" by market sources, who add that he "gives us peace of mind through his knowledge, experience, clarity of communication and ideas, and commitment to our case." He is highly experienced in the area, and has recently advised clients on leniency, merger control and unfair competition matters.

Clients laud department co-head Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos as "very active." They also note that his "strengths are total knowledge of our business, excellent work and dedication to the needs of the client." He has particular experience advising clients from the TMT sector.

Associate-to-watch Daniel Beltrán is highlighted by market commentators, who state that he is "extremely committed, and responds very quickly to clients' requests." He has experience advising clients from sectors including consumer goods, oil and gas and TMT.

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

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded international powerhouse with an esteemed competition team, providing data protection, anti-corruption and M&A expertise as part of its antitrust practice. Regularly handles matters pertaining to pre-merger control regulations, share deals and pricing structures. Experienced providing advice on the competition aspects of deals in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and real estate. International Paper, Weyerhaeuser and Molson Coors are new client wins.

Strengths Clients highlight that the lawyers are "highly qualified, good with complicated issues, and want to understand the problem in depth. They work hard to deliver advice on time."

Work highlights Advised Unilever on pre-merger control procedures and sale negotiations regarding a matter valued at USD575 million.

Significant clients Abbott Laboratories, GE, International Paper, Weyerhaeuser, Molson Coors.

Notable practitioners

Head of department María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar is praised as "very knowledgeable, with lots of years' experience," by market sources. They add that she is "receptive and very open to attend to the needs of the client." She has recently provided advice on pre-merger control regulations relating to the pharmaceutical industry.

Since publication, Laura Arboleda has left the practice.

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)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alejandro García
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established team boasting expertise in competition matters including leniency, merger control and administrative investigations into alleged cartel activity. Advises a broad roster of clients, drawn from sectors including consumer goods, food and drinks and TMT. Handles matters for both domestic and international clients before the Colombian authorities. The firm counts Dell, Dow Chemical and Comcast among its new client wins.

Strengths "The firm is excellent," notes a client, adding that "the lawyers have provided a service that was timely and in accordance with our requirements. They have a lot of experience and knowledge of competition matters."

Work highlights Advised as co-counsel to Dell on a USD67 billion merger control procedure related to the client's acquisition of EMC.

Significant clients Sanofi, Kimberly-Clark, SABMiller, Bayer, Colombia Móvil.

Notable practitioners

Department head Alejandro García de Brigard is described as "collaborative" and "very technical." They also state that he is "always available, and gave immediate attention when we needed him." He recently advised SABMiller on a merger control procedure before the competition authority.

Carolina López Toncel is highlighted as a "good lawyer" by market commentators. She is particularly experienced in contentious competition cases, and has recently represented clients from the TMT sector.

Since publication, Carolina López Toncel has joined Holland & Knight

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Ibarra Abogados - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Gabriel Ibarra and Ana Lucía Parra
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned antitrust and international trade boutique, boasting significant expertise in competition matters spanning leniency, administrative investigations and merger control proceedings. Experienced advising clients from a range of sectors, including TMT, consumer goods and the chemical industry. Regularly handles matters challenging sanctions and unfair competition claims. Mercadería, Colombia Móvil and Yara are new client wins.

Strengths One client states: "The lawyers' great strengths are their knowledge of this area and their experience, which means they know how to improve proposals with regards to domestic and international legislation."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Ingenio Risaralda on a challenge to sugar industry fines enforced by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce. The matter is valued at USD6.75 million.

Significant clients Cementos Argos, C.I. de Azúcares y Mieles, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever Andina Colombia, Linde.

Notable practitioners

Gabriel Ibarra Pardo is co-head of the department, has a "well-earned reputation," and receives praise from clients for his activity and experience in the sector, as well as for his "strategic mind." He focuses his practice on merger control proceedings and litigation regarding unfair competition matters.

Associate-to-watch Ana Lucía Parra is highlighted by interviewees as an "excellent lawyer" and "very active." One client reports that she has been "able to understand our business quickly," praising her as "a very knowledgeable person with good people skills, and the ability to ask the questions and make the suggestions that we need."

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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Jaeckel/Montoya Abogados - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jorge Jaeckel and Claudia Montoya
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed practice noted for its work in antitrust investigations. Adept at handling matters related to regulatory compliance, consumer protection, sanctions and sector-related litigation. Clients are drawn from areas such as retail, oil and gas and TMT. Alpina, Impala-Trafigura and Lumira are among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths Market commentators report that the firm is "very important" in this area.

Work highlights Represented Almacenes Éxito in a competition and consumer protection investigation, preventing a fine of USD25 million.

Significant clients Kellogg, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Banca de Inversión Bancolombia, Andiarios.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Jaeckel Kovács is recognised by sources for his "spectacular service" and for being "very active in the area." They go on to add that he has a "good amount of academic and practical involvement; he has done some of the most important work in the past couple of years."

Co-head of the department Claudia Montoya focuses her practice on preventive measures related to competition issues, as well as consumer protection and compliance matters. She has recently advised on a cartel investigation into the consumer goods market.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Martín Carrizosa
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly respected firm with strong coverage in the region, assisting clients with competition matters spanning preventive advice, administrative proceedings and merger control regulations. Well equipped to handle mandates involving leniency, infringement and abuse of dominant position. A broad client roster incorporates companies from TMT, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Konecranes, Grupo Konectanet and Komatsu are new client wins.

Strengths One client highlights the "very good experience" they have had working with the firm.

Value for money The firm receives praise from clients for its value for money, with one stating: "This firm has an excellent price/quality relationship."

Work highlights Represented CMPC and its local subsidiary Drypers Andina in two investigations into alleged cartel activity in the paper, tissue and diaper industry.

Significant clients Pfizer, Cementos Argos, RCN Radio, Indumotora, Visa International Service Association.

Notable practitioners

Martín Carrizosa leads on mandates relating to a range of competition matters, including representing clients in investigations into alleged cartel activity. He is also experienced advising on merger control procedures in sectors such as pharmaceuticals and mining.

Up-and-coming partner Diego Cardona wins plaudits from sources for being "very active" in this area. They further highlight him as "very technical, with very good knowledge of the area." He is experienced acting on a range of antitrust investigation matters.

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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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 4 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted boutique recognised for advising on alleged cartel activity and unfair competition matters. Well placed to advise clients on investigations regarding abuse of dominant position and restrictive practices. Experienced working with entities from sectors including natural resources and TMT.

Strengths Archila Abogados is a "very good firm," according to interviewees.

Notable practitioners

Emilio José Archila Peñalosa is praised by market sources as a "very active" and "excellent" lawyer. They go on to highlight that he is "technically very good." He has previously worked at the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce in Colombia.

Interviewees hold Rubén Silva Gómez in high esteem for his activity in this area, as well as his "very good" technical ability. Peers also report that he "knows a lot." He has notable experience working with the Colombian authorities.

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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)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ximena Zuleta
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for International firm recognised for its activity in litigation related to competition matters, such as investigations into alleged cartel activity, as well as civil competition litigation. Represents clients from a range of different industries, including banking and finance, food and drinks and TMT. Draws on a worldwide network of offices to handle multi-jurisdictional matters.

Work highlights Advised CASYP on a challenge to a USD20 million sanction for unfair pricing related to an airport concession contract.

Significant clients Ingenio San Carlos, Ingenio Providencia, Biomax, CASYP.

Notable practitioners

Ximena Zuleta is recognised by interviewees as a "very important person in the area." She is further praised as a "very good lawyer." She is experienced advising on sanctions related to antitrust matters.

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Garrigues - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 5 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highlighted for its activity in competition-related litigation, as well as providing expertise on unfair competition matters. Adept at providing antitrust advice to clients from sectors spanning finance, energy and construction. Team has particular expertise in merger control matters and investigations into alleged cartel activity.

Notable practitioners

José Miguel De La Calle has a significant track record working on antitrust investigations. Market commentators describe him as a "very good lawyer" and report that he has "good experience as a superintendent, and is very solid on technical matters."

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Gómez-Pinzón - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mauricio Jaramillo
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned practice with significant experience handling the antitrust aspects of M&A transactions. Advises clients on issues including leniency, unfair competition and restrictive trade. Represents a range of domestic and international companies from sectors such as finance, pharmaceuticals and transport.

Strengths The lawyers provide a "very good service," states one client, adding that they "have a lot of expertise."

Work highlights Represented GM in an unfair competition action filed against the client by a former distributor.

Significant clients GlaxoSmithKline, Valorem, Avianca, Pfizer, Yanbal.

Notable practitioners

Department head Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano wins plaudits from market commentators, who report that he "has a lot of expertise in the area." He recently advised Kimberly-Clark on an antitrust investigation.

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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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Enrique Álvarez
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded team providing a range of services pertaining to antitrust. Advises clients from sectors such as mining and pharmaceuticals on competition matters including merger reviews, unfair competition investigations and infringement. Also provides clients with assistance on damages claims. Minera de Cobre de Colombia and Johnson & Johnson are new client wins.

Strengths The firm is praised by one client for "adhering well to schedules and deadlines." They add that the firm has "a style of working that is very well suited to the expectations of a transnational company."

Work highlights Advised Alqueria on the antitrust aspects of its acquisition of DASA.

Significant clients Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Grünenthal Colombiana, Brinsa.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Enrique Álvarez Posada wins praise from sources, who report that he "has a great knowledge of the area, meets deadlines and is very attentive to detail." They add that he "keeps us up to date."

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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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Pablo Márquez and Julio Castañeda
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active team enjoying a strong reputation for its competition practice. Experienced advising on matters regarding cartel investigations, mergers and claims of unfair competition or deceptive advertising. Handles work for clients from a broad range of sectors, including TMT, banking and finance and the food and drinks industry. Airbnb, MasterCard and Terpel count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths "The firm's strengths are its broad experience and knowledge," states one client. They go on to add: "Another strength is the lawyers' timeliness and availability."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to MAPFRE regarding unfair competition claims against the client's competitors.

Significant clients Facebook, Dimayor, TGI, Asobancaria, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Pablo Márquez is highlighted by sources for his "knowledge and experience of this area and the public sector in Colombia." They go on to add that he is a "very good lawyer" and "also a respected academic." He is highly experienced in investigations into alleged cartel activity.

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Posse Herrera Ruiz - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jaime Herrera and Daniel Posse
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable competition team with a solid practice in this area. Adept at providing counsel on merger control proceedings, sector-related litigation and compliance, including representing clients before the relevant authorities. Particularly experienced advising clients from the food and drinks and pharmaceutical sectors. New client wins include Gedeon Richter, Proquinal and Saint-Gobain.

Strengths One market commentator reports that the firm was "fantastic; superb at keeping us informed and very knowledgeable about the law."

Work highlights Instructed to advise Indega, the Colombian subsidiary of Coca-Cola FEMSA, on the merger control procedure related to the client's USD575 million acquisition of Ades from Unilever.

Significant clients Automotores Toyota Colombia, Diageo, Scribe Colombia, Cencosud Colombia, Mead Johnson Nutrition.

Notable practitioners

Jaime Herrera is the key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Posse Herrera Ruiz)

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

Co-head of department Alfonso Miranda Londoño is praised as "an excellent competition lawyer" by market sources, who add that he "gives us peace of mind through his knowledge, experience, clarity of communication and ideas, and commitment to our case." He is highly experienced in the area, and has recently advised clients on leniency, merger control and unfair competition matters.

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Emilio José Archila Peñalosa

Archila Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Emilio José Archila Peñalosa is praised by market sources as a "very active" and "excellent" lawyer. They go on to highlight that he is "technically very good." He has previously worked at the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce in Colombia.

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Gabriel Ibarra Pardo

Ibarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gabriel Ibarra Pardo is co-head of the department, has a "well-earned reputation," and receives praise from clients for his activity and experience in the sector, as well as for his "strategic mind." He focuses his practice on merger control proceedings and litigation regarding unfair competition matters.

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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 praised as "very knowledgeable, with lots of years' experience," by market sources. They add that she is "receptive and very open to attend to the needs of the client." She has recently provided advice on pre-merger control regulations relating to the pharmaceutical industry.

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Martín Carrizosa

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Martín Carrizosa leads on mandates relating to a range of competition matters, including representing clients in investigations into alleged cartel activity. He is also experienced advising on merger control procedures in sectors such as pharmaceuticals and mining.

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Jorge Jaeckel Kovács

Jaeckel/Montoya Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Jaeckel Kovács is recognised by sources for his "spectacular service" and for being "very active in the area." They go on to add that he has a "good amount of academic and practical involvement; he has done some of the most important work in the past couple of years."

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Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano

Gómez-Pinzón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano wins plaudits from market commentators, who report that he "has a lot of expertise in the area." He recently advised Kimberly-Clark on an antitrust investigation.

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Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients laud department co-head Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos as "very active." They also note that his "strengths are total knowledge of our business, excellent work and dedication to the needs of the client." He has particular experience advising clients from the TMT sector.

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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 wins plaudits from peers, who say he is a "great lawyer" and "very active." He is experienced working with the competition and antitrust authorities.

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Lizarazu, Sossa & Peña Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Guillermo Sossa of Lizarazu, Sossa & Peña Abogados is praised as an "excellent lawyer" with "broad experience in this area" by interviewees. They go on to add that he has a "very high level of knowledge" and "provides clear, concise and easy to understand answers."

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Alberto Zuleta Londoño

Holland & Knight

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alberto Zuleta Londoño of Holland & Knight is lauded as a "great lawyer" by sources, who state that they have "a very good impression of him." He recently advised Biomax on multiple antitrust filings.

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Band 3

Enrique Álvarez Posada

Lloreda Camacho & Co

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Enrique Álvarez Posada wins praise from sources, who report that he "has a great knowledge of the area, meets deadlines and is very attentive to detail." They add that he "keeps us up to date."

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Band 3

María Clara Lozano Ortiz de Zárate

Lozano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Clara Lozano Ortiz de Zárate of Lozano Abogados is highlighted by sources as a "very active" lawyer who "does important work." She has experience working on abuse of dominant position cases, as well as providing preventive competition advice.

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Band 3

José Orlando Montealegre Escobar

López Montealegre Abogados Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Orlando Montealegre Escobar of López Montealegre Abogados Asociados is described by market commentators as "very active." He is experienced in sector-related litigation and has previously worked for the authorities in the area.

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Band 3

Jaime Humberto Tobar Ordóñez

Tobar & Romero Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jaime Humberto Tobar Ordóñez of Tobar & Romero Abogados receives praise for being a "very active" lawyer. They add that he is a "very good litigator." He is noted for his work handling unfair competition matters.

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Band 3

Valbuena Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gustavo Valbuena of Valbuena Abogados is noted as an "excellent lawyer" by clients. He has previously worked for the competition authorities, and is experienced advising on compliance and regulatory matters.

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Band 3

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ximena Zuleta is recognised by interviewees as a "very important person in the area." She is further praised as a "very good lawyer." She is experienced advising on sanctions related to antitrust matters.

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Band 4

José Miguel de la Calle

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Miguel De La Calle has a significant track record working on antitrust investigations. Market commentators describe him as a "very good lawyer" and report that he has "good experience as a superintendent, and is very solid on technical matters."

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Band 4

Márquez Barrera Castañeda & Ramírez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Pablo Márquez is highlighted by sources for his "knowledge and experience of this area and the public sector in Colombia." They go on to add that he is a "very good lawyer" and "also a respected academic." He is highly experienced in investigations into alleged cartel activity.

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Band 4

Jaeckel/Montoya Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of the department Claudia Montoya focuses her practice on preventive measures related to competition issues, as well as consumer protection and compliance matters. She has recently advised on a cartel investigation into the consumer goods market.

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Band 4

Rubén Silva Gómez

Archila Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees hold Rubén Silva Gómez in high esteem for his activity in this area, as well as his "very good" technical ability. Peers also report that he "knows a lot." He has notable experience working with the Colombian authorities.

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Up and Coming

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Diego Cardona wins plaudits from sources for being "very active" in this area. They further highlight him as "very technical, with very good knowledge of the area." He is experienced acting on a range of antitrust investigation matters.

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Up and Coming

Alejandro García de Brigard

Brigard Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Alejandro García de Brigard is described as "collaborative" and "very technical." They also state that he is "always available, and gave immediate attention when we needed him." He recently advised SABMiller on a merger control procedure before the competition authority.

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Associates to watch

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Daniel Beltrán is highlighted by market commentators, who state that he is "extremely committed, and responds very quickly to clients' requests." He has experience advising clients from sectors including consumer goods, oil and gas and TMT.

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Associates to watch

Carolina López Toncel

Holland & Knight

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carolina López Toncel is highlighted as a "good lawyer" by market commentators. She is particularly experienced in contentious competition cases, and has recently represented clients from the TMT sector. 

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Associates to watch

Ibarra Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ana Lucía Parra is highlighted by interviewees as an "excellent lawyer" and "very active." One client reports that she has been "able to understand our business quickly," praising her as "a very knowledgeable person with good people skills, and the ability to ask the questions and make the suggestions that we need."

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