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Latin-America Guide

Public Law — Colombia


Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados - Public Law 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: Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla and Yady Villaquirán
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading boutique boasting significant experience in public law. Adept at handling matters spanning administrative and constitutional law. Well placed to advise on a range of regulatory and contractual issues, including public procurement. Particularly experienced counselling domestic and international clients from the mining, TMT and infrastructure sectors. Empresa de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Bogotá, Darby Overseas Investments and Argos Zona Franca are among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths "The firm consists of excellent professionals who provide a very good service," according to clients.

Another source adds: "It is an important firm here with very good lawyers."

Work highlights Represented the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the International Court of Justice in a maritime dispute with the Republic of Nicaragua.

Advised Empresa de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Bogotá in an ongoing USD15 million dispute between the client and Industria Nacional de Gaseosas regarding unpaid fees for its sewage services.

Significant clients Darby Overseas Investments, América Móvil - Comcel, Gran Colombia Gold, Ecopetrol, Departamento Nacional de Planeación.

Notable practitioners

Market sources laud co-head of department Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla for his "great experience at domestic and international level " and his "clear vision of public law." He is highly regarded for his work advising clients from both the public and private sectors on contentious and non-contentious administrative law mandates.

Alvaro Mantilla Padilla wins praise from interviewees for his activity in this area, particularly on public contracting and sector-related litigation. He is especially known for his work advising public entities.

Department co-head Yady Villaquirán is described by clients as an "excellent professional." They go on to highlight her "experience and knowledge" in this area. She frequently handles regulatory matters relating to the infrastructure sector.

Adriana Espinosa is noted by interviewees for her public law practice. She is experienced acting as counsel to public and private entities on a range of matters, including public procurement.

About the Team (content provided by Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados)

Acting as adviser to government entities, Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados provides general legal assistance in the structuring and execution of infrastructure and telecommunication projects. Likewise, it acts as legal counsel for privately owned companies in the participation of public bids and other selection procedures governed by state entities. The firm assists its clients in the definition, preparation and implementation of leveraging, guarantee and financial closings schemes, in the acquisition of the necessary administrative titles for the development of projects, and in general, in the totality of the required activities for the execution of the contract until liquidation. In addition to the above, the firm has actively assisted in tariff, regulatory, market and dispute resolution matters before authorities in
charge of the regulation of public services.

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Brigard Urrutia - Public Law 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: Carlos Umaña Trujillo, Luis Alfredo Barragán Arango and Manuel Fernando Quinche
- 8 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant team held in high esteem for its public law practice and sector-related litigation expertise. Offers advice on a broad range of matters in this area, including public procurement, regulatory issues and PPP projects. Boasts an impressive roster of both domestic and international clients. Sociedad Anónima de Obras y Servicios, Industrial Conconcreto and CASS Constructores are new client wins.

Strengths Clients state that they have had "an excellent experience" working with the team. They also highlight the lawyers' "experience, high level of commitment and exceptional service."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Consorcio Antioquia al Mar on the USD353.5 million construction contract for the Toyo Tunnel, including advice on environmental and land acquisition matters.

Significant clients Departamento Nacional de Planeación, SABMiller, Kimberly-Clark, Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce, Shikun & Binui.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Carlos Umaña Trujillo is recognised by market sources for his activity in this sector. He is highly experienced advising on public utility regulation matters, as well as the regulatory aspects of energy projects.

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Duran & Osorio, Abogados Asociados - Public Law Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded practice providing public law advice to clients from a range of sectors, including TMT, public utilities and oil and gas. Particularly experienced handling matters for state entities, regularly assisting with concession contracts, PPPs and procurement mandates. New client wins include Transmilenio, Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá and Regulatory Commission of Energy & Gas.

Strengths The firm is "excellent," state clients. They continue: "The lawyers' strengths lie in their knowledge of relevant matters and their understanding of the public law sector."

Work highlights Advised Fondo Financiero de Proyectos de Desarrollo on an approximately USD404.7 million corporate governance model and legal framework for three state-owned companies in the energy sector.

Significant clients Ecopetrol, Emcali, Agencia Nacional Inmobiliaria Virgilio Barco, Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público, PPP Agency of Medellín - Prosperity Fund.

Notable practitioners

Market sources laud Álvaro Mauricio Durán Leal as an "excellent lawyer" and an "expert in public law and infrastructure." They also praise his understanding of the public sector. He is experienced advising on matters relating to the transport and public utilities.

Gustavo Osorio is praised by peers for his "well renowned" practice in this sector. Clients also highlight his "expert knowledge" of public infrastructure matters. He boasts significant experience working with state bodies on regulations affecting public utilities.

Market sources highlight Gabriel Taboada as "very good in public contracting and financing regulation." They go on to note his "very good knowledge" in this area, along with his "dedication to providing the client with very good advice." He has particular expertise in the structuring of PPP agreements.

Since publication, Gigliana Rivero Ramirez has moved in-house.

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Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos - Public Law 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: Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero and Felipe Piquero Villegas
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed boutique with significant expertise in the area. Particularly experienced advising clients from the banking and finance and telecommunications sectors on administrative and constitutional matters. Adept at handling issues affecting both public and private entities, including notable activity in sector-related litigation and arbitration. BTG Pactual, Fiducor and Agencia Nacional de Infraestructora are new client wins.

Strengths One client states that the firm is "very good, and provides an excellent service." Another adds: "The team's strengths are the lawyers' great judgement, analytical skills, availability and spirit of collaboration."

Work highlights Advised Colombia Telecomunicaciones on negotiations with state authorities for the termination of concession agreements.

Significant clients Colombia Móvil, Seguros Bolívar, Bancóldex, Finagro, UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero is highlighted by peers as "one of the most well-known lawyers in the country" for his work on constitutional matters and public contracts. Clients praise the timeliness in which he completes work, and the added value his involvement generates. He is highly experienced handling contentious public law issues.

Clients laud department co-head Felipe Piquero Villegas as an "excellent lawyer," detailing his "great capacity for analysis and timely responses." Peers describe him as "very good in public contracting." His main area of focus is sector-related disputes, particularly regarding public procurement.

About the Team (content provided by Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos )

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos has a preeminent public law practice. The public law team is well known in both administrative and constitutional law cases for public entities, private corporations (domestic and multinational) and international organizations. It successfully handles a full range of public law cases, including constitutional remedies, contentious administrative proceedings, government contracts and state responsibility.

Mr. Esguerra and Mr. Piquero together successfully defended the Colombian State in the over 700 lawsuits that claimed its responsibility for the deaths and damages caused by the Armero earthquake.

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos has been counsel to both private corporations and public entities when dealing with matters related to Constitutional and Administrative law.

Concerning public enforcement, the team is constantly consulted on constitutional issues (validity of laws and regulations) and administrative issues (tort and public contractual law cases). Throughout the last 20 years it has acquired unparalleled experience representing clients in all sorts of industries in complex litigation.

We have provided legal advice for governmental entities with regard to administrative and public procurement issues. The firm also provides legal advice for private local and multinational corporations.

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Gómez-Pinzón - Public Law Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acclaimed team noted for its activity in a range of public law matters. Regularly advises both domestic and international clients on issues including concessions, administrative proceedings and negotiations with state bodies. Also experienced handling bidding and tender processes as well as PPP projects.

Strengths "The service provided has been excellent in every sense," reports one client, adding that the lawyers are "up to date and diligent."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to OHL Concesiones on PPP proposals, including a concession contract valued at over USD548 million.

Significant clients Vossloh, Termobarranquilla, Iridium, Gtech, Equipo Universal.

Notable practitioners

Since publication Miguel Castro has left the practice.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Public Law 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 Di Terlizzi and César Barrero Berardinelli
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed regional firm, boasting an active public law practice. Advises a notable roster of public and private entities on matters spanning public procurement, administrative proceedings and regulatory law. Team also assists with environmental and water regulations. Particularly active representing telecommunications and transport companies. New client wins include Indenova Sucursal de Colombia, Sociedad Portuaria del Norte and Redflex Traffic Systems.

Strengths "The firm is excellent," state clients. They add that "the team is broad, and the partners and senior lawyers are very available. The firm has a high level of client service."

Work highlights Represented Indenova Sucursal de Colombia on a proceeding regarding the alleged breach of contractual obligations. The matter was valued at USD1 million.

Significant clients Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena, Zenith Energy, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Santa Marta, Redflex Traffic Systems, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Jorge Di Terlizzi receives praise for his activity in this area. One source says that he conducts himself with "a high level of commitment and technical skill." He provides advice on PPP contracts, particularly to TMT and construction companies.

Associate-to-watch Ana María Sánchez is experienced advising on public bids and PPPs, especially in relation to the public utilities and transportation sectors. She handles matters for both domestic and international clients.

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

The Public Law practice area serves a wide range of clients both public and private sector, advising them and giving support in transactional and regulatory issues as in contentious and judicial matters related to Public Law and regulatory matters in general.

Our department advises clients directly and also supports other practice areas of the Firm, as might be required in addressing Public Law related aspects arising in connection with advice given from other specialty areas.

Thus, due to its vast experience, the fim´s Public Law area has been recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in its practice area, standing out in counseling in different areas, such as:

       Constitutional Law (constitutional actions and control of constitutionality);

       Administrative Law (special administrative proceeding and before the administrative jurisdiction);  

       Public Procurement (pre contractual or during the bidding process and contractual);

       Administrative Complaints  (administrative sanctions and fines);

       Advice on preparation of Bills, regulatory frameworks and other policy instruments.

The area also provides regulatory support on various Public Law related issues, such as:

       Customs Law

       Water Law

       Environmental Law

       Concessions Law

       Electricity Law

       Maritime Law

       Sanitary Law

       Telecommunications Law

       Public/Governmental Enterprises

       Infrastructure and Projects

       Urbanism



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Posse Herrera Ruiz - Public Law 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: Alessia Abello
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-respected team providing public law counsel to clients spanning a range of industries, including TMT, construction and engineering. Regularly handles mandates related to bidding processes, regulatory compliance and contractual matters, affecting both domestic and international clients. Constructora Conconcreto, Detecon International and Sociedad Operadora de Aeropuertos Centro Norte are new client wins.

Strengths One client comments that the firm "provides a quality service," with "broad experience of the country and its regulatory matters." Another client reports: "The service is excellent, from the client service to the quality of the work undertaken."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Constructora Conconcreto as a potential bidder for a PPP contract for the construction, operation and maintenance of three public buildings.

Significant clients Google, Cambridge University Press, Torres Unidas, Poma, Reficar.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Alessia Abello is identified by sources for her activity in this area. Clients highlight her as "excellent" and note that she "has supported us a lot in the work we have done with her."

About the Team (content provided by Posse Herrera Ruiz )

Posse Herrera Ruiz  has an internationally admired Public Law practice area. The team has participated as legal advisor in the structuring of Public-Private Associations (PPPs), state contracting, public credit, state budgetary matters and public procurement.

Our legal advice consists of the following key areas:

  • Public procurement for all government agencies: extensive experience in liaising with Government agencies and drafting procurement proposals for several sectors.
  • Government tenders and biddings: in-depth knowledge of Government bidding requirements, rules and what different state agencies look for in terms of budgetary regulations and political and compliance concerns.
  • Concession agreements, Public-private partnerships (PPPs) and structuring infrastructure projects: full-cycle support in the implementation of large infrastructure projects with government participation, including Requests for Proposals (RFPs), bidding processes, contracts between private and public entities and securing necessary decrees or laws.
  • Administrative litigation: represent clients in annulment and restoration rights and direct reparations of damages actions, as well as public actions, and class actions. 
  • Compliance: support clients in staying compliant with public law regulations when performing contracts with the government, particularly in the case of alleged non-performance, potential fines and interpretation of clauses.

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Castro Leiva Rendón Criales - Public Law 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: Jose Ignacio Leiva González and Marcela Castro Pineda
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted for its activity advising on public law matters related to infrastructure projects, including public bids, public procurement and PPP agreements. Provides advice to domestic and international clients from sectors such as transportation and engineering.

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Doppelmayr Colombia on a contractual execution for the construction and maintenance of a cable car system in Bogotá, valued in excess of USD56 million.

Significant clients Cal y Mayor y Asociados, Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construção, Doppelmayr Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees highlight co-head of department Marcela Castro Pineda as "very active" in the area. She is experienced advising clients from both the public and private sectors on concession agreements for major transport infrastructure projects.

Department co-head José Ignacio Leiva receives praise from peers for his work on matters connected to projects. They add that he is an "expert in concessions." He is also well equipped to handle sector-related arbitration. He led the team on the aforementioned Doppelmayr Colombia highlight.

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas - Public Law 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
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active team offering advice to domestic and international companies hailing from areas including construction, telecommunications and engineering. Well equipped to act as counsel on contractual and bidding matters, judicial proceedings and sector-related disputes.

Strengths One client praises the lawyers for their "knowledge, experience and balanced analysis," adding: "They inspire trust in their negotiations."

Notable practitioners

Ximena Zuleta heads the public law practice and is highlighted by clients as being "excellent." They go on to add that "she is dedicated and methodical in her work, which helps us achieve our objectives. She is knowledgeable and clear in her approach."

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Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados - Public Law 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: Diego Muñoz Tamayo and Juan Manuel Sabogal
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established firm with particular experience in privatisations, as well as mandates involving contracts and licensing. Assists both domestic and international clients from sectors spanning construction, transport and oil and gas. Ciudad Móvil, Explotaciones Carboníferas Yerbabuena and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana count among the firm's new client wins.

Work highlights Assisted Ciudad Móvil with contractual and environmental licensing matters related to the operation of the Bogotá transport system.

Significant clients Geopark Colombia, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería, Constructora Bolívar, Productos Stahl, DHL Express.

Notable practitioners

Diego Muñoz Tamayo wins praise from peers for his active presence in the market. He focuses his practice on the privatisation of state entities, including related bidding processes, restructurings and reorganisations in various economic sectors.

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Palacios Lleras - Public Law 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: Hugo Palacios Mejía, Óscar Gutiérrez Herrán and Carolina Deik Acostamadiedo
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid offering in public law which offers a range of services across the spectrum of administrative and constitutional law. Team advises on privatisations, procurement contracts and regulatory framework agreements. Acts as counsel to both public entities and domestic companies, as well as foreign investors.

Work highlights Instructed by Pernod Ricard to advise on a nullity and restoration action regarding the monopolisation of revenues resulting from the production, introduction and sale of domestic distilled liquor.

Significant clients Pernod Ricard, Postobon, Consorcio Castell Pórticos.

Notable practitioners

Hugo Palacios Mejía is lauded by interviewees as an "excellent lawyer." They also describe him as "well respected" for his activity in this sphere. He is highly experienced in public law matters, particularly the regulation of public utilities and sector-related disputes.

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Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources laud co-head of department Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla for his "great experience at domestic and international level " and his "clear vision of public law." He is highly regarded for his work advising clients from both the public and private sectors on contentious and non-contentious administrative law mandates.

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Manuel José Cepeda

Law Offices of Manuel José Cepeda

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers regard sole practitioner Manuel José Cepeda as "very important" and "very well known in the constitutional court." He is highly experienced in the international elements of public law.

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Álvaro Mauricio Durán Leal

Duran & Osorio, Abogados Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources laud Álvaro Mauricio Durán Leal as an "excellent lawyer" and an "expert in public law and infrastructure." They also praise his understanding of the public sector. He is experienced advising on matters relating to the transport and public utilities.

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Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero is highlighted by peers as "one of the most well-known lawyers in the country" for his work on constitutional matters and public contracts. Clients praise the timeliness in which he completes work, and the added value his involvement generates. He is highly experienced handling contentious public law issues.

Clients laud department co-head Felipe Piquero Villegas as an "excellent lawyer," detailing his "great capacity for analysis and timely responses." Peers describe him as "very good in public contracting." His main area of focus is sector-related disputes, particularly regarding public procurement.

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Ricardo Hoyos Duque

Law Offices of Ricardo Hoyos Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sole practitioner Ricardo Hoyos Duque is highlighted as "standing out in constitutional and public contract matters." He is an experienced litigator in the field and also maintains a significant academic presence.

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Hugo Palacios Mejía

Palacios Lleras

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Hugo Palacios Mejía is lauded by interviewees as an "excellent lawyer." They also describe him as "well respected" for his activity in this sphere. He is highly experienced in public law matters, particularly the regulation of public utilities and sector-related disputes.

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Weiner Ariza Moreno

Law Offices of Weiner Ariza Moreno

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources describe sole practitioner Weiner Ariza Moreno as "an expert in public law litigation." He is experienced in administrative law matters and often acts as an arbitrator in the Chamber of Commerce in Bogotá.

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Peña Cediel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Martha Cediel of Peña Cediel Abogados is noted by sources for her long-standing experience and presence in the market. She receives praise from market commentators who describe her as "a great lawyer in administrative law matters."

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Law Offices of Gabriel de Vega

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sole practitioner Gabriel de Vega is singled out by peers for his activity in the field. They go to note that he is "very good in public law litigation." He is highly experienced in administrative matters involving state entities.

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Felipe De Vivero Arciniegas

De Vivero & Asociados S.A.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Felipe De Vivero Arciniegas of De Vivero & Asociados S.A. is highlighted as an "excellent lawyer" by market commentators. They also state that he is "very good at public contracting matters."

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Jorge Enrique Ibañez

Law Offices of Jorge Enrique Ibañez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sole practitioner Jorge Enrique Ibañez is noted by interviewees for his activity in this sector, particularly regarding public contracting. He is also recognised for his academic standing.

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Patricia Mier Barros

Patricia Mier Barros - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources laud sole practitioner Patricia Mier Barros as "excellent on administrative and constitutional matters." They also state that she is "very good in litigation and advising on contractual issues."

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Camilo Ospina Bernal

OPEBSA - Pinzón, Bernal, Ospina, Bejarano, Espinosa, Méndez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Camilo Ospina Bernal of OPEBSA - Pinzón, Bernal, Ospina, Bejarano, Espinosa, Méndez wins praise from peers who say that he is "very well known in the area" and "a great lawyer in public law matters." He has previously served as a minister in the Colombian government.

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María Teresa Palacio

Palacio, Jouve & García

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Teresa Palacio of Palacio, Jouve & García is held in high esteem by peers for her work on administrative and constitutional matters. They also highlight that she is "very good in contractual and public law."

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Posse Herrera Ruiz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Alessia Abello is identified by sources for her activity in this area. Clients highlight her as "excellent" and note that she "has supported us a lot in the work we have done with her."

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Jorge Di Terlizzi

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Jorge Di Terlizzi receives praise for his activity in this area. One source says that he conducts himself with "a high level of commitment and technical skill." He provides advice on PPP contracts, particularly to TMT and construction companies.

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Andrés Fernández de Soto

Andrés Fernández de Soto - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees praise sole practitioner Andrés Fernández de Soto for his relevance and hard-earned position in the market. Sources comment that he is "very good in public law litigation."

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Alvaro Mantilla Padilla

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alvaro Mantilla Padilla wins praise from interviewees for his activity in this area, particularly on public contracting and sector-related litigation. He is especially known for his work advising public entities.

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Diego Muñoz Tamayo

Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Muñoz Tamayo wins praise from peers for his active presence in the market. He focuses his practice on the privatisation of state entities, including related bidding processes, restructurings and reorganisations in various economic sectors.

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Duran & Osorio, Abogados Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gustavo Osorio is praised by peers for his "well renowned" practice in this sector. Clients also highlight his "expert knowledge" of public infrastructure matters. He boasts significant experience working with state bodies on regulations affecting public utilities.

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Ana María Ruan Perdomo

Ruan & Co Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources highlight Ana María Ruan Perdomo of Ruan & Co Abogados as "great in litigation" and "very good in public contracting." She is experienced advising on concessions and related disputes.

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Carlos Umaña Trujillo

Brigard Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Carlos Umaña Trujillo is recognised by market sources for his activity in this sector. He is highly experienced advising on public utility regulation matters, as well as the regulatory aspects of energy projects.

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Band 3

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ximena Zuleta heads the public law practice and is highlighted by clients as being "excellent." They go on to add that "she is dedicated and methodical in her work, which helps us achieve our objectives. She is knowledgeable and clear in her approach."

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Band 4

William Barrera Muñoz

Law Offices of William Barrera Muñoz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sole practitioner William Barrera Muñoz is noted by peers for his prevalence in public law arbitration and litigation cases. He previously worked at the Superintendence of Public Services.

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Band 4

Bejarano Arias & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernán Bejarano of Bejarano Arias & Asociados is noted by commentators for his public law litigation and arbitration prowess. He has experience handling a range of matters for state entities.

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Band 4

Marcela Castro Pineda

Castro Leiva Rendón Criales

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head José Ignacio Leiva receives praise from peers for his work on matters connected to projects. They add that he is an "expert in concessions." He is also well equipped to handle sector-related arbitration. He led the team on the aforementioned Doppelmayr Colombia highlight.

Interviewees highlight co-head of department Marcela Castro Pineda as "very active" in the area. She is experienced advising clients from both the public and private sectors on concession agreements for major transport infrastructure projects.  

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Band 4

Juan Manuel Charry

Charry Mosquera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers endorse Juan Manuel Charry of Charry Mosquera Abogados for his activity in the sector, noting his arbitration and litigation expertise. He has a particular focus on constitutional law.

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Band 4

S.E. Consultores y Asociados LTDA

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Saturia Esguerra of S.E. Consultores y Asociados LTDA is noted for her long-standing presence and activity in the sector. She is a highly experienced arbitrator and has previously advised the Colombian Ministry of Development.

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Band 4

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Adriana Espinosa is noted by interviewees for her public law practice. She is experienced acting as counsel to public and private entities on a range of matters, including public procurement.

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Band 4

José Ignacio Leiva

Castro Leiva Rendón Criales

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head José Ignacio Leiva receives praise from peers for his work on matters connected to projects. They add that he is an "expert in concessions." He is also well equipped to handle sector-related arbitration. He led the team on the aforementioned Doppelmayr Colombia highlight.

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Monroy Torres Abogados S.A.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers endorse Marcela Monroy of Monroy Torres Abogados S.A. as a "litigation and arbitration expert in public law." They add that she is a "great lawyer" and note that she is "dedicated to public law arbitration."

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Band 4

William Namén Vargas

Law Offices of William Namen Vargas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sole practitioner William Namén Vargas is described by interviewees as "a very good arbitrator" on matters related to public law. He is also noted for his litigation practice and is particularly experienced in administrative law mandates.

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Band 4

Felipe Piquero Villegas

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients laud department co-head Felipe Piquero Villegas as an "excellent lawyer," detailing his "great capacity for analysis and timely responses." Peers describe him as "very good in public contracting." His main area of focus is sector-related disputes, particularly regarding public procurement.

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Band 4

Rodrigo Pombo Cajiao

M&P Abogados S.A.S

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources highlight Rodrigo Pombo Cajiao of M&P Abogados S.A.S as active in the public law sector. He has a notable track record advising on contract and concession matters, as well as on arbitration cases in the field.

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Duran & Osorio, Abogados Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources highlight Gabriel Taboada as "very good in public contracting and financing regulation." They go on to note his "very good knowledge" in this area, along with his "dedication to providing the client with very good advice." He has particular expertise in the structuring of PPP agreements.

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Band 4

Yady Villaquirán

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Yady Villaquirán is described by clients as an "excellent professional." They go on to highlight her "experience and knowledge" in this area. She frequently handles regulatory matters relating to the infrastructure sector.

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Associates to watch

Zuleta Abogados Asociados S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Miguel Castro of Zuleta Abogados Asociados S.A.S. receives plaudits from clients for his "great knowledge of this field" and the "excellent service" he provides. He has particular expertise in public procurement and PPP agreements, advising both domestic and international clients.

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Associates to watch

Ana María Sánchez

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ana María Sánchez is experienced advising on public bids and PPPs, especially in relation to the public utilities and transportation sectors. She handles matters for both domestic and international clients.

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