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Firm Profile

Pinilla, González & Prieto

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Avenida Calle 72 No. 6-30, Piso 14
  • Bogotá
  • Capital District
  • Colombia

Firm profile submitted by Pinilla, González & Prieto

Pinilla, Gonzalez & Prieto occupies a leading role in the Zoning and Real Estate sector, in which it has become the unquestioned leader on the Colombian market. The Firm has teams in all the areas of the law, especially Corporate Law, Foreign Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure, Environmental Law, Litigation, and Taxes. Advice and counseling by the firm can assure national and foreign clients the quality standards demanded worldwide, placing the firm as one of the most important providers of legal services in Colombia. The firm’s partners represent a wide gamut of experience in counseling foreign clients within its national territory.

Urban Planning & Real Estate:
The Urban Planning and Real Estate Team of the firm is made up of professional experts with wide experience in the structuring of real estate projects. The team is able to advise its clients in the management, control, and substantial risk reduction of such projects and has participated actively in planning building regulations in different cities, including liquidation and management plans, implantation planning, certification of real estate titles, real estate trusts, and other related enterprises.
Corporate Law & Antitrust: The firm maintains a numerous team of specialists in every area of business law, offering integral, efficient, and reliable services adapted to each and every need of different industries.
Labour Law: The firm specialises in counselling, legal representation, assessments, auditing, human resource training, and labour law in order to advise its clients integrally, becoming a strategic ally in achieving objectives and protecting the interests of each representative.
Intellectual Property & Copyrights: The firm advises in all aspects of intellectual property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and utility models.
Litigation & Arbitration: The firm provides practical legal solutions to clients when they have exhausted other conflict resolution channels. Services in this area include supervision of alternatives in conflict resolution and legal representation at courts of arbitration and in litigation of disputes regarding private and public law.
Taxation & Customs Law: The firm has an expert team that works to improve profits for its clients by means of efficient and opportune use of different fiscal tools and alternatives, guaranteeing permanent adaptation to changes in tax laws and verification of the relevance of the same in every case.
Foreign Investment: The firm represents and permanently accompanies foreign investments in Colombia, as well as the Colombian companies that invest in other countries.
Criminal Law: The firm offers its clients legal counselling in criminal law cases by means of the constantly evolving skills of a team of attorneys who work intensively in the areas of restorative justice, conciliation and mediation assessment.
Administrative Law, Government Procurement & Infrastructure: The firm’s team of experts in providing counselling in constitutional and administrative concepts in the management of contracting, beginning with presentation of proposals for public contracts, definition of the most viable vehicles, and accrediting of requirements and continuing to the final awarding of said contracts.
Family Law: The firm provides counselling services in family law for such areas as divorce, paternal authority, custody, and marital law in general, where it has been notably successful in carrying out important succession claims settlements, both judicial and notarial. Together with the Tax and Corporate Law Teams, the firm advises clients in the structuring of family estates.
Information Technology & Telecommunications: The firm provides counselling from the legal and the regulatory points of view regarding the awarding of authorisations, concessions, licenses, and permits for the provision of telecommunications networks and services. This includes structuring, negotiating, and executing specialised contracts in the information technology and communications sector.
Energy, Oil & Gas & Mining Law: The team is trained to respond to companies that carry out activities related with the mining of natural resources, exploitation of oil and gas, and use of energy sources. Consultation services are based on the structuring of exploration and exploitation contracts, permits, licenses, revision of regulations for project applications, environmental management planning, and others.
Public Utilities & Environmental Law: The firm advises all the different entities in the public or private sectors, placing emphasis on government contracts, fiscal control, and bidding procedures.

LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, and French.

CLIENTS Among others: Amarilo, Colsanitas (pre-paid medical services), Banco GNB Sudameris, Colombian Stock Exchange (‘Bolsa de Valores’), CAMACOL (Colombian association of construction), Regional Board of Construction of Bogotá and Cundinamarca, Carbones del Cerrejón Limited (coal-mining), Carulla Vivero, El Tiempo publishers, CEMEX, Colmena BCSC, Panamco Colombia, Constructora Bolivar, Constructora Colpatria, Bodytech, Constructora Fernando Mazuera, Pedro Gómez and Co., CUCESAR, Bogotá Telecommunications E.T.B., Jones Day México, Applied Medical Resources, Empresa 1, Intercontinental Shipping Limited, General Dynamics, Natural Systems Utilities, Poma and Reynolds Ventures.