MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate, M&A: The corporate, M&A area focuses on the advice for structuring, negotiation and implementation of highly-complex corporate transactions, both domestic and cross-border. Its effectiveness, efficiency and quality have been widely recognised by clients who have received such services and international renowned publications such as Chambers & Partners and Acquisition International, qualifying it as a Leading Firm.
Entertainment, Advertising & Copyrights: The firm has advised a number of domestic and foreign clients from the entertainment and advertising industry in various production projects for traditional media as television and film works, among others, and the development of productions for broadcasting through new technologies and media. Thanks to this experience, the firm is a leader in advising companies from the entertainment industry, advertising, marketing and digital advertising companies, or companies related to social networks, new media and alike.
Private & Public Procurement: The firm has the knowledge and expertise in providing advice on private procurement processes: private tenders, competitive bidding, direct negotiations, traditional and reverse auctions and other private procurement processes, in diverse industries and economic activities. It also provides advice on procurement processes with public entities, in the structuring of public private partnerships for different types of projects.
Comprehensive Business Advice: Since its inception, the firm has assisted a number of national and foreign entrepreneurs, by providing its legal advice and consulting services in both their strategic business decision-making and the performance of day-to-day activities, in such way that the firm is an ally and important member of clients’ work team.
Private Clients & Family Businesses: The firm has extensive experience regarding the creation of structures for protection and organisation of family property, which includes the creation of both domestic and foreign legal instruments. For these purposes, specialists in different disciplines are involved to ensure the design of solid legal and financial structures tailored to the specific needs of each client. Also, the firm has successfully participated in various processes of dispute resolution within family businesses, in the creation of mechanisms for operating this kind of businesses and in the design of family protocols.
Real Estate: In the area of real estate law, the firm provides services related to the structuring of all types of property-related operations as well as development and construction projects. The firm has successfully participated in the design, implementation and execution of major building projects.
Industrial Property: The firm advises various domestic and foreign clients in protecting their intellectual property rights, in particular, trademarks, trade names, emblems, slogans, patents, utility models, industrial designs, domain names and trade secrets. The area is focused on learning the needs of clients to assist them in implementing a legal strategy that encompasses from the creation of the brand or protection of the invention to the proper management of industrial property rights, both in Colombia and abroad.
Government Procurement & Infrastructure: The firm provides services in order to assist to clients throughout the submission, analyze and contract award process, and elaborate the documents required by administration. In addition it can represent clients throughout the evaluation process, attending and to the meetings with the public entity. Services also include the assistance for litigation and controversy processes.
INTERNATIONAL: The firm advises clients not only in Colombia, but also outside the country, involving multinational companies in different jurisdictions. Additionally, the firm relies on major foreign law firms to provide legal services in other countries. In particular, it has an alliance with Sacovertiz Abogados in Perú; García Velasco, Martinez de Velasco y De Luca Abogados in Mexico; and Bambach & Campos Abogados in Chile.
LANGUAGES: Spanish and English
CLIENTS Amazing Colombia S.A., Asturias y Aragón S.A.S., Canokamedia S.A.; Centro Comercial y de Negocios Andino P.H.; Chilco Distribuidora de Gas y Energía S.A.S. E.S.P.; Clearford Industries Colombia S.A.S. – Clearford Colombia Holding S.A.S., Colegio Gimnasio Moderno, Colkioscos S.A.S.; Dirtykitchen; Edupol S.A.S. – Educación Polimodal S.A.S.; Emergia América Contact Center S.A.S. – Econtact Col S.A.S.; Envases Tocancipá S.A.S. – Tapón Corona de Colombia de Colombia S.A.S., Equion Energía Limited; Forus Colombia S.A.S., Geospectro; Lowe – SSP3 S.A.; Mass Digital; Pamay 5 S.A.S. – Budget; Paños Atlas, Precide Engagement S.A.S., RCN Televisión S.A., Sed International de Colombia S.A.S., Sony Pictures Television; Teleset S.A.S. – SPT Colombia Holding LTDA.; Treetop Rocket S.A.; Woodgroup PSN Colombia S.A.; Publicidad Camilo Salgar; Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Smith & Nephew Colombia; Olga Amaral. HBO Latin America Group.