Firm profile submitted by Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta
Managing Partner: José Luis Suárez-Parra
Partners: Álvaro Andrés Díaz-Palacios, Andrés Hoyos-Ramírez, Germán Villamil-Pardo, Ignacio Rafael Vélez-Vergara, José Luis Suárez-Parra, Lina Uribe-García, Mauricio Jaramillo-Campuzano, Mauricio Piñeros-Perdomo, Natalia García-Arenas, Pablo Rabelly-Mendoza, Patricia Arrázola-Bustillo, Paula Samper-Salazar, Ricardo Fandiño-De la Calle, William Araque-Jaimes, Daniel Londoño-Pinzón
Number of partners worldwide: 15 Number of other lawyers worldwide: 95
Administrative & Constitutional Law: Paola Larrahondo-Cuesta
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: José Luis Suárez-Parra, Ricardo Fandiño-De la Calle, Daniel Londoño Pinzón
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions: Andrés Hoyos-Ramírez, Pablo Rabelly-Mendoza
Mining & Energy: Patricia Arrázola-Bustillo
Real Estate: Paula Samper-Salazar
Oil & Gas: German Villamil-Pardo
Infrastructure: Paola Larrahondo-Cuesta
Labour: Patricia Vergara-Gómez Pro Bono, Paula Samper-Salazar
Intellectual Property & Competition: Mauricio Jaramillo-Campuzano
Dispute Resolution & Investment Protection: William Araque-Jaimes
Environmental: Lina Uribe- García
Technology, Communication & Data Protection: Mauricio Jaramillo-Campuzano
Tax & Customs: Mauricio Piñeros-Perdomo, Álvaro Andrés Díaz-Palacio
Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados is a multi-service law firm recognised by clients and international publications as leader in dispute resolution, finance and capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Its cross-border capabilities and the ability to combine true multidisciplinary leading teams in said areas along with recognised top tier experts in tax, corporate, antitrust, intellectual property, administrative and constitutional law, infrastructure, labour law and natural resources, makes Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta a preferred choice for complex local and international transactions and disputes. The firm is not only committed to excellence in the service, but to facilitate the needs of clients by combining creativity with responsibility. It is proud of the unparalleled number of international transactions and disputes in which it has assisted local and international clients, but the firm’s main pride and added value comes from the undisputed landmarks that its lawyers have set in arbitrations and litigations and ground breaking advisories they have rendered in capital markets deals and corporate transaction structures.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: The Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Group is well-known locally and abroad as the leader in Colombia among its kind. The firm is pioneer in the majority of the transactions, projects and innovative products of banking and finance it is involved in. The partners of the firm are widely recognised.
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions: This group is one of a kind, capable of structuring large and complex corporate transactions, adding value to the business, with the unique ability to undertake representations under various jurisdictions, including New York. Also, the firm has a highly qualified team of partners and associates, each with a specialised knowledge in the practice of Corporate Law, making this practice group a perfect working synergy.
Administrative, Constitutional Law & Infrastructure: Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta has an expert team of partners and associates that supply services in constitutional opinions, administrative proceedings, administrative and contentious constitutional claims, legal actions and all forms of government procurement, with special emphasis on infrastructure projects.
Intellectual Property: This group represents its clients on their businesses with respect to their trademarks, patents and designs, copyright, food and health registrations, also representing them on their disputes as to IP protection, counterfeiting and piracy. Labour: This group provides extensive advice in different areas of labour law.
Dispute Resolution & Investment Protection: This practice area is widely recognised as the market leader in dispute resolution in Colombia; the firm consistently participates in the market’s biggest, most complex and most sensitive disputes. The team excels in local litigation, local arbitration, international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, international litigation and international law. The firm’s lawyers have successfully intervened in commercial and investment arbitrations with a total value exceeding USD5 billion. The team has conducted relevant cases involving private and state parties and related to a wide range of matters, including international law, tort, public contracts, distribution, agency, utilities, infrastructure, project finance and oil and gas.
Tax: Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta comprises the most extensive experience structuring all types of transactions and deals from the tax perspective, including estate planning, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, etc. Moreover, its capability to understand its clients businesses and its knowledge of international tax structures, give the firm the opportunity to provide clients high-quality counselling on tax matters in regards to tax strategies, disputes and litigation.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: Because of the nature of the firm’s practice in a globalised business world, almost all lawyers in the firm speak English and have knowledge and experience with cross-border legal issues. The firm is consistently involved in a high percentage of the largest and most sophisticated international disputes and cross-border corporate transactions.
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, German, French, Italian.
The firm has a balanced portfolio of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds to the most relevant local business groups.