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Duran & Osorio, Abogados Asociados

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What the team is known for

Respected practice fielding a strong bench of noted practitioners, regularly seen advising on the structuring and development of key infrastructure projects via PPP agreements. Experience spans social infrastructure developments, including schools, hospitals and water treatment plants, as well as transport links, such as highways, urban train lines and the Bogotá metro project. Client roster features recognisable multilateral organisations, government entities and key construction groups.

Strengths

A client highlights their "rigorous work" and ability to handle "novel transaction models and highly complex concession contracts." The same observer remarks: "They are excellent - delivering work on time and demonstrating great technical ability."

Work highlights

Provided assistance to the Department of National Planning (DNP) with the development of a water treatment project under a PPP scheme.

Notable practitioners

A market insider values up-and-coming lawyer Alvaro Gasca for his expertise in project structuring. One interviewee states: "I regard him as a very good lawyer who is very involved in the field."Gasca assists with PPP projects for schools, hospitals and highways.

Outstanding projects lawyer Álvaro Mauricio Durán Leal continues to represent an impressive roster of public entities, multilateral investors and construction companies in public bidding processes, PPP agreements and project development. A client labels him "an expert in infrastructure concession contracts," endorsing "his broad legislative knowledge and well-reasoned legal arguments." One interviewee concurs: "He is a definite reference within the market," further highlighting his expert focus on project structuring.

Carlos Andrés Sánchez García focuses his practice on social infrastructure mandates, assisting with the development of hospitals and water treatment plants, as well as airports and roads. A market commentator highlights his "amiable disposition and dedication to projects mandates."

Gabriel Taboada remains an established presence in the projects arena. She is particularly active representing public institutions in transport development projects.

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Overview

This department is widely recognized as one of the strongest and most knowledgeable Projects teams in Colombia. 

The Firm has assisted in the development of the most important road projects and BRT systems in Colombia, including the drafting of a standardized PPP contract for the 4G concession contracts and the legal structuring of a large number of these projects. This program is the most ambitious investment program in Colombia, with more than 25 billion dollars of expected investment. The Firm was also in charge of structuring Transmilenio, a successful BRT public transportation initiative which was adopted by other cities around the world thereafter.

In railways, the Firm participated in the structuring of Bogotá’s First Metro Line and currently structures the Chiriguana-La Dorada and Santo Domingo-Puerto Berrío railway systems.

In the airport sector, the Firm was in charge structuring the legal framework for El Dorado Airport, as well as various airports in the Northeastern region of the country.

Durán & Osorio is a pioneer in developing social infrastructure that can readily accommodate private participation. Since the expedition of Law 1508, the firm has developed schemes that allow for the financing of non-productive infrastructure through PPP projects, including hospitals, schools, prisons, housing, public offices, museums, and libraries. Moreover, the firm successfully structured and signed the Bosa Hospital project, the first social infrastructure project in Colombia.

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Duran & Osorio, Abogados Asociados

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Department location

Carrera 4 Nº 74 A 12,

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Projects


Alvaro Gasca
Up and Coming
Álvaro Mauricio Durán Leal
Band 1
Carlos Andrés Sánchez García
Band 4
Gabriel Taboada
Band 4