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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Highly active team with solid knowledge of project finance mandates. Also experienced assisting clientele with significant banking issues. Often retained to represent both domestic and international financial institutions and cross-border corporate borrowers hailing from industries such as transportation and energy. Counts Corporación Andina de Fomento, MUFG and Alpha Capital as new client wins.

Strengths

"Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría are sensitive to the commercial aspects of every transaction, and, as a result, their recommendations are not only focused on the law but also important in making our contracts workable from a business perspective," a client affirms, adding: "Their lawyers are also very proactive when finding solutions to problems."

Work highlights

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría acted as counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank and Deutsche Bank, as joint lead arrangers of a syndicate of ten financial institutions, in connection with the structuring and execution of a USD450 million loan agreement.

Notable practitioners

Much-admired partner Juan Fernando Gaviria elicits significant praise from interviewees, with one client lauding him as "an excellent lawyer who is extremely proactive in finding solutions." Another observer notes: "When it comes to closing a transaction, he is always clear, raises any problems he sees and proposes solutions." Juan Fernando Gaviria routinely represents clients in project and acquisition finance mandates.

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Overview

The Banking, Finance and Capital Markets area provides advice in financial transaction and in regulatory issues to financial entities, as well as to sponsors and borrowers, in each case local and foreign.

In relation to its participation in financial transactions, the firm has broad experience in banking, capital market and structured finance transactions. Among such transactions, we can mention the following, for which there are specialized lawyers in each of the jurisdictions:

  • Project financing;
  • Corporate financing, including acquisition financing;
  • Asset financing, including aircraft financing;
  • Debt and equity issuances in both local and international markets;
  • Structuring Collateral
  • Financial due diligence in respect of both banking and non banking entities;
  • Structuring of mutual investment funds and private equity funds;
  • Securitizations and creation of structured instruments;
  • Derivative transactions

As to regulatory issues, the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets area provides advice in a wide range of processes before the regulatory authorities, including, among others, the structuring of products, the incorporation of financial entities and the authorization for the acquisition, merger and/or division of such entities. It also represents local and foreign financial entities in all kind of administrative proceeding before the supervising authorities.

Members

Barrero, Claudia

Buriticá, Paula

Gaviria, Juan Fernando

Padilla, Hernando

Robledo-Sánchez, Clara

Clients

Banco de Bogotá

Banco Santander

Bancolombia

Bank of America

BlackRock

BNP Paribas

Brookfield Asset Management

Cintra

Citibank

Corficolombiana

Corpbanca/ Itau

Credit Suisse AG

Credit Suisse AG

Deutsche Bank

Fondo de Deuda Senior CAF Ashmore

Goldman Sachs & Co

Grupo Argos

HSBC

ING Bank

Interamerican Development Bank

Itaú

JP Morgan

Nomura Corporate Funding Americas

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

United Airlines

Industries

Banks

Construction and Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Banking & Finance

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Location

Carrera 9 No 74-08

Oficina 105

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

76600

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Banking & Finance


Juan Fernando Gaviria
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