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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Corporate/M&A

4 ranked lawyersBand 1ColombiaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Esteemed transactional heavyweight often retained by major local and international companies acting as both buyers and sellers on cross-border acquisitions. Noteworthy expertise encompasses corporate structuring for investments in the region, as well as drafting sophisticated joint venture and other commercial agreements. Clients hail from industries including oil and gas, insurance and broadcasting.

Notable practitioners

"Dedicated" department co-head Claudia Barrero attracts high praise from market onlookers, and one impressed client highlights that "she is brilliant in the technical part, and she can be very empathetic and very flexible," adding: "The local way of working is very important so her social skills have also been key."

Co-head of department Felipe Cuberos retains his position within the Colombian corporate/M&A sphere following endorsement from market onlookers. One interviewee states that his performance "stands out." He leads some of the most important share acquisition transactions of the team.

Hernando Padilla co-heads the corporate and M&A department of the firm. He is described by market commentators as "a good lawyer." Peers also recognise his activity on leading key transactions and representing relevant clientele. Padilla offers experience having worked as a senior associate at Shearman & Sterling. He is qualified to practise in Colombia and New York State.

According to a client, eminent practitioner and department co-head Martín Acero "is very professional and enjoys great knowledge and experience" within the Colombian corporate/M&A sphere. This client adds: "He provides comprehensive analysis of the situations." Acero is also recognised by sources for his role in the management of the firm.

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Overview

Our practice area is highly specialized in Corporate and M&A matters. Its lawyers have been involved in complex transactions and are renowned for providing creative and efficient legal advice. In addition to delivering timely advice and practical solutions to clients facing a wide variety of legal and business challenges, PPU provides multinational companies with high quality services as a consequence of its extensive international practice. Our practice area provides corporate clients with all the tools needed to manage both the day-to-day matters and the strategic issues that may arise from each transaction, merger or acquisition. PPU offers its clients legal advice in different fields, such as:

  • Corporate structuring and incorporation of investment vehicles
  • Formation of private equity funds
  • Preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts
  • Permanent assistance in corporate matters
  • Legal advice in connection to Corporate Governance
  • Domestic and international transactions and due diligence processes
  • Business reorganizations, integrations, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and control takeovers
  • National and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Structuring and execution of public offerings

Members

Beltrán, David

Cuberos, Felipe

Mercado, Luz Maria

Padilla, Hernando

Salazar, Melissa

Tirado, Nicolás

Clients

Acesco

Brookfield Asset Management

Celsia Colombia S.A. E.S. P

Danone

Disan Colombia S.A.

EPSA S.A. E.S.P.

Fondo Privado de Capital - Fondo Inmobiliario Colombia

Frescongelados Panettiere S.A.

General Atlantic

Grupo Argos

Grupo Energía Bogotá S.A. E.S.P.

Hennes & Mauritz- H&M

HOCOL

IAMSA

Inversiones en Recreación Deporte y Salud S.A. - BODYTECH

Mesoamérica

Mutua Madrileña

Orden Hospitalaria San Juan de Dios

Owen Illinois

Puerto Las Americas Holdings S.A.S

Ripley S.A.

Sumitomo Chemical Corporation

Sun International

Tecnoglass, Inc

Win Sports

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Media

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Transportation

Corporate/M&A

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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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Colombia

Corporate/M&A


Claudia Barrero
Band 3
Felipe Cuberos
Band 3
Hernando Padilla
Band 5, Foreign expert for USA
Martín Acero
Eminent Practitioners