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Latin America 2023
Colombia Corporate/M&A
Band 1

4 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Corporate/M&A - Colombia
Band 1
What the team is known for

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is an esteemed transactional heavyweight that is often retained by major Colombian and international companies acting as both buyers and sellers on cross-border acquisitions. The law firm's noteworthy expertise encompasses corporate structuring for investments in the Latin American region, as well as drafting sophisticated joint venture and other commercial agreements. The department's clients hail from industries including oil and gas, insurance and broadcasting. Xignux, Trilliant Networks, and BlackRock are recent additions to the law firm's client roster.


"Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is particularly good at finding solutions that unlock legal and business issues for its international clients. The lawyers are orderly in setting timelines and delivering as per the agreed deadlines."

"The department is committed to assessing different risks, evaluating alternatives to minimise exposure, and presenting thorough analyses. The team members always consider different elements in their advice and provide insights given their expertise and deep knowledge of the market."

Work highlights

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría's M&A department assisted Intergrupo with the sale of its share in the Colombian IG Services S.A.S. to SoftwareONE.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Martín Acero continues to be held in high regard by observers of the Colombian corporate market. An interviewee says: "Martín Acero and his team are highly knowledgeable of M&A deals. They are skilled at creating strategies and delivering a good client service."

Prominent lawyer Claudia Barrero is often seen leading relevant work in the Colombian corporate realm, including acquisitions, sales and mergers. An enthused client reports: "Claudia Barrero keeps surprising us. She is highly proactive and brings a great attitude, as well as frankness and knowledge. She gets things done." Another one adds: "Claudia Barrero possesses a great ability to analyse complex issues and provide solutions. She is an extraordinary lawyer."

Felipe Cuberos boasts extensive experience advising clients on corporate mandates in Colombia. A client reports: "Felipe Cuberos is thorough in his analyses and provides clear arguments. It is easy to come up with ideas and alternatives with him." Another referee says: "He has a remarkable knowledge of complex contractual matters."

Hernando Padilla is frequently found advising clients on the acquisition of minority and majority stakes in companies. Commentators report: "Hernando Padilla constantly provides well-balanced explanations of the risks, while at the same time being pro-business so that we close M&A deals in the Colombian market."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Martín Acero
Eminent Practitioners
Claudia Barrero
Band 2
Felipe Cuberos
Band 3
Hernando Padilla
Band 5


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