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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Acclaimed team of conflict resolution practitioners boasts notable strength in commercial litigation, as well as recognised prowess in arbitration proceedings. Know-how encompasses matters of breach of contract, interpretation of concession contracts and land restitution claims. Routinely retained by entities active in energy and natural resources, construction and the automotive industry.

Notable practitioners

Héctor Hernández co-leads the department and is praised by interviewees for his knowledge of the area. A client values that Hernández is "always willing to help," and a market insider praises the "expert opinions on Colombian law" that he provides. Hernández is an arbitration expert, often representing energy and TMT clients.

Co-head of department Julio César González is highly rated by clients, with one source singling him out: "Julio César has very strong analytical capabilities and always gets to the bottom of the matter," adding that "he is stupendous and always available to the client," and concluding: "He is a high-quality trial lawyer." González regularly advises clients from the port services, energy and automotive industries.

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Overview

Our Dispute Resolution team is well-versed in a wide range of industries and areas of the law. Our team is led by two partners who guide eleven qualified associates with valuable experience in these matters. Our main clients are leading players in key industries, including energy and mining, oil and gas, banking and finance, utilities, engineering and construction, retail, real estate, technology and social media. Many of our most prominent clients are multi-national companies.

Our team’s core specialty is twofold. On the one hand, we have robust experience handling arbitration proceedings in Colombia and abroad, under the rules of the world’s leading arbitral institutions. On the other hand, complex litigation in all sort of matters and in virtually every area of the law.

We are equipped to deal with practically every sort of dispute, at any stage of a case. From inception, where we can counsel on risk prevention and management, to completion with a final award or ruling. We are also vastly experienced in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms like mediation and dispute boards.

We have been successful in contractual disputes (e.g. disputes related to commercial agency/distribution contracts, transportation, EPC contracts, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, concession contracts and supply agreements), as well as tort-liability disputes, including class actions (“acciones de grupo”) and actions for the protection of collective rights ("acciones populares").

Members

Arias, Juan Sebastián

Cruz, Santiago

González, Julio César

Hernández, Héctor

Perez, Mario

Clients

Allergan Colombia S.A.

AMEC Foster Wheeler USA Corp.

Amway Colombia

Ashland LLC

ATC Sitios de Colombia S.A.S.

Banco Davivienda S.A

Biomax Biocombustibles S.A.

BNP Paribas Colombia

Bureau Veritas Colombia Limitada

Cemex Colombia S.A.

Chevron Petroleum Company

Cirrus Aircraft

Citibank Colombia S.A.

Cofares Estudios y Proyectos S.A.

Colcapital

Compañía Eléctrica de Sochagota S.A. E.S.P.

Concesionaria Panamericana S.A.S.

Concesionaria Ruta del Cacao S.A.S.

DHL

FOXTELECOLOMBIA S.AS

FrieslandCampina Nederland B.V.

Frontera Energy Colombia Corp., Sucursal Colombia

Inmobiliaria Marvilla S.A.S.

Integral Fluids Management

Jaguar Land Rover Colombia S.A.S.

Lazard Colombia S.A.S.

Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construcao

Mota-Engil Perú S.A.

Philip Morris International Management S.A.

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc.

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc.

RCN Television S.A.

Siemens S.A.

Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena S.A.

Stanton S.A.S.

Stracon International S.A.C.

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Manufacturing

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Telecommunications

Transportation

Dispute Resolution

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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Colombia

Dispute Resolution


Héctor Hernández
Band 3
Julio César González
Band 2