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BBGS Abogados

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Managing Partner: Luis Felipe Barrios
Senior Partners: Myriam Montenegro, Mónica Serrano, Felipe Rubio
Number of partners worldwide: 12
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 100

Firm Overview:
BBGS Abogados is a firm that thinks and exists for the Pacific Alliance. One of the most prominent legal firms in Latin America, with offices in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The result of integrating Bambach & Campos (Chile), Barrios & Montenegro (Colombia), García Velasco & García De Luca (Mexico) and Sacovertiz & Landerer (Peru). BBGS Abogados shares a working DNA materialised in a quick response capacity, a premium product and a fully customized service. BBGS Abogados is clear on several things:
■ BBGS Abogados is more than lawyers for its clients, it is a solid and careful support for them, thus becoming their trusted advisors.
■ BBGS Abogados is encouraged by challenges, and even more by difficult issues. Above all, it is encouraged by satisfied customers.
■ BBGS Abogados have 120% attitude in its veins, always trying to go beyond that expected from the firm.
■ BBGS Abogados want to build long-term relationships demonstrating loyalty and commitment.
■ BBGS Abogados is visionary and creative. That is why it is a 21st-century firm, which understands today’s language, ready to face generational challenges.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Business:
This area focuses on providing comprehensive legal support to companies in multiple industries, with the purpose of protecting their business relationships as much as possible and reducing their risks.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
BBGS Abogados is convinced that this type of commercial operations must be led by a team of specialised lawyers, whose mission is to strengthen the client’s negotiating position and, of course, optimise and ensure the operation in the best legal terms for the client, so that their objectives are met.

Private Clients & Family Business:
The area focuses on finding effective, creative and safe solutions for all matters related to personal and family wealth and assets.

BBGS Abogados seeks to offer a specialised advice in all aspects derived from the labour relationship between companies and their workers, from an individual and collective perspective, seeking preventive solutions, as well as assuming the respective judicial defence.

Industrial Property:
The area is in charge of the protection of your industrial property rights, and in particular, of any brands, trade names, slogans, patents, utility models, industrial designs, domain names, and industrial secrets.

Conflict Resolution:
The area offers our clients a specialised and comprehensive advice in the solution of all types of disputes. BBGS Abogados’ team of lawyers is highly qualified and has extensive experience in the resolution of conflicts in the judicial field, national and international arbitrations, administrative procedures, as well as in mediation and out-of-court conciliation.

BBGS Abogados has significant experience in all matters related to the aviation sector, demonstrating extensive knowledge on current legislation and applicable international conventions.

Financial & Capital Markets:
BBGS Abogados’ experience over the years in the financial market has allowed the firm to have the confidence of a solid and diversified client portfolio, made up of companies of recognised national and international prestige.

BBGS Abogados seeks to understand and identify some of the main risks to which companies are exposed. The firm’s advice relies in locating the most exposed areas and positions within a company to corruption risks, in determining the procedures and protocols that companies must implement to mitigate these risks and in finding, if applicable, the applicability and usefulness of anti-corruption manuals and policies considering the activities carried out by the organisation.

Customs & Foreign Trade:
The area has experienced professionals with the ability and capacity to advise technically and legally in customs matters so that, within the regulatory framework, the greatest benefit and success is obtained.

BBGS Abogados offers advice on contracts that regulate the different products and schemes that are commonly used in the insurance market. Thanks to its experience in this field, BBGS Abogados provides comprehensive advice related to insurance regulation and in every aspect related to the preparation of different contracting models and policies.

The firm believes that one of its specialists in tax matters must always review the structure of every transaction, in order to optimise its position and obtain the maximum profitability of the operation. In particular, the area has a team with extensive experience in tax planning and management, which specialises, among others, in project finance, mergers and acquisitions and advice to individuals and family businesses.

Advertising, Entertainment & Audiovisual Production:
The firm is a leader in the advice of companies in the entertainment industry, such as advertising, media and marketing agencies, as well as producers of audiovisual content.

Digital Media & New Technologies:
BBGS Abogados is a XXIth Century firm, aware of the digital transformation that is taking place worldwide. The firm believes in the need regarding legal services aimed exclusively at companies in the digital sector, as well as to creators of mobile applications, digital platforms, producers of digital content and companies involved in the management of social networks and new media.

Energy & Natural Resources:
BBGS Abogados has represented various clients in activities related to the extraction and distribution of different materials and natural resources, as well as the start-up of businesses directly related to this industry.

Consumer Protection & Competition:
BBGS Abogados is a firm that understands the dynamism of business and its impact on the day-to-day of companies. The firm specialises in providing timely advice and support to legal and natural persons in aspects and procedures such as restrictive practices to competition and unfair competition and infringements to the regime of free competition and consumer protection.

Infrastructure, Planning & Regulation:
The area is responsible for the structuring of all types of operations related to real estate, as well as projects development and construction.

Languages: Spanish, English.

Some of the firm’s clients in the countries were we have presence are the following: Lipigas; Sky Airline; HMC Capital; Siemens; Aercap; China Aircraft Leasing; Westfalia Fruit International; Avianca; Bersa; Emirates Airlines; Emergia Customer Care Colombia; OTF Colombia; Inversiones Primera Infancia; Hallmark House; Dirtykitchen; Smith & Nephew Colombia; TicBridge; Sony Pictures Television Inc.; Calvin Klein; Orange Brands Services: Plural Comunicaciones (Canal 1); Teleset; HBO; AXN Colombia Networks; Copiloto Satelital; Inversionistas en DadaRoom; Interfil; 4E Global; Baker Tilly México; Banco de Crédito del Perú; Credicorp Capital; Cineplex S.A.; BBVA Continental; Intercorp.