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GodoyHoyos

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Managing Partner: Juan Pablo Godoy
Founding Partner: Catalina Hoyos
Senior Partner: Jaime Moya
Partners: Mónica Hernández, Juan Sebastian Lombana
Number of partners: 5  Number of other lawyers: 20

CONTACTS
Tax & Foreign Trade:
Catalina Hoyos/ Juan Pablo Godoy/ Mónica Hernández
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions: Jaime Moya
Energy and Oil & Gas: Juan Pablo Godoy
Infrastructure & Project Finance: Jaime Moya
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Juan Sebastian Lombana
State Contracts: Catalina Hoyos

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2004, GodoyHoyos has consolidated itself as a prominent leader of the legal services market in Colombia. The firm takes a practical, versatile, and innovative approach, supported on the knowledge, experience and leadership of its partners and associates. The firm focuses in providing comprehensive legal advice to its clients on their most important business decisions, through a customised, friendly and sensible approach that is the hallmark of the very best boutique law firms.

The firm’s partners are recognised as true leaders in their respective areas of practice in Colombia and abroad. Their experience includes counselling some of the most important domestic and foreign companies with operations in the country. They are also wellregarded professors of tax, corporate and contract law at some of the best law schools in Colombia, which is another factor that keeps GodoyHoyos at the forefront of legal services in Colombia.

Main Areas of Practice:

Tax & Foreign Trade

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Antitrust 

Energy and Oil & Gas
Infrastructure & Project Finance
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Main Areas of Practice:
Tax & Foreign Trade:
GodoyHoyos advises clients in the private and public sector on their tax planning decisions, structuring domestic and international transactions, tax regulation, tax compliance (including transfer pricing) tax disputes and foreign trade. The team has experience and an impressive track record in complex tax and foreign trade matters across all industries, including agribusiness, commodities, energy, digital economy, financing, insurance, natural resources, telecommunications, among others. The firm also advises governments in improving its tax and foreign trade policies.

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions:
GodoyHoyos advises its clients on the setting up and organisation of their businesses, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and on processes related to investments, sales, and mergers. The advice comprises the full cycle, including structuring transactions, merger control approvals, due diligence reviews, negotiation and drafting of contracts and closing of transactions. The team has wide experience in deals of all sizes and across many industries, focusing primarily in big and medium sized mergers and acquisitions and with particular emphasis in public utilities, infrastructure and oil and gas.

Antitrust:
GodoyHoyos advises its clients on antitrust compliance related to its business decisions and activities and represents them in investigations and court proceedings related to antitrust and unfair competition. The team specialises in complex antitrust matters in heavily regulated industries, particularly in the context of natural monopolies, highly concentrated markets and business with dominant position or market power.

Energy and Oil & Gas:
GodoyHoyos advises companies with operations in the energy, mining and oil and gas industries. Its team has developed strong expertise in regulatory, contractual, environmental and tax matters related to businesses operating in the upstream, midstream or downstream part of these industries.

Infrastructure & Project Finance:
GodoyHoyos advises sponsors, financial institutions and other investors in infrastructure projects and project finance. The advice comprises the award of concessions, structuring of consortia and drop-down agreements and negotiation of financial facilities. Its team has participated in the structuring and financing of some of the most important infrastructure projects in Colombia, including oil transport and logistics facilities, toll roads, ports and renewable energy plants.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
GodoyHoyos represents its clients in commercial, administrative and arbitral disputes and other alternative dispute resolution methods, both as plaintiffs and defendants. Its team has significant experience in distribution law, in disputes related to oil and gas and infrastructure projects and in actions against regulatory agencies in public utilities and the energy sector.

Languages:
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French

Clients:
GodoyHoyos’ clients include national and multinational companies, many of which are among the top 100 companies in Colombia, operating in industries as as retail, oil and gas, infrastructure and construction, banking and securities, insurance, consumer products and technology. Clients include Almacenes Éxito, Cenit, Coltabaco, Credicorp Capital, Consorcio Minero Unido, Empresas Públicas de Medellín, ExxonMobil de Colombia, Grupo Bolívar, Huber SE, ISA, Isagen, Yanbal, Mapfre, Microsoft Colombia, Occidental de Colombia, Ocensa, Prodeco-Glencore Group, Productos Familia, Sacyr Concesiones Colombia, Strabag Colombia, among others.