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Gómez-Pinzón

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Managing Partner: José Luis Suárez
Partners: Adriana Moreno Márquez, Álvaro Andrés Díaz Palacios, Andrés Hoyos Ramírez, Daniel Londoño Pinzón, David Ricardo Araque, Felipe Mariño Dueñas, Germán Villamil Pardo, Ignacio Rafael Vélez Vergara, José Luis Palacios Verswyvel, José Luis Suárez-Parra, Juan David Quintero Sánchez, Juanita Pérez Botero, Lina Uribe García, Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano, Mauricio Piñeros Perdomo, Natalia García Arenas, Pablo Rabelly Mendoza, Patricia Arrázola-Bustillo, Paula Samper Salazar, Ricardo Fandiño De La Calle, William Araque Jaimes.
Number of partners worldwide: 21
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 130

Contacts:
Administrative & Constitutional Law:
Paola Larrahondo-Cuesta
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Ricardo Fandiño De La Calle
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions: Andrés Hoyos Ramírez
Dispute Resolution & Protection of Investments: William Araque, David Araque
Energy & Natural Resources:
Patricia Arrázola-Bustillo
Infrastructure: Paola Larrahondo Cuesta
Intellectual Property & Competition: Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano
Labour:
Patricia Vergara
Real Estate: Paula Samper Salazar
Tax & Customs: Mauricio Piñeros Perdomo
Technology, Communications & Data Protection: Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano
Pro-Bono: Paula Samper Salazar

Firm Overview:
Gómez-Pinzón is a law firm that provides multiple legal services in the different areas of the law to help its clients in making the best choices for their businesses. Gómez-Pinzón interprets the law responsibly and innovatively, with a thorough work and always offering a reliable service with the highest quality standards. The team reflects this, and the firm’s experience confirms it. Gómez-Pinzón goes right to the solution.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
The firm’s Banking, Finance & Capital Markets practice is recognised as number one in Colombia and one of the most important in the region. It is a pioneer in advising on capital markets operations, especially in transactions that involve Colombian issuers. Its experience is extensive in capital markets deals, as well as in all types of financings (project, acquisition and/or corporate finance).

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm specialises in advising corporate and M&A transactions in multiple jurisdictions, with the advantage that several members of this Practice Group are admitted to the practice of law both in Colombia and New York and have extensive local and international experience.

Administrative & Constitutional Law:
The team’s advice is comprehensive and includes everything required by companies for their relationship with the State. It offers assistance in planning, entering into and executing agreements with government entities. It advises public selection processes, including prequalification, bidding, merit-based competitions, etc. It assists its clients in public-administrative law procedures, authorisations, and proceedings before entities from the State.

Infrastructure:
Through this practice the firm has participated in the implementation of the most important infrastructure projects (toll roads, railways, airports, energy, and water, among others) in Colombia. Its advice on infrastructure topics includes the entire project cycle from structuring, selection, execution, acquisition and financing, to conflict resolution of Public-Private Partnership initiatives (APP/PPP/3Ps), concessions, state contracts, construction contracts (EPC), and many others.

Intellectual Property & Competition:
The firm offers its clients comprehensive advice in the main aspects of the process for innovating their business in the stages of creation, administration, exploitation and protection of the intellectual property and the structuring of franchise models. It also offers thorough advice in areas of competition law, including unfair competition, restrictive commercial practices, business integration control and consumer protection.

Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm is a leader in advising new businesses in mining, energy, oil, and gas matters, and in carrying out high-level transactions in these sectors. This Practice Group incorporates specialised advice in environmental matters and procedures for the different industries. The firm’s perspective is multidisciplinary and thus it provides comprehensive advice for the different stages of its clients’ projects.

Dispute Resolution & Investment Protection:
The Dispute Resolution & Investment Protection team assists its clients before national and international arbitration courts, as well as local civil and administrative courts in complex civil and commercial controversies, as well as individual and collective actions, in matters such as commercial intermediation, infrastructure, energy, natural resources, and corporate conflicts. The firm represents national and international companies and state entities. Its arbitration cases exceed five billion dollars.

Real Estate & Urban:
The Real Estate & Urban practice group is recognised by the market as one of the leaders in Colombia and is one of the few that combines experience in urban and real estate law matters, which guarantees high level, technical and value-added advice.

Labour:
The Labour Practice Group advises important national and multinational companies in all aspects related to Colombian labour legislation. It is known for providing advice with a comprehensive, practical, efficient, and personalised legal approach, becoming a strategic ally for management decision-making.

Tax & Customs:
This practice is known for having a team of specialists in the tax structuring of operations such as mergers, acquisitions, financings, and reorganisations. The firm is recognised as expert lawyers in tax disputes and controversies related to income tax, VAT, land tax, as well as those derived from the application of the transfer pricing regime, among other matters. The firm advises on tax and foreign exchange matters for national and multinational companies that undertake foreign trade operations.

Technology, Communications & Data Protection:
In an economic context of massive use of technologies and technological disruption to traditional businesses, this practice group services focus on supporting companies providing those solutions in designing the legal structure that supports their technology, as well as supporting companies in negotiating the access to such technology, the design of e-commerce model implementation strategies, and the provision of telecommunications services and the protection of personal data.

International Work:
The firm is part of the Latin-American alliance Affinitas. This alliance was created to offer its clients a uniform legal counsel of the highest quality in all the jurisdictions in which the Affinitas law firms are located. The other members of Affinitas are Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. (México); Barros & Errázuriz (Chile); and Miranda y Amado (Perú). Since its creation in 2004, Affinitas has been considered the most prominent network in the region by the relevance of the firms that compose it. Affinitas encompasses the main economies that are part of the Pacific Alliance.

Languages: Spanish, English, German, French, Italian.

Clients: The firm has a balanced portfolio of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds to the most relevant local business groups.