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Lewin & Wills

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Chairman: Alfredo Lewin
Managing Partners: Alfredo Lewin, Emilio Wills Partners: Alfredo Lewin, Emilio Wills, Laureano Gomez (CPA), Adrian Rodriguez, Diana Vaughan, Luz-Clemencia Alfonso
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers (in addition to partners): 12
Counsel (in addition to in-house fee earners): 6
Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
On its 40th anniversary, Lewin & Wills continues to be an international reach boutique dedicated to tax law, international investments law, international trade and customs laws, foreign exchange law, corporate and business laws, M&A, private clients, controversies and arbitration. With a vast trajectory in domestic and international transactions and ventures, including numerous local and cross-border M&A deals, its clients include important national and multinational, public and private corporations in different sectors including, among others, power generation, oil and gas, energy, mining, infrastructure, banking and finance and telecommunications. This in addition to a well established reputation in wealth and estate planning for high net worth individuals and family owned enterprises.

Distinctions:
In its core practice areas, Lewin & Wills has consistently been considered as one of the best and recommended law firms in Colombia by Latin Lawyer, International Tax Review, and Corporate INTL, among other ranking services.

For the 10th year in a row, Lewin & Wills has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as one of the top two tax practices in Band 1 in Colombia. According to the 2014 Chambers Latin America: “This specialist tax firm has been a regular player on the Colombian tax scene since 1978 and assists clients with all areas of tax consultancy and litigation. Whilst the team is strong across the board, it is particularly noted for its skilled handling of transactional and structuring mandates. The practice has a strong international profile and extensive experience in cross-border taxation work. It advises an enviable range of multinational clients, such as Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Shell and Deutsche Bank.” Sources say: ‘The lawyers make preventative recommendations, taking into account the tendencies and proposals of the legislator; it is all about preventing problems. As clients we feel they are permanently looking after our interests.’ The venerable Alfredo Lewin is lauded by clients and peers alike. Sources comment: ‘He is one of the best tax lawyers in the country, with the kind of background that enables him to do a complete analysis of the situation and execute it flawlessly.’ He is a much-admired litigator in the field. Clients cannot get enough of Adrian Rodriguez, highlighting his extensive knowledge and diligent approach. ‘He is an expert and always provides sound opinions,’ they add.

According to the 2013 Chambers Global: Emilio Wills of Lewin & Wills is highlighted for the strength of his corporate practice which is complemented by his firm stance in foreign exchange matters.

Main Areas of Practice:

Tax:

5 partners; 5 fee earners based in Bogota
Contact: Alfredo Lewin
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Adrian Rodriguez
Email: [email protected]

International Investments:
2 partners; 3 fee earners based in Bogota
Contact: Emilio Wills
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Adrian Rodriguez
Email: [email protected]

Foreign Exchange:
1 partner; 1 fee earner based in Bogota
Contact: Emilio Wills
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
2 partners; 4 fee earners based in Bogota
Contact: Adrian Rodriguez
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Diana Vaughan
Email: [email protected]

International Trade & Customs:
1 partner; 2 fee earners based in Bogota
Contact: Emilio Wills
Email: [email protected]

Private Clients:
5 partners; 3 fee earners based in Bogota
Contact: Alfredo Lewin
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Emilio Wills
Email: [email protected]

Controversies & Arbitration:
4 partners; 4 fee earners based in Bogota
Contact: Alfredo Lewin
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Emilio Wills
Email: [email protected]

Clients:
In addition to its multi-industry reach and a wide base of Colombian and Latin American clients from the private, public, governmental and multi-laterals sectors, Lewin & Wills has advised a wide base of international clients such as: Talisman, Pacific Rubiales, BP, Shell, Chevron Petroleum Company, Exxon Mobil, Schlumberger, Amoco, Ecopetrol, Petrobras, Occidental Petroleum, Coalcorp, Xstrata, Glencore, Anglo Coal, BHP Billiton, Trafigura Beheer, Energold drilling, Umicore, Alstom, Sagem, ISA, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia, Telmex, Siemens, Sony, Starkey Laboratories, DirecTV, British American Tobacco, SAB Miller, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Bimbo, Sucromiles, Natura, ABS, Cemex, Beiersdorf, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered, HSBC, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, BBVA, AON, among many others.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 3 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

"From Colombia with Love:" Pack Your Bags, We’re Moving!

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