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LEYVA ONTIER

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Managing Partner: Alvaro Leyva
Senior Partner: Maria Elena Bonilla
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: English, Spanish, French

Firm Overview:
Leyva Abogados was founded in the early 1970’s, by Mr Alvaro Leyva Zambrano. Since then the firm has remained strong, adapting itself to the country’s social, economic and political challenges. Leyva ABogados has taken part in the regulation changes and tax reforms that have taken place throughout the years. Leyva Abogados has kept itself current, learning constantly about the new changes and implications for its clients and offering efficient and timely advice in all tax matters. In order to provide a better service to its local and international clients, in addition to tax law, the firm has strengthened its practice areas and now offers advice in other practice areas, including corporate and labour law.

Main Areas of Practice:

Tax & Foreign Exchange:

Leyva Abogados is a trusted advisor in tax related matters, assisting clients with complex and sophisticated tax structures, as well as cross-border transactions.

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
Clients of the firm rely on Leyva Abogados for their day to day corporate requirements. Also the firm has assisted in the acquisition of companies involving local and international ownership.

Infrastructure:
The firm assists multinational construction companies, and engineering consultancies and have been involved in significant PPP projects to date.

Renewable Energy:
Its experience allows us to assist with the structuring, development, financing and operation of renewable energy generation, distribution and transmission projects, including self-generation.

Labour Law:
The firm assists its clients in employment related aspects for their operations in Colombia.

Estate Planning:
The firm has advised families and groups with their estate planning and succession planning requirements.