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Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Managing Partner: Jaime Herrera
Senior Partners: Jaime Herrera, Daniel Posse, Mariana Posse, Juan Guillermo Ruiz, José Alejandro Torres, Álvaro José Rodríguez
Number of partners worldwide: 20
Number of lawyers worldwide: 130+
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German

Firm Overview:
Posse Herrera Ruiz is a full-service law firm that uses a systematic, multidisciplinary approach to find creative, prudent and value generating business solutions, which optimise the clients’ return on investment while minimising risks.

Main Areas of Practice:
M&A
Competition
Corporate
Tax Planning & International Commerce
Finance & Capital Markets
Insurance & Reinsurance
Dispute Resolution
Natural Resources & Energy
Environmental
Infrastructure & PPPs
Real Estate Development & Trusts
Intellectual Property
Labour & Immigration

Competition Law:
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Intellectual Property:
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Corporate Law:
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Labour & Immigration:
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Dispute Resolution:
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Mergers & Acquisitions:
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Environmental Law:
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Natural Resources & Energy Law — Mining:
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Finance Law & Capital Markets:
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Real Estate, Urbanism & Agribusiness:
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Infrastructure & Public Law:
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Tax Planning & International Trade:
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Insurance & Reinsurance:
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White-Collar Crime
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International Work:
The majority of Posse Herrera Ruiz clients are multinationals, foreign investors and some of the largest Colombian corporations.

Relevant transactions that Posse Herrera Ruiz has participated include Sendas Distribuidora S.A. (a subsidiary of Grupo Pão de Açúcar) acquisition of 96.57% of the ordinary shares of Almacenes Éxito SA (“Éxito”) through a Tender Offer (OPA) (the largest transaction in the history of the Colombian Stock Exchange); itaú Corpbanca’s acquisition of 20.82% of shares in Itaú Corpbanca Colombia S.A. from Helm LLC. and Kresge Holding Company, INC.; Credicorp’s acquisition of 77.46% of the stock of the Colombian microcredit bank Bancompartir S.A.; Credicorp’s acquisition of 100% of the stock capital of the Colombian brokerage firm Ultraserfinco S.A. Comisionista de Bolsa, the Florida broker dealer, Ultralat Capital Markets, LLC, and the Florida investment advisors firm, UltraAdvisors, LLC.; Concesionaria Vial Unión del Sur S.A.S. and its shareholders Sacyr Concesiones Colombia S.A.S., Sacyr Concesiones Participadas I, S.L., Caneybi Corp. S.A., and Herdoíza Crespo Construcciones Colombia S.A.S. in the execution of a credit agreement for the financing of the project “Rumichaca–Pasto”; John Laing Group plc acquired a 30% stake in the concessionaire project company for the toll road Ruta del Cacao; Compañía de Seguros Bolívar S.A. in the purchase of the entire capital stake owned by Liberty Seguros S.A. and LILA (Colombia) Holdings Ltd.; Smurfit Kappa Group’s acquisition of the minority shares of Cartón de Colombia S.A.; Andean Cacao’s transfer to Andean Cacao AG. of a majority stake in Bacao S.A.S.; IFC’s Share Sale Agreement entered into with Alquería; Unión Vial Río Pamplonita S.A.S. and its sponsors in the first disbursement of a bridge loan agreement for the financing of the project “Pamplona - Cúcuta”; Agrícola el Retiro, Agrícola Santamaría, CMA Terminals, C.I. Tropical, C.I. Unión de Bananeros de Urabá, PIO and Sociedad de Comercialización Internacional Banafrut’s investment agreement pursuant to which the parties will develop a multipurpose port terminal located in Bahía Colombia; Portland Private Equity’s acquisition of a stake in online grocery shopping platform Merqueo; Elis’ structuring of the purchase of the shares of Lavanderia Industrial Metropolitana S.A.S.; Saint-Gobain’s structuring of the joint venture with Tecnoglass; BTG PACTUAL and Inverlink’s structuring of the joint venture that will manage the real estate collective investment fund “BTG Pactual Rentas Inmobiliarias”; Grupo Aúna in Colombia’s acquisition of a 97.3% stake in Promotora Médica Las Americas; among others.

The firm also advises clients, included in the list below, in the following industries: agro – industry and forestry; automotive; chemicals; energy and renewables; financial services; food and beverages; health care and pharmaceutical; hospitality and entertainment; infrastructure; insurance; logistics and transportation; mining; oil and gas; retain and technology, media and telecommunications.

Clients:
Adidas, ADM, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Aon, Axa, Alpina, Banco Davivienda, Bancolombia, Banmédica, BNP Pariba, BofA/ Merril Lynch, BTG Pactual, Casa Editorial El Tiempo, Cencosud, Cerromatoso/South32, Cemex, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Coca-cola Femsa, Compañía de Petróleos de Chile, ConocoPhillips, Corpbanca, ED & F Man/Carcafe, Darby, DHL, Diageo, Distribuidora Nissan, Dole, Dunnhumby, Ecopetrol, Embraer, Fujifilm, Fujitsu, GDF Suez, GE, IFC, Google Colombia Limitada, Grupo Argos S.A, Head Hunters International, Indra, JPMorgan, Jerónimo Martins Colombia S.A.S, Kramer electronics USA, Kimberly-Clark, Lukoil, Mead Johnson, Nabors, Pepsico, Nestle S.A, Porsche, Productos Ramo S.A, Quiñenco, Refinería de Cartagena Reficar, Repsol, Seguros Bolivar, Shell, Skanska, Scotiabank, Sony Colombia S.A, Schneider Electric Industries, Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana, Syngenta, Termotasajero, Terpel, Team Foods Colombia S.A, Toshiba Tec, Trafigura, Tyco, UPS, Unilever, Vale, Verizon and Yara.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 7 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

CANCER FOUNDATION AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE AS A FREE TRADE ZONE IN COLOMBIA

Veronica Barone, Juan Guillermo Ruiz, Juan David Barbosa

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PRESTASALUD AQUIRES CAFESALUD IN COLOMBIA FOR US$ 500 MILLION

Juan David Velasco, Catalina Noreña, Eliana Galindo, Julian Uribe, Cristian Lozano, Jaime Herrera, Oscar Tutasaura Castellanos

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PORTLAND PRIVATE EQUITY FUND LOAN AND EQUITY INVESTMENT INTO ANDRÉS CARNE DE RES

POSSE HERRERA RUIZ

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