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BBGS Abogados

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Senior Partners: Luis Felipe Barrios Cadena, Myriam Montenegro, Mónica Serrano
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 20

Contacts
Corporate & Business:
Luis Felipe Barrios, Mónica Serrano
M&A: Luis Felipe Barrios, Mónica Serrano
Compliance: Mónica Serrano
Industrial Property: Nidia Osorio
Infrastructure, Planning & Regulation: Mónica Serrano
Conflict Resolution: Luis Felipe Barrios
Advertising, Entertainment & Audiovisual Production: Myriam Montenegro
Digital Media & New Technologies: Myriam Montenegro
Consumer Protection & Competition: Mónica Serrano
Labour: Myriam Montenegro
Entertainment, Advertising & Audiovisual Production: Myriam Montenegro
Digital Markets & New Technologies: Myriam Montenegro
Private Clients & Family Businesses: Luis Felipe Barrios, Juan Pablo De Guzmán

Firm Overview:
Over 20 years of experience providing legal services and a highly professional and talented team, allows the firm to design effective, creative and safe solutions tailored to the needs of customers, as well as addressing the most complex issues with seriousness, professionalism and creativity. Currently, the firm is part of BBGS Abogados, one of the largest legal networks in Latin America. BBGS Abogados is the result of the integration between Bambach & Campos (Chile), Barrios & Montenegro (Colombia), Garcia Velasco & Garcia De Luca (Mexico) and Sacovertiz & Landerer (Perú). The firm is now multinational, with 18 areas of practice throughout the region and more than 100 lawyers and consultants providing services in the four countries that make up the Pacific Alliance. Today, BBGS Barrios & Montenegro thinks and exists for the Region.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & Business:
The firm has extensive experience and knowledge advising, negotiating, reviewing, drafting and maintaining civil and commercial contracts of any kind.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
This area focuses on the advice for structuring, negotiating and implementing highly-complex corporate transactions, both domestic and cross- border. Its effectiveness, efficiency and quality have been widely recognised by clients who have received such services.

Compliance:
The firm seeks to understand and identify some of the main risks to which companies are exposed. Advice lies in locating the areas and positions that are most exposed to corruption risks and in determining the procedures and protocols that companies must implement to mitigate these risks.

Industrial Property:
This area focuses on learning the needs of clients to assist them in implementing a legal strategy that encompasses the creation of the brand or protection of the invention, to the proper management of industrial property rights, both in Colombia and abroad.

Infrastructure, Planning & Regulation:
The firm provides services related to the structuring of all types of property-related operations, as well as development and construction projects. The firm has successfully participated in the design, implementation and execution of major building projects.

Conflict Resolution:
The firm offers clients a specialised and comprehensive advice in the solution of all types of disputes.

Advertising, Entertainment & Audiovisual Production:
The firm has advised a number of domestic and foreign clients from the entertainment and advertising industry in various production projects for traditional media as television and film works, among others.

Digital Media & New Technologies:
As a 21st century law firm, the firm is aware of the digital transformation that is taking place worldwide. It believes in the need of providing legal services directly to companies within the digital sector, such as creators of mobile applications, digital platforms, digital content producers and companies involved with social networks and new media.

Consumer Protection & Competition:
The firm understands the dynamism of business and its repercussion in the day-to-day market. In the consumer protection area, timely advice and support is provided to both domestic and foreign companies and natural persons, protecting them from consumer rights violations that might arise.

Labour:
The firm seeks to offer a specialised consultancy derived from the labour relationship between companies and their workers, from an individual and collective perspective, seeking preventive solutions as well as assuming the respective judicial defense.

Private Clients & Family Businesses:
The firm has extensive experience regarding the creation of structures for protecting and organising family property, which includes the creation of both domestic and foreign legal instruments. For these purposes, specialists in different disciplines are involved to ensure the design of solid legal and financial structures tailored to the special needs of each client. Also, the firm has successfully participated in various processes of dispute resolution within family businesses, in the creation of mechanisms to secure their operation and in the design of family protocols.

Languages:
Spanish, English.

Clients:
Centro Comercial y de Negocios Andino P.H.; Chilco Distribuidora de Gas y Energía; Frontera Energy; Equion; Clearford Industries Colombia; Colegio Gimnasio Moderno; Dirtykitchen; Emergia; MullenLowe SSP3; Mass Digital; Pamay 5 – Budget; Paños Atlas; Fundación Santa Fe; Sed International de Colombia; Sony Pictures Television; Teleset – SONY SPT Colombia; AXN Colombia; HBO Latin America Group; Plural Comunicaciones - Canal 1; Publicidad Camilo Salgar; Smith & Nephew Colombia; Plasmar; Sifap Tecnología; Fifarma (Federación Latinoamericana de la Industria Farmacéutica); Baika Chilean Fruits; IPI (Inversiones Primera Infancia); Hallmark; Logisfashion; Tapón Corona; Envases Universales; Disuiza; ITMS Telemedicina.