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Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez

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FIRM OVERVIEW
Managing Partner:
Edwin Cortés
Senior Partner: Gustavo Cuberos
Number of partners: 5  Number of lawyers: 21

CONTACTS
Corporate & M&A:
[email protected]   [email protected]
Labour, Social Security & Immigration: [email protected]
Arbitration & Litigation: [email protected]  
Tax & Foreign Exchange: [email protected]   [email protected]
Infrastructure & Government Procurement: [email protected]
Zoning & Real Estate Law: [email protected]  
Intellectual Property: [email protected]

THE FIRM: CUBEROS CORTES GUTIERREZ – CCG is a law firm established in 1986, that offers tailor made solutions to domestic and foreign clients that do business in Colombia. As part of its broad transactional practice and unparalleled legal team, CCG designs the legal structure for incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures, and subsequently works hand in hand with its clients in the implementation of their business undertakings. The integration of its practice areas allows for a comprehensive rendering of legal services in the lifecycle of businesses within different industries.
Currently, global economic challenges have led the firm to become an ally of its clients in developing alternatives to continue their operation. CCG has structured, negotiated and implemented transactions for capital injection, renegotiation of debt, including private agreements and insolvency proceedings, distressed M&A, collective bargaining agreements and has acted as attorney in arbitration proceedings.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Corporate & M&A:
The firm’s corporate and M&A practice represents clients in all aspects related to business transactions. Transactions range from creation, registration and development of corporations to mergers, spin offs, acquisitions, transformations, dissolutions, liquidations, corporation share sales, corporate assets disposals and negotiation, execution and liquidation of any kind of corporate contracts in both local and cross-border transactions. The firm’s commercial and corporate law practice also specialises in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.

Labour, Social Security & Immigration: The firm’s labour, social security and immigration practice provides advice in individual and corporate labor law with emphasis on human resources management, salary compensation, flexible benefits and labour costs in general. The practice integrates migratory law as a fundamental part of the advise of foreign clients.

Arbitration & Litigation: The firm´s arbitration and litigation practice focuses on negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution strategies in commercial and government procurement matters, international arbitration, antitrust law, consumer protection law and corporate litigation. Three of the firm’s partners are arbitrators listed in the Center of Dispute Resolutions at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.

Tax & Foreign Exchange: The firm´s tax and foreign exchange practice provides advice regarding the fiscal effects of transactions involving entities or individuals, fiscal incentives for corporations, application of double taxation treaties, processing tax requirements, and structuring operations to optimise tax impact. Also, legal advice in proceedings related to exchange transactions with the Central Bank and Colombia’s Customs and Tax Authority (DIAN).

Infrastructrue & Government Procurement: The firm’s infrastructure and government procurement practice represents clients in all aspects pertaining to their relationships with governmental entities, beginning with the legal design of proposals for public tender offers and bids, negotiation of contracts and risk distribution, advising both contracting parties. Currently, acts as attorney of the concessionaires in the renegotiation and restructuring of the main public transportation concession agreements in Colombia.

Zoning & Real Estate: The firm’s zoning and real estate practice advises and represents clients in proceedings before governmental organisations at all levels, horizontal property law/condominiums, concepts on urban planning and property tittle studies.

Intellectual Property: The firm´s intellectual property practice advises clients in registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights. CCG focuses in advising the best way to exploit and/or protect patent, trade mark and copyright. Within the practice, CCG provides strategic data protection advice.

LANGUAGES: English and Spanish.