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Norton Rose Fulbright


Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Distinguished practitionerLuis Carlos Neira heads the eight-strong team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which attracts praise for ‘its efficient work and good, timely advice’; ‘its lawyers’ experience and skills in dealing with financial challenges is very visible’. The wide-ranging practice covers acquisition financing, debt capital markets, financial services, project finance, structured finance and commodity finance. Recent work includes assisting a concessionaire corporation with the negotiation of a credit agreement to finance the preliminary stages of a highway project, valued at well over $400m; advising Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Antioquia on the structuring of its bid to construct a multi-purpose port under an EPC scheme, valued at $400m value; and assisting Acciones y Valores in structuring and managing its collective portfolio. Senior associate Pablo Jaramillo is also recommended.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 12-lawyer practice acts for large private and public companies including multinational corporations in a variety of industries, particularly the energy sector, and benefits from the wider firm’s global M&A expertise and network of specialists. The group acted as counsel to Nivel 7 on its $9m acquisition by Blackboard, an educational technology company; and advised a major energy corporation on the sale of a majority stake in a power generation company, a transaction worth over $60m. Other clients include Pacific Rubiales, Bridgestone Firestone, Puma Energy and Campari Perú. Mauricio Zagarra leads the practice, and Luis Carlos Neira, Jorge Neher and Leopoldo Olavarría are also noted for their experience.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright maintains its presence in the energy and natural resources market, with ‘an excellent practice’ praised as ‘responsive, pragmatic and very approachable’; it is also able to draw on the wider firm’s considerable strengths in the sector. The 11-strong team is led by Venezuela-trained mining specialist Jorge Neher; Leopoldo Olavarría, who is noted for his energy expertise; and Hernán Rodríguez, whose practice covers energy, infrastructure and mining. The firm advised Pacific Rubiales on a memorandum of understanding agreed with PEMEX to explore business ventures in the oil and gas sector in Mexico; and is also assisting an energy concern in relation to the acquisition of a Colombian fuel distribution corporation. Other clients include Ecopetrol, Anglo Gold Ashanti and Anglo American Colombia.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

Isabella Gandini leads the five-lawyer group at Norton Rose Fulbright, which advises clients in industries such as oil and gas, mining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and technology.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has been active in 4G concessions and in major transportation projects, and acts for a host of major corporations, particularly in the energy sector. Practice head Luis Carlos Neira is ‘an expert’, and works alongside mining and projects specialist Jorge Neher and Leopoldo Olavarría. The firm advised Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Antioquia on the structuring of its bid to construct a $400m multi-purpose port under an EPC scheme; and is assisting a global gas corporation in relation to a complex project for the construction of an industrial facility in a free zone trade in the country. Other clients include CODAD, Pacific Rubiales, Puma Energy and SGS.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright acts for local and international corporations on matters including cross-border transactions, litigation, and the structuring and development of efficient national and international tax structures. Previous clients have included Pacific Rubiales, Bridgestone, IAMGOLD and YPF.

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Venezuela

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