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Norton Rose Fulbright

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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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United States

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Venezuela

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    On 7 June 2017, the official ceremony for the signing of the multilateral instrument (“MLI”) took place bringing to a close a process initiated last year when a consensus was reached on the wording of the MLI on 24 November 2016 (see also our newsflash dated 2 December 2016, available on our website www.arendt.com section Publications/Newsflash).
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    Luxembourg, May 2017 – Arendt & Medernach is proud to have been named “Luxembourg Law firm of the year” both by Chambers & Partners and IFLR (International Financial Law Review). The prestigious trophies were both received in April in London at the respective ceremonies of the Chambers Europe Awards 2017 and the IFLR European Awards 2017.
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    In the UAE, the risk management activities inherent in running a corporate or investment banking business remain of crucial importance, not least because of the strong local characteristic of “name lending”, by which is meant lending or providing other banking facilities to family or other private businesses, primarily on the strength of the “name” or “names” of the proprietors standing behind the business, rather than on the strength of the asset quality and underlying credit of the particular business. Of course, in practice, there is commercial overlap between the proprietors and the companies which they own, but the credit analyses can break down where poor banking practices and procedures result in poorly constructed legal documentation and gaps in guarantee and security support documents.