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Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

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Baker McKenzie S.A.S., Juan Felipe Vera, Bogota, COLOMBIA

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Baker McKenzie S.A.S.’s long-established Bogotá office frequently acts as a regional hub for the rest of the firm’s offices across Latin America. The 15-strong department works ‘diligently to meet tight deadlines’, and demonstrates an ‘ability to grasp the most sensitive matters’ and to ‘oversee future scenarios and pros and cons’. Practice co-heads Jaime Trujillo (recently named regional chair for Latin America), Juan Felipe Vera and Andrés Crump (who joined in April 2018 and is ‘strongly recommended­’) led the advice to Brookfield Asset Management on its $560m acquisition of a 59% stake in Gas Natural, a transaction on which the team had worked since 2017. Other mandates included assisting Peabody Energy Corporation with the proposed acquisition of an 80% stake in Drummond International; Altra Investments on the sale of Proenfar to Weener Plastics; and Farma de Colombia on the acquisition of certain assets from Laboratorios Quipropharma. Well-regarded senior associate Natalia Villalba is ‘gaining profile’; fellow senior associate Natalia Gutierrez joined from Brigard Urrutia in October 2018. Clients include Altra Inversiones, Unilever, Summum Energy and Mercantil Colpatria.

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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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