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Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Boutique Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados is widely recognised in the market for its advice to major institutions, mainly those in the public sector. Its recent work includes assisting the Colombian Treasury in maximising the administrative capacities of state-owned corporations to comply with new state-ownership public policy, including the review and application of OECD-recommended standards of corporate governance. Practice head Jorge Gabriel Taboada and junior partner Álvaro Gasca are leading advice to a significant public corporation on all matters regarding its privatisation, including the analysis of risk and legal consequences in commercial, administrative, financial and tax issues. Gustavo Osorio is also a key member of the team.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Energy and natural resources is a core practice area for Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados. It has a particular focus on the hydrocarbons sector and power and mining projects, and is well-versed in concession bids and related financings. The firm was part of the pool of advisers appointed by the National Planning Department to assist on the structuring of a PPP for the construction, operation and maintenance of the water supply and sewerage for the city of Santa Marta. Other significant clients include ISAGEN, Corporación Andina de Fomento, and the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME). Gustavo Osorio, Álvaro Durán and Jorge Gabriel Taboada are all highly recommended.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 1

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Projects has been a core practice area for Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados for more than two decades. Well known for its work for public bodies, it is regularly involved in the structuring of complex and sophisticated transactions, and attracts praise for ‘its appropriate advice and deep knowledge’. The group continued to advise the National Planning Department (DNP) on the negotiation and structuring of a PPP project to build the water supply and sewerage system for the city of Santa Marta. It has also been engaged by Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional to advise on a scheme for the construction of a tramway on Avenue 80, the main artery in the city of Medellín; the work includes due diligence, structuring matters, and supporting Empresa Metro de Medellín in relation to the public tender process to select the contractor/concessionaire. Other clients include the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Colpatria, Transmilenio and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Managing partners Álvaro Durán and Jorge Gabriel Taboada lead the team, with support from Gustavo Osorio and junior partners Carlos Andrés Sánchez and Álvaro Gasca.

Leading lawyers

Álvaro Durán - Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Next generation lawyers

Carlos Andrés Sánchez - Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Àlvaro Gasca - Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

The ‘practical and business-oriented’ team at Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados has ‘deep knowledge of the sector and always offers pertinent advice in a timely manner’, covering regulatory issues, licensing, compliance, data protection and e-commerce matters. The group continues to advise Level 3 Communications in areas including compliance and anti-money laundering, licensing, and data protection. It also assisted Swedish television service and platform provider Magine AB in relation to the regulatory framework applicable to internet-based TV distribution and possible structures to start operations in Colombia. London-based junior partner Carlos Andrés Sánchez leads the practice and attracts praise for his ‘commercial skills and knowledge of the market’.

Next generation lawyers

Carlos Andrés Sánchez - Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

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