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Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Boutique firm Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados is involved in a number of major projects – and their financing – in the road, airport, natural resources and social infrastructure sectors, among others. Active in the projects sector since 1995, the firm has unparalleled experience advising public and private clients involved in public-private partnerships, privatizations and infrastructure projects in Colombia but has leveraged this participation to play a role in financing matters. The team has worked for the Colombian and Peruvian governments, international organizations such as the World Bank, IFC, IDB, Latin American development bank CAF, among others, as well as key players of the investment banking industry in Colombia (Corficolombiana, Inverlink, Sumatoria). Practice head Jorge Gabriel Taboada and Àlvaro Gasca are the key names.

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

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

With widely recognised expertise in the construction and operation of public services utilities, Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados is experienced in special regulations regarding energy and natural resources. Jorge Gabriel Taboada and Gustavo Osorio lead the team, with Àlvaro Gasca a third key figure. The team is advising the Superintendence of Public Utilities with regard to the entire procedure of intervening in Electricaribe, one of the most important energy suppliers in the Caribbean Region, which was facing an imminent cessation of payments to suppliers. The team is also currently advising Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (EEB) on developing a proposal for an analysis of all the projects under execution in the energy sector, and specifically those involving energy transmission. The team is also acting as a business strategies advisor to EEDAS, CEDELCA and DISPAC.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 1

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados attracts praise as ‘the strength of the firm is the structuring of infrastructure projects with the state, which gives us peace of mind’. Moreover, ‘the service is very good’ and the team establishes ‘a direct relationship and gives an almost immediate response to the company’s needs’. Álvaro Durán and Jorge Gabriel Taboada (‘a brilliant lawyer with great knowledge’), head the practice group. Àlvaro Gasca’s ‘great capacity for analysis and knowledge of the environment’ is also noted. The firm was selected as a part of a consortium, to lead the legal structuring of the project for the construction, operation and maintenance of Bogota’s first Metro Line, a $7.3bn flagship city project. The practice was also selected for the structuring of a PPP project for the construction, provision and maintenance of six public hospitals in the city of Bogotá. Carlos Andrés Sánchez is also a ‘highly regarded projects attorney’.

Leading individuals

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

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados’s lawyers ‘are very good, they respond fast, have deep regulatory knowledge and the rates are fair’. The practice advises on telecom, media, TV and IT regulation, including interconnection and access issues, radio spectrum licensing and regulatory compliance, data protection, audio-visual media, technology and e-commerce. ‘Business oriented’ practice head Carlos Andrés Sánchez, ‘who has very good regulatory knowledge’, led the advice to Level 3 Communications (now Century Link) on telecommunications regulation compliance, anti-money laundering and licensing, among other matters. The team is also the permanent advisor to the SGC, the national agency for the energy and mining sector (which monitors geological hazards and researches nuclear technologies for peaceful uses), on the application of the relevant legal framework and procurement processes.

Next generation lawyers

Carlos Andrés Sánchez - Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

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