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CARRERA 4 NO 74A-12, BOGOTÁ, DC, COLOMBIA
Tel:
Work +57 1 317 7011
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Web:
www.duranyosorio.com

Gabriel Taboada

Tel:
Work +57 1 3177011
Email:
Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Oil, Energy and Mining, Projects

Position

Specialist in Banking and Finance, Oil, Energy and Mining and Water and Sanitation and Infrastructure. Currently leads a legal team in charge of litigations arising form large infrastructure projects and advises public and private entities.

Career

Attorney at the Legal Area of the Banco Ganadero (1.983 - 1.984); Independent Attorney and Consultant of Colombian Banks and Multinational Corporations (1.988 - 1.991); General Manager of the Banks and Special Financial Institutions area of the Securities Supernitendence (1.992); General Manager of Economic Regulation of the Ministry of Economy (1.993 - 1.994); General Manager of the National social housing and urban reform Institute-INURBE (1.994); Partner and founder of the Firm Abogados Taboada Hoyos & Asociados (1.994 - 1999), Superintendent of the Securities Superintendence (February 1.999 - June 2002), Partner of Duran & Osorio Abogados Asociados (July 2002-today).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Member of the Legal Services Chamber of the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI). Monthly columnist of Dinero Magazine.

Education

Lawyer from Los Andes University, (1983). Postgraduate studies in finance law and and Banking and LLB, Los Andes University (1988). Master in Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2006)


Colombia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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

Within: Energy and natural resources

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

Within: Projects

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’.

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