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Natalia García Arenas

Work +57 1 319 29 00 Ext. 217
Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

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Lawyer with more than 15 years of professional experience, associated to the Firm since 2002. Her practice focuses mainly on Mergers & Acquisitions and financing operations. She has advised companies in the real sector, financial institutions, and national and international private equity funds. She also worked as an international associate in the offices of Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP in New York City.

Natalia has extensive experience advising local and international buyers and sellers, including private equity funds, during the process of acquiring and selling companies, from the due process legal diligence, structuring, documentation and negotiation of the documents of the transaction, the request of approvals to governmental entities, until the advice in the closing and post-closing of the transaction. The main acquisition processes in which she  has worked have involved both regulated and unregulated companies in all types of sectors, including, among others, the financial and insurance sector, mining and hydrocarbons, thermoelectric, services, retail, agrochemical, pharmaceutical, transport and entertainment.

As a member of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets practice, Natalia has advised mainly financing operations, both Colombian companies and local and international financial institutions. She has extensive experience in documenting and negotiating financing documents and in the structuring of guarantees.


English, Spanish


IBA Member.


Attorney from Universidad Javeriana; Specialist in Financial Law from Universidad de Los Andes; LL.M from Columbia University School of Law.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Next Generation Partners

Natalia García - Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

Within: Corporate and M&A

Affinitas’ Colombian member firm, the full-service Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) has long been a mainstay of the corporate and transactional market. The 29-strong practice group is co-led by the highly regarded Andrés Hoyos; he led advice to Hydro Global Investment (co-owned by China Three Gorges Corporation and EDP Energias de Portugal) on the acquisition of 80% of the equity rights of Talasa Projectco and Talasa Conexion. Hoyos' fellow practice co-head, Pablo Rabelly, led the reorganisation of Mallplaza Colombia (part of Chile’s Mall Plaza group), involving the negotiation of investors' agreements with the minority shareholders of the various companies involved in the reorganisation and the incorporation of a private investment fund. Patricia ArrázolaNatalia García and Felipe Mariño are also key names in the practice. However, senior associates Ángela García Páez and Cristina Copete moved to Brigard Urrutia and Garrigues, respectively, in early 2019.

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