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Bogota, Medellin

Felipe Mariño Dueñas

Work +57 1 319 2900 Ext. 344
Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

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Real Estate | Corporate/M&A




Felipe has more than 11 years of professional experience. He joined Gómez-Pinzón in 2006 and worked, between 2012 and 2013, in the firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York), as an International Associate and, between 2014 and 2016, in the construction firm Amarilo S.A.S., as General Secretary.

He has participated in different Mergers & Acquisitions transactions in the financial, energy, real estate and communications sectors, among others. As part of his work in these sectors, Felipe has had the opportunity to work with some of the most important economic groups and international private equity funds in the country, such as, among others, the Valorem Group (Hoteles Decameron), Mercantil Colpatria (purchase of Banco Colpatria, Colfondos, Insurance companies, etc.), Advent International (purchase and sale of Ocensa SA) and Ashmore.

Felipe has also participated, both in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and in Gómez-Pinzón, in different international issues under Rule 144A and Reg S, which include the issuance of AviancaTaca Holding S.A.

Finally, as General Secretary of Amarilo, Felipe led the structuring of business of purchase and contribution of land, the contracts related to the development and construction of the projects, the obtaining of planning licenses for the projects, as well as all the corporate issues of the company.


English, Spanish


IBA member; member of the Colombian Chamber of Construction.


Attorney from Universidad de Los Andes, Specialist in Colombian Corporate Law and LL.M from Northwestern University School of Law.


Corporate and M&A

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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Real estate

Within: Next Generation Partners

Felipe Mariño - Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

Within: Real estate

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) has one of ‘the few real estate and urban law teams in Colombia with all the necessary capabilities’ – including the acquisition and sale of properties, due diligence, real estate project structuring, fund formation and sector-related litigation. The practice also handles specialised land use matters. A ‘great lawyer’ with ‘market-attuned vision’, Paula Samper leads an eight-strong team that has noticeably rounded out its offering as a result of developing its capabilities in the urban development segment. Felipe Mariño led the temporary management of Ciudad Lagos de Torca (in Bogotá), a 1,800-hectare macro urban-development project. Samper led the advice to Titularizadora Colombiana regarding the acquisition of several real estate assets from Banco Davivienda; the mandate involved the drafting of the title-search report, including the review of chain-of-ownership up to 20 years back, the review of applicable urbanisation law for each asset and recommendations for the closure of each securitisation process. Senior associates Camilo Cantor and the ‘recommended’ María Camila Parra are also key members of the practice. Clients include Amarilo, Constructora Bolívar, PriceSmart, Corredores Davivienda and Jaramillo Mora.

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