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CALLE 72 NO 5 – 83, PISO 5, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
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Work +571 326 4270
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Fax +57 (1) 326 42 70 - 606 97 00
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www.lloredacamacho.com

Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s ‘responsive’ team is noted for its ‘good industry knowledge and strong advocacy’. It acts for an array of clients including foreign banks and insurance companies on regulatory matters, and also advises international credit corporations on syndicated loans to private and public bodies in Colombia. It is also notable for its capital markets experience, in particular in relation to the acquisition and control of listed companies. It advised L’Agence Française de Développement on a $400m credit line to the Colombian state, while other clients have included Ecopetrol, Banco de Tokyo and Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM).

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. is ‘a very reliable firm which provides valuable expertise in matters with local and international elements’. ‘Competent and skilful expert’ Enrique Álvarez heads the practice, which is noted for its work across antitrust and unfair competition matters and merger filings. The team advised America Móvil on clearance proceedings relating to its acquisition of software developer Imusica; and is also advising a Colombian multinational in relation to a dawn raid by the SIC connected to potential anti-competitive practices, where the ceiling of fines can reach up to $25m. Associate Dario Cadena is also recommended.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s multi-disciplinary practice ‘provides excellent advice in a timely and practical manner. Its solid group of lawyers act as a team, understand business needs, and in terms of fees, are flexible’. Work highlights included acting for Almácenes Éxito on the indirect acquisition of a majority stake in Argentine supermarket chain Libertad, and also the purchase of Ceibotel and Carnes Huinca, with an aggregate value of $270m. The team is also advising Brambles Group on the acquisition of Empacotecnia, a local crate producer and rental company serving major retail corporations in the country. Fondo Acceso, Merck Sharp & Dohme Colombia, and Grünenthal Colombia are also clients. The ‘extremely professional and respected’ Santiago Gutiérrez heads the corporate and finance practice, and Andrés Hidalgo leads the firm’s government procurement work.

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

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Known for its specialist mining practice, Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s energy department acts in areas including title investigations, contracts, due diligence and administrative/judicial disputes involving native communities’ rights. Practice head Ignacio Santamaría is vastly experienced in administrative, customs, mining and contractual law, and also related disputes. Clients include Antioquia Gold, Minerales Cordoba, Red Eagle and Continental Gold.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s IP group ‘provides an excellent service and maintains a close relationship with clients in order to maximise customers’ benefits’; ‘its advice is very thorough and its analysis accurate’. The ‘very impressiveAlicia Lloreda heads the IP department and is recommended along with Tatiana Carrillo, who leads on trade mark and copyright matters, and Ana María Castro, who heads the patent department. The firm successfully defended Hewlett Packard Colombia before the first instance court against several actions initiated by PC Smart on grounds of alleged trade mark infringement and unfair competition; it also manages Gilead Sciences’ patent portfolio across Latin America.

Leading lawyers

Alicia Lloreda - Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Tatiana Carrillo - Lloreda Camacho & Co.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

The team at Lloreda Camacho & Co. assists the firm’s corporate clients on day-to-day operational matters, collective instructions and immigration matters. It recently advised an international research corporation on due diligence matters which potentially have implications on investigations initiated by state pensions entity UGPP. Enrique Álvarez leads the team, which also counts Eli Lilly Interamerica and Emigra among its clients.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 4

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. has a well-established projects practice, drawing on extensive regulatory expertise to advise clients in the infrastructure, telecoms, and oil and gas sectors. Andrés Hidalgo heads the team.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. advises on project structuring, licensing, planning, management and other matters related to urban and rural real estate acquisition. It recently advised Cine Colombia in relation to certain co-owned assets and the acquisition of several urban properties, with an aggregate value of $7m; and acted for Ilarco on a $12m sale of property in Cajicá. Santiago Gutiérrez is the main contact.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

The team at Lloreda Camacho & Co. is praised for ‘its high-quality service, knowledge of the sector, appropriate advice but above all, the personal attention provided by partners’. Practice head Gustavo Tamayo is ‘respected for his knowledge of the industry’, and associates Erick Castellanos and María Alejandra De Los Ríos are also noted. Recent work includes assisting Claro on all legal matters relating to the expiry of a mobile telecoms licence and the concession of a new one for a ten-year period, including negotiating with the ministry of industry and commerce (MinCIT); and advising Gilat Colombia on five separate investigations initiated by the MinCIT on grounds of alleged breach of telecoms regulations, involving total potential fines of around $2m.

Leading lawyers

Gustavo Tamayo - Lloreda Camacho & Co.

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