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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados

Being the country’s leading real estate firm, Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados’s roster of clients frequently come from the construction sector but it also provides ‘excellent service’ to others drawn from the pharmaceutical, education and communication sectors, in particular. The 11- strong team, led by Felipe Pinilla and Julian Felipe Rojas (‘strong lawyers’), assisted ETS Global with both the incorporation of local company Elderly Transportation Services Colombia – DBA Transcita Colombia and obtaining the necessary government operational authorizations. The team also worked on the drafting of the contract required to allow owners, constructors and institutional investors to participate in a $1.6bn PPP infrastructure project in northern Bogotá.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados continues to advise local and international clients on matters related to the regulatory aspects of energy construction projects but has also lately delved into the water and mining sectors with the arrival of new head of team, associate Natalia Nuñez, an environmental law specialist; she replaces Claudia Mora who left the firm. The six-strong practice is currently advising a construction company before the competent environmental authorities on two crucial projects regarding wetlands. Agrobetania, Escalar, Universidad de la Sabana and Prodesa are among the firm’s clients.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogadosis considered the top firm’ in urban regulation and real estate law. The 18-strong team is led by Juan Manuel González, with Felipe Pinilla and Angela Caicedo also both ‘at the forefront of real estate’ matters and key members of the practice, whose recent work includes advising Constructora Conconcreto on an administrative procedure to adopt the partial plan "Malachí", in order to develop around 60-hectares of land located in the municipality of Soacha, Cundinamarca. The team is also advising clients on their adoption of the planning instrument called partial plan "El Bosque", located in the north of Bogotá to allow its development for residential and commerce uses.

Leading individuals

Felipe Pinilla - Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados

Juan Manuel González - Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados

Next generation lawyers

Angela Caicedo - Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados

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Tax - ranked: tier 3

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados provides ‘an impeccable quality service for a very reasonable price’. Camilo Caycedo, who is recommended for his accuracy and his ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, heads the practice. Recent matters include representing Nucleo Constructora in a dispute related to an income tax return before the tax authority (DIAN), successfully obtaining the closure of the inspection. Other 2017 mandates included advising Globenet Cabos Submarinos America on a strategy for the sale of movable and real estate property. Associate Maria Fernanda Cuestas is also noted.

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Colombia: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 3

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados

A leading firm for urban and real estate planning, Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados specialises in defending the construction sector’s interests in disputes arising from the defence of private property and resolved through civil and commercial courts and arbitration. The 10-strong practice, led by founding partner Felipe Pinilla, Camilo Baracaldo and Óscar Martínez, has been acting for residential developer Amarilo in a civil declaratory action valued at $40m, obtaining the lifting of interim measures on the client’s real estate property destined for the development of a mixed-purpose urban project. Other clients include Prodesa, Akila and Corporación Monteverde.

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