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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

CARRERA 9 74-08, OFFICE 105, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Tel:
Work +57 1 326 8600
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Web:
www.ppulegal.com

Martin Acero

Tel:
Work +5713268606
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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Work Department

Corporate / M&A, Tax and International Trade

Position

Partner and the firm´s Co-Chair in Colombia

Career

Martín Acero is Co-Chair of the Firm in Colombia. He has advised multiple clients from diverse Colombian and International sectors in local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and has participated as advisor and facilitator for local and foreign clients in joint ventures and other types of associations. He has also advised local and foreign clients on national and territorial tax issues, and thanks to his knowledge of international tax matters, he has participated as advisor in multi-jurisdictional projects. Martín has participated hand in hand with Colombian tax authorities in the drafting and preparation of legal provisions, both statutory and regulatory. His counseling of national and international clients has gained him renown throughout the country. He is currently a professor in the Department of Business Law in the Universidad del Rosario. Martín was chosen for two consecutive years, in 2016 and 2015, as a leading lawyer by the English publication Chambers & Partners. International Financial Law Review (IFLR) recognized him as a leading lawyer in 2014, and again in 2015. Both publications are globally renowned for their investigative work ranking the legal firms and lawyers in the world. Chambers Latin America 2016 mentions: "Clients are impressed by Martín Acero's knowledge and ability to quickly provide solutions to highly complex cases, considering him to be "a tax expert." They go on to note: "He is a supremely capable and intelligent lawyer who is also very creative and an effective negotiator."

Languages

Spanish, English

Education

Universidad de los Andes. Post-graduate degree in Financial Law – 1992. Universidad del Rosario. Law Degree - Highest Honors – 1990.


Colombia

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading lawyers

Martín Acero - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Within: Corporate and M&A

The 38-strong corporate team at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is praised for its ‘technical skills, modern approach and “can-do” attitude to instructions’. The practice covers corporate structuring, commercial contracts, public offerings, the formation of equity funds, and national and international M&A. Juan Carlos Rocha led advice to Canadian company Brookfield on its $2.1bn acquisition of a 57.6% stake in recently privatised power corporation ISAGEN, followed by the $1bn purchase of an additional 26.2% stake. Claudia Barrero acted for Medellín-based Grupo Argos on its acquisition of an additional 43.8% interest in ODINSA, involving an exchange tender offer paid in cash and preferred shares. Felipe Cuberos advised Danone group on its sale to Alqueria of its stake in their Colombian joint venture Danone Alqueria, and also on licensing issues relating to the Activia and Nutriday brands. Tax specialist Martín Acero, Hernando Padilla and Nicolás Tirado are other active members of the practice.

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International trade and customs

Within: International trade and customs

The four-lawyer practice at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is headed by Martín Acero and Carolina Rozo, and covers planning, structuring and consultancy, free trade zones, foreign exchange, import/export services, customs, anti-dumping and tax. Acero advises Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena on custom tax, corporate law and foreign exchange matters related to its port activities. The firm also assisted Schrader Camargo Ingenieros with the completion of its joint venture agreement with HUBER SE for the design, construction and six-month operation of the extension and upgrade of EPM’s wastewater treatment plant, including advising on structuring of the project in a customs- and tax-efficient manner. Polipropileno del Caribe, Hosa and Teleperformance Colombia are also clients.

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Tax

Within: Leading lawyers

Martín Acero - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Within: Tax

One of the best firms in the country for tax issues’, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría’s 12-strong team is led by the ‘knowledgeable and creativeMartín Acero and ‘leading practitionerCarolina Rozo. Recent work includes advising Schrader Camargo on general tax issues and the structuring of two infrastructure projects in Colombia and the Dominican Republic; and acting for Daabon Group in a complex tax structuring for the acquisition of Odinsa’s interest in Sociedad Portuaria de Santa María. Procafecol, Stanton Group, Terranum Corporativo and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff are also clients.

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