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Bogota, Medellín

Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados has a well-deserved reputation in the banking and finance sector, providing ‘effective, opportune and specialised advice’. The firm is the result of the merger of two well-known firms, and now offers its services from offices in Bogotá and Medellín. ‘Knowledgeable and respected lawyer’ Sergio Rodríguez and the ‘recognised’ Carlos Andrés González lead the team, which recently advised SODIMAC on all matters relating to its COP4.5bn bond issuance, the first transaction of its kind in the country. Other clients include Cititrust, Fiduciaria Bogotá and Payu Latam.

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Sergio Rodríguez - Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados is the result of the merger of Rodriguez Azuero-Asociados and Contexto Legal Abogados, and has offices in Bogotá and Medellín as well as a significant network of correspondents in other cities in the country. The group acts for an online services provider on corporate, contractual, tax and regulatory matters. It also acted for a private equity fund in the acquisition of a Colombian logistics corporation, covering tax structuring matters as well as the negotiation and drafting of the shareholders agreement. Guillermo Hernán Villegas and Camilo Rodríguez are the key names.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

With offices in Bogotá and Medellín and a network of correspondents elsewhere in the country, Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados covers arbitration and litigation, including corporate, financial and telecoms-related disputes. It is acting for over 150 investors in cases connected to the collapse of the Premium Capital Appreciation Fund, with an aggregate value around $2.5m. Other clients include Source and Market, Intertug and Almagrario. Sergio Rodríguez and Clara María Uribe are the key names.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

Andrés Márquez leads the IP practice at Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados. It acted as counsel to Industrias Haceb in its application to register the notoriety of the HACEB mark in Colombia; and also advised a major business group on its application for a patent for an innovative mechanism to assemble furniture without the use of tools. Solla, Ecoflora Agro and Industrias Médicas Sampedro are also clients.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 4

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados is regularly engaged by financial institutions to advise on complex, cutting-edge infrastructure projects. The five-strong team advises on credit agreements, guarantees and payment structures, corporate and project finance transactions, and tax matters, and also has expertise in infrastructure-related litigation and arbitration. It is assisting the Inter-American Development Bank on the structuring of an SPV to incorporate an energy-efficient fund to finance clean-energy infrastructure, with an initial value of $35m. Other clients include Avianca, BBVA Colombia and Canadian Imperial Bank. Daniel Rodríguez heads the team.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

The six-strong group at Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados is led by Clara María Uribe, and is based across the firm’s offices in Bogotá and Medellín. It is advising investors in relation to the structuring and construction of the $70m La Serrezuela project; and has also been retained to advise CI San Fernando Plaza, a substantial business centre in Medellín. Other clients include the International Convention Centre of Bogotá and Hotel Bastion.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

Rodriguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados covers cross-border tax planning, litigation and due diligence, and also handles foreign exchange instructions and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and families. The team is led by Federico Escobar Benavides, and counts Plásticos Truher, Capitalia Colombia and Corporación San Pablo among its clients.

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