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Bogota, Medellín

Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados has vast expertise in the banking and finance arena. The ‘knowledgeable and respected’ Sergio Rodríguez Azuero assisted financial institution Celuplata with its incorporation and registration before the Colombian authorities, as a first-of-its kind entity specialised in electronic payments and deposits; the process required a high level of expertise to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. The practice also advises Fiduciaria La Previsora on day-to-day matters connected to its trust activities. Co-head of the practice Carlos Andrés González is also recognised for his knowledge and expertise.

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Sergio Rodríguez Azuero - CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

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

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados’ corporate team is praised for its ‘knowledge, professionalism and partner accessibility’, as well as ‘its personalised service’. Guillermo Hernán Villegas co-heads the practice with Juan Camilo Rodríguez, who recently led advice to Vinci/Indigo Park on its acquisition of a 50% stake in parking services corporation City Parking. The team is also advising Austrian company TANNPAPIER in relation to its Colombian corporate restructuring, involving tax, corporate, real estate and foreign exchange issues.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

Highlights for CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados’ IP team included advising a well-known artist in relation to copyright infringement by an educational institution; and acting for Cientech in the successful application to register seven patent inventions, as well as advising on six further applications. Andrés Márquez is the key name.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 4

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados’ practice covers credit agreements, guarantees and payments structures, corporate and project finance transactions, and tax matters, and the team regularly acts for financial institutions on complex infrastructure-related instructions. Co-head of the team Daniel Rodríguez assisted RS Corp (Hacienda La Gloria) in structuring a warranty for a subsequent bank credit to develop an agricultural project to cultivate palm trees. The firm is also advising Promotora A.C on the financing of the La Serrezuela project, valued at more than $100m. Carlos Andrés González is also noted.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

Highlights for CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados included assisting property developer ACR Group in the structuring and construction of the $103m La Serrezuela project; and acting for business centre San Francisco Plaza in connection with its corporate governance and the development of new real estate business schemes to maximise profits from private property. Clara Uribe leads the practice.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

The six-lawyer team at CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados is led by Federico Escobar. It covers cross-border planning, litigation and due diligence, as well as foreign exchange matters and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and families. It is currently assisting a corporation in devising a tax-efficient structure for the sale of several real estate assets owned by associated companies in insolvency proceedings.

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Colombia: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados

Now part of a worldwide network, full-service firm CMS Rodríguez Azuero Contexto Legal Abogados is well-versed in corporate, financial and telecoms-related disputes. It is acting for a group of Interbolsa Financial Group’s investors (in possession of Repo investments valued at around $20m) in bankruptcy proceedings before the Colombian judiciary; and also assisted over 150 investors in claims totalling $2.5m relating to the collapse of Premium Capital Appreciation Fund. Sergio Rodríguez Azuero and Clara María Uribe are the key figures.

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