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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

New to the ranking this year, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos has considerable experience advising local and international clients on banking regulatory matters related to incorporation, M&A, and the reorganisation and liquidation of financial bodies, and is also active across restructuring, corporate finance, project finance and capital markets. The small but ‘visible’ multidisciplinary group is led by Juan Pablo González. Work highlights included acting for Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI), as creditor, on the restructuring of a $14m credit facility; and advising Suramericana on a COP$1bn issuance of ordinary bonds.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 1

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos’ competition and antitrust team is ‘very professional, with exceptional capabilities’. Led by Alfonso Miranda (‘a pioneer in the area’) and Andrés Jaramillo, the practice handles complex matters in sectors such as natural resources, cement, steel, oil and gas, paper, food retail, transportation, banking, insurance and healthcare. It successfully represented Kimberly-Clark before the SIC in leniency applications related to three separate cartel investigations; and defended Chevron in an unfair competition claim initiated by three airlines regarding increased fees for the use of the access ramp to San Andres Airport. Associate Daniel Beltrán attracts recognition for his work.

Leading lawyers

Alfonso Miranda - Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

Andrés Jaramillo - Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

Next generation lawyers

Daniel Beltrán - Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicoshas an excellent level of services, is very professional, and offers value for money’; ‘its thorough knowledge of the market permits it to provide an integral service’. It advised Seguros Generales Suramericana on its acquisition of Royal & Sun Alliance-Colombia and their subsequent merger, and also acted for the shareholders of Televideo on the sale of Mediapro Group. Juan Pablo González, Alfonso Miranda, Felipe Piquero and Andrés Jaramillo lead the 13-strong practice.

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Colombia: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

A firm that offers personalised services’, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos is also commended for its ‘appropriate, timely responses’. It is acting for mobile services corporation Colombia Telecomunicaciones in the negotiation of terms for the termination of concession agreements entered into with the Colombian state in 1994, including advising in relation to potential litigation; and is also representing Coca-Cola Company in a dispute with the EAAB (Aqueducts and Sewers Corporation of Bogotá). Juan Carlos Esguerra, Alfonso Miranda, Felipe Piquero and Andrés Jaramillo are the key names.

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Juan Carlos Esguerra - Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos

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