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Banking and finance
Palacios Lleras has ‘excellent standing in the financial sector’, especially in terms of its expertise in the regulatory arena. It is notable for its work on privatisations and acquisitions in the financial sector, as well as its experience in representing financial institutions in disputes before arbitral, administrative and judicial courts. Hugo Palacios Mejía has held senior positions in several public financial organisations, and leads the practice with Pedro Pacheco Jiménez. Clients include Suramericana, Royal and Sun Alliance, and Hyperion.
Corporate and M&A
Palacios Lleras’ compact team is well respected in the market. Previous work highlights have included advising MIYA Colombia on closing down its operations in the country, and acting for Gloria on matters such as commercial licensing and distribution arrangements. Oscar Gutiérrez Herrán and Pedro Pacheco Jiménez lead the practice.
Boutique firm Palacios Lleras is known for its experience in complex litigation and administrative disputes. ‘Respected litigator’ Hugo Palacios Mejía leads the team, which includes Oscar Gutiérrez Herrán and Pedro Pacheco Jiménez. Clients have included Drummond and Seguros Generales Suramericana.
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Energy and natural resources
Palacios Lleras’ practice is ‘prestigious, and has unparalleled expertise’. The multi-disciplinary group advises private companies and entities of the state alike, in areas such as mining, oil and gas, and environmental, and also has strong litigation capabilities. Major corporations such as Drummond and Isolux are among its clients. Hugo Palacios Mejía is ‘knowledgeable and always ready to help’, and Oscar Gutiérrez Herrán is also a key contact.
Palacios Lleras has a ‘longstanding presence in the market’, with particular strength on the regulatory side, and advises a number of significant state entities and high-profile utility corporations. Its track record includes advising Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) in a dispute with MinCIT, while other clients have included Telmar Network Technology and Telmex. Hugo Palacios Mejía is the key name.