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Posse Herrera Ruiz

CRA 7 NO 71-52, TORRE A, OFICINA 506, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
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Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s banking team ‘understands clients’ needs throughout the entire transactional process, and provides creative solutions to the most challenging issues’. The practice advised Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana on a $50m bond issuance, under Rule 144A/Reg.S, subscribed by Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan as the initial purchasers; and the ‘pragmatic and balancedMariana Posse advised Bodytech on the structuring and negotiation of a multi-jurisdictional loan of around $104m granted by Corpbanca and others, and guaranteed with assets in Colombia, Perú and Chile. Other clients include Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Scotiabank. Alessia Abello has extensive experience in the structuring and incorporation of equity funds, and associate Mateo Mendoza is also a key member of the practice.

Leading lawyers

Mariana Posse - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Mateo Mendoza - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz fields a specialised, six-strong team with a proven track record in areas such as merger control, antitrust investigations/litigation, consumer protection, regulatory compliance and data protection. ‘Excellent lawyerJaime Herrera and the ‘experiencedDaniel Posse lead the team. Posse, with the support of associates Juan Pablo Bonilla and Hernán Panesso, is representing Scribe in relation to price-fixing investigations by the SIC; after an initial fine amounting to $4m, the client received total immunity due to its collaboration with the authorities in dismantling the cartel. A team led by Herrera advised Coca-Cola FEMSA on merger control clearance for its acquisition of the AdeS soy-beverage business from Unilever. Other clients include Diageo Colombia, Cencosud and Automotores Toyota Colombia.

Next generation lawyers

Hernán Panesso - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Juan Pablo Bonilla - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

One of the best in the region’, Posse Herrera Ruiz has an ‘active’ 37-lawyer team, including seven partners, and is regularly involved in big-ticket transactions, acting for major local and international corporate players. Oscar Tutasaura is assisting Fairfax Financial Holding on the $250m acquisition of insurance provider AIG Colombia; Jaime Herrera acted for FEMSA Logística on its acquisition of an 80% interest in Operaciones Nacionales de Mercado-OPEN MARKET, a high-profile corporation in Colombia’s logistics market; and José Alejandro Torres advised Grupo Sura on its $538m acquisition of a 7.3% stake in Sura Asset Management from General Atlantic. Other clients include Delta, Diageo, COPEC and AON. Jaime Cubillos, Gabriel Sánchez, Vivianne Baptiste and Lina Prieto are also noted for their expertise.

Leading lawyers

Jaime Herrera - Posse Herrera Ruiz

José Alejandro Torres - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Oscar Tutasaura - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Gabriel Sánchez - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Vivianne Baptiste - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz has ‘a top-notch energy practice’, and advises on environmental licensing, administrative investigations, compliance audits, due diligence, consultation with ethnic communities, and zoning restrictions, among other areas. It acted for Trafigura Energy in the negotiation of a purchase and pre-payment agreement with Geopark Colombia for the acquisition of $100m of crude oil; and is advising Anadarko on matters including the successful declaration of a free trade zone for eight offshore exploration blocks. Álvaro José Rodríguez heads the team, with Francisco Urrutia a ‘notable’ figure and associate Diana Salazar also recommended.

Leading lawyers

Francisco Urrutia - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Àlvaro José Rodríguez - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz fields a six-strong, multidisciplinary team active across corporate, regulatory and contentious matters. Oscar Tutasaura has extensive experience in insurance M&A, and leads the practice. The firm is acting for investment corporation MBA Lazard on the valuation, reorganisation and sale of Salucoop’s health insurance companies Cafesalud and Cruz Blanca. Its roster of clients also includes Caixa Seguros, Liberty Mutual Insurance and AXA.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s team is ‘very proactive and knowledgeable, and listens attentively to clients’ requests’; ‘it simply goes beyond expectations’. The ‘very experiencedHelena Camargo heads the nine-strong group and provides ‘outstanding IP advice’, with Ernesto Cavelier and Mónica Bonnett also noted for their work. The firm acted for IFRS Foundation in its application to register notoriety of the trade marks IFRS and NIIF; and is also representing Negawat Resources in an appeal challenging the initial refusal of an application for the registration of a patent before the SIC. Oracle, Solla and Fulwider Patton are among its other clients.

Leading lawyers

Helena Camargo - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Annabelle Angarita - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

A great choice for trade issues’, Posse Herrera Ruiz’s team shines for ‘its dedication to clients, knowledge of the sector and access to pertinent authorities’. It represented Adidas Colombia in an anti-dumping investigation petitioned by the Colombia Association of Industrial Shoemakers (ACICAM, in Spanish), with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism concluding that no anti-dumping duties were applicable. It also assisted Anadarko in a successful application concerning the declaration of an offshore free zone area for the production and commercialisation of hydrocarbons. Other notable clients include Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, Petrobras, Bioenergy and Diageo Colombia. The eight-lawyer team is headed by Juan David Barbosa, with Juan Guillermo Ruiz also an active member of the practice.

Leading lawyers

Juan Guillermo Ruiz - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Juan David Barbosa - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

At Posse Herrera Ruiz, Carolina Camachohas built a strong team that efficiently covers clients’ needs; its timing and quality of work are among its strengths’. Senior associate Camilo Bernal is leading advice to Productora de Cables Procables in an administrative investigation by the Ministry of Labour triggered by the death of an independent contractor’s employee on the company’s premises; the work has included an evaluation of compliance with Colombian regulations, in particular health and safety issues. Camacho led advice to Benchmark Holdings and CENIACUA on the structuring and implementation of a contract termination plan for its employees and their re-employment via a new entity. Other clients include Anadarko, Google, Syngenta and the British Council.

Leading lawyers

Carolina Camacho - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Camilo Bernal - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz works for local and international sponsors and lenders, with a focus on sectors such as infrastructure, transportation, power, hydrocarbons and telecoms. It has vast experience in PPPs, bidding procedures and financings, and has been very active in major 4G concession projects. It is currently advising a client on its potential application as a bidder for the Ciudad CAN project, for the construction, operation and maintenance of three public buildings which will house government offices. Practice head Alessia Abello is leading advice to Conconcreto on its $1.3bn project to construct a third lane for the Bogotá-Girardot highway section; the work has included assisting in the submission of a private non-solicited offer with no public funds which was approved by the National Agency of Infrastructure (ANI). Other clients include CODAD, Macquarie and Vinci Concessions. José Alejandro Torres, Jaime Herrera and Álvaro José Rodríguez are all active members of the practice, with associates Paola Aldana and Sebastián Lora also noted for their work.

Leading lawyers

Alessia Abello - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Jaime Herrera - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Paola Aldana - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Sebastián Lora - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s ten-strong practice, led by Andrés Montoya and José Alejandro Torres, specialises in urban and rural acquisitions and acts for real estate funds, constructors, developers and landowners in matters ranging from due diligence and lease negotiations to project finance and financial structuring. Recent work includes acting for Rizk Ventures and Goldman Sachs on their joint venture to acquire fiduciary rights in a trust that owns the building in which a well-known private hospital operates. In another high-end transaction, the team advised equity fund Inverlink on the sale and partial lease of the new office building for Colombia’s General Comptroller’s Office: a $100m transaction. Other significant clients include BTG Pactual, Cencosud, Terpel and Bacao. Associate Alejandro Turbay is a key member of the team.

Leading lawyers

José Alejandro Torres - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Alejandro Turbay - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

The ‘efficient and resourceful’ tax team at Posse Herrera Ruiz is one of the largest in the country, and attracts praise for ‘its high standards, constant availability and ability to deal with complex issues’, covering general tax advice, tax structuring, litigation and wealth management for high-net-worth individuals. Practice head Juan Guillermo Ruiz is respected internationally as an authority on tax matters, and recently advised Petrobras on the tax aspects of the $1.2bn sale of its Argentinian subsidiary to Pampa Energía. Among its other work highlights, the team advised Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana on tax-efficient structures for a $550m international bond issuance; and Anadarko on tax and customs issues relating to its offshore operations in the country. Felipe Aroca and senior associate Juan Camilo de Bedout are also noted for their expertise.

Leading lawyers

Juan Guillermo Ruiz - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Juan Camilo de Bedout - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Colombia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

At Posse Herrera Ruiz, founding partner Daniel Posse acted for Refinería de Cartagena (Reficar) in an international arbitration claim under ICC rules against Chicago Bridge & Iron Company: the case related to alleged breach of an EPC contract for the construction of a refinery, with the claim valued at several billion pounds. Carolina Posada is also a key member of the practice.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s litigation team ‘has the confidence of clients thanks to its capacity to resolve disputes and also its great success ratio’. It acts for local and international clients across the litigation spectrum, covering corporate disputes, construction arbitration, class actions, and administrative litigation. The practice is representing Bancolombia in more than 250 collection proceedings, with an aggregate value over $10m; and Carolina Posada is representing Sociedad Portuaria Rio Cordoba in two administrative disputes with the Colombian General Comptroller regarding contractual compensation to be paid under a port concession contract. Name partner Daniel Posse is highly recommended for his expertise, with the newly promoted María Lucía Posada and Pablo Enrique Sierra also noted.

Leading lawyers

Carolina Posada - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Daniel Posse - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

María Lucía Posada - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Pablo Enrique Sierra - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

With ‘a truly international practice’, Zuleta Abogados Asociados S.A.S is an arbitration and international litigation boutique founded in 2017 by the ‘very knowledgeable’ Eduardo Zuleta, who ‘is at the top of his game: a leading practitioner in international arbitration’. Also at the firm are Rafael Bernal, who was previously director of the arbitration and conciliation centre of the Bogotá chamber of commerce, Antonio Aljure and Gustavo Suárez. Posse Herrera Ruiz founding partner Daniel Posse is ‘very strong in international arbitration’, and sits as a member of the Colombian Arbitration Committee among many other high-profile roles. Suescún Abogados attracts, through its key contacts Jorge Suescún Melo and Felipe Suescun de Roa, regular referrals from international law firms involved in high-profile international arbitration cases relating to Colombia. It also handles disputes as lead counsel, recently representing coal exporter Carbones del Cerrejón in an ICC arbitration with Ferrovial relating to the construction of marine works.

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Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s banking team ‘understands clients’ needs throughout the entire transactional process, and provides creative solutions to the most challenging issues’. The practice advised Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana on a $50m bond issuance, under Rule 144A/Reg.S, subscribed by Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan as the initial purchasers; and the ‘pragmatic and balancedMariana Posse advised Bodytech on the structuring and negotiation of a multi-jurisdictional loan of around $104m granted by Corpbanca and others, and guaranteed with assets in Colombia, Perú and Chile. Other clients include Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Scotiabank. Alessia Abello has extensive experience in the structuring and incorporation of equity funds, and associate Mateo Mendoza is also a key member of the practice.

Leading lawyers

Mariana Posse - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Mateo Mendoza - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz fields a specialised, six-strong team with a proven track record in areas such as merger control, antitrust investigations/litigation, consumer protection, regulatory compliance and data protection. ‘Excellent lawyerJaime Herrera and the ‘experiencedDaniel Posse lead the team. Posse, with the support of associates Juan Pablo Bonilla and Hernán Panesso, is representing Scribe in relation to price-fixing investigations by the SIC; after an initial fine amounting to $4m, the client received total immunity due to its collaboration with the authorities in dismantling the cartel. A team led by Herrera advised Coca-Cola FEMSA on merger control clearance for its acquisition of the AdeS soy-beverage business from Unilever. Other clients include Diageo Colombia, Cencosud and Automotores Toyota Colombia.

Next generation lawyers

Hernán Panesso - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Juan Pablo Bonilla - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

One of the best in the region’, Posse Herrera Ruiz has an ‘active’ 37-lawyer team, including seven partners, and is regularly involved in big-ticket transactions, acting for major local and international corporate players. Oscar Tutasaura is assisting Fairfax Financial Holding on the $250m acquisition of insurance provider AIG Colombia; Jaime Herrera acted for FEMSA Logística on its acquisition of an 80% interest in Operaciones Nacionales de Mercado-OPEN MARKET, a high-profile corporation in Colombia’s logistics market; and José Alejandro Torres advised Grupo Sura on its $538m acquisition of a 7.3% stake in Sura Asset Management from General Atlantic. Other clients include Delta, Diageo, COPEC and AON. Jaime Cubillos, Gabriel Sánchez, Vivianne Baptiste and Lina Prieto are also noted for their expertise.

Leading lawyers

Jaime Herrera - Posse Herrera Ruiz

José Alejandro Torres - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Oscar Tutasaura - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Gabriel Sánchez - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Vivianne Baptiste - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz has ‘a top-notch energy practice’, and advises on environmental licensing, administrative investigations, compliance audits, due diligence, consultation with ethnic communities, and zoning restrictions, among other areas. It acted for Trafigura Energy in the negotiation of a purchase and pre-payment agreement with Geopark Colombia for the acquisition of $100m of crude oil; and is advising Anadarko on matters including the successful declaration of a free trade zone for eight offshore exploration blocks. Álvaro José Rodríguez heads the team, with Francisco Urrutia a ‘notable’ figure and associate Diana Salazar also recommended.

Leading lawyers

Francisco Urrutia - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Àlvaro José Rodríguez - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz fields a six-strong, multidisciplinary team active across corporate, regulatory and contentious matters. Oscar Tutasaura has extensive experience in insurance M&A, and leads the practice. The firm is acting for investment corporation MBA Lazard on the valuation, reorganisation and sale of Salucoop’s health insurance companies Cafesalud and Cruz Blanca. Its roster of clients also includes Caixa Seguros, Liberty Mutual Insurance and AXA.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s team is ‘very proactive and knowledgeable, and listens attentively to clients’ requests’; ‘it simply goes beyond expectations’. The ‘very experiencedHelena Camargo heads the nine-strong group and provides ‘outstanding IP advice’, with Ernesto Cavelier and Mónica Bonnett also noted for their work. The firm acted for IFRS Foundation in its application to register notoriety of the trade marks IFRS and NIIF; and is also representing Negawat Resources in an appeal challenging the initial refusal of an application for the registration of a patent before the SIC. Oracle, Solla and Fulwider Patton are among its other clients.

Leading lawyers

Helena Camargo - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Annabelle Angarita - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

A great choice for trade issues’, Posse Herrera Ruiz’s team shines for ‘its dedication to clients, knowledge of the sector and access to pertinent authorities’. It represented Adidas Colombia in an anti-dumping investigation petitioned by the Colombia Association of Industrial Shoemakers (ACICAM, in Spanish), with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism concluding that no anti-dumping duties were applicable. It also assisted Anadarko in a successful application concerning the declaration of an offshore free zone area for the production and commercialisation of hydrocarbons. Other notable clients include Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, Petrobras, Bioenergy and Diageo Colombia. The eight-lawyer team is headed by Juan David Barbosa, with Juan Guillermo Ruiz also an active member of the practice.

Leading lawyers

Juan Guillermo Ruiz - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Juan David Barbosa - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

At Posse Herrera Ruiz, Carolina Camachohas built a strong team that efficiently covers clients’ needs; its timing and quality of work are among its strengths’. Senior associate Camilo Bernal is leading advice to Productora de Cables Procables in an administrative investigation by the Ministry of Labour triggered by the death of an independent contractor’s employee on the company’s premises; the work has included an evaluation of compliance with Colombian regulations, in particular health and safety issues. Camacho led advice to Benchmark Holdings and CENIACUA on the structuring and implementation of a contract termination plan for its employees and their re-employment via a new entity. Other clients include Anadarko, Google, Syngenta and the British Council.

Leading lawyers

Carolina Camacho - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Camilo Bernal - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz works for local and international sponsors and lenders, with a focus on sectors such as infrastructure, transportation, power, hydrocarbons and telecoms. It has vast experience in PPPs, bidding procedures and financings, and has been very active in major 4G concession projects. It is currently advising a client on its potential application as a bidder for the Ciudad CAN project, for the construction, operation and maintenance of three public buildings which will house government offices. Practice head Alessia Abello is leading advice to Conconcreto on its $1.3bn project to construct a third lane for the Bogotá-Girardot highway section; the work has included assisting in the submission of a private non-solicited offer with no public funds which was approved by the National Agency of Infrastructure (ANI). Other clients include CODAD, Macquarie and Vinci Concessions. José Alejandro Torres, Jaime Herrera and Álvaro José Rodríguez are all active members of the practice, with associates Paola Aldana and Sebastián Lora also noted for their work.

Leading lawyers

Alessia Abello - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Jaime Herrera - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Paola Aldana - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Sebastián Lora - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s ten-strong practice, led by Andrés Montoya and José Alejandro Torres, specialises in urban and rural acquisitions and acts for real estate funds, constructors, developers and landowners in matters ranging from due diligence and lease negotiations to project finance and financial structuring. Recent work includes acting for Rizk Ventures and Goldman Sachs on their joint venture to acquire fiduciary rights in a trust that owns the building in which a well-known private hospital operates. In another high-end transaction, the team advised equity fund Inverlink on the sale and partial lease of the new office building for Colombia’s General Comptroller’s Office: a $100m transaction. Other significant clients include BTG Pactual, Cencosud, Terpel and Bacao. Associate Alejandro Turbay is a key member of the team.

Leading lawyers

José Alejandro Torres - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Alejandro Turbay - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

The ‘efficient and resourceful’ tax team at Posse Herrera Ruiz is one of the largest in the country, and attracts praise for ‘its high standards, constant availability and ability to deal with complex issues’, covering general tax advice, tax structuring, litigation and wealth management for high-net-worth individuals. Practice head Juan Guillermo Ruiz is respected internationally as an authority on tax matters, and recently advised Petrobras on the tax aspects of the $1.2bn sale of its Argentinian subsidiary to Pampa Energía. Among its other work highlights, the team advised Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana on tax-efficient structures for a $550m international bond issuance; and Anadarko on tax and customs issues relating to its offshore operations in the country. Felipe Aroca and senior associate Juan Camilo de Bedout are also noted for their expertise.

Leading lawyers

Juan Guillermo Ruiz - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

Juan Camilo de Bedout - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Colombia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

At Posse Herrera Ruiz, founding partner Daniel Posse acted for Refinería de Cartagena (Reficar) in an international arbitration claim under ICC rules against Chicago Bridge & Iron Company: the case related to alleged breach of an EPC contract for the construction of a refinery, with the claim valued at several billion pounds. Carolina Posada is also a key member of the practice.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s litigation team ‘has the confidence of clients thanks to its capacity to resolve disputes and also its great success ratio’. It acts for local and international clients across the litigation spectrum, covering corporate disputes, construction arbitration, class actions, and administrative litigation. The practice is representing Bancolombia in more than 250 collection proceedings, with an aggregate value over $10m; and Carolina Posada is representing Sociedad Portuaria Rio Cordoba in two administrative disputes with the Colombian General Comptroller regarding contractual compensation to be paid under a port concession contract. Name partner Daniel Posse is highly recommended for his expertise, with the newly promoted María Lucía Posada and Pablo Enrique Sierra also noted.

Leading lawyers

Carolina Posada - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Daniel Posse - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Next generation lawyers

María Lucía Posada - Posse Herrera Ruiz

Pablo Enrique Sierra - Posse Herrera Ruiz

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

With ‘a truly international practice’, Zuleta Abogados Asociados S.A.S is an arbitration and international litigation boutique founded in 2017 by the ‘very knowledgeable’ Eduardo Zuleta, who ‘is at the top of his game: a leading practitioner in international arbitration’. Also at the firm are Rafael Bernal, who was previously director of the arbitration and conciliation centre of the Bogotá chamber of commerce, Antonio Aljure and Gustavo Suárez. Posse Herrera Ruiz founding partner Daniel Posse is ‘very strong in international arbitration’, and sits as a member of the Colombian Arbitration Committee among many other high-profile roles. Suescún Abogados attracts, through its key contacts Jorge Suescún Melo and Felipe Suescun de Roa, regular referrals from international law firms involved in high-profile international arbitration cases relating to Colombia. It also handles disputes as lead counsel, recently representing coal exporter Carbones del Cerrejón in an ICC arbitration with Ferrovial relating to the construction of marine works.

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