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Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran is ‘a visible player in the Colombian banking and finance sector’ and has earned a name for its work in high-yield bonds, asset-backed securities, syndicated lending facilities to Latin American borrowers, project and infrastructure finance, structured finance and securitisation, and debt restructuring. It acted for Banco de Bogotá on its $600m issuance of subordinated notes, under Rule 144A/Reg.S; Camilo Martínez led the team with support from senior associates Andrés Torres and Sebastián Celis. The team advised the same client in relation to a senior bridge loan of $600m, facilitated by HSBC, Citibank and Bank of America.

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

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran works for local and international corporations, assisting in relation to M&A, due diligence, spin-offs, and general corporate matters. Practice head Camilo Martínez acted for Organización Ardila Lulle on the acquisition of highly-regarded Colombian financial newspaper La República, involving diverse matters including trade marks, movable assets, real estate and business contracts. The group advises SATENA on all corporate matters connected to its operations in Colombia; Martínez leads the advice with support from associates Andrés Torres and Sebastián Celis. Director of the tax law practice Felipe Ospina is also noted.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran acts for local and foreign corporations in the insurance and reinsurance sectors across litigation, arbitration and corporate matters, and is regularly involved in notable cases. Camilo Martínez and senior associate Sergio Rojas lead the practice, which also advises on the structuring and analysis of insurance and reinsurance programmes, and on compliance issues.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 6

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

A new entry to the ranking, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran’s employment team is led by senior associate Andrés Felipe Paz and works closely with the firm’s other departments. Clients include Ingenio Pichichí, Unity Technologies and Sar Energy.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 5

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

A new entry to the ranking, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran assists clients at all stages of projects, including in relation to environmental assessments and regulatory matters, and has been busy acting for significant clients in 3G and 4G projects. Practice head Camilo Martínez is leading advice to Corficolombiana on the financial aspects of the COP651bn Chirajará-Loboguerrero highway project.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 5

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

A new entry to the ranking, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran is noted for its capabilities in regulatory matters and administrative litigation, including bidding applications, licensing and the negotiation of agreements with public bodies. It is assisting Alternativa de TV with its tender application to operate state-owned television channel Canal Uno. Senior associates Maria Claudia Martínez and Julián Solorza are the key names.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

Working closely with the firm’s other departments, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran’s tax group is led by Felipe Ospina, and is very active on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, recently advising on the acquisition of the La República newspaper. The team is also advising Connair on tax issues triggered by its opening of operations in the country. Ospina is also experienced in tax litigation and tax planning, and has advised several state bodies in these areas.

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Colombia: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran’s litigation team represents local and international clients in complex proceedings, in areas such as business law, tax, insurance, tort, antitrust and administrative law. The practice is led by Camilo Martínez, with support from senior associates Julián Solorza and Juliana Nandar. Martínez recently acted for Mercadeo y Moda in court proceedings against Punto Fa, seeking the declaration of the existence of a commercial agency agreement between the parties and an award of £20m damages. Other clients include Tribeca Asset Management, Banco Popular, Incolbest and Avinsas.

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