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Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Martinez Neira

MartĂ­nez Neira Abogados now works in co-operation with global firm DLA Piper, as DLA Piper Martinez Neira. The banking and finance team, which has ‘unrivalled knowledge of the industry and its regulations’, was boosted by the return of NĂ©stor Humberto MartĂ­nez, and provides advice to banks, financial corporations, and companies on complex transactions and regulatory matters. The firm is currently acting on the financing aspects of a $300m toll road project (part of the 4G concession programme launched by the Colombian state); and is also advising a concessionaire corporation (as sponsor of a PPP project) on a complex $1.5bn financing. Camilo MartĂ­nez is noted for his knowledge and experience. Since the conclusion of research, NĂ©stor Humberto MartĂ­nez has been named Attorney General.

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NĂ©stor Humberto MartĂ­nez - DLA Piper Martinez Neira

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

DLA Piper Martinez Neira

DLA Piper Martinez Neira serves an array of local and foreign clients on M&A and other corporate transactions, and is noted for ‘its thorough analysis of cases and their implications during and after a deal’. ‘Knowledgeable expert’ Camilo Martínez heads the group, and recently advised a Colombian importer on the $40m sale of its most strategic business to a global international corporation. The firm was also instructed by a well-known Latin American gas corporation to conduct due diligence in relation to a thermal power plant and to structure the acquisition proposal, although the client chose not to pursue the purchase. Clients have included Grupo Aval, Editorial El Tiempo, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Martinez Neira

DLA Piper Martinez Neira’s litigation practice is led by NĂ©stor Humberto MartÙ•Ă­nez, who has returned after a spell as a member of the government’s cabinet. The team has a strong track record handling complex disputes for some of the country’s largest economic concerns. It is currently defending a corporation against a class action seeking compensation in relation to damage allegedly caused by chemicals used by the client in its production process. Since the conclusion of research, NĂ©stor Humberto MartĂ­nez has been named Attorney General.

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NĂ©stor Humberto MartĂ­nez - DLA Piper Martinez Neira

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Martinez Neira

DLA Piper Martinez Neira works for local and international clients in the insurance and reinsurance sectors, covering litigation proceedings, arbitration and corporate matters. It is currently acting for an international insurer in a $2m dispute before a Colombian arbitration court; and is also advising a well-known US corporation on due diligence matters relating to a liability policy covering representations and guarantees made by a company in a purchase contract. The team has also been busy assisting an insurer in the restructuring of a major insurance programme to comply with newly enacted regulations. Camilo Martínez and senior associate Andrea Londoño lead the practice.

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