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Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

CARRERA #14 94-44 TORRE B PISO 6, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Tel:
Work +57 1 634 8533
Web:
www.godoyhoyos.com
Bogota, Medellin

Colombia

Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 5

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

A new entry to the ranking, Godoy & Hoyos Abogados’ competition practice is led by Jaime Moya and provides clients with general advice on restrictive competitive practices and unfair competition, as well as representing them before the competition authorities and the judiciary. It acted for Brookfield Asset Management on pre-merger matters before the SIC. Morelco is also a client.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

With a strong reputation for its tax practice, Godoy & Hoyos Abogados is increasingly active in transactional, contractual and regulatory instructions, with a particular forte advising clients in the oil-and-gas and infrastructure sectors. Among its highlights, it advised Vitol on a private bidding process initiated by Total E&P relating to transportation rights in the Ocensa pipeline, a matter valued at $150m; and acted for Cenit (a subsidiary of Ecopetrol) on the $20m sale of six hydrocarbon plants in different municipalities of the country, including the sale of real estate and the structuring of a private invitation to key players in Colombia. Its roster of clients also includes AdamG, Oleoducto Bicentenario de Colombia, and Pacific Stratus Energy Colombia. Jaime Moya and Alberto Bravo are the key names.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados’ small but active energy practice is led by the ‘experienced’ Juan Pablo Godoy. It is regularly instructed by significant players operating in the mining and oil-and-gas industries, drawing on extensive expertise in regulatory, contractual, environmental and tax matters. Work highlights included advising Cenit on the structuring, negotiation and closing of its $20m sale of six hydrocarbon plants; and assisting ExxonMobil in relation to regulatory, foreign exchange, customs and tax issues regarding its operation in Colombia. Other clients include Pacific Rubiales, Pacific Infrastructure and Zandor Capital.

Leading lawyers

Juan Pablo Godoy - Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 4

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

Under the leadership of ‘experienced’ practitioner Juan Pablo Godoy, Godoy & Hoyos Abogados has recently advised Sociedad Portuaria Bahía on trade and customs matters relating to the $60m sale of a port on the Colombian Caribbean coast. The firm also acts for Impala Colombia, Sacyr and ExxonMobil de Colombia.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 4

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados’ small but resourceful projects team is led by Jaime Moya and advises on public and private infrastructure projects, covering areas such as oil, mining, airports, ports, roads and rail. It assisted Sacyr in all legal aspects of its successful bid for the concession of the COP1.25bn Puerta de Hierro-Cruz del Viso highway.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

Led by ‘excellent communicator’ Catalina Hoyos, Godoy & Hoyos Abogados has ‘an excellent team of lawyers’ with a strong reputation for tax litigation and also active in planning, foreign trade and due diligence, and has an impressive track record advising major local and international corporations. It also maintains a strategic alliance with global tax player Ryan, increasing its activity in international matters. On the transactional side, it advised Brookfield in relation to its $2bn acquisition of a 57.6% stake in Isagen; and is also instructed by Perfilamos del Cauca (Grupo Ternium) in relation to transfer pricing disputes with the tax authorities. Other clients include Grupo Nutresa, BNP, BTG Pactual and ExxonMobil.

Leading lawyers

Catalina Hoyos - Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

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Offices in Bogota and Medellin

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