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Colombia

Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Ibarra Abogados

Ibarra Abogados’ clients, which include Colombia Móvil, Grupo Aval, Cementos Argos and Unilever Andina, among others, regard the international trade and competition boutique as providing ‘excellent service and assistance’, and appreciate ‘the lawyers’ capacity and knowledge and the strategies they design’. Gabriel Ibarra heads the five-strong practice group in conjunction with Ana Lucía Parra, who was promoted to partner in 2018, as was Alejandro Ibarra; they make an ‘effective team’. In ongoing work, the department is representing French multinational Vinci and Vía 40 Express in an SIC investigation regarding antitrust matters in the framework of the award of the $614m highway infrastructure project. Other matters include advising Ingenio Risaralda, Ciamsa and Central Tumaco, among others, on administrative challenges to SIC-imposed sanctions. Associate Daniel Rangel left to pursue his masters’ studies.

Leading individuals

Gabriel Ibarra - Ibarra Abogados

Next Generation Partners

Ana LucĂ­a Parra - Ibarra Abogados

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 1

Ibarra Abogados

Highly regarded boutique Ibarra Abogados specialises in international trade and customs and competition, and is a particularly visible player in current trade remedy investigations. The five-strong practice ‘studies each case thoroughly, anticipating allegations and arguments made by their counterparts’. Managing partner Gabriel Ibarra leads the team, which is currently representing Fedemetal – AsociaciĂłn Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia (ANDI) in the ongoing anti-dumping investigation into imports of Chinese welded steel pipes. The practice also acted on behalf of Pfizer in an appeal against a decision adopted by the administrative courts regarding the validity of some certificates of origin. In other 2018 mandates the team represented Colgate Palmolive in five lawsuits against a series of Colombian Customs Authority resolutions. Associates Natalia Torres and MarĂ­a AngĂ©lica SuĂĄrez are noted. However, senior associate Daniel Rangel left to pursue masters’ studies. Other clients include Empresa Colombiana de Cables, CorporaciĂłn de Acero, Alimentos Polar and Manufacturas MetalĂșrgicas Rheem Chilena.

Leading individuals

Gabriel Ibarra - Ibarra Abogados

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