Firm Profile > BBGS ABOGADOS > Bogota, Colombia

BBGS ABOGADOS
CRA 9 # 80-15 OF. 301
EDIFICIO EL NOGAL
BOGOTA
Colombia

Intellectual property Tier 4

BBGS ABOGADOS is distinguished by its focus on representing significant clients from all media industries on a wide range of IP matters, including related litigation in higher instance court. The six-strong team was strengthened with the June-2019 hire of Felipe Rubio and his industrial property practice - previously at Rubio Oramas Asociados. The area focuses on the prosecution, enforcement and litigation of trade marks in Colombia and abroad. Myriam Montenegro leads the advertising, entertainment and audio-visual production practice and has additional expertise in the digital media and new technology areas. Additional key practice figures include Luis Felipe Barrios, who co-heads the boutique's TMT department; director of litigation Lorenzo Pizarro, and associate Diana Vigoya.

Testimonials

The team assigned for this matter is very competent. It surpasses by far other lawyers from different firms’.

They excel for their experience and knowledge in the area. Felipe Rubio Torres is highlighted’.

Excellent attention. Partners and associates always respond. Total satisfaction with the work. They began advising us on entertainment law and today they already provide services in labour, tax, intellectual property and collections‘.

Excellent work and customer service. Myriam Montenegro, Felipe Rubio, Luís Felipe Barrios, Laura Arboleda, Diana Vigoya and Lorenzo Pizarro are highlighted’.

Key clients

Mullenlowe

Fundacion Sanar Niños Con Cancer

Paños Atlas

Sony Pictures Television

Calvin Klein Trademark Trust

Dago Garcia Producciones

Plural Comunicaciones

Orange Brands Services

Olam International

Centro de Abastos Agropecuarios (Ceba)

Yelmo Films (Cinepolis)

TMT Tier 4

With sister firms in México, Perú and Chile, the Colombian office of BBGS Abogados focuses almost exclusively on media and digital law, where it acts for major players in the broadcasting, film, new media and advertising industries, handling all the development stages of content production, including copyright issues (the firm also has an IP area). Myriam Montenegro (who advises Sony and Teleset), Felipe Rubio (whose clients include Plural Comunicaciones and Dago García Producciones), and founding partner Luis Felipe Barrios co-head the six-strong practice, which is also experienced in software development, gaming and data protection. The team also acts in relevant litigation, a recent example involving undertaking a constitutional action (tutela) in relation to illegal content exploitation.

Key clients

Sony Pictures Television International

Teleset

Teleset México

Dago Garcia Producciones

Dirtykitchen

Plural Comunicaciones  (Canal 1)

Mullenlowe Ssp3

Mass Digital

MBA

Juan David Muñoz

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

With particular strength in IP and media matters, BBGS Abogados is part of a medium-sized firm alliance offering integrated service across the countries of the Pacific Alliance – Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. Practice head Mónica Serrano, who specialising in commercial law, is the key name. Fellow co-head Luís Felipe Barrios also co-leads the firm’s TMT department. The five strong practice handles both day-to-day legal assistance (including compliance and risks mitigation matters), and M&A and transactional matters, where it provides comprehensive advice to a wider industry sector, including retail and life sciences.

Testimonials

The BBGS team is very close to the business, explains very complex issues into clear terms for people who are not experts in legal matters.  Their recommendations help us to make informed decisions and with a clear idea of the possible risks‘.

They are close, warm, have a good predisposition and bring good energy‘.

Key clients

Axesat

Blush Bar

Logisfashion

Smith & Nephew Colombia

ABB

Coface Services Colombia

Púlsar Studios

Colfuturo – Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia

Inversiones Primera Infancia

BBGS Abogados is a firm that thinks and exists for the Pacific Alliance. One of the most prominent legal firms in Latin America, with offices in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The result of integrating Bambach & Campos (Chile), Barrios & Montenegro (Colombia), García Velasco & García De Luca (Mexico) and Sacovertiz & Landerer (Peru).

BBGS Abogados shares a working DNA materialised in a quick response capacity, a premium product and a fully customized service. BBGS Abogados is clear on several things:

  • BBGS Abogados is more than lawyers for its clients, it is a solid and careful support for them, thus becoming their trusted advisors.
  • BBGS Abogados is encouraged by challenges, and even more by difficult issues. Above all, it is encouraged by satisfied customers.
  • BBGS Abogados have 120% attitude in its veins, always trying to go beyond that expected from the firm.
  • BBGS Abogados want to build long-term relationships demonstrating loyalty and commitment.
  • BBGS Abogados is visionary and creative. That is why it is a 21st-century firm, which understands today’s language, ready to face generational challenges.

About BBGS Peru: Our office in Lima was founded by Carlos Saco-Vertiz a decade ago. Carlos had huge experience and trajectory in several firms in Peru and was recognized for his knowledge in capital markets and financial law. Later on, his partner Eduardo Landerer joined the team, to create the office they currently lead in Perú.

Today the team is made up of more than 30 lawyers, specialized in financial and capital markets transactions. The firm in Peru is recognized as a leader in complex transactions, specifically related to the banking sector.

Department Name Email Telephone
Carlos Saco-Vertiz csacovertiz@sacovertiz.com (51 1) 200 3500
Eduardo Landerer elanderer@sacovertiz.com (51 1) 200 3500
Photo Name Position Profile
 Luis Felipe Barrios  photo Luis Felipe Barrios Partner
 Myriam Montenegro  photo Myriam Montenegro TMT
 Felipe Rubio  photo Felipe Rubio Partner
 Monica Serrano  photo Monica Serrano Partner
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