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CARRERA 4 NO 74A-12, BOGOTÁ, DC, COLOMBIA
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Work +57 1 317 7011
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www.duranyosorio.com
Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados, Carlos Sánchez, Bogota, COLOMBIA

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Carlos Sánchez

Tel:
Work +44 2087892215 (UK)
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Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Work Department

TMT, projects

Position

Junior Partner at the firm, specialist in Telecommunications and Transportation. He recently led the legal advisory of the concession of six regional airports in Colombia and is currently leading the legal advisory to the National Planning Department on social housing under PPP scheme.

Career

Mr. Sánchez is member of Durán & Osorio Abogados since 2000, and became junior partner in 2012. He is currently based in London. Besides his work in Durán & Osorio, he was legal advisor of the Banco Cooperativo de Colombia BANCOOP in liquidation (1999-2000). He also was an intern of the Protection Data Agency of the Comunidad Autónoma of Madrid (2003). His diverse academic background has allowed Carlos to easily engage with multidisciplinary teams and be deeply involved in advisories such as the valuation of a license of a TV broadcaster, the design of a methodology for a portfolio of PPP projects and the definition of KPI for social infrastructure.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

Professor of Telecommunications Law at Andes University (2005-2010). Member of the group of electronic market, internet and telecommunication studies of the Andes University. Member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Education

Carlos Sánchez-García is a Colombian lawyer from Los Andes University, admitted to practice in 2000. He also holds an LLM in telecommunications law from Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain (2002) and an MBA from Durham University Business School (2011).

Leisure

Carlos enjoys rollerblading and medieval history.


Colombia

Projects

Within: Next Generation Partners

Carlos Andrés Sánchez - Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Within: Projects

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados is particularly recommended for its handling of public-private partnership (PPP) projects. Álvaro Durán and Jorge Gabriel Taboada, both ‘always willing to collaborate’, head the team, with Álvaro Gasca (‘very specific in his concepts’) and Carlos Andrés Sánchez also key members. Since 2017, the practice has been part of a consortium advising the Government on the construction, operation and maintenance of Bogota’s first metro line, a flagship $4.3bn project, handling the drafting of the preliminary documentation for the transaction, as well as the international bidding process which attracted seven interested parties. In other work the team is advising Empresa Férrea Regional on the structuring of Regiotram, an $800m suburban train project in Cundinamarca. Other mandates included acting as legal advisers on the structuring of the Hospital Infrastructure Programme -involving the construction, provision and maintenance of six public hospitals in Bogotá - via a PPP mechanism.

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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Carlos Andrés Sánchez - Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Within: TMT

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados is a firm with ‘a very deep knowledge’ of regulatory issues in the telecoms sector and provides ‘business-oriented answers’. Clients appreciate the firm’s ‘constant efforts to understand our business’, and that the team is ‘always reachable and available’ and gives ‘quick answers’. With close to 20 years’ sector experience, Carlos Andrés Sánchez (whose ‘practical vision helps in the process of finding a solution or a strategy for any given issue’) heads the seven-strong practice, with managing partner Álvaro Durán and Gustavo Osorio also key senior team members. The firm advises Level 3 Communications (now Century Link) on a regular basis; it advised the company on its merger with Century Link, including competition-authority clearance; its data protection policy and the drafting of a data-protection manual based on the accountability of all the staff members; and the calculation of regulatory fees payable to the Communications Ministry. Other work saw the team advise Runt on contract compliance and representation in litigation regarding the databases of the national registry of transportation, and assist Echostar Corporation with various TMT matters, including the registration of a satellite in the Andean satellite registry. Other clients include Microsoft and Arus.

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