Firm Profile > Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) > Bogota, Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)
CALLE 67 NO. 7-35
OF. 1204
BOGOTÁ
Colombia

Banking and finance Tier 1

Affinitas’ Colombian member-firm, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)'s 19-strong banking and finance practice fields six recommended partners. Practice head Ricardo Fandiño has a recognised trajectory in the field that includes advising on Grupo Energía Bogotá privatisation process and Avianca's IPO’s on the NYSE. The full-service firm is also highly active in project finance for energy, mining, transportation, port and road infrastructure. José Luis Suárez advises on structured financing and investment schemes, among other matters, for a wide array of industries. Daniel Londoño focuses on corporate loans, project financing and acquisition finance, while Adriana Moreno leads the firm's operation in Medellín. Associates Jimena González and Catalina Prieto are also noted. However, former senior associates Cristian Cruz and Diana Bogotá both moved in house, joining Credicorp (in November 2019) and IDB Invest (in July 2020), respectively.

Testimonials

We highlight the ability that the firm has with respect to the solid teamwork they develop when analysing our legal requirements‘.

Ricardo Fandiño and Germán Villamil are two of the partners who constantly collaborate in our legal matters. The team stands out for being quite multidisciplinary, proactive and willing to resolve all of our queries when required. Both Ricardo and Germán are distinguished for directly responding to our legal inquiries in an agile and meticulous way‘.

Jose Luís Suárez has great regulatory and transactional knowledge, his experience makes him a great support for clients‘.

Key clients

JP Morgan

Bank of America

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Credit Suisse

Sura Asset Management

Avianca

Bancolombia

Deutsche Bank

Barclays

Banco Davivienda

Wilmington Trust

Citigroup

International Finance Corporation

Almacenes Éxito

Banco Colpatria

BTG Pactual

The Rohatyn Group

ISAGEN

Caisse de Depôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Capital markets Tier 1

Prominent in capital markets activity, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) has intervened in significant and complex transactions involving Colombian companies in the international markets, in addition to being a leader in local companies' issuances in the international markets under Rule 144A/ Reg S. Banking and finance practice lead, Ricardo Fandiño, also heads the 15-strong capital markets team, which has -in addition- particular experience in private equity matters. Daniel Londoño handles debt and equity issuance transactions in both national and international securities markets; while managing partner José Luis Suárez advises on international issues and securitisation processes. However, senior associate Diana Bogotá left in July 2020 to move to IDB Invest as legal counsel.

Key clients

JP Morgan

Bank of America

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Credit Suisse

Sura Asset Management

Avianca

Bancolombia

Deutsche Bank

Barclays

Banco Davivienda

Wilmington Trust

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Affinitas Colombian member-firm, the full-service Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) fields a sizeable 21-lawyer practice group. The team represents both sellers and buyers in complex corporate and M&A transactions, including cross-border deals. Andrés Hoyos specialises in M&A, private equity, joint ventures, projects and financing transactions, and has a recognised transactional in the financial, real estate, infrastructure and pharmaceuticals sectors. He co-heads the corporate team with the experienced Pablo Rabelly, who handles corporate, commercial and contractual matters, along with civil and commercial litigation. Natalia García has a focus on the private equity fund and finance sector, as part of a broader transactional practice; while experienced counsel María Fernanda Restrepo and Juan David Quintero, who was elected partner in December 2019, both focus on corporate and M&A mandates. Additional senior input -particularly on the transactional side- comes from practice heads Patricia Arrázola (energy and mining); Lina Uribe (environment); and Felipe Mariño (co-leader, real estate group). Since publication: sadly, in December 2020, it was announced that Andrés Hoyos had passed on; the firm has subsequently appointed Uribe as director of the corporate and transactional practice.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Acon Waste Management

Centro De Servicios Mundial  (Inversiones Mundial)

Macquarie Capital Limted

Centro Continental de Consultoría 3C

Paul Hastings

Glenfarne Group

Intertug

Clifford Chance

Credivalores

Credifinanciera

Fondo Ashmore Andino II

Ashmore Andean Fund II

Acciona

Valorem

Unifianza

Marriott International

Tetrapack

Forest First Colombia

Signify Colombiana

Industria Colombiana de Llantas (Michelin)

Centro Hospitalario Serena del Mar

ExxonMobil de Colombia

Environment Tier 1

Providing compliance assessment to major companies from all economic sectors of the economy, full-service Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) renders preventive and day-to-day advice, as well as support and representation in investigations and requirements before the authorities. With a practice that combines environmental law with corporate and M&A matters, practice head Lina Uribe has extensive experience across the environmental spectrum, from punitive proceedings to contaminated site remediation. Uribe leads an eight-strong team that also includes key senior associate Lina Correa, who focuses on preventative and compliance matters (including staff training), and also has expertise in social and community matters.

Key clients

Pricesmart

Clorox Company

Cenit

Gases Industriales de Colombia

Procter & Gamble

Pluspetrol

Condominio Hatogrande Reservado

Weatherford Colombia

Yanbal

Vitamar

Guaicaramo

ABB Power Grid

Litigation Tier 1

Handling the full array of contentious matters, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) 's dispute resolution and investment protection practice has particular niche expertise in contractual liability damages. The full-service firm and Affinitas' member-firm for Colombia handles cases before all court instances in cases involving private and state parties and related to a wide range of matters, including tort, public contracts, distribution, agency, utilities, infrastructure, project finance, and oil and gas. Leading the 16-strong team, practice heads David Araque and veteran litigator William Araque (who is moving from administrative and commercial duties to continue advising in an of counsel role), consistently participate as litigants and experts in relation to contract law, product liability, and tort, among other matters. Senior associate Natalia Castellanos, a former administrative judge, is also a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The opportunity in the provision of their services, and their knowledge and experience in practice, are highlighted. There is no doubt that it has qualified personnel who offer a very good service‘.

David Araque is recommended for his business knowledge and the ability to provide effective solutions‘.

The dispute resolution team has several key capabilities, it exceeds expectations every time we consult them as their law knowledge in general is superior to other firms‘.

David Araque is the partner that we mostly work with and we couldn’t be happier with the service he and his team provides. He understands our business as a whole, which makes his advice key to our companies‘.

Key clients

Huawei Managed Services

Refinería de Cartagena

General Motors Colmotores

Solarte Nacional de Construcciones

OHL Industrial

Marriott International

Construcciones Colombianas OHL

Guerbet Group

Benetton Group

Termobarranquilla

Andritz  (France)

Graña Montero Jiménez

Projects Tier 1

Recommended firm Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) is widely known for its participation in ground-breaking project finance transactions, particularly regarding road and airport concessions, and for its financial project structuring capabilities in general. The group advises key players, including government entities, financiers and concessionaires from across a range of sectors, on the structuring of PPPs and concession contracts, as well as regarding participation in tendering processes. Practice heads José Luis Suárez, a project finance expert, and senior associate Paola Larrahondo (practice director) also lead the public law practice. Senior associate Juan Antonio Ucrós, who focuses on litigation, is also a key member of the group, which obtains additional bench-depth with the active participation of some of the firm's key partners including Patricia Arrázola, Ricardo Fandiño, Daniel Londoño, Felipe Mariño and Andrés Hoyos. However, former senior associate Diana Bogotá moved in house at IDB Invest in August 2020.

Testimonials

It is a very complete team, a matter of maintaining on-going improvement policies’.

They are friendly, focused on each case and provide very personalised attention’.

Key clients

Macquarie Capital

Empresa Metro de Bogotá

Ashmore Management

ConSur R7H

Constructora Colpatria

National Planning Department

Graña y Montero/Morelco

Uniban

Sacyr

Tranisnnova Usme

Electribus Bogotá

Tax Tier 1

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)'s tax planning expertise is much sought after for relevant deals in the market, as are its capabilities in tax litigation cases. Highly praised Mauricio Piñeros, a three-term president of the Colombian institute of tax law with over 30 years' experience, heads the 13-strong department. Additional partner-level input comes from Álvaro Andrés Díaz, also recommended, who handles tax litigation, tax and estate planning, and transfer pricing matters; and Ignacio Vélez, who specialises in consultancy and tax planning for a wide range of commercial and investment operations. The group also benefits from a talented second line of senior associates including Carolina Bobillier, who worked alongside Piñeros on advice to Bavaria (AB-InBev) regarding equity tax and legal stability contracts, and Alejandro Sanabria, who assisted on the advice to Macquarie Capital for the structuring of the acquisition of the Briceño-Tunja-Sogamoso toll-road concession. Associate Juan Sebastián Bustillo is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Gómez Pinzón’s lawyers are highly trained professionals with a high level of commitment and client support’.

Álvaro Díaz: He is an excellent person both from a professional and a personal point of view; he is a very approachable person, who gives answers inmediately, accompanying and monitoring the processes. He has a very good customer-service attitude’.

Juan Sebastian Bustillo: he is an excellent professional, diligent, and with a high level of commitment and a very good service attitude at all times’.

Being one of the largest companies in Colombia, we work directly with partner Mauricio Piñeros, and he is not like at other firms, arriving with various associates who end up being the only contact for the client’.

I am a lawyer licensed to practice in NY and Colombia, which makes me a very demanding client; I have tried with other law firms and in Gómez Pinzón, in particular with Mauricio Piñeros, we have found a tax lawyer who personally answers all our queries in a timely manner, with excellent quality and with totally reasonable rates. Mauricio Piñeros’ reputation as a tax lawyer and his recognition  both at the national and international level are totally fair achievements for the work he has been doing for many years, which makes him an authority on the matter’.

Key clients

Bavaria

Almacenes Éxito

Ecopetrol

Previsora

Metro de Bogotá

Latam

Valorem

Sodimac

Challenger

Permoda

Arbitration Tier 2

Affinitas-member firm Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) continues to participate in high-stakes arbitration cases representing major companies and State parties in national and international arbitration proceedings. The full-service firm's sweet spot is investment protection and recent matters have seen the team represent a Spanish construction company in an ICR-governed dispute arising from the performance contract. Off-counsel William Araque, with a career spanning over 25 years, and David Araque, who has an engineering background in addition to his legal training, co-lead the 16-strong practice. The firm has sought to increase its participation in international arbitration through a recent alliance with Clyde & Co LLP to represent clients before international tribunals in relation to investment protection arbitration and in medium-to-large commercial arbitration cases. The group also has investment-treaty arbitration experience.

Testimonials

The timeliness in the provision of their services, knowledge and experience in practice are highlighted. There is no doubt that it has qualified personnel to offer a very good service‘.

David Araque is recommended for his business knowledge and the ability to provide effective solutions‘.

The dispute resolution team has several key capabilities, it exceeds expectations every time we consult them as their law knowledge in general is superior to other firms‘.

David Araque is the partner that we mostly work with and we couldn’t be happier with the service he and his team provides. He understands our business as a whole, which makes his advice key to our companies‘.

Key clients

Huawei Managed Services

Refinería de Cartagena

General Motors Colmotores

Solarte Nacional de Construcciones

OHL Industrial

Marriott International

Construcciones Colombianas OHL

Guerbet Group

Benetton Group

Termobarranquilla

Andritz

Graña Montero Jiménez

Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Best known for its robust merger review, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)'s practice achieves a comprehensive balanced between compliance and antitrust litigation and investigations relating to cartel and price fixing infringements. Practice head Mauricio Jaramillo, who also co-leads the firm's IP area, is particularly recognised in the antitrust arena, delving, as of late, into bid rigging cases. He directs an eight-strong group, which is skilled at designing strategies to obtain clearance from the competition authority for highly-complex M&A transactions. Young associate Paula De la Calle is noted; however, senior associate Victor Ayalde Lemos left in December 2019 to become regional legal manager at DiDi, as did mid-level associate Camilo Romero who moved to communications regulator CRC.

Testimonials

The firm has knowledge and experience in the area of ​​competition, they master the concepts very well, which generates tranquility for the client. Experience with similar clients is a plus when reviewing the firm’s proposal’.

It is a close firm that knows and understands the difficulties companies face’.

Mauricio Jaramillo has outstanding in experience, knowledge, practice and understanding of the client’s needs. There are other large firms that have precautions regarding how to interact with the authorities, which sometimes means that they do not protect the best interest of the client due to their desire to maintain a good relationship and networking with the authority‘.

They have a very complete team led by Mauricio Jaramillo, and they have a great team of collaborators such as associate Paula de La Calle‘.

Key clients

Tetra Pak

Jones Day

Kirkland & Ellis

Clifford Chance

Millbank

Argos

Valorem

Procter & Gamble

Colombia Móvil

Exxon Mobil

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Led by 'excellent' Patricia Arrázola Bustillo, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)'s practice is hailed for its deep knowledge, the fruit of its comprehensive experience across the full energy and natural resources landscape. While practice head Arrázola, leading the nine-strong team, directs mining and power projects, senior partner Germán Villamil oversees oil and gas, and José Luís Palacios (elected partner in January 2020), who, in addition to his oil and gas background, has increasingly participated in power transactions over the last few years, where the firm has a leading role in the market. The practice advises on all types of energy generation, as well as on relevant industry matters, including advising on the first long-term PPA auction, and the reliability charge that took place in 2019.

Testimonials

Their experience in the sector, working with important clients both national and foreign, is the differentiating factor of the work conducted by this team. Their knowledge of the market in this sector makes the advice they provide comprehensive both in the specific area of energy and natural resources, as well as in the viability, banking, and financing of the projects; attending to the specific needs and corporate structures of each client. Besides, the advice is complemented by other practices involved in the projects, maintaining good communication between internal teams‘.

They are curious, smart, very resourceful and know the industry very well‘.

José Luis Palacios is one of the greatest lawyers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. He is humble, kind, and has the greatest skill for an advisor, he listens, not to respond, but to understand. Our work relationship has been remarkable‘.

José Luis Palacios is very practical in the advice he provides to clients and focuses his knowledge not only to respond to legal inquiries and needs but to make projects viable and executable. Customer availability is permanent to help resolve queries and meet urgent needs at any time. Besides, the treatment of the client is very kind and they give security in their concepts and recommendations. The team works pretty well and the members are aware of the progress of the projects‘.

Patricia Arrazola and Jose Luis Palacios are excellent professionals. They have accompanied us throughout the transaction cycle aiming to be very decisive‘.

Key clients

Ecopetrol

Black Rock Real Assets

Actis GP

Prime Termoflores (formerly known as Zona Franca Celsia)

Hydroglobal

TRINA

Canadian Solar

Glenfarne Group – Enfragen

EDP Renovaveis

Oleoducto Central (Ocensa)

Intellectual property Tier 2

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) covers the waterfront on IP matters with a 17-strong practice commanded by noted practitioner Mauricio Jaramillo. Best known for its robust trade mark practice, which secures a steady stream of prosecution and enforcement work, the team is also active on patent applications, and is also increasingly known for it role on the design and structuring of IP development and protection strategies at a worldwide level, as well as in the development of franchise systems, and matters relating to anti-counterfeiting and copyright law. Growing in both strength and depth, the team saw practice co-head Juanita Pérez promoted to the partnership in January 2020; as well as welcoming back senior associate Germán Cortés, a patent prosecutor lawyer, after a spell at the Council of State. Fellow senior associate Catalina Arango (IP prosecution, litigation and portfolio management), is also noted.

Testimonials

They bring personalised attention, making you feel like another member of the work team. They show availability and willingness to work. More than a firm that only cares about billing, they advise and accompany the business’ growth’.

Gómez-Pinzón team is strong and very involved with its client’s affairs. The decisions taken are backed by a great professional team, with an excellent reputation and high efficiency and great experience’.

Knowledge, team strength, speed. We mainly recognise Mauricio Jaramillo and Juanita Pérez’.

Conocimiento, fortaleza de equipo, rapidez.  Principalmente reconocemos a Mauricio Jaramillo y Juanita Perez.

Mauricio Jaramillo is an excellent leader who keeps up to date, while respecting the individuality of each of his partners and only intervening if necessary. His great career and experience brings us a high level of confidence. Santiago Cancino always has an answer and a solution to our questions, and his proposals are assertive and reliable.  Andrea Suárez is always available and attentive to the client’s needs. Alexandra Rojas is an excellent mediator, very assertive in her responses and in the directing o  complicated situations, offering solutions and listening to and accepting the client’s ideas‘.

Catalina Arango stands out especially for her intellectual capacity, availability and quick access, finding pertinent solutions to the problems addressed’.

Key clients

Grupo Exito

Grupo Argos

Prosalon Distribuciones

Grupo Aval

Embajada del Perú – República del Perú

ISA

Tetrapak

Fox Telecolombia

Decathlon

Jafer Enterpises R&D / Yanbal de Colombia

Bancolombia

Procafecol dba Juan Valdez

Alicorp

Life sciences Tier 2

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)'s regulatory affairs and patents practice receives praise in particular for its 'knowledge of health registration management, and its connection with state entities'. Part of the intellectual property department, the 17-strong team, supported by in-house patent engineers, pharmaceutical chemists and food engineers, has wide experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and sanitary applications for local and international clients across a range of industries including health, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical devices and the food and beverages industries. Led by Mauricio Jaramillo, who has over 25 years' experience in the IP and competition fields, the practice group includes well regarded associate Andrea Pieschacón who leads the regulatory law sub-practice; she too has a 25-year legal trajectory, including senior in-house roles in related industry companies.

Testimonials

The practice is unique given their knowledge in health registration management, and their connection with state entities‘.

We’d highlight their willingness, generous listening and compliance with delivery times to meet the requirements of our company‘.

All the services provided are of a high level, the lawyers are very kind, professional and have mastery of the subject’.

Both Andrea Pieschacón, the lawyer responsible for our account, and the technician that helped us were always available, guiding our team with great precision and care. This made a big difference, since we manage our business remotely. There is a lot of confidence in the work they do‘.

Key clients

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Colombia

Congelados Agricolas

Intersurgical

Cardinal Health

PriceSmart

Pronalce

Drypers Andina (Softys)

Silimed

Mayagüez

Public law Tier 2

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)'s administrative and constitutional practice is dedicated to public sector management, specialising primarily in bidding processes, public contracts and sanctioning procedures. Advising private and public players, the group also renders legal counsel on proposed legislation and regulation, and plans for the design and structuring of public entities. Working across an array of industry sectors, the practice group has developed particular niche expertise in the gambling state-monopoly, drawing on its experience of advising the US gaming operator IGT's Colombian operations for 15 years. Also head of the firm's infrastructure practice, managing partner José Luis Suárez co-heads the practice, to which he brings expertise in transactions with, and procedures before, public entities. Senior associate practice director Paola Larrahondo, who among other highlights advised Aguas de Bogotá on the strategic issues arising from a transition of its business model, shares leadership of the eight-strong department. Fellow senior associate Juan Antonio Ucrós focuses on litigation, infrastructure projects, and administrative and public law.

 

Key clients

Empresa Metro de Bogotá

Aguas de Bogotá

Ashmore

IGT

Ingenio Providencia

Ministry of Housing, Cities and Territories

GS Inima

EVPP

ACM

IDOM

Real estate Tier 2

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)'s recommended real estate practice renders thorough advice on all fronts of the sector, fully accompanying the client throughout all stages of project development. The highly regarded Paula Samper and Felipe Mariño co-head the 'cohesive and committed' eight-strong team. Recent highlights on the transactional side saw the team advising Titularizadora Colombiana on the acquisition of three real estate projects. The urban development sub-practice worked on the zoning and urbanism licensing of two macro-projects, one including the construction of more than 4,500 housing units. The practice also handles specialised land use matters, fund formation and sector-related litigation. Senior associates María Camila Parra and Camilo Cantor are also key members of the team.

 

Testimonials

They are a cohesive and committed team‘.

The kindness and the clarity they use when explaining the arguments‘.

Key clients

Orpea/SIS

Hoteles RIU

Titularizadora Colombiana

PriceSmart

Sura Asset Management

Terranum Desarrollos Inmobiliario

Cinépolis

Amarilo

IGT

Colegio Los Nogales

TMT Tier 2

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) covers the full range of telecoms, technology and media matters, with recent mandates including advising Google on multiple issues concerning its operations in the country, particularly data protection, and DiDi Chuxing on the application of Colombia's data protection laws. IP, media, internet and 'new tech' specialist Mauricio Jaramillo leads on all matters and heads a three-strong practice which includes senior associate Andrés Fernández De Castro, a former external adviser to MinTic who focuses on technology, telecoms and data protection. Associate Jorge Iván López is experienced in privacy and data protection and software licensing among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Andrés Fernández is the senior associate who leads the practice and is excellent. He is highly knowledgeable and easily adapts to the complexities of required consulting. We are one of the largest apps in the world and Andrés has collaborated with us on issues with global impact, understanding the issues in a macro way – he should be raised to the partnership’.

GPA has an interdisciplinary team that is dedicated to getting to know the customer and their business very well and offers integrated solutions with a high level of efficiency to meet regulatory requirements. It also has a very good level of information assurance’.

Key clients

DiDi Chuxing

Google

Universidad de los Andes

Cisco Systems

Icollantas (Michelin)

Tetra Pak

LG Electronics

RCI

Fox Telecolombia

Inversiones CMR (Domicilios.com – Delivery Hero Group)

International trade and customs Tier 3

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) receives praise for its highly specialised' knowledge in customs, tariff and free trade areas, providing permanent advisory services on free trade zone matters, including requests for declarations and extensions, to the likes of Cementos Argos. The team is also experienced in customs and foreign exchange disputes and litigation, and in a recent mandate advised Cobres de Colombia before both the customs authorities and the courts in a special case related to a customs dispute. Director Nicolás Potdevin Stein, who is noted for his knowledge and anticipation of clients' needs, heads the three-strong area. However, key associate María Paula Mazuera moved in-house at Cargill in June 2020.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

High knowledge of customs management‘.

Nicolás Potdevin Stein, who has a lot of knowledge on customs matters, which is not so common, takes the necessary steps in time to speed up the processes’.

Recommended for their experience in handling the issues, as they anticipate the needs that may arise. They are highly specialised in customs, tariff and free trade areas’.

Key clients

Polipropileno del Caribe

Cementos Argos

Alpina

Reficar

Kuehne & Nagel

Procter & Gamble

Getcom

Maaji

General Motors

Laboratorios Osa

Labour and employment Tier 4

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) impresses clients for being 'up-to-date on the latest in labour issues' in addition to the group's 'availability and friendliness'. Practice head Patricia Vergara, who 'thinks outside the box to provide creative solutions', leads a five-strong team which has particular expertise in issues including the analysis of labour legal effects derived from commercial transactions, the implications of executing employment contracts in Colombia (and homologation of labour policies), disciplinary investigations, high-level labour negotiations (particularly regarding retirement), and compensation schemes, among other services. Also noted, senior associate Mauricio Montealegre provides key support, particularly on individual and collective labour law, social security and labour litigation.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Availability, friendliness, up-to-date on the latest in labour issues. There is always an answer from them, with a clear concept of what can or cannot be done’.

Companies can work comprehensively with the team at the time of reviewing a specific topic. Mauricio Montealegre is always willing to help, is available, offers clear concepts on the issues and is an excellent professional and person’.

Patricia Vergara thinks outside the box to provide creative solutions to an industry where labour issues are critical. It is not based on that traditional labour practice that does not contribute to the technology industry. This adaptability makes her support sought after in whatever is necessary, including on regulatory issues to be worked out with the regulators’.

‘Availability, response times, reliability.’

Key clients

Chemonics International

PedidosYa (Domicilios.com)

Exxon Mobil de Colombia

Japan Tobacco International

Didi Mobility Information Technology

Cofco International Colombia

Bank of America

Metro de Bogotá

Signify Colombiana

Drummond

Medellín

A prestigious local client roster demonstrates the degree to which Gómez-Pinzón Abogados has achieved impressive penetration of the Antioquian market since opening its office in the city back in 2003. The nine-strong team is led by corporate and finance specialist Adriana Moreno Márquez, who splits her time between Medellín and Bogotá. With over 20 years' experience, Moreno is accustomed to the most sophisticated mandates and recently led advice to Almacenes Éxito on the negotiation of COP$600bn and COP$290bn credit agreements with Banco Davivienda and Banco de Bogotá, respectively, as well as advising COMFAMA on the acquisition of Medellín-based educational-sector companies Cesde and Avancrédito; she is also involved in the ongoing financing process related to the development of the Puerto Antioquía project near Turbo on the Gulf of Urabá. Senior associate and office IP-practice head Catalina Arango's recent matters include the design of copyright management strategies for companies such as Interconexión Eléctrica and foundations including Fundación Celsia and Fundación de Acción Urgente para America Latina. Other experienced associates include María Clara Estrada, who returned to the firm in June 2019 after a period both in house and in the public sector; and María Clara Palacio, who transferred to the Medellín office in January 2020; they are corporate/commercial and corporate/transactional specialists, respectively. Estrada has particular expertise in administrative and governmental matters.

Key clients

Art Mode – Maaji

BTG Pactual

Cementos Argos

Colombia Móvil

Comfama

ConConcreto

Corbeta (Dba Alkosto, Ktronix)

Almacenes Éxito

Exponencial Confirming

Fondo Inmobiliario Colombia

HMV Ingenieros

Nutresa

Grupo Orbis

Riocal

Gómez-Pinzón is a Law Firm that provides multiple legal services in the different areas of the law to help our clients in making the best choices for their businesses.

In Gómez-Pinzón we interpret the law in a responsible and innovative manner, with a thorough work and always offering a reliable service with the highest quality standards. Our team reflects this, and our experience confirms it.

As a  multi-service law firm, we are recognized by clients and international publications as a leader in banking, finance and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution counsel, among other key practices in the local and international market.

Our cross-border capabilities and ability to combine multidisciplinary leading teams in these areas allows the firm to provide a comprehensive service according to the needs of our clients. The firm has recognized top-tier experts in corporate, antitrust, intellectual property, administrative, constitutional law and infrastructure, labor law and natural resources.

GPA is not only committed to excellence in service, but also to facilitating the needs of its clients by combining creativity with responsibility. The firm is proud of the unparalleled number of international transactions and disputes in which it has assisted local and international clients, but its main pride and added value come from the undisputed landmarks that the firm has set in arbitration and litigation, and ground breaking advice it has rendered on capital markets deals and corporate transaction structures.

The firm’s clients include the largest Colombian economic groups, companies and financial players that operate throughout the Americas, Latin American, US, European and Asia-based multinational companies, government organizations and state-owned entities. The firm also has multijurisdictional skills, with several lawyers trained at US and European universities and firms, and with capabilities in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.

GPA is also member of the Affinitas Alliance, based in latin America and composed of four leading law firms in each of the jurisdictions where they operate. The Firms conforming the Affinitas Alliance are: Barros & Errázuriz in Chile, Mijares Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes in Mexico, and Miranda & Amado in Peru.

The firm has a strong social commitment to the practice of law and has been repeatedly recognized as a Pioneer and a leader of pro-bono practice in Latin America, as well as a supportive ally for the local entrepreneurs with GPA Impacta, a program to provide specialised legal counsel to promising start-ups in Colombia.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner José Luis Suárez jsuarez@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Partner Ricardo Fandiño De La Calle rfandino@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Partner Andrés Hoyos ahoyos@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Partner Patricia Arrázola parrazola@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Partner Paula Samper psamper@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Marketing Director María Clara Alvarado mcalvarado@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr David Araque  photo Mr David Araque Partner.
Mr William Araque Jaimes  photo Mr William Araque Jaimes Partner of the Firm and head of Dispute Resolution & Investment Protection…
Mrs Patricia Arrázola Bustillo  photo Mrs Patricia Arrázola Bustillo Partner, head of the Energy & Natural Resources practice group, member of…
Mr Álvaro Andrés Díaz Palacios  photo Mr Álvaro Andrés Díaz Palacios Partner.
Mr Ricardo Fandiño De La Calle  photo Mr Ricardo Fandiño De La Calle Partner, head of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets practice, and member…
Mrs Natalia García Arenas  photo Mrs Natalia García Arenas Partner.
Mr Andrés Hoyos Ramírez  photo Mr Andrés Hoyos Ramírez Partner, head of Corporate/M&A Practice Group and member of the Firm’s Executive…
Mr Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano  photo Mr Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano Partner, head of the Intellectual Property, Competition, Life Sciences, and Technology, Communications…
Mrs Paola Larrahondo  photo Mrs Paola Larrahondo Director of the Infraestructure and Administrative & Constitutional practice groups.
Mr Daniel Londoño Pinzón  photo Mr Daniel Londoño Pinzón Partner, member of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, Corporate / Mergers…
Mr Felipe Mariño Dueñas  photo Mr Felipe Mariño Dueñas Partner.
Mrs Adriana Moreno Márquez  photo Mrs Adriana Moreno Márquez Partner, head of the Firm’s office in Medellín, and member of the…
Mrs Juanita Pérez Botero  photo Mrs Juanita Pérez Botero Partner
Mr José Luis Palacios Verswyvel  photo Mr José Luis Palacios Verswyvel Partner
Mr Mauricio Piñeros Perdomo  photo Mr Mauricio Piñeros Perdomo Partner, head of the Tax & Customs practice area, member of the…
Mr Juan David Quintero Sánchez  photo Mr Juan David Quintero Sánchez Partner
Mr Pablo Rabelly Mendoza  photo Mr Pablo Rabelly Mendoza Partner of the Corporate/M&A practice.
Mrs Paula Samper Salazar  photo Mrs Paula Samper Salazar Partner, head of the Real Estate practice and of the Pro Bono…
 Nicolás Potdevin Stein photo Nicolás Potdevin Stein Director of the Customs area of the Tax & Customs practice group.
Mr Jose Luis Suarez photo Mr Jose Luis Suarez Managing Partner of the Firm, co-leads the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets…
Mrs Lina Uribe García  photo Mrs Lina Uribe García Partner, member of the Energy & Natural Resources and the Corporate/M&A practice…
Mr Ignacio Vélez Vergara  photo Mr Ignacio Vélez Vergara Partner.
Mrs Patricia Vergara Gómez  photo Mrs Patricia Vergara Gómez Director, head of the Labour practice.
Mr Germán Villamil Pardo  photo Mr Germán Villamil Pardo Partner.
Total staff : 250
English (fluent)
Spanish
Partners : 20