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Lloreda Camacho & Co.
CALLE 72 NO 5 – 83, PISO 5
BOGOTÁ
Colombia

Intellectual property Tier 1

Lloreda Camacho & Co. distinguisehes itself with its specialist knowledge, rendering full-service IP-capability to an impressive client list, composed of major pharmaceutical and food and beverages multinationals, as well as significant global firms in the e-commerce, entertainment and social media sectors. The department acts regionally protecting and enforcing client's portfolios, and has a growing array of work related to Asia and Europe. The firm fields three amply recognised and expert partners who direct a 13 lawyer-strong group, and can also count on a nine-strong technical advisory team. Alicia Lloreda leads the IP practice with co-heads Tatiana Carrillo (head of trade mark and copyrights), and Ana María Castro (head of patents and life sciences - segments in which she is a prominent player). Trade mark senior associate Natalia Franco, is also a key name.

Key clients

Federacion Nacional De Cafeteros  De Colombia – Juan Valdez

Gilead Sciences

Incyte Corp

Hoffman-La Roche

Cortexyme

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Societe Des Produits Nestle

I-Mab

Team Foods

Detnet Southafrica

Life sciences Tier 1

A top tier IP firm, Lloreda Camacho & Co. brings comprehensive coverage to major global players of R&D pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, food, beverage and cosmetics with its impressively wide-ranging service offering. Commanding the recognition of the market, Ana María Castro has led the patent and regulatory and life science department since 2004. Focusing her practice on patents, utility models, industrial designs and plant variety protection, Castro has ample experience in litigation on patent infringement cases, civil and criminal, as well as in nullity actions before the Council of State, the country's highest court. The seven-strong team is supported by nine in-house technical advisors. Associate director Daniel Cardona advises on regulatory issues at every stage of the product life cycle, as well as supporting on data protection, investigations for alleged health regulation and labelling, among others. Co-head Enrique Álvarez leads the competition law practice and co-heads the corporate group.

Key clients

Gilead Sciences

Productos Roche

Boehringer Ingelheim

Vertex

Afidro

Merck Group

Eli Lilly Interamerica

Alexion

Janssen Pharmaceutical

BIIB Colombia

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Best known for its strength in the IP and life-science sectors, Lloreda Camacho & Co. counts various major domestic and multinational corporations among its key corporate clients and has a broad sector focus spanning primarily energy, infrastructure, and TMT.  Practice head Santiago Gutiérrez -who also leads the banking and finance practice- has broad experience in the structuring of financial operations, M&A and corporate law. Fellow co-head Andrés Hidalgo also leads the public procurement and infrastructure practice group. Drawing strength from the full-service firm's associated practices, the 10-strong group also benefits from the participation of Gustavo Tamayo for TMT-related transactions. Senior associates Raúl Vargas and Nadia Sánchez are also key team members and act as practice coordinators.

Key clients

Grupo Almo

Johnson & Johnson de Colombia

América Móvil (Claro)

Cintra Infraestructura Colombia

ENEL – Codensa

RM Holdings (vehicle of Ashmore Group)

MC Victorias Tempranas (vehicle of Mercantil Colpatria)

Abbott Laboratories de Colombia

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Spirit Airlines

Maersk Colombia

Boehringer Ingelheim

Arbitration Tier 3

Best known for its expertise in the telecoms and pharmaceutical industries, Lloreda Camacho & Co.'s comprehensive practice handles both domestic and international arbitration procedures. Practice head Gustavo Tamayo leads the six-strong multidisciplinary practice, which acts in an array of industries. Current mandates include acting as local counsel alongside international powerhouse Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on behalf of America Movil in a $2bn international investment arbitration concerning an alleged breach by the Republic of Colombia of the Colombia-Mexico free trade agreement (FTA). Senior associate Camilo Valenzuela who focuses on civil procedural law, international arbitration, ADR and evidential matters is also a key member of the team. However, former director of firm's litigation, arbitration, insolvency and dispute resolution department, Dora Morales moved in house at Autopistas Urabá in May 2020.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Bajaj Auto

Stoller Colombia

Kma Construcciones

Mccann Erickson (Colombia)

Comcel

Eli Lilly Interamerica

Coca-Cola Servicios de Colombia

Spirit Airlines

Takeda

Unilever Andina Colombia

Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.'s competition, antitrust and consumer protection practice offers a full range of assistance, with notable activity in merger controls, leniency programmes and unfair competition litigation. Practice head Enrique Álvarez leads the six-strong team. With past experience as counsel to the Exchange Control Superintendent, Álvarez -who also co-leads the corporate practice group- oversees competition matters in relation to foreign investment and M&A, both in the structuring of the merger and in the antitrust clearance process. Also at partner level, director of the government procurement area and fellow M&A practice co-head, Andrés Hidalgo is also active in competition matters. Senior associate Darío Cadena is however, the key specialist on the team; dual qualified (New York / Colombia), he is director of both the competition and consumer law practices.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Eli Lilly

Boehringer Ingelheim

National Oilwell Varco

Glory Global Solutions

El Comercio (Atracciones Coney Island)

Constructora Bolivar

Roche

Merck

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

A key player in the mining market -although not limited to it- Lloreda Camacho & Co. acts principally for major domestic and global mining companies. The group, which excels in the full suite of transactional, regulatory and contentious work, is led by recognised specialist Ignacio Santamaría, who has over 30 years' experience handling mining sector tax and administrative matters, as well as structuring joint ventures, special purpose vehicles, option agreements and mining title purchase agreements. The team also has a strong grasp of environmental law, advising on carbon bonds and the final disposal of electrical-products, among other matters. Senior associate Angela María Salazar is now also practice director.

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Testimonials

Lloreda Camacho is recommended for the natural resources area; both Ignacio Santamaría and senior associate Ángela Salazar are truly brilliant‘.

Key clients

Continental Gold

Rio2

Outcrop Gold Corp

Antioquia Gold

B2Gold

Libero Copper Corporation

Minera Cobre de Colombia

Minera Vetas

Capella Financial Management

Volador Colombia

Red Eagle Mining de Colombia

Litigation Tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.'s experienced practice covers the full range of contentious matters, with strong skill sets in commercial litigation and class actions. Acting in an array of industries, it is particularly well versed in TMT litigation and has niche expertise in pharmaceutical liability and medical malpractice. High-profile figure Gustavo Tamayo has expertise in insolvency proceedings and extensive experience acting before regulatory authorities; he heads a six-strong team strengthened, recently, with the incorporation of litigation director Dora Morales, who joined from Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados in August 2019. Senior associate Camilo Valenzuela is also a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Bajaj Auto

Stoller Colombia

Kma Construcciones

Mccann Erickson (Colombia)

Comcel

Eli Lilly Interamerica

Coca-Cola Servicios de Colombia

Spirit Airlines

Takeda

Unilever Andina (Colombia)

TMT Tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.'s longstanding and comprehensive TMT practice renders corporate, regulatory and commercial advice to relevant players in the telecoms, tech, media and entertainment, and financial sectors. The primary adviser to América Móvil subsidiary and key Colombian telecoms provider Claro, the practice is representing the latter in ICSID arbitration. Practice co-head Gustavo Tamayo, a well-known litigator with extensive regulatory expertise, is leading on the case. Fellow co-head Tatiana Carrillo leads the firm's trade mark and copyright group, and is also widely recognised for her expertise in media matters. A strong second line of experienced senior associates includes Juan Manuel Ojeda, formerly in-house at Level 3 Communications (now Century Link), where he was telecoms department coordinator, and Maria Alejandra De Los Ríos, who advises on privacy and data protection matters.

Key clients

Claro Colombia (América Móvil)

Ocesa Colombia

Andean Towers

Telesat Canada (and its local affiliate Anik Colombia)

Sonovista Publicidad

Herbalife

Saphety

McCann Erickson

Gilat Colombia

Claro Brasil

Labour and employment Tier 4

Lloreda Camacho & Co.'s labour, employment and immigration practice offers comprehensive advice, handling the labour aspects - due diligence, employee transfers and the like - of transactional operations, as well as immigration issues and litigation. With ample experience planning labour structures for the development of clients' businesses, practice head Enrique Álvarez is particularly noted for his negotiation skills and knowledge of pension matters; he leads a four-strong team that includes associates Rafael Abuchaibe and Angélica Pico.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Rotork

Ocesa Colombia

Rare Organisation

Boehringer Ingelheim

Didi Mobility

Johnson & Johnson

The Ford Foundation

McCann Erickson Corporation

Cardif Colombia Seguros Generales

EFG Private Bank

Real estate Tier 4

Lloreda Camacho & Co. renders advice on the development and construction of real estate and industrial units, as well as asset purchases and sales, investment matters and commercial leasing, for an array of industries including hospitality, retail and agribusiness. Santiago Gutiérrez, who also leads the corporate and finance practice, heads a four-strong team in which senior associate Carlos Carvajal, focusing on real estate and government procurement, is also key. The practice is currently advising Comcel on the structuring, construction and commercialisation of a project involving housing, office units and retail premises in Bogotá's Plaza Claro.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Comcel

Constructora Teatinos

Terra Franco

Green Health

McCann Erickson

Sercotel Colombia

Norwegian Embassy

Serlefin BPO & O

Flores Ipanema

Flores La Aldea

Banking and finance Tier 5

Lloreda Camacho & Co. practice focuses on the development of new products for the financial sector and the incorporation of financial entities before the authorities. Santiago Gutiérrez, whose extensive trajectory includes senior in-house positions in financial institutions, heads the six strong practice. The firm's list of clients includes the Colombian Fintech Association, crowdfunding company Mesfix and crypto-asset-platform Xapo, as well as more traditional finance clients. Associate Juan David Marín is also noted; however, senior associate Juan Sebastián Peredo moved in house as the GC of a digital bank in July 2019.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

AVLA Insurance Group

American Express

BTG Pactual

Cannvest Technologies

Mesfix

Xapo Holdings

Carvajal

Deerpath Capital

Palisades Acquisition

EFG Bank

Tax Tier 5

With a broad service offering, Lloreda Camacho & Co. accompanies its clients from an array of sectors on all the tax implications of company operations. With particular strength in pharmaceuticals, the extractive industries, retail, telecommunications, media and entertainment, the team advises on tax planning, corporate tax, corporate reorganisations and international tax regulation, among other matters. In a 2019 highlight, the firm assisted Comcel on its merger with Telmex.  Ignacio Santamaría, who also heads the public law and international trade practices, leads the five-strong team. Senior associate Julián Peña, who joined from Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in October 2019 after David García left to become corporate tax manager at Geopark, is the other key name.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Comcel

Cintra Infraestructura Colombia

Alstom

Goodyear de Colombia

Spirit Airlines

Stratum Resevoir

Oki Data Americas

Brandconnection

Roche Pharmaceutical

Willis Towers Watson

Vice Media

Universal Music Colombia

With almost 80 years of experience , Lloreda Camacho & Co., also known as Jose Lloreda Camacho & Co., is widely recognized as a leading Colombian law firm providing integral legal services to national and multinational companies doing business in Colombia and throughout Latin America. The firm places an emphasis on the preventive practice of law, helping its clients to achieve their goals by assessing their legal risks and building innovative, effective and winning strategies.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. has offices in Bogotá and Medellín, and comprises a strong team of eight partners and more than 50 associates, each of whom is recognized for their specialized expertise, business-oriented and value-added advice, full commitment geared towards the clients’ needs and highest ethical standards. The firm also works closely with corresponding offices and alliances in the region and worldwide, which allows its clients to find a top-quality and one-stop service solution in Colombia and Latin America.

Areas of practice: The firm’s main areas of practice include the following: antitrust and consumer protection; corporate law; financial law and capital markets; foreign trade, logistics and customs; government procurement; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration matters; fintech; litigation and insolvency; mergers and acquisitions; mining and natural resources; real estate; regulatory matters; tax; and TMT.

Other office: Medellín

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and consumer protection Enrique Alvarez ealvarez@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Corporate Santiago Gutiérrez sgutierrez@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Financial law and capital markets Santiago Gutiérrez sgutierrez@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Foreign trade, logistics and customs Ignacio Santamaría isantamaria@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Government procurement Andrés Hidalgo ahidalgo@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Intellectual property Alicia Lloreda alloreda@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Intellectual property Tatiana Carrillo tcarrillo@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Intellectual property Ana María Castro acastro@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Labor, employment and immigration matters Enrique Alvarez ealvarez@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Litigation and insolvency Gustavo Tamayo gtamayo@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Mergers and acquisitions Andrés Hidalgo ahidalgo@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Mining and natural resources Ignacio Santamaría isantamaria@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Real estate Santiago Gutiérrez sgutierrez@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Regulatory matters Ana María Castro acastro@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Regulatory matters Enrique Alvarez ealvarez@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Tax Ignacio Santamaría isantamaria@lloredacamacho.com 571-3264270
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Enrique Álvarez  photo Mr Enrique Álvarez Partner
Mrs Tatiana Carrillo  photo Mrs Tatiana Carrillo Partner
Mrs Ana Maria Castro  photo Mrs Ana Maria Castro Partner
Mr Santiago Gutiérrez photo Mr Santiago Gutiérrez Partner
Mr Andrés Hidalgo photo Mr Andrés Hidalgo Partner
Mrs Alicia Lloreda  photo Mrs Alicia Lloreda Partner
Mr Ignacio Santamaria  photo Mr Ignacio Santamaria Partner
Mr Gustavo Tamayo  photo Mr Gustavo Tamayo Partner
Lawyers : 50
Technical Advisors : 8
Total staff : 120
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