Mr Santiago Gutiérrez > Lloreda Camacho & Co. > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Santiago heads the Corporate and Finance Departments, and also co-heads the M&A practice group.

Position

Partner

Career

Santiango is Partner of Lloreda Camacho & Co., since 1997. Before joining Lloreda Camacho & Co., he worked as In-House Counsel at Extebandes Bank and in the Bogotá offices of Conavi. He was also the Legal Vice President and General Secretary of Corfiunión, and General Secretary of Banco Union Colombiano. In addition he worked as an International Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City.

Santiago has served on several boards of directors of financial institutions such as Corfiunión, Leasing Phoenix, Fidunion, Corredores Asociados S.A., and Willis Corredores de Seguros S.A. and is currently Vice President of the Chamber of Legal Services of the National Association of Industries (ANDI).

Languages

English - Spanish

Memberships

He is member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide.

Education

He has a Law Degree from Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá and completed postgraduate studies in Financial Management at the School of Marketing and Management (ESMA) in Barcelona, Spain.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Banking and finance

Lloreda Camacho & Co.‘s banking practice has a significant regulatory bent and is routinely engaged to advise on financial product development and the incorporation of new financial entities. Santiago Gutiérrez, who combines diverse skill sets in the finance, corporate and capital markets spheres, handles a balance of transactional and regulatory finance matters. Department co-head Carlos Carvajal was elevated to the partnership in December 2021 and is noted for his emphasis on public and commercial law.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Santiago GutiérrezLloreda Camacho & Co.

Despite its one-site business model, Bogotá-based Lloreda Camacho & Co. has secured central roles on a string of major multinational transactions of late. Most notably, it advised Grupo Almo on the sale of its security transport business in Central America to Spanish conglomerate Prosegur, where it led work in six jurisdictions (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panamá, Costa Rica and El Salvador). High-profile department co-lead Santiago Gutiérrez, who brings to bear deep expertise in the corporate, finance, capital markets and real estate areas, led the Almo deal. The group also benefits from the senior experience of Andrés Hidalgo, who co-leads the M&A practice and also spearheads the public procurement and infrastructure groups. Hidalgo recently acted in conjunction with the mining and natural resources team to advise Anglo American, alongside Shearman & Sterling in the UK, on the $294m sale of its 33.3% interest in the Cerrejón joint venture to Glencore. Senior associate Nadia Sánchez is also a key contact for the corporate team. However, the firm recently saw two significant departures at senior associate level: María Paula Macías left in October 2021, while Raúl Vargas departed in January 2022.

Colombia > Real estate

Lloreda Camacho & Co.‘s practice spans urban and rural real estate, combining robust experience in regulatory issues, project development, transactional matters and leasing agreements. The department is co-led by corporate and finance specialist Santiago Gutiérrez together with Carlos Carvajal, who was promoted to partner in December 2021 and has a focus on government contracting and infrastructure. The multidisciplinary team also draws on associates Natalia Soto and Santiago Garzón, who focus on environmental law and public law respectively.