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Colombia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. is noted for ‘its good industry knowledge and strong advocacy’. It acts for a range of foreign banks and insurance corporations on regulatory matters, as well as advising international credit institutions on syndicated loans to local corporations, both private and public. Clients have included L’Agence Française de DĂ©veloppement, Ecopetrol and Empresas PĂșblicas de MedellĂ­n.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. is noted for its capabilities in merger control, anti-competitive practices and unfair competition proceedings, and has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical sector. Practice head Enrique Álvarez has ‘vast knowledge of the pharmaceutical area and great interpersonal skills’. He recently led advice to dairy corporation Alqueria in relation to clearance proceedings concerning its purchase of yoghurt producer DASA, which was successfully approved by the SIC; and, with the support of associate Daniel Cardona, acted for Shire Pharmaceutical in relation to the investigation into the alleged breach of pricing regulations in the pharmaceutical industry: the client was cleared of all charges.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. is appreciated for its pragmatic approach to clients’ instructions and its timely response to queries. The team advised AlmacĂ©nes Éxito regarding the indirect acquisition of a majority interest in Argentinian supermarket chain Libertad; and director of the corporate and finance practice and co-head of M&A Santiago GutiĂ©rrez advised The Ford Foundation (a not-for-profit entity) in relation to the opening of branches in the country, in a highly regulated sector. Fondo Acceso, Merck Sharp & Dohme Colombia are also clients. Head of the government procurement department and co-head of M&A AndrĂ©s Hidalgo is also noted.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s energy team has particular strength in mining matters, and is active in relation to title investigations, contracts, due diligence and litigation involving native communities’ rights before administrative and judicial tribunals. Practice head Ignacio Santamaría advised Antioquia Gold on land acquisition matters, involving the direct negotiation of easements with the prospective sellers and the drafting of the corresponding purchase agreements which formalised the rights to exercise the easements. Clients include Continental Gold, Minera Cobre de Colombia, and Minera Vetas. Senior associates Ángela Salazar and Natalia Soto are both recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. is ‘one of the most important names in the Colombia IP market, and a great ally for business corporations’; ‘its lawyers provide appropriate advice and its fees are very reasonable without compromising quality of service’. The ‘up-to-date’ Ana María Castro heads the patents department, and recently led advice to pharmaceutical corporation Gilead Sciences and two others on more than 500 patent applications in several Latin American jurisdictions. The team also acted for an international computing company in proceedings initiated by a national corporation alleging trade mark infringement and unfair competition, with the claim favourably resolved for the client. The ‘impressive’ Alicia Lloreda heads the IP practice, with head of trade marks and copyright Tatiana Carrillo also attracting praise for her expertise and senior associate Natalia Franco another key member of the group. Other clients include Candycrush, Corona, Panadol and LozaCrem.

Leading lawyers

Alicia Lloreda - Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Tatiana Carrillo - Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Next generation lawyers

Natalia Franco - Lloreda Camacho & Co.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s compact labour group advised Ocesa Colombia on labour and immigration matters concerning a number of concerts performed by major international recording artists. Minera Cobre de Colombia, Exxis Group, and Cardiff Colombia Seguros are also clients. The practice is headed by Enrique Álvarez.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 5

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co.’s projects team is noted for its regulatory experience and its expertise in public procurement and infrastructure. It represented Concesionaria Via del Mar in litigation with the ANI over the interpretation of the force majeure clause in the concession agreement for the Mulalo-Loboguerrero highway, a 4G project. AndrĂ©s Hidalgo is the key contact.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

Lloreda Camacho & Co. is well regarded for its work in project structuring, licensing, planning management and other areas connected with urban and rural real estate acquisitions. Team head Santiago Gutiérrez led advice to Cine Colombia on its purchase of urban property to expand its business in the country. Ilarco, Promotora Comercial de La Sabana and Terrafranco are also clients.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Lloreda Camacho & Co.

The ‘highly specialised’ TMT group at Lloreda Camacho & Co. covers regulatory and transactional work for telecoms and satellite corporations, copyright and contractual matters for media companies, and transactional, regulatory, privacy and data protection work for technology clients. Practice head Gustavo Tamayo assisted Star One in compliance and regulatory matters relating to its application before the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technologies (MinTIC) to operate as a satellite services provider. The firm is also advising an international corporation on the broadcasting rights related to documentaries based on well-known public figures worldwide. Senior associate María Alejandra De los Ríos is noted for her work.

Leading lawyers

Gustavo Tamayo - Lloreda Camacho & Co.

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