Parra Rodríguez Abogados > Bogota, Colombia > Firm Profile

Parra Rodríguez Abogados
CARRERA 9 NO 74-08
OFICINA 504
BOGOTA, DC 110221
Colombia

Colombia > Banking and finance Tier 4

A ‘go-to firm in Colombia' for aviation finance, Parra Rodríguez Abogados specialises in advising aircraft companies, lessors and lenders on leasing, lending and debt capital markets transactions. Banking and finance head Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa has established an impressive reputation for his expertise in cross-border matters and has recently undertaken work for US-based Aircastle, Kuwait-headquartered ALAFCO and Ireland-headquartered Nordic Aviation Capital. The group also benefits from the experience of Augusto Figueroa Sierra, who covers a range of energy, investment and infrastructure-related matters, and senior associate César Barajas Ruiz, who ‘can anticipate cross-border issues'.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa; Cesar Barajas Ruiz

Testimonials

‘The team is very experienced and prepared. It provides on-time solutions to complex legal problems. Contact is much easier than with other firms. It has a very efficient and modern structure. Highly recommended.’

‘César Barajas Ruiz is an excellent lawyer. He can answer all questions immediately, which is a great support to our transactions in Colombia. He has international knowledge and can anticipate cross-border issues. He one of the best outside lawyers I work with.’

‘Parra Rodríguez Abogados has several legal experts in aircraft leasing and finance and they are our go-to firm in Colombia. They cover contract, tax and regulatory matters in a very efficient way.’

‘Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa is the senior partner and César Barajas Ruiz is another very experienced lawyer in the team. They are immersed in the aviation finance community.’

Key clients

Aircastle

ALAFCO

CBD Aviation

Fuyo General Lease Co

Nordic Aviation Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Aircastle on the local aspects of the leasing of two aircraft with Avianca in the context of Avianca’s bankruptcy reorganisation agreement.
  • Advised the lenders (Barclays, BNP Paribas, Daiwa Capital Markets and JP Morgan) on CAF’s $1bn notes issuance to finance the development of projects in Latin America.
  • Acted as local counsel to ALAFCO on the international aircraft financial leasing of three aircraft with Ultra Air, following the latter’s entry into Colombia.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Parra Rodríguez Abogados advises an impressive roster of multinational clients on their day-to-day corporate issues in Colombia, enjoying longstanding relationships with Essilor International, Knauf and United Airlines, among others. The firm also advises a mix of domestic and multinational clients on standalone transactional matters, with its membership of the Multilaw alliance standing as an a key asset in cross-border M&A. Aviation specialist Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa   co-heads the group together with practice director Daniela Martínez Silva , who is recommended for her focus on international business transactions. Álvaro Parra , whose practice spans tax, corporate and commercial law, is also recommended. In December 2021, associate Roberta Gentile left to establish new boutique, Naro Legal.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa; Daniela Martínez Silva

Key clients

United Airlines Sucursal Colombia

Cargolux Airlines International Sucursal Colombia

Knauf International

CD Holding Internationale (Up Group)

Alliance Global Partners

Essilor International

Faye Business Systems Group

Guerbet Luxembourg

Hill-Rom Company

Concesionaria Vuela Compañia de Aviación

Vuela Aviación

Gestió i Trade Center

Sudamericana Integral de Construcciones Sudinco

Dutch Dredging

Agrofy Global

Work highlights

  • Acted as Colombian counsel to Alliance Global Partners on corporate and regulatory due diligence concerning the Colombian subsidiaries of a Canadian company in the cannabis sector.
  • Acted as local counsel to Faye Business Systems Group on the acquisition of several assets in Colombia.
  • Advised Essilor International on day-to-day corporate matters in Colombia.

Dispute resolution > Litigation Tier 4

Over the past year, Parra Rodríguez Abogados‘ litigation practice has been particularly active on behalf of local and multinational energy, real estate, mining and aviation clients. Covering all key pillars of civil, commercial and administrative law, the group is well-primed to support clients in a broad array of preventative strategy matters, litigation and arbitral proceedings. Among the group’s key contacts is name partner and experienced aviation expert Bernardo Rodríguez, who is also routinely involved in disputes concerning the infrastructure and financial services sectors. Fellow name partner, tax specialist Álvaro Parra, and administrative litigation specialist Augusto Figueroa, are also senior names to note. At associate level, Andrés Sarmiento Vargas, Daniela Pérez Mahecha and Diego Sastoque all have a focus on contentious work.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Sarmiento

Key clients

Inversiones El Charrascal

Halcrow Group

Innovation Worldwide DMCC

Trevi Energy

Petreven Servicios Y Perforaciones Petroleras

Industrias Colombianas Minerarias (Incolmine)

Panor Corporation

United Airlines (sucursal Colombia)

Federal Express Corporation

Labyes

Sercel GRC

Ois Telecomunicaciones

Portales Urbanos

Coiffman Fraynd

Comercializadora Colombiana de Carbones y Coques

Abet Laminati

Ameritec

Work highlights

  • Represented Inversiones El Charrascal in a damages action against the City of Bogotá, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Growth and the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Cundinamarca, after its territories were declared an environmental protection zone, rendering them economically unviable
  • Acting for engineering consultancy Halcrow Group in an executory proceeding brought by the City of Cartagena to collect allegedly outstanding capital and interest due under an arbitral award.
  • Representing Innovation Worldwide DMCC before a Colombian civil court in an executorial collection suit.

Colombia > Tax Tier 4

The ‘flexible and practical' tax group at Parra Rodríguez Abogados is recognised for its experience in tax compliance, tax planning and controversy cases. Álvaro Parra is singled out by sources for his ‘extensive knowledge in tax and corporate matters' and co-heads the four-strong department alongside María Margarita Parra, whose practice spans tax, real estate and administrative law. Senior associate Marcela Cadavid and intermediate Juan José Goyeneche are also noted for tax work.

Practice head(s):

Álvaro Parra; María Margarita Parra

Testimonials

‘The team is flexible and practical when it comes to issuing legal advice. Lawyers provide support and adequate solutions for the company’s operation.’

‘Álvaro Parra is an excellent lawyer with extensive knowledge in tax and corporate matters, he provides continuous support to the company which makes our relationship close.’

Key clients

United Airlines

Sudamericana Integral de Construcciones Sudinco (SUDINCO)

Soilmec Colombia

Essilor Colombia

SMBC Aviation Capital

Cargolux Airlines International

Knauf International

GE Capital Aviation Services

Hahn Air

GIS premium Colombia

Gameloft (sucursal Colombia)

Fundación Abood Shaio

Petreven

Drillmec

Netcracker Technology Colombia

BMC Software Colombia

Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI)

Vuela Aviación (Volaris)

Hybrytec

Protela

Work highlights

  • Advised Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura on the tax treatment of the payments made abroad to international arbitration tribunals such as the ICC, ICDR and CIAM.
  • Advised United Airlines on tax matters connected to its operations in Colombia.
  • Advised Cargolux on Colombian tax issues.

Colombia > Labour and employment Tier 5

Parra Rodríguez Abogados is distinguished by its broad client base, which is mainly composed of domestic and multinational employers but also includes employees. The team specialises in consultancy work and routinely advises on labour liability assessments, due diligence, hiring and terminations and social security issues — it also has experience in labour dispute settlement and litigation. Associate director Nataly Traslaviña González leads the team and is well versed in a wide scope of consultancy and contentious matters. At senior level, the team draws on the experience of tax and transactional partner Álvaro Parra Gómez, litigation and commercial law specialist Augusto Figueroa Sierra and corporate finance and aviation law partner Bernardo Rodríguez.

Practice head(s):

Nataly Traslaviña González

Key clients

Netcracker Technology Colombia

United Airlines

BMC Software Colombia

LMCO Rotary & Mission Systems

Mónica Colombia

Semper Laser

Sudamericana Integral De Construcciones (Sudinco) Colombia

Knauf de Colombia

Fundación Abood Shaio

Corporación Instituto de Cultura Brasil Colombia (IBRACO)

Getel

Uberflug Colombia

Drillmec (sucursal Colombia)

Soilmec Colombia

Seaboard Overseas Colombia

Obera

Sercel

Work highlights

  • Advised Netcracker Technology Colombia on labour hiring and termination and workplace regulation.
  • Advised United Airlines (Colombia branch) on labour hiring and termination, workplace regulation and labour harassment matters.
  • Advised Mónica Colombia on labour hiring and termination and workplace regulation.

We are a team of lawyers with more than 30 years of experience.

We are aware of the economic, political and social issues of our time.

In this context we can understand better the needs and opportunities of our clients.

Therefore, we can anticipate and provide clear, complete, timely, adequate and simple solutions.

We resolve the most complex and sophisticated issues with pragmatism, in a simple manner and with attachment to the law.

We protect our client’s interests and reputation with ethics and respect for the law.

We build long lasting and successful relationships with national and foreign clients in different economic sectors.

We are discreet because we understand and share the confidentiality need of our client´s businesses.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Partner Bernardo Rodríguez Ossabernardo.rodriguez@pralaws.com+57(1) 3764200
Associate Valentina Wagner Gutiérrezvalentina.wagner@pralaws.com+57(1) 3764200
Espanol
French
English (fluent)
Italian
Portugese
ABA (American Bar Association)
Mackrell International
Multilaw
Roxin Alliance
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