Firm Profile > Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados > Bogota, Colombia
Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados Offices
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PISO 9 y 14
Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Real estate Tier 1
Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados is an indisputable leader in urban planning regulation and development. The robust 17-strong department specialises in structuring and executing complex urban plans and real estate projects, and implementing administrative and financial instruments for their development, and can also draw strength from the firm's environmental, litigation, corporate and tax departments. Acting for an impressive portfolio of construction companies, the firm renders permanent legal advisory to Fideicomiso Lagos de Torca, currently the largest urban development in Colombia. Juan Manuel González has over 20 years' experience in the sector, Ángela Caicedo leads the urban law team, and Sandra Lizcano primarily advises on structuring projects and on the creation of urban development instruments; all three co-head a team that is lauded for being 'up to date on regulatory changes' and 'instilling confidence and strength' due to its knowledge of their clients' business. Also a key figure, Felipe Pinilla leads on transactional real estate mandates. However, former head of real estate law Martha Rico left in October 2019 to become sole practitioner.
‘This firm has knowledge and experience. They are up to date on regulatory changes, instilling confidence and strength’.
‘Each lawyer not only knows the law, but also his client and the client’s business, and this makes all the difference’.
Cementos Argos / Situm / Amarilo
Financiera Nacional de Desarrollo
Fideicomiso Lagos de Torca
Fernando Mazuera & Cía
Environment Tier 3
A market-leader in real estate and construction matters, Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados is best known for the strength of its environmental advisory focused on urban and planning matters. The five strong practice, led for the last three years by environmental specialist Natalia Nuñez, has consolidated its presence in a number of other sectors, including energy, mining and agricultural. The practice handles advisory on the dismantling of industries, public utilities, connectivity issues, environmental due diligence and representation in administrative environmental litigation, as well as processing licenses and permits. Senior associate Ángela Pinzón who focuses on environmental law and public services, provides key support.
‘It is a strengthened team. They know that clients always want to be up to date on rules and procedures. They are professional in their practice‘.
‘The commitment of their work with the client stands out. They are all very good. I acknowledge the work of Natalia Nuñez, Natalia Álvarez, Sandra Lizcano, Angela Caicedo, Julian Rojas, Margarita Hurtado, Cristo Ángel, and David Garzón, and that of Juan Manuel González. They are a very strong team‘.
‘They are reliable, competent, and friendly. I highlight Natalia Nuñez‘.
Autopistas Del Café
Club Náutico El Muña
Compañía Urbanizadora Toro y Constructora y Edificadora Ortiz (Torortiz)
Promotora Parque Industrial El Cortijo
Litigation Tier 3
Top tier urban planning and real estate firm Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados is particularly well versed in disputes related to real estate and construction. Acting for major companies in the sector, the department handles contentious matters in relation to public law, commercial law and criminal law –in cases related to the defence of private property and also fraud– and resolved through civil and commercial courts and arbitration. Managing partner Felipe Pinilla, a financial tax regulation specialist, and private law specialist Óscar Martínez co-head the nine-strong team. Founding partner Juan Manuel González, corporate co-head Camilo Andrés Hermida and fellow real estate co-head Ángela Caicedo also practice in the area. However, Camilo Baracaldo left to set his own practice in November 2019, as did associate Sebastián Jiménez in July 2020.
‘The PGP team in charge of the dispute resolution area is highly qualified, with high quality standards and customer service‘.
‘Juan Manuel González, Felipe Pinilla, Camilo Hermida, Óscar Martínez and Ángela Caicedo are strategists as well as good litigators‘.
‘We highlight Felipe Pinilla – his knowledge, experience, cunning and emotional intelligence.‘
‘Their experience, ethics and honesty in handling conflicts make them stand out. They differentiate themselves from their competitors by their dedication and commitment to their customers. Their qualities are the high degree of professionalism and self-control in the most difficult situations. Óscar Martínez and Sebastián Jiménez Orozco stand out‘.
Sebastián Caicedo y Carmen Villalobos
Zte Corporation (Colombia)
Diócesis de Zipaquirá
Desarrolladora de Zonas Francas
Banco Caja Social
Constructora de los Andes
Corporate and M&A Tier 4Best known for its expertise and profile in real estate and urban planning, Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados also advises national and international clients -especially those seeking to enter the Colombian market- from a broad array of industries (particularly pharmaceuticals and the services sectors), on corporate and transactional matters. The 10-strong department is led by founding partner Felipe Pinilla; Julián Felipe Rojas, who focuses on governance and contractual matters; and Camilo Andrés Hermida who, promoted to partner in 2019, handles deal structuring and M&A, securities trading and regulatory issues. Head of the environment and public utilities team, Natalia Nuñez is also recommended. The practice was recently strengthened at junior level by the arrival of two associates.
‘They are recommended for their seriousness, reputation and opportunity. Felipe Pinilla, Juan Manuel González and Natalia Nuñez are highlighted‘.
Grupo Amarey Nova Medical
Universidad de los Andes
Urbanizadora Santafe de Bogotá Urbansa
El Hombre de la Mancha
Elderly Transportation Services Transcita
Fideicomiso Lagos de Torca
Asociación para la Enseñanza Aspaen
Desarrollos Serena del Mar Sucursal Colombia
Universal Linc de Colombia
Tribeca Assets Managment
HBI Banca de Inversión
Abinbev Middle Americas
Inversiones Ecológicas .
Public law Tier 4
Recognised as the go-to firm for real estate and urban law matters, Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados' 'solid' public and administrative law department is highly specialised in litigation, administrative and constitutional law relating to land use and environmental law. Led by David Garzón, who is recommended for his knowledge and disposition, the seven-strong team primarily represents investors and major construction companies before local and national authorities on the seeking of annulments, in class actions and the preventing or lifting of sanctions against the development of housing, commercial and tourism projects.
‘The public law practice is solid on matters of urban law. PGP is an urban law boutique and its practice is solid with Juan Manuel González at the helm. David Garzón’s knowledge is also highlighted‘.
‘Knowledge of urban law, disposition and willingness to serve. Fast-paced in their responses, particularly David Garzón‘.
Cámara Colombiana de la Construcción Bogotá & Cundinamarca (Camacol B&C)
Constructora Fernando Mazuera
Arias Serna & Saravia
HBI Banca de Inversión
Tax Tier 4
Known for its specialism in real estate, Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados is the place to go for advice on local taxation regarding land and property, providing legal counsel on the tax aspects of real estate project development. María Helena Padilla directs a six-strong team that covers the entire spectrum of transactional, advisory and litigation work. Padilla, who joined from DirecTv Latin America in May 2019, is an expert in real estate law and telecommunication taxes, and also has extensive dispute resolution experience. Senior associate Melissa López is responsible for the dispute and compliance areas, while corporate department co-head Julian Felipe Rojas also intervenes in the sector.
|Mr Camilo Baracaldo||Partner and Manager of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice||View Profile|
|Mrs Ángela Caicedo||Partner and Manager of Urban and Real Estate Law practice||View Profile|
|Mr David Garzón||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Juan Manuel González Garavito||Founding partner and Director of the area of Urban Planning and Real…||View Profile|
|Mr. Camilo Hermida||Manager||View Profile|
|Mrs Sandra Milena Lizcano Zea||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr. Óscar Martinez||Manager of Departament||View Profile|
|Mrs Susana Mowerman Ocampo||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Natalia Núñez Vélez||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs María Fernanda Ortiz Cornejo||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Lina María Ospina Aristizábal||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr. Felipe Pinilla Acevedo||Founding partner and General Director||View Profile|
|Mr Rodrigo Prieto Martínez||Founding partner / Corporate and Business Advisory.||View Profile|
|Mrs. Martha Rico||Partner and Manager of the Urban Planning and Real State practice||View Profile|
|Mrs Natalia Robayo Bautista||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Cristina Rodríguez De La Hoz||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Mónica Johanna Rodríguez Trujillo||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr. Julián Rojas||Partner and Manager of Corporate Law practice||View Profile|
|Mrs Laura Rojas Alzate||Associate||View Profile|