Firm Profile > Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados > Bogota, Colombia

Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados
AV CALLE 72 N 6-30
PISO 9 y 14
BOGOTA
Colombia

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.

 

Testimonials

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’.

Key clients

Entorno Urbano

Constructora Conconcreto

Amarilo

Cementos Argos / Situm / Amarilo

Financiera Nacional de Desarrollo

Constructora Colpatria

Prodesa

Fideicomiso Lagos de Torca

Fernando Mazuera & Cía

Promotora Andalucía

Inverandino

Urbansa

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.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

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‘.

Key clients

Prodesa

Agrobetania

Autopistas Del Café

Club Náutico El Muña

Compañía Urbanizadora Toro y Constructora y Edificadora Ortiz (Torortiz)

Amarilo

Promotora Parque Industrial El Cortijo

Escalar

Apiros

Tao Tao

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.

Testimonials

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‘.

Key clients

Sebastián Caicedo y Carmen Villalobos

Avianca

Inversiones Mad

Zte Corporation (Colombia)

Diócesis de Zipaquirá

Desarrolladora de Zonas Francas

Ospinas

Actual Constructora

Banco Caja Social

Coltefinanciera

Amarilo

Cemex Colombia

Constructora de los Andes

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Best 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.

Testimonials

They are recommended for their seriousness, reputation and opportunity. Felipe Pinilla,  Juan Manuel González and Natalia Nuñez are highlighted‘.

Key clients

Grupo Amarey Nova Medical

Universidad de los Andes

Carboquimica

Urbanizadora Santafe de Bogotá Urbansa

El Hombre de la Mancha

TGA Colombia

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

Arbeláez Family

Abinbev Middle Americas

CCLA  Group

Inversiones Ecológicas .

PCG Constructores

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.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

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‘.

Key clients

Cámara Colombiana de la Construcción Bogotá & Cundinamarca (Camacol B&C)

Constructora Fernando Mazuera

Constructora Bolívar

Código Proyectos

Constructora Hayuelos

Arias Serna & Saravia

Ventura Capital

HBI Banca de Inversión

Amarilo

Ingeurbe

Grupo Contempo

Ospinas

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.

Key clients

Apiros

Belenus

Constructora Prodesa

Cimento Inmuebles Comerciales

Zaffiro

Akila

MPS Mayorista de Colombia

Jardines del Apogeo

Generarco

Photo Name Position Profile
 Mr Camilo Baracaldo  photo Mr Camilo Baracaldo Partner and Manager of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice
 Mrs Ángela Caicedo  photo Mrs Ángela Caicedo Partner and Manager of Urban and Real Estate Law practice
 Mr David Garzón  photo Mr David Garzón Associate
 Mr Juan Manuel González Garavito  photo Mr Juan Manuel González Garavito Founding partner and Director of the area of Urban Planning and Real…
 Mr. Camilo Hermida  photo Mr. Camilo Hermida Manager
 Mrs Sandra Milena Lizcano Zea  photo Mrs Sandra Milena Lizcano Zea Associate
 Mr. Óscar Martinez  photo Mr. Óscar Martinez Manager of Departament
 Mrs Susana Mowerman Ocampo  photo Mrs Susana Mowerman Ocampo Associate
 Mrs Natalia Núñez Vélez  photo Mrs Natalia Núñez Vélez Associate
 Mrs María Fernanda Ortiz Cornejo  photo Mrs María Fernanda Ortiz Cornejo Associate
 Mrs Lina María Ospina Aristizábal  photo Mrs Lina María Ospina Aristizábal Associate
 Mr. Felipe Pinilla Acevedo  photo Mr. Felipe Pinilla Acevedo Founding partner and General Director
 Mr Rodrigo Prieto Martínez  photo Mr Rodrigo Prieto Martínez Founding partner / Corporate and Business Advisory.
 Mrs. Martha Rico  photo Mrs. Martha Rico Partner and Manager of the Urban Planning and Real State practice
 Mrs Natalia Robayo Bautista  photo Mrs Natalia Robayo Bautista Associate
 Mrs Cristina Rodríguez De La Hoz  photo Mrs Cristina Rodríguez De La Hoz Associate
 Mrs Mónica Johanna Rodríguez Trujillo  photo Mrs Mónica Johanna Rodríguez Trujillo Associate
 Mr. Julián Rojas  photo Mr. Julián Rojas Partner and Manager of Corporate Law practice
 Mrs Laura Rojas Alzate  photo Mrs Laura Rojas Alzate Associate