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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Jorge Di Terlizzi

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Infrastructure and Projects, Public Law




Jorge Di Terlizzi´s legal practice focuses on Infrastructure and Projects and Public Law. He advises diverse companies on contract law and corporate matters. He has been involved in important privatization and merger and acquisition projects. He is also and advisor on infrastructure matters for telecommunications, energy, roadway, airport and port concession companies, regarding their Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), and the financing, construction and equity-funding contracts. He is included in the third edition of The Best Lawyers in Colombia 2013, in the practice areas of Banking and Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate; Natural Resources. Chambers Latin America 2016 mentions: “Jorge Di Terlizzi is praised by clients for his "vast knowledge of the Colombian infrastructure sector." They add: "He is agile and creative - we can delegate all legal matters to him with the assurance that they will be in the safest of hands.”


Spanish, English


Jorge has been a member of the Board of Directors of Banistmo Trust Colombia S.A.(2005 -2007), of the Board of Directors of HSBC Trust Colombia S.A. (2007 – 2009), was President of the Board of the Chamber of Legal Services ANDI (2010) and member of the Board of Directors of ANDI, Bogotá sectional (2010). He was a member of the Expert’s Committee on Infrastructure Issues with the Presidential Transition Committee, Colombia (2010) and of the Board of Directors of B. Braun Medical S.A. (1998 – 2013). He was also member of the Board of Directors of Cables de Energía y Telecomunicaciones S.A. CENTELSA (2010 – 2011), member of the Board of Directors of IQ Outsourcing S.A. (2011 – 2013), and member of the Board of Directors of HSBC Bank Colombia S.A. (2008 -2014). He has been member of the Board of Fundación Compartamos, Colombia (2004 – 2014) and of the Board of Fundación Génesis, Colombia (2013 – 2014). He is currently member of the Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure (“CCI”) (2007 – 2015) and of the of the Board of Directors of the Colombian – Chinese Investment & Commerce Chamber (2013 – 2015).


Universidad de Los Andes. Post-graduate degree in Commercial Law - 1991. Universidad de Los Andes. Law Degree - 1989.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Without a doubt the best in Colombia’ is how some clients see Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría’s 14-strong team, which has broad experience in banking, capital market and structured finance transactions, as well as in regulatory issues, and advises on product structuring, the incorporation of financial entities and authorization for the acquisition, merger and/or division of such entities. Juan Fernando Gaviria and Jorge Di Terlizzi are both highly regarded and led the first long-term financing of a private initiative road project in Colombia by advising Goldman Sachs, as structuring bank, and Bancolombia et al, as lenders, on the 4G Antioquia-Bolivar road project. The team also acted as local counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch regarding GNB Sudameris’ $300m notes issue. In addition to Gaviria, key practitioners Claudia Barrero, Hernando Padilla and Javier Valle co-head the practice. Other clients include Credit Suisse, Neuberger Berman Europe Limited and Colombia Movil.

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Jorge Di Terlizzi - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Within: Projects

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uríahas a deep team and is always available’. Juan Fernando Gaviria, ‘who has a great commercial point of view and great depth of legal knowledge’, and Jorge Di Terlizzi, who is also ‘highly recommended’, co-lead the 18-strong team. The practice acted as counsel to Goldman Sachs, as structuring bank, on the financing of a PPP for the construction, rehabilitation, improvement, operation, and maintenance of the 550km toll road concession Conexión Antioquia – Bolívar; it will be the first private initiative fourth generation project to be financed in Colombia. The team is also advising Abertis on the evaluation of and negotiation process for the acquisition of a controlling interest in three different SPVs holding 4G concession projects. Associates Carolina Duque and Carlos Padilla are also noted. Other clients include Inter-American Development Bank, JP Morgan, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Acciona Infraestructuras.

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Led by ‘specialistsJorge Di Terlizzi and Diego Cardona, the practice at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría provides ongoing regulatory telecommunications advice to local and multinational media and technology companies regarding all their regional legal matters. The team also advises on data protection and privacy regulations. Recent matters include assisting B Braun Medical (and its Colombian affiliates) with the design and implementation of the measures required to comply with data protection regulation requirements in connection with the collection and processing of data in the healthcare sector and through the use of new digital technologies – and also the registration of the companies’ data bases in the National Database Registry. Other clients include Visa International, Mondelez, Nokia and Radio Cadena Nacional.

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