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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Claudia Barrero

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate / M&A




Claudia Barrero focuses her practice on Banking, Finance and Capital Markets and Corporate / M&A. She has ample experience with mergers and acquisitions of listed companies, and has extensive experience in capital markets, infrastructure projects and corporate governance matters. She has acted as adviser to issuers on IPO's and debt issues, as well as to several Colombian and international clients in matters such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions and all related corporate governance aspects. She has also advised the Colombian government in various privatization processes, especially in the energy sector. She was recognized by Euromoney Legal Media Group's Americas Women in Business Law Awards with the award for Best Corporate Lawyer of the Year in Latin America (2014) and was listed as one of the Inspiring Women in Law in Latin America, by Latin Lawyer (2013). On behalf of the Colombian Stock Exchange she received recognition for the continued support and contribution to the strengthening of the stock market in Colombia (2011) and was included in the list of lawyers "Top 20 under 40" by Latin Lawyer (2004). She has taught in the area of capital markets in various universities in Colombia. Chambers Latin America 2016 mentions:“Claudia Barrero is praised by clients who say: "she is a very intelligent, efficient lawyer who is resourceful and able to find creative solutions to problems." They go on to add, "she really knows what she is doing."


Spanish, English


Claudia Barrero was the first non-American to chair the Board of SCG Legal, United States (2014), and is currently main member of the Board of SCG Legal, United States (2011-2016). She has been member of the board of financial institutions and domestic companies.


Cesa- Incolda-Bolsa de Valores de Colombia. Stock Market Operations – 2003. University of Exeter. LLM in International Business Legal Studies - 1995. Universidad de los Andes. Post-graduate degree in Commercial Law – 1994. Universidad Externado de Colombia. Law Degree – 1992.


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Claudia Barrero - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Claudia Barrero - Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Within: Corporate and M&A

Clients of Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría appreciate the ‘agile, timely, deep and successful service’ with contributions that have been ‘decisive for the success of operations’. Claudia Barrero led the counsel to Odinsa in the indirect sale of a 51. 22% stake of Genpac and certain accounts receivable. Hernando Padilla advised Osorio Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in Colombian microfinance company Crezcamos; the firm also advised on a loan obtained by Osorio for the acquisition of the holding. Martín Acero, Felipe Cuberos, Juan Carlos Rocha and recently appointed partner Nicolás Tirado also head the practice alongside Barrero and Padilla. Principal associate Luz María Mercado is also noted. Other clients include Gerdau Group, Grupo Argos, Scotiabank, Banco Colpatria, Old Mutual and Team Foods Colombia.

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