Posse Herrera Ruiz > Bogota, Colombia > Firm Profile

Posse Herrera Ruiz
CRA 7 NO 71-52
TORRE A, PISO 5
BOGOTÁ
Colombia

Colombia > Capital markets Tier 1

In early 2022, Posse Herrera Ruiz bolstered its capital markets offering with the hire of regulatory specialist Natalia Escobar, who joined from the Bank for International Settlements — and, prior to that position, held the role of Deputy Superintendent at the Financial Superintendence of Colombia. High-profile sector specialist Mariana Posse continues to steer the finance and capital markets groups and is experienced in both debt and equity matters. Posse recently led the firm’s advice to Sociedad Concesionaria Vial Montes de María, and its sponsor Sacyr Concesiones Colombia, on the COP$760bn notes offering by Patrimonio Autónomo Montes de María. Director Jesús Albarrán, who brings to bear robust cross-border experience, and associate Silvana Lattanzio, who previously worked in the legal department of Davivienda Bank, provide specialised support.

Practice head(s):

Mariana Posse

Key clients

Vial Montes de María / Sacyr Concesiones Colombia

Grupo Nutresa

Grupo Orbis

Smurfit Kappa

Auna

Cemex Latam Holdings

Grupo Bolivar

Odinsa

Oriflame

Pactia

Work highlights

  • Advised Sociedad Concesionaria Vial Montes de María, and its sponsor Sacyr Concesiones Colombia, on the COP$760bn notes offering by Patrimonio Autónomo Montes de María.
  • Advised Grupo Nutresa on the takeover bids launched for Grupo Nutresa and Grupo Sura by the Gilinski Group and the Abi Dhabi-based Royal Group.

City focus > Medellín Tier 1

Housing ‘a strong interdisciplinary team, with experts in complementary issues', Posse Herrera Ruiz's Medellín offering is not merely a satellite office, but a significant player in the local market. The full-service heavyweight continues to invest in its platform the city, most recently promoting  infrastructure and public law specialist Cristina Vásquez to partner in January 2022 — she is fully based in Medellín. Among Vásquez’s recent mandates, she notably led the firm’s advice to Akuo Energy on the financing of its Planeta Rica renewable energy project. The group also benefits from the senior experience of dispute resolution heavy-hitter Carolina Posada and international trade and tax specialist Juan Camilo De Bedout — both split their time between Bogotá and Medellín. The office is further supported by a talented band of associates and directors, which includes new customs and international trade director María Paula Sánchez, who joined in October 2021 from local boutique Legal Comex. Additional capable associates include dispute resolution-focused Natalia Tobón, who ‘stands out for her knowledge in the procedural field', and Julián Aguirre, who has an emphasis on corporate matters, investment funds and fintech.

Practice head(s):

Cristina Vásquez; Juan Camilo de Bedout; Carolina Posada

Testimonials

‘In the Medellin office, Natalia Tobón stands out for her knowledge in the procedural field, while Cristina Vásquez has extensive experience in public infrastructure, and in the corporate relations of companies in this sector with the different interest groups (banks, insurance companies, investors and public contracting entities).’

A strong interdisciplinary team, with experts in complementary issues, which ensures the proper development of the projects entrusted to it.

‘The skills of the team to highlight are: flexibility, innovation and a pro-business approach. Compared to other teams it is very favourable. The collaboration between all the areas and teams of the firm allowed a successful closure of the project.’

‘Posse Herrera’s legal team is characterised by its excellence in providing legal services and in the availability of partners to directly attend to the client’s needs, working in co-ordination with the other members of the respective areas.’

‘We had the opportunity to work with PHR in their Medellin offices and we were very impressed with the top-notch work done by the team. Lawyers provided very timely and well-thought-out advice — and at a reasonable cost.’

‘First-class professionals, with detailed knowledge of the client’s needs and very empathic with the client. Carolina Posada in particular is fantastic, very smart and strategic, which was vital for our client to be successful.’

‘Posse Herrera’s team of lawyers is specialised in different areas of law and offers comprehensive legal concept for its clients, depending on their needs, and providing time and dedication as required to address the matter of interest.’

‘We highlight the firm for its specialisations in different disciplines, such as administrative law, tax, free regime and dispute resolution.’

Key clients

Akuo Energy

BTG Pactual

Ciclotron

Visum Real Estate Fund

Nutresa

ConConcreto

Auteco

Coninsa Ramon H

UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones

Divertrónica

Grupo Sura

Sura Asset Management

Bancolombia

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Orbis on the sale of the company to Akzo Nobel Coatings.
  • Represented ConConcreto and Coninsa Ramon H in several litigation cases stemming from the collapse of a tunnel in the Hidroitungo dam and hydroelectric project.
  • Advised multilatina Grupo Sura on local dispute resolution cases, as well as on matters relating to wealth taxes levied on certain individuals whose net worth is above a certain threshold.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Posse Herrera Ruiz houses a full-service corporate and M&A practice, which routinely advises on a wide range of transactional, commercial and compliance matters. Widely recognised as a market leader in energy-related deals, where it frequently links up with its top-tier energy and natural resources department, it also has a particularly strong presence in the technology, infrastructure and real estate fields. Managing partner Jaime Herrera spearheads the M&A group and is sought after by both domestic and multinational clients; he recently paired up with Oscar Tutasaura to advise the Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional and the Colombian Ministry of Finance on the local aspects of the $3.6bn sale of its 51.4% stake in Interconexión Eléctrica to Ecopetrol. On the technology side, Jaime Cubillos advised Webhelp on the Colombian corporate aspects of its acquisition of Onelink Holdings. On the infrastructure front, talented M&A specialist Gabriel Sánchez teamed up with infrastructure and public law head José Alejandro Torres, as well as the finance and tax teams, to advise Odinsa on the creation of an investment platform for toll road assets in Colombia and the region. Among the group’s key associates, Catalina Noreña, Susana Gómez Ramírez, Christian Diaz Ordoñez and Camilo Loveras provide ongoing support in corporate and M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jaime Herrera

Key clients

Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional

Colombian Ministry of Finance

Grupo Energía de Bogotá

Union Acquisition Corp II

Parque Arauco

Webhelp

Odinsa

SNC-Lavalin

Prosus (MIH Edtech Investments)

Clear Ocean

Christofferson, Robb & Company

John Laing, Construcciones el Cóndor, Concesión la Pintada

Banco Davivienda

Grupo Orbis

IHS Towers

Indra Soluciones Tecnologías de la Información

Shareholders of Seven4N

Elis

HDI Seguros

Bancolombia

Work highlights

  • Acted as Colombian legal counsel to the Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional and the Colombian Ministry of Finance in the $3.6bn sale of its 51.4% stake in Interconexión Eléctrica to Ecopetrol.
  • Acted as Colombian legal counsel to SNC-Lavalin in the sale of, among others, its Colombian and Peruvian operations.
  • Advised Grupo de Energía de Bogotá on the local aspects of the due diligence and merger process of (i) Emgesa, (ii) Codensa, (iii) EGP Colombia and (iv) ESSA 2 — creating Enel Colombia as a result of the merger.

Dispute resolution > Arbitration Tier 1

The ‘very comprehensive' arbitration practice at Posse Herrera Ruiz strikes the right note with sources for consistently committing the ‘maximum effort in satisfying the needs of its clients'. The sizeable 12-lawyer-strong group represents local and international clients on a mix of domestic and international arbitration, including commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and arbitral award enforcement proceedings. Among the names to note, Daniel Posse is recommended for his ‘enormous experience in dealing with judicial and arbitration processes‘; he led the firm’s advice to the members of the CCC Ituango consortium in an arbitration against Empresas Públicas de Medellín concerning liability for the collapse of the auxiliary diversion gallery of the Ituango Hydroelectric Project. Posse co-heads the department alongside Carolina Posada, who ‘integrates very well into work teams' and has notched up an impressive record of cases in the construction, energy and defence spheres. The practice also fields an impressive second line of younger lawyers, with senior associate Estefania Ponce standing out for her marked focus on arbitration — notably, she is qualified in Colombia, New York and Paris. Additionally, sources highlight senior associate Laura Vengoechea (‘a good legal command of the issues'), associate Natalia Tobón (‘technically impeccable'), and associate Daniela Corchuelo (‘great knowledge in procedural matters'). Senior associate María Isabel Osorio and associate Alejandro Casas also provide capable support.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Posse; Carolina Posada

Testimonials

‘PHR lawyers are experienced people, with in-depth knowledge of the law and jurisprudence in Colombia. They defend our interests while always maintaining maximum objectivity on the issues in dispute, advising us on whether or not it is coherent to defend. Their arguments and legal strategies are solid and generate confidence in the defence of our interests.’

‘The team commits the maximum effort in satisfying the needs of its clients, devoting all the time that is necessary to meet the objectives set. There is excellent co-ordination between the members of the work team — they are also capable of forming effective work teams with external allies.’

‘The PHR team is very comprehensive, covering all the different areas of law. Additionally, it incorporates the advice of experts, who strengthen the legal arguments of our defence. It is an office with experience and extensive knowledge that generates confidence in its ability to defend our interests — always within the framework of legality and transparency.’

‘We appreciate how lawyers get involved and strive to understand business issues, and the client, in order to attend all the processes in their charge; its search for efficient and effective solutions to the situations that arise; its availability to attend and resolve all concerns; and its excellent client service.’

‘Daniel Posse has enormous experience in dealing with judicial and arbitration processes, extensive knowledge of procedural matters and a great ability to direct and lead the team. Carolina Posada has extensive legal knowledge in different areas of law, especially procedural matters, integrates very well into work teams and has enormous experience in arbitration matters.’

‘Carolina Posada is diligent. She knows the civil regime in Colombia very well. Laura Vengoechea is very attentive, she is usually available to discuss any point and has a good legal command of the issues.’

‘Associate Natalia Tobón is an excellent litigation lawyer. She gave us peace of mind regarding our position during the arbitration process. She also proved to be technically impeccable, showing a clear knowledge of the legal concepts required to undertake the arbitration.’

‘Associate Daniela Corchuelo is characterised by her great knowledge in procedural matters and especially in the field of arbitration. She has a practical sense that allows her to properly apply knowledge and has great charisma that allows her to establish very good relationships with clients and colleagues.’

Key clients

South32 Investments

Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa

Constructora Conconcreto

Naturgy Distribución Latinoamérica

Industria Militar

Une EPM Telecomunicaciones

Sociedad Minera de Santander

Alianza Fiduciaria

Energizer Holdings

Elis Colombia

Colombia Movil

Trina Solar

Maped

Work highlights

  • Represented UK-based South 32 Investments in an arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Colombia, under ICSID rules, pursuant to the Colombia-UK BIT.
  • Represented the members of the CCC Ituango consortium (Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa, Camargo Corrêa Infra, Constructora Conconcreto and Coninsa Ramón H) in an international arbitration against Empresas Públicas de Medellín, concerning liability for the collapse of the auxiliary diversion gallery of the Ituango Hydroelectric Project.
  • Advised Industria Militar on an international arbitration initiated by Orica, under the rules of the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, relating to a co-production agreement.

Dispute resolution > Litigation Tier 1

Put simply, dispute resolution powerhouse Posse Herrera Ruiz fields ‘a dream team' in the litigation area, with lawyers receiving rave reviews for being ‘soft in their treatment but implacable on the battlefield‘. The group’s commercial awareness and swift responsive times are notably recurring themes among sources, with one asserting: ‘They do not miss a deadline, or a delivery’. Covering the full gamut of contentious matters, the firm has notched up an impressive record of appearances throughout all of the lower civil and administrative courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Justice, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court. The deep bench counts four partners among its ranks, with widely revered department co-head Daniel Posse highlighted for his ‘commitment, responsibility and initiative in generating solutions'; he is representing Granitos y Mármoles in a consumer protection proceeding brought by Edificio Peñas Blancas alleging defects to the façade of the building. Fellow group co-lead Carolina Posadaknows when to fight and when to reconcile'; she is advising Alianza Fiduciaria on a $5.5m contractual dispute proceeding. Pablo Enrique Sierra, who is focused on litigation, and Juan Pablo Bonilla, who has a broad litigation and arbitration practice, are also recommended at partner level. Associate support is provided by senior María Isabel Osorio (‘always there to meet the needs of clients') and intermediate associates Natalia Tobón (‘stands out for her professionalism, kindness and knowledge of the client'), Laura Vengoechea (‘very detailed and studious') and Pedro Miguel Alvarez, who has an emphasis on arbitration and corporate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Posse; Carolina Posada

Testimonials

‘Posse Herrera Ruíz stands out for having a highly capable litigation team, in which the client feels supported, even if the partner is not present. I also highlight the ease with which lawyers understand and apply business strategy to the litigation, without limiting themselves to the procedural issues.’

‘PHR has successfully supported us, for three years, in a complex legal process and under a restrictive pandemic environment. The incorporation of translators, accounting experts, bilingual sessions and especially a great capacity to understand, plan and recommend our best position has been necessary in the process.’

‘The difference with other firms is noticeable; it is distinguished by its ethics, punctuality and quality of work. Lawyers are experts at what they do. They don’t make mistakes. They do not miss a deadline, or a delivery. If they tell you Monday, it is not Tuesday, nor Wednesday; it is Monday.’

‘Carolina Posada is impeccable. Her legal skills never cease to amaze me and she is also very practical. She knows when to fight and when to reconcile, which I appreciate very much — she does not wear me out with useless cases. Her writings are of unparalleled quality and her attention to detail leaves no loose ends.’

‘Daniel Posse, together with his work team — especially Pedro Álvarez, who is in charge of dealing with the company’s affairs — demonstrates a high degree of commitment, responsibility and initiative in generating solutions and alternatives for assigned issues.’

‘María Isabel Osorio (senior associate) and Daniel Posse are always there to meet the needs of clients. The team has extensive knowledge and experience in the field.’

‘Natalia Tobón stands out for her professionalism, kindness and knowledge of the client, which conveys confidence and security, being the main qualities sought from a law firm with the reputation of PHR.’

‘Laura Vengoechea is very detailed and studious and produces very satisfactory results. Together with Carolina Posada, she forms a dream team, which is very soft in their treatment but implacable on the battlefield. I couldn’t be in better hands.’

Key clients

Bancolombia

Organización Terpel

Consorcio CCC Ituango

Alianza Fiduciaria

Automotores Toyota

Yuma Concesionaria

Colombia Móvil Tigo

Frontera Energy

Sociedad Minera de Santander

Diageo

Hidrocarburos del Casanare

Repsol Colombia Oil & Gas

Maped

Une EPM Telecomunicaciones

Industria Militar

Ventus Colombia

Drummond

Tractebel GKW

Premex

Divertrónica

Indega

Distoyota

Praco Didacol

Cerro Matoso

Acción Fiduciaria

Colsubisidio

BTG Pactual

Work highlights

  • Advising Consorcio CCC Ituango in more than 60 judicial proceedings initiated by inhabitants living near the Cauca River, who seek compensation of damages in relation to the Ituango Hydroelectric Project.
  • Representing Granitos y Mármoles in a consumer protection proceeding brought by Edificio Peñas Blancas alleging defects to the façade of the building and requesting its replacement.
  • Defending Organización Terpel in an unfair competition litigation initiated by Ludesa.

Colombia > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

The ‘very friendly and attentive' team at Posse Herrera Ruiz is distinguished by its ‘availability, pro-positive disposition and comprehensive advice', according to sources. The full-service practice shines in all key pillars of energy and natural resources work, from bidding applications, through to financing, construction and transactional matters — across all core industry segments. It also routinely works hand-in-hand with other departments in the firm, such as environmental and corporate, to provide support on large-scale energy projects and transactions. Department head Alvaro José Rodríguez maintains a comprehensive energy practice, with an enviable track record in electricity and hydrocarbons matters; he is acting alongside the financial services team to advise Akuo Energy on the development and financing of the Planeta Rica photovoltaic project. Director Diana Salazar spearheads the firm’s mining offering and stands out for her ‘knowledge, technical experience and, above all, for the service she provides'; she brings to bear robust in-house experience following previous roles at Tigers Realm Minerals and Uranium One. Newly promoted partner (January 2022) Mariana Sánchez is additionally recommended for her focus on the natural resources, energy, and infrastructure areas. Clients also single out associate Erika Serrano Rojas, who supports on natural resources and environmental law matters.

Practice head(s):

Alvaro José Rodríguez

Testimonials

‘Posse Herrera Ruiz has been supporting us for some time on issues related to public services, especially energy issues. We have done very well with their advice. The entire team is very friendly and attentive to resolving our concerns.’

‘We have been working with PHR for eight years, initially as advisors on regulatory, environmental and contractual issues for our refinery, but more recently on a photovoltaic energy project. PHR offers us a 24/7 service on critical issues, is always available and provides access to different legal areas related to our activity.’

‘For more technical issues (electricity or environmental technical matters) it offers us access to their external team of engineers and environmentalists. This is a very valuable plus for us.’

‘We value the firm’s availability, pro-positive disposition and comprehensive advice on different matters. We interacted with the partners Mariana Sanchez and Alvaro José Rodríguez, and with environmental associate Erika Serrano Rojas.’

‘Strengths: excellent customer management; timely and quality responses. Skills: the knowledge of the partners, and the lawyers in charge of the matters entrusted to them, give the client peace of mind that it is receiving the best quality of advice. Compared to other firms, it stands out for the quality of its service and the excellence of its lawyers.’

‘We know that the firm has the best lawyers to deal with the issues and carry them out with quality and on time. It is very pleasing to see how all the documents and works that come out of the firm have a stamp that identifies them — that is, it all comes out written in the same way, in the same format, etc.’

‘Director Diana Salazar stands out for her knowledge, technical experience and, above all, for the service she provides to the client. She is timely, friendly, attentive, takes the time to thoroughly explain the risks and benefits of a specific case. Diana is a truly outstanding attorney.’

‘Alvaro José Rodríguez’s team is excellent. Lawyers Mariana Sanchez and Erika Serrano Rojas, who support him on energy and natural resources issues, are accomplished, structured and creative. They are a close firm, providing excellent service and always helping the business.’

Key clients

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Arrow Exploration

Conoco Phillips

Cedco (The Carlyle Group)

Energo-pro

BHP Chile

SeaOne Caribbean

Northland Power

Hidrocasanare

Yara

Oiltanking

Agnico Eagle Mines

Sociedad Minera de Santander (Minesa)

Triple Flag Precious Metals

Work highlights

  • Acted for Akuo Energy on the development and financing of the Planeta Rica photovoltaic project and in the negotiation of a joint venture agreement for MPC Energy Solutions to co-invest in the project.
  • Advised Northland Power on the development and $9m financing of the 16MW Helios photovoltaic power generation project.
  • Acted for Atlas Renewable Energy in the due diligence and acquisition of a 160MW photovoltaic generation project.

Colombia > Tax Tier 1

Distinguished by its ‘strong business vision', Posse Herrera Ruiz's tax group also stands out for being one of the largest teams in the market. The 32-strong group, which is spread between the firm’s Bogotá, Medellín, and Barranquilla offices, covers the waterfront on tax matters, with highly regarded offerings in transactional tax, tax planning, contentious work and transfer pricing. High-profile tax expert Juan Guillermo Ruiz heads the practice and recently advised on one of the year’s headline mandates when he led the tax advice to the Colombian Government on the $3.6bn sale of its controlling shareholding of ISA to Ecopetrol. Other senior names in this ‘dynamic tax team' include tax litigation specialist Juan Camilo De Bedout and Jaime Gómez, who focuses on tax planning and was promoted to partner in January 2022. However, transactional tax specialist Juan David Velasco left the firm in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Juan Guillermo Ruiz

Testimonials

‘Those who provide us with their services in this firm, are very timely in their responses and extremely detailed. Lawyers prioritise knowing us and understanding our business to provide us with the best possible advice.’

PHR supports us on different projects that have the particularity of not only requiring tax knowledge but also a holistic vision of the business to able to make the best decisions. The firm stands out compared to others for its strong business vision, which is why it has been a good partner for our projects.

Both Juan Guillermo Ruiz and Jaime Gómez stand out for their very good dispositions and holistic vision. In the case of Juan Guillermo, his vast experience is evident; he has great knowledge of the market and its different actors.’

‘A dynamic tax team.’

‘Juan Camilo De Bedout shows his experience and his desire to always be at the forefront of the issues he handles. He cares as if it were his business, when he provides his advice.’

Key clients

Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público

Grupo de Energía de Bogotá

Anglo American

Odinsa

Sacyr

UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones

United Health Group

Seguros Generales Suramericana

EDP Renovaveis

Christofferson, Rob & Company

Work highlights

  • Advised the Colombian Government (Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público) on the tax aspects of the sale of its controlling shareholding of ISA to Ecopetrol.
  • Advised Grupo de Energía de Bogotá on the tax aspects of the negotiation and implementation of a reorganisation structure with Enel Americas involving the merger of Codensa, EGP Colombia and Enel Green Power into Emgesa (which is the resulting entity).
  • Acted for Anglo American on the tax aspects of the indirect sale of a Colombian-situs asset (branch of a foreign entity of the mining sector).

Colombia > Banking and finance Tier 2

Over the past year, Posse Herrera Ruiz acted on a slew of finance transactions for both lenders and borrowers, with a marked emphasis on the infrastructure and energy sectors. The group is also well versed in regulatory and fintech-related matters. Finance and capital markets head Mariana Posse is widely revered for her deep experience in both transactional and regulatory issues and recently reviewed Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s $501.7m credit agreement with the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros. Following the departure of director Lina Lineros towards the end of 2021, Natalia Escobar joined the group as partner in early 2022. Escobar is particularly recommended for her track record in banking regulation, gained from previous stints at both the Bank for International Settlements as well as the Financial Superintendence. At director level, the increasingly prominent Jesús Albarrán is noted for his activity in finance and capital markets work; he recently supported Posse in the firm’s representation of Canada, as lender, on a sovereign loan to Colombia. The two-partner team also includes finance-focused associates Alejandro González and Mauricio Nieto.

Practice head(s):

Mariana Posse

Key clients

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

JP Morgan Chase Bank

China Development Bank

Mizuho Bank

Bank of America National Association

Banco Davivienda

Itaú Corpbanca Chile

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones

MUFG Bank

BCI Asset Management Administradora General de Fondos

Mercado Bitcoin

Creditos Orbe

Work highlights

  • Advised Puerto Antioquia on a cross-border project financing divided into two facilities, worth up to $393.7m, and also on a cross-border amended and restated financing agreement, worth up to $130m.
  • Conducted a review and analysis of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s $501.7m credit agreement with the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros.
  • Advised Concesión La Pintada, and its sponsors Odinsa and West Valley JL Holdco, on the $278m refinancing of the Pacífico 2 Toll Road project.

Colombia > Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Always available and attentive‘, Posse Herrera Ruiz‘s competition group is distinguished by its ‘impeccable‘ client service. Noted for his ‘clear and timely‘ advice, department head Jorge De Los Ríos steers a well-rounded team that advises on a mix of merger reviews, antitrust investigations and competition litigation. Recent highlights included advising Grupo Orbis on merger proceedings connected to its acquisition by AkzoNobel Coatings International, and also representing Laboratorio Franco Colombiano Lafrancol in two SIC investigations concerning the alleged violation of the domestic drug price control regime — De los Ríos led both sets of matters. The group also includes newly promoted partner Juan Pablo Bonilla, who has a focus on conflict resolution; as well as associates Laura Torrado and Adriana Otero, who both support on competition, data protection and consumer protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Jorge De los Ríos

Testimonials

‘The firm stands out for the quality of the service it provides. Lawyers are clear and timely, and their concepts are concrete. Jorge De los Ríos (partner) and Laura Torrado (associate) stand out.’

‘The Posse Herrera Ruiz team, led by Jorge De los Ríos, has proven experience in mass consumption and large transactions, which is extremely important for companies like ours.’

‘We have noticed the constant follow-up and supervision of the partner in all our requests. Likewise, there have been changes within the area that have not affected the work conducted at all.’

‘We also emphasise that the rates are fair and that the lawyers of the practice are always available and attentive to our requirements.’

‘We value the close customer service provided by Jorge De los Ríos and associate Adriana Otero, their knowledge of mass consumption industries and their response times’

‘We would highlight the experience and professionalism of its lawyers, at all levels. In addition, the service is timely.’

‘Lawyers care about knowing their clients in order to give complete advice. In addition to their experience and professionalism, they stand out for their customer service, which is always impeccable.’

Key clients

Thoma Bravo

Occidental Petroleum

Diageo / Diageo Colombia

Arcelor Mittal

TCS Solution Center Sucursal Colombia

Adidas

Automotores Toyota Colombia

Delta Airlines

Halliburton

Ingebombas

Jerónimo Martins

Mecanoelectro

Praco Didacol

Ingram

SKBergé

Work highlights

  • Advised Saint-Gobain Weber Colombia on the merger proceeding connected to the acquisition by Cementos Argos of a minority of shares previously held by Saint-Gobain Colombia.
  • Represented Colombia Móvil in presenting a request for precautionary measures against Telefonica for damages in Tigo’s infrastructure while deploying its communications networks.
  • Represented Halliburton (Colombia), and several senior management employees, in an administrative investigation conducted by the SIC for allegedly withholding invoices and preventing the exercise of factoring operations.

Colombia > Environment Tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz scores highly with clients for its ability to provide ‘24/7 service on critical issues'. The team covers a wide range of environmental law matters, with strong showings in permitting, sanctioning, project development and transactions. Notably, the environmental group is closely aligned with the firm’s energy department, which translates into a marked focus on energy and natural resources clients. That being said, it also has strong experience in the agriculture, construction and manufacturing spheres. Natural resources head Alvaro José Rodríguez oversees the practice and handles a balance of regulatory and contentious work. Key support is provided by senior associate Erika Serrano Rojas, who advises on energy and environmental law. Associate Julián Manrique left for an in-house role at Prime Energía in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Alvaro José Rodríguez

Testimonials

We have been working with PHR for eight years, initially as advisors on regulatory, environmental and contractual issues for our refinery, but more recently on a photovoltaic energy project. PHR offers us a 24/7 service on critical issues, is always available and provides access to different legal areas related to our activity.’

For more technical issues (electricity or environmental technical matters), the team offers us access to its external team of engineers and environmentalists. This is a very valuable ‘plus’ for us.

We value the firm’s availability, pro-positive disposition and comprehensive advice on different matters. We interacted with the partners Mariana Sanchez (energy and natural resources) and Alvaro José Rodríguez, and with environmental associate Erika Serrano Rojas.’

Key clients

Occidental Petroleum

Unilever

Incubadora Santander

Greenland

Auteco

Renewable Resources Group

Agnico Eagle Mines

Work highlights

  • Advising Minesa on the preparation of a reconsideration petition against the decision of the National Agency for Environmental Licences (ANLA) to dismiss Minesa’s second mining application for an environmental licence on the grounds of alleged insufficiency of technical information.
  • Advising Hidrocarburos del Casanare on structuring legal strategy and preparing its defence in an environmental sanctioning process related to the alleged violation of atmospheric emissions regulations.
  • Acting for Mainstream Renewable Colombia on the structuring of contracts for the development of environmental studies in various renewable energy projects to be developed in La Guajira.

Colombia > International trade and customs Tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz‘s international trade practice has witnessed some significant changes of late. Most notably, director María Paula Sánchez joined the group in October 2021 from her own firm, Legal Comex; she now heads the department, following the departure of former practice head Juan David Barbosa the same month. At the end of 2021, the firm also added former sole practitioner Ramiro Araujo Segovia as counsel. The team also leans on the senior expertise of customs tax specialist Juan Guillermo Ruiz, as well as tax and customs litigator Juan Camilo De Bedout. Key names at associate level include Ana María Vega, whose practice focuses exclusively on international trade and customs law; and Daniela Lozada, who advises on tax, customs and international trade litigation. Associate Juan David López left in May 2021.

Practice head(s):

María Paula Sanchez

Testimonials

‘The team’s strong points are its knowledge of the topics, its responsive follow-ups and its practicality in recommendations.’

‘We value lawyers for their practicality.’

Key clients

ProColombia

Formaplax

Optum Global Solutions Colombia

Adidas

Yara Colombia

CI ADM Colombia

Anadarko Colombia Company (sucursal Colombia)

Espejos

Diageo Colombia

Ciclotrón Colombia

Luzar Trading

Madecentro Colombia

Work highlights

  • Advised United Health Group subsidiary Optum Global Solutions Colombia, on obtaining approval for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to facilitate a business outsourcing process (BPO).
  • Successfully represented Adidas’ interests in the judicial process related to a customs valuation controversy regarding imports.
  • Advised Norwegian chemicals multinational, Yara, regarding an analysis of the import operations of bulk and customs operations which involve the participation of different related companies located in several jurisdictions.

Colombia > Labour and employment Tier 2

In April 2022, Posse Herrera Ruiz hired senior specialist Vicente Umaña into the labour and employment practice from Holland & Knight; he now leads the department following the concurrent exit of former group head Carolina Camacho Solana. The practice advises on a broad spectrum of related matters, with notable experience in transactional support work, collective bargaining, compliance issues, labour disputes and immigration. At associate level, key names include Natalia Villamil (who has an emphasis on contentious matters), and Andrés Paz.

Practice head(s):

Vicente Umaña

Key clients

Ascensores Schindler

Reckitt Beckinser

Placacentro Masisa

Amex

Cencosud

Yara

Seguros Bolivar

Syngenta

Amazon

Michael Page

Work highlights

  • Advised Evertec on the retirement process of the General Manager over a negotiation period of approximately nine months, and on structuring a consulting contract for the hiring of the former employee as a consultant.
  • Advised Baseball Club Seattle (owners of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball franchise), on successfully negotiating an out-of-court termination of claims filed by a former contractor.
  • Advised TCS Solution Center (Colombia branch) on day-to-day labour and employment matters in Colombia, including training on several different levels of labour matters and crafting regional labour policies.

Colombia > Life sciences Tier 2

Noted for its ‘team of excellent professionals', full-service firm  Posse Herrera Ruiz fields a capable life sciences offering that has a focus on patent prosecution and regulatory consultancy. The practice acts for a diverse spread of clients, with robust industry expertise in the pharma, cannabis and food and beverage segments; moreover, it is frequently called upon to handle regional mandates. IP head Helena Camargo (‘spectacular in her legal advice') co-heads the department together with experienced senior associate Mónica Bonnett (‘clear and precise in her opinions').

Practice head(s):

Helena Camargo; Mónica Bonnett

Testimonials

‘The team is unmatched both in quality of service and level of technical knowledge. Its level of response is impressive. We have received advice on various issues and responses are always right on-point.’

‘Lawyers involve themselves fully in the different requirements of the client with very important input and attention to specific needs. They abide by, and fully respect, the terms of their fee proposal (which is not frequent with law firms) and do not hesitate to support the client, even at short notice.’

‘We value the team for its level of response and confidence in technical knowledge. In particular, Helena Camargo is spectacular in her legal advice.’

‘PHR has a team of excellent professionals in life sciences, and in IP in general. I feel that the team is at a level equal to, or higher than, that of important Colombian law firms in this area.’

‘The plus that makes the team stand out is the accessibility of the different lawyers and that there is always a partner ensuring that issues are handled properly.’

‘Posse Herrera is a firm with highly specialised staff in intellectual property. It always has solutions for clients and its lawyers’ attention is specialised for each case. In addition, the team always shows good availability and kindness to serve its clients.’

‘Mónica Bonnett is a lawyer with significant experience in patents and in very innovative topics such as trade marks for cannabis and pharma products. Her ability to provide solutions for clients is unparalleled, as she has extensive knowledge and experience in IP. She is always clear and precise in her opinions.’

‘A team of excellent lawyers, particularly Mónica Bonnett for her excellent regulatory knowledge.’

Key clients

FisherBroyles

Corporación Cientech

Laboratorios la Santé

Abbott Laboratories de Colombia

Alpina Productos Alimenticios

Bird & Bird International

Canalife

Cocinas Ocultas (part of Cloud Kitchens)

Immunotec

Dispapeles

GML Supplies

Indega

McDermott Will & Emery

Organización Terpel

Reed Smith

Rivera Red

Sinergia Global en Salud

Solla

Prebel

Work highlights

  • Acted alongside FisherBroyles on a patent application for antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, that specifically binds to TMPRSS2.
  • Advised Corporación Cientec on technological surveillance aimed at the identification and analysis of potential solutions to reduce the drying time of soft capsules with hydrophilic content.
  • Assisted Laboratorios la Santé with its search for freedom of operation of the substance Liraglutide in Colombia.

Colombia > Projects Tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz‘s projects team is valued by sources for its ‘good experience in the sector‘. Indeed, the multidisciplinary department brings to bear experience across the key pillars of projects work, including financing, development and construction — it also handles litigation. José Alejandro Torres steers the practice and has a strong record in transactional matters, particularly in the energy, infrastructure and hospitality sectors. Other senior names include finance specialist Mariana Posse; energy and natural resources partner Alvaro José Rodríguez; and infrastructure-focused Cristina Vásquez, who was promoted to partner in January 2022. Director Jesús Albarrán and associate Catalina Posada provide support on project finance matters.

Practice head(s):

José Alejandro Torres

Testimonials

‘We recommend the team for its good experience in the sector, knowledge of the company and customer service, particularly Jesús Albarrán and Cristina Vásquez.’

‘Lawyers are very attentive and are always available. Likewise, they care about knowing the doubts and concerns of their clients, and they attend to them as quickly as possible.’

‘I highlight associate Catalina Posada and director Jesús Albarrán; they work constantly to solve problems and close deals in favour of the interests of the client.’

‘The team is experienced in Colombia.’

‘Alvaro José Rodríguez is well-spoken and provides good service and detailed analysis.’

‘We value the team for its good customer service and openness in contractual positions.’

Key clients

Sacyr

Puerto Antioquia

CAF Ferrocarriles

Grupo Costanera

John Laing

Odinsa

SeaOne Holdings

Akuo Energy Colombia

Sociedad Concesionaria Vial Montes de María

Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional

Northland Power

Atlas Renewable Energy

Terpel

Puerto Antioquia

Bancolombia

Work highlights

  • Advised Odinsa on establishing a fund to provide a platform for the promotion of projects in the region.
  • Acted for SeaOne Holdings and Sociedad Portuaria Energética Multipropósito y Contenedores Puerto Solo Buenaventura on the negotiation and structuring of the port concession contract with ANI concerning a port concession in the municipality of Buenaventura.
  • Advised Akuo Energy Colombia on the financing, negotiation and development of a 26MW photovoltaic power generation plant in Planeta Rica, Córdoba.

Colombia > Real estate Tier 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz's multidisciplinary practice brings together standalone offerings in real estate, agroindustry and forestry law, and land use, urban planning and development matters, to provide broad coverage of the real estate sphere. Andrés Montoya spearheads the real estate group and is recognised for his expertise in representing funds, promoters, developers and construction companies across the full gamut of project structuring, project development, transactional and contentious work. Other key contacts include up-and-coming partner Alejandro Turbay, who heads the urban planning and zoning regulation unit; and Héctor Otálora, who provides dedicated support to the real estate department and ‘perfectly understands the client’s needs’.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Montoya

Testimonials

‘We value the team for its simplicity and clarity in explaining the topics and carrying out its recommendations.’

‘Associate Héctor Otálora perfectly understands the client’s needs. He explains concepts in ways in which non-lawyers can understand.’

Key clients

Terranum

Bancolombia

Parque Arauco

Mainstream

Unilever

Bacao

Sonae Sierra

Unicentro Shopping Mall

Renewable Resources Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Bancolombia on the negotiation of a joint venture structure with CCLA to set up a new line of business consisting of the development of real estate multifamily projects in Colombia.
  • Acted for NAF Colombia on the acquisition of various rural properties located in Génova, Quindío to establish a large avocado-producing project.
  • Advised Mainstream on the negotiation, drafting and execution of several lease agreements via public deeds to lease properties in different areas of Colombia for renewable energy projects.

Colombia > Insurance Tier 3

Lawyers at Posse Herrera Ruiz possess ‘great knowledge of insurance'. The multidisciplinary group draws upon partners in corporate, financial law and litigation to provide broad coverage of the sector. Corporate specialist Oscar Tutasaura is noted for his non-contentious expertise and recently handled various regulatory, commercial and transactional matters. On the contentious front, high-profile litigator Carolina Posada is a key contact; she co-heads the practice together with Tutasaura. Financial law and capital markets partner Natalia Escobar is also equipped to advise on insurance law matters. Support is provided by director Diana Salazar, who specialises in energy and insurance and demonstrates ‘mastery of the insurance area'.

Practice head(s):

Oscar Tutasaura; Carolina Posada

Testimonials

‘Lawyers make you feel very well advised through their great knowledge of insurance.’

‘Director Diana Salazar is excellent! She has a mastery of the insurance area and excellent judgment. The cases are supported in-depth.’

Key clients

Norwegian Hull Club

Atradius

IRB Brasil

MSC Re Intermediario de Seguros

HDI Seguros

Seguros Comerciales Bolívar

Financial Insurance Company

Hamilton Re

Work highlights

  • Representing Seguros Comerciales Bolivar in a high-value judicial proceeding.
  • Advising HDI Seguros Generales and HDI Seguros de Vida, the Colombian entities of HDI group underwriting insurance in Colombia, in connection with the regulatory approval by the Colombian insurance regulator for their merger.
  • Advising Norwegian Hull Club on the preparation of a legal memo addressing all legal issues and requirements in order for a foreign company to offer maritime insurance and reinsurance in Colombia, and also advising it on obtaining registration before the Colombian registry of MAT insurers and foreign reinsurers.

Colombia > Intellectual property Tier 3

Posse Herrera Ruiz handles IP matters in ‘an agile and high-level manner, which gives security and confidence to the client', according to one satisfied source. The firm houses a full-service IP practice, which remains busy advising on the full life-cycle of related issues, from prosecution, through to portfolio management and contentious work. Department head Helena Camargo is a ‘top-notch attorney' and is well versed in all key pillars of IP law, with expertise in patents, trade marks and copyright matters. Experienced senior associate Mónica Bonnett is noted for her focus on patents and industrial design, while associate Annabelle Angarita is recommended for trade mark law.

Practice head(s):

Helena Camargo

Testimonials

‘PHR has top-quality professionals, who are always willing to actively resolve the legal challenges we have as clients. Intellectual property matters handled by PHR professionals are carried out in an agile and high-level manner, which gives security and confidence to the client.’

‘PHR is a highly recognised and experienced firm. Its lawyers have sophisticated academic studies and extensive experience.’

‘Helena Camargo is a top-notch attorney; everything she is involved with turns out well. Annabelle Angarita is a professional who, with her forcefulness and agility, represents all the support of the PHR firm. A great duo.’

Key clients

Arus

Everest Intelligence

Productos Naturales de la Sabana (Alqueria)

Keystone

Credibanco

All Star

Cencosud

Ladas & Parry

Diaz Wiechers

Solla

Protección

Mertz Perú

Knobbe Martens

Gruenbaum Possinhas & Teixeira

Work highlights

  • Advising Cencosud on the management of its portfolio of brands in Colombia and also on registering the brand “F&C FAMILYCARE” in class 16, despite the opposition filed by Productos Familia on the grounds of its well-known trade mark “FAMILIA” and its trade mark family comprised of the common element, “FAMILIA”.
  • Advising Hoteles Estelar, one of the largest hotel groups in the country, on its Colombian trade mark portfolio.
  • Representing Yayla Agro Gida Sanayi ve Nakliyat on overturning the provisional refusal of protection for trade mark “LEGURME” in classes 29 and 30 in Colombia, upon demonstrating that the objected goods in class 30 were Turkish pastries and desserts which were correctly included in class 30.

Colombia > Public law Tier 3

Posse Herrera Ruiz‘s public law group is valued for its ‘mastery of determining issues‘ and for its ‘innovative contributions‘. Arguably best known for its strength in projects-related matters (including public bids and project finance), the team also links up with the firm’s top-tier dispute resolution practice to handle administrative law proceedings, including fiscal responsibility cases. The department is led jointly by infrastructure specialist José Alejandro Torres and dispute resolution partner Alejandro Turbay, and also leans on high-profile litigator Carolina Posada and infrastructure-focused Cristina Vásquez, who made partner in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

José Alejandro Torres; Alejandro Turbay

Testimonials

‘We value the direct attention of key partners; they always demonstrate knowledge and mastery of determining issues, they have very good connections with the relevant agencies, and they provide innovative contributions.’

‘I highlight lawyers’ determined dedication to know in-depth, and with solvency, the matters involved in the complicated and very technical cases with which they assist us. Undeniable knowledge and mastery of arbitration. They make a difference in this regard.’

‘The team is consolidating after some changes in recent years. The disposition of the team is very good and lawyers are always oriented to provide good service and solutions.’

Key clients

Bancolombia

Minesa

Diageo

Alianza Fiduciaria

Carlos Enrique Garibello

Construcciones El Condor

Vias de las Americas

Huawei

Frontera Energy

Carbones del Cerrejon

Flores de los Andes

Zona Franca de Barranquilla

Sacyr

Graña y Montero

Grupo Costanera

AC Capitales

Blackrock

Granitos Y Mármoles

Constructora Conconcreto

Consorcio CCC Ituango

Yuma Concesionaria

Metro Línea 1

Camargo Corrêa Contruções e Participações, Camargo Corrêa Infra

Compañía Administradora de Seguros y Servicios Coassist

Camargo Correa Infra (sucursal Colombia)

Colombia Móvil

Frontera Energy Colombia Corp (sucursal Colombia)

Diageo

Cooperativa de Caficultores de Andes

Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN)

Ministry of Finance

Odinsa

SeaOne Holdings

Sociedad Portuaria Energética Multipropósito y Contenedores Puerto Solo Buenaventura

Work highlights

  • Advising Granitos y Mármoles in an administrative proceeding initiated by the SIC, through its Consumer Protection Investigations Unit, for alleged security problems in the marble façade of the Peñas Blancas building in Bogota.
  • Representing Constructora ConConcreto in a fiscal responsibility case initiated by the Contraloria General de la República, against several people and companies, relating to the delay in the start of operations of the Ituango hydroelectric plant.
  • Advising Consorcio CCC Ituango in matters relating to the interpretation and execution of the contract between it and Empresas Públicas de Medellín for the construction of works associated with the Ituango hydroelectric plant.

Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime Tier 4

Posse Herrera Ruiz's compliance team stands out for its ‘client service, knowledge and professionalism'. The group draws on the wider firm’s full-service offering to handle a wide range of compliance and white-collar defence cases, with a strong focus on anti-corruption, AML and due diligence matters. The practice is led jointly by corporate partner Oscar Tutasaura, who advised on a string of compliance programmes over the past year, and infrastructure and public law head José Alejandro Torres. The group also includes ‘outstanding lawyer' Luis Miguel Russi, who is an increasingly prominent associate with an emphasis on criminal litigation.

Practice head(s):

Oscar Tutasaura; Jose Alejandro Torres

Testimonials

The team is up-to-date on trends and generates space to discuss current issues and the impact regulatory changes will have on corruption and compliance risk management systems.’

Lawyers are well-prepared, which makes communication fluid. The team provides timely support when information or suggestions are requested. Additionally, the concerns of each client are always addressed regardless of their business sector.’

Customer service is exceptional. The team differentiates itself through its efforts to understand its clients.’

Lawyers demonstrate good attitude and availability. Lawyers possess excellent knowledge of relevant issues and clients. They are concrete and clear in their concepts and recommendations.

The team’s best qualities are client service, knowledge and professionalism. Luis Miguel Russi is an outstanding lawyer.

Key clients

Adidas Colombia

CI ADM

BBVA

Drummond

Elis Colombia

Halliburton Latin America

Louis Dreyfus Company Colombia

Petrobras

Saint-Gobain Colombia

TCS Solution Center Sucursal Colombia

Unilever Andina Colombia

SGS Colombia Holding

Amazon Web Services

Coca-Cola FEMSA – INDEGA

Kimberley Clark

NTT Data Services Colombia

Work highlights

  • Advised BBVA Colombia on the implementation of an anti-corruption policy for all companies of the BBVA group located in Colombia.
  • Assisted Adidas Colombia with the integral modification of its compliance and ethics programmes.
  • Advised France-based Elis on the implementation of its compliance programmes for Colombia.

Colombia > TMT Tier 4

Noted for its ‘clarity of advice', Posse Herrera Ruiz leans on its wider full-service offering to provide multidisciplinary coverage of TMT-related matters. Real estate specialist Andrés Montoya co-heads the practice; he brings significant experience in telecoms law, both from an infrastructure and regulatory perspective. Fellow department head Jorge de los Ríos is a competition partner, who is well versed in data protection and TMT-related regulatory issues. IP partner Ernesto Cavelier is also a key contact, while competition-focused associate Laura Torrado provides support.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Montoya; Jorge de los Ríos

Testimonials

‘We value the firm for its professionals’ clarity of advice, as well as for its understanding of business and the needs of the client.’

‘We highlight lawyers’ interactions with the client, their negotiating capacity, respect and legal support.’

Key clients

Huawei

Facebook

Amazon

Tigo

Verizon Colombia

UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones

Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota

Colombia Movil

Liberty Latin America

Arus

Phoenix Tower International

Cinepolis

Playtech Software Services

Goldfish

Asurion Colombia

Distoyota

Adidas

Iqvia

Edatel

World Courier

Work highlights

  • Advised Huawei on the revision of all regulatory laws in connection with the development of 5G in Colombia.
  • Advised telecoms provider Tigo on reviewing regulatory matters for developing competitive strategies against principal rivals Claro, Telefónica and Wom.
  • Advised Amazon, working alongside Loeb & Loeb, on Colombian regulations to send SMS with marketing purposes, as part of one of its well-known subscription services.

Posse Herrera Ruiz is a full-service law firm that uses a systematic, multi-disciplinary approach to find creative, prudent and value-generating business solutions, which optimise the client’s return on investment while minimizing risks. Posse Herrera Ruiz has been committed to providing legal services of the highest standard since its establishment on the foundations of the legal practice of L Posse y Cia, which dates back to 1927.

International work: The majority of Posse Herrera Ruiz clients are multinationals, foreign investors and some of the largest Colombian corporations.

Relevant transactions that Posse Herrera Ruiz has participated include Smurfit Kappa Group’s acquisition of the minority shares of Cartón de Colombia S.A.; Andean Cacao’s transfer to Andean Cacao AG. of a majority stake in Bacao S.A.S.; IFC’s Share Sale Agreement entered into with Alquería; Compañía de Seguros Bolívar S.A., Inversora Anagrama Inveranagrama S.A.S., Inversiones Financieras Bolívar S.A.S., Grupo Bolívar S.A., Seguros Comerciales Bolívar S.A. and Capitalizadora Bolívar S.A., as buyers, in the purchase of a minority participation of Banco Davivienda; Agrícola el Retiro, Agrícola Santamaría, CMA Terminals, C.I. Tropical, C.I. Unión de Bananeros de Urabá, PIO and Sociedad de Comercialización Internacional Banafrut’s investment agreement pursuant to which the parties will develop a multipurpose port terminal located in Bahía Colombia; Portland Private Equity’s acquisition of a stake in online grocery shopping platform Merqueo; Elis’ structuring of the purchase of the shares of Lavanderia Industrial Metropolitana S.A.S.; Saint-Gobain’s structuring of the joint venture with Tecnoglass; BTG PACTUAL and Inverlink’s structuring of the joint venture that will manage the real estate collective investment fund “BTG Pactual Rentas Inmobiliarias”; Grupo Aúna in Colombia’s acquisition of a 97.3% stake in Promotora Médica Las Americas; QBCo’s acquisition of certain assets and operations of Productos Pecolina Ltda.; Australis Partners Advisors’s acquisition of a 50% stake in Alianza Fiduciaria S.A. and Alianza Valores Comisionista de Bolsa S.A. and Bogotá Capital District and Grupo Energía Bogotá’s offer and sale of a 10.6% of the GEB shares owned by Bogotá Capital District; among others.

The firm also advises clients, included in the list below, in the following industries: agro–industry and forestry; automotive; chemicals; energy and renewables; financial services; food and beverages; health care and pharmaceutical; hospitality and entertainment; infrastructure; insurance; logistics and transportation; mining; oil and gas; retain and technology, media and telecommunications.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German.

Clients: Adidas, ADM, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Aon, Axa, Alpina, Banco Davivienda, Bancolombia, Banmédica, BNP Pariba, BofA/ Merril Lynch, BTG Pactual, Casa Editorial El Tiempo, Cencosud, Cerromatoso/South32, Cemex, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Coca-cola Femsa, Compañía de Petróleos de Chile, ConocoPhillips, Corpbanca, ED & F Man/Carcafe, Darby, DHL, Diageo, Distribuidora Nissan, Dole, Dunnhumby, Ecopetrol, Embraer, Fujifilm, Fujitsu, GDF Suez, GE, IFC, Google Colombia Limitada, Grupo Argos S.A, Head Hunters International,  Indra, JPMorgan, Jerónimo Martins Colombia S.A.S, Kramer electronics USA, Kimberly-Clark, Lukoil, Mead Johnson, Nabors, Pepsico, Nestle S.A, Porsche, Productos Ramo S.A, Quiñenco, Refinería de Cartagena Reficar, Repsol, Seguros Bolivar, Shell, Skanska, Scotiabank, Sony Colombia S.A, Schneider Electric Industries, Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana, Syngenta, Termotasajero, Terpel, Team Foods Colombia S.A, Toshiba Tec, Trafigura, Tyco, UPS, Unilever, Vale, Verizon and Yara.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate / M&A Jaime Herrera E: jaime.herrera@phrlegal.comjaime.herrera@phrlegal.com
Finance and Capital Markets Mariana Posse E: mariana.posse@phrlegal.commariana.posse@phrlegal.com
Dispute Resolution Daniel Posse E: daniel.posse@phrlegal.comdaniel.posse@phrlegal.com
Tax, Customs and International Trade Juan Guillermo Ruiz E: juanguillermo.ruiz@phrlegal.comjuanguillermo.ruiz@phrlegal.com
Corporate / M&A / Infrastructure and Public Law José Alejandro Torres: josealejandro.torres@phrlegal.comjosealejandro.torres@phrlegal.com
Natural Resources and Energy / Environmental Law Alvaro Rodriguez E: alvaro.rodriguez@phrlegal.comalvaro.rodriguez@phrlegal.com
Land Use, Urban Planning and Develpment Alejandro Turbay: alejandro.turbay@phrlegal.comalejandro.turbay@phrlegal.com
Land Use, Urban Planning and Develpment Andres Montoya E: andres.montoya@phrlegal.comandres.montoya@phrlegal.com
Dispute Resolution Carolina Posada: carolina.posada@phrlegal.comcarolina.posada@phrlegal.com
Infrastructure and Public Law Cristina Vásquez: cristina.vasquez@phrlegal.comcristina.vasquez@phrlegal.com
Corporate / M&A / Intellectual Property Ernesto Cavelier E: ernesto.cavelier@phrlegal.comernesto.cavelier@phrlegal.com
Corporate / M&A Gabriel Sánchez: gabriel.sanchez@phrlegal.comgabriel.sanchez@phrlegal.com
Intellectual Property Helena Camargo E: helena.camargo@phrlegal.comhelena.camargo@phrlegal.com
Corporate / M&A Jaime Cubillos: jaime.cubillos@phrlegal.comjaime.cubillos@phrlegal.com
Tax Planning and International Invest Jaime Enrique Gómez: jaime.gomez@phrlegal.comjaime.gomez@phrlegal.com
Competition, Consumer and Data Protection Jorge de los Ríos: jorge.delosrios@phrlegal.comjorge.delosrios@phrlegal.com
International Commerce and Tax Litigation Juan Camilo De Bedout: juan.debedout@phrlegal.comjuan.debedout@phrlegal.com
Dispute Resolution Juan Pablo Bonilla: juanpablo.bonilla@phrlegal.comjuanpablo.bonilla@phrlegal.com
Energy and Natural Resources Mariana Sánchez: mariana.sanchez@phrlegal.commariana.sanchez@phrlegal.com
Finance and Capital Markets Natalia Escobar: natalia.escobar@phrlegal.comnatalia.escobar@phrlegal.com
Corporate / M&A Oscar Tutasaura E: oscar.tutasaura@phrlegal.comoscar.tutasaura@phrlegal.com
Dispute Resolution Pablo Sierra: pablo.sierra@phrlegal.compablo.sierra@phrlegal.com
Labor and Immigration Law Vicente Umaña: vicente.umana@phrlegal.comvicente.umana@phrlegal.com
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Juan Pablo Bonilla photoMr Juan Pablo BonillaJuan Pablo Bonilla is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice…
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Ernesto Cavalier photoMr Ernesto CavalierErnesto Cavelier is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He works in…
Jaime Cubillos photoMr Jaime CubillosJaime Cubillos is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz, his practice focuses…
Juan Camilo De Bedout photoMr Juan Camilo De BedoutJuan Camilo De Bedout is a Partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz, where…
Natalia Escobar photoMs Natalia EscobarNatalia Escobar is a partner in Posse Herrera Ruiz since 2022,  Financial…
Jaime Enrique Gómez photoMr Jaime Enrique GómezJaime Enrique Gómez is Partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses…
Jaime Herrera photoMr Jaime HerreraJaime Herrera is a founding partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. Direct the…
Andrés Montoya photoMr Andrés MontoyaAndrés Montoya is a Partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He heads the Real…
Carolina Posada photoMs Carolina PosadaCarolina Posada is a Partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz, co-directs the area of…
Mariana Posse photoMrs Mariana PosseMariana Posse is a founding partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. She directs…
Daniel Posse photoMr Daniel PosseDaniel Posse co-directs the area of Dispute Resolution and focuses in national and…
Alvaro José Rodríguez photoMr Alvaro José RodríguezÁlvaro José Rodríguez is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice…
Juan Guillermo Ruiz photoMr Juan Guillermo RuizJuan Guillermo Ruiz is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He directs the…
Mariana Sánchez photoMs Mariana SánchezMariana Sánchez is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her professional practice focuses…
Gabriel Sánchez photoMr Gabriel SánchezGabriel Sánchez is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz, his practice focuses…
Pablo Sierra photoMr Pablo SierraPablo Sierrais a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses…
José Alejandro Torres photoMr José Alejandro TorresJosé Alejandro Torres is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He is…
Alejandro Turbay photoMr Alejandro TurbayAlejandro Turbay is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice…
Oscar Tutasaura photoMr Oscar TutasauraOscar Tutasaura is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice…
Vicente Umaña photoMr Vicente UmañaVicente Umaña Carrizosa is a partner with extensive legal and business experience…
Jorge de los Ríos photoMr Jorge de los RíosJorge De los Ríos is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice…
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