Mr Jaime Cubillos > Posse Herrera Ruiz > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Posse Herrera Ruiz
CRA 7 NO 71-52
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Work Department

M & A


Jaime Cubillos is a Partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on corporate transactions with a focus on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, representing acquirers and targets in cross-border acquisitions, auctions, dispositions and joint ventures.


Prior to joining the firm, Jaime worked for over 5 years in the New York offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. During his time at Skadden, Jaime was highly active in cross-border M&A transactions in Latin America, including in several award-winning deals in the region. He also participated in several cross-border syndicated financing facilities and public and private offerings of debt securities in the international capital markets. Jaime is admitted to practice in Colombia and the State of New York. He has a JD from Universidad de los Andes, and an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law.


His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English.


• Northwestern University School of Law (with honors) LL.M., 2008 Chicago, Illinois. • Universidad de los Andes J.D., 2005 Bogotá, Colombia.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Corporate and M&A

Fielding a 29-strong practice group, Posse Herrera Ruiz is ‘clearly one of the best’ in the field, and is ‘very good in the negotiation process’ of M&As in particular. Recent mandates saw practice head Jaime Herrera (‘a good strategist and very committed to his clients’) and Oscar Tutasaura lead the advice to Bogotá Capital District and Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB) in the two-phase (local and international), $680m sale of the former’s 10.6% stake in GEB. Working in conjunction with the ‘very disciplined and extremely accurateGabriel Sánchez, Herrera also co-led the advice to Terpel on the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s lubricants business in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, the fuels business of ExxonMobil Ecuador, and the operation and commercialisation of fuel for Lima’s airport. Meanwhile, José Alejandro Torres assisted BTG Pactual and Inverlink Estructuras Inmobiliarias with a joint venture agreement to manage a collective investment real estate fund. Jaime Cubillos is another key figure in the practice group; senior associates Vivianne Baptiste, Carolina Hernández and the US and Colombia-qualified Lina Vélez are also noted. Clients include Quicorp, Cementos Argos and Australis. Since publication the firm has concluded it’s three-year association with Spanish firm Cuatrecasas, effective as of January 2020.