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Posse Herrera Ruiz
CRA 7 NO 71-52

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Colombia > Competition and antitrust

Posse Herrera Ruiz saw its competition and antitrust department significantly reinforced in March 2019 with the reincorporation of Jorge De Los Ríos, a former director of the firm’s practice group who returns after a little over four years in house at Unilever (where he became global competition counsel). Jaime Herrera heads the six-strong department with key support coming from associates Juan Pablo Bonilla and Hernán Panesso. Litigator Daniel Posse is also active in the area. The team advised Energizer Holdings on the merger clearance of the company’s acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ batteries and portable lighting business. Other recent mandates included representing Lafrancol in two administrative investigations into an alleged violation of the pharmaceutical sector’s price control regulations. As a result, both investigations were closed. Clients include Boeing, Falabella, General Cable and Total Produce.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Arbitration

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s ‘strongly recommended’ 20-strong practice, co-led by Daniel Posse and María Lucía Posada, is particularly noted for its abilities in construction arbitration. The team successfully represented Alianza Fiduciaria in a complex arbitral dispute brought by Manzanillo del Mar Fiduciary Trust involving seven different claims totalling $100m relating to an undeveloped project for which the client was blamed. Posada led the defence of Cerro Matoso in arbitration initiated by a construction company regarding the termination of a maintenance contract prior to its completion. Other 2018 mandates included representing Reficar in an arbitration proceeding against Mantornillos concerning the restitution of an advance payment made for the purchase of items for the refinery; the case was settled out of court on terms beneficial to the client.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Daniel PossePosse Herrera Ruiz

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s practice is co-headed by founding partner Daniel Posse, described as ‘always the best option’ and praised for ‘his mind-blowing strategies’, along with Carolina Posada, who is also recommended. The 20-strong practice group is ‘solid and structured’; recently, the team successfully represented Bancolombia in a claim filed by Interbolsa that sought to reverse a payment made by the company the day before an intervention by the financial regulator. Other highlights included acting as legal counsel to Gedeon Richter in a constitutional action against the company and other producers of similar medications alleging the violation of consumer rights. María Lucía Posada and Pablo Enrique Sierra are also noted.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > Local practitioners of note (by country)

Specialist boutique ZULETA Abogados Asociados S.A.S fields a number of well regarded practitioners. Name partner Eduardo Zuleta regularly acts as both arbitrator and counsel and is the vice president of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC; Rafael Rincón Ordóñez is is a name to note for oil and gas disputes; Rafael Bernal Gutiérrez,  Antonio Aljure SalameGustavo Suárez Camacho are also highly recommended. Posse Herrera Ruiz has ‘a really impressive team that works with international standards‘. Daniel Posse acts as both attorney and arbitrator in various domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Posse recently represented a construction services provider in a series of claims against contractors relating to an EPC contract. Suescún Abogados‘ Felipe Suescún is active in representing local and international clients in complex arbitration cases. Jorge Suescún Melo acts as lead counsel, arbitrator and chairman in a broad range of disputes. Recent highlight saw the duo representing Reficar in a $500m ICC arbitration against an EPC contractor. Brigard Urrutia ‘s Luis Alfredo Barragán advises clients in domestic and international arbitration.