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Posse Herrera Ruiz

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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 optimises 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 C?a, which dates back to 1927.

International work

The majority of Posse Herrera Ruiz's clients are multinationals, other foreign investors, and some of the largest Colombian corporations.

Relevant transactions that Posse Herrera Ruiz has participated in include Gas Natural Fenosa's sale of its direct and indirect participation to Brookfield; IFM Investors's global acquisition of 100% of OHL Concesiones; Grupo Orbis' sale of 100% of its shareholding in Inproquim S.A.S. to Sociedad Rocsa Colombia; Empresas Penta and Santa Valeria's sale of private health insurer Banm?dica to UnitedHealth Group; Quicorp's global sale of its pharmacy chain to Peru's InRetail; Seguros Bolivar's joint venture with Bupa Global and Blue Cross Blue Shield Global; Nestl?'s acquisition of a 60% stake in Terrafertil; Organizaci?n Terpel's direct and indirect acquisition of ExxonMobil in Colombia; Cementos Argos' sale of three self-generation energy assets in Colombia to Luz y Fuerza Colombia; International Finance Corporation (IFC) investment in Productos Naturales de la Sabana (Alquer?a); Jungheinreich's acquisition of Agencia Alemana's five subsidiaries; Compa??a de Seguros de Vida's sale of 100% of the shares to Equivada Insurance Company; Assicurazioni Generali and Transocean Holding Corporation sale of their entire stake in Generali Colombia Seguros Generales and Generali Colombia Vida Compa??a de Seguros to Talanx Group; Energizer Holdings Inc security antitrust approval for the acquisition of Spectrum Brands Holdings' battery, chargers and portable lighting business in Colombia; Maj Invest Financial Inclusion Fund II K/S' acquisition of a minority interest in Banco Compartir and Banco Davivienda, Banco de Occidente and Banco de Bogot?'s loan to APP GICA to support a portion of the 4G toll-road concession highway in Colombia.

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; retail and technology, media and telecommunications.

Selected clients

Adidas, ADM, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Aon, Axa, Alpina, Banco Davivienda, Bancolombia, Banm?dica, BNP Pariba, BofA/ Merril Lynch, BTG Pactual, Casa Editorial El Tiempo, Cencosud, Cerromatoso/South32, Cemex, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Coca-cola Femsa, Compa??a de Petr?leos 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, Jer?nimo Martins Colombia S.A.S, Kramer electronics USA, Kimberly-Clark, Lukoil, Mead Johnson, Nabors, Pepsico, Nestle S.A, Porsche, Productos Ramo S.A, Qui?enco, Refiner?a 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.

  • Partners

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  • Other fee-earners: 125
  • Total staff: 216

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