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Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS

CARRERA #14 94-44 TORRE B PISO 6, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
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Bogota, Medellin

Colombia

Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS advises on matters related to restrictive and unfair competition practices, acting both in court litigation and before the industry regulators and other authorities. In one such case, it is representing a company being investigated for allegedly being the beneficiary of state support. Practice head Jaime Moya and co-head of the litigation team Juan Sebastiån Lombana are also acting in an appeal before the SIC seeking the overturning of a fine and associated compensation for damages caused.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS provides advice to local and international companies with operations in the mining, oil and gas industries. The practice group led by Juan Pablo Godoy has developed particular expertise in regulatory, contractual, environmental and tax matters related to these industries. The team also acts in dispute matters and handled the defence of a company from the oil-and-gas sector sued for the unilateral termination of a contract. Other facets of the practice include advising on contracts with the National Hydrocarbons Agency for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons and on technical evaluations, as well as on (energy related-) offshore free trade zones.

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 3

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS’ practice specialises in the customs and foreign exchange regime and the use of free trade zones relevant to the oil-and-gas industry. Led by Juan Pablo Godoy, the four-strong practice was strengthened with the arrival of associate director Andrea Caicedo, formerly a senior associate at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría. Recent mandates saw the team assist Superior Energy Services with analysis of the content and modification of a customs mandate required to regulate the operations that will handled by the company’s customs broker. Other highlights included providing legal services to Contract Workplaces on its day-to-day businesses, particularly in relation to compliance with legal foreign exchange obligations before Colombia’s Central Bank and tax authority DIAN. Clients include Huber, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Autopista al Mar 1 and Strabag.

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Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 4

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS’ projects experience includes public and private contracting; public and private partnerships; project-finance agreements; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements; and environmental matters. Recent mandates saw the team advising on the Plan Desarrollo Vial al Mar 4G PPP-project. Jaime Moya is the key contact.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS

Led by Catalina Hoyos and Juan Pablo Godoy, Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS’ ten-strong team is currently advising consortium Desarrollo Vial al Mar (comprised by Sacyr Concesiones Colombia, Strabag Colombia and Concay) on the structuring of the tax model for the concession contract Mar 1. The firm also acted successfully for Aldea Proyectos (which is carrying out a $300m urban renovation project in BogotĂĄ) before the Constitutional Court, whose decision confirmed the illegality of denying tax benefits established by previous legislation, particularly where such benefits had been awarded in exchange for relevant investments. Other clients include InterconexiĂłn ElĂ©ctrica, Empresas PĂșblicas de MedellĂ­n, Vitol, Grupo Sura and Prodeco.

Leading individuals

Catalina Hoyos - Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS

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Colombia: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Litigation - ranked: tier 4

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS

Known for having particular expertise in tax, Godoy & Hoyos Abogados SAS acts in litigation before regular civil and commercial courts, contentious administrative tribunals and arbitration panels. Key industry sectors for the practice are oil and gas, energy infrastructure and telecoms. Jaime Moya and Juan Sebastiån Lombana co-head the five-strong litigation team, which is currently defending one client in a unilateral termination of contract lawsuit brought by an oil and gas company.

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