Sebastián Lora > DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán
CARRERA 7 NO 71-21
TORRE B OF 602
BOGOTA
Colombia

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Sebastián is a Partner in the Banking and Finance area.

He has extensive experience advising lenders, borrowers and local and international financial entities in various financing operations, including syndicated and corporate loans, project finance, acquisition finance, financing with multilateral entities and credit agencies. , securitizations and in general, through the capital market, including the issuance of bonds and shares in local and international markets subject to Rule 144A/Reg S.

He worked for 7 years in one of the main law firms in Colombia and between 2014 and 2016 he worked as an associate in the law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

Languages

English; Spanish

Memberships

International Bar Association – IBA

Education

Master of Laws LL.M, University of Pennsylvania (USA); Specialization in Commercial Law, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia); Law, University of the Andes (Colombia)

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Projects

(Next Generation Partners)

Sebastián LoraDLA Piper Martinez Beltrán

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán had a strong year on the investment side during 2021/2022, evidenced by its advice to major infrastructure funds such as Macquarie and Patria Investments on asset acquisitions. Alongside its corporate work, the group also advised on tender processes, project finance and administrative proceedings. Infrastructure specialist Paola Aldana co-heads the department and has broad sector expertise, honed during in-house roles at Concesión Autopista Bogotá Girardot and Odinsa. Fellow co-head Sebastián Lora is recommended for project finance. Private equity expert Felipe Quintero and managing partner Camilo Martínez are also active in projects-related work.

Colombia > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Sebastián LoraDLA Piper Martinez Beltrán

‘Committed, accurate and rigorous‘, DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán‘s group is a strong all-rounder in banking and finance matters, demonstrating depth in lending transactions, acquisition finance, debt capital markets and regulatory matters. Dual-qualified (Colombia/New York) corporate finance specialist Camilo Martínez co-heads the group and handles a mix of transactional and regulatory matters — he recently advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (New York Branch) on a $60m financing to Sunlight, an affiliate of Alpina Productos Alimenticios. Department co-head Sebastián Lora is recognised for his background in project finance and advised Itaú Corpbanca Colombia on a financing granted to develop a telecoms project. Other senior names include Juan Manuel de la Rosa, who combines expertise in corporate and finance matters, and Felipe Quintero, who is particularly active in private equity-related finance transactions. The team also scores points for being great quality ‘from associate through to partner level‘, with talented up-and-coming names including associate director Juan Camilo Varón, who is well versed in advising lenders and borrowers; and senior associate  Carlos Guzmán, who is an ‘excellent lawyer‘. Felipe Aristizabal, whose broad practice encompasses corporate, finance, competition and litigation; and banking litigator María José Assis, are also noted.