Carlos Guzmán > 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

Senior Associate

Career

Carlos focuses his practice on advising local and international lenders, borrowers and 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 capital markets, including bond issuance and shares in local and international markets subject to Rule 144A / Reg S.

Prior to joining DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán, Carlos worked for more than 3 years as an associate at a major local law firm in Colombia, and before that he worked as an intern at Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional S.A (FDN), a Colombian state-owned entity.

Languages

Spanish; English; German

Education

Law Degree, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Colombia

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Banking and finance

‘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.