Several of our attorneys have been trained in the U.S. and some others are admitted to practice both in New York and Colombia.

Our partners have worked in major US and European law firms, thereby acquiring experience and state-of-the-art knowledge in the M&A arena.

Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice area has consolidated and positioned as a leader in the local and international public and private mergers and acquisitions market in the various regulated economy and industrial sectors. Our practice is renowned as an undeniable pioneer in structuring and implementing investment and disinvestment mechanisms for companies, always meeting client’s needs.

Portfolio of services
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advice on purchase and sales.
  • Advice on shareholders’ activism matters.
  • Privatizations & Capitalizations.
  • Joint Ventures.
  • Spin offs and reorganizations of local and international assets.
  • Shareholders agreements.
  • Implementation of exit strategies.
  • Organization of competition processes.
  • Antitrust regulation.
  • Defense in hostile takeovers.
Advised SABMILLER in the acquisition through a merger of Bavaria, the second largest brewer in South America.
Advised ALMACENES ÉXITO one of the largest retailers in Colombia and South America in the transaction in which Éxito acquired multiple stores owned by Superinter.
Advised GRUPO CASINO on the sale to Grupo Éxito of the shares and control over Grupo Pão de Açucar (Brasil) y Libertad (Argentina). After this transaction, Éxito consolidated as the biggest retailer of the region.
Advised to the spanish group Group TELEFONICA in the structuring and implementation of the merger between Colombia Telecomunicaciones and Telefonica Moviles (a member of Group Telefonica).
Advised MILLICOM INTERNATIONAL and its related companies in a cross-border merger of UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones and Millicom Spain Cable.

The result of the transaction was the consolidation of the telecommunications business of both Millicom and EPM in Colombia

Advised GRUPO CASINO in the acquisition of the 96.5% of the uruguayan company Lanins (Devoto) and the 62.5% of the uruguayan company Grupo Disco Uruguay, property of Casino Guichard Perrachon.
Advised BANCO ITAÚ CHILE in a transaction that will create a new Chilean bank through the merger with CorpBanca (Chile).

Through this merger, Itau Unibanco and CorpBanca will combine their banking businesses in Chile and Colombia to create an Andean banking platform.

We advised GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY in the acquisition of Alstom Colombia, as part of the worldwide acquisition to consolidate General Electric and Alstom's energy business.

The acquisition of Alstom's power and grid business is, so far, General Electric’s biggest industrial acquisition.

Advised AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC. ("AIG") in the acquisition by Fairfax of the local operations of comercial insurance and consumption of AIG in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Venezuela y Turkey.
Advised TRANSUNION in the acquisition of a controlling participation of CIFIN, one of the biggest financial risk management companies in Colombia.
Advised COPEC (Compañía de Petróleos de Chile) in the acquisiton of Exxon Andean Holding with the purpose of controling its operation in the region. As a result, COPEC will operate the Exxon’s lubricant business in Colombia, Ecuador and Perú.