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Corporate Law

Corporate Law

Posse Herrera Ruiz advises clients on a wide range of corporate, secretarial, contract, foreign investment, exchange controls, tax and labor matters, as well as dispute resolution and litigation.

It is a full-service firm covering a broad spectrum of specialized fields and providing our clients with comprehensive legal counseling.

Posse Herrera Ruiz acts as regular outside counsel for many corporations in Colombia in distribution, manufacturing, chemical products, consumer products, service and health industries, construction, engineering, concessions, oil and gas, mining, power generation, financial services and telecommunications, among others.

Lawyers

Jaime Herrera

Partner

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Jaime Herrera

Partner

Jaime Herrera is a founding partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. He heads the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law practice groups of the firm. His practice focuses on M&As, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Energy Law. Jaime advises clients on corporate expansion, investment strategies, complex local and international financings, and M&A in various sectors of the economy. He received a Degree in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary College of the University of London, and a JD...

Ernesto Cavelier

Partner

Corporate Law

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Ernesto Cavelier

Partner

Ernesto Cavelier is a partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. He works in Corporate Law, M&A, and in Technology, Media and Telecommunications with an emphasis in Digital Law. He is also co-director of the intellectual property department and specializes in intellectual property licensing processes and aspects of intellectual property in relation to business law. Intellectual assets often play a role in contracts or transactions where their advice is requested, after having acted for clients in matters in...

José Alejandro Torres

Partner

Corporate Law

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José Alejandro Torres

Partner

José Alejandro Torres is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Real Estate Structures and Compliance. José Alejandro has experience representing several local and international clients in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, financial structures and foreign investment matters. He has specific experience in the design, structuring and development of real estate projects including shipping centers, hotels and resorts, agricultural project...

Jaime Cubillos

Partner

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Jaime Cubillos

Partner

Jaime Cubillos is a partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on corporate transactions with a focus on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, representing acquirers and targets in cross-border acquisitions, auctions, dispositions and joint ventures. Prior to joining the firm, Jaime worked for over 5 years in the New York offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. During his time at Skadden, Jaime was highly active in cross-border M&A transactions in Latin ...

Oscar Tutasaura

Partner

Corporate Law

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Oscar Tutasaura

Partner

Oscar Tutasaura is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Privatizations. Oscar’s Mergers and Aquisitions experience includes representing buyers, sellers and governmental entities in domestic and cross border transactions and privatizations in a series of industries including energy, insurance, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, food, chemical, automotive, and retail stores. Oscar has experience advising buyers and sellers in cross b...

Vivianne Baptiste

Associate

Corporate Law

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Vivianne Baptiste

Associate

Vivianne Baptiste is an associate in Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her professional practice focuses in corporate law. Vivianne has more tan 14 years of experience in corporate matters and commercial contracts, advising and supporting local and international clients in the incorporation and start up of their business in Colombia, the compliance with local law, and in practical problem solving and risk management on their day to day operations. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was Corporate Counsel for...

Alvaro José Rodríguez

Partner

Natural Resources and Energy

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Alvaro José Rodríguez

Partner

Alvaro José Rodríguez is a Partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Natural Resources and Energy, with special emphasis on Oil and Gas, Mining and Environmental Law, Acquisitions and Divestitures, and Financing of the power industry. Alvaro José works on structuring, documentation and negotiation of oil and gas and mining transactions, including host country agreements, shareholder agreements and operating agreements. He has advised major international companies in their acquisit...

Sebastián Lora

Associate

Corporate Law

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Sebastián Lora

Associate

Sebastian Lora is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz in the corporate law and financial law and capital markets practice areas. Prior to joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Sebastian worked as an associate in the offices of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York. Sebastian has a J.D. and a post-graduate degree in commercial law from the Universidad de los Andes and an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His experience in financial law and capital markets includes advising compani...

Emilia Arango

Associate

Corporate Law

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Emilia Arango

Associate

Emilia Arango is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law. Emilia has 3 years of experience in corporate and commercial law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at the Colombian Embassy before the Kingdom of the Netherlands and at a local law firm. She has a JD from Universidad Javeriana and a graduate degree in Commercial Law from the same university. She speaks Spanish and English....

Eliana Galindo

Associate

Corporate Law

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Eliana Galindo

Associate

Eliana Galindo is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and a graduate degree in Business Law from Universidad del Rosario and an L.L.M. from Northwestern University. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at a local law firm. She speaks Spanish and English....

Carolina Hernández

Associate

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Carolina Hernández

Associate

Carolina Hernández is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Corporate Law and in Mergers and Acquisitions. Carolina has more than 13 years of experience handling of corporate and contractual matters and foreign investment, before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was a senior manager of the legal practice of a big four consulting firm, and an associate of the mergers and acquisitions practice of a local law firm. She has a JD from Universidad Javeriana, a graduate degree i...

Gabriel Sánchez

Partner

Corporate Law

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Gabriel Sánchez

Partner

Gabriel Sánchez is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate law. Gabriel joined the firm in 2008. He was an international intern at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (New York office) between 2012 and 2013, in the finance and M&A departments, where he was involved in various project finance transactions representing lenders and insurers in infrastructure deals in Latin America and in M&A deals in Colombia. He has been involved in numerou...

Lina Vélez

Associate

Corporate Law

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Lina Vélez

Associate

Lina Vélez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on corporate law, and focuses on cross border M&A, corporate restructurings and and financing deals. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked for more than 2 years at the New York offices of Jones Day. During her time at Jones Day, Lina participated in several complex international deals involving different jurisdictions such as the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Panama and Peru, and sectors such ...

Santiago Osorio

Associate

Corporate Law

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Santiago Osorio

Associate

Santiago Osorio is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked at a local law firm. He has a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He speaks Spanish and English....

Nicolás Peña

Associate

Corporate Law

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Nicolás Peña

Associate

Nicolas Peña is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Nicolas worked at the Embassy of Colombia to the United States in Washington, D.C., at the political affairs area. He holds a JD from PontificiaUniversidad Javeriana. He speaks Spanish and English....

Juliana Castaño

Associate

Corporate Law

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Juliana Castaño

Associate

Juliana Castaño is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz.  Her practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate law. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2017, she was an international associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (New York office) between 2016 and 2017, in the Investment Management Group. She received her LL.M from Columbia Law School in 2016, where she was a Harlan Fiske Scholar, and her Law Degree from Universidad EAFIT. Juliana received her Post Graduate Degree in International ...

Andrés Serrano

Associate

Corporate Law

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Andrés Serrano

Associate

Andrés Serrano is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law. Andrés a has 3 years of experience in corporate law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he was in-house counsel of Terranum (Santo Domingo Business Group) and Thomas Greg & Sons. He has a JD from Universidad Externado de Colombia, a graduate degree in Commercial Law from Universidad de los Andes and an LLM in International Business Law from King's  College London. He speaks Spanish and...

Manuela Escobar

Associate

Corporate Law

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Manuela Escobar

Associate

Manuela Escobar is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses in Public Contract Law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at a local law firm in the city of Medellín, where she legally managed several public entities like Corporación Ruta N, Plaza Mayor S.A, and Jardín Botánico de Medellín. She is a lawyer graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and has a Degree in Public Law and Public Contracting from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and a Masters degre...

Natalia Fernández

Associate

Corporate Law

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Natalia Fernández

Associate

Natalia Fernández is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on competition law, consumer protection, and data protection. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she coordinated the Center for Competition Law Studies, and she worked for two local law firms, and at the Superintendence of Industry and Trade. She has a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, a post-graduate degree in competition law from the same university, and a masters on competition and regulatory law from Frei...

Arturo Umaña

Associate

Corporate Law

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Arturo Umaña

Associate

Arturo Umaña Pizano is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Corporate Law and M&A. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Arturo worked at several local law firms and focused in different areas, such as Anti-Trust, Customs, International Commerce, Infrastructure and Corporate Finance. He has a JD from Universidad de los Andes and has a pending degree in a Masters in Private Law from the same university. He speaks Spanish, English and French....

Silvia Pinzón

Associate

Corporate Law

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Silvia Pinzón

Associate

Silvia Pinzón Trujillo is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, Silvia worked in local firms in the Corporate Law area as well as Consultant Lawyer in the Public Procurement and Insurance Law area. She speaks Spanish and English....

Natalia Martínez

Associate

Corporate Law

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Natalia Martínez

Associate

Natalia Martínez Pacheco is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). Natalia has 3 years of experience in corporate counseling. Prior to joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was a lawyer in a local law firm. She has a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. She speaks Spanish and English....

María Camila Pérez

Associate

Corporate Law

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María Camila Pérez

Associate

María Camila Pérez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate/Commercial law. María Camila  has 2 years of experience working as a lawyer in a major oil and gas company in Colombia. She has a JD from Universidad de los Andes, with minors in Management, Entrepreneurship and Journalism. She also has a graduate degree in International Business Law from Universidad de los Andes. She speaks Spanish and English....

Cristian Lozano

Associate

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Cristian Lozano

Associate

Cristian Lozano is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Corporate, Mergers and Acquisition, and Compliance. Cristian has more than three years on lawyer firms focused on Corporate Law. He has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and has knowledges about compliance regulations. He speaks Spanish and English....

CAMILO LOVERA

Associate

Corporate Law

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CAMILO LOVERA

Associate

Camilo Lovera is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses on corporate law and mergers & acquisitions. Camilo has 3 years of experience in corporate law, natural resources and energy law. He has worked as legal advisor to local and international clients on the initiation, operation and closure of large scale projects in the infrastructure and natural resources industries with special emphasis on corporate, regulatory and transactional matters. He has a JD from Univ...

ISABEL TORRES

Associate

Corporate Law

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ISABEL TORRES

Associate

Isabel Torres is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her professional practice focuses on corporate/commercial law and has experience on merger and acquisition transactions, restructurings, joint ventures and securities laws. Her work background includes both local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions of several economic sectors such as oil and gas, mining, transportation, real estate and private equity funds. Isabel has 10 years of experience in corporate law; securities laws; p...