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Financial Law & Capital Markets

Posse Herrera Ruiz regularly represents local and international financial institutions, borrowers, arrangers, lenders and participants, in their establishment in Colombia, in the largest syndicated loans granted by national and international financial institutions to the private sector. Our clients include local and international commercial banks, multilateral and export credit agencies, investment banks, financial corporations and pension funds.

The Firm has significant experience structuring, documenting and closing lending transactions governed by U.S. and U.K. law, and has experience in the design of complex multi-tier security packages under Colombian law.

The Firm designs and structures public and private Capital Market transactions for clients in the Colombian local and  international markets, including bond issues, security listings, tender offers, securitizations and other financial products including derivatives. We regularly structure and document private placements and products, such as private equity and venture capital funds.

Posse Herrera Ruiz has played a key role structuring and closing the most innovative project finance transactions in Colombia, representing commercial banks, international financial institutions, project sponsors, infrastructure funds and other equity investors, financial advisors, underwriters and contractors in the development, financing, construction, operation and acquisition of a wide range of capital intensive projects, including power plants, oil and gas fields, refineries, mines, ethanol and biodiesel plants, telecommunication networks, airports, ports, toll roads, industrial plants and other infrastructure projects. The Finance and Capital Markets practice works closely with our Tax Planning practice to optimize Cross-border tax treatment.

The firm additionally has represented several foreign financial, capital markets and insurance entities both in their incorporation in Colombia and in the negotiation of currently existing companies, including the corresponding authorizations from the regulatory authorities. The firm has also been key in obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals for insurance M&A transactions in the insurance industry.

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Mariana Posse

Partner

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Mariana Posse

Partner

Mariana Posse is a founding partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz, and leads the capital markets and finance practice group. In matters related with banking and finance she has counseled multilateral credit agencies and leading American and European commercial banks in the financing of the major corporate groups in Colombia, in various sectors of the economy such as retail, telecommunications, mining, energy, oil and gas, infrastructure and manufacturing among others. In capital markets Mariana has als...

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...

Jose Alejandro Torres

Partner

Corporate Law

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Jose Alejandro Torres

Partner

Jose Alejandro Torres is a partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law. He heads the infrastructure and PPPs practice group and co-heads the Real Estate Development and Trusts practice group. Jose Alejandro has experience representing several local and international clients in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, financial structures and foreign investments. In addition he has specific experience in the design, structuring and developme...

Alessia Abello

Partner

Infrastructure and PPPs

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Alessia Abello

Partner

Alessia Abello is a Partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice is focused on bidding and concessions of public contracts subject to administrative law. She also works in Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds. Alessia has worked in privatizations in the financial and electric sectors. She structures infrastructure concession contracts and their bidding processes, linking them to private financing. She led the legal team that structured concessions for ...

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 ...

Lina Lineros

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Lina Lineros

Associate

Lina Lineros is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial Law and Capital Markets. Lina has 8 years of experience in banking and financial sector. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was Corporate Secretary of Banco Corficolombiana (Panamá) S.A., was senior lawyer at Helm Bank S.A., and lawyer at a local law firm. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and a graduate degree in Commercial Law from Universidad de los Andes. Her native language is Spanish and she is ...

Mauricio Nieto

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Mauricio Nieto

Associate

Mauricio Nieto is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses in Financial Law and Capital Markets. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz he worked at a local law firm. He has a Specialization in Political, Economic and Social Sciences (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Notre Dame. He is fluent in  Spanish and English....

Mateo Mendoza

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Mateo Mendoza

Associate

Mateo Mendoza is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on international finance with emphasis on projects and construction, corporate finance and derivatives. Mateo has 12 years of professional experience. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he was an associate for more than 10 years of the banking & finance practices of other Colombian law firms and an international associate of the capital markets, derivatives and projects practices at the New York office of Allen & Overy...

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...

Jesús Albarrán

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Jesús Albarrán

Associate

Jesús Albarrán is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on financial law and capital markets. Jesus has 8 years of professional experience. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. in Mexico City. Jesus has a J.D. from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and an LL.M.  from the New York University Law School. He speaks Spanish, English and French.  ...

Carlos Guzmán

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Carlos Guzmán

Associate

Carlos Guzmán is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses in Financial Law and Capital Markets. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked at a local law firm. He has a JD from Universidad del Rosario. He is fluent in Spanish, English and German....

María Fernanda Flórez

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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María Fernanda Flórez

Associate

María Fernanda Flórez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses in Financial Law and Capital Markets. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, María Fernanda worked at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London. She has a JD and a graduate degree in Commercial Law from Universidad Javeriana and a Master in Law Degree from London School of Economics and Political Science. She is fluent in Spanish and English....

Rodrigo Salas

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Rodrigo Salas

Associate

Rodrigo Salas is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Financial Law and Capital Markets. His native language is Spanish and she is fluent in English....

Camila Arango

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Camila Arango

Associate

Camila Arango is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial Law and Capital Markets. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at a local law firm. She has a JD from Universidad Javeriana. She speaks Spanish and English....