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Financial Law & Capital Markets

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 partner at 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 also acted ...

José Alejandro Torres

Partner

Mergers and Acquisitions

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José Alejandro Torres

Partner

José Alejandro Torres is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He is the head of the Infrastructure and Public Law area. His practice focuses on Infrastructure and Public Law as well as 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 devel...

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 ...

Adriana Cabal

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Adriana Cabal

Associate

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

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....

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 10 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.  ...

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 9 years of experience in the banking and financial sector. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was General Secretary of Banco Corficolombiana (Panama) S.A., was a Senior Lawyer of Helm Bank S.A. (known today as Itaú CorpBanca Colombia) and served as a lawyer at a local law firm. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and a graduate degree in Commercial Law from Universi...

María Camila Gaviria

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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María Camila Gaviria

Associate

María Camila Gaviria López is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on financial law. María Camila has 2 years of experience in corporate law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was a Junior Associate at a local law firm Contexto Legal Abogados. She has a JD from Universidad EAFIT. She speaks Spanish and English....

María Camila Ordoñez

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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María Camila Ordoñez

Associate

María Camila Ordóñez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial Law and Capital Markets. María Camila has 1 year of experience in the financial sector. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at a local financial entity. She has a JD from Universidad de los Andes. She speaks Spanish, English and French....

Olga Santamaría

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Olga Santamaría

Associate

Olga Santamaría is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial Law and Capital Markets. Olga has 4 years of professional experience in the financial sector. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was in-house counsel of PEI Asset Management S.A.S and associate at local law firms. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and a LL.M in Banking Law and Financial Regulation from London School of Economics and Political Science. She speaks Spanish and English....

Paula Franco

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Paula Franco

Associate

Paula Franco is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial and Capital Markets.  Paula has 6 years of experience in the financial sector. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at the Financial Superintendency of Colombia, at a local law firm and at the Securities Market Self-Regulator. She has a Law Degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, a Master’s Degree in Economic Law from the same university and an LL.M from New York University (NYU). She speaks Spa...

Sebastián Echeverri

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Sebastián Echeverri

Associate

Sebastián Echeverri Álvarez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on financial law.. Sebastián has 5 years of experience in different areas. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he was an attorney for the Financial Superintendence of Colombia, worked as an associate for a local law firm, and for an infrastructure company. He has a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, a graduate degree in Insurance Law from the same university and a graduate degree in Maritime and C...