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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 Financial Law and Capital Markets. Her experience in the financial law and capital markets sector includes advising companies on the issuance and offering of bonds and shares and advising on the acquisition of listed companies through public acquisition offers. She has also participated in international public offers subject to Rule 144A / Reg S. Adriana has worked successfully in the constitution of priva...

Alejandro González

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Alejandro González

Associate

Alejandro González is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Financial and Banking Law. Alejandro has 5 years of experience in Project Finance and Transactional Financial Law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he was a lawyer of the Structured Finance Department of Banco de Occidente S.A., and leaded  the public litigation team of a local firm. He has a JD and a graduate degree in Financial Administration from Universidad de los Andes. He speaks Spanish and English....

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

Director

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Lina Lineros

Director

Lina Lineros is a Director at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Banking and Financial Law. Lina has 10 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 Universidad de lo...

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. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked as a junior associate 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 5 years of professional experience in Project Finance and Transactional Financial Law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at local law firms in the areas of project finance and mergers and acquisitions. Olga has a J.D. from Universidad del Rosario (Graduated with Honors) and an LL.M in Banking Law and Financial Regulation from the London School of Economics and Pol...

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...

Lucia Martínez

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Lucia Martínez

Associate

Lucía Martínez is a Junior Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial Law and Project Finance. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was a legal intern at the Litigation area at Banco de Bogotá. She has a JD from Universidad de los Andes. She speaks Spanish and English....

Nicolás Bonilla

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Nicolás Bonilla

Associate

Nicolás Bonilla Hermida is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Financial Law and Capital Markets. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he was a legal analyst of Credicorp Capital Colombia S.A. and Credicorp Capital Fiduciaria S.A. mainly regarding regulatory matters. Nicolás holds a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He speaks Spanish and English....

Catalina Rodríguez

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Catalina Rodríguez

Associate

Catalina Rodríguez is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial Law and Capital Markets. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked as legal intern in the legal area of Microsoft Colombia, where she supports the segment of Government Affairs and regulatory matters. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario. She speaks Spanish, English and French....

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 on financial law and capital markets. Mauricio has 5 years of experience. He was part of the financial law and capital markets team at Posse Herrera Ruiz for 2 years. Before re-joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked as an international lawyers in the Latin American practice at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in New York. Mauricio has a JD with a minor in economics from Universidad de los Andes, a special...