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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. Jaime is also active in cross-border syndicated financing facilities and public and private offerings of debt securities in the international capital markets. Prior to joining the firm, Jaime worked for over 5 years in the New Y...

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...

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....

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...

Silvana Lattanzio

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Silvana Lattanzio

Associate

Silvana Lattanzio is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial Law and Capital Markets. Silvana has more than 5 years of experience in the banking and financial sector. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was Lawyer from the Legal Department of Davivienda Bank, and Leading Attorney from the International Affairs Legal Unit of Banco de la República (Colombia’s Central Bank). She has a JD from Universidad Javeriana, a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Javeriana ...

Paula Albán

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Paula Albán

Associate

Paula Albán is a Junior Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Finance Law & Project Finance.  Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was a Junior Lawyer at a Local Financial Entity. During her undergraduate degree she was a member of the Public Procurement Research Group of the Universidad del Rosario. She has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and holds a minor in Commercial Law. She speaks Spanish and English....

Laura Montoya

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Laura Montoya

Associate

Laura Montoya Oviedo is a junior associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial Law. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz she worked at Banco Davivienda S.A. as legal intern and, after, as a lawyer. Also, worked as an associate at a local firm advising different entities in dispute resolution, consumer protection, civil, comercial and contract law. She has a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a graduate degree in Financial Law and Capital Markets from Pontifici...

Catalina Posada

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Catalina Posada

Associate

Catalina Posada is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Financial and Banking Law. Her experience in the financial law and capital markets sector includes advising companies in the structuring of investment vehicles and project financing. In addition, she has experience drafting and negotiating financial and commercial contracts and rendering legal advice on financial matters. Catalina has more than 8 years of experience in Financial Law and arbitration. Before joining P...

Juan Pablo Contreras

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Juan Pablo Contreras

Associate

Juan Pablo Contreras is an associate of Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on financial law and capital markets. Juan Pablo has two years of professional experience. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he worked in a financial entity and different local firms in banking law and capital markets. During this time, he participated in various transactions, such as the acquisition of listed companies through tender offers, credit facilities, and other financial operations. He has a JD from Univ...

Isabella Del Río

Associate

Financial Law & Capital Markets

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Isabella Del Río

Associate

Isabella Del Rio is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Regulatory Financial Law and  Securities Market. Isabella has 5 years of experience, 3 in the financial sector. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was Senior Legal Representative of GM Financial Colombia, Corporate and Investment Lawyer of Porvenir S.A. and worked at a local law firm on corporate affairs. She has a JD from Universidad del Norte, where she obtained the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence, ...