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Financial Services

ALIANZA FIDUCIARIA

Legal advisors to Alianza Fiduciaria in a complex arbitration tribunal dispute brought by Manzanillo del Mar Fiduciary Trust. The dispute involved seven different claims.

AUSTRALIS PARTNERS

Legal advisors to Australis in negotiations with Advent International for the acquisition of a 50% stake in Alianza Fiduciaria S.A. and Alianza Valores Comisionista de Bolsa S.A.

BANCO DAVIVIENDA S.A.

Legal advisors to Banco Davivienda in providing a loan to Fideicomiso Hotelero Nalibesa.

BANCO DAVIVIENDA, BANCO DE OCCIDENTE Y BANCO DE BOGOTÁ

Legal advisors to the lenders Banco Davivienda, Banco de Occidente, and Banco de Bogotá in their loan to APP GICA. The loan supports a portion of the Girardot-Ibagué-Cajamarca 4G toll-road concession highway in Colombia. Also advisors to the banks in a mini perm loan for the construction of a 4G infrastructure project.

BANCO DE SANTANDER

Legal advisors to Banco de Santander in the project financing granted to Consorcio Area Limpia, one of the cleaning and waste collection concessionaires in the city of Bogotá.

BANCO SABADELL (MIAMI BRANCH)

Legal advisors to Banco Sabadell fund in its factoring operations in Colombia.

BANCOLOMBIA

Legal advisors to Bancolombia in a claim filed against them by Interbolsa.

BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION N.A.

Legal advisors to Merrill Lynch in the authorisation process before the financial regulators to sell its products through the Bank of America’s Colombian office.

BTG PACTUAL REAL ESTATE FUND

Legal advisors to BTG on the long-term lease of the Ofi 7 La Francia building to WeWork (tenant). Included adjusting co-ownership, ongoing advice on real estate and urban concerns, and agreeing on lease clauses.

BTG PACTUAL AND INVERLINK

Legal advisors to BTG Pactual Comisionista de Bolsa S.A., and Inverlink Estructuras Inmobiliarias, over a joint venture agreement.

CITIBANK AND SANTANDER

Legal advisors to a group of banks for refinance the credits given to Aeropuerto de Quito (Quiport).

CORPBANCA

Legal advisors to Corpbanca in the acquisition of Helm Bank and certain of its subsidiaries in Colombia.

CORPBANCA

Legal advisors to Corpbanca in the merger of Banco Itaú Chile with CorpBanca in Colombia.

FINANCIERA DE DESARROLLO NACIONAL

Legal advisors to Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional in revising a private bicycle service initiative for the city of Bogota.

FINANZAUTO

Legal advisors to Finanzauto in the negotiation of a 202 ISDA Master Agreement concerning interest rates and exchange rates through a Cross Currency Interest Swap Transaction (non-delivery).

GDF SUEZ

Legal advisors to GDF Suez in the environmental and regulatory due diligence of the Doña Juana landfill which serves Bogotá prior to its acquisition of the concession.

GRUPO REF SAS.

Legal advisors in the structuring and purchase of the company Reference S.A.S. a Colombian company that provides services to the financial sector by Grupo Ref SAS.

IFC AND CAF

Legal advisors to Corporación Andina de Fomento – CAF and the International Finance Corporation – IFC in the granting of two loans under New York law to Banco Pichincha Colombia.

INFRARED CAPITAL PARTNERS

Legal advisors to Infrared Capital Partners in compliance matters related to the financing of a concession agreement.

ING BANK N.V.

Legal advisors to ING Bank on the structuring, negotiation and susbscription of a revolving credit under British law for the acquisition of Proenfar.

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (IFC)

Legal advisors to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in its investment in the company Productos Naturales de la Sabana (Alquería, one of Colombia´s main dairy products producer).

KINSAR S.A.S.

Legal advisors to Kinsar in the construction and subsequent lease of a state-of-the-art hospital built specifically for the needs of CAFAM, one of the largest compensation funds of Colombia.

MAJ INVEST FINANCIAL INCLUSION FUND II K / S

Colombian legal advisors to Maj Invest Financial Inclusion Fund II K/S in acquiring shares in Banco Compartir SA (from Fundacion Empresa Privada Compartir), as authorised by the Colombian Financial Authorization.

PACTIA

Legal advisors to Pactia in regulatory changes allowing private equity funds to issue bonds.

PORTLAND PRIVATE EQUITY

Legal advisors to Portland Private Equity in its acquisition of a stake in online grocery shopping platform Merqueo.

SEAF MANAGEMENT LLC

Legal advisors to SEAF Management LLC in the incorporation of an agribusiness fund.

SUDAMERIS, COLPATRIA, SCOTIABANK, DAVIVIENDA, OCCIDENTE Y BANCO DE BOGOTÁ

Legal advisors to a group of banks in refinancing a loan for Procaps, a Colombian-based manufacturing company.

SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION

Legal advisors to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in the revolving credit granted to Grupo Argos.