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Financial Services

Banco Colpatria

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Banco Colpatria

Legal advisors to Banco Colpatria Multibanca Colpatria acting as structuring agent of the syndicate of 4 banks that granted financing for US$140 million to TPL Holding Ltd. in connection with the acquisition of approximately 60% of Termocandelaria Power Ltd.

Alianza Fiduciaria

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Alianza Fiduciaria

Legal advisors to Alianza Fiduciaria S.A., in connection with the acquisition of assets and contracts of Fiduciaria Fiducor S.A.

Banco Davivienda

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Banco Davivienda

Legal advisors to Banco Davivienda in connection with the US$59.5 million financing granted to Carvajal Información S.A.S., within the acquisition of the 59,8% equity stake by Evolvere Capital.

AXA

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AXA

Colombian legal advisors to AXA S.A. in the acquisition, through one of its subsidiaries, of 51% of Seguros Colpatria S.A., Seguros de Vida Colpatria S.A., Capitalizadora Colpatria S.A. and Colpatria Medicina Prepagada S.A.

Corpbanca

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Corpbanca

-Legal advisors to Corpbanca in connection with the US$1278 million acquisition of Helm Bank and certain of its subsidiaries in Colombia.
-Legal advisors to Corpbanca in connection with the acquisition of more than 90% of Banco Santander and its subsidiaries in Colombia.

International Finance Corporation – IFC –

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International Finance Corporation – IFC –

-Legal advisor to IFC in a US$344 A/B loan granted to EPM.

-Legal advisors to IFC in the granting of a US$130 million A and B loan to companies from Belcorp Group.

-Legal advisors to IFC in the structuring of a loan agreement to finance the corporate expansion, and a subscription agreement for non voting preferred stock in Productos Naturales de la Sabana “Alquería”.

-Legal advisors to IFC in a US$75 million equity contribution to Banco Davivienda, and a US$165 million A/B subordinated bond subscription.

-Legal advisors to IFC in a US$10 million A loan and US$5 million stand-by loan to Terminal Marítimo Muelles el Bosque.

BNP Paribas

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BNP Paribas

-Legal advisors to BNP Paribas, in the sell and assignment of its oil and gas sector loan portfolio in Colombia to Wells Fargo Bank National Association.
-Legal advisors to BNP Paribas with respect to obtaining authorization from the Colombian Finance Superintendence to incorporate a local financial institution.
-Legal advisors to BNP Paribas in an up to US$100 million secured loan facility to Solana Resources Limited, a subsidiary Gran Tierra Energy.
-Legal advisors to BNP Paribas as lead arranger and to the lenders in a US$180 million revolving syndicated loan granted to Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.

Correval

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Correval

-Legal advisors to Correval as structuring agent in a COP$87.000 million syndicated loan by Colombian financial entities and a US$50 million supplier credit loan both granted to Sociedad Operador Solidario de Propietarios Transportadores Coobus.
-Legal advisors to Correval as lead arranger in a COP$445.000 million syndicated loan granted by Colombian financial entities to finance the project “Concesión Vial Córdoba Sucre”.

Darby

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Darby

Legal advisors to Darby for the structuring and closing of a US$15 million loan granted by DLAMF Holdings L.P. (Darby Latin America Mezzanine Fund, L.P.) to Datapoint de Colombia S.A.

Helm Banca de Inversión

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Helm Banca de Inversión

-Legal advisor to Helm Banca de Inversión in a US$40 million financing for the construction of a 19.9 MW Popal hydroelectric power plant.
-Legal advisor to Helm Banca de Inversión in a US$39 million financing for the construction of a 19.9 MW Barroso hydroelectric power plant.

Citibank

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Citibank

-Colombian legal advisor to Citibank in a US$30 million secured loan in connection with the US$120 million debt restructuring of Norway’s Interoil Exploration and Production (IOX)
-Colombian counsel to Citibank in a US$150 million secured term loan transaction, between Suramericana BVI Corporation, as Borrower; Suramericana de Inversione, Portafolio de Inversiones Suramericana and Compañía Suramericana de Construcciones, as Guarantors; Citibank N.A., as Lender; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner; Citibank N.A., as Administrative Agent and Cititrust, as Collateral Agent.

ABN AMRO Bank

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ABN AMRO Bank

-Advisors to a syndicate of international banks led by ABN AMRO Bank acting as administrative agent, in a US$1,460 million loan granted to Empresa de Energía de Bogotá S.A. to finance the acquisition by Transportadora de Gas del Interior S.A. of the natural gas transportation assets of Ecogas. Financing included creating corporate vehicles and the issue of Senior Regulation S and Rule 144A notes.
-Legal advisors to ABN AMRO Bank as lead arranger and to the lenders in a US$200 million syndicated loan to several companies of the Carvajal Group.
-Legal advisor to ABN AMRO Bank N.V., in a US$125 million loan agreement granted to Colombia Movil S.A. E.S.P.

JPMorgan Chase Bank

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JPMorgan Chase Bank

-Legal advisors to JPMorgan Chase Bank in its capacity of administrative agent and arranger and to the lenders in a US$300 million syndicated loan granted to Almacenes Éxito.
-Legal advisors to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Administrative Agent and to J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., as Sole Bookrunner and Lead Arranger in a US$250 million loan to Organización Terpel S.A. for the acquisition of Repsol Assets in Chile.
-Legal advisors to the lead arrangers (JPMorgan Chase Bank – BNP Paribas), the administrative agent (JPMorgan Chase Bank) and the lenders in the US$140 million syndicated loan granted to EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A. E.S.P.

Inter-American Investment Corporation

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Inter-American Investment Corporation

Legal advisors to the Inter-American Investment Corporation in a revolving credit facility granted to Bancoldex for an amount of US$45 million.

Interamerican Development Bank IDB

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Interamerican Development Bank IDB

Colombian counsel to the Interamerican Development Bank IDB in a US$600 million A/B loan to Telefonica Moviles Colombia S.A.

Centennial Towers Colombia

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Centennial Towers Colombia

Legal advisor to Centennial Towers Colombia S.A.S., in the financing for approximately US$12 million granted by Banco Colpatria Multibanca Colpatria S.A.

Platino Energy Holdings

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Platino Energy Holdings

Legal advisor to Platino Energy Holdings Corp. in connection with the US$15 million acquisition financing granted by Banco Colpatria Multibanca Colpatria S.A. for the acquisition of 100% equity stake of Colombia Energy Development Co.

Energía Latino America Holdings

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Energía Latino America Holdings

Legal advisors to the syndicate of 12 banks that granted financing for USD$ 645 million to Inversiones en Energía Latino America Holdings, S.L.U. in connection with the acquisition of 31.92% of Transportadora de Gas Internacional.

Termotasajero

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Termotasajero

Posse, Herrera & Ruiz acted as Colombian legal advisor to Termotasajero S.A. E.S.P. in connection with in a US$315 million senior credit facility granted by Banco Itaú BBA S.A. (Sucursal Bahamas), Banco Itaú Chile, CorpBanca and Banco de Bogotá S.A., to finance the construction of a new 161.6 MW coal-fired power plant located in Norte de Santander, Colombia.

Grupo C&C Energia

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Grupo C&C Energia

Legal advisors in a US$200 million revolving loan credit granted by BNP Paribas (as administrative agent and global coordinator) and other lender parties to Grupo C&C Energia (Barbados) Ltd.

Concesión Vial Ruta Caribe

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Concesión Vial Ruta Caribe

Legal advisors for the structuring and closing of a COP$300.000 million syndicated loan granted by Colombian financial entities to finance the project “Concesión Vial Ruta Caribe”, structured by Nexus Banca de Inversión.

Termorubiales

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Termorubiales

Legal advisors to Termorubiales S.A. in connection with a US$54.5 million project financing facility where lenders include the International Finance Corporation, Corporación Andina de Fomento and Inter-American Investment Corporation.

Petrotiger

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Petrotiger

Legal advisors to Petrotiger in (i) determining the structure to channel funds from Colombian institutional investors for the acquisition of three Colombian companies in the hydrocarbon sector and (ii) implementing the proposed structure by introducing a new compartment to an existing private equity fund. The firm also defined the structure permitting additional bank financing for the acquisition.

Termoemcali

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Termoemcali

Legal advisors to Termoemcali S.C.A. E.S.P. in the restructuring of debt including US$165 million 144 A Notes.