Posse Herrera Ruiz is one of Colombian leading firms in agribusiness. We have advised international and local funds and companies in acquisitions of real estate or tenancy rights over long extensions of rural lands in several Colombian Departments such as Meta, Vichada, Antioquia, Córdoba, Sucre, Guajira, Atlántico, Bolívar, Caldas, Risaralda, and Valle del Cauca.
Our work in the fields of restrictive business practices, consumer protection and unfair competition includes the design of market access channels and interaction with competitors, as well as the defense of our clients in litigation and administrative procedures which may arise as a consequence of alleged infringement of competition statutes.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has ample experience in advising its clients in Compliance and Internal Investigations matters with the aim of preventing, controlling and reacting to compliance situations triggering legal, operative, reputational, and contagion risks that affect the most to client’s businesses.
Posse Herrera Ruiz advises clients on a wide range of corporate, secretarial, contract, foreign investment, exchange controls and related matters. The Firm acts as regular outside counsel for many corporations in Colombia in distribution, manufacturing, chemical products, consumer products, service and health industries, construction, engineering, concessions, oil and gas, mining, power generation, financial services and telecommunications.
Having a strong practice centered on trained and experienced lawyers, encompassing all areas of dispute resolution that span all industries and has worked in both national and international courts.
The firm has a strong team of lawyers specialized in environmental, natural resources and energy law who regularly advice national and international clients in environmental matters related to M&A transactions (including environmental due diligence), the development of greenfield and brownfield projects (including environmental licensing and permitting), project and corporate financing (environmental compliance opinions, Equator Principles) and in connection with the operation and closure / abandonment of projects.
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 been legal counsel for the structuring of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), public procurement, public debt and governmental budget issues. Our successful multidisciplinary approach ensures the financial success of the projects from corporate, financial, tax and administrative standpoints.
We have a solid practice, in charge of lawyers familiar with the different insolvency procedures before specialized jurisdictions, who work together with the different areas of PHR that handle relevant and usual aspects of insolvency such as tax, labor, corporate and financial matters. This joint management allows us to provide comprehensive advice to clients that has an impact on their direct benefit.
Insurance and reinsurance experience in Posse Herrera Ruiz covers advice on mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies, dispute resolution, both arbitration and litigation, insurance and reinsurance policy review and analysis, and regulatory compliance and auditing.
Posse Herrera Ruiz’s Intellectual Property practice area has a true understanding of the issues involved in handling complex global patent and trademark portfolios. That is why it offers a proven, successful, business-oriented and cost-efficient centralized service for IP filing and prosecution in Latin-American and Caribbean countries, through a one-stop value generating solution.
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We are part of Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world´s largest labor law lawyer network. ELA provides multinationals all around the world with an integrated and cost effective service through a network of lawyers who are leaders in employment, labor and immigration matters in over 120 countries.
Posse Herrera Ruiz advises clients in a wide range of land use, urban planning and development matters, including:
Posse Herrera Ruiz has earned a region–wide reputation in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of integration transactions, and has participated in many of the largest and more complex acquisitions and privatizations in Colombia as part of other multi-jurisdictional transactions.
We have broad experience of all type of transactions as carve-outs, spin-offs, stock purchase and sales, asset sales and acquisitions, providing capabilities on each specific transaction.
Posse Herrera Ruiz is unique in the breadth of its experience in the various sub-sectors of the energy and natural resources space. This allows us to remain ahead of our competitors and to have credibility with regulators (National Hydrocarbons Agency, Environmental Licensing Authority and Ministry of Mines and Energy) and industry federations (Colombian Petroleum Association, Colombian Mining Association), which we leverage for the benefit of our clients.
We have a multidisciplinary work team covering corporate, tax, conflict resolution, real estate and labor law that allows us to structure, at the level of the company and of the family that owns it, tools or instruments to ensure that the assets remain under the control of a family group.
Our team has experience in all types of contract negotiations and structuring related with the acquisition, sale, economic use of properties, tax planning and due diligence process.
Posse Herrera Ruiz works on the drafting of instruments of urban planning such as development and implementation plans, urban renovation projects, units of rural planning, legal defense in administrative proceedings of possible infractions or revocation of licenses, as well as all matters related with formalities of licensing before urban authorities and planning offices.
Posse Herrera Ruiz provides comprehensive tax services associated with ongoing business operations and tax planning for investment projects. Tax planning is an integral part of our comprehensive legal support for restructuring, sales, and acquisitions of Colombian entities. We are active in the negotiation of stability agreements with the Colombian government, and the structuring of investment and private equity funds.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has opened the practice of White-collar crime with the purpose of providing our clients all necessary assistance in criminal law matters, a growing area resulting from the legislative policy of criminalizing conduct in segments of business such as tax law, urban, environmental, mining, oil, tenders, “compliance”, among many others, as well as the expansion of the concept of public resources and consequently of all sanctions or criminal actions related to the defense of these.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has extensive experience and specialized team of lawyers advising leading companies in the agro and forestry industries not only in transactional matters, but also in corporate, real estate and regulatory matters, projects structuring, investments and land acquisitions in this industry among others.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading companies in the automotive industry in transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, competition and dispute resolutions among others.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading hotel chains and companies in the industry in corporate, real estate and transactional matters, project development, hotel operation, construction and tax planning among others.
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.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading food and beverage companies in transactional matters, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, consumer protection, international commerce, and financing among others.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has a leading role in all key segments in the oil and gas industry in Upstream Offshore, the firm represents some of the largest player in the basin. Upstream Onshore, and in conventional the firm retains long standing clients. Regarding Unconventional we represent clients with frack shale gas well activities in the Magdalena Valley. We are also very active advising clients in Midstream and Downstream activities.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has been very successful as legal counsel for the structuring of public-private partnerships (PPPs), public procurement, public debt and governmental budget issues.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading companies in these industries in transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and international trade among others.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading pharmaceutical companies and health care providers in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, consumer protection, international commerce, and financing among others.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading companies in the manufacure industry in transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and international trade among others.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading retail companies in transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, competition and dispute resolution among others.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has an experienced team of lawyers in all areas of the power industry, allowing us to provide specialized advice to clients.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading companies in insurance and reinsurance matters in relation with mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies, dispute resolution, both arbitration and litigation, insurance and reinsurance policy review and analysis, and regulatory compliance and auditing.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has an experienced team of lawyers in all areas of the mining industry, allowing us to provide specialized advice to clients.
Posse Herrera Ruiz has advised leading companies in telecommunications, media and technology industry in transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and biding processes among others.
Bernardo Duque is an associate of Posse Herrera Ruiz since 2021. His professional practice focuses on Labor Law.