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.
Financial law & capital markets
Our practice in
Financial law & capital markets
It offers, among others, the following services:
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.
CONCESIÓN LA PINTADA S.A.S AND ITS SPONSORS ODINSA S.A. AND WEST VALLEY JL HOLDCO LIMITED
Posse Herrera Ruiz acted as legal counsel to Concesión La Pintada S.A.S and its sponsor Odinsa S.A. and West Valley JL Holdco Limited in the dollar refinancing of its Project Autopista Conexión Pacífico 2, granted under the Concession Agreement No.006...
SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC
Tender Offer (“OPA”) of Smurfit Kappa Group plc (“SKG”) Ireland company to acquire the minority shares of Cartón de Colombia S.A. (“CdeCo”) listed company in the Colombian Stock Exchange (“BVC”) as consequence of the delisting procedure approved by CdeCo shareholders....
JOHN LAING, CONSTRUCCIONES EL CÓNDOR S.A. AND CONCESIÓN LA PINTADA
Posse Herrera Ruiz acted as legal counsel to John Laing, Construcciones El Cóndor S.A. and Concesión La Pintada in closing the acquisition by John Laing from Construcciones El Cóndor S.A. of its participation in 21.15% of the equity interest in...