Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (“PPU”) is the first major Ibero-American law firm. The firm is born from a merger between the Chilean Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner, Colombian Prietocarrizosa, and the two Peruvian firms Ferrero Abogados and Delmar Ugarte. The prestigious Spanish and Portuguese firm Uría Menéndez participates in the new firm since its inception in 2015.

With offices in Santiago (Chile), Bogota and Barranquilla (Colombia), and Lima (Peru) is a full-service firm. Additionally, Uría Menéndez brings its network of offices in Spain, Portugal, New York, Beijing, London, and Brussels to the partnership.

The firm provides an efficient response to the new demands for professional services arising from the growing economic interdependence between the Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru), coupled with the increasing interest of European, Asian and North American companies in the Latin American region.

The experience acquired by the founding firms, the technical and professional quality of their lawyers and the geographical reach through our network of offices, have turned PPU into the reference firm with the largest direct presence in Latin America.

We are strongly committed to internal/external regulatory compliance and to the ethical standards that govern the ethics of the profession. PPU has a Division of Ethics and Conflicts of Interest.

Key Practice Areas:

Competition:
All aspects of antitrust, including investigations by authorities, litigation concerning cartels and abuse of dominance, consultations on M&A operations, settlements, audits on level of compliance and legal reports.

Corporate/M&A:
All aspects of corporate law, including business integrations, tax matters, structuring and implementing public tender offers and the acquisition and sale of listed companies, restructurings, national and crossborder mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs and business reorganisation proceedings.

Criminal Law & Compliance:
Extensive experience in the development of defense strategies and in the sponsorship against police, prosecutorial and judicial investigations. Likewise, the firm is an expert in crisis control in the presence of criminal contingencies such as work accidents and corruption of officials.

Dispute Resolution:
Prevention and resolution of civil and criminal disputes involving complex legal and technical issues for national and international clients spanning a wide range of industries in domestic and international institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Energy, Mining & Natural Resources:
This area is composed of highly specialised lawyers who provide comprehensive advice on legal matters for the development of projects in different areas such as mining, industrial, energy, corporate, infrastructure and real estate, among others.

Environment & Sustainable Development:
The firm provides the support necessary to establish legal strategies that allows clients to strengthen the legal management of environmental issues, thus reducing the legal risks that may arise from their activities. In this sense, the firm’s advice and support in environmental legal matters seeks to resolve the needs of clients within the applicable regulatory framework.

Infrastructure & Projects:
Advising companies involved in toll roads and ports and purchasers and sellers; participated as counsel in financing; and on the privatisation of public utilities and ports.

Intellectual Property/Life Sciences:
All aspects of intellectual property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models, copyrights, sports and entertainment matters, litigation, unfair competition, pharmaceutical licensing and health registrations.

Labour & Employment:
Litigation, collective bargaining, employee benefits, due diligence and audits, corporate restructuring, immigration, pensions, internal policies, wages and benefits, taxation, health and safety.

Private Clients & Family:
Long-term all-inclusive legal advice, in accordance with the highest international standards, for business families on the development of estate planning structures, allowing for the reallocation of assets among family members and the various generations.

Public Law:
Long-standing public law department advising a wide range of clients from the private and public sectors, such as governmental entities.

Real Estate:
Complex real estate matters such as shopping mall planning and construction, superstore construction, real estate trusts, real estate leasing, long term lease agreements, due diligence, real estate guarantees, regulatory issues and local permits.

Tax & International Trade:
Structuring domestic and international operations and transactions which involve matters related to foreign trade, customs and foreign exchange, tax planning and customs consulting and tax litigation.

TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications):
Advising multinational media and technology companies in all regional legal matters, from software licenses and TV formats to customs matters.

email: infoCO@ppulegal.com

Key Contacts

Management Board:
Juan Francisco Gutiérrez (Co Chair)
Martín Acero (Co Chair)
Guillermo Ferrero
Federico Grebe
Martín Carrizosa
Manuel Ugarte
Luis de Carlos
Jose María Segovia

Firm Rankings

Administrative & Public Law
Band 3

7.0

Arbitration
Band 1

9.0

Banking & Finance
Band 1

9.2

Capital Markets
Band 2

8.7

Capital Markets: Debt
Band 1

Competition/Antitrust
Band 2

8.0

Corporate/M&A
Band 1

Dispute Resolution
Band 2

8.0

Energy
Band 1

Energy & Natural Resources
Band 1

9.3

Environment
Band 1

IP
Band 3

7.0

IP: Trademarks
Band 3

6.0

IP: trademarks: Contentious
Band 3

6.0

IP: Trademarks: Prosecution
Band 3

6.0

Labour & Employment
Band 3

7.3

Life Sciences
Band 3

6.0

Litigation
Band 1

Mining
Band 1

Projects
Band 1

9.6

Real Estate
Band 2

8.0

Real Estate & Tourism
Band 1

Tax
Band 2

8.7

Trade/WTO
Band 2

8.0

Lawyer Rankings

Carolina Porras

Band Three

Labour & Employment
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Juan Sebastián Arias

Notable

Litigation
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Carlos Padilla

Notable

Projects
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Juan Carlos Rocha

Band One

Real Estate
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Carolina Rozo

Band Two

Tax
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Juan Fernando Gaviria

Band One

Banking & Finance
Projects
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Claudia Barrero

Band One

Banking & Finance
Capital Markets

Band Two

Corporate/M&A
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Clara Robledo-Sánchez

Notable

Banking & Finance
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Hernando Padilla

Band Three

Capital Markets

Band Five

Corporate/M&A
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Luz María Mercado

Notable

Capital Markets
Corporate/M&A
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Diego Cardona

Band Two

Competition/Antitrust
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Martín Acero

Band One

Tax
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Felipe Cuberos

Band Two

Corporate/M&A
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David Beltrán

Notable

Corporate/M&A
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Nicolás Tirado

Band Three

Corporate/M&A
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Julio César González

Band One

Litigation

Band Two

Dispute Resolution
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Sandra Manrique

Band One

Energy & Natural Resources
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Johanna Cajigas

Notable

Energy & Natural Resources
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Alexander Acosta

Notable

Environment
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Luís Fernando Macías

Band One

Environment
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María Alejandra Gómez

Notable

Environment
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Gerardo Flórez

Notable

IP
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Camilo Suárez

Notable

IP
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Mauricio Patiño Bonnet

Band Three

IP
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Jorge Di Terlizzi

Band One

Projects

Band Four

Administrative & Public Law
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Diana Botero

Notable

Administrative & Public Law
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Héctor Hernández

Band One

Arbitration
Labour & Employment
Litigation

Band Three

Dispute Resolution
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Articles

Press Releases

New Corporate Governance and Appointment of PPU Directors

Today at a General Assembly, the 57 partners of PPU voted in the framework of the new Corporate Governance Model for those who will act as members of the Administration Counsel from January 1st, 2021, ongoing for a period of four years.   Martín Acero, who acted as Co-Chair of the Firm since the merger […]

16 Dec 2020

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