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ABOUT HOLLAND & KNIGHT Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,400 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location. We regularly counsel clients in cross-border transactions, taxation, labor and employment, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, energy and environmental matters, international licensing and franchising, intellectual property, media and entertainment, public policy and regulation, and international litigation and arbitration. Our physical presence in Colombia – combined with the depth and scale of our practices, regional relationships and international reach – enables Holland & Knight to provide comprehensive and seamless legal services to our clients.

LATIN AMERICAN PRACTICE BY THE NUMBERS 150+ attorneys fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese with multicultural and multilingual services to help clients succeed

35+ years of representing local and international clients doing business in the region

700+ foreign-trained lawyers have worked in our U.S. offices through our renowned Foreign Lawyer Trainee Program

COLOMBIA OUTLOOK Holland & Knight is well-positioned to address client needs and goals with our full-service representation and value-added services around the globe. We are highly experienced in helping clients in the strategic areas of growth in Colombia, including in financial services, energy, mergers and acquisitions, and transportation and infrastructure.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US 2021 Chambers Global Among the “world’s leading firms” in Latin America-wide: Banking & Finance; Colombia: Corporate/M&A

Colombia recognitions for: Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, Danilo Romero Raad, José Vicente Zapata and Alberto Zuleta

2021 Legal 500 Latin America – Colombia Recommended for Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Competition and Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Projects, Public Law, Tax Recognition for Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, José Vicente Zapata, Alberto Zuleta, Lucas Saffon-López, Juan Israel Casallas, Maria Juliana Saa and Inés Elvira Vesga

2021 Chambers Latin America 11 attorneys honored as “Latin America’s best advisors” with top rankings in Latin America: Banking & Finance and Project Finance | Colombia: Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources: Environment, and Labor & Employment Colombia recognitions for Enrique Gómez-Pinzón – Corporate/M&A | Danilo Romero Raad – Intellectual Property, Competition/Antitrust | José Vicente Zapata – Energy & Natural Resources: Environment | Alberto Zuleta – Dispute Resolution

2020 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide Recognized in Colombia, Tier 3 in M&A; Tier 2 in Banking and Finance, and Project Development; Recognition in Capital Markets: Debt Recognized attorneys: Enrique Gómez-Pinzón José Vicente Zapata

2020 Latin Lawyer 250 Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office | “offers top-tier disputes counsel in Colombia, which is complemented by a robust transactional offering as well as recognized excellence in energy, IP and labor” Latin America Practice | Noted for work in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Arbitration, Litigation, Anti-Corruption and Compliance, and Tax Colombia recognitions for: Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, José Vicente Zapata, Alberto Zuleta, Juan Carlos Valencia Marquez, Danilo Romero Raad, Vicente Umaña Carrizosa

COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS We represent global and Fortune 500 companies, other public corporations, emerging companies, financial and insurance institutions, governmental agencies and private companies. Collaboration across practices and offices, along with highly focused management of matters and cases, enables us to deliver seamless and efficient support.


Labor, Employment and Benefits

Intellectual Property

ƒ Holland & Knight’s substantial experience in a wide range

of business sectors is enhanced by our established working relationships with business and government leaders.


International Litigation & Arbitration


ƒ Our Energy Team has extensive experience in Colombian and

Latin American environmental compliance and regulatory litigation, oil and gas projects, mining projects, project finance, foreign investment projects, mergers and acquisitions, and complex corporate reorganizations and financial restructurings.

Financial Services

ƒ We have been a key participant in several first-ever transactions in Latin America, including numerous large-scale deals.

OUR TRACK RECORD The firm partners with clients to deliver innovative business and legal solutions. Holland & Knight is one of the few U.S.-based firms with a full-service office in Colombia, which allows us to play a key role in helping clients achieve their short- and long-term goals.

Recent Notable Deals in the News

ƒ Advised Empresa de Energia de Bogotá (EEB) on its US$880 million

purchase of 31.92 percent of stock in Transportadora de Gas Internacional (TGI) from The Rohatyn Group and a US$645.5 million syndicated loan to finance the acquisition

ƒ Provided counsel in the complex international merger of the commercial group GeoPark in Colombia, Panama and Delaware (U.S.) as all of its entities, capital and assets were absorbed by a Colombian company

ƒ Legal advisor under Colombian law for MUFG Bank Ltd. on its US$163.5

million financing for the La Virginia-Nueva Esperanza transmission line project; MUFG acted as coordinating lead arranger, administrative agent, offshore collateral agent and hedge provider on the transaction

ƒ Led negotiation process between the USO and CB&I in Cartagena, Colombia, as part of expansion of one of the biggest Colombian infrastructure projects

ƒ Served as New York and Colombia counsel for Bladex and lenders in US$90 million syndicated loan to Colombia’s Centelsa; lead arranger and administrative agent in US$80 million syndicated loan to Banco Aliado; and sole lead arranger, administrative agent and bookrunner of a nine-bank syndicate on a US$125 million syndicated loan to Banco de Costa Rica

ƒ Represented Proyectos Inmobiliarios, developers of Arena Bogotá, the largest arena in Latin America, in the US$10 million sale of the facility to Cárdenas Entertainment and Marketing Group

LEARN MORE BY CONNECTING WITH US Enrique Gómez-Pinzón Executive Partner | +57.1.745.5800

Danilo Romero Raad Partner | +57.1.745.5910

Lucas Saffon-Lopez Partner | +57.1.745.5723

Vicente Umaña Carrizosa Partner | +57.1.745.5900

Juan Carlos Valencia Marquez Partner | +57.1.745.5731

José Vicente Zapata Partner | +57.1.745.5940

Alberto Zuleta Partner | +57.1.745.5790 Copyright © 2021 Holland & Knight LLP All Rights Reserved

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