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Ignacio Londoño, partner of Garrigues Colombia ('Asuntos Legales'). CONTENT IN SPANISH
Tax-related information issued by the competent authority.
Garrigues has received the European Law Firm of the Year award from the international legal journal Legal Week for the third time. This is one of the most prestigious accolades in the legal sector, awarded to leading firms, teams and professionals which have stood out for their accomplishments in 2017 in the European legal market.
Garrigues received the Regional Client Service Award in Latin America at the annual awards organized by UK directory Chambers & Partners to recognize the work of local and international firms operating in the region.
Half of the new partners practice outside of Spain, reflecting the increasingly international nature of the firm.
Lawyer Andrés Ordóñez Rizo joined Garrigues’ Bogotá office as counsel in October. He has extensive experience, gained over more than sixteen years, representing multinationals in Latin America in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Latin Finance, an economic publication that covers current affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean presented the award after analyzing nominations made by the different players in the industry. In evaluating the work performed by the nominees, the strategy, volume and variety of transactions, innovation and quality of execution were taken into account, as well as whether the projects brought social and economic benefits, thereby contributing to growth in the region..
The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equal Opportunity has awarded Garrigues the distinction of being an Equal Opportunity Company, a brand of excellence that acknowledges companies that stand out “in a relevant and specially significant way in the application of equal opportunity Plan policies”. Garrigues is the only law firm this year to achieve the distinction (published last Saturday in the Official State Gazette), which has been awarded to companies in different sectors since 2010.
Carlos Rapallo has been head of the firm’s Warsaw office before, between 2007 and 2012, and returns to the area once again to coordinate activities in central and Eastern Europe.
Transmilenio S.A. company in charge of the management, organization and planning of the mass public transportation service for urban passengers in Bogotá and its area of influence, published pre-bid specifications to grant the non-exclusive concession for the operation of the TransMilenio System's roadway in Bogotá D.C.
The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, by means of Resolution 90556 of December 29, 2016, reduced the thresholds that must be taken into consideration in order to trigger merger control procedures.
Celsia acquired the energy sector assets in Panama and Costa Rica of GDF Suez for a company value of USD 840 million.