GCR 100 - 15th Edition

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría

04 December 2014

Colombia

Martín Carrizosa heads the competition practice at prietocarrizosa, which includes another three specialists dedicated full-time to competition matters. The group handles behavioural and merger work, and works closely with the intellectual property arm of the firm. The firm announced in September that it would join forces with Spain’s Uría Menéndez and Chile’s Philippi Yrarrázaval Pulido & Brunner, to create a firm crossing the Spanish-speaking world, Philippi, prietocarrizosa & Uría.

That merger will not become final until 1 January 2015. In its last year as an independent firm, Carrizosa has worked for Grupo Argos and its electricity subsidiaries in their acquisition of a stake in Isagen, which is partly owned by the Colombian state. The team also represented Omnicom and Publicis on Colombian merger control matters and Eli Lilly in its acquisition of Novartis’s animal health business. On the behavioural side, Visa and Cementos Argos are clients.

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