Competition Law

DESCRIPTION

The Colombian regime of free competition has gained importance in recent years due to the issuance of Law 1340 of 2009, which among other things established the single free competition authority headed by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, the program of benefits for collaboration, deepened the system of competition law, increased fines and the term of expiration of the authority's sanctioning power for non-compliance with competition rules and modernized the control of business concentrations. As a consequence of these important structural changes, authority has increased its presence with investigations in all of the sectors of the economy and by inspecting and revising major corporate concentration operations.

The Competition Area of Esguerra Legal Advisers has witnessed all of the transformations of Competition Law in Colombia and Latin America and has the knowledge, experience and capacity to offer advice and representation on the most complex issues related to this area. In this sense, Esguerra Legal Advisers makes available a team of professionals with specialized studies in this area in Colombia and abroad and with a unique experience in this type of legal advice in order to benefit and help its clients. On the other hand, several members of our team have been granted significant recognitions in different ranking sites of Colombian lawyers.

For more than twenty-five years, we have had the privilege of advising companies on different matters that cover a wide range of needs, such as distribution contracts, investigations for restrictive practices of competition, business integrations and judicial processes for unfair competition and consumer protection. Today our team also provides services in areas surrounding the Law of Competition, such as intellectual property and data protection.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Advice and representation in research for restrictive practices of competition.
  • Advice and representation in jurisdictional processes and in administrative investigations with regards to unfair competition.
  • Counseling and representation in jurisdictional proceedings and administrative investigations for breach of consumer protection rules.
  • Advice and representation in administrative investigations for violation of legal metrology norms and technical regulations.
  • Procedure for exceptions to the application of competition rules.
  • Development of corporate governance, internal politics and training in competition issues.
  • Due diligence in matters of competition.
  • Advice and representation for the structuring of business concentrations and the procedures for authorizing them to the authorities.
  • Advice and representation intellectual property and protection of personal data.

CLIENTS

  • Holcim Colombia S.A.
  • Chevron
  • Organización Terpel
  • INSA
  • Celsia
  • Drummond
  • Diaco S.A.
  • Manuelita S.A.
  • Riopaila Castilla S.A.
  • Cabaña S.A.
  • Fedepalma
  • Daimler Colombia S.A.
  • Autogermana S.A.
  • Comcel S.A.
  • Telefónica S.A.
  • British Telecom
  • Axesat
  • Samsung Electronics Colombia
  • Asobancaria
  • Fasecolda
  • Asofondos
  • Redeban
  • Bancolombia
  • Brinsa S.A.
  • Dupont de Colombia S.A.
  • Koba Colombia S.A.S.
  • Ferrero
  • Gabrica
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Tetra-Pak
  • Avery Dennison
  • Baxter

TEAM

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Position:
Partner
Practices:
Competition Law, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution
Phone:
(571) 3122900 Ext 108

Alfonso Miranda Londoño

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Position:
Partner
Practices:
Competition Law, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law, Infrastructure, Public Law
Phone:
(571) 3122900 Ext 108

Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos

Daniel Beltran 2
Position:
Senior Associate
Practices:
Competition Law, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law
Phone:
(571) 3122900

Daniel Beltrán Castiblanco

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Position:
Associate
Practices:
Competition Law, Corporate Law
Phone:
(571) 3122900

Claudia Miranda Londoño

Melissa-Moreno2
Position:
Associate
Practices:
Competition Law, Public Law
Phone:
(571) 3122900

Melissa Moreno Trillos

Andrés Yañez
Position:
Associate
Practices:
Competition Law
Phone:
(571) 3122900

Andrés Felipe Yañéz Torres

Jorge Lamo
Position:
Associate
Practices:
Competition Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law
Phone:
(571) 3122900

Jorge Eduardo Lamo Blanco

David Cotrina
Position:
Associate
Practices:
Competition Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Phone:
(571) 3122900

David Cotrina