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: