Market-leading finance / infrastructure team joins Norton Rose in Colombia
January 15, 2013
Norton Rose is pleased to announce that Luis Carlos Neira Mejía and his team of lawyers from the highly respected and well-known Colombian firm Holguin Neira & Pombo have joined our Bogotá office to continue the rapid expansion of the global firm in the Colombian market.
Luis Carlos has a long and distinguished legal career and is highly-ranked by Chambers & Partners and other leading legal publications. He and his associates have joined Norton Rose in Colombia to bring their extensive practice and expertise in banking, finance, infrastructure, maritime law, aviation and capital markets to the firm’s unmatched global platform.
Luis Carlos and his group also have a very strong reputation in mergers and acquisitions, which is one of the core businesses of Norton Rose’s Bogotá office.
Norton Rose has vast experience in banking law and finance, with a clientele that includes the world’s leading banks, finance providers and companies and its global infrastructure law team is renowned for its wide-ranging expertise and innovative thinking. Combining these strengths with Luis Carlos’s established team and clientele creates an even stronger participant at the top Colombian finance and infrastructure fields.
Glenn Faass, Managing Partner, Bogotá office said:
“It is very exciting to expand our finance and banking capabilities in the Bogotá market by adding such respected expertise to our existing practice. Finance and banking is one of our key areas of strength internationally and it is a growing area of work for us here in Colombia. The same is true for infrastructure, and our further growth will position us as a leading firm to advise on foreign investment into Colombia. This is one of the key sectors and targets of the Colombian government in a growing and steady economy.”
Elisabeth Eljuri, Global Practice Leader of the Latin American practice said:
“These hires show how being part of Norton Rose and its international platform enhances our ability to attract and retain top legal talent. This provides continued momentum to Norton Rose in Colombia and we’re very pleased to welcome the newest members of our team. They are bringing 50 years of experience and a depth of expertise that will allow us to better serve our clients. Norton Rose has identified key industry areas and certainly financial institutions and infrastructure are at the top of the list.”
For further information please contact:
Johanna Pardo, senior public relations advisor
Tel: +57 1 746 6689
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