Jaime Robledo - Vásquez

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate

Idiomas:Spanish, English

Teléfono:(+57-1) 319-2900 Ext. 904

E-mail:jrobledo@gpzlegal.com

Profile

Member of the M&A team of the Firm, Jaime also works in the areas of Banking, Finance and Corporate. Jaime has more than 10 years of professional experience.

In the area of M&A, Jaime has advised companies in the financial, aviation, oil and gas (downstream, gas transport) and retail industries, among others. He has also advised national and multinational companies on due diligence, share acquisitions, mergers, bulk transfers, asset acquisitions and transactions of listed companies.

Jaime also has experience in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of shareholder agreements and corporate restructurings.

He got his Law Degree from the Universidad de Los Andes, and has a Masters degree in law (LL.M.) from the University of Columbia, Columbia Law School, New York, USA. He worked as an associate of Allen & Overy LLP in New York. Jaime has been admitted to practice law in Colombia and in the State of New York.

Relevant Cases

Promigas S.A. E.S.P. / Organización Terpel S.A. / Terpeles: Legal counsel to Promigas S.A. E.S.P. and certain shareholders of Sociedad de Inversiones en Energía S.A. (SIE) in the negotiation, preparation and execution of the Integration Framework Agreement and Shareholders Agreement for the takeover of Organización Terpel S.A., the merger of its seven (7) affiliated companies (Sur, Centro, Antioquia, Sabana, Bucaramanga, Occidente and Norte) and the creation of Inversiones en Combustibles S.A.

Nation / Ministry of Finance and District of Bogotá : Legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia and the District of Bogotá in the sale of 13% of the shares of Banco Popular S.A. through a Law 226/95 (Privatization) process. Those sales were made as a block trade through the BVC (Colombian Stock Exchange).

GE Capital Corp. / GE Money: Participated as local counsel to GE Capital Corp. in the acquisition of a stake in Banco Colpatria Multibanca Colpatria S.A. for approximately US9,000,000 and in the negotiation of the Shareholders Agreement (i) for the joint control of the Bank by GE Capital Corp. and Mercantil Colpatria S.A. and (ii) for the agreement upon certain options to purchase shares, by virtue of which GE Capital Corp. will obtain a controlling interest in Banco Colpatria.

Finandina S.A.: Legal counsel to Finandina and its shareholders in the capitalization of Finandina S.A. by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the negotiation of a Shareholders Agreement between the majority shareholders of Finandina SA and IFC.

Grupo Falabella de Chile: Advised Grupo Falabella of Chile in the acquisition of an additional 14% stake in Sodimac de Colombia S.A. to consolidate of its shareholding at 49% of the total shares of the Organización Corona S.A. and in the sale of 35% of the shares of Inversiones Falabella de Colombia S.A. to Organización Corona S.A. Legal counsel in the negotiation of the Shareholders Agreement executed between Grupo Falabella and Organización Corona S.A.