Civil, family and inheritance

FAMILIA

  • Separation and divorce.
  • Division of assets, custodial and visitation agreements, child support and alimony.
  • Spousal support.
  • Child custody and child support.
  • Property division.
  • Mediation.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Marital Capitulations of the equity property.
  • Tax Planning for Family Businesses.
  • Litigation.

CIVIL

  • Legal Advice in the Study of Titles.
  • Advice for the purchase and sale of real estate.
  • Lease Contracts, Promises of Purchase, and Sales Contracts.
  • Contracts, Mortgage, Civil Trust.
  • Usufruct.
  • Construction law.
  • Legal concepts.

INHERITANCE

  • Wills, trusts and estate planning.
  • Negotiation.
  • Litigation.
  • Succession planning.
  • Succession Process for Cause of Death before a Notary or Family Judge.
  • Inheritance tax.

Commercial and business law

  • Drafting of all types of commercial contracts.
  • Pre-contractual negotiations, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, memorandums of understanding, heads of agreement and corporate due diligence.
  • Contract dispute resolution.
  • Legal advice on indemnities, liability, warranties, service level deliverables.
  • Contract management and compliance reviews.
  • Protection of confidential information and trade secrets.
  • The incorporation and establishment of different business entities, including partnerships, joint ventures, trusts, non-profit companies and private companies.
  • Statutory changes.
  • The establishment and operation of social and ethics committees.
  • Director’s duties and shareholder matters.
  • Complaints, Demands and Defense of Consumer Protection.
  • Legal concepts.
  • Company law compliance.
  • Corporate Governance.
  • Shareholder Relations.
  • Corporate Structuring.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Dispute Resolution.
  • Constitutions of all kinds of Companies in Colombia and abroad.
  • Shareholder Agreements.
  • Legal compliance and Due Diligence.
  • Advice on the impact of and compliance with Consumer Law.
  • Drafting of consumer agreements.
  • Drafting general terms & conditions of sale/service, website terms & conditions.
  • Advice on compliance with regulations on the Consumer Protection Regime.

Family agreement and corporate governance manual

The Family Agreement is a fundamental tool at the corporate level that provides the members of the family with the bases to regulate, improve and direct the relations between the family and their company, generating standards to avoid corporate mismanagement in the administration of companies, control of income of new generations, economic conflicts and concentration and / or lack of power among the family.

Due to the multiple conflicts that arise with the absence of the founding partner, when separating from the administration or due to death, we consider it appropriate to form a group of advisors, consultants and speakers who, through their professional experiences, can materialize the protocols of family members that must be implemented to protect and give continuity to family businesses.

Our team of attorneys has a wealth of experience assisting individuals and families who wish to establish and administer family offices or other similar structures.

We regularly help clients analyze succession issues and solve complicated legal challenges that enable families to achieve the goals of their family office. We collaborate with family members and family office advisors who need support in a variety of different disciplines, including:

  • Asset management.
  • Trusts and Estates.
  • Charitable Planning.
  • Impact investing.
  • Family and employee benefits.
  • Conflict management.
  • Legal aspects of family businesses and family protection.
  • Financial and tax planning.

Health and regulatory

  • Legal and Technical Advice on Health Records at the National Institute for Drug and Food Surveillance «INVIMA», for Medicines, Food, Cosmetics, Liquors, Health Supplies, and Cleaning Products.
  • Renewals and Modifications.
  • Over the counter Sale Certificates.
  • Review of Labels and Publicity for the Approval of INVIMA.
  • Product Categorization Study.
  • Defense of Sanctioning Processes.
  • Sanitary concepts.

Antitrust and competition

  • Devising compliance policies and programmes, audits and training.
  • Defending clients subject to cartel, abuse of dominance and other competition investigations.
  • Advising and defending clients operating in regulated sectors in relation to competition and economic regulatory matters, including compliance with license conditions and price reviews.
  • Assisting clients in obtaining clearance for mergers and joint ventures.
  • Assisting clients throughout market studies and market investigations including the design and implementation of remedies.
  • Competition litigation and disputes.
  • Advising clients on the application of competition law to commercial agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, business strategies and conduct.
  • Trade remedies.
  • Representation in Unfair Competition Processes or Restrictive Business Practices.
  • Representation in Administrative Investigations for Contravention of the rules on Restrictive Commercial Practices.

Negotiation

  • Negotiation.
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies.
  • Preventive Advice on Possible Litigation.
  • Advice on Termination of Contractual Relations and Termination of Litigation.
  • Transaction Contract.
  • Conciliation, Mediation and Friendly Composition.
  • National and International Arbitration.