Legal Services and Comprehensive Legal Advice. Advices in Corporate Law, Commercial Law and Industrial Property, Currency and Foreign Investment Law


Legal Services

COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL ADVICE

This solution provides consultations related to commercial, corporate, industrial property and labor law to those companies without specialists in these areas of law or which wish to optimize consulting costs.

This service also includes:

  • Preparation of statutory reforms, capital increases, preparation or review of commercial (international purchases, sales), civil and labor agreements.
  • Preparation of employee termination payments, authorizations and settlements before the Ministry of Labor.
  • Defenses before governmental control authorities including the Superintendence of Corporations and the Superintendence of Industry and Trade.

ADVICE ON CORPORATE LAW

We offer our clients advice on incorporations, transformation, spin-offs, mergers and liquidation of companies, capital reduction, foreign investment, opening of branches, statutory reforms, power of attorney for foreign investors and incorporation of off-shore companies in reduced-taxation jurisdictions.

ADVICE ON COMMERCIAL LAW AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

We offer our clients advice on:

  • Business transactions and traders, international contracting, International purchases and sales, third party liability.
  • Preparation of commercial and civil agreements, securities and other documents governed by commercial law, advice on business assets especially regarding business establishments. 
  • Registration of industrial designs, brands and logos.
  • Acts and agreements contrary to free markets and acts of unfair competition.

ADVICE ON CURRENCY AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW

We offer our clients legal advice in currency and foreign investment law.  Our legal department specializes in the following areas:

  • Advice on any aspect of the area.
  • Foreign Exchange registration of foreign investment.
  • Advice on foreign borrowing.
  • Obtaining legal opinions issued by the Banco de la República (Central Bank) and control authorities for specific cases.
  • Advice on foreign exchange procedures.
  • Representation before the DIAN or Superintendence of Corporations for normal and special requirements.
  • Appeals to exhaust administrative remedies and claims before the contentious-administrative courts.

ADVICE ON LABOR LAW

We offer our clients consulting on any aspect of the area including the following:

  • Contracting of national or foreign personnel by national or foreign employers in Colombia.
  • Compensation programs for all levels of employees including structuring of employee compensation benefits.
  • Preparation and/or review of regulations and policies on labor matters
  • Structuring and implementation of voluntary retirement plans
  • Representation in administrative proceedings at the national level
  • Legal representation before ordinary labor courts
  • Entering into voluntary conciliation before the Ministry of Labor or labor tribunals

LEGAL ADVICE ON MIGRATORY PROCEDURES

We advise multinational companies in obtaining the respective visas for its executives and family members who will reside in Colombia. We carry out activities such as the list of requirements, preparation of letters and documents, completion of forms, preparation and filing of documents.

This also includes:

  • Assistance in validation of diplomas and registration of professional credentials
  • Immigration Control – representation and accompaniment before the Special Administrative Migration Unit Colombia for processing documents required by the Colombian Government
  • We obtain  permits for entry and residency, registration at the Foreign affairs division, assistance and representation in administrative procedures, notification records, obtaining foreigner’s id card, migration and safe passage certification.
  • Obtaining, legalization and apostille of documents

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