Colombia Practice

  • From Holland & Knight's Bogotá office, our Colombian Practice Team represents Colombian companies with international legal needs and non-Colombian companies that wish to enter the Colombian market.
  • All resident lawyers in Bogotá and most other members of our team are fluent in Spanish and provide bilingual, bicultural representation to clients in Colombia and throughout Latin America, as well as the United States and other countries around the world.
  • We counsel clients in all aspects of their business operations with an emphasis on cross-border transactions and international disputes

With over 30 years of experience representing clients in Latin America, Holland & Knight expanded in the region by opening an office in Bogotá in 2012. Our Colombian Practice Team includes Colombian-licensed practitioners based in Bogotá, in addition to lawyers who maintain dual practices with offices in both the United States and Colombia. With more than 120 attorneys and professionals across the firm who are fluent in Spanish, we provide bilingual and bicultural representation to companies in Colombia and across Latin America, as well as the United States and other countries around the world. Our physical presence in Colombia – combined with the depth and scale of our practices, regional relationships and international reach – enables Holland & Knight to provide comprehensive and seamless legal services to our clients regardless of where they are located.

Our Colombian Practice Team offers solutions to Colombian companies with local and international legal needs as well as non-Colombian companies that wish to enter the Colombian market. Members of our team assist clients in all aspects of their business operations, with an emphasis on transactional matters and international disputes. We regularly counsel clients in cross-border transactions, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, venture capital and private equity investments, international licensing and franchising, and international litigation and arbitration. In addition, we provide regulatory advice to foreign companies doing business in Colombia, as well as Colombian companies doing business abroad.

Holland & Knight recently expanded our Energy practice in Colombia, which is focused on the oil and gas, energy, and natural resources sectors. The firm has extensive experience in Colombian and Latin American environmental compliance and regulatory litigation, oil and gas projects, mining projects, project finance, foreign investment projects, mergers and acquisitions, and complex corporate reorganizations and financial restructurings. Our Energy Team currently advises and represents multiple upstream and downstream oil and gas and mining multinational and local industry participants in complex and sensitive contract negotiations, environmental site assessments and compliance audits, and evaluation and resolution of environmental liability concerns, among other matters related to the energy sector.