Enrique Gómez-Pinzón is the executive partner of Holland & Knight's office in Bogotá, Colombia. He practices in the areas of cross-border investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions, international arbitration and project financing. While Mr. Gómez-Pinzón spends the majority of his time in Bogota, he still maintains his practice in Washington, D.C.
In his practice, Mr. Gómez-Pinzón has participated in some of the most important financings and privatizations in Colombia in the last 30 years, including licensing of cellular telephones, banking entities, power generating and distribution companies, and transportation of petroleum. Mr. Gómez-Pinzón has represented contractors in matters before the World Bank Sanctions Committee. He has served as an arbitrator in a variety of cases administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), cases administered under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules and the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.
Additionally, Mr. Gómez-Pinzón has represented acquiring companies in various mergers and acquisitions transactions of mass public transportation companies in Ecuador, Chile and Colombia. He has participated in various mergers and acquisitions transactions within the United States, representing foreign acquiring companies, as well as cross-border transactions in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, the Bahamas, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Mr. Gómez-Pinzón was the founder and former director of one the largest law firms in Colombia. He was the co-founder and ex-director of the Colombian-Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, he was a member of the board of directors of the Bogotá Stock Exchange, as well as an independent board member of several publicly traded companies and banks in Colombia and the United States.
Mr. Gómez-Pinzón served as the director of the Colombian Trade Bureau in Washington, D.C., where he represented the Colombian government and several of its industries. In 1999, he formed part of the Colombian Delegation for the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Seattle Ministerial Conference and the Free Trade Area of the Americas' (FTAA) Fifth Ministerial Meeting in Toronto.
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