Lucas Saffon-López is a partner in Holland & Knight's Bogota office and is a member of the firm's International and Cross Border Transactions Group. His primary areas of focus are international mergers and acquisitions (M&A), project finance and real estate. With more than 15 year of experience, Mr. Saffon-López advises local and foreign entities in corporate and M&A transactions as well as financial institutions in project finance and structured finance deals. He is able to understand and service clients in a wide range of transactions in numerous jurisdictions.
Mr. Saffon-López has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts, including share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements and other corporate documents. In addition, he is involved in real estate transactions in Colombia such as real estate acquisitions, financings, long-term lease agreements, and shopping mall and megastore planning and construction. He also actively participates in the negotiation of hotel management agreements, franchise agreements and other agreements related to the hospitality sector.
Before joining Holland & Knight as an associate, Mr. Saffon-López practiced as international associate in the firm's Washington, D.C., office and, later, in one of Panama's leading law firms. Prior to this experience, he practiced law in Colombia for more than four years at which time he was involved in complex transactions and also advised national and foreign companies in corporate and business matters.
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