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January 12, 2024

Gómez-Pinzón announces the appointment of new partners

  • With María Isabel Romero and Alejandro Sanabria as partners in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax practices, respectively, Gómez-Pinzón solidifies its team with a total of 22 partners.

Gómez-Pinzón has appointed two new partners to consolidate its position as a benchmark in Colombia. María Isabel Romero and Alejandro Sanabria, members of the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax areas, respectvely, raise the total number of partners to 22.

“In GP, the promotion of our new partners is a source of pride. María Isabel and Alejandro are individuals with outstanding personal and professional qualities and they will certainly play a significant role as part of the firm’s management team. 2024 is a year of many challenges, and together, we will serve our clients even better,” stated Mauricio Piñeros, Managing Partner of Gómez-Pinzón.

With over 18 years of experience in corporate law, María Isabel Romero has played a prominent role in both law firms and the public and private sectors. After a notable career as a Judge of the Republic in corporate matters, she has shifted her focus to corporate litigation and gained experience in crisis management and insolvency procedures.

She has had a fundamental role in the contractual and corporate matters arising from the firm’s mergers and acquisitions operations and capital market transactions. Romero also leads the team advising prominent companies such as Primax Colombia, COFCO International, Efectivo and Servientrega, among others.

“I enthusiastically embrace the challenge of being a partner in GP, where we will lead projects to consolidate Gómez-Pinzón’s position in the Colombian legal and corporate market. To strengthen a robust business environment, highlighting the excellence that characterizes the firm, is one of my main goals for this year” expressed Romero.

Alejandro Sanabria, with over 15 years of experience, he focuses his practice on international taxation and corporate finance advisory from a tax perspective. He is an expert in the structuring of financial instruments (equity, debt, derivatives and hybrids), investment funds and international tax advice in M&A projects, real estate, private equity and project finance.

Additionally, Alejandro has been a professor of tax law at prestigious  universities such as the Pontifical Javeriana University, the University of the Andes in Colombia and Universidad del Rosario. Regarding his experience in tax advisory, he has participated in significant events, such as the formation of the recent alliance between Isagen and Atlas Renewable Energy, the first and only of its kind in Colombia. He has also played a prominent role in the acquisition and sale of Macquarie Capital Limited’s stake in the concession agreement for the Briceño-Tunja-Sogamoso road project.

He has also carried out tax planning of energy investment projects for various companies, including Isagen S.A., Termocandelaria, Termobarranquilla, Promigas, Termomechero, Prime Termoflores, and Greenyellow. His contribution is also evident in the incorporation of Partners Telecom (WOM) in Colombia.

“Colombia is facing times of significant economic challenges that imply great opportunities to contribute and positively impact the country. In this context, being a partner at GP means being an ally to our clients in planning and implementing fiscally responsible initiatives that mitigate the effects of a changing regulatory framework, and optimize the productivity and growth of the national economy.” highlighted Sanabria.

With this appointment, Gómez-Pinzón reaffirms its commitment to excellence in the Colombian legal and business landscape and strengthens its team with highly qualified professionals to face challenges and seize opportunities presented by the country’s dynamic environment.

About Gómez-Pinzón

For more than three decades, Gómez-Pinzón has been providing advice in 19 specialized areas of business law. Its path adds to a remarkable ability to adapt to changing challenges, consistently serving as a constant reference in the legal innovation of the country. Gómez-Pinzón goes beyond legal counsel; its commitment is directed towards shaping legal solutions for its clients with a modern and proactive vision.