Claudia Barrero

Partner / Colombia

Partner at PPU, her legal practice focuses on areas such as Corporate/M&A, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets and Private Clients. Claudia has ample experience with mergers and acquisitions of listed companies, and has extensive experience in capital markets, infrastructure projects and corporate governance matters. She has acted as adviser to issuers on IPO's and debt issues, as well as to several Colombian and international clients in matters such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions and all related corporate governance aspects. She has also advised the Colombian government in various privatization processes, especially in the energy sector. ​

Stellar partner Claudia Barrero is held in the highest esteem by the market, with one interviewee admiring her "impeccable work," adding: "She is incredibly knowledgeable and is able to handle the mandates assigned to her. She also has great negotiation skills and an incredible ability to identify and design strategies that protect her clients' needs." They also appreciate that "she is committed to her work and is able to propose innovative solutions by thinking outside of the box." Capital Markets
Claudia Barrero rises in the rankings this year after receiving ample praise from interviewees. One client states: "She is one of the greatest strengths of the firm as she has a complete know-how of the area and impressive negotiation skills." A different interviewee appreciates that "Claudia Barrero has exceptional technical and managerial knowledge," while a market observer reports: "Her commitment to her work is excellent." Corporate / M&A

Work experience

  • 2014 - present Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2005 - 2015 Partner


  • 1997 - 2005 Associate


  • 1996 - Abogada

    Colombian Project Advisers

  • 1993 - 1994 Asociada

    Araujo & Ibarra Asociados




Featured Cases

  • Celsia Colombia S.A. E.S.P. (Formerly called Empresa de Energía del Pacífico S.A. E.S.P. - EPSA E.S.P.) Colombia 2020

    Counsel in the issuance and placement of ordinary bonds within the issuance and placement programme of bonds and commercial papers.

  • Sophos Solutions S.A.S., Bolsa de Valores de Colombia S.A., Atul Malhotra, Amitt Agarwal, Mohanraj Subrahmaniam, Kaushal Vinodchandra Sheth, Mauricio Mosseri Colombia 2020

    Counsel to Sophos and Sellers in connection with the selling of a 84,83% stake in Sophos Solutions S.A.S.

  • Mutua Madrileña Automovilistica, Sociedad de Seguros a Prima Fija ("Mutua Madrileña") Colombia 2020

    Counsel in the structuring and negotiation of the acquisition of a 45% stake in Seguros del Estado S.A. and Seguros de Vida del Estado S.A.

  • United Airlines Colombia 2019

    Legal counsel in connection with a US$250M Convertible Loan Agreement to be granted to Avianca Holdings.

  • Empresa de Energía de Pacífico S.A. E.S.P (EPSA S.A. E.S.P.) Colombia 2019

    Counsel in the private issuance and placement of 25,598,639 ordinary shares.


    Local counsel in the acquisition of certain assets, rights and obligations of Chevron Petroleum Company related to the Chuchupa and Ballena natural gas fields in Colombia under the Guajira II Association Contract with Ecopetrol.



  • 2015 -

    Latin America’s fourth biggest economy is facing difficult times, but Colombia’s law firms remain optimistic". LACCA- 2015

    - LACCA
  • 7 March, 2022 Colombia

    International Women’s Day Q&A series: Claudia Barrero

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  • 3 March, 2022 Peru

    Cross-border chemical buy calls on LatAm firms

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  • 23 February, 2022 Peru

    PPU represents Quelaris in its sale to IMCD

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  • 22 November, 2021 Peru

    PPU advises Silver Lake on acquisition of Grupo BC

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  • 16 December, 2020 Colombia

    Advent International’s Acquisition of a 84,83% Stake in Sophos Solutions

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  • 14 July, 2020 Regional

    Spanish insurer Mutua Madrileña snaps up assets in Colombia and Chile

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  • 13 December, 2019 Colombia

    Ecopetrol subsidiary buys Colombian gas fields from Chevron

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  • 21 March, 2019 Colombia

    Hydro company purchases electricity distributor in Colombia

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  • 27 February, 2019 Colombia

    Globant’s Acquisition Of Avanxo

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  • 27 February, 2019 Colombia

    Three firms seal the deal for Emirati manufacturer entering LatAm

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  • 30 August, 2017 Colombia

    Goldman Sachs acquires port operator in Colombia

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  • 28 June, 2017 Colombia

    PPU and DLA ink Odinsa sale

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  • 18 January, 2017 Colombia

    PPU helps Argos increase Odinsa share

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  • 2003 Diplomat Cesa-Incolda-Bolsa de Valores de Colombia Stock Market Operations Course

  • 1996 Master Exeter University LLM in International Business Legal Studies

  • 1994 Specialist Universidad de los Andes/Colombia Post-graduate degree in Commercial Law

  • 1992 Lawyer Universidad Externado de Colombia Law



  • Scholarship Officer of the Women Lawyers Interest Group, IBA (2018-2019).
  • Member of the Family Firm Institute, United States since 2016.
  • Member of the board of financial institutions and domestic companies
  • Main member of the Board of SCG Legal, United States (2011-2016).
  • She was the first non-American to chair the Board of SCG Legal, United States (2014).

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities 2014 -

    Professor of Capital Markets in many universities in Colombia.

    Teaching -

Seminars and Conferences

  • Moderator Projection of Latin American lawyers in International Arbitration Bogota´s Chamber of Commerce Colombia 2017
  • Speaker Barómetro Multilatinas Hotel Hilton, Bogota Colombia 2017
  • Moderator Chambers Diversity Seminar Hotel Hilton - Bogotá Colombia 2016