Claudia Barrero

Partner / Colombia
  • Practice areas / Corporate / M&A - Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Partner at PPU, expert in mergers and acquisitions of listed companies, and has extensive experience in capital markets, infrastructure projects and corporate governance matters. She has advised important clients 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, specially in the energy sector.

Co-head of department Claudia Barrero enjoys a strong profile in this area, especially advising clients from the financial services on M&A matters. Peers describe her as "very accurate" as well as "very good, meticulous and confident." They also highlights her style of negotiating Chambers and Partners – Corporate / M&A
Pre-eminent department co-head Claudia Barrero "is a leader" and "a reference in this market who boasts great experience in capital market issues," according to market commentators. Barrero focuses her practice on representing leading local and international corporations in equity issuances including IPOs and secondary offerings. She also handles debt placements as well as M&A for publicly listed companies. Chambers and Partners – Banking and Finance

Work experience

  • 2014 - a la actualidad 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

  • Grupo Argos

    Counsel to Grupo Argos S.A. on the exchange tender offer for the acquisition of an additional 43.8% stake in ODINSA S.A. The sellers who tendered their shares had the opportunity to receive compensation in cash or in Grupo Argos preferred shares. 83% of the purchase price was paid in preferred shares.


    Colombian Counsel to SUN International on the merger with the Chilean company Dream S.A., creating the biggest group in Latam for games of change.

  • Brookfield Asset Management

    Counsel to BRE Colombia Investments L.P. on its tender offer for the acquisition of 26.21% and an additional 16,03% stake in ISAGEN S.A. ESP



  • 2015

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

    - LACCA


  • 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 -

    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