Claudia Barrero

Partner / Colombia

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.

"Extraordinary" department co-head Claudia Barrero is acclaimed by clients and peers. A client particularly endorses her for "her great leadership skills, deep knowledge of regulatory matters and strong commitment to the client," adding that "she is excellent looking for solutions to any problem that may arise and very open to listening to new ideas. She is not afraid to be a pioneer; on the contrary, she is always looking for new options that promote the development of the capital markets in Colombia". Capital Markets, Chambers & Partners, Latin America.
"Dedicated" department co-head Claudia Barrero attracts high praise from market onlookers, and one impressed client highlights that "she is brilliant in the technical part, and she can be very empathetic and very flexible," adding: "The local way of working is very important so her social skills have also been key". Corporate M&A, Chambers & Partners, Latin America.

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

  • EPSA S.A. E.S.P. Colombia 2019

    Counsel in the acquisition of the distribution and commercialization of energy business from Compañía Energética del Tolima S.A. E.S.P. (Enertolima)

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia / Scotiabank Colpatria S.A./ Scotia Securities (Colombia) S.A. Sociedad Comisionista de Bolsa Colombia 2018

    Counsel to Bank of Nova Scotia and Scotia Colpatria in the acquisition of Citibank Colombia’s consumer business.

  • Valorem S.A./Grupo Sanford Colombia 2018

    Counsel to Valorem S.A. and Lisa Holding Ltd., as sellers in the acquisition by Taghleef Industries Holdco of Biofilm S.A.

  • Grupo Argos Colombia 2016

    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.

  • Brookfield Asset Management Colombia 2016

    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
  • 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