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Diego Cardona

Partner / Colombia
  • Practice areas / Competition - TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Partner at PPU expert in antitrust, unfair competition and consumer protection law. He has advised important clients in complex merger control procedures and has acted in some of the most important competition cases in Colombia. He has also participated in many administrative procedures and judicial actions regarding antitrust law, unfair competition and international trade. He was recently designated by the Colombian competition authority as Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) for the International Competition Network.

Co-head of department and "promising lawyer" Diego Cardona impresses clients who point out that "he is an excellent competition lawyer." They go on to add that he is "very clear and very knowledgeable." Chambers and Partners – Competition
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Work experience

  • 2017 - a la actualidad Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2015 - 2016 Associate

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2011 - 2014 Associate

    Prietocarrizosa

  • 2006 - 2010 Senior Associate

    Ibarra Abogados

  • 2005 - 2006 Lawyer

    Thomas Greg & Sons (Limited) Guernsey S.A.

  • 2003 - 2005 Associate

    Fajardo Ibarra Prias Abogados

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Stanley Black & Decker Colombia 2017

    Counsel to Stanley Black & Decker in the merger control procedure in Colombia of the global acquisition of the tools business of Newell Brands.This transaction entailed complex economic analysis in multiple relevant markets.

  • CMPC/Drypers Andina Colombia 2016

    Counsel to CMPC and its Colombian subsidiary Drypers Andina S.A., in two unprecedented antitrust investigations for alleged cartels in the Colombian markets for baby diapers and soft tissue.

  • Actavis plc Colombia 2015

    Counsel to Actavis plc in the merger control procedure in Colombia of the global acquisition of Allergan Inc.

  • Cementos Argos Colombia 2015

    Co- counsel to Cementos Argos in the antitrust investigation for alleged price fixing agreements in the cement industry in Colombia.

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Publications

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Studies

  • 2011 Master Chicago University Specialist LLM

  • 2005 Specialist Universidad de los Andes/Colombia Post – graduate degree in Financial Law

  • 2003 Specialist Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Colombia Law

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Memberships

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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - to date

    Professor of Unfair Competition of a Commercial Law module

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
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Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Obligations and Responsibilities under the Law of Data Protection PPU - Bogota Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Obligations and Responsibilities under the Law of Data Protection Amcham - Barranquilla Colombia 2016