Hernando Padilla

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

Partner at PPU expert in Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions. He has advised important national and international clients and offers financial products and services in domestic and international markets. He has represented companies in their interaction with government and regulatory agencies on issues related to banking, financial law and capital markets. Before joining the firm, he worked as a senior associate at the New York and Paris offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Hernando Padilla is noted by market sources for his finance work. He heads the private equity group within the department and often advises foreign fund managers on fund formation as well as the purchase and disposal of equity interests in Colombian companies and funds. Chambers and Partners - Banking and Finance
According to sources, co-head of department Hernando Padilla"is an active figure" in this arena. Padilla frequently represents key international and domestic clients of the firm in cross-border sales, purchases and spin-offs. Chambers and Partners – Corporate / M&A

Work experience

  • 2015 - a la actualidad Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2012 - 2014 Partner


  • 2010 - 2012 Senior Associate


  • 2001 - 2010 Senior Associate

    Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • 1999 - 2000 Cleary

    Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton




Featured Cases

  • Intertug Colombia S.A.S Colombia 2017

    Counsel to Intertug in connection to the syndicated credit agreement entered into with Credit Suisse, Davivienda and Metrobank.

  • Colombia Movil S.A. E.S.P. Colombia 2017

    Local counsel to Colombia Móvil S.A. E.S.P. (as borrower) and UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A. (as guarantor) in a syndicated loan for US$300m.

  • Osorio Capital Colombia 2017

    Counsel to Osorio Capital in its joint acquisition with Southern Cross of a 64% interest in Grupo Crezcamos.

  • Mercantil Colpatria, Altra and SCL Energia Colombia 2015

    Counsel to the three private equity funds in the acquisition of 100% of Termovalle.



  • 2016-2017

    "The Private Equity Review"/ Fundraising/ Investing Chapter Colombia 2016-2017

  • 2016

    "Banking and Finance Rountable" - Corporate Livewire 2016

  • "Securities Law in Colombia"- Best & Soulier World Law Group



  • 1999 Diplomat Kellogg School of Management Certificate of Management

  • 1999 Master Northwestern University School of Law LLM

  • 1997 Specialist Universidad de los Andes/Colombia Post-graduate Degree in International Corporate Law

  • 1997 Specialist Universidad de los Andes/Colombia Law



  • Member of the New York Bar

Academic activities


Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Private Equity in the Pacific Alliance New York United States 2017