Juan Carlos Rocha

Partner / Colombia
  • Practice areas / Corporate / M&A - Real Estate
  • Languages / English, Spanish, French

Partner at PPU expert in Corporate / M&A and Real Estate matters. He has advised important clients in matters related to real estate, corporate, commercial and large scale transactions. He is a recognized expert in real estate matters, according to the most prestigious publications, and has represented Colombian and international clients on corporate, commercial and real estate matters, concerning important projects in Colombia.

Co-head of department, Juan Carlos Rocha is appreciated by interviewees for his corporate knowledge and M&A expertise. A client states: "We receive direct attention from Juan Carlos and therefore have no complaints,"also highlighting "his strategic negotiating abilities." Chambers and Partners – Corporate / M&A
Clients are "impressed" by the outstanding performance and knowledge of leading practitioner and department head Juan Carlos Rocha. Interviewees are full of praise for his superb transactional skills, stating: "He has the perfect balance between pragmatism and empathy to deal with the parties involved in a matter," and "his presence is key for a successful closing." Chambers and Partners– Real Estate

Work experience

  • 2015 - a la actualidad Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 1997 - 2014 Partner


  • 1992 - 1997 Associate





Featured Cases

  • Brookfield Asset Management Colombia 2016

    Counsel to Brookfield Asset Management (through its affiliate BRE Colombia Investments L.P.) on the acquisition of 99% stake in ISAGEN S.A. E.S.P.

  • Fondo Privado de Capital Fondo Inmobiliario Colombia (Bancolombia) Colombia 2016

    Counsel to Fondo Privado de Capital - Fondo Inmobiliario Colombia in the acquisition of 49% of fiduciary interest in the real estate trust Viva Malls; a trust owner of the shopping centre's and commercial galleries which operate in Colombia under the brand Viva.

  • Grupo Energia de Bogotá S.A. Colombia 2016

    Counsel to GEB on the selling process of 18,448,020 shares in Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P.-ISA- pursuant to the procedure set forth in Law 226 of 1995. The transaction was carried out through the XSTREAM system of the Colombian Stock Exchange.

  • Ripley Colombia 2016

    Counsel to Ripley in the sale of its credit card business in Colombia to Banco Popular.





  • 1991 Diplomat Harvard University Extension School Degree in Public International Law and American Legal System

  • 1990 Lawyer Université de Paris II La Sorbonne Post-Graduate Degree in Civil Law

  • 1989 Lawyer Universidad del Rosario Lawyer



  • Secretary of the Latin American Regional Forum (LARF) (2015).
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) (1999 – 2015).

Academic activities


Seminars and Conferences