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Luz María Mercado

Associate / Colombia
  • Practice areas / Corporate / M&A
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Principal associate member of the Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets teams. Her professional practice focuses on corporate matters, as well as mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. She has acted as advisor to national and international clients, including Brookfield Asset Management in the acquisition of 57.61%stake in ISAGEN and the subsequent public offers for the acquisition of an additional 42% stake. She also advised Grupo Argos in the acquisition of the 45.75% stake in Odinsa SA, Grupo Energía Bogotá in corporate matters and in the selling process of its holdings in Promigas, ISA, Banco Popular and Grupo Nutresa, as well as to other international issuers in their international bond offers.

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Work experience

  • 2015 - a la actualidad Principal Associate

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2013 - 2014 Visiting Attorney

    Shearman & Sterling L.P.

  • 2009 - 2012 Associate

    Prietocarrizosa S.A.

  • 2008 - 2009 Associate

    Leal Angarita Abogados

  • 2006 - 2007 Associate

    Brigard & Urrutia

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Brookfield Asset Management Colombia 2016

    Advisors to Brookfield Asset Management in the acquisition of 57.61% of the Nation's property in ISAGEN. This is the largest privatization process that has taken place in Colombia.

  • Brookfield Asset Management Colombia 2016

    Advisors to Brookfield Asset Management in the two tender offers by means of which it increased its stake in ISAGEN to a 99,64% and the subsequent delisting process

  • Grupo Argos S.A. Colombia 20016

    Advisors to Grupo Argos S.A. in the tender offer with payment in kind of an additional 43,8% stake in ODINSA S.A.

  • Grupo Energía Bogotá Colombia 2017

    Advisors to GEB in the structuring of the first phase of the sale of its stake in Grupo Nutresa, Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. ESP, and Banco Popular S.A. and Promigas S.A.

  • Grupo Energía Bogotá Colombia 2017

    Advisors to GEB in the selling process of its stake in Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. ESP. by means of an X-Stream auction.

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Publications

  • October 2015

    Recent developments in the Colombian corporate regulation

    Juan Carlos Rocha, Luz María Mercado - IFLR see publication
  • March 2016

    Doing Business in Latin America, contribution to the Colombia chapter

    - see publication
  • November 2015 Bogotá Colombia

    Emisiones de Bonos: una alternativa local

    Luz María Mercado - Diario La República see publication
  • March 2011 Bogotá Colombia

    LA verdad acerca de las fusiones abreviadas

    Luz María Mercado - Diario La República
  • Agosto 2015 Bogotá Colombia

    Estrategias básicas de negociación

    Luz María Mercado - Diario La República see publication
  • December 2011 Estados Unidos

    Validity and Enforceability of Non Compete Agreements in Colombia

    Hernando Padilla, Luz María Mercado - Newsletter World Law Group
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Studies

  • 2013 University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School Wharton Business and Law Certificate

  • 2013 Masters in Law University of Pennsylvania Law School LL.M

  • 2011 Harvard Negotiation Institute Deal Design and Implementation

  • 2007 Especialista Universidad de los Andes / Colombia Gestión Pública e Instituciones Administrativas

  • 2006 Lawyer Universidad de los Andes / Colombia Derecho

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Memberships

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Academic activities

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    Ayudante

    Teacher's aide -
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Seminars and Conferences