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Martín Acero

Partner / Colombia

Managing Partner at PPU expert in Corporate/M&A matters and Tax and International Trade. His legal practice focuses on Tax and International Trade and Corporate/M&A matters. He has advised multiple clients from diverse Colombian and International sectors in local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and has participated as advisor and facilitator for local and foreign clients in joint ventures and other types of associations. He has also advised local and foreign clients on national and territorial tax issues, and thanks to his knowledge of international tax matters, he has participated as advisor in multi-jurisdictional projects. Martín has participated hand in hand with Colombian tax authorities in the drafting and preparation of legal provisions, both statutory and regulatory.​

Eminent practitioner Martín Acero continues to be held in high regard by interviewees for being "a well-positioned player in the market who dedicates a significant amount of his time to administering the firm." A market commentator further reports: "He provides excellent client service." Corporate / M&A
Martín Acero comes highly recommended by a market onlooker for being "an excellent lawyer who not only has a vast knowledge and experience in the area, but he is also very easy to work with." The same respondent adds: "He is very good at interacting with his clients, he makes them feel important and knows how to transmit information in a very clear way." Tax
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Work experience

  • 2015 - present Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 1999 - 2014 Partner

    Prietocarrizosa

  • 1993 - 1999 Associate

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Leonis & Cia SCA Colombia 2021

    Counsel in the sale of its shares in Productos Familia SA in favor of Essity.

  • Toyota Financial Services Corporation Colombia 2021

    Counsel in the acquisition of 51% of the share of MAF Colombia S.A.S.

  • Postobón S.A. / Nutrimenti de Colombia S.A. Colombia 2021

    Counsel to Nutrimenti de Colombia S.A.S., a Postobón S.A. affiliate, on the acquisition from BBI Colombia S.A.S. of (i) an exclusive license to use the brand Tostao' in Colombia, and (ii) the ongoing concern that includes Tostao's coffee roaster.

  • Tekni-Plex Inc. Colombia 2021

    Counsel in the acquisition of Grupo Phoenix operations in Colombia, Mexico and USA.

  • Daabon Colombia 2020

    Counsel in providing legal comments with respect to bills regulating the palm oil industry proposed by other entities and government agencies. We carried out a profound analyses of the current status of the Colombian provisions with respect to imports of palm oil. As well as, provided comments and proposed amendments to reinforce its development.

  • Banasan Colombia 2020

    We designed and implemented a tax and corporate structure for this leading player of the banana market. This structure was challenging because Banasan develops different stages of the banana production, such as planting, transportation, distribution and marketing, through separate entities in several jurisdictions.

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Publications

  • 6 October, 2021 Colombia

    Colombian medical company combines with US SPAC

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  • 11 February, 2021 Colombia

    Several Colombian firms in cross-border software acquisition

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  • 4 November, 2020 Regional

    PPU elects new regional management

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  • 28 October, 2020 Regional

    PPU votes the new Corporate Governance and appoints new directors

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  • 27 October, 2020 Regional

    New Corporate Governance and Appointment of PPU Directors

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  • 24 June, 2020 Colombia

    Ashmore’s Investment in Redcol Holding S.A.S.

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  • 23 June, 2020 Colombia

    Ashmore funds Colombian private education buy

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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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  • 11 January, 2018 Chile

    PPU announced new co-chair in Chile

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  • 29 September, 2017 Peru

    Doubling up

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Studies

  • 1992 Specialist Universidad de los Andes/Colombia Post-graduate degree in Financial Law

  • 1990 Lawyer Universidad del Rosario/Colombia Law

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Memberships

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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - to date

    Professor in the Departments of Business and Corporate Law

    Teaching - Universidad del Rosario
  • Academic Activities - to date

    Professor in the Departments of Business and Corporate Law

    Teaching - Universidad Externado
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Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Tax Reform Events Bogota, Barranquilla, Cali y Medellín Colombia 2017
  • Speaker Private Equity in the Pacific Alliance New York USA 2017
  • Speaker The Tax Reform: Theoretical and practical aspects Club Campestre de Medellín Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Present and Future of Tax Legislation for companies and family groups JW Marriott - Bogotá Colombia 2016
  • Speaker The Tax Reform Centro de Convenciones Torre AR - Bogotá Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Foro de Asuntos Legales JW Marriott - Bogotá Colombia 2016