Dentons Cárdenas & Cárdenas


Cra 7 No. 71 – 52. Torre B, Piso 9
Bogotá, D.C.

+ 57 1 746 7000

+ 57 1 312 2420

Key contacts:

Partner: Bernardo Cárdenas
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Partner: Eduardo Cárdenas
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Partner: Mauricio Borrero
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Partner: Ximena Zuleta
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Languages: Spanish, English

Clients trust Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas to deliver because of our long held reputation for quality and responsiveness.  Our clients also benefit from the global investment that the firm, the largest in the world, has made in innovation and technology.  For clients as committed to the region as Dentons, we have the footprint to support them in Colombia and anywhere else inacross Latin America and the Caribbean. We know that our high levels of partner engagement in client work differentiates us and is a key contributing factor to the firm achieving outstanding positive feedback from clients, and consequently, high rankings for the quality of our work. Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas was also the recent recipient of Chambers and Partners’ Outstanding Client Service Award.

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy 
  • Tax
  • Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation

Banking & Finance:
Bernardo Cárdenas, Partner
Catalina Pinilla, Partner

  • Local counsel to the collateral agent in the financing through the issuance of guaranteed DIP notes by Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation under Rule 144A Regulation S, to current note holders and the Catalyst Capital Group Inc. on behalf of investment funds. This financing was made within one of the first and certainly the most important cross-border insolvency and financing deals presented before the Colombian authorities.

Corporate, M&A:
Eduardo Cárdenas, Partner
Mauricio Borrero, Partner

  • Local counsel to IFC, in the sale of 4.87% of SURA Asset Management (a Latin American company with operations in the areas of pensions, savings and investments in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and Colombia) to Grupo Sura.

Public Projects, Infrastructure, Project Finance:
Ximena Zuleta, Partner

  • Counsel to two multinational construction companies in an international arbitration (USD 20,000,000), and in a Dispute Board (USD 60,000,000), regarding the construction of a water treatment plant.

  • Real Estate 
  • Construction
  • Financial Institutions
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Technology 
  • Media, Entertainment and Sports 
  • Transportation