Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (“PPU”) is the first major Ibero-American law firm. The Firm is born from a merger between the Chilean Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner, Colombian Prietocarrizosa, and the two Peruvian firms Ferrero Abogados and Delmar Ugarte. The prestigious Spanish and Portuguese firm Uría Menéndez participates in the new firm since its inception in 2015.
With offices in Santiago (Chile), Bogota and Barranquilla (Colombia), and Lima (Peru) PPU has lawyers in 13 practice areas. Additionally, Uría Menéndez brings its network of offices in Spain, Portugal, Sao Paulo, New York, Beijing, London, and Brussels to the partnership.
Looking forward, the Firm seeks to respond efficiently to new demands for professional services resulting from the growing economic relationship between the countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru), as well as a growing interest in Latin America by European, Asian, and North American companies.
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
Energy Mining and Natural Resources
Infrastructure and Projects
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Clients and Family
Tax and International Trade
Technology, Media and Communications
March 2019: Luis Fernando Macías, Juan Carlos Forero and Pamela Alarcón have joined Colombia member firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría. Mr. Macías has more than 26 years of experience practicing corporate environmental law, as well as environmental litigation, compliance and legal strategy and is recognized by Chambers as a band 1 attorney in environment and natural resources law. He formerly served as the first head of the legal office of the Colombia Ministry of the Environment, associate judge of the Columbia State Council, arbitrator at the Conciliation and Arbitration Center of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, and a university professor. In addition to a law degree, he also holds master’s degrees in political philosophy, Latin American political science, and environmental law and a Ph.D. in political science. Mr. Forero has more than twenty years of experience in criminal law, with a focus on corporate criminal law. He formerly served as attorney general and deputy attorney general of Colombia and as an associate judge of the criminal division of the Colombia Supreme Court of Justice. He received his law degree from Rosario University and a master’s degree in criminal law from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Finally, Ms. Alarcón specializes in criminal law, corporate criminal law, corruption, crime prevention and compliance, as well as risk analysis in corporate business and criminal litigation. She has extensive experience in economic crime law, as well as corruption and criminal compliance issues. Previously, she was an advisor to the office of the deputy attorney general and professor of corporate criminal law and compliance at Rosario University. She received her law degree from Los Andes University and a master’s degree in advanced human rights studies from Carlos III University in Madrid.