Our experience as international entrepreneurs, as well as our knowledge of the legal aspects of new technologies and creative industries, allows us to understand the DNA of startups and entrepreneurs committed to success.

We have advised Startups, ‘economía naranja’ companies, enterprises with social impact, we support the B-Corporationsmovement, we have worked hand in hand with INNpulsa and we have help to establish technology enterprises in China.

Our offices in Bogota, Madrid and Beijing allow us to be a bridge between Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Lanzadera 1493, our own entrepreneurship incubation and acceleration program, is focused on helping Colombiancompanies make the leap to new markets by developing and strengthening our methodologies for innovation, internationalization and strengthening of business strategy.

We go far beyond from preprinted forms and we design the starting, development and termination of a Company. We reflect all the expectations of the entrepreneurs at the beginning of their project, but we also provide efficient alternatives so that they can move out of the project if their visions and expectations change.

In this journey, we give legal value to all forms of contributions: capital, knowledge, work, network, etc. We get to clearly express the business idea and the business model in the bylaws of the company.

  • Legal schemes to give value to the different forms of input of shareholders and stakeholders.
  • Legal schemes which recognize different forms of rights between founding partners and other type of shareholders.
  • Legal schemes to update shareholders ownership according to effective contribution and achievement of goals.
  • Consultancy on benefits for entrepreneurs and orange economy business.
  • Negotiating and drafting Shareholder Agreements.
  • Schemes for cost-efficient dispute resolution between shareholders.

We know often it is better to get to know potential partners step by step through establishing progressive relations with them that allow to know better the business visions of individuals involve. We also know there are key allies that will not become partners; accordingly, we offer:

  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts such as: joint venture, franchise, supply, commercial agency, trademark representation, etc.
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial alliances and brokerage.
  • Negotiation and drafting of use licenses of intangibles.
  • Licenses and permits, vesting and distribution contracts.

We understand for an entrepreneur it is pivotal to protect ideas and interests before interacting with other entrepreneurs, allies, investors or clients. For that reason, we offer legal advisory on instruments that ensure this protection from the very first stage of the business relation:

  • Negotiating and drafting letters of intent, MOUs, confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, promises, etc.
  • Design of mechanisms for resolving disputes that provide real access to claim rights in these initial stages.

We advise entrepreneurs so that they may shield their projects of their own subjectivity and ensure the business convenience of their decisions through corporate governance mechanisms:

  • Legal harmonization of the relations among shareholders and managers.
  • Legal harmonization of the relations among majority and minority shareholders.
  • Relations among the Company and Stakeholders.

Our team has experienced lawyers who were part of the Ministry of Trade and the Directorate on Taxes and National Customs (DIAN), which allows us to provide consultancy at the highest level regarding international trade and customs, especially in:

  • Procedures and modalities for import and export in accordance to applicable Free Trade Agreements and Colombian legislation.
  • Legal study of tariff headings and subheadings.
  • Procedures related to imports or exports (permits, licenses, sanitary and phytosanitary measures).
  • Consultancy regarding rules of origin.
  • Consultancy on Free Trade Agreements and other trade agreements.
  • Consultancy on Andean Community Law.
  • Consultancy on trade relations in the Pacific Alliance framework.
  • Legal representation in proceedings involving administrative claims before tax authorities regarding tariff matters.
  • Requesting and obtaining sanitary registrations.
  • Revision of labelling, advertising materials and inserts
  • Legal representation in sanctions proceedings before control authorities: INVIMA, Ministry of Health, and the Health Superintendence.

We have extensive experience in international business law. We understand and protect your interests in the negotiation and enforcement of contracts with national and foreign counterparts.

  • Negotiation and drafting of preparatory documents (Letters of intention, MOUs, promises for future legal businesses, etc.)
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts (collaboration contracts, international sale of goods, Incoterms, international service rendering contracts, international distribution contracts, franchise contracts, etc.)
  • Drafting and review of dispute resolution clauses.
  • Analysis and review of guarantees for the enforcement of international contracts.