Claudia Barrero is a lawyer at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in the Colombian office. She joined the firm in 1997 and was made partner in January 2005.
Her legal practice focuses on Corporate / M&A, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and Private Clients. Claudia has ample experience with mergers and acquisitions of listed companies, and has extensive experience in capital markets, infrastructure projects and corporate governance matters. She has acted as adviser to issuers on IPO's and debt issues, as well as to several Colombian and international clients in matters such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions and all related corporate governance aspects. She has also advised the Colombian government in various privatization processes, specially in the energy sector.
Claudia has a Law Degree from Universidad Externado de Colombia (1992), a Post-graduate degree in Commercial Law from Universidad de los Andes (1994), an LLM in International Business Legal Studies from University of Exeter (UK) (1996) and took the Stock Market Operations Course, Cesa-Incolda-Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (2003). She was the first non-American to chair the Board of SCG Legal, United States (2014), and is currently main member of the Board of SCG Legal, United States (2011-2016). She has been member of the board of financial institutions and domestic companies and she is a professor of Capital Markets in many universities in Colombia. Claudia is a member of the Family Firm Institute since 2016 (United States) and she was recently appointed Scholarship Officer of the Women Lawyers Interest Group, IBA (2018-2019).
She was recognized with the Pioneering Lawyer of the Year award (2016) by Chambers and Partners for her outstanding contribution to promoting equal opportunities for women. She also received the Best Corporate Lawyer award of the Year in Latin America (2014) by Euromoney, and was listed as one of the Inspiring Women in Law in Latin America (2013) by Latin Lawyer. On behalf of the Colombian Stock Exchange she received recognition for the continued support and contribution to the strengthening of the stock market in Colombia (2011) and was included in the list of lawyers "Top 20 under 40" by Latin Lawyer (2004). Claudia is LACCA approved since 2013.
Corporate M&A, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and Private Clients.