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Gustavo Osorio

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Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

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Financial aspects of the social security regime and Public Law.


Gustavo is specialist in diverse areas, such as Financial aspects of the social security regime, Public Law, Public Services, Economic Regulation of Public Services, Financial Law and Corporate Law. As partner of the firm has been in charge of public credit, social security and Budget matters. Gustavo in consultant of the Ministry of Finance, the IDB, the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and USAID-MIDAS, as well as other entities.


Lawyer of the areas of Industrial Property and Commercial Contracts at Bavaria S.A. (1990 – 1993); Counsel of the Economic Regulation Unit at the Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público (1995 – 1997); Partner of D&O(1997 - today) Has been professor of law of methodology and legal hermeneutics, economic law, law economic analysis, economic elements of the constitution and public credit operations, multilateral credit contracts in Javeriana, Externado and Rosario Universities, among others.


Spanish, English and French.


Lawyer, Universidad de Antioquia (1990); Postgraduate studies in economic law, Universidad Externado de Colombia (1993); Postgraduate studies in legal instruments for the financing and private management of public works and services at the Institut International de Droit du Dévélopment, Rome, Italy (1996).


Gustavo enjoys cooking.


Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados’ expertise in special regulations regarding energy generation and water resources is widely recognised due to the firm’s profound niche expertise in the construction and operation of public services utilities. Jorge Gabriel Taboada and Gustavo Osorio lead the team, with Álvaro Gasca a third key figure. The firm is structuring the PPP projects of Canoas wastewater treatment plant in the city of Soacha, as well as the water supply and sewage system of the city of Santa Marta. It is also advising the Superintendence of Public Utilities with regard to the entire procedure of intervening in Electricaribe, one of the most important energy suppliers in the Caribbean Region, which went into liquidation; the mandate includes the representation of the Colombian state in potential litigations related to the administration and liquidation process. Other mandates include advising Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (EEB) on developing an analysis of all the projects under execution in the energy sector - specifically those involving energy transmission. The team also acts as a strategic business adviser to EEDAS, CEDELCA and DISPAC.

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Within: TMT

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados is a firm with ‘a very deep knowledge’ of regulatory issues in the telecoms sector and provides ‘business-oriented answers’. Clients appreciate the firm’s ‘constant efforts to understand our business’, and that the team is ‘always reachable and available’ and gives ‘quick answers’. With close to 20 years’ sector experience, Carlos Andrés Sánchez (whose ‘practical vision helps in the process of finding a solution or a strategy for any given issue’) heads the seven-strong practice, with managing partner Álvaro Durán and Gustavo Osorio also key senior team members. The firm advises Level 3 Communications (now Century Link) on a regular basis; it advised the company on its merger with Century Link, including competition-authority clearance; its data protection policy and the drafting of a data-protection manual based on the accountability of all the staff members; and the calculation of regulatory fees payable to the Communications Ministry. Other work saw the team advise Runt on contract compliance and representation in litigation regarding the databases of the national registry of transportation, and assist Echostar Corporation with various TMT matters, including the registration of a satellite in the Andean satellite registry. Other clients include Microsoft and Arus.

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