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Bogota, Medellin

Ricardo Fandiño De La Calle

Work +57 1 3192900 Ext. 920
Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

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Banking, Finance & Capital Markets


Partner, head of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets practice, and member of the Firm's Executive Committee.


He has been an advisor to national and foreign companies for more than 25 years on complex commercial contracts, commercial distribution schemes, Colombian procedural law and, in general, on matters involving business law. As the attorney in charge of these companies, he has acted in countless processes before the ordinary jurisdiction and national arbitral tribunals in complex disputes. Within the group of foreign companies, he has provided specialized advice on issues of dispute resolution to four of the top ten companies that make up the Fortune 500 list for 2012, and twelve of the first hundred companies listed in the Global 500.

In ​Conflict Resolution, he has participated in more than 75 arbitrations conducted under the regulations of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Medellín and Pereira, whose accumulated pretensions are superior to 2.5 billion dollars.

In National Litigation, he has advised and represented companies in the pharmaceutical, consumer products, automotive and commerce sectors and industry in general, in matters that include popular actions, group actions, distribution claims, commercial agency, consumer's right and contractual and non-contractual liability actions.


English, Spanish.


  • Firm’s appointed member to ISDA
  • Firm’s appointed member to Colcapital (Colombian association of private equity)
  • Firm’s appointed member to LAVCA
  • IBA Member.


Attorney from Universidad del Rosario.


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Ricardo Fandiño - Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

Within: Banking and finance

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)’s 20-strong practice group handles sophisticated and innovative matters across the full range of banking, finance and capital markets transactions, including complex, cross-border deals. Ricardo Fandiño heads the department, which recently acted as Colombian counsel to a banking syndicate comprising Banco Nacional de México, Santander, Scotiabank Perú, Cofide and Bancapital on the financing granted to Grupo Auna for the acquisition of Grupo Las Américas and the refinancing of Peruvian healthcare institution Oncosalud. Managing partner José Luis Suárez advised Scotiabank and Mizuho Bank on granting a credit line of up to $665m to Ecopetrol for corporate financing. Daniel LondoñoAdriana Moreno (who has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets and heads the firm’s Medellín office) and senior associate Cristian Cruz are also key members of the team. Other clients include JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Sura Asset Management and Deutsche Bank.

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Within: Projects

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) is strongly recommended for its integral analysis of complex infrastructure projects, such as Bogota’s first metro line, in relation to which the team is advising Empresa Metro de Bogotá on day-to-day matters, in particular the revision of loan and concession agreements, licensing matters, procurement and operations. Jose Luis Suárez and senior associate Paola Larrahondo (director of projects), co-lead an 11-strong team, with senior associates Diana Bogotá and Juan Ucrós  also noted. Firm senior partners Ricardo Fandiño, Germán Villamil, Paula Samper and Patricia Arrázola all participate extensively in the sector, giving additional bench-depth. The practice was selected by the National Department of Planning, as part of a consortium with EY, to study the feasibility of a PPP project for the implementation of a 100% electric bus transportation system on the islands of San Andrés and Providencia in the Caribbean. Other clients include Ashmore Management, Covipacífico, Autopista Río Magdalena and Hydroglobal.

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