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Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA), Paula Samper Salazar, Bogota, COLOMBIA

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Paula Samper Salazar

Work +57 1 319 2900 Ext. 910
Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

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Real Estate | Pro Bono | Corporate/M&A


Partner, head of the Real Estate practice and of the Pro Bono Group of the Firm.


Paula has more than 20 years of professional experience in corporate and real estate law.

She has participated in projects and consultancies. Some of the more significant are:

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation (Canada): Investment in Corporate Terranum.

Fondo Inmobiliario Alianza por Compartimientos: Purchase and lease of twelve properties in Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena and Bucaramanga.

PriceSmart Inc .: Opening of clubs in Barranquilla, Cali, Bogotá, Medellín and Pereira.

Mall Plaza (Chile): Castillo Cartagena Shopping Center. Manizales

Dominalco / ALSEA: Leasing contracts, general real estate consulting, Free Trade Zone. Domino's Pizza, PF Chang's.

Currently, she has projects in progress in other cities.


English, Spanish


Founding member of the Pro-Bono Colombia Foundation and forms part of its Board of Directors since 2008.


Attorney from Universidad de Los Andes.

Candidate for a Master´s Degree in Management of Social Responsibility and Corporate Sustainability at Universidad Javeriana.



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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Paula Samper - Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

Within: Real estate

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) has one of ‘the few real estate and urban law teams in Colombia with all the necessary capabilities’ – including the acquisition and sale of properties, due diligence, real estate project structuring, fund formation and sector-related litigation. The practice also handles specialised land use matters. A ‘great lawyer’ with ‘market-attuned vision’, Paula Samper leads an eight-strong team that has noticeably rounded out its offering as a result of developing its capabilities in the urban development segment. Felipe Mariño led the temporary management of Ciudad Lagos de Torca (in Bogotá), a 1,800-hectare macro urban-development project. Samper led the advice to Titularizadora Colombiana regarding the acquisition of several real estate assets from Banco Davivienda; the mandate involved the drafting of the title-search report, including the review of chain-of-ownership up to 20 years back, the review of applicable urbanisation law for each asset and recommendations for the closure of each securitisation process. Senior associates Camilo Cantor and the ‘recommended’ María Camila Parra are also key members of the practice. Clients include Amarilo, Constructora Bolívar, PriceSmart, Corredores Davivienda and Jaramillo Mora.

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