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Alejandro Castellanos

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Lopez & Asociados Abogados

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Director of the Litigation Area and Partner of LOPEZ & ASOCIADOS


Director of the Litigation Area and Partner of LOPEZ & ASOCIADOS with recognized experience in corporate advisory in matters of individual and collective nature and social security. Current practice focused as litigation attorney in the design and coordination of judiciary strategies as well as in the management of proceedings in all instances before the Ordinary Jurisdiction in Labour (including proceedings of union rights and declaration of illegality of strikes) and before the Judiciary Contentious Administrative. Enjoys expertise in audit activity and due diligence in matters of labour litigation.


Mr Castellanos has performed as arbitrator since 2006 for the resolution of several collective labour conflicts of the banking and industrial sectors. Leader, since 2007, as Director of the Area of Litigation at LOPEZ & ASOCIADOS, in the attention of over 1,000 judiciary proceedings for important domestic and multinational companies, heading a 6-lawyer team in the area of responsibility, exclusively dedicated to litigation in labour law. Professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in pregrad and post-graduate programs in the Department of Labour Law since 2005 to date. More recently also joined academic programs in the departments of Private law and Proceedings law at the same University.


Spanish and English


Member of the College of Attorneys in Labour and Social Security since 2010


Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Bogota (2002); Specialist in Labour and Social Security law from the same University (2003).


Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

A very visible player in the labour arena’, Lopez & Asociados Abogados attracts praise for its ‘knowledge and up-to-date assistance’. The pioneering practice advises an array of local and international corporations on the full range of labour matters, and is particularly recognised for its work in the areas of social security and collective bargaining, as well as transactional support. Highlights included undertaking for AngloGold Ashanti a preventative analysis of the nature of payments made to mobile employees and their alignment with current labour legislation. The firm also assisted Grupo Aval in the structuring of a policy governing its contractual relations with third parties providing temporary services or contractor operations, to comply with the current Colombian regulations. Other clients include Cencosud, Detal, DirectTV and Telefónica Colombia. Managing partner Juan Pablo López is recommended, and Angélica Maria Carrión and Alejandro Castellanos are also key members of the practice.

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