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Bogota, Medellin

Dr Javier Tamayo Jaramillo

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Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados


Founding Partner


Former Justice of the civil branch of the Supreme Court of Colombia (From 1994 to 1996).
Over 36 years of experience in the fields of insurance, tort, and transport law.
Founder of Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados. 
Author of several books and papers on torts, transportation law, medical malpractice, state liability, class and group actions, and constitutional law, among which stand out: “Tratado de la Responsabilidad Civil”, “La Culpa Contractual”, “El Contrato de Transporte”, “La Indemnización de Perjuicios en el Proceso Penal”, “La Prueba De La Culpa Médica”, “La Responsabilidad Del Estado”, “Las Acciones Populares y de Grupo“.
Arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce in Bogota and Medellin.
Founder of the Masters in Liability and Insurance Law of the Universities Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellin) and EAFIT (Medellin).
Visiting professor at several Universities, like the University of Paris II, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Autónoma de Mexico, Universidad Central de Caracas and Universidad Católica de Chile. 


Spanish and French


Lawyer from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana with a Master Degree in economics and insurance law from University of Louvain in Belgium, a Doctorate Degree in Law and Political Science from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from University of San Pedro (Peru).



Within: Leading lawyers

Javier Tamayo Jaramillo - Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados

Within: Insurance

Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados is considered of ‘excellent quality’; its founder Javier Tamayo Jaramillo has ‘trajectory and knowledge’ and is ‘highly respected by judges and counterparts’. Laura Restrepo is also a noted member of the practice. The team is representing Suramericana de Seguros with regard to liability in a case when Cementos Argos and Canteras de Colombia’s use of controlled explosions in a mine allegedly affected a nearby animal-breeding farm owned by plaintiff Exotika Leather. The practice also represented Chubb Seguros Colombia in a court case concerning the prescription of policy coverage. Generali Colombia Seguros Generales, Seguros Confianza, Seguros La Previsora, Seguros Bolivar and Seguros del Estado are all clients.

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Colombia: Dispute resolution


Within: Leading individuals

Javier Tamayo Jaramillo - Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados

Within: Litigation

Directed by ‘leading lawyerJavier Tamayo Jaramillo, with Laura Restrepo a key team member, the 14-strong litigation group at Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados has expertise in product liability, medical malpractice and class actions arising from environmental contamination. Clients value the ‘exceptional’ service, provision of ‘concise’ answers ‘with a focus on the administration of legal risk coupled with an excellent economic weighting of said risks’. The practice is acting for Seguros Generales Suramericana in a class action brought against ISAGEN and other parties and related to the execution of a hydroelectric project on the Sogamoso River. Laura Castaño Echeverri, Carlos Andres Gonzales Galvís and Luis Miguel Gomez are all highlighted.

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