Mr Pablo Valencia > Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico
CARRERA 11A # 96-51

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution




Partner at Holguín, Neira & Pombo as well as at Trías & Valencia Abogados with more than 30 years of experience. As partner, he has provided advice about Merges and Acquisitions, Distribution Contracts, Outsourcing Contracts, Sale of Corporations, Collaboration Contracts and Contracts of Technical Advice and Assistance. Likewise, has advised in matters of public contracts, including offers, terms and conditions and celebration, execution and clearing of public contracts. He has been attorney at the Review Division of the Baking Superintendence; Assistant at the Fiduciary Legal Vice-presidency and head of the Bankruptcy Division at the Banco de Colombia (today Bancolombia); Head of the Collateral Division of the Fiduciaria Alianza S.A.; Secretary General of the Financial Corporation Finanzas y Proyectos S.A.; He is currently member of many Boards of Directors.


English, Spanish


Attorney-at- law – Universidad de los Andes and Graduate Degree on Financial Legislation – Universidad de los Andes.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Banking and finance

Standing out for its ‘specialism and depth in financial matters’, Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico is widely admired for is regulatory capability. Among its core strengths, the group shines in work involving banking responsibility, electronic fraud, fintech and International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) master agreements. However, the firm is arguably best known for its prominent consumer protection practice, with its key partners routinely appointed to serve as a Financial Consumer Ombudsman to promote conciliation processes between financial institutions and consumers. High-profile department co-head Luis Humberto Ustáriz is held up by sources as a ‘leader in the financial industry’; he recently advised the Agricultural Bank of Colombia on several ISDA master agreements. Jose Federico Ustáriz, who formerly served as in-house counsel at Corporación Financiera Colombiana, co-heads the group. Other key contacts include counsel Pablo Valencia, who is well versed in both corporate and finance matters, and Andrés Pineda, who is associate director of the capital markets unit.

Colombia > Capital markets

Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico’s strong regulatory credentials positions it as a leader for compliance matters in the capital markets space. The group is a popular choice to advise a mix of brokerage entities, financial institutions and trust companies on operational issues, audits and product development, among other matters. Luis Humberto Ustáriz has honed his industry expertise through in-house roles at various financial companies, including Corporación Financiera Colombiana, and co-heads the department alongside Jose Federico Ustáriz. Associate support is provided by senior Andrés Pineda, who has a marked focus on capital markets law; Pablo Valencia, who specialises in corporate and public contracts; and Manuel Antonio García, who is associate director of the risk practice. Since publication, Pineda has returned to the public sector at the Fondo Nacional de Garantías – effective as of November 2023.