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 > Capital markets

Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico houses a prominent regulatory practice, which specialises in advising brokers, investment banks and trust companies on compliance issues. Key contact Luis Humberto Ustáriz      brings to bear robust industry experience earned during a string of high-profile in-house roles, including at major financial solutions company, Corporación Financiera Colombiana. Group co-head Jose Federico Ustáriz   is noted for his focus on the financial services and insurance sectors. At associate level, corporate and finance lawyers Pablo Valencia   and Manuel Antonio García  are recommended. Adriana Rivera  left in October 2021 to become legal head at Trii.

Colombia > Banking and finance

Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico‘s signature financial-regulation practice handles a significant volume of compliance, banking responsibility and electronic fraud-related matters. Notably, the group handled a string of consumer protection mandates over the past year, with partners frequently appointed to act as a Financial Consumer Ombudsman to support conciliation processes between financial institutions and consumers. Luis Humberto Ustáriz and Jose Federico Ustáriz co-head the department and are highlighted together as ‘true experts in banking, financial litigation and financial regulation‘. Experienced counsel Pablo Valencia is noted for corporate finance, while senior associate Andrés Pineda — who joined the firm in November 2021 from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit — specialises in financial compliance and capital markets. Senior associate Adriana Rivera left in October 2021 for an in-house position at Trii.