Mr Jose Federico Ustáriz > Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Banking & Finance - Dispute Resolution


Founding Partner


Founding Partner of Estudio Jurídico Ustáriz & Abogados; Corporación Financiera Colombiana S.A. (Legal Division, 2004 – 2006). He has large experience as Legal Controller in financial institutions and has been dealing with customer enquiries since 2008, in the national financial services. In addition, he has a strong reputation for successful resolution of consumer concerns. Professor of Business Law at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana since 2005.


English, Spanish


Member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)


Universidad Javeriana, JD, 1999 and Graduate Degree on Business Associations, 2000; Kent University, LL.M., 2003; Universidad Javeriana, Graduate Degree on Capital Markets, 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Banking and finance

Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico is increasingly sought after, with its good balance between transactional work and specialised regulatory matters. Acting in particular for fiduciary trusts, sources note the boutique’s strength in the negotiation of derivative and structured products, including the negotiation of ISDA and CSA contracts. The group also stands out for its knowledge of blockchain and fin-tech matters. A former legal vice-president of Central de Seguros (now QBE Seguros), practice head Luís Humberto Ustáriz co-leads the eight-strong practice with Jose Federico Ustáriz, who has also held roles in the private sector, including as legal controller. The firm also handles litigious disputes related to credit issues, consumer protection actions and defending retail clients before the financial regulator.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico‘s ‘technologically developed law’ practice is heavily slanted towards the financial and insurance sectors handling commercial and administrative litigation and representing financial and insurance companies in proceedings promoted by financial consumers before the regulators. Under the leadership of Luís Humberto Ustáriz -who is highly experienced in derivatives, credit issues and wider capital markets related matters- the eight-strong practice roster of clients contains many of the most important fiduciary companies in the country. Fellow founding partner Jose Federico Ustáriz is primarily corporate and finance-focused, but also handles litigation matters. The firm also regularly represents clients in domestic arbitration procedures and has capability in ICC arbitration and NASD dispute resolution.