Suma Legal > Medellín, Colombia > Firm Profile
Suma Legal Offices
CALLE 5A #39-93, EDIFICIO CORFIN (OF. 601)
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City focus > Medellín Tier 1
Founded in 2006, the 'excellent' Suma Legal is a 14-lawyer-strong firm focused principally on corporate and transactional matters, dispute resolution, insurance and labour. It also has a number of additional offerings including medical law, real estate and trusts, data protection and tech, and an underlying strength in administrative law. The latter team is led by managing partner Mauricio Ortega J ('stands out for his ability to understand business and help us with strategic approaches'), who also co-heads the corporate, contractual and M&A, and tax and foreign exchange practices, in conjunction with fellow-founding partner Carmela Rodríguez J ('excellent in the execution of contracts'). Handling primarily day-to-day matters (shareholder disputes, negotiations, contracts and operational matters), transactional due diligence and the structuring of investment projects (acquisitions, sales, etc.), the corporate departments is particularly involved in M&A deals related to inbound investment, as well as in corporate projects with a public aspect such as the Corporación Ruta N Medellín tech platform the firm has worked with since its inception in 2008, or the novel private-public association developed for the Biosuroeste agro-park. The firm's third co-founder Mateo Peláez García ('an extremely efficient, timely, diligent and competent lawyer') heads up the insurance and civil liability and dispute resolution practices, and also has a growing participation in the trusts sub-sector, particularly in relation to distressed real estate trusts. Completing the partner line up, Clara Patricia Correa ('management, knowledge, experience and service') joined the firm in 2008; she leads a labour and social security practice that covers the full range of employment matters. Associates Melissa Jones Martinez, Marcela Flórez Sierra, Alejandro Gómez Zapata and José Daniel Porras are also noted.
Mauricio Ortega; Carmela Rodríguez; Mateo Peláez García
‘The team is very good, solid in its arguments and very willing to find a solution. That they show a genuine interest in your case, regardless of whether it is the largest or the most important and that is fundamental, so they implement the best possible defence strategy.‘
‘It is a diverse team, which has all the technological tools to make things work normally, especially in this period of pandemic when we have not had a single face-to-face meeting.‘
‘Efficiency and total legal security in the service! Dedication, commitment and above all reliability.‘
‘It is a firm which is fully involved with the client, with the group’s needs and finds the best solution of all, always with well-defined ethical principles.‘
‘I highlight their closeness, kindness, good treatment and excellent knowledge. There is a direct relationship with the person I want to take care of my affairs. Carmela Rodríguez and Mauricio Ortega are outstanding.‘
‘The relationship is very close with the client, the cost-benefit relationship is perfect, it has all the required practices, they are always available.‘
‘The Suma Legal team adapted to our sustainability and study business to be able to support us in all matters and contracts. Being a new sector they became experts with full comprehensiion of the carbon market so as to help us.’
‘Mauricio Ortega stands out for his ability to understand business and help us with strategic approaches.‘
Cipreses de Colombia
Corporación Creame Incubadora de Empresas
WMC Films (Mowies)
Agrícola Cerro Prieto
Seguros Generales Suramericana
Seguros de Vida Suramericana
La Previsora Compañia de Seguros
Centro Comercial Los Molinos
Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana
Colmédica Medicina Prepagada
Viviendas y Proyectos
Casa de Sabaneta
- Accompaniment in the design and operation of the Biosoeste Corporation as the first Agropark framed in science, technology and public-private innovation in Colombia.
- Legal support to Peruvian export company Agrícola Cerro Prieto on the consolidation of its operation in Colombia.
- Legal advice on the structuring and implementation of the project called Innspiramed, aimed at linking the public and private sectors in the identification of innovative solutions for the attention of the Covid-19 crisis.
- City focus > Medellín