CMM Abogados Colombia > Bogotá, Colombia > Firm Profile

CMM Abogados Colombia
Cra 17 # 89-31
Office 403 - 506

Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime Tier 3

Cáez Muñoz Mejía Abogados (CMM)’s practice strikes a balance between corporate compliance and contentious matters, with a particularly prominent record in the former sphere. Over the past year, the team assisted a host of multinational clients with their local corporate compliance programmes, including Astara, Central Park System and Pernod Ricard Colombia. Founding partner Alejandro Mejía spearheads the department and advises both individuals and corporations on compliance, criminal investigations and judicial proceedings. Other key contacts include Freddy Navarrete, who sits in the corporate and energy groups and advises on compliance programmes and due diligence-related matters. At associate level, Juan Pablo Pantoja provides dedicated practice support, while Maria Camila González splits her time between the corporate and compliance teams.

Practice head(s):

Alejandro Mejía; Freddy Navarrete

Key clients


Central Parking System

Mueve Usme

Mueve Fontibón

Arintia Group

Puma Energy

Pernord Ricard Colombia

Constructora Rincón De Barcelona

Fundación Ideas Para La Paz

Work highlights

  • Advised Astara on the maintenance-update of the Transparency and Business Ethics Programme (PTEE), to comply with regulatory updates and avoid possible sanctions for non-compliance.
  • Advised Central Park System on the implementation of an anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programme, including PTEE.
  • Advised Puma Energy on various regulatory compliance matters.

Dispute resolution > Litigation Tier 4

Cáez Muñoz Mejía Abogados (CMM)’ ‘dedicated’ lawyers ‘study the situations that are put to their consideration in detail’, according to sources. The growing practice, which added seven new clients to its roster over the past year, handles a significant volume of disputes involving heavily regulated sectors, including the telecoms, financial services, energy, and the food and drinks' segment. Group head Guillermo Caézprovides a very good service’ and recently advised BC Group on seeking the cessation of copyright infringement activity. The team also includes senior associates Antony Palacios, who is a ‘key part of the team’; and Maria Alejandra Reyes, who has a focus on commercial arbitration, private law, and intellectual property.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Cáez


CMM Abogados always seeks to make its clients feel comfortable with situations that can be complex. The main characteristic of the team is its evident synchronisation and its ability to draw on other areas of the firm to get impeccable results.

Guillermo Cáez has done an excellent job as a mentor, guide, and support for his team. This fostering of respect makes the team loyal to its principles. In particular, I would highlight senior associate Antony Palacios as a key part of the team.

It is a friendly team with very good availability for work. Lawyers are dedicated and study the situations that are put to their consideration in detail.

The attention and availability is outstanding. Partner Guillermo Cáez is a professional, who provides a very good service and additionally knows the litigation practice area very well.

Key clients

Viña Carmen, Viña Doña Paula

Biomax Biocombustibles

GNE Soluciones


Puma Energy Colombia Combustibles

Work highlights

  • Advised Viña Carmen and Viña Doña Paula in a case concerning a commercial agency contract in an unwritten contract executed in Colombia.
  • Advised BC Group on seeking the cessation of copyright infringement acts for the protection of the client’s specialised market.

Colombia > Real estate Tier 4

CMM Abogados Colombia’s group ‘takes ownership of the closing goal’, according to some. The newly merged firm — which is the result of an August 2022 combination between real estate and urban law boutique Acosta & Gaviria Legal and the former Cáez Muñoz Mejía — has extensive experience in real estate and urban planning matters, with notable activity in the hotels, retail, healthcare, co-working and logistics segments. The department is co-led by up-and-coming specialists Natalia Gaviria Parra and Patricia Acosta, with support from ‘committed and results-oriented’ associate Ana Lucía Gutiérrez.

Practice head(s):

Patricia Acosta; Natalia Gaviria Parra


I believe that CMM lawyers are committed. What really makes the team different is its complete knowledge of the transactions. It also really takes ownership of the closing goal and risk mitigation for clients.

In my view, Patricia Acosta and Natalia Gaviria Parra are the best real estate lawyers in the country. What makes them different is that they know all the transactions in detail and take ownership of the transactions and goals.

A team that demonstrates a strong customer orientation and business perspective, so that the transactions we carry out happen. Undoubtedly, its main strength is its people; with the positive point of empowering young and talented lawyers.

‘Natalia Gaviria Parra is committed and brings absolute availability, fast response times and high quality. She has a high level of knowledge of real estate issues.

Patricia Acosta has strong knowledge in real estate and urban planning issues, she is creative with the ability to provide practical solutions to bring the positions of the client and the counterparty closer.

Despite her youth, associate Ana Lucia Gutierrez is a committed and results-oriented lawyer, she provides solutions and is patient to make her points understood, as well as provide commercial support to the client.

We highlight CMM’s personalised attention. It is an excellent team!

We value that the lawyers are like family (we feel as if they are internal to our organisation and not external advisers), in addition to their knowledge and professionalism.

Key clients

Life Forestry Switzerland

Kubik Lab

Fondo de Inversión Colectiva Visum Rentas Inmobiliarias

TC Latin America Partners (Formerly Terranum Capital)

Southern Bridge Capital Partners

Fondo de Capital Privado Armilla Capital

Sika Colombia

Sodimac Colombia


Sociedad Fondo Inmobiliario

Pupa Holdings

Work highlights

  • Advised TC Latin America Partners on the financing, purchase and lease of a clinic in Colombia, involving an investment of approximately $50m..
  • Advised Kubik Lab on an $11m multifamily real estate project in Colombia.
  • Advised Life Forestry Switzerland on the purchase of approximately 600 hectares of rural land for the cultivation, exploitation, and export of teak.

Dispute resolution > Arbitration

CMM Abogados Colombia added a slew of new clients to its arbitration roster over the past year, with a notable emphasis on the energy and telecoms sectors; founding partner Guillermo Cáez is recommended for disputes relating to heavily regulated markets.
Photo Name Position Profile
Patricia Acosta photo Patricia Acosta Managing Partner. With a broad experience of more than 12 years, Ms.…
Natalia Gaviria photo Natalia Gaviria Managing Partner. Ms. Gaviria has a broad experience in designing legal structures…
Ana Lucía  Gutiérrez  photo Ana Lucía Gutiérrez Associate. Ms.Gutiérrez advises both national and foreign companies in the negotiation of…
Daniela Zuluaga photo Daniela Zuluaga Junior Associate. Ms. Zuluaga works in drafting and analyzing lease contracts, purchase…