Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa > Bogota, Colombia > Firm Profile

Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa
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Colombia > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

A first-rate team that is focused on seeking transactional solutions’, Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa attracts glowing reviews from sources for its lawyers’ ‘experience and knowledge in everything related to M&A’. Distinguished by its extensive global network and increasingly prominent position in infrastructure-related deals, the comprehensive practice covers the full life-cycle of corporate and M&A matters, with notable experience in cross-border work. Among the names to note, key partner Felipe Quintero had a banner year, which included advising Macquarie Asset Management on the acquisition of 50% of Odinsa’s road concession business in Colombia. In another significant infrastructure highlight, corporate and finance specialist Juan Manuel de la Rosa advised John Laing on the acquisition of two electric bus concessions in Bogotá from Somos K Fondo Ashmore Andino II – FCP, and Ashmore Andean Fund II. Outside of the infrastructure sphere, managing partner Camilo Martínez utilised his dual practice strengths in corporate and financial law to represent Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores in a spin-off process of certain of its assets in Panama and Central America before the Superintendence of Finance and the Colombian Stock Exchange, as part of the reorganisation process of Banco de Bogota and Grupo Aval. At senior level, the department also includes Felipe Aristizabal, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, and restructuring and insolvency specialist Nicolás Polanía. The deep corporate bench additionally draws on directors Juan Camilo Varón and Juan Carlos Gambín (‘a young and brilliant lawyer’), as well as senior associates Daniela Duarte, Natalia Bernal and María Alejandra Cabrera. Since pubication, the practice has been notably strengthened with the hire of Dario Laguado Giraldo -formerly chair of the corporate and M&A practice at Brigard Urrutia, (effective April 2024); and subsequently left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged the following month.

Practice head(s):

Camilo Martínez; Felipe Quintero; Felipe Aristizábal; Juan Manuel de la Rosa


A firm with experience and knowledge in everything related to M&A. Its partners and directors have the best technical and personal skills, so we know that its advice creates negotiations under the best possible conditions.

Lawyers stand out for their knowledge and commitment to the client, including providing key recommendations and alerts at the right times, added to a cordial treatment at all times, even in the complex situations of a normal M&A negotiation.

I especially emphasise the work of Juan Camilo Varón, director of the firm, who played a fundamental role in one of the two operations we carried out in 2022. Likewise, we cannot fail to mention our partner Camilo Martínez, for his experience and help when it is most needed.

Excellent lawyers and professionals, focused on achieving the closing of the transaction and safeguarding the interests of their clients. Excellent response times and quality of deliverables. Excellent ability to negotiate.

Juan Manuel de la Rosa has invaluable knowledge in his area of practice, he is a partner who gets involved in each transaction and both he and his team are characterised by: excellent response times; extensive knowledge of their area of practice; strong negotiation skills; rigor, discipline and excellence.

It is a first-rate team that is focused on seeking transactional solutions and that is always taking care of the client’s interests. It is a firm that is characterised by seeking pro-deal solutions, looking for alternatives to bring transactional closures to a successful conclusion.

We recommend it for the experience of the team; as well as for its creativity in the solutions presented. The quality of the professionals in its different practices is exceptional.

The availability of partners to personally attend to processes is a differentiator. We highlight Camilo Martínez, Juan Manuel de la Rosa and senior associate Juan Carlos Gambín, who is a young and brilliant lawyer with whom I have worked on several complex transactions.

Key clients

Advent International

Banco de Bogotá

Centro Editorial El Tiempo S.A. and Printer Colombiana


Cognita Holdings

Crehana Education


Financiera Juriscoop

Fundación Mundo Mujer

General Atlantic – Colombia

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores

Grupo Bancolombia

Grupo EDS Autogas and Fueltrans

Haina Investments

IDCV Fuel Merqueo

John Laing

Lenus Capital Partners

Linzor Capital Partners

Loto del Sur

Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Asset Management

Shareholders of Masivian


Parque Arauco

Patria Investments



Shareholder of Pharmalab PHL Laboratorios

Southern Cross Group

Steward Health Care

Supermercados Xtra


Transportes Vigía


Lexzau, Scharbau & Co KG and Leschaco Iberia

Work highlights

  • Advised Rendifin on the takeover bid for up to 15% of the shareholding of BAC Holding International.
  • Advised John Laing on the acquisition of two electric bus concessions in Bogotá from Somos K Fondo Ashmore Andino II – FCP, and Ashmore Andean Fund II.
  • Advised Macquarie Asset Management on its agreement with Odinsa and Grupo Argos, to acquire 50% of Odinsa’s stake in airport concessionaires Opain and Corporación Quiport.

Colombia > Banking and finance Tier 2

Standing out for its combination of legal and commercial acumen, the team at Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa ‘always contributes ideas to improve the client’s business’. The group covers the waterfront on banking and finance matters, with robust offerings in project finance, structured finance, capital markets and regulatory-related issues. Firm managing partner Camilo Martínez, who handles a mix of banking, corporate and contentious work, co-heads the department and brings to bear broad cross-practice expertise. Martínez recently advised Banco de Bogota on the spin-off of certain of its assets in Panama and Central America before the Superintendence of Finance and the Colombian Stock Exchange — as part of the wider reorganisation process of Banco de Bogotá and Grupo Aval. Practice co-head Sebastián Lora is particularly recognised for his experience in project finance and infrastructure-related issues; he advised the lenders on a COP$1.5bn credit agreement for the the ‘Malla Vial del Valle del Cauca’ toll-road project. Corporate and finance partner Juan Manuel de la Rosa and private equity specialist Felipe Quintero are also key contacts at senior level. The team additionally draws on banking and finance-focused senior associates Carlos Guzmán and  María José Assis. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Camilo Martínez; Sebastián Lora


The team’s response times, personal service, closeness, practicality and, above all, extensive experience gives clients the certainty that they have the best lawyers always supporting them.

Sebastián Lora and associate Carlos Guzmán are very attentive lawyers and have a lot of experience and knowledge.’

We value the group for the speed of its responses; it issues advice very quickly.’

Lawyers demonstrate kindness and expressive clarity.’

The team is very professional in all interactions. It has strong knowledge and experience in transactions. It always contributes ideas to improve the client’s business. It maintains a very high level of institutional relationship.

The most important thing is how close lawyers stay to their clients. This closeness inspires trust and that allows us to develop very good relationships.

Key clients

Lenus Capital Partners

United States Development Finance Corporation – DFC

Southern Cross Group

Itaú Corpbanca Colombia

Banco Davivienda

Financiera Juriscoop

Corporación Interamericana de Inversiones – BID Invest


ACH Colombia


Patria Investments

Advent International

Haina Investment Corporation

Banco de Bogotá


Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores


Celsia Colombia ESP


ACON Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised ACON Investments on a $50m financing granted by Banco BTG Pactual, Banco de Bogotá, Banco de Occidente and Banco Santander de Negocios Colombia to several of the Vitalis Group companies.
  • Advised Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores on the spin-off/merger process of certain of its assets in Panama and Central America before the Superintendence of Finance and the Colombian Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Termoeléctrica El Tesorito ESP, as borrower, and its shareholders Celsia Colombia ESP, Celsia Colombia Inversiones, Promotora de Energía Eléctrica de Cartagena ESP and Servicios Técnicos Mamonal, on a credit agreement of up to $170m from Banco Santander and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Dispute resolution > Litigation Tier 2

Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa’s dispute resolution group strikes the right note with sources for its ‘strong focus on service’. The multidisciplinary practice handles a broad range of contentious matters, with notable activity in civil and commercial litigation, administrative proceedings and constitutional actions, among others. Key contacts include managing partner Camilo Martínez, whose litigation expertise is supplemented by his complementary strength in corporate and finance transactions. Martínez recently paired up with Julian Solorza, who advises on all aspects of dispute resolution, to represent Club El Nogal in an action brought by a former club member, who was banned from the club for five years by its board of directors. Martínez and Solorza co-head the department together with insurance and reinsurance specialist Sergio Rojas and José Miguel Mendoza, who specialises in corporate conflicts, and energy and natural resources. Other senior names include Nicolás Polanía, who advises on arbitration, litigation and corporate law matters; and Ricardo Alarcón, who is the associate director of the arbitration team. At associate level, seniors Sergio Londoño and Juan Pablo Amaya are both noted for their emphasis on corporate litigation. Intermediate associate María José Figueroa left in July 2022 to study abroad. Since publication, both Londoño and Amaya have been raised to the partnership (as of February 2024); moreover, the firm has subsequently left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Camilo Martínez; Julián Solorza; Sergio Rojas; José Miguel Mendoza


The firm has competent lawyers, and its attention has a strong focus on service.

We recommend Sergio Rojas for his outstanding responsiveness.

The knowledge, skills and experience of the team.

Doctors Julián Solorza and Sergio Rojas are excellent professionals with a lot of experience and knowledge.

Key clients

Corporación Club El Nogal

Monómeros Colombo-Venezolanos


Credicorp Capital Colombia

Consorcio Generación Ituango

Carlos Iván Márquez

Unión Nacional De Gestión Del Riesgo Y Desarrollo (UNGRD)

Work highlights

  • Representing Club El Nogal in an action brought by a former club member, who was banned for five years by the board of directors of Club El Nogal.
  • Acting for Integral, Integral Ingeniería de Supervisión and Consorcio Generación Ituango in hundreds of legal proceedings, initiated by people who allegedly suffered damages due to the Ituango Project.
  • Advising Correval (now Credicorp Capital Colombia) before the Supreme Court of Justice in a case against Fajobe stemming from a dispute over a securities management contract.

Colombia > Tax Tier 2

Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa houses a prominent tax litigation practice, which is routinely engaged to handle complex tax controversies, including transfer pricing cases and constitutional law matters. On the non-contentious front, the group possesses extensive experience in transactional tax, as well as tax planning, international trade and foreign investment incentives, and wealth planning. Key partner Andrés González handles a wide scope of matters, with an emphasis on tax planning, private wealth and transactional tax. González co-heads the department together with tax litigator César Camilo Cermeño, who is noted for his ‘sharpness when presenting litigation strategies’; and Laura Galeano, who joined in January 2023 from Garrigues. Associate practice director Maria Alejandra Buitrago left the firm in December 2022. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Andrés González; César Camilo Cermeño; Laura Galeano


César Camilo Cermeño is a magnificent lawyer; his client service and availability, as well as his sharpness when presenting litigation strategies, make it a pleasure to work with him.

We recommend César Camilo Cermeño; his competence and soft skills are outstanding.

Key clients

AB InBev

Grupo Avianca


Enel Group




Centrales Eléctricas de Nariño

Zona Franca de Barranquilla

Zona Franca de Cartagena

Zona Franca de Palmaseca

G4S Security


Macquarie Asset Management


Kimberly Clark


Copa Airlines

Grupo Mexichem (now Orbia)

Southern Cross

Darnel Group

Genser Power – Proeléctrica


Fondo Gibraltar

Grupo Trafigura

Acueducto Metropolitano de Bucaramanga


Giros y Finanzas

Seguridad Superior


Grupo Valorem

Black & Decker



Barry Callebout

Acon Investments

Gerdau Diaco Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Trafigura Group in seven tax litigations.
  • Advising Shell EP Offshore Ventures on the tax structuring of its participation in three E&P offshore agreements, as well as on day-to-day tax matters.
  • Representing Avianca in several tax disputes.

Colombia > Capital markets Tier 3

Noted for its ‘timely delivery of results’, Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa’s capital markets group has experience in representing issuers, underwriters, brokers, placement agents and investors on debt and equity transactions. Managing partner Camilo Martínez spearheads the department and brings to bear complementary practice expertise in corporate, banking, foreign investment and dispute resolution. Other key contacts include associate director Juan Camilo Varón, who focuses on corporate, commercial and energy law; and associate Sebastián Pomárico, who provides support on banking, finance and corporate issues. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Camilo Martínez


The firm provides quality and expertise in the relevant matters and timely delivery of results, as well as a competitive fee structure that responds to the needs and characteristics of the client.

We value the team’s strong disposition, open and two-way communication, quality and expertise in the law, and timely delivery of results, particularly Camilo Martínez and associate Sebastián Pomárico.

Key clients


Promotora de Café Colombia



Improsa SAFI


Banco de Bogotá

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores

Financiera Juriscoop

Compañía de Empaques

Corredores Davivienda

Work highlights

  • Acted as local legal advisor to BID Invest on the negotiation of the formation documents of the fund concerning a COP$192bn investment in the private equity fund, FCP Credicorp Capital Deuda Privada I.
  • Advised Fondo Inmobiliario Gibraltar, a Costa Rican real estate investment fund, on listing its participation units on the Colombian Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Esadinco on a public takeover offer for up to 25% of BAC Holding International.

Colombia > Competition and antitrust Tier 3

An innovative firm that is constantly looking for ways to do things better’,  Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa houses an interdisciplinary competition and consumer protection department. The team’s broad regulatory offering marks it as a solid choice to advise on contentious matters, including investigations and competition litigation, with particular experience in matters combining antitrust and consumer law issues. Group head María Claudia Martínez covers a mix of corporate, competition, consumer law, and data protection-related work. Other key contacts include litigator Julian Solorza, who sits in the dispute resolution, regulatory, and financial services practices, and senior associate Natalia Fernández. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

María Claudia Martínez


This is a firm that stands out in every way. It has highly trained and very attentive professionals, who provide very high-level services. We always find the answer to what the company requires.

It is an innovative firm that is constantly looking for ways to do things better and get closer to its clients. We can find specialists from many areas, which allows the firm to have a comprehensive vision of the business.

Lawyers are outstanding professionals in the areas under their control which, as a client, gives us peace of mind to trust their criteria. They are professionals to whom we can turn and they always have a solution with the best attitude and the greatest promptness.

I must highlight María Claudia Martínez to whom we trust many of our company’s affairs.

Key clients


Ingenio Pichichi

Patria Investments


Transportes Calderón



Grupo Éxito

Sika Corporation


Ventura Group

Macquarie Group

Diana Corporation


Decameron Hotels

Liberty Seguros

Comestibles Rico

Leschaco Group


Massy Energy

Work highlights

  • Representing Transportes Calderón, and three individuals related to the company, in a bid-rigging agreement investigation before the SIC.
  • Representing four sugar-cane mills in challenging the decision of the SIC, and seeking the annulment of sanctions imposed, concerning their alleged involvement in a cartel.
  • Advising Macquarie Infrastructure on the merger-review aspects of its transaction with Odinsa concerning the creation of an investment platform in Colombia.

Dispute resolution > Arbitration Tier 3

Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa’s Colombian arbitration offering forms a part of the international firm’s comprehensive global practice. Although primarily engaged on domestic cases, the team is distinguished by its ability to draw on arbitration specialists in many of the world’s leading arbitration centres, including New York, Paris and London. Insurance specialist Sergio Rojas has significant experience in arbitral proceedings, including recent cases involving the insurance and infrastructure spheres. Rojas co-heads the department alongside corporate and finance partner Camilo Martínez and Julian Solorza, whose practice has an emphasis on domestic arbitration. Associate director of the international arbitration practice Ricardo Alarcón is also recommended. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Camilo Martínez; Julián Solorza; Sergio Rojas


The team is exceptional. Lawyers take into account the factual and conceptual values of the client, while providing constant feedback on the process.

Its professionals make this team different from other law firms. Sergio Rojas is an excellent professional, with extensive experience and extensive knowledge.

Colombia > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

An increasingly prominent player in the energy market, Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa’s practice secured 13 new clients during 2022/23, including PowerChina International Group, CarbonFree Technology and Intercolombia. The group ‘strives to truly meet customer needs’, according to sources, and possesses experience along the full energy chain, including regulatory, transactional and contentious matters. A former legal director of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Lucas Arboleda was promoted to partner in January 2023; he is valued for his ‘great knowledge on energy regulatory issues’. José Miguel Mendoza specialises in corporate conflicts and energy and natural resources work and co-heads the department alongside Arboleda. In February 2023, energy and infrastructure partner Paola Aldana left to become an independent advisor, but the firm has since hired Johanna Cajigas -formerly associate director of the hydrocarbons unit at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría- as director of the firm's energy practice (effective as of May 2023). Since publication, Cajigas has been promoted to the partnership (February 2024); and the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Lucas Arboleda; José Miguel Mendoza


We value the firm for its immediate and permanent availability. The team strives to truly meet customer needs.

DLA fields lawyers who have worked in private practice and in the public sector, providing a good mix of backgrounds. Client service is excellent, superior to other firms in response times and in the close relationship established with the client. It is interested in the processes beyond the required request.

Lucas Arboleda is an excellent partner; he has an incredible disposition, has great knowledge on energy regulatory issues, is up-to-date and knows how the public sector works due to his experience at the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

This office has lawyers who know and understand the Colombian public sector and the ways in which we must interact to achieve the expected results without generating risks related to the state nature of our company. Lawyers build trust and value.

The training of lawyers in the public sector generates knowledge and risk management strategies associated with the management of public resources. I highlight Lucas Arboleda and Camilo Martínez for their performance and advice.

Key clients


First Solar

BBI Colombia

Uriel Renovables

CarbonFree Technology

Termoélectrica El Tesorito



PowerChina International Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Air-e on the structuring of the first private tender process for the development of renewable energy projects in Colombia.
  • Advised Proeléctrica on the structuring of a solar photovoltaic energy project with an installed power of 200MW.
  • Advised BBI, owner of the coffee shop chain Tostao, on reviewing and negotiating long-term agreements for the supply of electricity to its operating plants and shops.

Colombia > Environment Tier 3

New entrant to the table for 2024, Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa’s environmental law group has posted significant growth following the arrival of new practice head Camila del Villar in February 2022 from Holland & Knight LLP. Del Villar, who was promoted from director to partner in January 2023, is dedicated to environmental law and sustainable development and is praised by sources for being ‘very knowledgeable about regulation and the market in general’. Significantly, the group added seven new clients over the past year, including Macquarie Group, Norte Santandereana de Gas, and Sika. Associate Daniela Pinilla Mendez, who joined from Pinilla González & Prieto Abogados in March 2022, is also noted. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

María Camila del Villar


‘The team operates at an excellent professional level. Lawyers provide direct and specialised attention to customer needs.’

María Camila del Villar, as the leader of the practice, is very knowledgeable about regulation and the market in general.

The team is interdisciplinary, has an adequate management of the themes, and is always attentive to the client’s requests.’

We appreciate that the team maintains a more personal relationship with clients. The team’s support generates a very strong relationship of trust regarding its work.’

Key clients

Macquarie Group

Norte Santandereana de Gas



Work highlights

  • Advised Macquarie Group on the environmental due diligence process connected to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V’s acquisition of a stake in Odinsa’s concessions portfolio.
  • Advised Sika Colombia on obtaining regulatory permits for the use of controlled chemical substances under the Colombian legal framework.
  • Advised Norgas on environmental matters concerning their operations, particularly in relation to land use and environmental permits.

Colombia > Insurance Tier 3

According to sources, Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa’s insurance team strikes ‘the perfect balance between price and quality’. The group remains busy advising domestic and multinational insurers and insured entities on claims litigation and regulatory matters, with its recent experience encompassing the energy, financial services, real estate and construction industries. The department is led jointly by Sergio Rojas, who specialises in litigation concerning insurance, infrastructure claims, compliance, and financial risks; and Camilo Martínez, whose practice spans corporate, finance, and dispute resolution. Associate Daniel Felipe Coca left to study abroad in June 2022. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Camilo Martínez; Sergio Rojas


The team combines a service that allows us to carry out our operations and a price that is favourable for everyone. In other words, it has the perfect balance between price and quality. It also has extensive knowledge of insurance and reinsurance issues.

The plus of this practice is that it combines insurance knowledge with litigation knowledge. Therefore, when we have to advance a process, we are calm because we know that we have that support.

Key clients

Integral, Integral Ingeniería de Supervisión and Consorcio Generación Ituango

BTG Pactual

Segurexpo de Colombia

Gases del Caribe

HDI Seguros

Guy Carpenter Colombia (Corredores de Reaseguros) and Marsh & Mclennan Companies

Work highlights

  • Represented Integral, Integral Ingeniería de Supervisión and Consorcio Generación Ituango in hundreds of legal proceedings initiated by people who allegedly suffered damages due to the Ituango Project.
  • Represented Fiduciaria Bogotá in a $150m claim under its liability insurance.
  • Advised Segurexpo de Colombia and BTG Pactual on issuing more than 60 insurance policies with a total insured amount of more than $200m.

Colombia > Projects Tier 3

Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa’s projects team finds favour for its ‘high level of responsiveness and accountability’. The group acts on a significant volume of secondary market transactions — Macquarie Asset Management stands as a trophy client in this segment — and also handles project finance and development work. Banking and finance specialist Sebastián Lora co-heads the department alongside infrastructure, projects, and public law partner Olga Lucía Ramírez, who joined in August 2022 from the Ministry of Transportation. Private equity expert Felipe Quintero and managing partner Camilo Martínez also handle projects-related matters. Former department co-head Paola Aldana  left to go freelance in February 2023. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Olga Lucía Ramírez; Sebastián Lora


The partners were more involved in the transaction than we have seen at other firms.

We recommended lawyers for their high level of responsiveness and accountability.

Key clients

Macquarie Asset Management

Bancolombia, Banco De Bogotá, Banco De Occidente and Instituto para el Desarrollo De Antioquia

John Laing Group

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

La Peninsular Compañia Constructora, sucursal Colombia

Bancolombia, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional – FDN, and Compartimento a del Fondo De Capital Privado FCP Deuda Infraestructura II Sura – Credicorp Capital

Termoeléctrica El Tesorito

Work highlights

  • Advised Macquarie Asset Management on the acquisition of 50% of Odinsa’s stake in Bogotá and Quito Airports for approximately $310m, among other matters.
  • Advised Bancolombia, Banco de Bogotá, Banco de Occidente and Instituto para el Desarrollo de Antioquia on a financing of up to $332m to finance a cash out, the payment of the outstanding debt and to pay project costs of the Vías del Nus toll-road project.
  • Advised John Laing Group on the acquisition of two electric bus concessions in Bogotá from Somos K and Ashmore Andean Fund II.

Colombia > Labour and employment Tier 5

Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa leverages its internationally oriented full-service offering to specialise in representing large domestic and multinational corporations on recruitment, transactional support and compliance matters. Less frequently, it also handles labour litigation, including judicial and administrative proceedings. Department head Diana Zuleta is equipped to advise on labour, social security and corporate immigration law — both contentious and non-contentious. Associate Juan Pablo Prócel is also noted for his activity in labour and social security work. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

Diana Zuleta

Key clients

Burger King

Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Asset Management








Apergy Usa Inc, Colombia branch (Champion X)



Unity Technologies

Comercial Papelera

Tecnológica Colombia

Stanley Black & Decker

Cornershop Colombia



Maple Respiratory

Work highlights

  • Advised Pandora on the engagement of personnel to start activities in Colombia.
  • Advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V on labour matters connected to its acquisition of 50% of Odinsa’s road concession business in Colombia.
  • Advised Patria Investments on labour matters related to the acquisition of the Santana-Mocoa-Neiva (Ruta al Sur) toll road project.

Colombia > TMT Tier 5

Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & de la Rosa has experience in advising technology, media and telecoms clients on transactions, regulatory issues and data protection law. IP and data protection partner María Claudia Martínez heads the department and is well versed in advising corporations on privacy matters, including administrative investigations before the Data Protection Authority. The team also includes senior associate Natalia Fernández, who provides support on a mix of competition, data protection and consumer law matters. Since publication, the firm has left the DLA Piper network to which it previously belonged - effective as of May 2024.

Practice head(s):

María Claudia Martínez


The team is focused on client needs and makes the effort to understand the client’s business to deliver the job.

María Claudia Martínez and compliance associate Felipe Rodríguez are the people with whom I had the most contact; they always showed a great knowledge about the legal aspects and they are up-to-date with life sciences matters.

Key clients

Ola Financial Technologies

Open English


Black Hawk

Pin Drop



LG Electronics

Cornershop Colombia

Advent International Colombia


RCN Radio

Farrow Ventures

El Tiempo




Work highlights

  • Advising Amazon on assessing the compliance request necessary to commercialise products produced in Colombia.
  • Advising Viasat on the use of the radio spectrum associated with satellite telecoms services.

Managing Partner: Camilo Martínez Beltrán

Number of partners: 21

Number of lawyers: 85

Firm Overview: Martínez Quintero Mendoza González Laguado & De La Rosa is a leading law firm in Colombia. With a full-service offer, we provide high-value advice to our clients thanks to a first-class team that has been recognized nationally and internationally for its professional excellence. We have extensive experience representing public and private entities with their legal needs in any industry and regardless of their location.

The professional careers and extensive experience of the lawyers within the Firm allow us to have a very qualified team of renowned individuals capable of providing a unique representation to clients. We handle matters in virtually every country in the region, spanning every industry sector in which our clients operate.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance: The Firm advises over 30% of the banking institution that have presence in Colombia, on an ongoing basis in regulatory matters and transactions. The Firm is also permanently involved in advising foreign financial institutions on how to do business in Colombia, as well as representing international clients before governmental authorities.

Capital Markets: The Firm possesses a deep understanding of the laws, regulations and practices governing the securities market, allowing us to advise both local and foreign clients on the structuring, placement, negotiation, and acquisition of various financial instruments in domestic and international markets. These instruments include bond and equity issuances through public offerings and/or private placements, securitizations, investment funds, and various derivative products.  We are highly recognized worldwide due to our success in complex transactions involving financial instruments and regulations from different jurisdictions.

Corporate Law and Corporate Governance: The Firm offers customized corporate governance and litigation strategies configured to address the specific needs of each client and the complexities of each dispute. We have been key actors in the context of the resolution of major corporate disputes in Colombia in recent years. Our rate of success has consolidated our national and international recognition in the field of corporate conflicts. We handle cases effectively and provide continuous support in the assessment and mitigation of the risks associated with each dispute. We are also specialized in structuring and implementing statutory schemes, shareholder agreements and strategies for participation in meetings of corporate bodies to anticipate, prevent and resolve conflicts. We advise local and international clients in all segments of their corporate activities to ensure the efficient operation of their business.

Competition Law & Consumer Protection: The Firm provides legal advice on competition law, including merger and acquisition clearance, restrictive business practices, unfair competition, and consumer protection. The team has extensive experience in advising companies, organizations, and consumers on competition and consumer protection issues. We have led the defence of important industries such as sugar and banking, obtaining governmental guarantees in the context of unfair competition practices investigations, and governmental integration approvals in key sectors. We have also represented companies in litigation for unfair market practices.

Additionally, we offer preventive advice to help our clients establish policies and practices that protect consumer rights and avoid risks or controversies, thereby ensuring the optimal operation of their businesses.

Compliance: The Firm has extensive experience in implementing corporate governance and legal risk prevention systems as well as in regulatory compliance monitoring and crisis management. Recognizing the interconnection of Compliance issues across various regulatory areas, from money laundering to data protection, competition, environment, labour, and human rights, we provide comprehensive support to design and implement mechanisms that prevent legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance.

 Crisis Management: The Firm provides services in addressing highly sensitive emergent or contingent situations due to their economic, reputational, operational, or business impact. We are readily available to assess the scope of the contingencies and to formulate strategies that enable our clients to mitigate expected impacts and to come up with solutions in the short, medium, and long term. We also have external advisors on media, image management and public relations (PR).

Data Protection: The Firm offers extensive experience in advising clients from various industries on the creation and implementation of data protection policies and best practices. In addition to designing compliance policies for personal data regimes, we provide guidance on their implementation and offer corporate training on data protection and relevant regulatory updates.

We represent national and foreign companies in administrative investigations by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce related to any alleged violation of the data protection legal regime in Colombia.

Energy & Natural Resources:  The team has extensive experience advising all stakeholders within Colombia’s energy markets, including companies, developers, financiers, investors, state entities, and other relevant parties. Our Firm guides clients through various aspects, including supply agreement development, access to distribution networks and transportation systems, tax strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and day-to-day operational support. Additionally, we represent industry clients in regulatory proceedings, offer guidance on regulatory compliance, facilitate environmental licensing, conduct prior consultations, structure projects, and negotiate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Environmental & Sustainable Development: The Firm specializes in providing legal advice to the clients on environmental regulatory matters, sustainable use and exploitation of natural resources and structuring projects of various types, with special emphasis on the energy, chemical, pharmaceutical, agro-industrial, manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure sectors.

Infrastructure & Transportation, Projects and Public Law: The Firm advises clients on three fundamental pillars that guide our practice: the legal structuring of projects, government contracting in conjunction with public and administrative law, and transactions related to infrastructure projects, all within the framework of strategic and comprehensive thinking.

International Arbitration:  Our specialized team in International Arbitration has collaborated with some of the most prestigious law firms worldwide, enabling us to provide our clients with top-tier advice, complemented by a profound understanding of the local environment. This aspect is essential for achieving a successful resolution of international disputes. We have extensive experience in large-scale disputes spanning various economic sectors and represent both multinational corporations and sovereign states.

Intellectual Property: The Firm offers comprehensive guidance across all facets of intellectual property and technology. We assist our clients in the protection, defense, and monetization of their industrial and intellectual assets as well as in the formation and leveraging of their technological assets, particularly trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, technical know-how, and databases special rights. Our expertise lies in designing strategies that are aligned with the business objectives of our clients in various technological and industrial sectors.

Insurance & Torts:  Our team offers extensive experience in judicial, arbitration and corporate counselling for entities in the insurance and reinsurance sector at a local and international level. We have a legal team specialized in examining the elements of liability, that allows us to structure and come up with comprehensive actions and defences for the benefit of our clients in connection with indemnity claims before the jurisdiction or proposals against them.

Labour & Immigration Law: The Labour team offers comprehensive advice to both national and international clients covering a wide variety of profiles ranging from entrepreneurs to large multinational companies with presence in Colombia. We strive to establish effective collaborations in all areas and sectors where they carry out their regular business activities.

We offer proactive advice aimed at identifying solutions and strategies to mitigate risks and improve efficiency in personnel management.

Litigation & Arbitration:  Our Firm has an outstanding track record representing local and international clients in complex disputes covering diverse areas of business law, such as corporate, public, commercial, tax, insurance, competition law and administrative matters, among others. We are recognised at the international level from having been key actors in some of the most complex arbitration disputes in Colombia in recent years,

With extensive experience in domestic and international commercial arbitration, we focus on reducing the uncertainty associated with commercial disputes by designing and implementing innovative strategies for the resolution and effective management of cases.

M&A: The Firm is one of the top-tier law firms in Colombia in mergers and acquisitions, both local and international, transfer of assets, joint ventures and strategic alliances, due diligence, corporate reorganizations, leverage buyouts, privatizations, shareholders’ agreements, and business integration processes. Client portfolio includes the main and most sophisticated private equity funds undertaking deals in Latin America, as well as some of the most representative economic groups of the country and multinational companies.

Oil & Gas: Our specialized team designs and carries out operations at the national and international level, providing full support in all areas of the industry, from exploration and production to distribution and commercialization. We stand out for our deep understanding of the business, its legal framework, stakeholders and regulatory authorities.

With an efficient and practical approach, we provide comprehensive assistance in decision-making processes offering constant support and becoming an essential strategic ally for the successful, effective and sustainable performance of operations.

Real Estate: The Firm has a wealth of experience in the legal structuring and negotiation of complex transactions in the real estate sector. From the initial structuring phase to the implementation phase, we provide comprehensive support throughout the entire project lifecycle. We have advised our clients on major real estate transactions nationwide, including the acquisition and purchase of shopping malls, multifamily projects, construction of shopping malls as well as the acquisition of road and port concessions. We also offer urban planning advisory services by conducting due diligence and studies of urban regulations to ensure the viability of projects and providing legal advice on the process of obtaining and defending substantial urban planning instruments.

Restructuring & Insolvency: The Firm provides advice on corporate transactions, liability restructuring instruments, and recovery or liquidation proceedings. Grounded in an economic, business, and financial perspective, our practice serves as a potent tool for clients, be they debtors or creditors, in navigating pre-insolvency and insolvency scenarios. We seek to identify opportunities and reduce costs associated with these events by putting forward efficient and creative solutions that add value to companies in financial difficulties or to their creditors. We also structure guarantee schemes to facilitate credit and promote cross-border insolvency proceedings, representing companies in insolvency, their managers, owners, creditors, and investors.

Tax: The Firm provides advice to Colombian and foreign parties on both domestic and international tax issues, for purposes such as transaction structuring, foreign investment (both inbound and outbound), corporate taxation and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals. Further, the Firm has considerable experience regarding tax litigation, both at administrative and judicial stages.

Languages: Spanish, English, French.

Clients: The Firm’s clients are the largest companies in Colombia as well as international enterprises doing business in Colombia. A list of representative local and international clients is provided upon request.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Camilo Martínez (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Andrés González (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Camila del Villar (+571) 317 47 20
Partner César Cermeño (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Darío Laguado (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Diana Zuleta (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Felipe Aristizabal (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Felipe Quintero fquintero@mqmgld.comn (+571) 317 47 20
Partner José Miguel Mendoza (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Juan Manuel De La Rosa (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Juan Pablo Amaya (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Johanna Cajigas (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Julián Solorza (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Laura Galeano (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Lucas Arboleda (+571) 317 47 20
Partner María Claudia Martínez (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Nicolás Polanía (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Olga Lucía Ramírez (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Sebastián Lora (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Sergio Londoño (+571) 317 47 20
Partner Sergio Rojas (+571) 317 47 20
Photo Name Position Profile
Ricardo Alarcón photo Ricardo Alarcón Ricardo is an Associate Director in the International Arbitration practice area.
Juan Pablo Amaya photo Juan Pablo Amaya Juan Pablo is a Partner in the Corporate Law practice area.
Lucas Arboleda photo Lucas Arboleda Lucas is a Partner in the Energy & Natural Resources practice area.
Felipe Aristizábal photo Felipe Aristizábal Felipe is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Law…
Maria Alejandra  Cabrera photo Maria Alejandra Cabrera María Alejandra is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Conflicts practice area.
Johanna Cajigas photo Johanna Cajigas Johanna is a Partner in the Oil & Gas practice area.
César Camilo Cermeño photo César Camilo Cermeño César is Partner of the Tax and Tax Litigation practice areas.
Daniela Duarte photo Daniela Duarte Daniela is a Senior Associate in the Corporate / M&A practice area.
Natalia Fernández photo Natalia Fernández Natalia is a Senior Associate in the Competition Law & Consumer Protection,…
Laura Galeano photo Laura Galeano Laura is a Partner in the Tax Law practice area.
Juan Carlos Gambín photo Juan Carlos Gambín Juan Carlos is an Associate Director in the Corporate M&A practice area.
Carlos Góngora photo Carlos Góngora Carlos is an Associate Director in the M&A and Capital Markets practice…
Andrés González photo Andrés González Andrés is a Partner in the Tax and Estate Planning practice area…
Carlos  Guzmán photo Carlos Guzmán Carlos is a Senior Associate in the Banking & Finance and Project…
Sergio Londoño photo Sergio Londoño Sergio is a Partner in the Corporate Law practice area.
Sebastián Lora photo Sebastián Lora Sebastian is a partner in the Banking & Finance and Project Finance…
Camilo Martínez Beltrán photo Camilo Martínez Beltrán Camilo was elected Managing Partner in 2015 and since then has led…
María Claudia Martínez Beltrán photo María Claudia Martínez Beltrán María Claudia is a partner in the Competition, Data Protection, Compliance and Intellectual Property…
José Miguel Mendoza photo José Miguel Mendoza José Miguel is a partner in the Corporate Conflicts and Energy &…
Daniela Pinilla Méndez photo Daniela Pinilla Méndez Daniela is an Associate in the Environmental & Sustainable Development practice area.
Nicolás Polanía photo Nicolás Polanía Nicolás is a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency practice area.
Sebastián Pomárico photo Sebastián Pomárico Sebastián is an Associate in the Banking & Finance and Corporate M&A…
Felipe Quintero photo Felipe Quintero Felipe is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Law…
Olga Lucía Ramírez photo Olga Lucía Ramírez Olga is a Partner in the Infrastructure, Projects & Public Law practice.
Sergio Rojas photo Sergio Rojas Sergio is a Partner in the Insurance & Torts and Litigation &…
Julián Solorza photo Julián Solorza Julián is a partner in the Litigation & Arbitration practice area.
Juan Camilo Varón photo Juan Camilo Varón Juan Camilo is an Associate Director in the Banking & Finance and…
Juan Carlos Vinasco photo Juan Carlos Vinasco Juan Carlos is an Associate Director in the Tax Law and Tax…
Diana Zuleta photo Diana Zuleta Diana is a partner in the Labour & Employment Law practice area.
Juan Manuel de la Rosa photo Juan Manuel de la Rosa Juan Manuel is Partner of the Corporate M&A and Banking & Finance…
Camila del Villar photo Camila del Villar Camila is a Partner in the Environmental Law & Sustainable Development practice…
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Lucas Arboleda, Director of the Energy & Natural Resources Practice

What do you see as the main points that differentiate DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán from your competitors?

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán stands out in the market for embracing change, whether political or legal, helping our clients to find the best strategy and avoiding as much as possible any impact that the new circumstances may generate. The main thing is to identify the change and with great attention to detail and dedication we provide what the client is looking for and needs from a business point of view.

Clients look to the DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán team for the ability to seek and find the best path that will allow them to develop their business.

We have a team of lawyers with sufficient and outstanding experience to contribute all their knowledge to provide an efficient and quality service. Also, DLA Piper Latin America’s Team offers full-service business legal counsel to domestic and multinational companies with interests in and operations throughout the region. Our integrated approach to serving clients combines local knowledge with the resources of the DLA Piper global platform. With over 400 lawyers practicing throughout Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico, our teams frequently work with our professionals throughout the LatAm region, Iberian Peninsula, and around the globe to ensure our clients receive the depth of service they require to meet their legal and business objectives.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Despite the economic recovery we continue to have a high demand in labor, restructuring and insolvency matters, however we see that other practice areas are also in high demand. One that is worth highlighting is infrastructure, which will undoubtedly be part of the engines that will lead Colombia to recover from the ravages of the pandemic, however, all the firm’s practices will grow materially. In any event, the dispute resolution, corporate (M&A) and tax practices stand out.

Additionally, environmental law is a practice that will have a preponderant importance in the future because society is demanding it and the new government will have to continue to evolve along this path. Therefore, we started 2022 with the opening of this area in the firm and with the incorporation of María Camila del Villar as its director.

We are working on the largest projects, and we are also very active in large infrastructure projects in the country. Our client base has grown exponentially, thanks to our impeccable work and consequently the team is also growing because of the trust our clients place in us”.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

The pandemic allowed us and accelerated the process of implementing changes that sought to benefit clients through alternatives and strategies that would work for the development of their businesses and avoid possible consequences.

One of the key changes that the firm has implemented is the use of technological platforms for the preparation of documents and the maintenance of document versions, allowing clients to have control of their information and of the negotiation stages involved. Additionally, we have adopted virtual meetings, whose main purpose today after the pandemic is to make meetings with clients more diligent, short, and concise, seeking maximum effectiveness in the client’s time.

The above has allowed us to develop internal policies, implement new technological tools and most importantly adapt to change for the benefit of all our clients.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Our clients’ expectations for service and responsiveness have changed significantly as technology has gotten more integrated into daily life and as society has become more fast-paced. We can see that new technology, including artificial intelligence and case management software, may eliminate or drastically reduce the number of pointless time-consuming chores. This frees up time that can be used to better serve and support clients. But in addition to freeing up hours, technology also makes it possible to improve client interactions and the customer experience.

In that regard, DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán is structuring and carrying out activities through its innovation under the direction of DLA Piper Global and in accordance with the invention and disruptive guidelines that characterize the DLA Piper brand globally.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

In DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán, we are constantly striving to find the best solution and strategy that allows the client to move forward and add value to their business; this will always be our goal. An example of our invaluable work is the project we are currently working on with Massy Energy Colombia S.A. for the merger of three LPG companies. The structure of this merger has never been done in Colombia, considering the specific regulatory issues that we had to tackle and the public and private entities that had to be convinced that the structure worked and complied with the applicable regulation.

To achieve this, we had to structure an innovative solution that implied a new interpretation of the applicable law which we had to demonstrate was more in line with the public policy issued by the Government. For that matter, we had to involve entities of the National Government, as well as Ecopetrol (the biggest oil and gas company in Colombia), the Regulatory Commission of Gas and Energy, and the Superintendence of Public Utilities, among others.

This case demonstrated that DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán is not only a conventional law firm but also a strategic ally for our clients, considering that our services include, among others, strategic advice and interaction with different actors of public and private nature to achieve results that go beyond mere legal advice.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

We have experienced that our clients nowadays are looking for law firms to advise them not only on legal issues but rather for an integral counsel, which should include new business opportunities. In that sense, we believe that our law firm is already changing to provide our clients with a platform that could offer them not only legal services but also opportunities and alternatives to expand their business, which of course, should be complemented with innovative legal services.

In that sense, we believe it will be most important in the coming years to have a sophisticated technological platform where our clients can access all the potential opportunities identified by the law firm. This platform should include, for example, a project pipeline that could be attractive to our clients. Also, this tool should facilitate our clients to find opportunities not only among themselves but also with other agents for which strategic alliances could be made, for example, with investment banks and public entities.

In three years, we see DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán being the leader in the Colombian market in all practice areas, with exponential growth as we have been doing for more than two years, because we want to be not only legal advisors but also strategic allies.

Andrés González, Partner

Andres González explains how the firm has been doing in the past years and his vision for the coming ones.


1) What do you see as the main points that differentiate DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán from your competitors?

DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán distinguishes itself from the competitors through a combination of unique qualities and a client-centric approach.

Our work environment sets us apart significantly. Unlike many firms that place a heavy emphasis on billing targets and measuring lawyer productivity by billable hours, we foster a collaborative and supportive atmosphere. There is no undue pressure on our legal professionals to constantly sell services. Instead, we encourage teamwork and cross-functional interaction among our various practice areas. This collaborative belief allows us to seamlessly integrate solutions across different legal domains, ensuring that our clients receive the best and most complete advice.

Our Partners bring a wealth of diverse experiences to the table, which is another important differentiator. Many of our Partners have not only been part of other renown law firms but have also held positions in various public and private organizations. This extensive background includes serving as Deputy Ministers, Judges and GC’s.

One of the key aspects that also sets us apart is the trust we have built with our clients. Additional to the traditional legal consultation, our clients often turn to us for strategic advice that extends beyond legal issues. They trust us with their most critical business decisions, knowing that we bring a unique blend of legal expertise and real-world experience to the table.

Furthermore, we are part of one of the world’s largest full-service law firm networks, which allows us to extend our services across borders and refer clients to trusted partners in our network when they require legal assistance in other countries. Our ability to provide seamless international support is a significant advantage that sets us apart.

In essence, DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán’s distinctiveness is rooted in its collaborative culture, diverse and experienced partner base, trusted advisory role, and global reach. We prioritize client needs, ensuring that they receive comprehensive, strategic, and globally connected legal services that surpass the conventional offerings of many law firms.


2) Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Over the past year, we have observed significant growth in several key practice areas, and we anticipate that this trend will continue over the next 12 months. This growth is primarily driven by evolving client needs and specific factors tied to the country’s development trajectory.

The practice areas set for growth include Energy and Natural Resources, ESG, Environmental and Sustainability Law, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, and Labour and Tax-related matters. These last two areas are influenced, in part, by Colombia’s ongoing tax reform and upcoming labour legislation changes.

Renewable energy is expected to maintain its growth trajectory, driven by global interest in sustainable energy sources and Colombia’s strategic appeal for investment in this sector. The transition to cleaner energy sources and stricter environmental regulations further stimulates this anticipated growth.

In addition, there is a rising demand for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) advisory services. This demand is driven by several reasons, including financial implications tied to ESG criteria for corporations, as companies failing to meet these standards encounter challenges when seeking credit and higher capital costs.

The heightened awareness of environmental concerns and the impact of environmental degradation has led to increased activity within environmental law. Social demands for justice, sustainability, and ecosystems protection are propelling legal actions and policy changes, reflecting a noticeable trend towards the implementation of robust ESG criteria. Sustainable investments, green bonds, blue bonds, and biodiversity credits have gained prominence in international investment funds.

Given prevailing economic challenges, there will also be a continued need for dispute resolution and arbitration services. Businesses require assistance in negotiating differences arising from contractual relationships, addressing corporate crises, and navigating both national and international litigation and arbitration proceedings.

In summary, the projected growth of these practice areas in the upcoming year is shaped by economic, environmental, and social factors. These factors underscore the evolving landscape of business and legal priorities, with a growing emphasis on sustainability, compliance, and corporate governance.


3) What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

In response to the evolving sociopolitical and economic situation in our country over the past two years, we have proactively adapted and fortified our legal services to better serve our clients.

One of the most significant changes we have made to enhance client benefits is the strategic reinforcement of our practice areas. Specifically, we have sharpened our focus on key sectors, such as Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Oil & Gas and Tax, among others. To fortify these areas, we have incorporated outstanding lawyers with extensive industry knowledge and hands-on experience.

Our strategic hiring of experts in these practices, enables us to provide clients with tailored solutions that not only meet legal requirements but also align strategically with current market conditions. This approach empowers us to navigate regulatory landscapes effectively and address unique challenges faced by our clients in these industries.


4) Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Certainly, technology is influencing the way we engage with our clients and the range of services we can offer them. DLA Piper, on a global scale, has made a substantial investment in acquiring the services of CoCounsel, an artificial intelligence tool developed by OpenAI Technology, the same creators behind ChatGPT. This tool is designed to support, rather than replace, the work of lawyers in their legal advisory roles.

The use of this tool is expected to result in more efficient and comprehensive client advisement by enabling lawyers to focus on more strategic and creative aspects of the advisory, which, in turn, can enhance the quality of services and decision-making.


5) Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

One standout case was our advisory in the complex transaction involving the IPO initiated by the Gilinski Group to acquire Grupo Nutresa. This was a landmark transaction, and our role was crucial in ensuring a successful outcome.

What makes this case particularly noteworthy is the scale and significance of the transaction. It can be considered one of the largest controversies in the country’s history within the realm of the stock exchange market. The involvement of multiple parties, complex legal intricacies, and high stakes made this an exceptionally challenging undertaking.

Through meticulous legal analysis, strategic counsel, and effective negotiation skills, we successfully guided the process to a mutually beneficial resolution. Our ability to navigate this multifaceted transaction and facilitate an agreement that satisfied both parties underscores the depth of expertise and collaborative approach our firm brings to complex legal matters.


6) Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Clients are increasingly seeking stability and strategic direction from their law firms, extending beyond purely legal matters. We have observed a growing trend in clients turning to us for strategic advisory services, building deeper and more meaningful relationships as a result.

Our vision for the firm in the next three years centres on continued responsible growth and further alignment with our clients’ evolving needs. We are dedicated to strengthening our practice areas to better serve our clients’ requirements, ensuring that we remain a trusted partner in their strategic endeavours. In essence, our firm’s future is rooted in stability, strategic direction, and a persistent commitment to delivering exceptional value to our clients.