Mr Gustavo Pardo Ardila > Holland & Knight > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Holland & Knight
Carrera 7 # 71-21
Torre A, Piso 8
Bogotá, DC, Colombia

Work Department

Tax | Corporate Tax | International Tax




Gustavo Pardo Ardila is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office. Mr. Pardo focuses his practice on a variety of tax issues in Colombia. He advises clients on various tax and legal matters, including tax planning, corporate, foreign exchange, tax litigation and controversy.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Pardo owned Gustavo Pardo & Associates, a boutique law firm that focused on tax and tax litigation. In addition, Mr. Pardo has more than 30 years of experience, 21 of them working within the tax industry at the Colombia offices of several major international accounting firms. He was a tax managing partner with Ernst & Young in Colombia up to 2012, before opening his own law firm.

Mr. Pardo is the director of the Tax Planning Program at the Colombian Tax Law Institute (ICDT). He also is a professor of tax courses and tax programs at some universities throughout Colombia. In addition, Mr. Pardo completed the Kellogg School of Management program in 2009.


English / Spanish


  • Colombian Tax Law Institute (ICDT), Directors Committee, 2015-Present
  • ICDT, Observatory of Tax Jurisprudence, Co-Founder, 2010; Co-Director, 2010-2014; Director, 2015-2018; Co-Director, 2019-Present


  • Universidad Externado de Colombia, J.D.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Gustavo Pardo ArdilaHolland & Knight

Holland & Knight’s tax group remains in growth mode, following the June 2022 arrivals of Gustavo Pardo Ardila and associate José Alejandro Vivas — who both joined from Pardo’s former boutique Gustavo Pardo y Asociados. The tax team was further augmented in May 2023 with the firm’s absorption of Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez (CCG). Among the new additions is senior counsel Juan Camilo Riveira, who was director of the tax practice at his former firm. The department continues to make inroads into the market, due to its broad experience in transactional tax, tax planning, and tax litigation, with an orientation towards investment structuring between Colombia and the US. Pardo co-heads the department together with tax litigator Juan Carlos Valencia and transactional tax partner Rafael Lafont.