Gigliana Rivero Ramírez > Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Work Department

Projects, TMT and Public Law.


Senior Associate


Gigliana Rivero is a Cum Laude attorney from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela, licensed to exercise as lawyer in Colombia and in Venezuela. Gigliana has a Masters´ degree in Telecommunications and Information Technologies from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (2003); Masters´ degree in Economy and Public Services Regulation from Universidad de Barcelona, Spain (2001) and postgraduate studies in Constitutional Law and Political Sciences from Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales de Madrid, Spain (2002).

Since she joined the Firm in 2009, she has been a key member of the legal team for important projects, such as the PPP of six regional airports in Colombia (Northeast Airports), the merger of Colombia Telecomunicaciones and Telefónica Móviles; the PPP Contracts for Tegucigalpa (Honduras) BRT, the design of the PPP Guidelines for the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI), the legal advisory for PPP projects in roads, museums, and public libraries.

Recently, Gigliana was part of the team who advised the ICT Ministry in the structuring and procuring of the new registry operator contract for the Colombian top level domain .co, as well as in the auction of IMT radio spectrum in the 700, 1900 and 2500 MHz frequency bands.



Spanish, English


Lawyer. Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela.

LLM in Telecommunications Law. Carlos III University, Madrid. 2003.

Master in Economy and Public Services Regulation. Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Projects

Highlighted by sources as ‘the best in terms of PPP project structuring’, Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados also finds favour for its ability to ‘provide the client with comprehensive project advice from all points of view’. The deep and broad team is equally adept at advising private and public sector participants in major projects, with a strong record in the rail, road, public utilities and port sectors. Álvaro Durán is widely revered as a leading light for projects; he recently acted alongside Carlos Andrés Sánchez to advise BID Invest on the structuring of the Magdalena River Waterway Project. Jorge Gabriel Taboada is also a senior name; he paired up with Álvaro Gasca to represent the consortium (formed by Patria Investments and Mercantil Colpatria) responsible for the development of the Malla Vial del Valle road project. The team also draws upon a talented pool of associates, including Felipe HerreraGigliana Rivero Ramirez and Edgardo Maya.

Colombia > TMT

(Rising stars)

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A regulatory powerhouse for TMT matters, Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados is a popular choice to advise major telecoms, media, TV and technology companies on regulations, product development, data protection and contentious issues. The two-partner team is co-led by London-based Carlos Andrés Sánchez García, who provides ongoing advice to Microsoft, Hughes Network Systems and Palantir Technologies on regulatory matters, together with Álvaro Mauricio Durán Leal, whose infrastructure expertise lends itself to involvement in strategic telecoms and technology projects of national significance. Additionally, senior associate Gigliana Rivero Ramirez is recommended for her focus on communications, public law and infrastructure.