Jorge Gabriel Taboada > Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Work Department

Projects, Energy and Mining, Public Law, Utilities, Litigation.




Gabriel is partner director of Durán & Osorio Abogados, which he founded in 1995. With more than 30 years of extensive experience he has an exceptional background in infrastructure, government agencies, utilities, public law, public transportation projects, energy and mining, and litigation. He also served in the Colombian government as Securities Superintendent –the general director of the Colombian capital market watchdog-, managing director of INURBE -a Colombian public agency in charge of affordable and social housing policy-, and as general director of economic regulation for the Ministry of Finance, and general director of banking for the Superintendency of Banks.

Gabriel holds a J.D. from Universidad de los Andes -Colombia-, two graduate degrees in financial law and in banking, and an MPA from Harvard University.


Spanish, English


He is arbiter in the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá -CCB-. and is also a member of the National Commission of Experts in Infrastructure, a high-level consulting body created by the Colombian government in 2019 to support the design and implementation of infrastructure and transport policies in the country.


Lawyer. Universidad de los Andes

Post – graduate Financial Law. Universidad de Los Andes. 1998.

Master in Public Administration. Harvard University. 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Projects

(Leading individuals)

Jorge Gabriel TaboadaDurán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

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 > Public law

(Leading individuals)

Jorge Gabriel TaboadaDurán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados is held up by sources as the firm with ‘the most experience in advising the Colombian State in public infrastructure projects‘. The team acts for an impressive roster of public-sector entities, including the Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura and Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, and it also advises leading domestic and multinational companies on government contracts. Álvaro Mauricio Durán Leal is sought after for his record in infrastructure projects; he is advising Servicio Geológico Colombiano on a joint strategic project with the National University of Colombia to develop a geological research centre. Jorge Gabriel Taboada handles a range of public law matters, with particular expertise in dispute resolution. Gustavo Osorio is noted for public budget and contractual issues. Álvaro Gasca and Carlos Andrés Sánchez García are highlighted together for their ‘ability to resolve important and transcendent legal matters‘.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Arbitration

New entrant to the ranking, Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados leverages its top-tier positions in projects and public law to garner a steady stream of infrastructure-related arbitrations. Clients are drawn from both the private and public sectors, with Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) and the National Roads Institute (INVIAS) both on the department’s books. Managing partner Jorge Gabriel Taboada  is recommended for his expertise in disputes with a significant public law dimension. Junior associates Sofía Leguizamón  and Camila Angulo  provide specialist dispute resolution support.