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 > Dispute resolution > Arbitration

Regularly engaged by public and private companies, Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados’ team is oriented towards arbitral disputes concerning public contacts. The wider firm’s top tier projects and public law offerings come into play here, with the group particularly active in infrastructure cases, including road, public transport, and real estate-related matters. Managing partner and department head Jorge Gabriel Taboada leverages his extensive public law expertise to specialise in projects-related disputes. The team also includes associate Sofía Leguizamón, who has a focus on dispute resolution. Associate Camila Angulo left for Baker McKenzie S.A.S. in January 2023.

Colombia > Projects

(Leading individuals)

Jorge Gabriel TaboadaDurán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados’ impressive track record in major infrastructure projects scores highly with sources, who appreciate its ‘rapid ability to analyse a project’. The broad practice stands out for its adept handling of projects across all key infrastructure classes, including recent strong showings in rail, roads, healthcare, airport, and water and sanitation, among other market segments. High-profile specialist Álvaro Durán brings to bear pioneering experience in many of the country’s landmark infrastructure matters; he is currently leading the firm’s advice to Empresa de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Bogotá on the structuring of the $1.3bn Canoas Wastewater Treatment Plant PPP. A former general director of economic regulation for the Ministry of Finance, Jorge Gabriel Taboada is also highly regarded. Other key contacts include Álvaro Gasca, who is particularly recognised for his experience in urban transportation projects. The group additionally draws on a deep bench of experinced senior associates, including Edgardo Maya, Sebastián Duque, Carlos Andrés Sarasti, Daniela Mejía and Felipe Herrera. Former senior Gigliana Rivero Ramirez  left the firm in July 2023, as did partner Carlos Andrés Sánchez.

Colombia > Public law

(Leading individuals)

Jorge Gabriel TaboadaDurán & Osorio Abogados Asociados

Satisfied clients of Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados say it stands out for its ‘extensive knowledge of public law and private law’, which equips it to ‘solve public problems and propose viable solutions’. The group is additionally distinguished by its record in representing major government agencies and state-owned enterprises at home and abroad, including ANI, Ecopetrol and the UK’s Crossrail International. Álvaro Mauricio Durán Leal is a go-to public law specialist and recently advised IDB on the development of a framework analysing the different contractual functions of the contracts for the First Line of the Bogotá Metro and the Second Line of the Lima Metro. Durán co-heads the department alongside Jorge Gabriel Taboada, who is highly regarded for infrastructure and litigation; London-based projects expert Carlos Andrés Sánchez García; and Álvaro Gasca, who is particularly active in the PPP sphere. Senior associate Felipe Herrera provides capable support.