Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) > Bogota, Colombia > Firm Profile

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)
CALLE 67 NO. 7-35
OF. 1204

Colombia > Banking and finance Tier 1

Fielding a destination banking and finance practice, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) handles the full spectrum of matters, with particularly strong expertise in cross-border asset finance, corporate finance and regulatory issues. The team’s enviable client roster includes domestic and global lenders —including state-owned banks— as well as major corporate borrowers, which mark it is a go-to team for event-driven, multi-jurisdictional mandates. In a recent example, department head Ricardo Fandiño acted as local counsel to Patagonia Holdco and CenturyLink Colombia in the capital markets and bank financing to support the acquisition of Lumen Technologies across different Latin American jurisdictions. In another cross-border mandate, José Luis Suárez acted as local counsel to a syndicate of five lenders on a $650m financing for Nu Colombia, Nu BN Servicios México, and Nu Holdings. The deep bench also draws on the senior experience of Daniel Londoño, whose previous professional experience includes a stint at Inter-American Investment Corporation, and capital markets specialist Adriana Moreno. At the senior associate level, Jimena González is noted for project finance and structured finance; Catalina Prieto has an emphasis on corporate finance and project finance; and Daniel Flórez maintains a focus on banking and capital markets. In December 2022, senior associate Tonia Orozco left to join the Development Bank of Latin America.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Fandiño

Key clients




Citigroup Global Markets Inc., SMBC, Scotia Bank

JPMorgan Chase Bank

The Bank of Nova Scotia


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group

Banco Davivienda

Itaú Corpbanca Colombia

Concesionaria Vial del Pacífico

IWL River Inc

Fondo de Capital Privado Inmobiliario Salud Compartimento 1

Bayport Colombia

Deetken Asset Management Inc

Glenfarne Group


Grupo Pegasus

Gramercy Funds Management


Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (IADB)

Work highlights

  • Advised the Bank of Nova Scotia and SMBC, as the lenders, on a $1bn loan to Ecopetrol.
  • Acted as local counsel to a syndicate of banks (comprising Citigroup Global Markets, Citibank Colombia, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc, Goldman Sachs International Bank, and HSBC) on a $650m financing for Nu Colombia, Nu BN Servicios México, and Nu Holdings.
  • Advised the Bank of Nova Scotia, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Citibank International Banking Facility, Banco de Sabadell, and Bank of China (Panama Branch), as the lenders, on a $509m loan to Grupo Energía Bogotá.

Colombia > Capital markets Tier 1

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) fields an integrated banking, finance and capital markets practice that counts major Colombian and multinational issuers and underwriters among its representative clients. Despite the general market slowdown, the team was involved in several headline-grabbing mandates during 2022/2023. Most notably, department head Ricardo Fandiño, advised the underwriters (Citigroup Global Markets, JP Morgan Securities, Santander Investment Securities, and Scotia Capital) regarding Ecopetrol’s $2bn bond offering. Other senior figures include Daniel Londoño, who acted as local counsel to Credivalores-Crediservicios on a $300m notes issuance on the international market, as well as Medellín office head Adriana Moreno, and firm managing partner José Luis Suárez. The practice also houses a strong second line of senior associates, including Catalina Prieto Núñez, Jimena González Alarcón and Daniel Flórez Linero. In November 2022, senior associate Tonia Orozco left to join the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Fandiño


The lawyers that compose the team operate at an excellent professional and personal level, which gives us confidence in their advice. They are clear and precise in their assessments and demonstrate deep knowledge and analysis in relation to our issues.

The team is always willing to support us and return a call or email in a timely manner. Its rates are very competitive, unlike those handled by other offices that are usually well above what is expected or what fits our budget.

Lawyers are always willing to resolve our concerns, to return a call or a message very promptly. Unlike other firms, we feel very close to them on a day-to-day basis. They are generally very clear and precise in their answers, which saves us time and the need to ask for additional explanations.

Key clients



Credit Suisse Securities (USA), JP Morgan Securities, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank


Citigroup Global Markets, SMBC, Scotia Bank

Banco Davivienda


Inter-American Investment Corporation (IDB Invest)

Emso Asset Management



Wells Fargo Securities

Cemex España

Instituto Colombiano de Crédito Educativo y Estudios Técnicos en el Exterior ‘Mariano Ospina Pérez’ ( ICETEX)

Work highlights

  • Advised Nugil on its unsolicited tender offers for shares of Grupo Nutresa.
  • Advised JGDB Holding, a Colombian company owned by the Gilinski family, on its unsolicited tender offer for Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana.
  • Advised the underwriters on a $2bn bond offering launched on the international market by Ecopetrol

City focus > Cali Tier 1

City focus > Medellín Tier 1

Full-service powerhouse Gómez-Pinzón Abogados maintains a nimble operation in Medellín, which is staffed by one partner and nine additional lawyers. The team, which is highlighted as ‘proactive in finding solutions, and diligent’, is overseen by office head Adriana Moreno Márquez, who is a multidisciplinary transactional specialist with a broad service offering that encompasses the banking, finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, and infrastructure areas. Among Moreno Márquez’s recent highlights, she represented Isagen in the negotiation of a $150m credit agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. The local group also draws on a capable pool of associates, including senior Catalina Arango, who specialises in intellectual property work but also provides support on transactional matters. The Medellín office additionally benefits from its ability to draw on resources from across the wider firm for support in large-scale or cross-practice matters. In February 2023, intermediate associate Antonio Elcure left to join Tigo Colombia.


One of the qualities that has impressed me most, is the good attitude of the team and in general the good work culture that is felt among the members. Lawyers work long hours but they don’t feel frustrated or exhausted, quite the contrary, people feel very good in the team and reinforced to give their best.

Maintains good relationships with the client and other stakeholders; lawyers are professionals, proactive in finding solutions, and diligent. The team’s experience makes it stand out, as it allows it to quickly identify the risks and solutions to legal problems.

Key clients



Almacenes Éxito

Pricesmart Colombia

Asociación Escolar Helvetia


Fundacion The Columbus School

CRRC (Hong Kong) Co

Landers y Cia




Alianza Fiducaria Lote Avignon Medellín

Work highlights

  • Advised CRRC and Mota-Engil on their successful bid for the subway contract “Metro de la 80” in the city of Medellín.
  • Advised Agrícola Santamaría, as sponsor, on the financing for the development of the Puerto Antioquia project.
  • Advised Azimut on various matters, including on the structuring of several investment vehicles.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Lawyers at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) find favour with sources for their ‘willingness to help and find solutions for the business’. The firm’s ‘very well-structured diversity and inclusion programme’ also strikes the right note with clients, and is evidenced here by a strong female partner-led team. With involvement in many of the year’s marquee deals in Colombia, the group is a particularly dominant player in the public M&A sphere — across all market segments. Lina Uribe García heads the group and is widely recognised for her expertise in the private equity arena; she recently paired up with Natalia García Arenas to advise KKR on the acquisition of a majority stake in Alamo Holdco, the sole shareholder of Onnet Fibra Colombia. In one of the market’s most high-profile set of transactions, Juan David Quintero advised the Gilinski Family, through Nugil and JGDB Holding, on the structuring and implementation of seven consecutive unsolicited tender offers. Ana Cristina Jaramillo also put in a good recent performance and secured key roles in a string of cross-border transactions, which included acting for China’s JCHX Mining Management on its acquisition of a 50% stake in Cordoba Minerals’ Colombian subsidiaries. The group further benefits from the extensive corporate expertise of energy and natural resources head Patricia Arrázola, director María Isabel Romero de la Torre, and experienced counsel María Fernanda Restrepo. At associate level, seniors Paola ValderramaEmanuela GuevaraJuan Pablo Caicedo and Francisco Pamplona are the names to note. In July 2022, director Daniel Fajardo left for an in-house position at Engie, while partner Felipe Mariño departed the firm in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Lina Uribe García; María Isabel Romero de la Torre


This firm has many strong points. Notably, the team is an ally for us as clients and not an obstacle as I have noticed in other firms. Gomez-Pinzon Abogados gets into the client’s business to help us find solutions with their great legal experience, making our work very easy.

One of the novelties that Gomez-Pinzon Abogados brings, and that I would like to highlight, is around the issue of diversity. The firm has a very well-structured diversity and inclusion programme, which makes us feel calm about having a supplier that invests in these initiatives.

The plus of GPA’s lawyers is their closeness to the client, always with the best willingness to help and find solutions for the business — they do not say ‘we can’t do this’, as I have seen in other firms.

I highlight Natalia García Arenas and senior associate Francisco Pamplona because I feel that they are allies of our company. They have great technical knowledge that they complement with their positive attitude. They are always aware of our needs and help us to solve the different challenges presented to us.

Key clients

VIP Green Mobility


Didi Mobility Information Technology


IHC Capital Holding

Carmeuse Lime & Stone

Mercantil Colpatria

Electribus Bogotá Fontibón II


Grupo Pisa


Team Foods Colombia

Avista Colombia


JCHX Mining Management

Nexans Participations / Nexans

Nugil and JGDB Holding (Colombian companies owned by the Gilinski Family)

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

IDB Invest / IDC Ventures

Egis Consultoria

Work highlights

  • Advised the Gilinski Family, through Nugil and JGDB Holding, on the structuring and implementation of seven consecutive unsolicited tender offers.
  • Advised IHC Capital Holding on an unsolicited tender offer of shares.
  • Advised Nexans Participations and Nexans on the acquisition of a leading Latin American cable manufacturer.

Colombia > Environment Tier 1

The practice at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) draws on the wider firm’s premier full-service offering to cover the complete life cycle of environmental law issues. With experience across all key industry sectors — including energy, natural resources, chemicals, infrastructure development and manufacturing — the team advises on a wide range of permitting issues, remediation processes and hazardous waste management, administrative investigations, and contentious matters. The department is led jointly by corporate and M&A head Lina Uribe, who is an expert in environmental regulation and litigation; and energy and natural resources head Patricia Arrázola, who also combines regulatory and transactional experience. The group additionally benefits from the emerging expertise of senior associate Lina Correa, who is highlighted by sources as an ‘effective, analytical, and prudent advisor’.

Practice head(s):

Lina Uribe; Patricia Arrázola


Senior associate Lina Correa  has proven to be an effective, analytical, and prudent advisor.

Key clients




GTM Colombia


Clorox Company

Gases Industriales De Colombia


Weatherford Colombia

Hitachi Power Grids

Softys (CMPC Company)





Work highlights

  • Advised Sierracol Energy Arauca on all environmental matters concerning the operation of its oil fields
  • Advised Idom on the end-of-life disposal of electronic and electric waste of photovoltaic project and electric vehicles.
  • Advised the main donors, led by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund, on the Herencia Colombia Project, which seeks to allocate $245m for the administration of Colombia’s terrestrial and maritime protected areas.

Colombia > Tax Tier 1

Tax lawyers at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) are commended as ‘practical and to the point’ and as possessing ‘real industry experience’. As the Colombian member of global tax advisors network, Taxand, the team is well placed to advise on tax planning for national and cross-border matters, including transactions and foreign investment. Other practice strengths include corporate reorganisations, infrastructure projects, tax litigation and transfer pricing. Managing partner Mauricio Piñeros steers the department and brings to bear 35 years' experience in handling tax planning, transactional tax, investigations and contentious matters for domestic and multinational clients. Other highly regarded specialists include Álvaro Andrés Díaz, who specialises in tax litigation and transfer pricing, and next-generation partner Carolina Bobillier, who is noted for her niche expertise in labour-related tax and the special tax regime applicable to non-profits. The group also attracts praise for the experience of its senior associates, particularly Alejandro Sanabria (‘creative and resourceful’) and Alejandro Sotello. In September 2022, Ignacio Vélez left to become an independent lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Piñeros


The Gómez Pinzón tax team is exceptional. It has the advantage of having a senior associate who understands the objectives of the clients, and seeks and finds solutions, who is backed by a partner that supports you in the process and analysis.

Senior associate Alejandro Sanabria is creative and resourceful, and perfectly understands his area of expertise to support every detail of the proposed solutions.

The partner is constant throughout the execution of the project. In addition, senior associates have extensive experience and seeks to solve the client’s problem.

Lawyers are practical and to the point, have real industry experience, and know the issues.

Key clients




Enel Colombia

Latam Airlines

Almacenes Éxito

Booking Com International

Sodimac Colombia


Sacyr Concesiones Colombia

Universidad de La Sabana

Heel Colombia

Concesión Runt

Partners Telecom Colombia

Grupo Meiko


Atlas Energy

Atlántica Energy Colombia


Work highlights

  • Represented Enel Colombia in tax litigation related to foreign investment.
  • Advised Partners Telecom Colombia (WOM) and its affiliates on all tax-related issues, including day-to-day operational matters and multi-jurisdictional financing transactions.
  • Advised Universidad de La Sabana on the tax planning of the compensation structure of the University’s senior management employees.

Colombia > Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) scores highly with sources for its ability to provide ‘a unique solution to each case’. The competition and antitrust group covers a wide remit with solid skill sets in merger control filings —in line with the wider firm’s top-tier corporate offering— as well as administrative investigations, unfair competition litigation, and consumer protection-related issues. Mauricio Jaramillo oversees the department and brings to bear a broad all-round regulatory practice, which spans IP, competition, technology and dispute resolution. Senior associate Biviana Helo leads the competition team and handles a mix of IP and competition law work. Other key contacts include senior associate Valentina Manrique Gómez, who focuses on IP and competition litigation, and associate Paula de la Calle.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Jaramillo


This team has all the necessary technical knowledge, a unique understanding of our business and the difficulties surrounding our cases but, above all, it has a unique human quality that allows it to understand and provide a unique solution to each case and makes it stand out.

The business understanding is unique. The following lawyers stand out: partner Mauricio Jaramillo and associate Valentina Manrique Gómez.

Whenever we work with the GPA competition team, we appreciate and emphasise that, without losing their technicality and legal depth, it understands the needs of the business and seeks appropriate and practical legal solutions to safeguard our interests.

A fundamental characteristic of this team is that it is not afraid to give direct suggestions, without disclaimers, which is essential to make decisions as an in-house lawyer. The team stands as a great ally.

Mauricio Jaramillo is an integral adviser and ally. Even in those projects in which we do not work with him, he does not hesitate to send us an article, or an interview, or something that in his opinion helps or harms us; he always takes care of our interests.

Biviana Helo is an exceptional senior associate. She is always available when needed and her knowledge of competition law is amazing and helpful.

Key clients


Grupo Gilinski – JGDB Holding and Nugil

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Avianca Group International


Bayport Colombia

Clorox De Colombia

DiDi Mobility





Mapei Colombia

Colombiana de Comercio (Alkosto)


Solventa Colombia

Emergía Customer Care Colombia

Primax Colombia

Grupo Birota

Work highlights

  • Advised Nexans on merger-control procedures regarding the acquisition of five companies in the cable industry.
  • Advised Bayport Colombia on litigation in relation to unfair competition acts allegedly committed by a new competitor.
  • Advised Clorox De Colombia on an investigation into allegedly misleading advertisements affecting consumers and competitors.

Dispute resolution > Arbitration Tier 2

The ‘very prepared and efficient’ arbitration practice at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) is distinguished by its strong performance in domestic cases. The team is particularly noted for its expertise in construction-related proceedings, where it acts for a mix of Colombian and global energy and construction companies — among other stakeholders — in prominent disputes. David Ricardo Araque co-heads the group and his arbitration expertise extends to both domestic and international cases, including disputes conducted under ICC, ICDR and ICC rules. Araque recently represented Enel Green Power on initiating arbitration proceedings against Quanta services Colombia regarding the latter’s refusal to fulfil an EPC contract. Of counsel William Araque co-heads the department and has participated in over 75 arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the Chambers of Commerce of Bogotá, Medellín and Pereira. The team’s sizeable second line of associates includes senior Samuel Hernández Lizarazu , and intermediates Alfonso Linares Durán and María Valentina Díaz; along with May and December 2022-hires, associate Cristhian Salcedo (from Ustáriz & Abogados Estudio Jurídico), and senior Juan Guillermo Otero (from Baker McKenzie S.A.S.). Former seniors Felipe González Arrieta and Loredana De Trizio moved to Baker McKenzie S.A.S. (June 2022), and in house at Grupo Energía Bogotá (June 2023), respectively.

Practice head(s):

David Ricardo Araque; William Araque


The advice and support provided by the firm has been comprehensive and timely.

David Ricardo Araque is an experienced litigator, who is oriented to the attention and constant service of his clients.

Associate Cristhian Salcedo is a litigator with an excellent disposition and good knowledge.

The team provides responses to our issues in a reasonable amount of time. Work is given complete attention by a great work team.

The team is comprised of very prepared and efficient lawyers.

Key clients

Cine Colombia

Enel Colombia (Enel X)

Refinería de Cartagena

Mercado Libre

Aguas Nacionales EPM


Carmeuse Limestone

Patria Re

Constructora Colpatria

Forestal Monterrey (Nuveen Natural Capital)

Work highlights

  • Advised Cine Colombia on an agreement with its lessor on the readjustment of the economic conditions of their contract.
  • Advised Enel Green Power on initiating arbitration proceedings stemming from the refusal to fulfil a contract.
  • Defended Refinería de Cartagena in a breach of contract dispute.

Dispute resolution > Litigation Tier 2

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)’s client service is roundly praised by sources, who particularly highlight its ‘excellent knowledge and tools’ as well as its response times that are ‘among the best in the market’. Forming a key part of the wider firm’s full-service business offering, the dispute resolution group is well versed across a range of litigation proceedings, with construction, insurance, energy, and commercial distribution-related matters standing as notable sweet spots. Up-and-coming partner David Ricardo Araque co-heads the department and is noted for his broad dispute resolution expertise, which encompasses national and international litigation and arbitration; he recently represented Zimmer Biomet in commercial litigation relating to the breach of a distribution contract. Of counsel William Araque — a 42-year veteran in dispute resolution — co-heads the team and is noted for his extensive experience in complex and cutting-edge cases. The group also draws on several talented senior associates, including Loredana De Trizio, who splits her practice between dispute resolution, administrative law, and infrastructure, as well as Carlos Alberto León and Samuel Hernández Lizarazu, who both specialise in dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

William Araque; David Araque


We value the team for its client service. The quality of the service is decisive when hiring this firm, the team has excellent knowledge and tools, its response times are among the best in the market, and its ability to understand the client’s viewpoint is also relevant.

Lawyers demonstrate professionalism and customer orientation.

Key clients

Zimmer Biomet

JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU)



Morelco – Graña Montero (Cumbra Group)

Roberto Wohlgemuth Liebner, Oso Llantera Nacional (Ecuador)

Viscofan CZ

Refinería de Cartagena


Autopista Río Magdalena

Transportadora de Gas Internacional


Colfondos (Grupo Hábitat – Chile)

Cervecería Unión (Bavaria)


General Motors

Work highlights

  • Represented Zimmer Biomet in commercial litigation relating to the breach of a distribution contract.
  • Advised JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) on litigation regarding the termination of a supply contract subject to foreign laws and courts.
  • Represented AgfaPhoto in litigation arising from the breach of an implied contract of supply.

Colombia > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Striking a balance between regulatory and transactional work, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) has a marked focus on energy-related matters, with robust experience in both the power and hydrocarbons arenas. The team is also distinguished by its ability to draw on complementary practices from across the full-service firm for support in multi-faceted matters, including corporate, tax, environmental, and public law. Patricia Arrázola fronts the group and is widely recognised for her strong skill sets in both commercial and regulatory issues. The team also includes Germán Villamil, who is noted for his record in oil-and-gas transactions, and up-and-coming energy specialist José Luís Palacios. The team additionally includes senior associate Lina Correa , who has an emphasis on environmental law. Senior associates Daniel Fajardo and Juan Felipe Pulecio moved in house at Engie (in July 2022) and Geopark (April 2023), respectively.

Practice head(s):

Patricia Arrázola

Key clients

EDP Renováveis

CTG Colombia Holding (China Three Gorges Corporation)

Canadian Solar Energy Colombia

Greenyellow Energia De Colombia

CBN Energy Colombia


EDF Renewables Colombia

Black Orchid Solar Management

Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público

Weatherford Colombia


Sierracol Energy Arauca

Plus +


Grupo Luz y Fuerza


Asociación Colombiana De Petróleo

Kalpataru Power Transmission

Idom Consulting, Engineering, Architecture

Empresa Colombiana de Clavos (Emcoclavos)

Work highlights

  • Provided regulatory advice to EDP Renováveis in relation to an M&A transaction in the energy sector.
  • Advised CTG Colombia Holding on regulatory matters concerning an investment in the renewable energy sphere.
  • Provided regulatory advice to EDF Renewables Colombia in relation to a power purchase agreement.

Colombia > Intellectual property Tier 2

The multidisciplinary practice at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) processed over 900 trade mark, patent, and design applications in 2022. The group also advises on IP litigation, IP development and protection strategies, and franchise systems, among other matters. Mauricio Jaramillo splits his time between IP and competition work and is noted for his broad contentious and non-contentious experience, which spans trade marks, patents, copyrights and franchising. Up-and-coming partner Juanita Pérez co-heads the department alongside Jaramillo and is recommended for her strong record in IP portfolio management. Senior associate Catalina Arango is also well versed in IP portfolio management and additionally handles litigation.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Jaramillo; Juanita Pérez

Key clients


TIS (Paramount)


AB InBev (Bavaria)

Sandoz Gmbh

Turner (Warner Media)

Grupo Birota

Scotiabank Colpatria

McCann World Group



Le Cabrera

Constructora Obreval

Mazda de Colombia

Gas Propano de Colombia


Sierracol Energy Condor

Savant Pharm


Primax Colombia

Allianz Seguros /Allianz SE

Olimpia IT


Bwin Latam

WWF Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza

Experian Colombia

Jafer Entreprises R&D

Banco de la Republica




Comercializadora Naturista de México

Work highlights

  • Advised Varela Hermanos on trade mark protection for the “Ron Abuelo” brand in Colombia.
  • Advised Grupo Agroindustrial Numar on an appeal process related to a previously denied trade mark application.
  • Advised Beijing Dajia Internet Information Technology Co on industrial patents protection.

Colombia > Life sciences Tier 2

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)’s regulatory affairs practice stands out for its ‘relationships with regulatory entities’, which sources say, ‘speeds up the necessary processes’. The group routinely represents domestic and multinational life-sciences' clients on a wide range of industry-specific matters, including regulatory filings, health legislation, drug pricing strategy, and patent applications, among other issues. Experienced senior associate Andrea Pieschacón specialises in healthcare and IP law and co-heads the department alongside Mauricio Jaramillo, who advises on a mix of IP, competition, and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Jaramillo; Andrea Pieschacón


According to our experience, the team is differentiated by its customer service and quick attention to our needs.’

We recommend the team for its knowledge of the regulations and also for its relationships with regulatory entities, which speeds up the necessary processes.

Key clients

Pricesmart Colombia

Procesadora Nacional De Cereales (Pronalce)

Drypers Andina (Softys)

Beijing Hanmi Pharmaceutical / YP Lee, Mock & Partners

Seipel Group / Partners Law Group

María Fernanda Escobar Vidarte MD and Juan Pedro Kusanovic Pivcevic MD

Fundación Valle Del Lili

Laboratorios Senosiain

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals




Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Colombia


Alicorp Colombia




Usana Health Sciences

Work highlights

  • Advised Pricesmart Colombia on matters related to its portfolio of cosmetic sanitary registrations in Colombia, among other issues.
  • Advised Universidad Católica de Manizales on patent drafting and prosecution matters.
  • Advised Pricesmart Colombia on regulatory matters concerning its MuscleMelt product.

Colombia > Projects Tier 2

Lawyers at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) are ‘diligent and proactive in finding solutions’, according to sources. The interdisciplinary projects group handles a broad scope of public bidding processes, project finance, project development, and contentious matters; with the ability to draw on its wider full-service practice to resource larger matters. Department co-head Paola Larrahondo sits in both the infrastructure, and the administrative and constitutional law teams and acts for a mix of concessionaires, public entities, and investors on projects work. Fellow co-head José Luis Suárez is recommended for his project finance expertise. Senior associates Juan Antonio Ucrós (infrastructure and administrative law) and Catalina Prieto (banking and finance) are also noted.

Practice head(s):

José Luis Suárez; Paola Larrahondo


Maintains a good relationship with the client and other stakeholders. Lawyers are professional, diligent and proactive in finding solutions.

The team’s experience makes it stand out, as it allows it to quickly identify the risks and solutions to legal problems.

One of the qualities that caught my attention the most is the good attitude of the team and, in general, the good work culture that is felt among its members. Lawyers work long hours but they don’t feel frustrated or exhausted, quite the contrary; people feel very good in the team and reinforced to give their best.

I think lawyers have a good attitude and generate a very good working environment among their teams and it shows from the outside, especially senior associate Catalina Prieto.

Key clients

CRRC (Hong Kong)

Metro De Bogota

Cal y Mayor


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

EDF Renewables Colombia

GAC Energy Spain (Glenfarne Asset Company)

Corporación Andina de Fomento and ESSA

Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional

Sociedad Portuaria Río Córdoba

Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construcao


DB Engineering & Consulting




IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture and Central Intermodal de Palmira (CIT)


Work highlights

  • Advised CRRC (Hong Kong) and Mota-Engil, Engenharia e Construção on the construction of the second line of the Medellín Metro.
  • Advised Metro de Bogotá on matters relating to the concession contract for the construction and operation of the city’s first metro line, which is currently under construction.
  • Advised Cal y Mayor and Jajomar on the structuring of an unsolicited proposal for the development of the first on-street parking system in Colombia.

Colombia > Real estate Tier 2

Highly knowledgeable on real estate law issues’, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) combines activity in urban and planning law, as well as construction projects, transactional real estate matters, and litigation. Paula Samper Salazar solely leads the practice, following the departure of former group head Felipe Mariño; she brings to bear significant experience in representing real estate investment funds, developers, construction companies and retail chains, among others, in real estate transactions. The team also include María Camila Parra, who was promoted to director in January 2023, and is noted for her 18-year record in advising on urban and planning law.

Practice head(s):

Paula Samper


The people are extremely willing to collaborate. The entire logistics system is appropriate. It is a diverse team that is mostly made up of women.

María Camila Parra and her team are extremely willing to help. They manage everything and are ready to answer questions, get us involved in the processes and go the extra mile as often as necessary.

The team is highly knowledgeable on real estate law issues, its response times are quick, we feel comfortable with its expert opinion and we consider it an ally in our transactions.

We value lawyers for their great disposition, expert knowledge and speed of responses.

Key clients

Metro de Bogotá

Constructora AIA

Bienes & Bienes

Ménsula Constructora

Industria Nacional de Gaseosas (Coca-Cola)

Holcim Colombia (Lafarge Holcim)


Fondo de Capital Privado Inmobiliario Grupo Pegasus Colombia

Colinsa Real Estate

Colegios Colombianos

Black Horse Developments

Mobiliare Latam

Pricesmart Colombia

Almacenes Generales De Deposito Almaviva

Mercadolibre Colombia

Procter & Gamble Colombia


Work highlights

  • Advised Metro de Bogotá on all urban and planning regulatory issues related to the structuring and development of the first two metro lines of the city, which are currently under construction.
  • Advised Bienconcreto, Banco de Occidente, Banco de Bogotá, and others, on the restructuring and reactivation of a mixed-use real estate project located in Cartagena.
  • Advised Constructora B&B on the development of a several projects, including a health facility in the municipality of Medellín.

Colombia > TMT Tier 2

Noted for its ‘personalised attention’, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) houses a robust TMT group that is composed of multidisciplinary regulatory specialists. The team is primarily active in data protection, information security, cybersecurity and commercial issues; while it also benefits from the ability to lean on other departments from across the full-service firm to handle corporate transactions. Practice director Andrés Fernández De Castro is a recognised expert in technology, telecoms, and data protection regulation. The group also draws on IP, competition, and TMT partner Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano and intermediate associate Andrés Meza.

Practice head(s):

Andrés Fernández de Castro; Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano


The attention, service and response times to address legal queries are very good. There is a strong collaboration between the legal teams in the different areas.

We appreciate the team’s personalised attention.

Key clients

PayU Colombia

China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG Colombia)

Novell Nola Software (Microfocus)

Industria Colombiana de Llantas (Icollantas) / Michelin

Huawei Technologies Colombia

Samsung Electronics Colombia

Cisco Systems

Didi Chuxing Technology

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co / Onnet Fibra Colombia

Butterfly Network


Honeywell Colombia

JP Morgan

Work highlights

  • Advised PayU Colombia on various matters, including IT law, e-signature, and data privacy issues.
  • Advised China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG Colombia) on information security and data privacy matters.
  • Advised Novell Nola Software (doing business as Microfocus) on general TMT matters, data analytics and data protection and information policies.

Colombia > International trade and customs Tier 3

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)’s international trade practice is particularly weighted towards customs work, including customs planning, free trade zones, port filings and litigation. The team also has experience in advising on foreign trade transactions and free trade agreements. Department head Nicolás Potdevin Stein is widely recognised as a specialist in customs law, with strong expertise in disputes as well as general advisory work. Associate Andrea Mora Ramírez provides dedicated practice support, with a focus on free zones, tax, and customs law.

Practice head(s):

Nicolás Potdevin Stein


Gómez-Pinzón Abogados’ international trade and customs team stands out for its in-depth knowledge. I value its success stories concerning previous situations that have developed before the courts, this ensures strong advice.

I highlight Nicolás Potdevin Stein for his excellent interpersonal relationships with clients, his closeness, clear communication and willingness to answer questions. I also highlight his deep knowledge in tax and customs matters, which has generated important results before the courts.

Key clients

Federal Express Corporation



Getcom Colombia


Laboratorios Baxter

Sociedad Portuaria Terminal De Contenedores De Buenaventura

Kuehne + Nagel

CI Cargill De Colombia

Glaxosmithkline Colombia

Comercial Alpa

Glencore Colombia

Comercializadora Internacional De Llantas

Zona Franca Santander

Motul Ibérica (Colombia branch)

Bavaria y Cia

Sistemas Colombia

Procter & Gamble Colombia

Work highlights

  • Advised FedEx Corporation on customs and foreign trade legislation applicable in Colombia.
  • Advised JGB on the presentation of a legal claim against the official customs classification of antiseptic alcohol, issued by the Colombian Customs Office.
  • Advised Onelink on free zone regime-related matters.

Colombia > Public law Tier 3

The interdisciplinary group at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) demonstrates ‘strong knowledge of the management of concessions with the state’. The team, which acts for a diverse mix of private and public entities, routinely advises on bidding processes, public procurement procedures and infrastructure project development — it also has experience in administrative sanctioning proceedings. The department is co-led by infrastructure and administrative law specialist Paola Larrahondo together with José Luis Suárez, who specialises in public law and finance matters. Senior associate Juan Antonio Ucrós is also recommended public law and infrastructure work.

Practice head(s):

Paola Larrahondo; José Luis Suárez


The team has strong knowledge of the management of concessions with the state. It houses an interdisciplinary team, which provides for a broad and diverse perspective of the problems to be solved.

The team’s experience of working on both sides of the business (public and private) is very profitable to us, it makes lawyers understand the problems more thoroughly, allowing for the most enriching value proposition.

The public law team is very diligent and knowledgeable in terms of administrative law, bidding processes, etc.

Lawyers are mostly passionate about the issues they work on.

Key clients

CRRC (Hong Kong)

IDOM Consulting

World Wildlife Fund, WWF Colombia, Gordon E and Betty I Moore Foundation

Metro de Bogotá

Ashmore Andino II Fund – FCP and Ashmore Andean Fund II


IGT Juegos

BTS Concesionario

Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construcao

Interamerican Development Bank

IDS AirNav

Fundacion Carulla – aeioTU


Bwin Latam

Concesionaria Runt

EVPP arquitectos – BEV

Grupo Energia Bogotá

Work highlights

  • Advised CRRC (Hong Kong) and Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construcao on the award of the contract for the construction of the second line of the Medellín Metro.
  • Advised IDOM Consulting, Transmilenio and the Inter-American Development Bank on the structuring and incorporation of a new state-owned company as Bogota’s public transport system operator.
  • Advised World Wildlife Fund, WWF Colombia, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on a multi-donor financing scheme, executed with the Colombian national government, for the protection of natural areas and climate change mitigation.

Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime Tier 4

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) houses a robust risk and compliance practice that finds favour with sources for its ‘creativity in providing solutions to problems’. The group handles the full spread of corporate compliance issues, from audits and internal investigations, through to due diligence and the design and implementation of compliance programmes. Experienced director Adriana Bueno Buitrago heads the department and brings over 30 years of experience to her role, with strong recent showings in the implementation and management of corporate governance and compliance models. At associate level, Anguie Castro and Nathaly Acero provide specialist support to the risk and compliance team.

Practice head(s):

Adriana Bueno Buitrago


The team possesses knowledge in corporate law, office skills, management of accounting and financial knowledge, projects, and risk management.

All offices have particularities that make them unique. However, this team successfully met all the doubts, questions and needs that our company had. We value the team’s creativity in providing solutions to problems.

Lawyers stand out for their knowledge of the topic and for their ability to synergise with other areas of practice.

Key clients

Laboratorios Baxter / RTS

Mejor CDT

Reckitt Benckiser Colombia / Mead Johnson Nutrition Colombia / RB (Health) Colombia

Innova Schools – Colegios Colombianos

IGT Foreign Holdings Corporation Sucursal Colombia / IGT Colombia / IGT Colombia Solutions

Inmobiliaria Morato

Sandvik Colombia

Inversiones Ventura Group: Grupo Portuario / OPP Graneles / BGP Container and Logistics

ATC Sitios de Colombia / ATC Sitios Infraco

BTS Derechos Económicos

EDPR: Eolos Energía / Vientos del Norte

Signify Colombiana

SK Rental


Sacs Be Ventures Colombia

Medtronic Colombia

Closter Pharma

Exponencial Confirming

Glencore Colombia

Prosalon Distribuciones

Work highlights

  • Advised Laboratorios Baxter and RTS on the updating of their internal compliance programmes.
  • Advised Exponencial Confirming on a risk factor segmentation matrix for its SAGRILAFT (System of Self-Control and Management of the Comprehensive Risk of Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorism, and Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction) policy.
  • Advised SK Rental on the implementation of its SAGRILAFT and PTEE systems.

Colombia > Labour and employment Tier 4

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) handled a string of transaction-related labour and employment matters during 2022/23, including handling M&A-related due diligence and advising on the employment aspects of restructurings and office closures. Additionally, the team advises a host of multinational and domestic clients on day-to-day matters, including union law, social security issues and litigation. Director Mauricio Montealegre is dedicated to labour law work and steers the team. Support is provided by senior Natalia Suárez Caicedo - a March 2023 arrival from Baker McKenzie S.A.S. - and associate Lina Tapiero, who specialises in contentious and non-contentious labour and social security matters. Associate Maria Angelica Pulido left to join Boston Consulting Group in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Montealegre


In the labour practice, I highlight the quality of service of GP lawyers, their prompt response time, continuous advice, and anticipation of events to minimise risks.

The work team of the labour practice is incredible. It always has a high availability of service and response. Lawyers always demonstrate a good attitude, cordiality and respect for dealing with the client.

The professionalism of its lawyers, its mastery of the law, its promptness in responses, and its ability to listen and guide in the face of labour difficulties makes this office unique and highly reliable.

Specifically, I want to praise director Mauricio Montealegre and associate Lina Tapiero for their invaluable contribution in mitigating legal risks, timely quality advice, and empathy towards us, as their clients.

The GP team provides constant support and closeness to the client, and agility and speed in its responses, combined with knowledge in the area of practice.

We value the team’s closeness to the client, the agility and depth of its answers and advice, in addition to the ease of centralising international inquiries through its alliance of Affinitas.

Key clients

Quetzal International Services

CreateMe Technologies

GTM Colombia

BTG Pactual Sociedad Fiduciaria

Nexans Colombia



Samsung Electronics Colombia

Inter-American Development Bank

FS Colombia – FlexSteel

Tripas de Colombia – Tricolsas

Terres des Hommes




Exponencial Confirming

Onnet Fibra Colombia

Blockchain through CO Bentos

Congelados Agrícolas – McCain

Guerbet Colombia

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Sony Music Entertainment Colombia

IGT Foreign Holdings Corporation

Fundación Carulla Aeiotu

Corporación Andina De Fomento (CAF)

Industrial Agraria La Palma (in liquidation)

SK Rental

Fund for Policy Reform (Open Society Foundations)


Bank of America

Chemonics International (Colombia branch)

Estrategias Contact Center Colombia

SKN Caribecafe

Yanbal de Colombia

Mercy Corps

TIS Productions Colombia

Zimmer Biomet

Cegid Colombia – Meta 4

Colegio Campoalegre

Lexmark International Trading Corporation (Colombia branch)

Colegio Karl C Parrish

Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja

Swiss Re Colombia Oficina de Representación

Semillas Arroyave

Cofco International Colombia

Sandvik Colombia

DIDI Mobility Information Technology


Lulo Bank

Cryogas Air Products

Electribus Bogotá

UIB Corredores de Seguros


Signify Colombiana

BTS Derechos Económicos

GMS Management Solutions Colombia

Iterum Colombia

Work highlights

  • Advised CreateMe Technologies on an indirect acquisition that had significant labour law aspects.
  • Advised Didi Mobility Information Technology on the implementation and management of local employment structures.
  • Advised Industrial Agraria La Palma (in liquidation) on transferring more than 620 pensioners of the company to the public fund of Colpensiones.

Colombia > Insurance

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) ramped up its insurance offering in September 2022 with the hire of Consuelo González Barreto -who joined from González & Rodríguez Abogados (a firm she co-founded)- as director and practice head; her former experience includes in-house stints at both MetLife and La Previsora Compañía de Seguros.

Gómez-Pinzón is a law firm that provides multiple legal services in the different areas of the law to help clients make the best choice for their businesses.

In Gómez-Pinzón we interpret the law in a responsible and innovative manner, and always offer a reliable service with the highest quality of standards. Our team reflects this, and our experience confirms it.

As a  multi-service law firm, we are recognized by clients and international publications as a leader in banking, finance and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution counsel, among other key practices in the local and international market.

Our cross-border capabilities and ability to combine multidisciplinary leading teams in these areas allows the firm to provide a comprehensive service according to the needs of our clients. The firm has recognized top-tier experts in corporate, antitrust, intellectual property, administrative, constitutional law and infrastructure, labor law and natural resources.

GPA is not only committed to excellence in service, but also to facilitating the needs of its clients by combining creativity with responsibility. The firm is proud of the unparalleled number of international transactions and disputes in which it has assisted local and international clients, but its main pride and added value come from the undisputed landmarks that the firm has set in arbitration and litigation, and ground breaking advice it has rendered on capital markets deals and corporate transaction structures.

The firm’s clients include the largest Colombian economic groups, companies and financial players that operate throughout the Americas, Latin America, US, European and Asia-based multinational companies, government organizations and state-owned entities. The firm also has multijurisdictional skills, with several lawyers trained at US and European universities and firms, and with capabilities in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.

GPA is also member of the Affinitas Alliance, based in Latin America and composed of four leading law firms in each of the jurisdictions where they operate. The firms conforming the Affinitas Alliance are: Barros & Errázuriz in Chile, Mijares Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes in Mexico, and Miranda & Amado in Peru.

The firm has a strong social commitment to the practice of law and has been repeatedly recognized as a pioneer and a leader of pro-bono practice in Latin America, as well as a supportive ally for the local entrepreneurs with GPA Impacta, a program to provide specialised legal counsel to promising start-ups in Colombia.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner José Luis Suárez jsuarez@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Partner Ricardo Fandiño De La Calle rfandino@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Partner Andrés Hoyos ahoyos@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Partner Patricia Arrázola parrazola@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Partner Paula Samper psamper@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
Marketing Director María Clara Alvarado mcalvarado@gomezpinzon.com 57 1 3192900
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David Araque photo Mr David Araque Partner.
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Álvaro Andrés Díaz Palacios photo Mr Álvaro Andrés Díaz Palacios Partner.
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Natalia García Arenas photo Mrs Natalia García Arenas Partner.
Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano photo Mr Mauricio Jaramillo Campuzano Partner, head of the Intellectual Property, Competition, Life Sciences, and Technology, Communications…
Paola Larrahondo photo Mrs Paola Larrahondo Director of the Infraestructure and Administrative & Constitutional practice groups.
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Nicolás Potdevin Stein photo Mr Nicolás Potdevin Stein Director of the Customs area of the Tax & Customs practice group.
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Germán Villamil Pardo photo Mr Germán Villamil Pardo Partner.
Total staff : 250
English (fluent)
Partners : 20