Mr David Araque > Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)
CALLE 67 NO. 7-35
OF. 1204
BOGOTÁ
Colombia
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Investment Protection

Position

Partner.

Career

He has more than 15 years of experience in commercial transactions, domestic litigation and national and international arbitration, in areas that include construction, commercial distribution of goods and services, infrastructure and, in general, in complex commercial disputes.

David has represented several national and multinational companies in commercial litigation before Colombian courts and arbitration courts. Likewise, he has provided advice on issues of contractual and extracontractual liability of the producer / manufacturer, as well as in various group and popular actions in the defense of various multinationals in environmental matters, personal injuries and consumer protection rules.

He has been professor of the Universidad de los Andes in Roman Law, Business Law and Obligations (Civil Liability, Effects, Transmission and Termination of Obligations).

Languages

English, Spanish

Education

Attorney from Universidad de Los Andes; Specialist in Financial & Banking Law from the same University and LL.M with distinction in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Arbitration

William Araque, who ‘stands out for his broad knowledge in arbitration’, leads the 16-strong team at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA), which acts for both private and state parties in national and international arbitration proceedings. Acting in conjunction with David Araque, he recently led the successful advice to IGT Games in arbitration proceedings involving state entity Coljuegos concerning an alleged breach of concession contract by IGT and the use of the “Baloto” brand. In other work, the team continues to represent Reficar in two arbitration procedures against EPC contractors and supervisors. Senior associate Natalia Castellanos is also noted.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

David AraqueGómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

The ‘results-oriented’ Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) is ‘outstanding in getting to know the business in order to give in-depth legal opinions, and not just providing off the book concepts and recommendations’. A very well-reputed figure in the field, William Araque heads the 16-strong team, with David Araque as co-director of the dispute resolution and investment protection practice. Both are particularly recommended for – among other skills – developing ‘relationships of trust generating a strong synergy’. The practice is continuing to act for Chevron on a $20m domestic litigation regarding the tariff that gas transporters or producers in Colombia may effectively charge purchasers. The case is particularly sensitive since it also involves the interpretation that the relevant regulatory body (Creg) has of the tariffs system. In other work, the team successfully represented Compañía Minera Cerro Tasajero, in the first and second instances, in a dispute arising out of a breach of a port-operation services contract. Clients include Honeywell, OHL, Refinería de Cartagena and Servientrega.