Mr David Araque > Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile
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Mr David Araque
Dispute Resolution & Investment Protection
David Araque is co-director of the Dispute Resolution and Investment Protection Practice Group, specialized in international dispute resolution, international arbitration, international litigation and dispute resolution associated with investment projects.
He has more than 15 years of experience in litigation and, national and international arbitration, particularly in areas that include construction/infrastructure (EPC, FIDIC Red Book contracts), design and procurement of industrial equipment, commercial distribution (intermediation) and disputes associated with the energy sector.
He has provided advise on prevention of disputes, on contractual and extracontractual liability issues, as well as several group and popular actions in defense of multinational companies in environmental matters, personal injuries and consumer protection rules.
He has been professor of Universidad de los Andes in Roman Law, Business Law, Obligations (Civil Liability, Effects, Transmission and Termination of Obligations) and argumentation in civil proceedings.
- Member of IBA (International Bar Association)
- LLM – International and Comparative Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London, 2012.
- Advanced studies in Financial and Banking Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2008.
- Law, major in Private Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2007.
- Industrial Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2003.
Affinitas-member firm Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) continues to participate in high-stakes arbitration cases representing major companies and State parties in national and international arbitration proceedings. The full-service firm’s sweet spot is investment protection and recent matters have seen the team represent a Spanish construction company in an ICR-governed dispute arising from the performance contract. Off-counsel William Araque, with a career spanning over 25 years, and David Araque, who has an engineering background in addition to his legal training, co-lead the 16-strong practice. The firm has sought to increase its participation in international arbitration through a recent alliance with Clyde & Co LLP to represent clients before international tribunals in relation to investment protection arbitration and in medium-to-large commercial arbitration cases. The group also has investment-treaty arbitration experience.
Handling the full array of contentious matters, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) ‘s dispute resolution and investment protection practice has particular niche expertise in contractual liability damages. The full-service firm and Affinitas’ member-firm for Colombia handles cases before all court instances in cases involving private and state parties and related to a wide range of matters, including tort, public contracts, distribution, agency, utilities, infrastructure, project finance, and oil and gas. Leading the 16-strong team, practice heads David Araque and veteran litigator William Araque (who is moving from administrative and commercial duties to continue advising in an of counsel role), consistently participate as litigants and experts in relation to contract law, product liability, and tort, among other matters. Senior associate Natalia Castellanos, a former administrative judge, is also a key member of the team.
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