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Nicolás Potdevin Stein

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Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

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Senior Associate, head of the Customs area of the Tax & Customs practice group.


Expert in matters of International Trade related with operations of foreign trade and free trade agreements. He has advised international and national and companies in matters of customs, trade, customs planning, free trade zones regime, business structuring, customs and trade audit such as disputes arising in governmental and administrative litigation matters.

Nicolas has experience since year 2003 specifically in international customs, trade and commerce matters since 2005.

As a member of the Tax and Customs area, he has led advisory in customs consultancy for clients such as Yanbal De Colombia, Procter & Gamble, Lewis Energy, Mondelez (antes Cadbury Adam´s), Pricesmart, SK Rental, among others; he has also structured businesses in free trade zones for clients such as Sociedad Portuaria Terminal de Contenedores of Buenaventura, GETCOM, among others. In exchange matters he has advised clients such as GTECH, Yanbal, Pricesmart and Drummond.

Concerning disputes he is in charge of more than 20 processes regarding customs which have been undertaken in both administrative remedies and jurisdictional.

He has participated in projects related to mergers and acquisitions mainly with port companies, users of free trade zones, thermoelectric companies, and in general in all projects that deal with companies that conduct foreign trade operations.



English, Spanish


Member of the Colombian Institute Board of Customs Law (ICDA). 

IBA Member


Attorney from Universidad de La Sabana; Specialist in Customs Law from Universidad Externado de Colombia.


International trade and customs

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Nicolás Potdevin Stein - Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA)

Within: International trade and customs

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados (GPA) is recommended for its ‘expertise in free trade zone matters’ as well as the 'availability and support’ the practice brings. Noted senior associate Nicolás Potdevin Stein heads the practice, which provides permanent advice to Cementos Argos - among other clients - on foreign trade operations, free trade zone compliance, filings and proceedings before Colombian authorities. Similarly, the firm advises Procter & Gamble on matters related to customs and international trade, including customs planning, the modification of import returns and the rules of origin regulations of free trade agreements. Alpina, Reficar, Maaji and Metrex are also clients.

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