Parra Rodríguez Abogados > Bogota, Colombia > Firm Profile

Parra Rodríguez Abogados
CARRERA 9 NO 74-08
BOGOTA, DC 110221

Colombia > Banking and finance Tier 4

Widely recognised for its niche focus on aviation finance, Parra Rodríguez Abogados is a destination firm in its specialist field. The four-lawyer group is equipped to advise on the full range of related matters —from aircraft operation leases through to secured loans and securities offerings— and acts for a mix of commercial and cargo airlines, leasing companies and financial entities. Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa spearheads the team and is noted for his adept handling of cross-border transactions. Other key contacts include Augusto Figueroa Sierra, whose practice spans corporate, litigation and finance; and César Barajas Ruiz, who is the associate director of the banking and finance area.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa; Cesar Barajas Ruiz

Key clients



CDB Aviation

Fuyo General Lease Co

Nordic Aviation Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised a leading US bank on the restructuring of a $100m credit and guaranty agreement with a major Colombian airline.
  • Advised a leading export credit agency on the restructuring of the financing of two aircraft on lease to a Colombian airline.
  • Advised a major global aircraft leasing company on the transfer of two aircraft between two of the largest airlines in Colombia.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Arguably best known for its firm-wide focus on aviation finance, Parra Rodríguez Abogados also provides ongoing corporate advice to its impressive raft of aircraft clients. Outside of the aviation sector, the team enjoys close relationships with domestic and international companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, and technology spheres, among others, with its membership of the Multilaw network proving particularly fruitful in relation to multi-jurisdictional matters. The corporate and M&A department is led by high-profile aviation finance veteran Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa, who also handles corporate transactions. Key support comes from corporate and tax partner Álvaro Parra and junior associate Juliana Agulo Buitrago. Former associate practice director Daniela Martínez Silva moved in house at Genfar in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa; Daniela Martínez Silva

Dispute resolution > Litigation Tier 4

Parra Rodríguez Abogados houses a comprehensive dispute resolution practice, which is equipped to advise domestic and multinational clients in judicial and arbitral proceedings. Over the past year, the real estate, construction, and energy and natural resources sectors have proved the most fruitful for the group, while it also utilises the wider firm’s signature aviation expertise to handle contentious matters relating to that sphere. At senior level, the team draws on the experience of transactional specialist Bernardo Rodríguez; tax partner Álvaro Parra; and Augusto Figueroa, who handles a mix of administrative and commercial matters. The group also benefits from the support of associate practice director Ángela María Serrano, who has a focus on civil, commercial, and consumer protection litigation, as well as experienced litigator Diego Sastoque.

Practice head(s):

Ángela Serrano

Key clients

Inversiones El Charrascal

Halcrow Group UK

Innovation Worldwide DMCC

Trevi Energy

Petreven Servicios Y Perforaciones Petroleras

Viña Santa Carolina

Panor Corporation

United Airlines, sucursal Colombia

Federal Express Corporation


Sercel Grc Corp

Ois Telecomunicaciones

Portales Urbanos

Coiffman Fraynd

Comercializadora Colombiana de Carbones y Coques

Abet Laminati


Work highlights

  • Representing Inversiones El Charrascal in a damages action.
  • Representing Innovation Worldwide DMCC in an executorial collection suit claiming the enforceability of an arbitral award.
  • Representing Petreven Servicios Y Perforaciones Petroleras in a contractual claim against Ecopetrol.

Colombia > Tax Tier 4

Parra Rodríguez Abogados’ signature aviation industry expertise is reflected in its tax practice, which routinely advises major airlines on local tax issues, including United Airlines and Cargolux. That being said, the group’s experience extends beyond the aviation sector and it has recently advised companies in the financial services, infrastructure, oilfield services, and technology spheres on contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Tax specialist Álvaro Parra co-heads the group together with María Margarita Parra, who has a focus on tax and real estate. Associate Juan José Goyeneche provides support. Senior associate Marcela Cadavid left to join SanintRivas in November 2022.

Practice head(s):

Álvaro Parra; María Margarita Parra

Key clients

United Airlines

Sudamericana Integral de Construcciones Sudinco (SUDINCO)

Soilmec Colombia

Essilor Colombia

SMBC Aviation Capital

Cargolux Airlines International

Knauf International

Aercap (GE Capital Aviation Services)

Hahn Air

GIS premium Colombia

Fundación Abood Shaio



Netcracker Technology Colombia

BMC Software Colombia

Vuela Aviación (Volaris)

Work highlights

  • Advised Aercap (GE Capital Aviation Services) on taxation in Colombia.
  • Advised United Airlines on tax matters relating to its operations in Colombia.
  • Acted for Cargolux on Colombian tax matters.

Colombia > Labour and employment Tier 5

Parra Rodríguez Abogados mainly acts for domestic and multinational corporations in labour and employment work, but it also has experience in representing employees. The team handles hiring, contract termination, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution matters, and additionally possesses significant capability in social security and immigration issues. Following the departure of former associate director Nataly Traslaviña González, who co-founded Naro Legal towards the end of 2021, the department is now led by associate practice director Mariana García Diaz, a formerly independent lawyer who joined in February 2022. Tax and transactional partner Álvaro Parra Gómez oversees the practice.

Practice head(s):

Mariana García Diaz

Key clients

Netcracker Technology Colombia

United Airlines

BMC Software Colombia

Sudamericana Integral De Construcciones (Sudinco) Colombia

Knauf de Colombia

Fundación Abood Shaio

Corporación Instituto de Cultura Brasil Colombia (IBRACO)

Uberflug Colombia

Drillmec Inc (Colombia branch)

Soilmec Colombia

Seaboard Overseas Colombia



Unión Israelita de Beneficencia de Medellín

Work highlights

  • Advised Netcracker Technology Colombia on labour hiring and termination and workplace regulation.
  • Advised United Airlines (Colombia branch) on labour hiring and termination, workplace regulation and labour harassment matters.

We are a team of lawyers with more than 30 years of experience.

We are aware of the economic, political and social issues of our time.

In this context we can understand better the needs and opportunities of our clients.

Therefore, we can anticipate and provide clear, complete, timely, adequate and simple solutions.

We resolve the most complex and sophisticated issues with pragmatism, in a simple manner and with attachment to the law.

We protect our client’s interests and reputation with ethics and respect for the law.

We build long lasting and successful relationships with national and foreign clients in different economic sectors.

We are discreet because we understand and share the confidentiality need of our client´s businesses.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Bernardo Rodríguez Ossa +57(1) 3764200
Associate Valentina Wagner Gutiérrez +57(1) 3764200
English (fluent)
ABA (American Bar Association)
Mackrell International
Roxin Alliance