Camilo Cortés > Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas
CRA. 7 NO 71-52
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Work Department

Tax and Private Wealth




Camilo is a partner and head of the Firm’s Tax group. He is also in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, and Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation groups. Major legal directories universally recommend him for his depth of knowledge and experience in this area. With almost 30 years in the field, Camilo’s practice benefits from his previous experience at a leading tax boutique firm, as well as his international education at Universidad Austral de Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Harvard University (USA). He handles the full range of tax work, including day-to-day advisory and planning, transaction structuring, internal reorganizations and corporate restructurings, and litigation. His clients include leading local entities and major multinationals from a variety of sectors, including construction, energy and natural resources, manufacturing, consumer goods, foods and beverages, and IT industries.


english and spanish


  • Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Member of the Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Tributario
  • Member of STEP – Advising Families Across Generations


Austral University of Buenos Aires, 2003, International Tax Law

Harvard University Law School, 1999, Program of Instruction for Lawyers

Universidad de los Andes, 1993, LL.M., Tax Law

Universidad de los Andes, 1991, JD

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Real estate

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas’ real estate team finds favour for its ‘deep knowledge of national and municipal regulations’. Acting for a range of industry participants — including domestic and international investors, developers, occupants and lenders — the group is particularly well versed in transactional work, but is also equipped to handle regulatory matters. Corporate head Eduardo Cárdenas oversees a practice that also draws on tax partner Camilo Cortés and María Paula Álvarez, who was promoted to real estate practice director in April 2022.

Colombia > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Camilo CortésDentons Cardenas & Cardenas

Among Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas’ main attributes, it stands out for its ability to draw on the wider firm’s global network for support on cross-border tax matters, which is a key advantage for multinational clients. A strong performer in transactional tax, including corporate, finance, and capital markets-related work, the team also routinely advises on tax litigation. Experienced sector specialist Camilo Cortés covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious tax law, with a focus on tax planning, advisory, and transaction structuring. Cortés co-heads the department together with Carmen Sanabria, who handles tax litigation and advisory matters; and transactional tax partner Ernesto Lopez. Senior associate Nathalie Medina provides capable support.