Mrs Ximena Zuleta > Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas
CRA. 7 NO 71-52
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Public Law, Competition and Antitrust, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Arbitration




Ximena is a partner in the firm’s public law, competition and antitrust, and litigation and dispute resolution, arbitration practice groups. She is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by international legal directories. Her 30 years of experience include roles on a range of major government tender processes as well as contentious matters, including litigation and domestic and international arbitration in connection with infrastructure projects and public law.

She benefits from an international education at Pace University and an LLM from Harvard Law School, and from a period at formerly leading dispute resolution boutique firm Fernández de Soto & Asociados.

In the public law and projects area, Ximena lately advised new clients in the tender processes for the award of the Metro de Bogota and the Regiotram concession contracts. She has participated in Colombia’s major infrastructure projects such as 4G and 5G projects.

In the disputes resolution area, Ximena recently took part in an ICC arbitration, in representation of a Spanish company that dealt with a controversy with a subcontractor of major equipment in an infrastructure project in Colombia. The arbitral award was favorable to the client.


english and spanish


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2009, Competition Law and Free Trade

Harvard Law School, 1993, LL.M.

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, 1992, International Trade Law

Universidad de los Andes, 1989, JD

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Ximena ZuletaDentons Cardenas & Cardenas

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas‘ strength in advising on the local leg of multi-jurisdictional merger reviews was recently demonstrated by its roles in a clutch of high-profile transactions. Ximena Zuleta has an emphasis on public law, competition and dispute resolution and acted for Groupe Lactalis on the merger control procedure connected to its acquisition of the international cheese business of Kraft Heinz. Senior associate Carlos Arboleda left the firm.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas fields a full-service dispute resolution practice, which is equipped to advise on the full spread of contentious matters, from pre-litigation advice through to major litigation and arbitration proceedings. The firm’s extensive global network marks it as a key partner for multinational companies, with Ford, Samsung and Donaldson Company among its representative clients — it also enjoys close relationships with leading domestic and regional corporations. Andrés Fernández de Soto co-heads the department and brings nearly four decades of experience to his role; he recently paired up with public law and competition specialist Ximena Zuleta to represent Aecom Technical Services in landmark state-private company litigation, in which a governmental entity is claiming breach of contract for the supervision of a major Colombian resettlement project. Senior associate Paula Vejarano co-leads the practice and combines strength in litigation and arbitration matters. Other key associates include Carlos Miranda, who is noted for commercial and administrative litigation, and Daniel Jimenez Pastor, who has a focus on dispute resolution connected to corporate transactions.

Colombia > Public law

(Leading individuals)

Ximena ZuletaDentons Cardenas & Cardenas

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas advises domestic and multinational companies on a broad array of public law matters, including contentious procurement issues and sanctions proceedings. Department lead Ximena Zuleta is a ‘skilful attorney with a very relevant commercial awareness‘ and has an emphasis on bidding processes, including contentious work. Andrés Fernández de Soto is noted for his record in administrative law disputes and Pablo Jaramillo is focused on project transactions. At associate level Laura Streubel, who sits in the project development group, and the ‘fully committedNicolás Díaz are recommended.