Juan Pablo González > Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos
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Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A


Partners of the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A practice areas


Mr. González has advised numerous domestic and international institutions on matters related to financial, securities and corporate law. He was a member of the commission to draft the Securities Market Law under the leadership of the Ministry of Finance.

He has more than 30 years of experience advising national and international companies in the financial sector. He served as Legal Vice President and Executive Vice President of the Bogotá Stock Exchange, where he led the integration of the Colombian Stock Exchange and was responsible for the management of the startup of the Colombian Electronic Market.

Additionally, he was a member of the commission that drafted the Securities Market Law under the leadership of the Ministry of Finance.

Has been professor of Universidad Javeriana y del Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración – CESA. Currently he is Financial Law professor of in Universidad Javeriana.


Spanish and English


  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Lawyer, 1993
  • Masters Degree in Law (LL.M), Cornell University, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Banking and finance

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos houses a compact banking and finance department, which has remained busy recently advising on a mix of debt restructurings, fund-related matters and regulatory issues. Department head Juan Pablo González brings to bear significant industry experience earned during his time as a vice president of the Bogotá Stock Exchange. Recently promoted partner Verónica Arango Lux is recommended for her activity in financial services transactions.

Colombia > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Juan Pablo GonzálezEsguerra Asesores Jurídicos

Esguerra Legal Advisors is distinguished by the ‘direct and consistent attention provided by partners‘, according to sources. The firm’s client roster is comprised of many public companies, which the group routinely advises on equity-related matters, including regulatory issues. On the debt side, practice head Juan Pablo Gonzalez recently advised Itaú Corpbanca on its landmark offering of ordinary bonds on a recurrent placement modality, which had significant regulatory implications. Newly promoted (January 2022) partner Veronica Arango Lux specialises in in corporate and finance law and is also recommended. In February 2022, associate María Andrea Ballén joined the team from the Superintendency of Corporations.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A

Commended for its ability to ‘transmit confidence‘, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos‘s corporate team is a prominent player in mid-market deals. Lawyers are valued for their ‘understanding of the business‘ and are well versed across all key industry segments, with a strong recent showing in the financial services, infrastructure, healthcare and energy sectors. Led jointly by corporate finance specialist Juan Pablo González   and corporate and compliance partner Andrés Parias , the team handles a range of transactional and compliance matters. Other recommended names include competition specialist Andrés Jaramillo  , Verónica Arango Lux  — who was promoted to partner in January 2022 — and corporate and commercial-focused associate Maria Clara Londoño . In August 2021, associate Nicolás Arocha Roldán left to study in the UK.