Andrés Jaramillo > Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile
Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos Offices
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Competition and Antitrust
Partner of the Competition and Antitrust practice area
He has extensive experience in legal advice and dispute resolution, mainly in matters related to unfair trade, anticompetitive practices, mergers, commercial issues and government contracts before the administrative jurisdiction, the Competition Authority (the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce) and Arbitral Tribunals.
He was a legal analyst for the publishing of the book “General Contracting Statute for Public Administration,” the “Code of Administrative Procedure,” and the “Contract Yearbooks” for the years 1995 and 1996 (Derecho Vigente Ltda).
Spanish and English
Mr. Jaramillo received his Law Degree from Universidad Javeriana and specialized in Business Law at Universidad Externado de Colombia, and in Administrative Law at Universidad Javeriana.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
A top firm for competition and antitrust contentious matters, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos handles a steady stream of important investigations before the SIC, unfair competition cases and class action litigation related to consumer protection. Recognised as a regulatory powerhouse in the country, the firm has also acted in many complex mergers, and is frequently consulted both by companies – in optimisation and innovation processes– and the government. The 10-strong specialised practice is led by senior partner Alfonso Miranda –who has comprehensively practiced across all sectors of the economy– and Andrés Jaramillo, whose considerable track record includes litigation and arbitration related to unfair trade practices. Competition practice director, associate Daniel Beltrán, is also noted.
Competition and public law specialists Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos‘ corporate and M&A area fields four expert partners and is best known for providing specialist tailored advice. Practice head Juan Pablo González, a financial and capital markets specialist is the key practitioner, and the team was further strengthened with the hire of Andrés Parias as corporate and M&A director; a former legal director of the Agricultural Sector Finance Fund (Finagro), he joined from the Superintendence of Securities, where he was a deputy. Fellow co-heads Alfonso Miranda, Felipe Piquero and Andrés Jaramillo are all highly reputed in their specialist areas of competition, litigation and antitrust.
Distinguished by its regulatory and public law knowledge, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos‘ arbitration practice is heavily slanted towards administrative and constitutional law matters relating to public contracts and infrastructure. Three expert partners head the 13-strong practice; Juan Carlos Esguerra is experienced both as counsel and arbitrator in national and international proceedings. Felipe Piquero acts in cases related to public procurement, domestic and international state-responsibility, and human rights law. Acting in several of Colombia’s arbitration centres, Andrés Jaramillo focuses on commercial and administrative contractual matters, and also has niche expertise in port-related issues. However, key associate, practice director María Cristina Martínez, left the firm in July 2020.
Longstanding heavyweight competition and public law boutique Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos handles a mix of regulatory, commercial and contentious matters for an impressive array of TMT clients, including BT, LG, Telefónica and Comcel. Alfonso Miranda and Juan Carlos Esguerra, who both have experience in regulatory and legislative public entities, co-lead the eight-strong department along with Andrés Jaramillo; all three are seasoned litigiators. Associate Andrés Felipe Yáñez focuses on telecommunications and is part of the team working on the public procurement process for the country’s code top level domain (CCTLD), ‘.co’. On the consultancy front, the firm advised a telecoms multinational on its business development, specifically regarding carrier, connectivity and data centre services.
Highly sought after for its deep expertise in both private and public law disputes, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos brings to bear an impressive track record in contentious administrative, constitutional and public law matters. The 13-strong practice is a favoured choice for all-type of contentious matters, from corporate and financial disputes and fiscal liability matters, to challenges to administrative acts, as well as litigation in relation to environmental permits for extractive and construction activities. Founding partner Juan Carlos Esguerra, who has an extended trajectory both in litigation and arbitration that also includes senior public roles. He co-leads the area with Felipe Piquero, who litigates on public procurement and domestic and international state-responsibility matters; and Andrés Jaramillo who focuses primarily on cases related to unfair trade, anticompetitive practices and commercial issues. Director of the public law practice Adriana Nieto, and associate director of litigation Andrés Felipe Cadena are also key practice members.
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