Ms Carolina Posada > Posse Herrera Ruiz > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Posse Herrera Ruiz
CRA 7 NO 71-52

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Carolina Posada is a Partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz, co-directs the area of Dispute Resolution and focuses in national and international arbitration, as well as in judicial processes.


She has more than 24 years of experience, with a proven track record of success representing local and foreign clients before civil and administrative courts, as well as national and international arbitration tribunals. Her professional practice comprises contractual liability, damages, insurance and reinsurance, distribution contracts, corporate and M&A disputes, construction, and infrastructure, among others.

She is part of the roster of arbitrators of the main Arbitration Centers of the country’s Chambers of Commerce, the Superintendency of Corporations and of AMCHAM Peru. She is also a sports arbitrator of the Dispute Resolution Chamber of the Colombian Football Federation and the Chamber of Commerce of Cali.

Carolina is a member of the Colombian Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) and has acted as an expert in Colombian law before state courts in the United States.

She is recognized in Chambers & Partners as a Band 2 lawyer in Dispute Resolution. The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal consider her as a leader in her field. Benchmark Litigation recognizes her as “litigation star” and has included her for 3 years in a row, among the “Top 25 Lat-Am Women in Litigation”.

In 2019, Carolina was awarded as the best litigator in Latin America by Euromoney Legal Group.

Admitted to practice in Colombia since 1997.


She speaks Spanish and English.


• Universidad Externado de Colombia Postgraduate studies in Responsibility and Compensable Damage, 2002 Bogotá, Colombia.

• Universidad de La Sabana J.D., 1997 Bogotá, Colombia.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > City focus > Medellín

Housing ‘a strong interdisciplinary team, with experts in complementary issues‘, Posse Herrera Ruiz‘s Medellín offering is not merely a satellite office, but a significant player in the local market. The full-service heavyweight continues to invest in its platform the city, most recently promoting  infrastructure and public law specialist Cristina Vásquez to partner in January 2022 — she is fully based in Medellín. Among Vásquez’s recent mandates, she notably led the firm’s advice to Akuo Energy on the financing of its Planeta Rica renewable energy project. The group also benefits from the senior experience of dispute resolution heavy-hitter Carolina Posada and international trade and tax specialist Juan Camilo De Bedout — both split their time between Bogotá and Medellín. The office is further supported by a talented band of associates and directors, which includes new customs and international trade director María Paula Sánchez, who joined in October 2021 from local boutique Legal Comex. Additional capable associates include dispute resolution-focused Natalia Tobón, who ‘stands out for her knowledge in the procedural field‘, and Julián Aguirre, who has an emphasis on corporate matters, investment funds and fintech.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

(Leading individuals)

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Put simply, dispute resolution powerhouse Posse Herrera Ruiz fields ‘a dream team’ in the litigation area, with lawyers receiving rave reviews for being ‘soft in their treatment but implacable on the battlefield‘. The group’s commercial awareness and swift responsive times are notably recurring themes among sources, with one asserting: ‘They do not miss a deadline, or a delivery’. Covering the full gamut of contentious matters, the firm has notched up an impressive record of appearances throughout all of the lower civil and administrative courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Justice, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court. The deep bench counts four partners among its ranks, with widely revered department co-head Daniel Posse highlighted for his ‘commitment, responsibility and initiative in generating solutions‘; he is representing Granitos y Mármoles in a consumer protection proceeding brought by Edificio Peñas Blancas alleging defects to the façade of the building. Fellow group co-lead Carolina Posadaknows when to fight and when to reconcile‘; she is advising Alianza Fiduciaria on a $5.5m contractual dispute proceeding. Pablo Enrique Sierra, who is focused on litigation, and Juan Pablo Bonilla, who has a broad litigation and arbitration practice, are also recommended at partner level. Associate support is provided by senior María Isabel Osorio (‘always there to meet the needs of clients‘) and intermediate associates Natalia Tobón (‘stands out for her professionalism, kindness and knowledge of the client‘), Laura Vengoechea (‘very detailed and studious‘) and Pedro Miguel Alvarez, who has an emphasis on arbitration and corporate disputes.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Arbitration

(Leading individuals)

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The ‘very comprehensive‘ arbitration practice at Posse Herrera Ruiz strikes the right note with sources for consistently committing the ‘maximum effort in satisfying the needs of its clients‘. The sizeable 12-lawyer-strong group represents local and international clients on a mix of domestic and international arbitration, including commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and arbitral award enforcement proceedings. Among the names to note, Daniel Posse is recommended for his ‘enormous experience in dealing with judicial and arbitration processes‘; he led the firm’s advice to the members of the CCC Ituango consortium in an arbitration against Empresas Públicas de Medellín concerning liability for the collapse of the auxiliary diversion gallery of the Ituango Hydroelectric Project. Posse co-heads the department alongside Carolina Posada, who ‘integrates very well into work teams‘ and has notched up an impressive record of cases in the construction, energy and defence spheres. The practice also fields an impressive second line of younger lawyers, with senior associate Estefania Ponce standing out for her marked focus on arbitration — notably, she is qualified in Colombia, New York and Paris. Additionally, sources highlight senior associate Laura Vengoechea (‘a good legal command of the issues‘), associate Natalia Tobón (‘technically impeccable‘), and associate Daniela Corchuelo (‘great knowledge in procedural matters‘). Senior associate María Isabel Osorio and associate Alejandro Casas also provide capable support.

Colombia > Insurance

Lawyers at Posse Herrera Ruiz possess ‘great knowledge of insurance‘. The multidisciplinary group draws upon partners in corporate, financial law and litigation to provide broad coverage of the sector. Corporate specialist Oscar Tutasaura is noted for his non-contentious expertise and recently handled various regulatory, commercial and transactional matters. On the contentious front, high-profile litigator Carolina Posada is a key contact; she co-heads the practice together with Tutasaura. Financial law and capital markets partner Natalia Escobar is also equipped to advise on insurance law matters. Support is provided by director Diana Salazar, who specialises in energy and insurance and demonstrates ‘mastery of the insurance area‘.

Colombia > Public law

Posse Herrera Ruiz‘s public law group is valued for its ‘mastery of determining issues‘ and for its ‘innovative contributions‘. Arguably best known for its strength in projects-related matters (including public bids and project finance), the team also links up with the firm’s top-tier dispute resolution practice to handle administrative law proceedings, including fiscal responsibility cases. The department is led jointly by infrastructure specialist José Alejandro Torres and dispute resolution partner Alejandro Turbay, and also leans on high-profile litigator Carolina Posada and infrastructure-focused Cristina Vásquez, who made partner in January 2022.