Mr Juan Pablo Bonilla > Posse Herrera Ruiz > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Posse Herrera Ruiz
CRA 7 NO 71-52

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Juan Pablo Bonilla is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His professional practice focuses on conflict resolution.


Juan Pablo has more than 15 years of experience in the attention of judicial and arbitration processes. He has successfully represented local and international clients before civil and administrative jurisdiction, arbitration tribunals and administrative authorities. His experience is significant in litigation matters related to civil and administrative contracts, liability proceedings, insolvency proceedings, consumer rights, restrictive competition practices and unfair competition.

He has participated in multiple arbitrations as a proxy, secretary and arbitrator. He is a member of the A list of arbitrators of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, as well as of the list of Secretaries of that same entity. He has participated as a lecturer in academic events organized by the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.

Juan Pablo is a lawyer from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and has a specialization in Legal Business Relations from the same university.


He speaks Spanish and English.


· Universidad Externado de Colombia Specialization in Contracts and Legal Business Relations, 2005 Bogotá, Colombia.
· Externado University of Colombia Lawyer, 2003 Bogotá, Colombia.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Competition and antitrust

(Next Generation Partners)

Juan Pablo BonillaPosse Herrera Ruiz

Always available and attentive‘, Posse Herrera Ruiz‘s competition group is distinguished by its ‘impeccable‘ client service. Noted for his ‘clear and timely‘ advice, department head Jorge De Los Ríos steers a well-rounded team that advises on a mix of merger reviews, antitrust investigations and competition litigation. Recent highlights included advising Grupo Orbis on merger proceedings connected to its acquisition by AkzoNobel Coatings International, and also representing Laboratorio Franco Colombiano Lafrancol in two SIC investigations concerning the alleged violation of the domestic drug price control regime — De los Ríos led both sets of matters. The group also includes newly promoted partner Juan Pablo Bonilla, who has a focus on conflict resolution; as well as associates Laura Torrado and Adriana Otero, who both support on competition, data protection and consumer protection matters.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Juan Pablo BonillaPosse Herrera Ruiz

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.