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 > Dispute resolution > Litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Juan Pablo BonillaPosse Herrera Ruiz

According to satisfied clients, Posse Herrera Ruiz stands out for the ‘experience and knowledge of its partners’, who provide ‘personalised attention and permanent availability’. The group’s other key assets, as identified by sources, include its comprehensive industry coverage and its formidably deep bench, which draws on the skill sets of four specialist dispute resolution partners. Department co-head Daniel Posse is regarded by many as a reference in the market due to his experience in representing clients in complex proceedings in all of Colombia’s courts as well as before major domestic and international arbitral venues. Posse is spearheading the team’s advice to new client, Grupo Nutresa, in contentious matters connected to Grupo Gilinski’s headline-grabbing attempted hostile takeover of Grupo Nutresa, Grupo Sura, and Grupo Argos. Fellow practice co-head Carolina Posada is highlighted as a ‘close, creative, available partner who empowers her team’ and also brings to bear broad expertise in civil and administrative litigation, as well as national and international arbitration. Among Posada’s recent cases, she is representing Eladio Bueno, a British citizen, in an exequatur proceeding before the Supreme Court of Justice. Rounding out the partners’ group are Pablo Enrique Sierra, who specialises in litigation, and Juan Pablo Bonilla, who handles a mix of judicial and arbitral proceedings. The team is assisted by a deep pool of associates, including seniors Alejandro Casas, María Isabel Osorio, Laura Vengoechea and Pedro Miguel Álvarez (who was promoted to practice director in March 2024), as well as intermediates Juan David Fiallo and Medelllín-based Natalia Tobón — all of whom provide dedicated support to the dispute resolution group.