Catalina Hoyos > Goh > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

  • Tax Law
  • Arbitration
  • ITE


Founding Partner


Catalina is the partner in charge of the Tax Law and Tax Litigation Practices of the Firm. Her singular experience in arbitration panels stands out as well.

For her versatility, she has stood out in a number of fields of advisory and consulting work done for professional associations, the government and business enterprises. This includes litigation, transfer pricing disputes, mergers and acquisitions, definition of tax policies, digital economy, capital markets and international matters. Clients, professional associations and the authorities often turn to her to consult when they are facing the most critical decisions, and place their regulatory, litigation and negotiation strategies in her hands. Catalina’s credibility is impressive, not only among her peers and clients, but also with respect to the authorities that launch public policies in the country.

Catalina has been recognized as one of the most influential persons of the country. She has been professor of all the important universities and colleges of Colombia, as well as guest professor at various universities and institutions around the world; her interest in studying and learning is undeviating, permanent. She has been President and President of the Academic Commission of the Colombian Institute of Tax Law – of which it is an honor member. Her academic production is shown by the numerous works that she has published in books and specialized magazines in countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Holland, Belgium, Spain, the United States, India, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Argentina among others.

Catalina stands out for her strong education in technology and digital economy. She has used this in her profession permanently. Her preparation in these matters is not only confined to the legal aspects but also to the technical ones, thanks to the courses that she is permanently pursuing in the best universities of the world. Undoubtedly, she is a lawyer with a keen understanding of the changes that the world has undergone during the last years, and with the ability to foresee the challenges that confront companies and institutions as a consequence of such changes.

Her experience as arbiter for and attorney before arbitration panels has also been highlighted for the rigor and precision of her work. Catalina was arbiter of the most significant arbitration panel of recent history in the country. She has been appointed as expert in international arbitration panels.


  • Espanish
  • English
  • Portuguese


  • Colombian Institute of Tax Law
  • Latin-American Institute of Tax Law
  • International Fiscal Association — IFA
  • International Bar Association — IBA
  • Appointed as Arbitrator in the list of the Superintendence of Companies


Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario (1998) Scholarship student, 1996-1998. Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA, for the Spanish initials) from the Universidad de Salamanca. Candidate to PhD degree at U. Salamanca (PhD in Management, Justice and Public Finance). Current student of the LLM program in International Disputes at Queen Mary University of London. Specialist in tax law of Universidad del Rosario (2000) and specialist in international taxation (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España, 2006 and Universidad Austral de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002). Pursued executive studies in Fiscal and Management Policy (U. de Harvard), Blockchain (MIT), FinTech (Universidad de Oxford) and A Drive for Innovation (IESE- Universidad de Navarra).

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Tax

(Hall of Fame)

Catalina HoyosGoh

Tax is a firm-wide sweet spot for Goh and it impresses clients with its ‘combination of professional excellence and business understanding‘. Well weighted between private and public sector work, the full-spectrum practice handles tax planning, transaction structuring and contentious matters for an increasingly lengthy roster of leading companies. Catalina Hoyos is sought after for her combination of transactional tax and tax litigation expertise; she recently advised Interconexión Eléctrica on the tax aspects of its $331m bond offering on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Managing partner Juan Pablo Godoy is recommended for his specialist focus on the extractive and infrastructure industries. The group also includes tax partner Mónica Inés Hernández and associate directors Luís Felipe Noreña and Catalina Amaris.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

Goh‘s litigation group is particularly active in litigation regarding the infrastructure, energy and construction industries — it is also equipped to handle contentious bankruptcy, competition and insolvency proceedings. Founding partner and tax law head Catalina Hoyos is particularly recommended for her robust tax litigation expertise. She is supported by a solid group of younger lawyers, including associate David Leonardo López, who is noted for his experience in road infrastructure, energy and healthcare disputes, and Daniela Fernanda Rincón, who is a dispute resolution-focused junior associate.