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Araújo Ibarra Consultores Internacionales
CALLE 98 #22-64, OF 910

Colombia > International trade and customs Tier 1

International trade is a mainstay at Araújo Ibarra and the boutique is widely lauded for its ‘great experience and deep knowledge of trade matters’. The deep and broad practice offers comprehensive coverage of trade law and related issues, with extensive expertise in trade strategy, free zones, free trade agreements and customs law — both advisory and contentious matters. Managing partner Martín Gustavo Ibarra Pardo is a 50-year veteran expert in trade law and demonstrates ‘excellent management of foreign trade issues and free zones’. Other key names include Olga Lucía Salamanca, who fronts the trade remedies and commercial policy department. Juan David Barbosa left the firm in November 2022 to establish his own practice, LegalB; and former international trade practice head Lina Ocampo and Ricardo López departed in August 2023. Since publication, the firm has hired Andrea Caicedo from Goh as IT&C practice director - effective as of November 2023.

Practice head(s):

Martín Gustavo Ibarra; Olga Lucía Salamanca; Lina Ocampo


A top team! And a great practice.

We value lawyers for their great experience and deep knowledge of trade matters!’

We value its knowledge of customs and foreign trade.

Martín Gustavo Ibarra demonstrates excellent management of foreign trade issues and free zones.

It fields a highly prepared team of professionals, who adapt well to challenges.

We highlight the group for the personalised attention from its partners.

Key clients


Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade

Tenaris TuboCaribe

Loceria Colombiana


Refinería de Cartagena (REFICAR)


Bicicletas Milán




Work highlights

  • Advised Curinde, Curaçao’s free zone operator, on the development of an economic strategy, among other issues.
  • Represented Locería Colombiana in the five-year review for the renewal of the anti-dumping duties in force on imports of china and porcelain tableware from China.
  • Advised Refinería de Cartagena on various matters, including free trade zones, foreign trade and customs-related issues.