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José Ignacio Leiva

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Castro Leiva Rendón Abogados

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Dispute Resolution, Public Law, Projects. 


Founding partner. Head of the Dispute Resolution Department. Co-head of the Public Law and the Projects and Infrastruture Department.


Founding partner. Co-head of the Projects and Infrastructure Department and the Public Law Department. Involved in dispute resolutions and M&A transactions. Highly renowned in the projects field. Due to his knowledge in public transportation concessions he is frequently required to advise concessionaries in BRT systems. He advises concessionaires in the structuring of the tender and in the financing process. Also acts on behalf of public and private clients involved in these fields.


Spanish and English.


Arbitrator at the Chamber of Commerce of Cali, Construlegal, Cámara Colombiana de la Infraestructura.


Lawyer, Universidad Javeriana; Administrative Law, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario; Alternative Conflict Resolution and Arbitration, Western Sydney University.



Within: Projects

Highly specialised in infrastructure, Castro Leiva Rendón Abogados SAS has been gaining experience in the financing side after obtaining results in the structuring and execution of infrastructure projects, thereby allowing the firm to accompany clients throughout the entire project life-cycle. Founding partners Marcela Castro and José Ignacio Leiva lead the seven-strong practice, which acted as legal advisor to the concessionaire and the sponsors in the financing process for Concesión Pacífico Tres, undertaken in both local and foreign financial markets via a senior secured notes issue (in USD and UVR) and long-term loans facilities. The team had previously advised the concessionaire in the public bid process for the award of the concession contract under a PPP scheme. Other main clients include Ashmore Management Company, Grupo Metrobus, Concesión Alto Magdalena and Concesión Costera Cartagena Barranquilla.

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Colombia: Dispute resolution


Within: Arbitration

Highly specialised in the infrastructure sector, Castro Leiva Rendón Abogados SAS handles arbitration proceedings and alternative conflict resolution mechanisms, among others. The practice lead by José Ignacio Leiva represented ETMA (Empresa De Transporte Masivo y Alimentador) in an arbitration process against Empresa De Transporte Del Tercer Milenio Transmilenio derived from the alleged obligation to return used vehicles to Transmilenio. Other clients include Metrobus, Empresas Municipales de Cali (EMCALI) and Unimetro.

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