Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados > Medellin, Colombia > Firm Profile

Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados
CARRERA 43, NO 36-39 ED CENTRO 2000
OFICINA 406
MEDELLIN
Colombia

City focus > Medellín Tier 1

‘A group of very well-prepared professionals‘, nationally renowned boutique Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados provides a ‘personalised service, without immersing itself in the bureaucracy of some of the big law firms‘, according to satisfied clients. From dual offices in Medellín — which remains its headquarters — and Bogotá, the firm specialises in advising on the full range of insurance work, with its civil liability expertise among the best in the country. The team is most recognised for its dispute resolution prowess, which spans claims related to accidents, environmental contamination, product liability, medical malpractice, constructor liability and others; it also advises on regulatory matters. Highly regarded founding partner and former Supreme Court judge Javier Tamayo Jaramillo is sought after for his top-level insurance expertise; he recently acted alongside civil and state liability specialist Daniel Ossa Gómez to represent Emgesa in bringing national arbitration proceedings against Grupo ICT II and OHL Colombia seeking compensation for damages and loss of profits caused by the allegedly defective construction of the El Quimbo Hydroelectric Project. The group also includes Laura Castaño Echeverri , who is noted for complex litigation; Carlos Andres Gonzales Galvís, who focuses on insurance and risk analysis; Luis Miguel Gómez, who advises on dispute resolution; and Margarita Rosa Jaramillo, who handles liability and insurance.

Testimonials

‘It is a carefully selected team that follows its field and procedural aspects very well. They are a group of very well-prepared professionals, who provide a very personalised service, without immersing itself in the bureaucracy of some of the big law firms.’

‘This law firm is well prepared to take on litigation in civil cassation matters —this area is very specialised and it is not common to find expert lawyers who know the subject. Lawyers differentiate themselves through their preparation.’

‘For me, the firm’s ‘plus’ is its very specialised knowledge in the area of civil law – civil liability – that places it as one of the best firms in this area in the country. Its director is an authority in the field.’

‘Lawyers and partners complement each other in the implementation of litigation strategy in order to achieve a clear and decisive approach in defending the interests of their clients.’

‘It is a widely recognised firm in the insurance sector. Lawyers’ teamwork denotes harmony and collaboration, and they have extensive knowledge of insurance law and liability issues.’

‘We value the firm’s capacity and national recognition. Its ethics and ability to present alternatives and different defence fronts in the entrusted cases.’

‘Excellent knowledge and application of complex areas of Colombian law. User-friendly and responsive to court deadlines.’

‘Javier Tamayo Jaramillo demonstrates comprehensive and in-depth understanding of complex aspects of Colombian law. Daniel Ossa Gómez has a practical and commercial approach and maintained a seamless working relationship even on UK-based litigation with a UK defence team.’

Colombia > Insurance Tier 2

Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados garners plaudits for its ‘extensive knowledge of insurance law and liability issues’ as well as for its ‘great client-service attitude'. As an insurance boutique, the firm brings to bear extensive knowledge in all core areas of the sphere, with a keen focus on dispute resolution. Key names include seasoned expert Javier Tamayo Jaramillo, who is particularly recognised for his expertise in civil and medical liability. The group also includes risk analysis specialist Carlos Andres Gonzales Galvís, Daniel Ossa Gómez, whose practice has an emphasis on civil and state liability and fiscal liability, and Laura Castaño Echeverri, who is noted for transportation-related work.

Practice head(s):

Javier Tamayo Jaramillo; Daniel Ossa Gómez; Carlos Andrés González Galvis

Testimonials

‘For me, everyone in the office is very efficient, they are always willing to collaborate and they have a great client-service attitude. I highlight lawyers’ commitment and knowledge.’

‘The team is a vision of rectitude, ethical and legal principles, with high quality standards in its functions and service.’

‘The firm stands out for its knowledge and expertise in everything that is assigned to it.’

‘It is a widely recognised firm in the insurance sector. Lawyers’ teamwork denotes harmony and collaboration, and they have extensive knowledge of insurance law and liability issues.’

‘We value the firm for its reputation and experience.’

‘Laura Castaño Echeverri and Carlos Andres Gonzales Galvís are tireless in their work, their ideas and recommendations are sensible and correct and show empathy with the client and its needs.’

Key clients

Aseguradora Solidaria de Colombia

Cemex Colombia

Seguros Generales Suramericana

Seguros de Vida Suramericana

HDI Seguros

HDI Seguros de Vida

Compañía Aseguradora de Fianzas (Confianza)

SBS Seguros

Sodimac Colombia

Chubb Seguros Colombia

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented HDI Seguros before the Supreme Court of Justice regarding claims of an abusive clause made by Rapido El Carmen as a result of a bus accident.
  • Represented Seguros Generales Suramericana, as the insurer of a patient refused an abortion, in a complex medical negligence case.
  • Represented Compañía Aseguradora de Fianzas in claims connected to a breach of contract in the construction of a gas pipeline.

Dispute resolution > Litigation Tier 3

A ‘group of very well-prepared professionals‘, Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados‘ litigation team strikes the right note with sources for its ‘very holistic management of litigation issues‘. As an insurance-driven boutique, the group has a focus on civil liability disputes and satisfied clients say that its specialist knowledge in this field marks it ‘as one of the best firms in this area in the country‘, with contractual non-compliance, environmental contamination, product liability and constructor liability all among its strong suits. Javier Tamayo Jaramillo is commended for his ‘in-depth understanding of complex aspects of Colombian law‘ and is widely considered a leading authority on civil and medical liability. Other key partners include contract and civil law specialist Laura Castaño Echeverri — who co-heads the department alongside Tamayo Jaramillo; the ‘practical and commercialDaniel Ossa Gómez, risk analysis partner Carlos Andrés González and Luis Miguel Gómez, who is well versed in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. At associate level, Daniel Bedoya and Luis David Pérez are well-primed to provide support in civil liability cases.

Practice head(s):

Javier Tamayo Jaramillo; Laura Castaño Echeverri

Testimonials

‘It is a carefully selected team that follows its field and procedural aspects very well. It is a group of very well-prepared professionals, who provide a very personalised service, without immersing themselves in the bureaucracy of some of the big law firms.’

‘It is an office that offers a very holistic management of litigation issues, with great strength in knowledge of the procedural regime in Colombia.’

‘This law firm is well prepared to take on litigation in civil cassation matters —this area is very specialised and it is not common to find expert lawyers who know the subject. Lawyers differentiate themselves through their preparation.’

‘For me, the firm’s ‘plus’ is its very specialised knowledge in the area of civil law – civil liability – that places it as one of the best firms in this area in the country. Its director is an authority in the field.’

‘Lawyers and partners complement each other in the implementation of litigation strategy in order to achieve a clear and decisive approach in defending the interests of their clients.’

‘We value the firm’s capacity and national recognition. Its ethics and ability to present alternatives and different defence fronts in the entrusted cases.’

‘Excellent knowledge and application of complex areas of Colombian law. User-friendly and responsive to court deadlines.’

‘Javier Tamayo Jaramillo demonstrates comprehensive and in-depth understanding of complex aspects of Colombian law. Daniel Ossa Gómez has a practical and commercial approach and maintained a seamless working relationship even on UK-based litigation with a UK defence team.’

Key clients

Bancolombia

Industrial Conconcreto

Centro Comercial Hayuelos

Guillermo León Gómez

GeoPark Colombia

Constructora Monserrate de Colombia and Constructora Monteparaíso

Emgesa

Consorcio HHA

Arquitectura y Concreto

Inhabitants of the Space and Asensi buildings

Promigas

Aluminio Nacional (Alumina)

Electricaribe

Fenoco

Eduardo Botero Soto

Procaps

Clínica CardioVid

Eficacia

Bienes & Bienes

Nerd´s kitchen

Gramalote

Coomeva Medicina Prepagada

Parque Comercial El Tesoro

Accenorte – Devinorte

Work highlights

  • Represented the owners and inhabitants of the ‘Space’ building in a group action seeking compensation for damages caused by deficiencies in the construction of the building.
  • Acted for Eficacia in bringing a breach of contract claim against security company, Fortox.
  • Represented Gramalote in two judicial proceedings concerning the expropriation of the mining properties ‘El Balsal’ and ‘Peñas Azules’.

The firm was established in 1980 by Dr Javier Tamayo Jaramillo with the objective of providing specialized legal advice and representation in judicial and arbitration litigation in civil and state liability, insurance and reinsurance law, and transportation law.

Subsequently, the firm adopted the name of TAMAYO JARAMILLO & ASOCIADOS, and included new areas of work, such as advice on the celebration and execution of contracts, handling of class actions law suits, cassation suits and public contracting.

In 2020, Dr Javier Tamayo Jaramillo included as partners and shareholders of TAMAYO JARAMILLO & ASOCIADOS five of the most distinguished lawyers who have worked for the firm: Carlos Andrés González Galvis, Laura Castaño Echeverri, Daniel Ossa Gómez, Margarita Jaramillo Cossio and Luis Miguel Gómez Gómez Gómez.

Dr Javier Tamayo Jaramillo continues as founding partner and director of the firm, and Dr Alfonso Cadavid Quintero serves as a consultant in criminal matters.

Main areas of practice
Dispute resolution: The firm has extensive experience in the representation of its clients before the ordinary and administrative jurisdiction. Also before arbitration courts, including the preparation and opposition of appeals for annulment of arbitral awards.

The firm assists its clients in class action law suits brought to court in matters related with: land and air transportation accidents, collapse or ruin of constructions of all kinds, environmental pollution, earthquakes, explosions, floods, fires, defective or dangerous products, etc. During the last few years we have successfully represented companies sued for the contamination of the Bogotá River and for the construction of hydroelectric projects.

We are currently representing victims in several class actions arising from the ruin of several buildings in the city of Medellín.

Insurance: We provide advice in legal and technical situations related to insurance contracts. Particularly, the firm attends judicial and extrajudicial claims, objections and reconsiderations, among others, in matters of:

  • Personal insurance: life insurance, personal accident insurance, hospitalization and surgery insurance.
  • Compliance and liability insurance: general liability insurance (with all its special coverages, particularly product liability insurance), compliance bonds, credit insurance, directors and officers insurance, professional liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, fidelity and financial risks insurance .
  • Damage and property insurance: transport insurance associated with any mode of transport (road, river, rail, maritime and air), fire insurance, loss of profit insurance, construction and assembly insurance.

Our role also extends to assisting our clients in all legal aspects related to the insurance contract, including advice on the design and structuring of the insurance program, the handling of judicial and arbitration proceedings related to this contract, representing the insurer, the insured and, in the case of liability insurance and personal insurance, also the beneficiaries.

Likewise, we are adjusters in claims of all types of policies, particularly in compliance and liability policies.

Finally, we also advise on reinsurance matters (proportional and non-proportional, and the different categories within them).

Transportation: The firm’s lawyers are highly qualified to provide legal advice as well as legal proceedings (including arbitration) related to the contract of carriage of persons and goods, associated with all modes of transportation (road, river, rail, air and maritime), as well as all matters related to transportation insurance.

Contract law advisement: We are experts in drafting contracts for our clients, ensuring that their interests and needs are duly regulated. In addition, we provide ongoing advice during the stages of execution, termination and liquidation of the contract, drafting and reviewing communications, studying documents and issuing professional opinions at the request of our clients, all with a view to preventing eventual disputes from reaching the courts.

Fiscal liability: We provide advice in fiscal liability proceedings before all Colombian comptroller offices derived from fraud causing damages to the State, due to the public officials or State contractor’s conduct.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Liability in general Javier Tamayo Jaramillotamayoasociados@tamayoasociados.com+57 3014302595
Civil and State liability Daniel Ossa Gómezdaniel.ossa@tamayoasociados.com+ 57 3006193178
Insurance Carlos Andrés Gonzálezcarlos.gonzalez@tamayoasociados.com+57 3207261398
Transportation law Laura Castaño Echeverrilaura.castano@tamayoasociados.com+57 3193875094
Dispute resolution Luis Miguel Gómez Gómezluis.gomez@tamayoasociados.com+57 3014198767
Fiscal liability Margarita Rosa Jaramillo Cossiomargarita.jaramillo@tamayoasociados.com+57 3164711751
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Laura Castaño Echeverri photoMrs Laura Castaño EcheverriMrs. Laura Castaño Echeverri has worked in the firm since 2014 as…
Luis Miguel Gómez Gómez photoMr Luis Miguel Gómez GómezMr. Luis Miguel Gómez Gómez started working in the firm in 2012…
Carlos Andrés González Galvis photoMr Carlos Andrés González GalvisMr. Carlos Andrés González Galvis has worked in the firm since 2009…
Margarita Rosa Jaramillo Cossio photoMrs Margarita Rosa Jaramillo CossioMrs. Margarita Rosa Jaramillo Cossio has worked in the firm as an…
Daniel Ossa Gómez photoMr Daniel Ossa GómezMr. Ossa Gómez joined the firm as a partner on October, 2020.…
Javier Tamayo Jaramillo photoDr Javier Tamayo JaramilloFounding Partner
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