Firm Profile > Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados > Medellin, Colombia

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

City focus > Medellín Tier 1

Medellín-based but with a Bogotá office and a national reputation, 14-strong insurance specialist firm Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados has a 25-year trajectory handling the full range of insurance and underwriting matters, along with related disputes and contentious work. It also handles transport law. Particularly known for its litigation practice where it handles major claims, accidents, environmental pollution, product liability, medical malpractice, machinery failure and constructor liability, among other matters, the disputes team represents clients in the civil, labour and administrative courts and before state entities such as the SIC; it also handles class actions suits and arbitration. Firm founder, former Supreme Court judge and co-founder of IARCE (today the Instituto Colombiano de Responsibilidad Civil y del Estado), Javier Tamayo Jaramillo has over 40 years' experience in insurance and is one of the foremost jurists in his field. Fluent in English and German as well as Spanish, insurance and risk analysis specialist Laura Restrepo Madrid has over 20 years at the firm (and its predecessor, Tamayo & Moreno). Beyond senior partner level, however, the firm has undergone a major restructuring. Following the February 2020 departure of Ana Catalina Restrepo (to DAC Beachcroft Colombia), and the subsequent June 2020 departures of Laura Restrepo and Ana Isabel Villa to establish their own firm, former senior associates Carlos Andres Gonzales Galvís (risk analysis, insurance, liability, litigation and  procedural law), Luis Miguel Gómez (litigation) and Margarita Rosa Jaramillo (liability and insurance law ) were all made partners after more than a decade as associates, as were Daniel Ossa Gómez, who returned to the firm after a year as head of legal processes and reclamations at EPM; and Laura Castaño Echeverri (litigation and consulting in civil liability, insurance, and contract law) who returned from Ariza & Marin. In the wake of the above, insurance specialist Juliana Gómez Londoño is the key associate.

Key clients

Chubb Seguros Colombia

Seguros Generales Suramericana

Seguros de Vida Suramericana

HDI Seguros / HDI Seguros de Vida

Compañía Aseguradora de Fianzas – Confianza

SBS Seguros

Bancolombia

Industrial Concretodo

Aeronáutica Civil de olombia

Consorcio HHA

Arquitectura y Concreto

Inhabitants of Space and Asensi Buildings

Promigas

Celsia

Constructora Monserrate de Colombia / Constructora Monteparaíso

Aluminio Nacional (Alumina)

Electricaribe

Fenoco

Eduardo Botero Soto

Colombia > Insurance Tier 2

The insurance practice at Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados has recently undergone significant changes to its team structure. The department took a hit when leading lawyer Laura Restrepo left to set up her own firm alongside partner Ana Isabel Villa in mid-2020. This followed the departure of Ana Catalina Restrepo earlier in the year to DAC Beachcroft Colombia. However the firm has been bolstered by the return of partners Daniel Ossa Gómez and Laura Castaño Echeverri from Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) and Ariza & Marin respectively. Led by former judiciary Javier Tamayo Jaramillo and risk analysis specialist Carlos Andres Gonzales Galvís, the 14-strong group has particular strength in advising on complex and high-value claims arising from accidents and environmental contamination to product liability and medical malpractice. Operating out of both Medellín and Bogotá, the firm represents insurance companies and claimants before civil, labour and administrative courts.

Practice head(s):

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

Testimonials

Experience and professionalism; outstanding attorneys: Carlos Gonzalez and Carolina de la Torre.

I recommend the firm for the technical quality and extensive knowledge of its partners.

Their expertise and track record in the market is unrivalled.

The availability of the team assigned to provide support on collateral issues that contribute to generating a greater climate of trust in the client. There is a strong study of the topic consulted and that generates a lot of trust.

Compared to other firms, I have been able to detect strict compliance with regulations related to social responsibility.’

The firm’s team of professionals is very committed and is always available to address your concerns.

Key clients

Chubb Seguros Colombia

Seguros Generales Suramericana

Seguros de Vida Suramericana

HDI Seguros

HDI Seguros de Vida

Compañía Aseguradora de Fianzas (Confianza)

SBS Seguros

Dispute resolution > Litigation Tier 3

Insurance boutique Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados is experienced in representing insurers and companies in product and construction liability matters, medical malpractice and class actions arising from environmental contamination, among other matters. Headquartered in in Medellín (but with additional offices in Bogotá), the 14-strong practice is led by founding partner Javier Tamayo Jaramillo, a former judge of the Supreme Court of Justice with an outstanding track record in insurance and an enviable standing in disputes matters. Following on from an earlier loss in February, the June-2020 departures of Laura Restrepo and Ana Isabel Villa to establish their own practice, has provoked a not inconsiderable reshuffle. By way of response, the firm has promoted associates Carlos Andrés González and Margarita Jaramillo Cossio (who both focus on insurance and civil responsibility), and litigator Luis Miguel Gómez to the partnership, and brought back Daniel Ossa Gómez -from Empresas Públicas de Medellin (EPM)- and Laura Castaño Echeverri -from Ariza & Marin - both of whom formerly worked at the firm. All five new partners were announced in October 2020, and Castaño -whose practice focuses on litigation and consulting in civil liability, insurance, and contract law- now co-heads the dispute resolution practice with Tamayo. Among the associate ranks, constitutional-actions specialist Daniel Jaramillo and insurance and procedural-law specialist Daniel Bedoya are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Javier Tamayo Jaramillo; Laura Castaño Echeverri

Testimonials

Experience in handling litigation and precise knowledge of the arbitration procedure are their greatest and best advantages.

The knowledge of substantial law and the minutiae of the arbitration procedure are the most outstanding characteristics from the professional point of view, the disposition and empathy make them a great work team, I highlight the professionals: Carlos Andrés González, Daniel Ossa Gómez and Daniel Esteban Bedoya.

They present follow-up reports and are very attentive to the follow-up of direct or indirect events that may affect the expected results.

Dra Laura Castaño – I highlight her experience and professionalism; her orientation has been very clear and the handling of the information has been direct and concrete.

Dr. Luis David Pérez – I highlight his commitment and timely responses, and his availability to address our concerns – presenting periodic reports and attending meetings to evaluate and clarify the news that is presented.

Flexibility in negotiations, taking into account the particularity of the process in which they represent us.

No other firm has the capacity and strength to represent our interests in front of private and public entities, agreeing to collect fees as a percentage that will be charged at the end of the process.

Key clients

Bancolombia

Industrial Concretodo

Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia

Consorcio HHA

Arquitectura y Concreto

Inhabitants of Space and Asensi Buildings

Promigas

Celsia

Constructora Monserrate de Colombia / Constructora Monteparaíso

Aluminio Nacional (Alumina)

Electricaribe

Fenoco

Eduardo Botero Soto

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 action´s 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Liability in general Javier Tamayo Jaramillo tamayoasociados@tamayoasociados.com +57 3014302595
Civil and State liability Daniel Ossa Gómez daniel.ossa@tamayoasociados.com + 57 3006193178
Insurance Carlos Andrés González carlos.gonzalez@tamayoasociados.com +57 3207261398
Transportation law Laura Castaño Echeverri laura.castano@tamayoasociados.com +57 3193875094
Dispute resolution Luis Miguel Gómez Gómez luis.gomez@tamayoasociados.com +57 3014198767
Fiscal liability Margarita Rosa Jaramillo Cossio margarita.jaramillo@tamayoasociados.com +57 3164711751
Photo Name Position Profile
 Laura Castaño Echeverri  photo Laura Castaño Echeverri Mrs. Laura Castaño Echeverri has worked in the firm since 2014 as…
 Luis Miguel Gómez Gómez  photo Luis Miguel Gómez Gómez Mr. Luis Miguel Gómez Gómez started working in the firm in 2012…
 Carlos Andrés González Galvis  photo Carlos Andrés González Galvis Mr. Carlos Andrés González Galvis has worked in the firm since 2009…
 Margarita Rosa Jaramillo Cossio  photo Margarita Rosa Jaramillo Cossio Mrs. Margarita Rosa Jaramillo Cossio has worked in the firm as an…
 Daniel Ossa Gómez  photo Daniel Ossa Gómez Mr. Ossa Gómez joined the firm as a partner on October, 2020.…
Dr Javier Tamayo Jaramillo  photo Dr Javier Tamayo Jaramillo Founding Partner
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