Dr Javier Tamayo Jaramillo > Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados > Medellin, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Dr. Javier Tamayo is the firm´s consultant for all its practice areas.

However, he has an extensive experience in dispute resolution matters before the ordinary and administrative jurisdiction. Also before arbitration courts, including the preparation  and opposition of appeals for annulment of arbitral awards.

He has assisted the firm´s 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 products, etc.

During the last few years he has successfully represented companies sued for the Bogotá's river contamination and for the construction of hydroelectric projects. Also, he is currently representing victims in several class actions brought due to the ruin of several buildings in the city of Medellín.

Dr. Javier Tamayo Jaramillo has been appointed on several occasions to render expert opinions on Colombian law before foreign courts. In fact, his expert´s opinions have been considered by courts in different countries to resolve litigation proceedings abroad regarding Colombian private law.   

Position

Founding Partner

Career

Lawyer, graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) and specialist in Economics and Insurance Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Professor in civil and medical liability at multiple universities in Colombia. Professor in residence (invited) in foreign universities such as Université Paris 2 – Panthéon – ASSAS for the academic periods 1989 – 1990 and 1999 – 2000. Former Magistrate of the Civil Chamber of the Honorable Supreme Court of Justice. Author of numerous articles and legal books, including the following: “Tratado de Responsabilidad Civil” (Compendium of Civil Liability), “El Contrato de Transporte” (The transportation contract), “La Responsabilidad Civil en las acciones populares y de grupo” (Damage Law and class actions), “La Decisión Judicial” (The judicial decision) and “La prueba de la culpa médica” (Medical neglect´s evidence). Currently, his new work entitled “El consentimiento informado del paciente” (The patient´s informed consent) is being printed.

In October 2011, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (both in Colombia) published a book to recognize Professor Tamayo’s law career. The book is entitled “Responsabilidad civil, derecho de seguros y filosofía del derecho: Homenaje al profesor Javier Tamayo Jaramillo” (Civil liability, insurance and philosophy of law: a tribute to the Professor Javier Tamayo Jaramillo).

 
The law firm Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados, founded and presided by Dr. Javier Tamayo Jaramillo, has been ranked in the areas of insurance and dispute resolution for the last 5 years by international ranking´s Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Leaders League. Also, these rankings have personally recognized Dr. Javier Tamayo Jaramillo as one of the lawyers with most experience and deeper background in Colombia in insurance and dispute resolutions. 

Dr. Javier Tamayo has been professor in residence (invited) in: Université Paris 2 – Panthéon – ASSAS (France), Universidad Autónoma de México (Mexico), Universidad de Lima (Peru), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia), Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), Universidad Externado de Colombia (Colombia), Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica), Universidad Central de Venezuela (Venezuela), Universidad San Pedro del Perú (Peru), Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (Peru), Universidad San Marcos (Peru), Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Dominican Republic) and Universidad de Panamá (Panama).

During his academic career Dr. Javier Tamayo Jaramillo has gained multiple academic distinctions: “Doctor Honoris Causa”(Honorary Doctorate) – Universidad San Pedro del Perú (Peru), “Profesor Honorario” (Honorary Professor) – Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (Peru), and “Gran Talento Bolivariano” (Bolivarian distinguished talent) – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia).

In October 2011, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (both in Colombia) published a book to praise Professor Tamayo’s law career. The book is entitled “Responsabilidad civil, derecho de seguros y filosofía del derecho: Homenaje al profesor Javier Tamayo Jaramillo” (Civil liability, insurance and philosophy of law: a tribute to the Professor Javier Tamayo Jaramillo).

Dr. Javier Tamayo Jaramillo´s main publications are: 

 

“Responsabilidad Civil por Productos Defectuosos”

Product liability 

Publishing company: “Legis” 

Year: 2016

 

“Manual de Hermenéutica Jurídica”

Manual of Juridical Hermeneutic 

Publishing company: “Editorial Jurídica Diké” 

Year: 2013

 

“La Decisión Judicial”

The Judicial Decision

Publishing company: “Editorial Jurídica Diké” 

Year: 2011

 

“Tratado de la Responsabilidad Civil”

Compendium of Civil Liability

Publishing company: “Legis” 

Year: 2007

 

“La Indemnización de Perjuicios en el Proceso Penal”

Compensation for damages within the course of a criminal proceeding 

Publishing company: “Legis” 

Year: 2003

“La Responsabilidad Civil en las Acciones Populares y de Grupo”

civil liability and class action 

Publishing company: “Editorial Jurídica Diké” 

Year: 2001

“La Responsabilidad Del Estado” 

State´s liability 

Publishing Company: “TEMIS” 

Year: 1997

 

“La Prueba De La Culpa Médica” 

Medical neglect´s evidence.

Publishing Company: “Editorial Jurídica Diké” 

Year: 1995

 

“El Contrato de Transporte”

The agreement for transportation services 

Publishing Company: “TEMIS” 

Year: 1991

 

“La Culpa Contractual” 

Contractual compliance and liability

Publishing Company: “TEMIS” 

Year: 1989

 

Languages

Spanish and French

Memberships

  • Former Magistrate of the Civil Chamber of the Honorable Supreme Court of Justice (1994 – 1996).
  • Arbitrator for the Bogotá´s Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre. 
  • Arbitrator for the Medellín’s Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre. 
  • Member of the Commission for the revision of the Colombian Commercial Code in relation to air and maritime transport.
  • Member of ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE DE DROIT DES ASSURANCES (AIDA), Colombian chapter.

Education

Lawyer, graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) and specialist in Economics and Insurance Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

Leisure

Dr. Javier Tamayo Jaramillo´s main leisure activities are read, write, teach and listen to tango.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Javier Tamayo JaramilloTamayo Jaramillo & Asociados

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.

Colombia > City focus > Medellín

‘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.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

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.