Firm Profile > Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados > Bogota, Colombia

Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados
CARRERA 8 NO 69-80
BOGOTÁ, DC
Colombia

Insurance Tier 2

With a sizeable practice that fields four expert partners, insurance boutique Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados ‘generates confidence‘ because of its ‘service and disposition‘. Based in Medellín (but with offices in Bogotá), the firm is as strong in conciliation procedures and settlement agreements as it is handling contentious matters before the regulators and civil, labour and administrative courts, as well as in arbitration. The group advises on accidents, environmental contamination, product liability, medical malpractice, machinery failure and fiscal liability, among other areas. Founding partner Javier Tamayo Jaramillo, whose professional path includes senior roles in the judiciary and academy,  leads the practice with fellow co-head Carlos Andrés González, who specializes in risk analysis, liability and insurance law.

Testimonials

In-house lawyers, more than knowing that there is a firm’s backing, are interested in knowing who will handle their matter. The rotation of lawyers in the firm is also evaluated. High turnover, which does not occur in this firm, generates loss of continuity in the knowledge of the matter. When making comparisons with other firms, the team is favoured by its knowledge, its resolution and its proximity’.

 

Carlos Andrés González generates closeness and trust, he is decisive and knowledgeable’.

 

For their service and disposition.’

Key clients

Chubb Seguros Colombia

Seguros Generales Suramericana

HDI Seguros

Seguros Confianza

SBS Seguros

Crawford Colombia

Seguros Bolivar

Istmo Compañía de Reaseguros

Litigation Tier 3

Insurance boutique Tamayo Jaramillo & Asociados is experienced in representing insurers and companies in product liability and construction liability, medical malpractice and class actions arising from environmental contamination. The 14-strong practice, which is based in Medellín but has offices in Bogotá, fields four expert partners. Founding partner Javier Tamayo Jaramillo, a former judge of the Supreme Court of Justice with an extensive track record  in insurance, co-heads the practice with Laura Restrepo and Carlos Andrés González, both specialising in risk analysis, liability and insurance law. Fellow practice co-head Ana Isabel Villa has niche expertise in medical law. The firm strengthened on several skill fronts with the incorporation of four new associates, most notably Daniel Jaramillo, a constitutional action specialist, and insurance and procedural law specialist Daniel Bedoya. However, Ana Catalina Restrepo left to join DAC Beachcroft Colombia.

Testimonials

In-house lawyers, more than knowing that there is a firm’s backing them, are interested in knowing who will handle their matter. The rotation of lawyers in the firm is also evaluated. High turnover, which does not occur in this firm, generates loss of continuity in the knowledge of the matter. When making comparisons with other firms, the team is favoured due its knowledge, its resolution and its proximity’.

 

‘Carlos Andrés González generates closeness and trust, he is decisive and knowledgeable’.

Key clients

Bancolombia

Fenoco

Promigas

Celsia

Emgesa (Subsidiary of Multinational Company Enel)

Alianza Fiduciaria

Coltejer

Lafrancol

Arquitectura & Concreto

Solla

Bienes & Bienes

Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia

Medellín

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 Institituo 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). Ana Isabel Villa and Carlos Andres Gonzales Galvís each have over ten years at the firm: Villa specializes in insurance and liability; while González, in addition to his risk analysis and insurance practice, specializes in procedural law, liability and dispute resolution in general. Senior associates Margarita Rosa Jaramillo and Luis Miguel Gómez are also noted. However, the team has endured departures with Laura Castaño leaving in December 2019 to move to Ariza & Marin and litigator Ana Catalina Restrepo, formerly the director of the firm's Bogotá office, moving to DAC Beachcroft Colombia in February 2020.

Testimonials

Internal lawyers, rather than knowing they have the backing of a firm, are interested in knowing who the person is who will take charge of the matter. They also evaluate the rotation of lawyers at a firm, high-rotation -which does not occur at Tamayo Jaramillo Abogados- generates losses of continuity in the knowledge of a matter. When it comes to making comparisons with other firms, this team comes out on top for its knowledge, decisiveness and proximity.’

Laura Restrepo, Carlos Andrés Gonzalez, Ana Isabel Villa – all these lawyers generate close relations and confidence; they’re decisive and demonstrate full knowledge of the matters entrusted to them.’

Key clients

Bancolombia

Fenoco

Promigas

Celsia

Emgesa

Alianza Fiduciaria

Coltejer

Lafrancol

Arquitectura & Concreto

Solla

Bienes & Bienes

Coomeva Medicina Prepagada

Eduardo Botero Soto

Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao – SPEC

Consortium HHA

Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia

Parque Comercial El Tesoro

Chubb Seguros Colombia

Seguros Generales Suramericana

HDI Seguros

Seguros Confianza

SBS Seguros

Crawford Colombia

Seguros Bolivar

Istmo Compañía de Reaseguros

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 structuration 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
Associates : 11
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Partners : 5