José Miguel Mendoza > DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán
CARRERA 7 NO 71-21

Work Department

  • Corporate Conflicts
  • Energy and Natural Resources 




José Miguel Mendoza is a partner with the corporate and litigation practices of the firm and a professor of corporate law at Los Andes University School of Law. Mr. Mendoza has 17 years of experience in corporate law and dispute resolution. He specializes in guiding shareholders, directors and officers through the intricacies of corporate practice, with a focus on crisis management. As a judge of the specialized court of the Superintendence of Companies, he presided over hundreds of cases concerning complex corporate litigation. Later, as head of the Colombian public utilities supervisor, he successfully led the efforts to prevent an energy crisis in the country.

He has been involved in the country’s main corporate legal reforms over the past decade, including Law 1258/08 on simplified companies and PL 70/15 on the liability of directors and officers and represented Colombia before Working Group 1 (business law) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

His research on corporate and financial matters has been published by Oxford University Press, Wolters Kluwers, North Carolina Academic Press, Fordham University, and the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation.


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French


  • Director of the chapter on corporate conflicts of the Center for Procedural Law Studies
  • Fellow of Columbia University and London School of Economics
  • Legal Columnist Ambito Jurídico
  • Member of the Editorial Board, UNA Law Journal, Universidad de los Andes
  • Member of the Committee of Experts of the Ibero-American Institute of Law and Finance


  • Doctorate in Law and Finance, Oxford University (England) (Fellow of Banco de la República, Colombia
  • Master’s in Corporate Law, Oxford University (England)
  • Masters in Law (LLM), Tilburg University (NL) (with honors)
  • Law Degree (JD equivalent), Javeriana University