María Claudia Martínez > DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán
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Work Department

  • Competition & Consumer
  • Data Protection
  • Compliance
  • Intellectual Property




María Claudia is a Partner of the Competition, Data Protection, Compliance and Intellectual Property practice areas.

María Claudia has focused her career on antitrust, consumer protection and data protection matters. She has wide experience representing corporations and single individuals before the Competition and Data Protection Authority in administrative investigations and obtaining clearance of different requirements handled by this authority. Additionally, María Claudia leads the Compliance of the firm, providing permanent and preventive support to companies on best practices regarding legal compliance.

María Claudia began her professional career in 2009 at Martínez Neira Abogados, focusing on corporate matters. She later joined the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce first as a member of the competition investigation team and then as an advisor to the Superintendent.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French


  • International Bar Association – IBA
  • Colombian Competition Law Association – Board Member.
  • Colombian Ethics, Integrity and Compliance Association – Founding Member.
  • Co-Director of the Women and Diversity Committee of CEDEP – Centro de Estudios en Derecho Procesal.
  • President of the Women Committee of the Colombian Competition Law Association.
  • Member of the Women in the Profession Colombian Committee.


  • Masters in Law (LLM), King’s College, (UK)
  • Corporate Law Postgraduate Program, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)
  • Economist, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • Antitrust, Competition and Free Trade Postgraduate Program, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)
  • Law Degree (JD equivalent), Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Competition and antitrust

(Next Generation Partners)

María Claudia MartínezDLA Piper Martinez Beltrán

The ‘highly trained multidisciplinary team‘ at DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán is recognised for its emphasis on investigations and competition litigation. Among its recent highlights, the practice secured key roles in several cases that intersect antitrust and consumer law matters. For example, department head María Claudia Martínez teamed up with antitrust and consumer law partner Julian Solorza to represent Carvajal Educación in two class actions brought by notebook consumers relating to an alleged cartel. Other key names include senior associate Natalia Fernández, who advises on competition, consumer protection and data privacy law.

Colombia > TMT

A practical firm‘, DLA Piper Martinez Beltrándelivers its suggestions to clients in a very responsible way‘, according to sources. Best known for its work in the IT and media sectors, the group routinely advises on transactions, regulatory matters and dispute resolution. Department co-head María Claudia Martínez is a regulatory specialist, with a focus on antitrust, consumer protection and data protection. Managing partner Camilo Martínez co-heads the team and is noted for sensitive and contentious TMT-related matters. Associate Natalia Fernández is recommended for data protection.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A

Focused on achieving the client’s objectives‘, DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán is commended for its team of collaborative and business-oriented lawyers, who ‘become part of the client’s internal processes‘. The group’s ability to plug into the wider firm’s international network combines with its senior partners’ robust domestic experience to mark this team as a leading contender for multi-jurisdictional mandates. The practice can turn its hand to transactions in any market segment but is particularly recognised for its experience in the private equity, financial services, healthcare, energy and infrastructure spheres. Among the names to note, private equity specialist Felipe Quintero is widely considered a market leader; he recently led the corporate aspects of the firm’s advice to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V in the acquisition of 50% of Odinsa’s road concession business in Colombia. Juan Manuel de la Rosa is also highly regarded for private equity transactions and acted in conjunction with María Claudia Martínez to advise TM – Grupo Transmerquim (a portfolio company of Advent International), on Advent’s acquisition of Caldic from Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Quintero and de la Rosa co-lead the department together with managing partner Camilo Martínez and corporate and litigation partner José Miguel MendozaNicolás Polanía is also recommended for his focus on contentious and transactional corporate matters, including insolvency. Additionally, the group can call upon a sizeable second line of younger lawyers, including director Felipe Aristizabal, who is establishing a strong record in private equity-related deals. Other recommended names include director Juan Camilo Varón (commercial, corporate and energy) as well as associates Juan Carlos Gambín (M&A, regulatory, foreign investment), Daniela Duarte (M&A, corporate, finance), and Natalia Bernal (corporate, M&A, foreign investment). Senior associate María Alejandra Cabrera joined from Holland & Knight in August 2021. Since publication, Aristizabal has been raised to the partnership – effective as of January 2023.