Sergio Rojas > DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán
CARRERA 7 NO 71-21
TORRE B OF 602
BOGOTA
Colombia

Work Department

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Crisis Management

Position

Partner

Career

Sergio is Partner of the Insurance and Reinsurance practice area, his practice focuses on liability and compensation, tort law and insurance.

He has represented the interests of national and international companies in disputes of contractual and extra-contractual liability, in ordinary jurisdiction, administrative litigation and arbitration litigation, as well as in foreign courts.

Sergio has represented companies before the Colombian Supreme Court of Justice. In the same way, he has advised local and foreign companies in different crisis management events in Colombia.

Before joining DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán, Sergio worked as an associate of two important local firms. He was also an advisor to the Presidency of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA).

He has published several books related to the Law of damages in Colombia and Spain and coordinated the drafting commission of the bill of personal compensation of damages.

Languages

  • English 
  • Spanish

Memberships

  • Grupo de Investigación en Derecho Privado – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
  • Instituto Colombiano de Responsabilidad Civil y del Estado, Colombia
  • Colegio de Abogados Universidad Javeriana

Education

  • Master in Torts Law, Universidad de Girona, Spain
  • Law, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Sergio RojasDLA Piper Martinez Beltrán

Held up by sources as an ‘excellent interdisciplinary firm‘, DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán fields a diverse dispute resolution practice which packs a punch in all key contentious areas. Demonstrating strength in civil and commercial cases, M&A disputes, bankruptcy proceedings and insurance litigation, the comprehensive group draws upon the experience of several heavy-hitting litigators. Most notably, managing partner Camilo Martínez maintains a broad all-round disputes practice, with a strong recent record in energy and infrastructure matters; he paired up with Sergio Rojas (who was elevated to the partnership in January 2022) to advise Integral and Consorcio Generacion Ituango in a lawsuit initiated by Empresas Públicas de Medellín in relation to the damages sustained as a result of flooding due to the blocking of a tunnel. José Miguel Mendoza leads on shareholder dispute resolution, corporate crisis management and D&O litigation; he recently represented Maersk subsidiary APM Terminals on the design and execution of a corporate governance defence strategy concerning an activist shareholder campaign. Other senior names include bankruptcy and restructuring specialist Nicolás Polanía; and Julian Solorza, who was promoted to partner in January 2022 and focuses on administrative, civil, commercial and public litigation. The group is further supported by directors Ricardo Alarcón (arbitration) and Juan Pablo Amaya (corporate litigation), as well as associates Sergio Londoño and María José Figueroa (both litigation and corporate governance).

Colombia > Insurance

Among DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán‘s key attributes, sources highlight its ‘open communication channels‘ and ‘understanding of client needs‘. The insurance group stands out for striking a balance between acting for insured entities and insurance companies on contentious and regulatory matters, with particular experience in the construction, energy and financial services spheres. Camilo Martínez advises on insurance disputes, policy drafting and risk analysis, and co-heads the team alongside newly promoted partner Sergio Rojas, who has a focus on liability matters. Supporting associate Daniel Felipe Coca is also noted.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Arbitration

The ‘excellent interdisciplinary team‘ at DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán is ‘trustworthy, transparent and professional‘, according to sources. The practice secures a particularly high percentage of domestic arbitrations — though it also possesses significant international arbitration experience — with an emphasis on the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors. Managing partner Camilo Martínez handles the full array of contentious matters and represents Colombian and multinational companies in arbitration proceedings — both domestic and international. Other senior names include José Miguel Mendoza, who specialises in shareholder disputes. Additionally, Sergio Rojas, who focuses on liability disputes, and domestic arbitration expert Julian Solorza, were both promoted to partner in January 2022. Key support is provided by director of international arbitration Ricardo Alarcón and associate Sergio Londoño.