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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

Director

Career

Sergio is Director 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

(Rising stars)

Sergio RojasDLA Piper Martinez Beltrán

Trusted business partnerDLA Piper Martinez Beltrán‘s comprehensive practice encompasses the full spectrum of contentious matters and ‘assumes each case‘ with ‘discipline and rigour‘. Indeed, the firm has built a genuinely robust, 11-strong practice led by three partner and three practice directors, each with a differing specialisation; for some they are ‘the best lawyers in the country‘. At partner level, the ‘dynamic team‘ comprises: managing partner and ‘top-notch litigatorCamilo Martinez, who leads on civil and commercial dispute resolution and M&A litigation; José Miguel Mendoza who handles shareholder dispute resolution, corporate crisis management and D&O litigation (the latter area being particularly active post-pandemic); and bankruptcy and restructuring specialist Nicolás Polanía. Notably, both Polanía and Mendoza are former judges. At associate level, liability and damages practice director Sergio Rojas is a key figure for insurance-related disputes and civil and commercial litigation; competition practice director Julian Solorza handles investigations, class actions and punitive administrative processes, along with arbitration; while February 2020 hire Ricardo Alarcón directs the office’s international arbitration practice. Corporate associate Sergio Londoño is also noted, both for preventative corporate governance programmes and for litigation strategy development. Recent matters include representing one of Colombia’s major restaurant chains on the renegotiation of more than 220 lease agreements during the Covid-19 pandemic, obtaining a 91% success rate; and representing the country’s largest telecoms operator, Claro, before 193 distributors in order to settle potential claims for severance and future indemnifications, (with a 100% success rate).

Colombia > Insurance

The ‘supremely diligent‘ insurance team at DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán is particularly highlighted for both for its understanding of client needs and high degree of specialisation. Providing a complete offering, the group represents clients in judicial, arbitral and corporate issues of the insurance and reinsurance sectors, both at local and international level. Managing partner Camilo Martinez, who has broad expertise in handling complex dispute resolution cases, leads the practice alongside co-head Sergio Rojas, who specialises in risk analysis and liability matters. Recent work has seen the team involved in fiscal liability procedures initiated by the General Comptroller of the Republic, alongside acting as legal advisor for Fasecolda, the insurers association.

Comparative Guides

Colombia: Litigation July 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Litigation laws and regulations that may occur in Colombia.

Comparative Guides

Colombia: Insurance & Reinsurance April 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Insurance & Reinsurance laws and regulations that may occur in Colombia.