Best Lawyers® has highlighted the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession for 40 years and offers completely unbiased legal referrals from the best attorneys in the world. 

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

2022 marks the 12th  Edition of The Best Lawyers in Colombia, honoring the professional excellence of 422 lawyers in 42 practice areas. 

Best Lawyers is pleased to celebrate 26 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across Colombia as well. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

 

Colombia Inline Stats

Publication Statistics

Here are highlights from the 2022 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Colombia:

  • 442 Lawyers Recognized
  • 42 Practice Areas
  • 26 "Lawyer of the Year" awards
  • 10 "Law Firm of the Year" awards

Top metro area:

Bogota is the metro with the most listed lawyers.

Top 10 practice areas by number of recognized lawyers:

  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Tax Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Project Finance and Development Practice
  • Competition / Antitrust Law

Top 10 most searched practice areas in Colombia in 2021 on bestlawyers.com:

  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Tax Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

The 2022 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Colombia are:

Botero Salazar Tobón & Abogados - Litigation
Brigard Urrutia - Banking and Finance Law
Cavelier Abogados - Intellectual Property Law
Duran & Osorio, Abogados Asociados - Project Finance and Development Practice
Godoy Córdoba Abogados - Labor and Employment Law
Gómez-Pinzón - Real Estate Law
Lewin & Wills - Tax Law
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Arbitration and Mediation
Posse Herrera Ruiz - Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Sanclemente Fernández Abogados - Natural Resources Law

 

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