Tel: (57-1) 2 12 4148 / (57-1) 2 17 9002

Partners

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Rodolfo Lizarazu Montoya

Partner

Experience

Education: Attorney graduated from Externado de Colombia University, with LL.M (DSU) Degree in Commercial Law from “Pantheon Assas” University (París-France), and is currently a Doctor candidate at the “Universitat Abat Oliva CEU” (Barcelona-Spain).

Practice(s): Corporate and Commercial Law: Contracts, insurance, intellectual property, copyrights; industrial property, corporate, antitrust.

Experience: Advisor in the aforementioned practices and currently represents and advices important companies and organizations in his practice areas. Has a vast professional experience advising and representing our clients´ interests.

Academic experience: Currently is a professor teaching commercial, corporate, contract and intellectual property Law in the Externado de Colombia University; and in the specialization of liability and insurances at the Universidad del Norte University (Barranquilla).

Authorships: “Industrial Property Manual”, Editorial Legis, Bogotá, 2014.

E-mail: rlizarazu@lizarazuasociados.com

Tel. (057 1) 2 12 4148/ 2 17 9002 ext. 102

Languages:  English and French.

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Guillermo Sossa González

Partner

Experience

Education: Attorney graduated from Externado de Colombia University, specialized in Finance Law in the aforementioned University, LL.M degree obtained at the Barcelona University (Spain) in International Juridical and Economic Studies. Assistant to the School of Defense of the Competition in Madrid (Spain).

Practice(s): Restrictive commercial practices, integration control, antitrust law, advertising law, administrative proceedings and price control.

Experience: Has been advisor since 2007 in antitrust and commercial Law representing Colombia´s most important companies. From 2005 to 2007, was an attorney in the antitrust department in Prieto Carrizosa Law Firm. Between the years of 2000 and 2005 was chief of antitrust department and Delegate Superintendent of the antitrust division of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce. Between 1996 and 1998, was attorney of the Juridical Office of the Superintendence of Securities.

Academic Experience: Professor of the Antitrust Law Subject at the Externado de Colombia University and teaches the same subject at the Javeriana University, has been invited as panelist to several conferences concerning Antitrust Law.

Acknowledgements: Recognized by Chambers & Partners Latin America as Leading Lawyer in Antitrust/ Competition Law (2014).

E-mailgsossa@lizarazuasociados.com

Tel. (057 1) 2 12 4148/ 2 17 9002 ext. 104

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Fernando Peña Bennett

Partner

Experience

Education: Attorney graduated from Externado de Colombia University, specialized in Business Law in the aforementioned University, LL.M degree obtained at the Bologna (Italy) University.

Practice(s): Corporate, industrial property, antitrust, consumer and contract Law.

Experience: Advisor in the aforementioned practices and currently represents and advices important companies and organizations in his practice areas. Has been advisor for the Public Administration Renovation Program. – UNPD advisor- United Nations. Between the years of 2000 and 2002 was an attorney for the consumer protection department and for the juridical department of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce. Between the years of 1996 and 1998 was the attorney of the Juridical Vice-president of the company “Central de Inversiones”.

Academic experience: Commercial, contract and consumer law professor at Andes University.

E-mailfpenabennett@lizarazuasociados.com

Tel. (057 1) 2 12 4148/ 2 17 9002 ext. 105

Languages: Italian.

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Germán Lozano Villegas

Partner

Experience

Education: Attorney graduated from Externado de Colombia University, specialized in Administrative Law in the aforementioned University, and a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), title obtained in that same University.

Practice(s): State contracting, administrative law, constitutional law, arbitration tribunals.

Experience: Has been advisor and litigated in issues concerning public law for public entities and companies as well; has experience in direction and management of the legal department of several public entities.

Litigation attorney representing public entities and important companies in every type of administrative law action, arbitration tribunals and constitutional actions.

Advisor for public contracting and administrative law for companies and public entities.

Academic experience: Has been a constitutional and administrative law professor since 1998 at the “Externado de Colombia” University and has been invited in several occasions to be a panelist of academic discussions on administrative and constitutional law.

Authorships:

  • El Control Político en el Ordenamiento Constitucional Colombiano. Universidad Externado de Colombia. 2010.
  • El valor normativo de las sentencias de la corte constitucional con ocasión del control     abstracto, Universidad Externado de Colombia 2000.
  • (coordinador), Cultura de la gestión legal en Cundinamarca, Gobernación de Cundinamarca, Universidad de la Sabana, 2007.
  • (coordinador), Prevención del Daño Antijurídico Gobernación de Cundinamarca, Universidad de la Sabana, (coordinador), 2007.
  • (Relator del Informe) Desaparición Forzada Tomo I: Norma y Dimensiones de la Desaparición Forzada en Colombia, Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica, 2014.

E-mailglozano@lizarazuasociados.com / germanlozanovillegas@yahoo.com

Tel. (057 1) 2 12 4148/ 2 17 9002 ext. 107

Languages: English and Italian