Ricardo Vélez Ochoa

rvelez@velezgutierrez.com

Partner and co-founder of the Firm. Lawyer from Javeriana University. He has extensive experience in litigation and national and international arbitration. He has represented insurance and mining companies at arbitration tribunals in Shanghai, Singapore and London. He represents Allianz, Suramericana, Mapfre, AIG, ACE, BBVA, RSA, Generali and other insurance companies in court proceedings regarding contractual and non-contractual liability. He was member of the Drafting Commission of the national and international arbitration law (Law 1563 of 2012). He is professor of Civil Liability and Civil Liability Insurance courses in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Javeriana University. He is currently the Director of the Specialization and Masters of Insurance from the same University. He is national and international arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce and member of the subcommittee of the ICC.

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  • Lawyer, Prieto Montoya Estrada y Asociados (today Philippi, Prietocarrizosa y Uria)
  • Lawyer, Cavelier Abogados
  • Legal VP, Grupo Aviatur
  • Legal Intern, Shaw & Croft, London, UK
  • Lawyer, Ince & Co, London, UK
  • Lawyer, Stephenson Harwood, London, UK
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  • Specialized in Insurance Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Master on Maritime Business and Law, Universidad de Comillas (Madrid)
  • Lawyer, Universidad Javeriana, 1991
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  • Leading lawyer in Insurance, Chambers&Partners, years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Leading lawyer in Conflict Resolution, Chambers&Partners, years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Leading lawyer in Insurance, Legal 500, years 2014 and 2015
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  • Professor of Civil Liability, Undergraduate Program, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
  • Professor of Civil Liability Insurance and Transport Insurance, Insurance Law Specialization, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
  • Professor of Maritime Transport, Commercial Law Specialization, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
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  • The burden of preventing the spread and propagation of the loss. Editorial Ibañez and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
  • El nuevo estatuto arbitral (The new arbitration law). Editorial Legis.
  • The shipwrecks (The shipwrecks). Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.