Armando Gutiérrez Villalba

Partner and co-founder of the Firm. Lawyer from Javeriana University. He has extensive experience in litigation and national and international arbitration. He represents Allianz, Suramericana, Bolívar, Mapfre, AIG, ACE, BBVA, RSA, Generali, among other insurance companies, in court proceedings regarding contractual and non-contractual liability. Also he represents companies from the real sector as TERPEL, COLTABACO, EQUION and others, in same kind of court proceedings. He has also acted on behalf of contractors and guarantors in administrative proceedings for declaration of defaults related with public works (Bogota- Girardot concession, Viaduct Carrera Novena in Bucaramanga and others), as well as litigation before the Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction. He is profesor of Administrative Law and Insurance Law in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Javeriana University. Arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce.

Work Experience

  • Partner, Vélez Gutiérrez Abogados, 2005
  • Lawyer, Vélez Gutiérrez Abogados, 1997

  • Specialized in Insurance Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2003
  • Specialized in Administrative Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2000
  • Lawyer, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 1998

  • 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

  • Professor of General Administrative Law, Undergraduate Program, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Professor of Administrative Law Principles, Administrative Law Specialization, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
  • Professor of Performance Bonds, Insurance Law Specialization, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.