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Salazar, Pardo & Jaramillo (SPJ)

Bogotá

  • Calle 54 A No. 5-19
  • Bogotá
  • Colombia

Insurance - Colombia

THE FIRM This highly specialised boutique acts on both insurance and reinsurance-related mandates and is best known for its excellent handling of complex litigation and arbitration cases. The firm stands out for its independent stance in the market, and represents both insurers and reinsurers as well as policyholders. The team achieves recognition at an international level and does business in Spanish, English and French.

Sources say: "Without doubt this is one of the key players in the market; it is very well known, principally for insurance."

KEY INDIVIDUALS Peers deem Carlos Ignacio Jaramillo "an excellent lawyer and arbitrator," and highlight his impressive career: "He is much more than just a litigator – he is a very well-known insurance lawyer, a professor, the dean of a university and a former civil court judge."

Name partner Gabriel Pardo Otero is also one of the clear market leaders for Colombian insurance matters and together with Jaramillo is heavily involved in the firm's key mandates. "He really stands out," say sources.

Esteban Pardo-Lanzetta enters the rankings as an up-and-coming individual on the basis of widespread market recognition. Sources highlight his prudent and clear-sighted approach.