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Department Profile

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados Public Law Department


  • Profile
  • Carrera 7 No.71-21, oficina 1601, Torre B
  • Bogotá
  • Capital District
  • Colombia

Department profile submitted by Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

ARRIETA MANTILLA & ASOCIADOS (hereinafter, “the Firm”) is a boutique law firm with a top-tier global reputation that has renowned experience in Public Law. The Firm has counselled leading national and foreign companies in all aspects concerning their relationship with the Colombian administration, among others: International Public Law, Constitutional, Administrative, Regulatory, Public Contracts, Procurement matters and National and International Arbitration. The firm is considered one of the leading firms in Public Law in Colombia, and it is renowned for its analytical yet practical approach to difficult legal issues.

Acting as adviser to government entities, Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados provides general legal assistance in the structuring and execution of infrastructure and telecommunication projects. Likewise, it acts as legal counsel for privately owned companies in the participation of public bids and other selection procedures governed by state entities. The firm assists its clients in the definition, preparation and implementation of leveraging, guarantee and financial closings schemes, in the acquisition of the necessary administrative titles for the development of projects, and in general, in the totality of the required activities for the execution of the contract until liquidation. In addition to the above, the firm has actively assisted in tariff, regulatory, market and dispute resolution matters before authorities in charge of the regulation of public services.


  • Banks
  • Construction & Materials
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Mining & Metals
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Utilities


  • British American Tobacco - BAT
  • Celsia S.A. E.S.P.
  • Cementos Argos S.A. - Zona Franca S.A.S.
  • Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Darby Overseas Investents
  • Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP) and KPMG Advisory
  • Ecopetrol S.A.
  • Empresa de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Bogotá
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