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Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 4ColombiaLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Key firm possessing a solid team frequently found representing clients from the infrastructure arena in domestic arbitration and commercial litigation. Advises on interpretation of concession contracts, disputes concerning breach of joint venture agreements and related damages claims. Experienced litigating against state authorities.

Strengths

An interviewee praises: "The team are specialised in providing this kind of support for infrastructure arbitration. They understand the technical aspects and have advanced knowledge of engineering issues."

Work highlights

Represented Consorcio Express in an arbitration proceeding against Bogota's public transportation system, concerning contractual breaches and economic loesses, valued at approximately USD1 billion.

Notable practitioners

A client praises co-head of department Alvaro Mantilla Padilla : "He is the leader of the firm and the one who gives the big-picture view. He is very serious, credible and provides clarity."Mantilla Padilla frequently represents clients in arbitration proceedings involving the state.

Carlos Alberto Manzano Riaño offers a flourishing arbitration practice and garners praise from sources, with one client highlighting his ability "to develop arguments, persuade an audience and analyse evidence."  Since publication, Carlos Alberto has been promoted to partner.

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Overview

Arrieta, Mantilla & Asociados (AMYA) is a boutique law firm with a top-tier global reputation that has renowned experience in the litigation and dispute resolution area.

During the past years the firm has maintained a steady record of achievements in complex disputes in jurisdictional and arbitral proceedings both in private and public law.

As a leading boutique firm in Colombia's dispute resolution scene, AMYA focuses on providing comprehensive legal assistance, on a personal basis, with a strategic perspective to protect the clients' interest.

AMYA's team has in-depth knowledge of toll road concessions, ports, mass transport systems, infrastructure, oil and gas, and energy industries. Its practice is also remarkable when dealing with both litigation and mediation on commercial and public law matters.

Our goal is to assess our clients’ risk and deliver the best possible advice in order to provide a clever guide for them to decide whether to engage in negotiation or mediation process or to go through litigation in courts and arbitral tribunals with the necessary effectiveness to assure its business success.


Members

Mantilla Padilla, Alvaro (Head of Department)

Arrieta Padilla, Carlos Gustavo

Manzano Riaño, Carlos Alberto

Manzano Riaño, Carlos Alberto

Ramos Arismendi, Paula Andrea

Zapata Trejos, Vanessa

Clients

ARGOS

Bancolombia

Carbones San Fernando S.A.S

Cerrejón Zona Norte S.A.

Claro Colombia

Concesionaria Nueva Vía al Mar S.A.S.

Concesionaria Panamericana

Concesionaria Ruta Del Cacao S.A.S

Concesionaria Vial Andina S.A.S.

Concesionaria Vial de los Andes S.A.

Concesionaria Vial del Pacífico S.A.S. Covipacifico S.A.S.

Concesiones CCFC S.A.

Coninvial S.A.S.

Conocophillips

Consorcio Express S.A.

Consorcio Via Al Mar

Constructora de Infraestructura Vial S.A.S.

Drummond LTD.

Estudios y Preyectos del Sol- EPISOL

Gasnova

Grupo Aeroportuario del Caribe S.A.S

Grupo AVAL

Grupo Empresarial L.H.S

Orica

OXY- Occidental de Colombia

Proyectos Y Desarrollos Viales Del Pacífico S.A.S

Sociedad Operadora de Aeropuertos de Centro Norte S.A. - AIR

V.P. Ingenergia S.A. E.S.P

Vatia S.A.

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Construction & Materials

Energy, Oil and Gas, and Mining

Financial Services

Government

Mining & Metals

Telecommunications

Transportation, Infrastructure and Roads

Utilities

Dispute Resolution Department

Arrieta Mantilla & Asociados

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Department location

Carrera 7 No.71-21, oficina 1601, Torre B

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Colombia

Dispute Resolution


Alvaro Mantilla Padilla
Band 4
Carlos Alberto Manzano Riaño
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