Botero Salazar Tobón & Abogados

Dispute Resolution Department

Colombia
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What the team is known for Solid conflict resolution practice known to assist transportation and construction clients with commercial litigation, further to international and domestic arbitration proceedings. Also retained to advise on contractual disputes pertaining to concession agreements. New client additions this year include PepsiCo.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm's good performance, as one client affirms: "They are very good at analysing the cases and very successful in their work."

Work highlights Represented Glencore Xstrata, C.I. Prodeco and a number of other companies in an international commercial arbitration case disputing a take-or-pay agreement relating to use of a railway. The matter was valued at approximately USD1.7 billion.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Bernardo Salazar is recognised as an established presence, advising clients on international arbitration mandates. One interviewee is quick to praise him as a "technically very good" lawyer.

Co-head of department Luis Felipe Botero Aristizábal is a long-standing dispute resolution practitioner. Botero Aristizábal regularly advises construction companies on arbitration cases.