Vélez Gutiérrez Abogados, is a law firm that has been rendering services since 1994 under the name of Barrios Vélez Gutiérrez Abogados. It has consolidated as a specialized law firm in litigation and arbitration mainly in insurance matters, civil, contractual and state liability and administrative law.
Through a highly qualified team, we offer a personalized and superior quality service, which allows us to establish better and more productive relations with our clients. This translates into more time, dedication and permanent contact with our clients, to assure greater effectiveness in the resolution of their cases. Additionally, we have correspondents in the majority of the cities in the country, allowing us to represent our clients in court throughout the national territory.
The partners are prestigious arbitrators in commercial and administrative tribunals and have participated in arbitration cases in Bogotá, Barranquilla, Shanghai, Singapore and London. Furthermore, the partners and some of the lawyers are university professors in administrative law, insurance, procedural law and civil liability courses.
Ricardo Vélez Ochoa is partner and co-founder of the Firm. He graduated in Law from Javeriana University. He has extensive experience in litigation and national and international arbitration.
He has represented insurance and mining companies at arbitration tribunals in Shanghai, Singapore and London. He represents Allianz, Suramericana, Mapfre, AIG, ACE, BBVA, RSA, Generali and other insurance companies in court proceedings regarding contractual and non-contractual liability. He was member of the Drafting Commission of the national and international arbitration law (Law 1563 of 2012). He is professor of Civil Liability and Civil Liability Insurance courses in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Javeriana University.
He is currently the Director of the Specialization and Masters of Insurance from the same University. He is national and international arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce and member of the subcommittee of the ICC.
Armando Gutiérrez Villalba is partner and co-founder of the Firm. He graduated in Law from Javeriana University. He has extensive experience in litigation as well as 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.
He also represents companies from the real sector such as TERPEL, COLTABACO, EQUION and others, in the same kind of court proceedings. He has also represented contractors and guarantors in administrative proceedings for declaration of faults 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 a professor of Administrative Law and Insurance Law in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Javeriana University and an Arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce.