David Ricardo Araque


David, partner and director of the Dispute Resolution and Investment Protection Practice Group at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, specialized in international dispute resolution, international arbitration, international litigation and dispute resolution associated with investment projects. He counts with more than 15 years of experience in litigation and, national and international arbitration, particularly in areas that include construction/infrastructure (EPC, FIDIC Red Book contracts), design and procurement of industrial equipment, commercial distribution (intermediation) and disputes associated with the energy sector. He has provided advise on prevention of disputes, on contractual and extracontractual liability issues, as well as several group and popular actions in defense of multinational companies in environmental matters, personal injuries and consumer protection rules.

Professional experience

  • Partner, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, since 2018.
  • Senior Associate, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, 2012 – 2017.
  • Associate, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, 2008 – 2011.
  • Associate, Zuleta Suárez Araque & Jaramillo Abogados, 2007 – 2008.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M), – International and Comparative Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London, 2012.
  • Advanced studies in Financial and Banking Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2008.
  • Law School, major in Private Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2007.
  • Industrial Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2003.


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Member of IBA (International Bar Association).

Latest Recognitions

  • Chambers 2021, Up and coming, Dispute resolution.
  • The Legal 500 2021, Next generation partner, Litigation.
  • Included in Latin Lawyer 250 2020, Litigation.
  • Included in Latin Lawyer National 2020, Litigation.
  • Leaders League 2020, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.


  • Energy, Mining & Natural Resources
  • Infrastructure & Transport
  • Real State & Construction
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications