José Luis Suárez


José Luis, managing partner at Gómez-Pinzón, leads the Administrative & Constitutional, Infrastructure, capital markets, processes of democratization and structured finance practices.
He has over 30 years of professional experience. In the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets practice, he is permanent advisor to several of the main national and international banks. Jose Luis has also advised companies in the sectors of energy, finance, media, public services, telecommunications, technology, in matters that include mergers and acquisitions, structured financing and investment schemes, and local and international placements.

José Luis has led the legal teams in 95% of the processes of share democratization that have taken place in Colombia.
He has been a university professor of undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Among his chairs are the introduction to law and specialized seminars on financing projects and international transactions and is author of several publications in the legal field, and exhibitor in numerous conferences and seminars.

Professional experience

  • Managing partner, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, since 2013.
  • Partner, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, 1992 – 2013.
  • Professor of Fundamental of Business Law, Universidad de los Andes, 2000 – 2001.
  • Foreign Attorney, Slaughter & May, Londres, 1994.
  • Professor in the Seminar of Legislation for Openness, Universidad de los Andes, 1993.
  • Associate, Arenas Gómez & Asociados, 1991 – 1992.
  • Professor of Obligations and Introduction to Law, Universidad de los Andes, 1990 -1992.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M), Universidad de Harvard, 1997.
  • Advanced studies in Financial Law, Universidad de los Andes, 1993.
  • Law School, Universidad de los Andes, 1991.


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Member of IBA (International Bar Association).

Latest Recognitions

  • Eminent Practitioner. Capital Markets. Chambers 2020.
  • Band 1. Banking and Finance. Chamber 2020.
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 LATAM 2019, Banking and Finance.
  • Included in Latin Lawyer 250 2019, Administrative law, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Project finance & Infrastructure.
  • Included in Latin Lawyer National 2019, Banking and finance, Capital markets, Project finance and infrastructure.


  • Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Services
  • Infrastructure & Transport
  • Private Equity & Funds