Paula Samper


Paula, director of the Real Estate Law practice group and director of the Pro Bono Group at Gómez-Pinzón, has 30 years of professional experience in corporate and real estate law.

In the real estate area, she advises real estate investment funds, developers, constructors, shopping centers and retail chains. She was a member of the Drafting Committee of the Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, an initiative promoted by the Cyrus Vance Center (N.Y.), which has been signed by more than 350 law firms throughout the region and is currently the President of Fundación Pro Bono Colombia.

Paula has participated, through conferences and seminars throughout the South American region, in a local initiative for the promotion of women in the legal profession, supported by the Women in the Profession Committee of the Cyrus Vance Center (NY).

Professional experience

  • Partner, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, since 1992.
  • Assistant, Baker McKenzie1986 – 1987.
  • Business Law Program Coordinator, Universidad de los Andes, 1989 – 1990.


  • Master ‘s Degree in Management of Social Responsibility and Corporate Sustainabilty, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, (pending graduation).
  • Advanced Studies in Financial Law, Universidad del Rosario, 1997.
  • Law, Universidad de los Andes, 1989.


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Founding member of the Pro-Bono Colombia Foundation.
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Legal Services of the ANDI (Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia).
  • Member of IBA Pro-Bono committee (International Bar Association).
  • Board Member of Universidad de los Andes.

Latest Recognitions

  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 LATAM 2019, Real Estate.
  • Chambers Latin America 2020, Real Estate.
  • Included in Latin Lawyer 250 2019, Corporate and M&A, Labour, Real estate & tourism, Pro-Bono.
  • Included in Latin Lawyer National 2019, Corporate and M&A, Labour, Real estate and tourism.


  • Agroindustry
  • Consumer Productos & Retail
  • Real State & Construction