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Dispute Resolution

Colombia

The strength of CMS Rodríguez-Azuero in the substantial issues handled by the different practice areas enables it to accompany its clients to a high degree when, despite efforts to avoid controversies, it is necessary to address them as plaintiffs or defendants.

In this matter, we empower our clients in civil, commercial, criminal, administrative, tax and insolvency proceedings, both nationally and regionally, as well as in processes before the jurisdiction of competition and consumer protection. Likewise, we advise our clients on matters of constitutional law, especially in constitutional processes of legal rules, guardianships, popular and group actions.

In recent years we have received special recognition for our activity in proceedings before the Superintendence of Companies, which, acting with jurisdictional faculties, has dealt with numerous cases of mass illegal deposit taking. The particular strength of our Firm in financial law has made us very active participants in the debate and defenders of the victims of these fraud mechanisms.

Additionally, we have a clear experience in the arbitration activity in which we have frequently worked as national or international arbitrators, as well as representatives of the parties in conflict.

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02 June 2021
One year of im­ple­ment­a­tion of the “Di­git­al Justice”
In ac­cord­ance with our pro­ced­ur­al statue (Gen­er­al Pro­ced­ur­al Code), most of the pro­ceed­ing stages from the present­a­tion of the claim un­til the in­struc­tion and judg­ment­al hear­ing were de­veloped on site...
25 August 2020
How is the civil justice work­ing in Colom­bia?
All sec­tors and in­dus­tries have faced changes and chal­lenges due to the health emer­gency caused by COV­ID-19.  Prob­ably one of the most af­fected sec­tors is the ad­min­is­tra­tion of justice.A re­cur­ring con­cern...
22 June 2020
Leg­al term for pay­ments in Colom­bia
1. What are the ba­sic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect of pay­ment terms? Yes, pay­ment term le­gis­la­tion in Colom­bia is es­sen­tially based on art­icle 1551 of the Civil Code.1Art­icle 1551 of the Civil Code:...
10 June 2020
Cov­id-19 busi­ness crim­in­al law and oth­er is­sues in Colom­bia
1. Could your busi­ness face crim­in­al (or ad­min­is­trat­ive) li­ab­il­ity for ex­pos­ure or risk of ex­pos­ure to COV­ID-19 to (1) staff or (2) busi­ness part­ners and the pub­lic, un­der ex­ist­ing laws or new meas­ures...
09 June 2020
In­solv­ency law and rules in Colom­bia
1. What type of re­struc­tur­ing/re­or­gan­isa­tion mech­an­isms ex­ist in Colom­bia? There are sev­er­al re­struc­tur­ing/re­or­gan­isa­tion mech­an­isms.Firstly, private and vol­un­tary re­struc­tur­ing pro­ceed­ings are al­lowed...
22 April 2020
Trans­ition­al meas­ures to in­solv­ency pro­cesses de­cree 560 of 2020
This art­icle re­gard­ing the trans­ition­al meas­ures to in­solv­ency pro­cesses De­cree 560 of 2020 is found only in Span­ish, be­cause it men­tions do­mest­ic terms and very loc­al con­tent.If you are in­ter­ested to...
11 December 2019
The Ver­dict
Novem­ber 2019Wel­come to the Au­tumn 2019 edi­tion of the Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime.In this is­sue, the spot­light is on up­com­ing changes...
09 October 2019
New re­leases of the dur­a­tion term in the civil pro­ceed­ings in Colom­bia
The Art­icle 121 of the Colom­bi­an Gen­er­al Pro­ced­ure Code es­tab­lishes that it can­not pass more than one (1) year to give a judg­ment in a first or only in­stance tri­al, count­ing this term from the claim ad­mis­sion...
August 2019
Pro­fes­sion­al es­ports is tax­ing
Es­ports are tak­ing off in Lat­in Amer­ica, with the re­cent cre­ation of na­tion­al leagues in Chile, Peru, Ar­gen­tina, Mex­ico and Colom­bia. Rap­id growth has also seen TV Azteca, a Mex­ic­an TV chan­nel, ac­quire...