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Carolina Arenas

Carolina Arenas


CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
Calle 75 No.​ 3-53
Languages Spanish, English

Carolina is Partner and leads the Commercial area and co-leads the Dispute Resolution practice for the Firm. She is a lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and has a Specialization in Commercial Law from Universidad de Los Andes. Since she joined the Firm in 2012, she has taken on important dispute resolution challenges such as leading the defence of groups of individuals who have been affected by Ponzi schemes, having to represent 5 different groups of victims that sum up to more than 900 clients. She has also advised national and multinational clients from various industry sectors in matters related to the areas of practice she handles.

She has more than 18 years of experience in corporate and procedural law and has advised clients in the drafting of legal memorandums, commercial contracts, negotiations, structuring and management of constitutions, acquisitions, liquidations and corporate mergers as well as all matters related to litigation issues. She has been a professor of different law modules in Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and was secretary of four arbitrations brought before the Centre of Arbitration and Conciliation of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.

Professional Experience

  • 2018-present – Partner, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2012-2017 – Associate Director, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2009-2012 – Corporate Manager, Team Foods Colombia S.A., Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2004-2009 – Senior Lawyer, Leal Angarita & Asociados, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2000-2003 – Lawyer, Ana María de Brigard & Asociados, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2000 – Lawyer, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Dirección Legal, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1998 – Assistant, Revista Iberoamericana de Seguros, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia


  • Legal 500 Latin America 2018, Litigation (Mentioned Lawyer)
  • Recognition of area: Leaders League 2019, Arbitration (Recommended)
  • Recognition of area: Leaders League 2019, Litigation & Arbitration- Civil and Commercial Litigation (Recommended) 
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  • 2004 – Commercial Law Specialist, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2001 – Lawyer, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
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