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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 practice of Commercial Law and co-leads the area Insolvency, Restructuring & Liquidation and Dispute Resolution. She is a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and has a Specialization in Commercial Law from the Universidad de Los Andes. She advises natural and legal persons of the national and international order, in commercial, corporate, and civil matters. She has extensive experience in the negotiation, structuring, and interpretation of all kinds of contracts, construction of contractual models and hiring policies, issuance of legal concepts and participated in operations of acquisition, merger, and liquidation of companies. Her deep knowledge of the commercial trust contract is highlighted, which has led her to be an advisor to Trust Companies, Trustees and Beneficiaries.

She participates in numerous civil, administrative and arbitration proceedings. She represents more than 900 people affected in cases of intervention and liquidation for massive and illegal deposit-taking. She belonged to the list of arbitration secretaries of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá until December 2018 and participated as Secretary in some arbitrations

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


  • Recognition of area: Leaders League 2020, Arbitration (Recommended)
  • Recognition of area: Leaders League 2020, Litigation & Arbitration- Civil and Commercial Litigation (Recommended) 
  • Legal 500 Latin America 2018, Litigation (Tier 2)
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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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