Home / People / Paula Andrea Gutiérrez
Portrait ofPaula Andrea Gutiérrez

Paula Andrea Gutiérrez

Senior Associate

CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
Carrera 11 #77a-99
Edificio Revista Semana
Languages Spanish, English

Paula Andrea is a Senior Associate for the Firm in the Banking & Finance, Public Procurement, Compliance and Insolvency, Restructuring & Liquidation practices. She is a lawyer with a specialization in Public Procurement Law from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, a specialization in Public Management and Administrative Institutions from Universidad de los Andes and holds a Master in Public Law for Administrative Management from the same University.

Paula Andrea has more than 5 years of experience advising national and international clients in matters related to Administrative Law, Financial Law and Public Procurement, especially in the structuring and performance of concession contracts under the scheme of public-private partnerships- PPP of road, railway, airport and institutional infrastructure, among others. She has supported the team in providing advice to national and foreign clients in local and cross-border corporate finance transactions.

Professional Experience

  • 2023–present – Senior Associate, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2019–2023 – Associate, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016–2019 – Associate, OPEBSA Compañía de Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
more less

Awards & Rankings

  • Paula Gutiérrez, Recommended Lawyer in Legal 500 Latin America 2024 in the area of Public Law.
more less


  • Author, “Public works contracts financed by royalties for the development of PDET municipalities”, La República, March 17, 2020
more less


  • 2020 – Master in Public Law for Administrative Management, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2019– Specialization in Public Management and Administrative Institutions, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2018– Specialization in Public Procurement, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016– Lawyer, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
more less


CONPES 4117 of 2023: New risk management policy for infrastructure projects
On June 15, 2023, the national government unified and updated the contractual risk management policy for infrastructure projects, by the issuance of Conpes 4117. The guidelines were consolidated from...
Implications of the Empresa de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Bogotá's compliance...
On the grounds of the Transparency and Public Ethics Programs introduced by Law 1474 of 2011 in its Article 73, as amended by Law 2195 of 2022 and CONPES D.C.This means that this CONPES is at the level...
What can we expect from the 2022-2026 National Development Plan in terms...
The rigorous supervision and sanction policy of the Superintendence of...
For further information see the following link:  ht­tps://cms.law/en/col/pub­lic­a­tion/in­tro­du­cing-the-per­fect-ally-for-the-com­pli­ance-team-of-your-com­pany
Introducing the perfect ally for the compliance team of your company
Effectively and efficiently coordinate everyone regardless of their role, level, jurisdiction, branch, division, etc;Effectively and efficiently audit whether everyone is doing what they are supposed...
Changes regarding compliance matters introduced by the Transparency Law...
Regulation for the treatment of the payment right by functional units on...
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) regime was introduced in Colombia with the issuance of Law 1508 of 2012 and so the concept of functional unit for infrastructure projects. It is important to recall...
The Fund of Alternative Sources of Payment for Infrastructure Projects...
On March the 2nd, 2021, the Ministry of Finance ("MF") issued Decree 223 of 2021 (“Decree 223”), that introduces Part 23 to the second Book of Decree 1068 of 2015 and regulates the Fund of Alternative...
Comprehensive amendment to the Superintendence of Companies Resolution...
On December 24th, 2020, the Superintendence of Companies issued External Resolution No. 100-000016 (the “New AML/CFT/FPWMD Resolution”).  The New AML/CFT/FPWMD Resolution comprehensively amended...
Implementation of blockchain in public procurement to reduce corruption...
The Office of the Inspector General of Colombia partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Economic Forum to lead a mul­tidiscip­lin­ary team to develop the “Transparency Project”...
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...
Malla Vial del Valle del Cauca- draft tor of the first project of the fifth...
On April 6th, 2020, the National Infrastructure Agency-ANI published the draft documents of the bidding process (Draft Terms of Reference- TOR) for the award of the first 5G project in Colombia named...