Name: Luis Fernando Vargas Rodríguez
Firm Name: Vargas & Vargas Abogados
Jurisdiction: Colombia
Practice Area: Criminal Law

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Professional Biography:

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Luis Fernando is a founding partner of the firm and director of the areas of Business Criminal Law, Corporate & Business Law and Oil & Gas; He also leads the international practice in Human Rights and International Criminal Law. He has extensive, important and recognized experience and tracking record representing the interests of different national and foreign companies in the hydrocarbons, infrastructure, transportation, and the private industry.

Graduated in law school from the Universidad del Rosario, with a postgraduate in Criminal Law and Criminological Sciences of the Universidad Externado de Colombia, graduated also in Legal Structuring of Petroleum Projects from the Universidad Javeriana, and with extensive expertise in Human Rights and Corporate & Business Law.

He has been recognized as an International Legal Leader Latin America by the prestigious North American publications ”The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel” in its 2013 edition Focus Latin America. Also, recognized by the British business publication CorporateINT as Leading Expert for Litigation advice in Colombia; awarded by ACQ in the Global Awards 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as Litigation Lawyer of the year in Colombia. Likewise, the Global Awards 2018 of M&A Today and Finance Monthly recognized him as Best Litigation Law Lawyer of the Year in Colombia; the 2018 and 2019 Law Awards of Corporate USA Today also honored him as Best Litigation Law Lawyer of the Year in Colombia; Finance Monthly in its Legal Awards 2019 awarded him with the prize as Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Colombia, among other important mentions and distinctions in recognized guides and legal directories.

He serves as a Delegate and International Observer of the International Bar Association (IBA) regarding human rights. Also, he has served as a delegate of the Spanish Association for the International Law of Human Rights (aeDIDH). He overtook an outstanding and decisive role in the judicial processes of the most relevant political prisoners in Venezuela during the last years, where the cases against the political leader Leopoldo López and the judge María Lourdes Afiuni stand out. He also acted as an adviser and consultant in relevant cases such as Casas de Bolsa and Leopoldo López Mendoza, forming and participating actively in their international defence.

Luis Fernando has excelled in the defence of recognized foreign companies and individuals in important criminal, disciplinary, prosecutorial and administrative cases that have been of great national and international relevance and impact, and are among the most renowned cases of corruption in the country and in the region.

Between 2013 and 2015, he served as legal vice president and general secretary of a Colombian hydrocarbons exploration and production company, a position from which he retired to continue his professional practice in his law firm.

He is an international lecturer and has been an adjunct professor at the Universities of Los Andes and Rosario, as well as at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas – Venezuela). He practices as an adviser, consultant, and litigant in Corporate & Business Law, Oil & Gas, Business Criminal, Disciplinary, Fiscal, International Criminal, and Human Rights.

Writings and Publications

This is why we need to keep sending our lawyers to Observe International Trials – 2016

Falsedad Ideológica y la Buena Fe Objetiva
JD Supra – 2010.

Firm Description

V&V is an important and recognized boutique law firm established in the city of Bogotá D.C., committed to reaching excellence in the services we provide, thus becoming a strategic ally of our clients in each of the cases and businesses that are put to our consideration.

We have a prominent and structured work team within which stands out its great capacity, competence, knowledge, skill, ethics, diligence and commitment, as well as the existing synergy between the experience and youth of its lawyers, which has led us to be at the forefront and to successfully practicing in innovative and different law areas, thus achieving, positioning, reliability, reputation and recognition at a national and international level.

The confidentiality, responsibility, seriousness, professionalism, specialty, skill and opportunity in the handling of the problematic and the subjects entrusted by our clients, has allowed us to successfully trace creative solutions, techniques and innovative strategies in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, as well as successfully structuring and developing them, combining and harmoniously articulating the different disciplines of our team.

We provide our professional services in matters of litigation, advice and consulting to companies in the private and public sector, business organizations, individuals, national and foreign -in the different sectors of the economy and throughout the national territory-, in different areas of law.

V&V has participated in various national and international transactions and negotiations in different sectors, advising local and foreign clients, successfully completing the assigned tasks. This is why, we have been recognized by prestigious international publications, guides and specialized directories as a recommended firm in our country and awarded consecutively as the law firm of the year in matters of advice, litigation and dispute resolution in the different areas of its specialty.

Likewise, the firm has important alliances in different countries, as with correspondent firms and private entities, fundamental support in the adequate customer service and in the improvement of its business. Our Professional services are provided in Spanish, English and French.