Alberto Raven Ramirez

Leaders in Law endorses Alberto Raven Ramirez as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Costa Rica. If you wish to get in touch with Alberto please use the contact information provided above.

Alberto Raven Ramirez is the Founding Partner of the Firm. An active Attorney and Notary Public since 1958. Focuses his practice, among other areas, on corporate and administrative matters and serves as legal advisor for several professional associations such as the Associations of Pharmacists, Physicians, Nutritionists, Optometrists and Dental Surgeons.

During his extensive and experienced professional practice, Alberto has served as a University Professor, Vice-President of the Costa Rican Bar Association and board member of several corporations. He has been invited to impart conferences and courses for superior teaching institutes and corporations.

Zurcher, Odio & Raven

Zurcher, Odio & Raven represents large and medium size companies, both national and multinational, professional associations, financial institutions, public offices and individuals. We maintain excellent relations with other law firms located in the main cities of North America and Europe.

We are the most consolidated law firm in Costa Rica, committed to offering the best legal services in the country. The merger of young attorneys with the most experienced in our team allows us to render services that are distinguished for their excellence, quality and in accordance with our clients present needs. As a law firm that has rendered legal services since 1936, our prestige and professional excellence are fundamental to us and we have built them from the experience and integrity that characterize us.

We are the law firm that provides global solutions to our clients for every legal need.


Shmuel Maoz

Adv. Shmuel Maoz specializes in tender law and administrative law, with extensive experience relating to BOT/PPP projects and project finance, representing clients throughout all stages of tender process and other commercial transactions, as well as litigation. Adv. Maoz frequently represents the State of Israel and government-owned companies in major national infrastructure projects.

Adv. Maoz also regularly advises private entities regarding commercial enterprises and initiatives.

Weinstock – Zecler & Co:

Weinstock – Zecler & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firms in its special fields of expertise: Antitrust Law, Competition and Regulation, Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, Chinese Commercial Law, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Zoning and Planning.

Founded in 1997, Weinstock-Zecler quickly gained a reputation for excellence. Each practice area is led by a reputable partner with extensive professional experience and unique insight in his or her respective field. Our attorneys are regularly cited as experts in local and international academic and business publications. Amongst the firm’s clients are leading companies and entities in Israel and abroad.

Weinstock – Zecler & Co. is known for its uncompromising professionalism, comprehensive and profound legal knowledge and proficiency. The firm’s attorneys are carefully selected, have broad experience and are well known for their ability to serve as lead counsel in vastly complex transactions and high-stakes disputes on par with any of the largest partnerships, while producing creative tailor-made practical solutions and providing the individual attention characteristic of a boutique firm. Our clients note our energetic and devoted personal service.

We offer our clients a wide range of services, to serve all their needs in litigation, business activities, commercial, administrative and private law, and in virtually every market sector. Our primary goal is to provide the most effective and efficient representation possible, addressing all our client’s needs.

Dr. Sebastian Conrad

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Sebastian Conrad as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Germany. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Conrad please use the contact information provided above.

Sebastian Conrad has more than ten years of experience in all fields of public law. He has an outstanding track record advising national and international clients in all aspects of public procurement, covering award procedures as well as appeal procedures. Moreover, he adivses clients in general corporate and commercial law, in international investments, in EU and regulatory matters and in real estate law where he has a broad experience in real estate transactions and property development. He has handled a wide variety of judicial procedures on a national and European level and has in-depth experience in the infrastructure, health, energy, transport and defence sectors.

Sebastian Conrad studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Montpellier. He completed his legal clerkship in Berlin, Speyer and Luxemburg (European Court of Justice). He obtained his doctoral degree at the Free University of Berlin (summa cum laude). In 2005, he was admitted to the bar in Berlin as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt). He worked for the leading German law firm Gleiss Lutz for more than six years and has been a partner with the specialized law firm HFK Rechtsanwälte since 2016.

Sebastian Conrad has published a large number of papers in leading legal journals and is a co-author of a handbook on public procurement law. He is a staff writer of the journal „Public Procurement Law“ and a member of the committee for qualified lawyers in procurement law at the Berlin bar as well as of the Berlin Brandenburg board of law examiners. His further memberships include the Federal Association of Public Law e. V., the German Society for Construction Law e. V. and the Society for Environmental Law e. V. He has held numerous lectures and seminars, particularly on topics of public procurement law.

Sebastian Conrad is fluent in German, English and French.

HFK Rechtsanwälte:

Founded in 1974, HFK has developed into one of the most renowned law firms in administrative, real estate, procurement and planning law in Germany. HFK is entrusted by clients with the most difficult and largest projects. Providing outstanding service to clients is the firm’s mission and HFK takes responsibility for this with personal commitment and top-quality advice.


Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw was born in Canton, South Dakota, on July 18, 1957, and was raised in Pierre. He attended the University of South Dakota and later graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree. Mike continued his education at the School of Law, University of South Dakota, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree in 1987. While in law school, he was a member of the Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity and was president of the Student Bar Association, 1986 to 1987. He was admitted to the South Dakota Bar in 1987 and was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota in 1988. Mike served as law clerk to the Honorable James W. Anderson, presiding judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit for the State of South Dakota, from 1987 to 1988 and joined the firm in June, 1988. He is a member of the South Dakota State Bar Association, the South Dakota Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and the International Association of Gaming Regulators.

Mike is a senior partner at the May, Adam Firm in Pierre. He has an extensive administrative law and lobbying practice and specializes in regulatory practices routinely appearing before State Regulatory agencies such as the SD Division of Insurance and the Division of Banking, representing companies and agents. He has represented various companies in the creation of newly formed insurance companies and successfully secured certificates of authority to transact the business of insurance as well as money lending licenses. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies as well as representation of companies before the Division of Insurance on a variety of matters including market conduct examinations.

Mike currently serves as lobbyist for the South Dakota Association of Specialty Care Providers, the state association of physician owned surgical hospitals. He also represents other entities in the insurance and health care fields, including Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, American Family Insurance and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Other lobbying clients include the Motion Picture Association of America, DeSmet Farm Mutual Insurance Company, DeSmet Insurance Company, Energy Transfer-Dakota Access Pipeline and Nonmeandered Waters Association of SD. In the past 20 plus years he has also represented many other groups and clients before the SD Legislature, including, various insurance companies, farming interests, manufacturers of farm machinery, and has assisted the South Dakota Gaming Commission with its legislative efforts.

Mike has served on a variety of boards under appointment by various Governors. Governor Mike Rounds appointed him to the Risk Pool Advisory Board. The Advisory Board assisted and advised the Risk Pool Governing Board, the entity responsible for managing and directing South Dakota’s Risk Pool, the State-operated health insurance for high-risk individuals. Mike also worked extensively on the legislation creating the Risk Pool which was passed during a special legislative session in June 2003. Mike was also nominated by Governor William Janklow to the Governor’s Task Force on Workers’ Compensation. The Task Force did a detailed study on the laws of workers’ compensation in South Dakota and made specific legislative recommendations to the South Dakota Legislature. As a result of that Task Force, significant changes in the laws of workers’ compensation were enacted. In the past, Mike has also lobbied extensively in the areas of workers’ compensation, health insurance, and property casualty insurance.

Rounding out his legal field, Mike acts as General Counsel for the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, and actively participates in both plaintiff and defense trial litigation and routinely appears in both state and federal courts across the state.


May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson LLP offers superior legal representation from the foremost South Dakota attorneys. Our clients can be assured their legal matters will be handled with expertise and the utmost professionalism. Our South Dakota law firm and all of our senior attorneys, have consistently received an AV designation for our skills and integrity in the legal profession. In a recent publication, five members of our South Dakota law firm were recognized as among the best lawyers in America. In addition, May Adam is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and is recommended by Best’s Directory and Hines Insurance Counsel.

Before South Dakota was even a state, and before Pierre became the capital, Wakefield and Horner became partners in the practice of law, serving what would one day become South Dakota. More than 135 years later, our South Dakota lawyers remain committed to resolving our client’s matters through practical legal advice and representation. That commitment to principle is the cornerstone of May Adam’s place in South Dakota history, and its relevance today in South Dakota’s legal, business, government, and political communities. From that inauspicious start, the May Adam Law Firm has grown into a team of committed lawyers and staff who serve businesses of all sizes and clients from all walks of life.

Diverse Law Practice

Our clients include families, farmers and ranchers, small businesses, banks and lenders, government agencies and Fortune 100 industrial corporations. Owing to our location in the seat of South Dakota government and in the central part of the state, May Adam lawyers have a very diverse practice. We litigate statewide, in state and federal courts, and in tribal courts as well. We also practice South Dakota Administrative Law before state agencies, and we are a strong participant in government relations.

Because of our central location and easy accessibility to the entire state, our lawyers in Pierre, SD routinely advise clients and appear in courts all across the state including the other major cities of the state, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen. But May Adam lawyers keep fingers on the pulse in Washington as well. Our many state and national professional and trade association clients require us to maintain access to, and communication with, our state’s delegation to the US Congress.

May Adam is a member of the State Capital Law Firm Group. The State Capital Law Firm Group is a highly selective international organization of leading law firms with offices in their state and national capitals. The State Capital Law Firm Group provides our South Dakota lawyers and clients with access to a point of reference and a contact in every state in the United States and dozens of nations around the globe. Member firms of the group practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.

May Adam has continually earned AV ratings, the highest possible designation from Martindale-Hubbell for its legal ability and integrity in the legal profession. Five of our lawyers hold that rating. In addition, five members of our South Dakota law firm were recently recognized among the best lawyers in America. The firm is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and is recommended by Best’s Directory and Hines Insurance Counsel.

May Adam has an active appellate practice in South Dakota. We have represented clients in hundreds of reported cases over the years. It would be impossible to list them all but some of the most recent include:

  • Voorhees Cattle Co., LLP v. Dakota Feeding Co., LLC, 2015 SD 68
  • Repp v. Van Someren, 2015 SD 53
  • Berkley Reg’l Specialty Ins. Co. v. Dowling Spray Serv., 2015 SD 35
  • In re Luff Exploration Co., 2015 SD 61
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe & Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Van Hunnik, 100 F. Supp. 3d 749
  • Terveen v. S.D. DOT, 2015 SD 10
  • Dollar Gen. Corp v. Miss Band of Choctaw Indians, 2015 US LEXIS 7121
  • Hutterville Hutterian Brethren, Inc. v. Sveen, No. CIV 12-1010, 776 F 3d. 547 (8th Cir. 2015)
  • Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard, 61 F. Supp. 3d 862
  • Paul Nelson Farm v. S.D. Dep’t of Revenue, 2014 SD 31
  • Pfuhl v. Pfuhl, 2014 SD 25
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Mktg., Sales Practices & Prods. Liab. Litig., 978 F. Supp. 2d 1053
  • Aegis Food Testing Labs. v. Aegis Scis. Corp., 913 F. Supp. 2d 742
  • Ass Kickin Ranch, LLC v. N. Star Mut. Ins. Co., 2012 SD 73
  • Manuel v. Toner Plus, Inc., 2012 SD 47
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Mktg., 284 F.R.D. 485
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Mktg., 838 F. Supp. 2d 967
  • Adrian v. Vonk, 2011 SD 84
  • Rodriquez v. Miles, 2011 SD 29
  • Heartland State Bank v. Am. Bank & Trust, 2010 SD 83
  • In re S.M.N., 2010 SD 31
  • Charge of Sandra M. Williams v. S.D. Dep’t of Agric., 2010 SD 19
  • Tracfone Wireless, Inc. v. S.D. Dep’t of Revenue & Regulation, 2010 SD 6
  • Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle Co., 554 U.S. 316, 320, 128 S. Ct. 2709, 2714 (2008)
  • Nancy J. Weatherill v. John McHugh, Secretary of the Army et al. 616 F 3d. 789, Cert. Denied in US Supreme Court 10-638.
  • Gerlach v. State, 2008 SD 25

John P. Salazar

Mr. Salazar’s professional experience and current practice are in real estate, land use and development law, as well as municipal and administrative law. He has substantial litigation experience, particularly in eminent domain, in which his litigation practice is currently focused.

His real estate experience includes transactional work (sale, purchase, and lease of vacant and developed properties) as well as real estate development work, including comprehensive plan, area plan and sector plan amendments, annexation, zoning, site plan approval, utility extension, storm drainage and access considerations, and traffic, air quality, and environmental studies.

He chaired the firm’s Business Department from 2000 to 2008 and served as the first Chairman of its Environment and Natural Resources Department.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Real estate and commercial transactions in New Mexico include a wide range of projects, from small to large, both local and national. Our attorneys have first-chair experience assisting clients in the planning, acquisition, sale, development, construction, leasing and financing many such projects.

Representative projects include residential and commercial development and financing, hotel and destination resort properties, shopping centers and office buildings, manufacturing plans, and alternative energy plants, ranches, mixed use projects and commercial and residential development in Indian country in New Mexico and throughout the nation.

Because of the Rodey Law Firm’s extensive background in real estate matters, we can take a real estate project from conception to completion — from site selection to sale of the completed project. We also handle project financing and complex mortgage lending and we can handle litigation that may arise during project implementation or following project completion.

Khairuzzaman Muhammad

Leaders in Law endorses Khairuzzaman Muhammad as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Malaysia. If you wish to get in touch with Khairuzzaman please use the contact information provided above.

KHAIRUZZAMAN MUHAMMAD is a partner in the Projects and Corporate Advisory practice group since January 2005. He was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree in 1988 from the Essex Institute of Higher Education (now known as the Anglia Ruskin University), in the United Kingdom, and was enrolled as a Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn in 1989. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1990, and commenced his career specialising in all aspects of commercial litigation, principally in areas of banking law, corporate law, administrative law and constitutional law. In the course of his litigation career, Khairuzzaman was involved in several landmark cases before the Malaysian Courts, right up to the Federal Court level, dealing with legal issues pertaining to judicial review, banking law, company law and constitutional law.

In May 2000, Khairuzzaman was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from the University of Sydney, Australia. Since then, he has been actively involved in advising government agencies and companies, corporations, as well as financial institutions on issues relating to corporate and shareholders related matters, debt-financing issues, contractual disputes, joint-ventures, financing, land development projects and modern corporate governance. Khairuzzaman was involved in the drafting of the East Coast Economic Region Development Council Act 2008 as well as several other Federal and State legislations. Recently, Khairuzzaman advised a major Japanese energy company in the setting up of its business in Malaysia and had also led the legal team advising on the various legal issues relating to the restructuring of Malaysian Airlines (MAS) and the acquisition of its assets by the new airline, Malaysian Airlines Berhad. He also co-heads the team that renders construction advice for the Petronas mega-petro chemical project in Pengerang, Johore. This complex is the largest petro-chemical plant in South-East Asia. He also advises the Federal and State Governments on various policy matters leading to drafting of legislation’s.

He retired as the most Senior Director of SME Bank Berhad, a development financial institution wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia that is mandated to nurture, develop and finance SMEs in Malaysia in 2019, and was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of MIMOS, the advanced technology research and development centre set up by the Government of Malaysia. He currently sits on the Boards of several private companies.

Firm Overview:

ZUL RAFIQUE & partners (ZRp) is a Kuala Lumpur-based law firm that was formed in December 1999. As a result of significant growth achieved since its inception, ZRp is now a large, broad-based commercial legal practice.

The firm is led by its founder and Managing Partner, Dato’ Zulkifly Rafique who also spearheads the Corporate Department.

We have strategically focused our talents into specialised practice groups to maximise the depth of our expertise and experience. Whether you are looking for corporate solutions or pondering over the enforcement of marine oil pollution legislation, you will find the right people, right here, right now.

Our Vision is to provide our clientele with a solution-oriented, comprehensive and integrated range of professional legal services and in the process, we strive relentlessly to surpass our exacting standards of service. We believe that being forward-looking and dynamic is our strength and our commitment has always been to attain the highest standards in quality, client service and ethics.

In today’s changing commercial environment, legal issues are becoming increasingly complex. Progressive commercial and legal solutions are needed, and expertise is no longer limited to national boundaries. Our expanding practice takes this into account, and in our lawyers, you will find impeccable legal foundation which complements a diversity of shared experiences and specialist skills.


Ernesto Belisario

Leaders in Law endorses Ernesto Belisario as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Italy. If you wish to get in touch with Ernesto  please use the contact information provided above.

Court of cassation lawyer admitted to the Bar Association of Power, he specialized with honors in Administrative Law and Administration Science at the University Federico II of Naples.

Assists companies and governments in matters related to technology law (digitalization and dematerialization, open government, open data, privacy, startup) and administrative law (procurement, construction, urban planning, public tax liability and public employment) out of court and out of court. Author of numerous publications in the areas of activity, wrote the books “The new Digital Public Administration”, “Law in the clouds: legal aspects of cloud computing” and is co-author of – among others – of the texts “The websites of Public Administrations “and” How can you open data. “He has also collaborated on some items for the “Dictionary of computer science” published by Treccani.

Since 2006, he has a blog on the Law of the new “Law 2.0” technologies and collaborates with “”, “CheFuturo”, “” and “”.

Ernesto Belisario was a lecturer in many courses and Master on legal aspects themes of innovation and digitalization (among which are: School of Public Administration, the Interior Administration School, School of Public Administration of the Umbria Region , University of Basilicata, La Sapienza University, Catholic University and Sacred Heart University of Salento).

He participates as a speaker at numerous national and international conferences on business matters.

Former President of the Club of the Italian Telematic Jurists and the Association for Open Government, is Secretary General of the Institute for innovation policies.

He was appointed by the President of ISTAT member of the Commission of Information Users Statistics and is a member of the Standing Board for Innovation and the Italian digital agenda established at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.


Ana Kolarević

Leaders in Law endorses Ana Kolarevic as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Montenegro. If you wish to get in touch with Ana please use the contact information provided above.

Law office Ana Kolarevic was established with the vision of providing the best solution possible to its clients. Legal expert Ana Kolarevic has represented the interest of leading foreign investors in Montenegro for some time. The list of her clients extends to more than 80 percent of foreign companies and individuals who’ve started business and investment in Montenegro. The high proportion of businesses relying in her judgment stems from the fact that there are few lawyers as experienced as Kolarevic in this fast-changing part of Europe.

Kolarevic specializes in all types of corporate and commercial law, not to mention civil and administrative transactions.

Her office has an excellent team of external collaborators who are experts in finance, taxing, architecture and land surveying, to name but a few specialties. But Kolarevic’s essential unique selling point has to be her experience in operating inside a country where few outsiders are naturally confident.

“I think my clients appreciate the security I give them. They always know how they stand and always have reliable, impartial information on the basis of which they may assess their risk. These are necessary ingredients to prepare decision.”

The Kolarevic advantage:

-court representation and production of constitutional documents and drafting internal corporate contracts;

-organizing shareholder meetings and supplying advice regarding the application of the Companies Act

-Assisting in entering into funding agreements and preparing related security

-organizing share purchase procedures

-legal assistance in labor relations, including obtaining of work and residence permits for non-residence;

-preparation of contracts required for operation of business organization including privatization and due diligence, and

-transactions and activities related to urban planning and development.

The foundation of my Law Office are firm. They lie in my extensive experience in judiciary, my knowledge, professionalism and the need for justice.

For its contribution in the field of law practice, Ana Kolarevic was awarded The New Economy Legal Award for Best Business Lawyer in Montenegro for 2009 and the World Finance Legal Award for Best Lawyer in Montenegro for 2010 and 2011, while her office was awarded the World Finance Legal Award for Best Corporate and Commercial Firm in 2011.

Ana Kolarevic and her well organized team of young professionals, lawyers and associates work according to the principle of one-day-at-a-time on the issues that are within their field of competences. Mrs. Kolarevic and her team of young professionals offer clients the confidence and certainty of experience combined with the energy and tenacity of youth.


Rui Pena

Rui Pena works in administrative law, focusing on public procurement, energy and environment.

Rui was the founding partner of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut, and is now the current Senior Partner. He founded his first law firm in 1987.

Rui Pena studied law at Universidade de Lisboa and he has been a member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1964.

Rui was Minister of National Defence from 2001 to 2002 and Minister of Administrative Reform in 1978. In 1986, he was a Member of the Municipal Assembly of Lisbon.

In 1985 the Portuguese government asked him to bring together mediators and conciliators of the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). Between 1976 and 1983 he was a Member of Parliament, and he was elected chairman of CDS Parliamentary Group.

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut:

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is a law firm that dates back to 1964 and is firmly established in the Portuguese market.

Renowned for its proficiency, professionalism and thoroughness, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut builds long-term relationships with its clients which are based on trust and transparency. CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut works to provide reliable, ethical and legally correct solutions for clients while striving to be creative, competitive and efficient.

Drawing on its multidisciplinary expertise, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut organises its work teams to take account of individual client requirements. This includes predicting likely scenarios and anticipating potential problems. The goal is to provide quality legal and tax advice and contribute to the successful pursuit of clients’ business objectives.

With a strong presence in the Portuguese market, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is part of CMS, the largest European legal and tax service provider. CMS´ wide range of jurisdictions and experience strengthens and supports CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut´s capacity, offering strategic added-value for clients of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut.We have our own unique culture which defines our identity and our work.


Adriana Zapata

Leaders in Law endorses Adriana Zapata as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Colombia. If you wish to get in touch with Adriana please use the contact information provided above.


Doctor of Law; Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá 2010.

Master of International Law; Pantheon-Assas University Paris II Sorbonne, Paris 1991

Specialist in International Private Law, Diplôme Superieur de I’Université, Paris II (September 1989 – March 1990).

Financial Law Specialist; Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá 1985.

Lawyer; Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá 1983.


Universidad de Barcelona, Research fellow (September to December 2007)

Universidad de Granada – España, World Congress of Law and Globalization (May 2005)

Kellogg, Northwestern University Negotiation Strategies for Managers (March 1995)

University of California, Berkeley, Strategic Human Resources Management (December 1994)



Universidad Externado de Colombia. Finance Government and International Relations Faculty: Lecture in International Negotiation and Procurement, 1996, 1999-2000, undergraduate

School of Law: International Procurement Sources and Private International Law, graduates since 1998 to present; II Economic Law Seminar, 1992

ta internacional de mercaderías, en: Acuerdos Internacionales de Facilitación del Comercio Internacional”. Ministerio de Justicia y del Derecho, Bogotá, 1997.

Autora “Compraventa Internacional”, en: Derecho de la Distribución Comercial. B/teca Millennio, el Navegante Editores, Bogotá, 1995.



Partner – Director, CAVELIER ABOGADOS (2010- Present)

Arbitrator, Bogotá and Medellin Chambers of Commerce (From September, 2008 – Present)

Head of the Business Law Department, Universidad Externado de Colombia (From May 1997 – Present)


Legal Vice-president and General Secretary, Banco Av Villas (1998-2007)

Partner, Consultores Internacionales (February 1997 – November 1998)

Partner, Zapata & Asociados, (January 1996 – January 1997)

Administrative Vicepresident, Avianca S.A., Sam S.A., Helicol S.A., (September 1994 – December 1995)

Administrative Vice-president, Avianca, SAM y Helicolativa (1992-1994)

Subsidiaries Division Director and Secretary of the Board of Directors, Bavaria (1988-1989)

General Secretary, Head of the Legal Department, Invercrédito S.A., (August 1987 – September 1988)

Attorney for the Legal Department, Invercrédito S.A. (April 1984 – 1987)


International Academy of Comparative Law, Henri Capitant Association

International Bar Association –IBA-

President of the Colombian Subcommittee of the CCI in Trade Practices

Member of the Drafting Committee of the New Arbitration Law 1563, 2012

Member of the Regulatory Committee of the Security interest Act. 1676, 2013

The Firm 

Founded by Germán CAVELIER in 1953, CAVELIER ABOGADOS combines experience and innovation and stands out as a leading firm in several fields of law. Using the most modern legal infrastructure and technology, the firm offers its clients legal services in both Colombia and abroad, making it a strategic partner for business development. The firm represents local and foreign clients from diverse economic sectors and industries, providing professional, comprehensive legal advice and optimal service in a timely fashion.