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Passionate about our work
Our client’s success is our success
our law office is not structured as a corporate hierarchy, therefore, communication is better

This is a law office which is focused on being accessible and available to its clients, on being closely connected to them, with a high degree of knowledge with, and a deep understanding of, their businesses, industries and needs.

At Juan Carlos Palau Abogados we create highly sophisticated and special legal solutions for each of our clients. 

This office is a leading provider of legal services for startups, disruptive and tech industry participants, as well as participants in the more traditional brick and mortar industries, such hotel, chemical, fast foods, housing, medical and agriculture.

The attorneys at this office are not conventional attorneys, but business savvy lawyers, goal driven, who cherish excellence, creative when it comes to advising their clients, and efficient when it comes to responding to their call.

value proposition

Connected with our clients, responsive

Sophisticated and tailormade legal solutions

Business Savvy







Business and commercial law, arbitration and litigation, JD Universidad de los Andes, LLM, Northwestern University School of Law, admitted to practice in Colombia and NY, has worked for government agencies (Colombian Securities and Exchange Superintendency and Ministry of Finance), private companies, law firms and as an independent practitioner.

Prior to founding Juan Carlos Palau Abogados, Mr. Palau worked for several government agencies, such as the Colombian Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, where he handled vital legal aspects related to the Republic of Colombia’s sovereign bond issues in the US, European and Asian Markets, as part of a stellar team with the republic’s attorneys in NY, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. As Director of the Investment Funds Compliance Division, in the Colombian Securities Superintendency, Mr. Palau drafted regulation that raised Colombian Investment Funds to international standards, based on the American 1940 Investment Company Act, and spearheaded crucial investigations against broker dealers and accounting firms that led to sanctions considered landmarks in the Colombian funds industry. As advisor to the Viceminister of Social Security, Mr. Palau tried a case that was definitive for the financial sustainability of the Colombian healthcare industry, before the Constitutional Court, the country’s highest court with the ability to perform judicial review.   

During his tenure as an attorney with Brigard & Urrutia and Prieto & Carrizosa, two of Colombia’s leading and largest law firms, Mr. Palau handled complex transactions, such as the privatization of airports and infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions of companies in Latin and Central America, and defended clients during audits and tax disputes with DIAN, Colombia’s tax service.

Mr. Juan Carlos Palau has taken his experience as an attorney to the class room by contributing as a professor at the Universidad de los Andes Law School, by delivering lectures in Roman Law and Securities Regulation.

In the ADR and litigation field, Mr. Palau is part of the advisory committee for the Cali Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, positioned among the country’s and the region’s primary ADR institutions.  

Mr. Palau is admitted to practice law in Colombia and New York and has been mentioned by Colombian Business and Financial Journals as one of the country’s most accomplished attorneys.  


Our Team

Camilo Rodríguez

Off Counsel

Business and comercial law, JD, Universidad de los Andes, MBA, admitted to practice in Colombia, acted as In house council to mayor pharmaceutical and energy (Gupo Enel) multinational companies.

Juan Carlos Guasca

Off Counsel

Business and commercial law, financial regulation, arbitration and litigation, JD Universidad de los Andes, LLM Boston University, admitted to practice in Colombia, acted as In house council for financial entities (General Motors Financial), and government agencies (Ministry of Finance and Public Credit).