We are proud to offer high-quality and specialised legal services in the maritime and aviation industries, both nationally and internationally. Our team of lawyers is dedicated to providing solutions tailored to the well-being and growth of our clients, backed by extensive experience in conflict resolution, contractual dispute advice, and expert-led training

Legal Team

José Ignacio García Arboleda

LL.M. in Air and Space Law

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Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá), graduated with honours. Graduate studies in administrative law from the same university, and with Advanced Master’s studies (LL.M.) in Air and Space Law from Leiden University (Kingdom of the Netherlands).

Founding Partner of the Firm in 2013. Over 15 years of experience. Lecturer at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (undergraduate and graduate). IATA Instructor.
He is an expert in the aviation industry and one of the leading professionals in air law from a national and regional perspectives. He advises some of the most recognised local and international airlines with presence in Latin America on litigation, regulatory, contractual, and aircraft financing matters. He represents clients in significant aviation-related claims, as well as insurance and reinsurance companies in matters related to civil liability, insurance law, and consumer protection. He has also represented and advised lessors and financiers in aircraft transactions involving Colombia and in the repossession of aircraft by creditors.

Mauricio García Arboleda

LL.M. in Maritime and Transport Law

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Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá). Graduate studies in commercial law from the same university, and with Advanced Master’s studies (LL.M) in Maritime and Transport Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Kingdom of the Netherlands).

Partner of the firm since 2014. Over 13 years of experience. Lecturer at the University of the Andes (postgraduate and Continuing Education). Member of the Colombian Association of Maritime Law (ACOLDEMAR) and frequent speaker on Maritime and Transportation Law topics.

He is an expert in maritime, port, aviation, and general transportation matters. He advises significant companies connected to the maritime, port, and international trade sectors with a presence in Colombia and Latin America, representing them in litigation, contractual, insurance, and regulatory matters. He has also been involved in representing well-known local and international airlines in significant cargo-related litigation and consumer protection issues. An expert in commercial and corporate matters, he has led the process of incorporating major foreign companies from the real sector into the Colombian market, providing advice and representation in contractual, corporate, and litigation matters.

Esteban Janer Rojas

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Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá), with graduate studies in administrative law from the same university. Lecturer at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (undergraduate). Member of the firm since 2017. He has focused his practice on litigation and consultancy matters for companies in the aviation industry and national and foreign companies in the real sector, as well as insurers and reinsurers.

Nicolás Mallarino Rubiano

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Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá), graduated with honours, with graduate studies in insurance law from the same university. Lecturer at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (undergraduate).

Member of the firm since 2020. He has focused his practice on litigation and consultancy matters for companies in the aviation industry and national and foreign companies in the real sector, as well as insurers and reinsurers.

Mariana Tangarife Vélez

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Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá), graduated with honours. Candidate for the insurance law graduate degree from the same university. Member of the firm since 2021. She has focused her professional practice on litigation matters in the aviation, maritime, and port industry, as well as consumer protection.

Nathalia Ordóñez Ramírez

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Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá), graduated with honours, with graduate studies in insurance law from the same university. Member of the firm since 2021. She has focused her professional practice on litigation matters in the aviation, maritime, and port industry, as well as consumer protection.

Sebastián Liévano Rueda

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Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá), graduated with honours, candidate for the title of specialist in insurance law from the same university. Member of the firm since 2021. She has focused her professional practice on litigation matters in the aeronautical, maritime, and port industry, as well as consumer protection.

Gabrielle Marie Maichell

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Law student at the Law Faculty of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá). A member of the firm since 2023, focusing primarily on litigation matters and consumer protection.

María José Armisén Ruiz

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Law student at the Law Faculty of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá). A member of the firm since 2023, focusing primarily on litigation matters and consumer protection.

Pedro Nicolás Echeverría

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Law student at the Law Faculty of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá). A member of the firm since 2023, focusing primarily on litigation matters and consumer protection.

Our Recognitions

Our clients and colleagues endorse our commitment to excellence and quality in the services we provide.

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Commitment to the industry

Reach

Legal representation and legal advice in maritime matters to international airlines based in Colombia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Panama, Canada, and Turkey, among others.

Air

Obtaining operating permits from the aeronautical authority for international airlines originating from countries such as Turkey, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.  

Sea

Advisory to a global transport platform on the feasibility of implementing non-regular maritime transport services.

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Are you in need of specialised legal advice in aviation or maritime matters? GARCÍARBOLEDA offers tailored solutions for your legal needs. Get in touch with us today!