Colombian law firm Gómez-Pinzón has announced that its partner of 12 years, William Araque Jaimes, has assumed the role of Of Counsel. The new role obeys Araque’s decision to begin a period of transition
The nomination is recognition of Araque’s trajectory in the firm and his impeccable juridical and human qualities as one of the best litigators in the country, the Bogotá-based firm said in a statement.
“This stage of William’s career does not mean that he will move away from the profession or the firm, but rather it is a recognition of his career that make him deserving of the new role, and which will allow him to leave administrative and commercial duties to one side to continue providing counsel to our clients with the rigor that characterizes him,” José Luis Suárez, managing patner at Gómez-Pinzón, said.
Thanks to his work during these years, Gómez-Pinzón now has a consolidated conflict resolution and investment protection team, with high technical standards and the best professionals at the service of clients. He will continue to support the role of this practice as of counsel and provide advice to clients that require support in highly complex cases.
With over 25 years’ experience, Araque has been an advisor to national and foreign companies on complex commercial contracts, commercial distribution schemes, Colombian procedural law and, in general, on matters involving business law. As the lawyer in charge of these companies, he has acted in several processes before the ordinary jurisdiction and national arbitral tribunals in complex disputes.
In conflict resolution matters, he has participated in more than 75 arbitrations conducted under the regulations of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Medellin and Pereira, whose accumulated pretensions are superior to $2.5bn. In national litigation, he has advised and represented companies in the pharmaceutical, consumer products, automotive and commerce sectors and industry in general, in matters that include popular actions, group actions, distribution claims, commercial agency, consumer’s right and contractual and non-contractual liability actions.