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Camilo Martinez Beltran

Camilo Martinez Beltran

Managing Partner

Camilo Martínez Beltran is the Managing Partner of DLA Piper Martinez Beltran Abogados. He is legal counsel to Colombian and foreign companies dealing with corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, banking and finance, dispute resolution and sensitive crisis management matters.

Bar admissionsColombiaNew York
  • LL.M., Georgetown University
  • Financial regulation postgraduate program, University of Los Andes
  • Law degree, Universidad Javeriana


Leaders League 2024

  • Highly recommended, Arbitration
  • Excellent, Banking & finance
  • Excellent, Business Law - Venture Capital
  • Recommended, Business law - Startups & Innovation
  • Leading, Dispute resolution - Shareholder litigation and valuation of damage
  • Excellent, Dispute resolution - Civil and commercial litigation
  • Highly recommended, Media & entertainment
  • Leading, Mergers & acquisitions - Corporate / M&A
  • Leading, Restructuring & insolvency

Chambers Latin America

  • Band 3, Colombia Banking & Finance (2018 - 2024)
  • Band 3, Colombia Banking & Finance: Capital Markets (2018 - 2019)
  • Band 5, Colombia Corporate/M&A (2018 - 2024)

Chambers Global

  • Band 3, Colombia Banking & Finance (2018 - 2024)
    Chambers comments, "Noteworthy partner Néstor Camilo Martínez comes highly recommended by the market for his regulatory banking expertise. He plays a key role advising clients on corporate finance transactions, particularly those related to debt financing. Néstor Camilo Martínez is admitted to practice in Colombia and New York."
  • Band 5, Colombia Corporate/M&A (2018 - 2024)
    Chambers comments, "A client commends Néstor Camilo Martínez for 'always being available for his clients' and offering 'a wonderful follow-up to our matters,' adding: 'He is a very clear lawyer with a comprehensive service in the area.'"
  • Foreign Expert, USA Colombia Banking & Finance (Foreign Expertise) (2020 - 2024)
  • Band 3, Colombia Capital Markets (2018 - 2020)
  • Foreign Expert, USA Colombia Capital Markets (2020)

The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Leading Lawyer, Colombia Dispute Resolution: Litigation (2022 - 2024)
  • Recommended,  Colombia Dispute Resolution: Litigation (2018 - 2021)
    The Legal 500 comments, "At partner level, the 'dynamic team' comprises: managing partner and 'top-notch litigator' Camilo Martinez, who leads on civil and commercial dispute resolution and M&A litigation..." Clients say, "DLA Piper Colombia is trusted business partner. Sergio Rojas and Camillo Martinez are top-notch litigators. They have respected bankruptcy and commercial experience. They make time to understand our business and legal needs. I would not make any decision without first consulting with Sergio and Camillo. (We also engaged Sergio and Camillo in a complicated matter before the Superintendencia de Companias.)" "The people at DLA Piper Martinez Beltran are the best lawyers in the country, that is because above all, before being lawyers, they are empathetic human beings, educated in values, aware of their privileges, of the impact of their work on a country like Colombia. Camilo Martinez and Sergio Rojas Quiñones are always available and alert, always taking care of our interests, always aware of the available resources and the limits to achieve the objectives. I fully trust them, their recommendations, decisions and actions. We are certain of the correctness of their actions, of the coherence between what they say with what they think and what they represent as the best law firm in the country. We have been with them for many years and they do not disappoint us."
  • Leading Lawyer, Colombia Banking and Finance (2024)
  • Recommended, Colombia Banking and Finance (2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2023)
    The Legal 500 comments, "The practice is now co-led by managing partner Camilo Martinez (corporate finance, capital markets, regulatory matters)."
  • Recommended, Colombia TMT (2019, 2021 - 2023)
    The Legal 500 comments, "Camilo Martinez co-heads the TMT practice, and has expertise in handling high-profile cases and delicate matters."
  • Recommended, Colombia Corporate and M&A (2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2024)
    Clients say, "The DLA team that serves us at corporate gives us the greatest confidence. They are always available; they are resourceful in solving our queries and their team is trained to propose formulas in accordance with the latest in global and local trends. I consider them superior to other firms in the market. For me they are not only legal but comprehensive advisers. They propose formulas to make administrative decisions that allow the company to achieve its objectives and to do so always within the framework of the law. I highlight José Miguel Mendoza, Camilo Martínez and Sergio Londoño."
  • Recommended, Colombia Competition and Antitrust (2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2022)
    The Legal 500 comments, "Fellow co-head and managing partner Camilo Martínez has notable administrative litigation experience (he also handles arbitration), and frequently works with senior associate and litigation practice director Julian Solorza; the pair are 'very collaborative'." Clients say, "They know the legislation in depth allowing them to make preliminary recommendations rapidly. It compares favourably with other teams and the lawyers are dynamic and committed. They study the issues in question so as to know them in depth and propose suitable responses and strategies. Nestor Camilo Martínez and Julian Solorza are very collaborative, particularly when it comes to presenting the monitoring and progress of the processes in their charge."
  • Recommended, Colombia Insurance (2019, 2021 - 2024)
    The Legal 500 comments, "Managing partner Camilo Martinez[...] has broad expertise in handling complex dispute resolution cases..."
  • Recommended, Colombia Projects (2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2024)
    The Legal 500 comments, "'Their commitment to the client and, permanent availability and the speed with which they respond to inquiries are all outstanding', with Felipe Quintero, Camilo Martinez and Juan Manuel de la Rosa all names to note."
  • Recommended, Colombia Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2024)
  • Recommended, Colombia Capital Markets (2021 - 2024)
  • Recommended, Colombia Labor and Employment (2021 - 2022)
  • Recommended, Latin America: International Firms, Corporate and M&A (2019)
  • Recommended, Colombia Tax (2019)
Additional Awards
  • IFLR 1000 - “Highly Regarded Lawyer” in Banking (2023)
  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Banking & Finance (2024)
  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Corporate and M&A (2024)
  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Insurance & Reinsurance (2024)
  • LACCA – Approved Lawyer
  • Revista Dinero – Preferred Colombian lawyer in the practices of Dispute Resolutions and Banking & Finance
  • Camilo Martinez Beltran was included in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Latin America for Corporate and M&A Law in Colombia

Teaching Experience

Camilo is professor and head of the corporate law postgraduate program at Universidad Javeriana.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • New York Bar Association
  • International Bar Association