Jose Miguel Mendoza

José Miguel Mendoza


José Miguel leads the firm's corporate conflicts and energy and natural resources areas. For the last 17 years he has focused on the resolution of complex corporate matters, from the National Government, academia and private practice. He was in charge of setting up the specialized court of the Superintendence of Corporations, from which he participated, as a judge, in hundreds of conflicts between companies, shareholders and administrators. Later, as Superintendent of Public Utilities, he led efforts to renew state supervision over the energy and water sectors, as well as to resolve an energy crisis in the north of the country.

He has participated in the preparation of major corporate reforms in recent years in Colombia, including Law 1258 of 2008 on simplified joint stock companies and Bill No. 70 of 2015 on the liability regime for administrators. He also represented Colombia before the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

He is a professor of corporate law at the law school of Universidad de los Andes. His research on corporate and financial matters has been published by Oxford University Press, Wolters Kluwers, North Carolina Academic Press, Fordham University and the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation.

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Ph.D., Law and Finance, Oxford University
    Banco de la República scholar
  • MS.T., Corporate Law, Oxford University
    Santander Abbey scholar
  • LL.M., Tilburg University
    with honors


  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    2022 - Recommended, Colombia Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
    2022 - Leading Lawyer, Colombia Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2022 - Recommended, Colombia Corporate and M&A
    2018-21 - Recommended, Colombia Corporate and M&A
    2018-21 - Recommended, Colombia Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Financial Regulation, Oxford University Press
  • Editorial Board, UNA Law Journal, Los Andes University