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Camilo Martinez Beltran

Partner
About

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

Awards

  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Banking & Finance
  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Corporate and M&A
  • Latin Lawyer 250 –  Litigation 
  • Latin Lawyer 250 – Insurance & Reinsurance
  • 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
  • Chambers Global
    2022 - Band 3, Colombia Banking & Finance
    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."
    2022 - Band 5, Colombia Corporate/M&A
    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.'"
    2020-22 - Foreign Expertise in USA, Colombia Banking & Finance
    2018-2021 - Band 3, Colombia Banking & Finance
    2018-2021 - Band 5, Colombia Corporate/M&A
    2018-2020 - Band 3, Colombia Capital Markets
    2020 - Foreign Expertise in USA, Colombia Capital Markets
  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    2022 - Leading Lawyer, Colombia Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    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."
    2022 - Recommended, Colombia Banking and Finance
    The Legal 500 comments, "The practice is now co-led by managing partner Camilo Martinez (corporate finance, capital markets, regulatory matters)."
    2022 - Recommended, Colombia TMT
    The Legal 500 comments, "Camilo Martinez co-heads the TMT practice, and has expertise in handling high-profile cases and delicate matters."
    2022 - Recommended, Colombia Corporate and M&A
    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."
    2022 - Recommended, Colombia Competition and Antitrust
    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."
    2022 - Recommended, Colombia Insurance
    The Legal 500 comments, "Managing partner Camilo Martinez[...] has broad expertise in handling complex dispute resolution cases..."
    2022 - Recommended, Colomiba Projects
    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."
    2018-19, 2021-22 - Recommended, Colombia Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
    2021-22 - Recommended, Colombia Capital Markets
    2021-22 - Recommended, Colombia Labour and Employment
    2018-19, 2021 - Recommended, Colombia Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2018-19, 2021 - Recommended, Colombia Banking and Finance
    2019, 2021 - Recommended, Colombia TMT
    2019 - Recommended, Latin America: International Firms, Corporate and M&A
    2018-19, 2021 - Recommended, Colombia Corporate and M&A
    2018-19, 2021 - Recommended, Colombia Competition and Antitrust
    2019, 2021 - Recommended, Colombia Insurance
    2018-19, 2021 - Recommended, Colombia Projects
    2019 - Recommended, Colombia Tax

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

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