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Jose Miguel Mendoza

José Miguel Mendoza


José Miguel Mendoza is a partner in DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán's Corporate and Litigation practices and is a professor of corporate law at Los Andes University School of Law.

José Miguel has 15 years of experience in corporate law and dispute resolution. He guides shareholders, directors and officers through the intricacies of corporate practice, with a focus on crisis management.

As chief judge for Colombia's specialized business court, he presided over hundreds of cases concerning complex corporate litigation. Later, as head of the Colombian public utilities supervisor, he successfully led the efforts to prevent an energy crisis in the country.

He has been involved in Colombia's main corporate legal reforms over the past decade, including Law 1258/08 on simplified companies and PL 70/15 on the liability of directors and officers and represented Colombia before Working Group 1 (business law) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

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