Juan Manuel is a partner in DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán's Corporate, M&A and Financial practices. A significant component of his practice involves advising private equity funds and strategic blue-chip investors.

Juan Manuel worked for five years as the co-head of the M&A and Financial practice of a major international law firm in Bogota. In 2007 and 2008, he worked with a prominent international law firm in New York.

He was a professor of "Obligations" at Universidad de los Andes and created the course and was professor of "International Transactions" at Universidad de los Andes.