Julia Velásquez Torres
Julia is partner and co-head of the corporate/M&A practice area of the Firm, with over 13 years of experience.
She is an attorney-at-law graduate from Universidad de los Andes and specialist both in International Business Law (Universidad de los Andes) and Public Procurement (Universidad Externado de Colombia).
Her current practice at the corporate/M&A department has primary focus on day-to-day corporate operations along with drafting, negotiating and executing a wide range of commercial agreements for clients in the infrastructure and retail industry sectors, focusing on advising corporate and commercial matters, equity and debt financings, and distressed assets M&A.
She advises clients in infrastructure projects and has represented clients in complex negotiations between public entities and the private sector. She also advises several clients regarding compliance with Colombian Data Protection Laws.
She has broad experience in leading complex public procurement negotiations with public entities along with counselling clients in project finance matters and public–private partnerships.
After completing her master’s studies at Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law, she established the negotiation and dispute resolution lecture at Universidad de los Andes’ Law School and has an active role as a lecturer at different universities in Colombia.
- Abogada – Universidad de los Andes
- Especialista en Derecho de los Negocios Internacionales – Universidad de los Andes
- Especialista en Contratación Estatal – Universidad Externado de Colombia
LL.M – Bejamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Estados Unidos