THE FIRM
Suescún Abogados is a leading law firm for national and international arbitration and complex commercial contracts in Colombia. We pride ourselves of our in-depth industry knowledge and on providing personalized, specialized and value-added advice to our clients on critical arbitration proceedings and transactions.
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ORIGINS
Suescun Abogados has been advising for over 30 years a large number of local and international clients including multinationals and many of the top national and international corporations doing business in Colombia.

The firm was established under its current name in 2013 after the restructuring of the former Suescun & de Brigard and Lleras, Suescun & de Brigard, which were originally established in 1998 and 1981, respectively.
CLIENTS
Our clients base spans through a broad range of businesses from large public and private held companies to families and individuals. Many of them are multinational companies with operations in Colombia.

Our client list reflects a wide variety of industries, including: construction, energy, financial services, insurance, mining, oil & gas, real estate, retail, telecommunications, among others.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Following is a list of some of the acknowledgments made by independent industry guides on which Suescun Abogados or members of the firm have been recognized:

- The Legal 500 Latin America 2017 ranked Suescún Abogados as “Tier 1” (Best Law Firm) in Arbitration in Colombia. Such publication described it as “a recognizable name in the arbitration field” and which “is very active representing local and international clients in complex, high-end” arbitrations. Jorge Suescun Melo and Felipe Suescun de Roa were distinguished as “Leading Lawyer” and “Next Generation Lawyer”, respectively, for dispute resolution in Colombia.

- The Legal 500 Latin America 2017 recognizes Suescun Abogados as a Leading Local Law Firm in the Region - Latin America for International Arbitration. Such a publication also mentions that Suescún Abogados "attracts, through its key contacts Jorge Suescún Melo and Felipe Suescun de Roa, regular referrals from international law firms involved in high-profile international arbitration cases relating to Colombia. It also handles disputes as lead counsel..."

- Chambers Latin America 2017 ranked Suescun Abogados as a top firm for Dispute Resolution in Colombia and describes it as a “noted boutique well positioned to handle commercial and investor-state arbitration procedures in a wide range of sectors, including banking, construction, electricity, oil and gas and TMT. Regularly handles disputes under ICC and UNCITRAL rules.” Such publication also states that "Suescún’s promising young staff appears ready to break into the arbitration world beyond Colombia."

- Jorge Suescún Melo has been ranked since the inception of the ranking consecutively in Band 1 for Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators by Chambers Latin America 2017. Such publication describes Jorge as a highly sought-after arbitrator who is "renowned worldwide." It also mentions that "He is one of the most respectable arbitration practitioners in Colombia" and that "He is a star and a very important player in this field."

- Felipe Suescun de Roa was ranked by Chambers Latin America 2017. Such publication states that: "He is one to watch", while also commenting: "He is very well known in arbitration matters."

- In January 2017, Suescun Abogados arbitration practice was described as "Excellent" by Leaders League, an independent French publication.

- In January 2017, Felipe Suescun de Roa was identified by in-house counsel worldwide as Acritas Stars™ for "His knowledge regarding international arbitration." The Acritas Star database was put together purely by the clients, with no influence from law firms; it has been compiled through interviews with nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world, looking for Star Lawyers who “find solutions, exercise judgment and are decisive –it is the combination of expertise and commerciality that their clients value most.”

- Jorge Suescún Melo was recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year 2017 of “Arbitration and Mediation-Bogota” by Best Lawyers International

- In December 2016, Felipe Suescun de Roa was recognized by Who´s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review as one of the world’s leading arbitration experts aged 45 or under. The "Future Leaders" list surveys and analyzes the opinion of general counsel and law firms from around the world to put together a list of practitioners who are seen as the future leading figures of the international arbitration community.

- After surveying more than 100 law firms in Colombia, Revista Dinero, one of Colombia´s most prestigious business publications, included both Jorge Suescún Melo and Felipe Suescún de Roa among the top-ten attorneys who generate "more admiration for their career, performance and experience" in "Dispute Resolution" in Colombia.

- On July 14, 2016, Felipe Suescun de Roa was admitted as Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) in London. This is a high-level Diploma qualification designed for experienced dispute resolution practitioners.

- Suescun Abogados has been recognized as the "International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year - Colombia" by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2015. The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards recognise the achievements of law firms and individuals who have delivered exceptional results for their clients over the past 12 months – whilst operating in a challenging business environment.

- Jorge Suescun Melo was recognized as “Best of the Best Latin America” by Euromoney - Experts Guide

- Both Felipe Suescun de Roa and Jorge Suescun Melo were included among top-five experts in Commercial Arbitration in Colombia by Euromoney - Experts Guide

- Jorge Suescún Melo was recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year 2015 of "Litigation-Bogota" by Best Lawyers International

- Jorge Suescún Melo was recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year 2014 of "International Arbitration - Colombia" by Corporate Livewire. The Corporate LiveWire Awards, according to its website, “represent the pinnacle of business achievement, championing the best in their respective fields.”

- Jorge Suescún Melo was recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year 2012 of “Arbitration and Mediation-Bogota” by Best Lawyers International

- Jorge Suescún Melo has been constantly recognized as leading figure in arbitration in both Latin America and Colombia by Who’s Who Legal

- Jorge Suescún Melo was recognized by Revista Dinero, one of Colombia´s most prestigious business publications, as a leading arbitrator in Colombia