Practice areas

Commercial Law, Tax Law, Exchange Control, Foreign Investment and Labour Law.
Junior Associate, Deloitte & Touche, Tax & Legal Department, Bogotá, 1996-1998; Senior Associate, Cavelier Abogados, Practice Group Commercial and Company Law, Bogotá, 1998-1999; Partner, von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, Bogotá, since 1999.

Experience

Admission

1996 in Colombia.
Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Law School, 1995; Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Diploma in Tax Law, 1996; Israel Institute of Technology, International Course in Small and Medium Industrie Administration, 1997; Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, postgraduate studies in Commercial Law, 1999.

Education

Membresías

IBA.
Spanish and English.

Languages

Practice areas

Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Aquisitions, Tax Law, Public Bids, Banking Law, Project Finance, Intellectual & Industrial Property Law, License Agreements and Arbitration.
Junior Associate, Dr. Ditges Law Office, Bonn, Germany, 1994; Junior Associate, Baker & McKenzie (Raisbeck, Lara, Rodriguez & Rueda), Bogotá, 1995; Senior Associate, Cavelier Abogados, Bogotá,1996-1999; Partner, von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, Bogotá, since 1999

Experience

Admission

1994 in Germany, 1995 in Colombia.
University of Tübingen, Germany, Law School, 1987; Université Lausanne, Switzerland, Comparative Law, 1988; University of Bonn, Germany, Law School, 1994; Second State Examination in Law, 1994; Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, postgraduate studies in Commercial Law, 1995; Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Diploma in Taw Law, 1997.

Education

Membresías

IBA, INTA, GRUR, Board Member of the German-Colombian Chamber of Commerce, Swiss-Colombian Chamber of Commerce, SCALAS social project, CROSS BORDER BUSINESS LAWYERS (CBBL), Colegio Andino, TRIANA - German-Latin-American Lawyers Association and German-Colombian Lawyers Association.
Spanish, German, English and French.

Languages

Practice areas

Commercial and Company Law, Tax Law, Intellectual & Industrial Property Law, Competition and Unfair Practices, Public Law, Banking and Insurance Law, Foreign Investment, Litigation and Arbitration.
Inside Counsel, Carvajal S.A., 1989-1993; Attorney, Superintendence of Industry and Trade, Antitrust and Merger Division, 1993; Senior Associate, Litigation Department, Cavelier Abogados, 1994-1998; Senior Associate and Head of the Commercial Law Practice Group, 1998-1999; Legal and Fiscal Affairs National Manager, Panamco Coca Cola Colombia S.A., 1999-2001; Partner, von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, Bogotá, since 2000.

Experience

Admission

1989 in Colombia.
School of Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia (Doctor in Law, 1989); Universidad de Los Andes (Specialist, Commercial Law, 1991); Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Specialist, Corporate Law, 1993); Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Specialist, Tax Law, 1995); lectureship in International Contract Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2001-2003; lectureship in the law of procedure of the industrial property protection, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2001-2003.

Education

Membresías

IBA, INTA and Italian-Colombian Chamber of Commerce.
Spanish and English.

Languages

  • Practice areas

    Intellectual & Industrial Property Law, Commercial Law, Administration, unrighteous competition and conciliation.
  • Cavelier Abogados, lawyer for administrative contention in the Department, Bogotá, 1992-1998; Álvaro Castellanos & Compañía, directive lawyer in the Department of Marcas 1998-2003; Prieto & Carrizosa, directive position for industrial properties in the Department 2004-2007; Associate Von Bila de la Pava & Bertoletti (since 2007).

    Experience

  • Admission

    1992 in Colombia.
  • University of Santo Tomas, Colombia, Juristic Faculty (laywer, 1992); University de los Andes, Bogotá, Specialisation in Commercial Law; Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, graduate for mediation and alternative methods in conflict resolutions 2004.

    Education

  • Membresías

    ACPI, ASIPI, INTA. Chamber of Colombian-American Commerce and Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.
  • Spanish and English.

    Languages

  • Contact

    polo@vonbilaw.com
    +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 102
  • Practice areas

    International Civil and Corporte Law, including Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures; Comercial law, especially international contract and laws on agency and distribution; Foreign Investment, Technology Transfer, Construction and civil Engineering Disputes, Public Procurement and Arbitration.
  • Lawyer, Yansouni, Eldib & Partners, Alexandria, Egypt, 1991; Lawyer, Abt, Widmaier & Otto, Heidelberg, Germany, 1992; German Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, 1993; Federal Ministry of Economic Development, Bonn, Germany, 1994; Associate, Eimer, Heuschmid & Mehle, Bonn, Germany, 1995-1999; Senior Associate, Schürmann & Partner, since 2000 Coudert Schürmann, later Coudert Brothers LLP in Frankfurt am main, Head of Middle East Practice Group, 2000-2004; Of Counsel, von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, since 2004.

    Experience

  • Admission

    1995 in Germany; legal Consultant (U.A.E.); Advocate (DIFC, Dubai).
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A., 1982-1984; University of Heidelberg, Germany, Law School, 1984-1987; University of Mainz, Germany, Law School, 1987-1990; First State Exam, 1990; University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1991; Second State Exam, 1994; Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur), University of Mainz, Germany,1997.

    Education

  • Membresías

    German and Frankfurter Bar Association, Chamber of attorneys, Frankfurt am main; American Bar Association ,American Bar Associations (ABA)- Co-founder and former member of the board of Association for Arabic and Islamic Law.
  • German, English, Spanish, Arabic and French.

    Languages

  • Contact

    Ule@vonbilaw.com
    Tel. +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 114
  • Practice areas

    Civil Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law.
  • Independent Litigator, 2004-2005; Embassy of Colombia in Germany, Consular Section, 2008; Santo Tomas University, Law Faculty, Professor of the Economic Political Unit, 2009; von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, since 2009.

    Experience

  • Admission

    2005 in Colombia.
  • Santo Tomas University, Law School and Political Science, Bogotá, 2003; University of Konstanz, Germany, Studies in Constitutional and Administrative Law, 2004-2005; Santo Tomas University, Bogota, University´s Legal Councel, 2005; Santo Tomas University, Diploma on Techniques of Investigation and Oral Judgment, 2005; University of Konstanz, Germany (LLM) Master in Administrative Law, 2007.

    Education

  • Membresías

  • Spanish, German and English.

    Languages

  • Contact

    barreto@vonbilaw.com
    Tel. +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 108
  • Practice areas

    Real Estate, Registration, Administrative Law, Law of Succession, Tax Law and Litigation.
  • Junior Associate, Arenas Plazas Abogados Asociados, Bogotá, 1995; Attorney, Superintendence of the Real Estate Recording Office, Bogotá, 1996; Attorney, Superintendence of the Notaries and Registry, Bogotá, 1997-2001; Senior Associate, von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, since 2002.

    Experience

  • Admission

    1994 in Colombia.
  • Universidad Libre de Colombia, Bogotá, Law School, 1994; Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Specialist in Tax Law, 1995.

    Education

  • Membresías

  • Spanish and English.

    Languages

  • Contact

    charria@vonbilaw.com
    Tel. +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 107
  • Practice areas

    Litigation, Civil Law, Labour Law.
  • B & B lawyers E.U. 2001-2006; von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, Bogotá, since 2006.

    Experience

  • Admission

    2011 in Colombia.
  • University of Gran Colombia, School of Law (JD 2011), the Gran Colombia University, Bogotá, Specialization in Labor Law, 2012. Third international labour law congress Bogotá, Colombia 2012.

    Education

  • Spanish.

    Languages

  • Contact

    vargas@vonbilaw.com
    Tel. +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 103
  • Practice areas

    International law regarding to economic and fisical offenses, administrative law, european and commercial law.
  • Collaboration in the university of Trier, 2012 – 2014; Sports Services South America SAS, Medellin, 2015; Legal consultant, von Bila – de la Pava – Bertoletti, Bogotá, since august 2015.

    Experience

  • 2014 in Germany.

    Admission

  • Education

    University of Trier (First State Exam, 2012), German University of Administration Law Speyer (supplementary studies, 2013), District Court of Koblenz (legal clerkship, Second State Exam, 2014) .
  • German, Spanish, English.

    Languages

  • Practice areas

    Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Aquisitions, Tax Law, Public Bids, Banking Law, Project Finance, Intellectual & Industrial Property Law, License Agreements and Arbitration.
  • Junior Associate, Dr. Ditges Law Office, Bonn, Germany, 1994; Junior Associate, Baker & McKenzie (Raisbeck, Lara, Rodriguez & Rueda), Bogotá, 1995; Senior Associate, Cavelier Abogados, Bogotá,1996-1999; Partner, von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, Bogotá, since 1999

    Experience

  • 1994 in Germany, 1995 in Colombia.

    Admission

  • Education

    University of Tübingen, Germany, Law School, 1987; Université Lausanne, Switzerland, Comparative Law, 1988; University of Bonn, Germany, Law School, 1994; Second State Examination in Law, 1994; Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, postgraduate studies in Commercial Law, 1995; Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Diploma in Taw Law, 1997.
  • Spanish, German, English and French.

    Languages

  • Contact

    vonbilaw@vonbilaw.com
    Tel. +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 104
  • Practice areas

    Commercial Law, Tax Law, Exchange Control, Foreign Investment and Labour Law.
  • Junior Associate, Deloitte & Touche, Tax & Legal Department, Bogotá, 1996-1998; Senior Associate, Cavelier Abogados, Practice Group Commercial and Company Law, Bogotá, 1998-1999; Partner, von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, Bogotá, since 1999.

    Experience

  • 1996 in Colombia.

    Admission

  • Education

    Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Law School, 1995; Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Diploma in Tax Law, 1996; Israel Institute of Technology, International Course in Small and Medium Industrie Administration, 1997; Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, postgraduate studies in Commercial Law, 1999.
  • Spanish and English.

    Languages

  • Contact

    delapava@vonbilaw.com
    Tel. +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 103
  • Practice areas

    Commercial and Company Law, Tax Law, Intellectual & Industrial Property Law, Competition and Unfair Practices, Public Law, Banking and Insurance Law, Foreign Investment, Litigation and Arbitration.
  • Inside Counsel, Carvajal S.A., 1989-1993; Attorney, Superintendence of Industry and Trade, Antitrust and Merger Division, 1993; Senior Associate, Litigation Department, Cavelier Abogados, 1994-1998; Senior Associate and Head of the Commercial Law Practice Group, 1998-1999; Legal and Fiscal Affairs National Manager, Panamco Coca Cola Colombia S.A., 1999-2001; Partner, von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti, Bogotá, since 2000.

    Experience

  • 1989 in Colombia.

    Admission

  • Education

    School of Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia (Doctor in Law, 1989); Universidad de Los Andes (Specialist, Commercial Law, 1991); Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Specialist, Corporate Law, 1993); Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Specialist, Tax Law, 1995); lectureship in International Contract Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2001-2003; lectureship in the law of procedure of the industrial property protection, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2001-2003.
  • Spanish and English.

    Languages

  • Contact

    bertoletti@vonbilaw.com
    Tel. +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 105
  • Practice areas

    International law regarding to economic and fisical offenses, administrative law, european and commercial law.
  • Collaboration in the university of Trier, 2012 – 2014; Sports Services South America SAS, Medellin, 2015; Legal consultant, von Bila – de la Pava – Bertoletti, Bogotá, since august 2015.

    Experience

  • 2014 in Germany.

    Admission

  • Education

    University of Trier (First State Exam, 2012), German University of Administration Law Speyer (supplementary studies, 2013), District Court of Koblenz (legal clerkship, Second State Exam, 2014) .
  • German, Spanish, English.

    Languages

  • Contact

    buchhagen@vonbilaw.com
    Tel. +57(1) 6 29 19 04 EXT 106
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    von Bila, de la Pava & Bertoletti practices in the fields of Commercial, Contractual, Corporate, Labour, Unfair Competition, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Environmental Law as well as Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Litigation and Arbitration.

    It is the only Colombian law firm with an office in Germany for all European and Middle East legal affairs. The firm also counts with representative law firms in Central and South American countries and in the Caribbean.

    The firm is internationally oriented, therefore its legal advice not only assures compliance of Colombian regulations, but also responds to the client’s needs on having a legal advice with a multinational scope, common to today’s business transactions.

    The commercial and corporate law group has successfully advised clients on initiating business activities in Colombia, assuring a quick startup either through the establishment of legal entities or in the structuring of effective contractual tools. Major local and foreign companies in the industrial and service sectors have received its legal advice and currently perform their commercial activities based on the legal structures and strategies specially designed for their needs, with successful results.

    The Labour law group is also committed in providing legal advice which makes local and international clients aware of the importance of an adequate compliance of local Labour strict regulations, advice which has resulted in the prevention of major claims and costly judicial sentences.

    European and American clients have entrusted to the law firm difficult judicial and arbitration cases i.e. agency disputes, infrastructure projects as power plants, acquisition structures, transport damages, tax planning including off shore structures, know how transfer and best company foreign investment structures.

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    From the needs of law, Alexander von Bila, Germán of the Kettle and Mauricio Bertoletti founded the company von Bila - of the Kettle - Bertoletti, which offers solutions to different legal processes in Colombia, the USA, Germany and Middle East.

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