DRET Legal

Ranked by Chambers Latin America, Leaders League, and Legal 500, Colombian law firm DRET Legal provides practical and strategic counsel that anticipates and responds to client needs. DRET Legal helps multinational and domestic companies, investors and high-net worth individuals thrive in globalized and highly competitive environment by providing full-service legal counsel driven by ideas and innovation.

DRET is a law firm based in Colombia with offices in Bogotá and Medellín. Our practice areas are Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources, Corporate law, Fintech, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Insurance and Reinsurance and Tax/International Trade.

Banking and Finance:

  • Financing structuring
  • Mass and consumer banking
  • Digital banking / Fintech
  • Guarantees at first demand and other collateral.
  • Derivatives
  • Loan Syndication
  • Regulatory issues
  • Financial litigation

Energy And Natural Resources:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Renewable Energies.
  • Gas Operations and Gas Transportation.
  • Power Operations.
  • Oil & Gas Operations.
  • Special Projects (LNG, CNG, Compression, etc).
  • Generation and Self-Generation Projects
  • Environmental legal advice.
  • Relationship with stakeholders.
  • Legal accompaniment before regulatory authorities
  • Energy and Oil & Gas litigation.


  • Counselling on corporate matters
  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts
  • Business structures
  • Investment mechanisms
  • Shareholder’s agreements
  • Join Ventures
  • Due diligence
  • Risk management
  • Insolvency (restructuring & business failure)
  • Corporate and M&A litigation


  • Design and feasibility of FinTech Solutions
  • Design and feasibility of InsurTech Solutions
  • Cryptocurrency negotiation
  • Alternative money lending
  • Digital payment systems
  • Massive money lending leverage
  • Design of LegalTech solutions
  • Design of RegTech solutions
  • Design of Blockchain y Smartcontracts solutions
  • Financing structuring
  • Investment structuring
  • Regulatory proceeding before Governmental Agencies

Real Estate:

  • Real Estate projects
  • Land management
  • Urban permits
  • Structuring real estate projects
  • Real Estate contracts & negotiation
  • Due diligence
  • Acquisitions & dispositions of urban and rural land
  • Assessment of urban planning and permits in both urban and rural land
  • Advising and negotiation of lease contracts
  • Developing strategies to secure acquisition and disposition plans of land
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation

Dispute Resolution:

  • International Arbitration
  • Domestic Arbitration
  • Mediation & conciliation
  • Negotiations
  • Dispute boards
  • Preventive litigation
  • Administrative-law disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Constitutional actions
  • Class actions

Insurance and Reinsurance:

  • Regulatory proceeding before Governmental Agencies
  • Design and feasibility of financial insurance and reinsurance
  • Claim proceeding before insurers and reinsurers.
  • Tenders and RFPs
  • Insurance litigation
  • Structuring of M&A Insurance, Litigation Buyout and Tax Liability
  • Insurance Advisor on Project Finance, Private Equity and M&A
  • Alternative Risk Transfer Solutions
  • Design and incorporation of captive reinsurers
  • Insurance Linked Securities
  • Due Diligence

Tax and International Trade:

  • National and local (departmental and municipal) taxes
  • International tax law & double taxation treaties
  • National and international reorganization
  • Corporate tax planning
  • Individuals and families tax and wealth planning.
  • Risk management & due diligence
  • Tax litigation and tax proceedings

One of the axes of the firm is its work methodology called the “360° approach” according to which, from its specialty, each area of practice revolves around the needs and projects of its clients, which allows them both efficiencies and responses faster and closer to customer needs, such as practical, comprehensive and strategic solutions.

Although we have been involved in different transactions and projects across industries and sectors, our practices areas have a special focus on construction, real estate, insurance and reinsurance, banking, O&G and Energy (including renewable energy), retail, logistics and transportation and agribusiness.

We have a solid team experienced partners and qualified lawyers.

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Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia

Founded: 2021
Member since: 2023
Lawyers: 17

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