About our company
Every client that we work with receives a personalized service that reflects their industry demands. Our track record of outstanding client feedback speaks for itself - you’re in safe hands.
Cavelier Abogados was founded by an American lawyer named Germán Cavelier back in 1953. Germán was able to very quickly attract great minds to work alongside him in creating one of Colombia’s most established law firms. Our services have been built on a lifetime of Germán’s wisdom - he was truly extraordinary.
Granted, the world is now a different place from what it was 67 years ago. However, through all the changes, one thing has remained constant: effective legal advice. The real distinction of Cavelier Abogados is our relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation. When you work with us, you will immediately apprehend how all of the many elements of exceptional client experience have come together in one refined and bespoke legal service.
However, the most important thing we have is priceless: a hunger for knowledge. After all, It’s our passion for knowledge that underpins everything we do as a firm. We’re proud of the fact that we’ve maintained our great traditions. It’s why we attract recognition in the fields of Business Law and Intellectual Property in Colombia and abroad.
You see, Cavelier Abogados’ leadership in the many fields of law is why we have earned the trust of more than 24,000 domestic and international clients over the course of 70 years. In 2016, Cavelier Abogados was certified as the foremost innovative firm in Colombia and expanded its offices to Medellin. With an experienced team of more than 30 lawyers, 11 patent experts, 19 paralegals, and a technical and administrative team of 39 people - we are very well prepared to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, SME’s and multinationals. In addition to the awards from the major international law firm directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), our firm also placed tenth in the first ranking of the 25 most innovative companies in Colombia, published by ANDI (National Industrialists’ Association) and Dinero Magazine.
Germán Cavelier, a specialist in Corporate Law, Intellectual and Industrial Property, embarked on the journey of creating one of Colombia’s most established law firms.
Our non-profit organization, The Cavelier Law Association, is formed by Germán Cavelier to have a long-lasting positive impact on our communities.
In the Managing Intellectual Property world rankings, we are recognized as a tier 1 ranked practice for trademarks, patents, and copyright.
We are crowned ‘firm of the year’ by Managing Intellectual Property - a remarkable achievement for all of us here at Cavelier Abogados.
Our partners join as part of your team. They’ll work directly on your case alongside our team of highly skilled, responsive, and experienced IP lawyers. We understand the commercial context of our advice. It’s no surprise, then, that we represent clients of the highest profile, both domestically and internationally, in a range of IP mandates.
Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, with a specialization in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes. Javier has more than thirty years of professional experience in Commercial Law and Financial Law, and is currently Managing Partner at Cavelier Abogados, where he also leads the corporate and financial law team.
Patents & Life Sciences
Andrés has 20 years of experience in litigation and prosecution in the pharma, biotech, electronics, and mechanics industries. He has intervened in the most important validity, infringement, and compulsory license cases before the Colombian and Andean courts.
SENIOR PARTNER – INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR
Jorge has 35+ years of experience on IP law and related matters, commercial law, compliance and private international law. He is one of Latin America's pioneers on Geographical Indications and has been Regional Ambassador for the ICC IP Commission.