Luis Alfredo Barragán Arango is the founding partner of Asteri Law Firm, a Colombian
boutique, truly independent, primary dedicated to Litigation, Arbitration, Insolvency, and
With more than 30 years of experience, Luis Alfredo has an extensive expertise in
representing high-profile clients in the most complex domestic and cross-border insolvency
proceedings, both in Colombia and overseas. Also, Luis Alfredo has as counsel in
international and domestic arbitrations, and in the most representative litigations in
Colombia before domestic courts. He is acclaimed for his deep knowledge in highly complex
disputes related to public law, telecommunications, oil & gas, secured transactions, and
commercial matters. His practice covers all areas of sophisticated litigations, alternative
dispute resolution, restructuring, asset recovery, and insolvency matters.
Luis Alfredo is also member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency
and Bankruptcy Professionals – INSOL (London – UK) and has also served as counsel for the
World Bank, the Inter-American Bank of Development, and the USAID on matters related to
guarantees and their execution within reorganization proceedings. He has also drafted
several bills to amend the Colombian General Procedure Code.
Moreover, Mr. Barragán has acted as leading counsel in arbitrations conducted under the
main institutional arbitration rules, such as the ICC rules and the UNCITRAL rules, and has
also served as international arbitrator in proceedings held under the ICC rules and the
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) rules. He has also been appointed as an expert
witness before US Courts. He is part of the Lists of Arbitrators of the Chambers of Commerce
of Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin, and is member to the Latin American Arbitration
Group of the ICC.
He has been ranked as one of the best lawyers of his specialty by Who’s Who Legal,
Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer, Best Lawyers, Euromoney, The Legal 500 Latin
America, among others.
Trilingual lawyer from Rosario University (Colombia) and Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Contracts and Arbitration from Fribourg University (Switzerland). Focused in commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration, dispute resolution, cross-border transactions, and compliance. Admitted to the practice of law in Colombia and Paris (France).