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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Insurance Law in Colombia since 2023

Mateo Pelaez Garcia


+57 (604) 296 3890


Mateo directs the Area of ​​Real Estate Law, Dispute Resolution, Civil Liability and Insurance.

Mateo has experience in the legal field for more than 23 years in consulting and litigation management in favor of companies from different sectors of the economy, such as insurance entities, pension fund administrators, health promoting entities, service provider institutions. health, ambulance companies and prepaid medicine, as well as transport companies, trust entities and companies in the real estate sector.

Arbitrator list A of the Arbitration Centers of the Chambers of Commerce of Medellín for Antioquia, Bogotá and Cali. Friendly Composer and International Arbitrator of the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Medellín for Antioquia.

University professor in insurance, civil liability and real estate trust.

Education: Lawyer from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, with specializations in Civil Liability and Insurance from the EAFIT University, in Arbitration from the same university, in Urban Law from the Nuestra Señora del Rosario University and with a diploma in medical law from the same university.




Suma Legal is a firm made up of  specialized lawyers  with a recognised track record in different branches of Law.

Practice Areas:


Provides public entities and individuals, in their relationship with the State, complete advice on Administrative Law.

The services include accompaniment in public procurement processes, the constitution of public and mixed entities, the creation of public or private association models, with or without profit, the formulation of projects, the structuring and implementation of cooperation and collaboration programs, with special emphasis on entities subject to the special regime of science, technology and innovation and public services.


Advises its clients in a comprehensive manner in their economic relations in the elaboration and negotiation of typical and atypical contracts, which aim to satisfy the needs of clients within the framework of the applicable legal provisions and in the structuring of civil and commercial businesses. .

Suma Legal acts as an external consultant for Colombian companies in the manufacturing, services, construction, consumer goods, real estate, and financial services sectors.

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions

Provides accompaniment in processes of definition of legal vehicles, corporate structuring and its constitution, as well as in relation to statutory reforms, mergers and spin-offs and negotiation of shareholder agreements.

He also has experience representing sellers and buyers in transactions for the acquisition and/or sale of companies and business reorganizations, as well as in the preparation of legal audits and regulatory compliance.


Advice to trust companies, in the structuring of trust businesses, trust management, complex trust businesses, especially in real estate trust schemes in difficulty, as well as the management of guarantee trusts for the execution of the same and the defense of the interests of the recipients of the payment; submission to insolvency processes (reorganization or liquidation) of autonomous patrimonies.

Real Estate and Urban

He advises the development of real estate projects, from the structuring and contracting phase to its start-up. Suma Legal has expert professionals in real estate regulation, horizontal property, trust business, real estate contracts and urban law, to provide practical and effective solutions to the needs of its clients.

Medical Law

Advice to companies and personnel in the health sector on different issues such as contracting between insurers, IPS, providers, litigation and sanction processes, among other aspects.


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