About Mauricio García Arboleda

LL.M. in Maritime and Transport Law


Mauricio is a lawyer graduated from Javeriana University (Bogotá), with graduate studies in Commercial Law from that University and LL.M. studies in Maritime and Transport Law – Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Currently he is undertaking the International Group of P&I Clubs certification programme.

He is an expert in maritime, aviation and transport matters. In his professional experience he has advised important transport companies with presence in Latin America and Europe in contractual, insurance and regulatory matters. He has also participated in relevant litigation in courts and arbitration tribunals in Transport, Insurance, Consumer Law and Liability.

Mauricio has broad experience in commercial and corporate matters and has leaded the incorporation of companies into the Colombian market advising them in Contractual, Corporate and Litigation matters. Before joining the firm, Mauricio worked for well-known law firms in the aviation and commercial fields.

He was honoured with a scholarship of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and has published articles and academic works in his areas of expertise. He is a part-time lecturer of International Maritime Commerce at Los Andes University and a regular speaker in local and Latin American forums in matters related with the maritime industry. Mauricio is a member of the board of directors of the Colombian Association of Maritime Law (ACOLDEMAR) and Senior Member of the China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association.


  • LLM in Maritime and Transport Law – Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Graduate specialization in Commercial Law- Javeriana University (Colombia)
  • Lawyer (Colombia Qualified) - Javeriana University (Colombia)


  • English and Spanish


  • Part-time lecturer at Los Andes University (undergraduate)
  • Member of the Colombian Association of Maritime Law (ACOLDEMAR)
  • Regular speaker in Maritime and Transportation Law matters

Research Work, Newspaper Columns and Academic Papers

  • “The implied warranty of seaworthiness under marine insurance law: a comparative review between Colombian and English law”. International magazine Foro de Derecho Mercantil (Legis), 2019
  • “Piracy and the used of armed guards on board merchant ships: a gap under Colombian marine insurance law”. Fullavante News, 2018.
  • “The legal meaning of the ship: a concept without uniformity”. Fullavante News, 2018.
  • “The separability of the jurisdiction clause from the main contract”. Maritime Inside Shipping Law & More, November 2016.
  • “The customary practice in commercial legal disputes”, La República Newspaper (Colombia), November 2012.
  • “The fiduciary duties of pension funds managers”, La República Newspaper (Colombia), May 2012.