Nicolas Rivera

Nicolas Rivera Montoya

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


Nicolas has a law degree and a degree in financial and stock market law from Universidad Externado de Colombia, and a master’s degree (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago. With 16 years of experience in litigation and arbitration, Nicolas has advised and represented national and foreign companies in administrative, judicial, national and international arbitration proceedings under the ICC and Bogotá Chamber of Commerce rules. Furthermore, Nicolas has participated in investment arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL and LCIA regulations.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Nicolas worked in dispute resolution teams of leading firms in both Colombia and the United States, and as litigation manager for a major Colombian company in the oil and gas sector.

Practice Focus

Nicolas has advised and represented multinational companies in antitrust litigation in Colombia and participated in unfair competition investigations initiated by authorities in Colombia, the United States and Chile.

Representative Legal Matters

He has represented public companies within financial and compliance audits, and fiscal accountability procedures initiated by the Contraloría General de la República.

Additionally, Nicolas has represented oil companies in administrative environmental sanction proceeding initiated by the Superintendency of Ports and Transportation, the ANLA, environmental authorities and Port Captaincies in Colombia.

He has represented companies in the financial, oil and pharmaceutical sectors during conciliation negotiations to prevent legal proceedings.

Professional Honors

  • Becario Banco de la República de Colombia 2014
  • Becario Colfuturo 2014


  • Colombia (2007)


  • University of Chicago (LLM) (2015)
  • Universidad Externado de Colombia (Degree Financial and Securities Law) (2009)
  • Universidad Externado de Colombia (Lawyer) (2007)


  • English
  • Spanish
Co-author, "Función y deberes del árbitro," in Flores Sentíes, H. (ed.), Retos Contemporáneos del Arbitraje Internacional (Tirant Lo Blanch, Mexico City, 2018)