Nicolas Rivera

Nicolas Rivera Montoya

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


Nicolás is a Lawyer from Universidad Externado de Colombia with a specialization in Financial and Securities Law from the same university and a Master of Laws from the University of Chicago (LLM). He has 16 years of experience in litigation and arbitration where he has advised and represented national and foreign companies in administrative, judicial, national and international arbitration proceedings under the rules of the ICC and the Arbitration Center of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce. Nicolás has participated in investment arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Nicolás worked in dispute resolution teams of leading Colombian and U.S. firms and as Litigation Manager of a major Colombian company in the Oil & Gas sector.

Practice Focus

Nicolás represents state-owned companies in arbitrations related to the execution of construction contracts, infrastructure construction contracts and renewable energy investment contracts, as well as in antitrust litigation in Colombia. He has also participated in multijurisdictional investigations of unfair competition initiated by authorities in Colombia, the United States and Chile.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented mixed economy companies in Colombia in financial and compliance audits and fiscal responsibility proceedings initiated by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic.
  • Advised and represented multinational companies in unfair competition proceedings, and participated in administrative investigations initiated by competition authorities in Colombia, the United States and Chile.
  • Represented oil companies in administrative sanctioning proceedings initiated by the Superintendence of Ports and Transportation, the ANLA, regional autonomous corporations and port authorities.
  • Represented companies in the financial, oil and pharmaceutical sectors in the negotiation of conciliatory agreements to avoid legal proceedings.


  • Colombia (2007)


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


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