Juan Fernando Puerta

Senior Associate

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Specialist in structuring, incorporating and managing businesses in Colombia; aviation law and overland transport; and consumer law (consultancy and litigation).

Before joining Cuatrecasas, Juan Fernando Puerta worked at a top-level national firm, was legal director of one of Colombia’s leading airline associations, and was part of the regulatory affairs group at Air Canada.

He was assistant lecturer of commercial law at Universidad Javeriana, as well as head lecturer on the university’s Diploma in Aviation Law and on its Diploma in Legal English.


  • Master of Laws (Air and Space Law)
    McGill University, Montreal, 2019

    Postgraduate studies in Transport Law
    Universidad Externado de Colombia, Colombia, 2013

    Postgraduate studies in Commercial Law
    Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, 2012

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, 2011

Directory Mentions

Recommended lawyer
Legal 500, Leaders League and Best Lawyers in Aviation Law, Transportation Law and Corporate M&A

Winner of Best Air Law Presentation award
Qatar Airways/McGill Rising Scholars in Air and Space Law Conference, Montreal, 2019