Carolina Porras

AsociadaAssociate / Colombia
  • Practice areas / Labor
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Principal associate member of the Labor team. Her professional practice focuses on advising local and foreign companies in matters of individual labor law, collective, social security and immigration. Carolina also has experience representing companies in labor disputes. Carolina is equally dedicated in the attention of consultations on all issues of workplace counseling.

Associate-to-watch Carolina Porras"is a reputable lawyer" who co-heads the department and possesses "great knowledge," according to sources. They also note that she "is strategic and very engaged.". Chambers and Partners – Labour and Employment

Work experience

  • 2015 - a la actualidad Principal Associate

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2010 - 2014 Senior Associate


  • 2006 - 2009 Associate

    Brigard & Urrutia Abogados

  • 2006 - 2006 Associate

    Sánchez & Olano Abogados




Featured Cases

  • Ripley Internacional S.A. Colombia 2016

    Our assistance with this client evidences the effectiveness of our Labour & Employment team, by demonstrating our ability to design a successful plan in order to prevent the company from further administrative or judicial proceedings regarding the termination of the labour agreements.

  • Promotora La Alborada S.A. Colombia 2016

    Legal assistance to Promotor La Aboarda in the judicial proceeding initiated by a former independent contractor. As a result of the legal assistance, the client was absolved of all the claims.

  • SALLY BEAUTY COLOMBIA S.A.S. Colombia 2017

    Providing daily legal advice to the human resources team in all labour, social security and immigration matters, including: internal work regulations, health and safety regulations, support in disciplinary proceedings, drafting labour contracts, amendments to the labour contracts, salary increases, fringe benefits policies, and termination of employment agreements. Obtaining work visas and registry before immigration authorities. Training the company’s employees with regards to coexistence committees and health and safety committees in the workplace and compliance of health and safety regulations.





  • 2014 Universidad de Salamanca/Spain Specialist in Labor Law

  • 2010 Master Tilburg University Master in International and European Labour Law

  • 2009 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Colombia Specialist in Labor Law

  • 2007 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Colombia Specialist in administrative Law

  • 2005 Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Colombia Lawyer



  • Member of the Labor attorneys school, Colombia, 2014-2015.
  • Member of the Labor committee of the Amcham, Colombia, 2011-2015.
  • Member of the Labor committee of the Andi, Colombia, 2010-2015.

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - 2013

    Professor of Labor Protection and Labor Relations

    Teaching - Universidad de los Andes
  • Activity - on

    Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá

    Teacher's aide -

Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Last interpretation of the UGPP in the management of employee travel expenses PPU Bogota Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Obligations and Responsibilities under the Data Protection Law Barranquilla and Bogota Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Some key aspects to increase productivity in 2017 PPU Bogota Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Salary Flexibility Bogota Colombia 2014