David Beltran

Associate / Colombia
  • Practice areas / Corporate / M&A
  • Languages / English, Spanish

Principal associate member of the Corporate/M&A team. His professional practice focuses on the area of mergers and acquisitions, advice on corporate governance, entrepreneurship and conflict resolution in corporate matters. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of complex business reorganization operations, joint ventures, and shareholder agreements. Likewise, he has participated in a wide range of corporate, public and private transactions locally and internationally, coordinating or supporting local and regional teams. He has experience in the management of regulatory aspects related to corporate reorganization operations. Finally, he provides advice to various clients in the prevention of corporate conflicts and their solution.


Work experience

  • 2015 - a la actualidad Principal Associate

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

  • 2011 - 2014 Senior Associate


  • 2017 - a la actualidad Foreign Associate (secondment)

    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

  • 2011 - 2011 Intern Legal Counsel

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics

  • 2010 - 2010 Lawyer


  • 2006 - 2010 Associate

    Martinez Neira Abogados (now DLA Piper Martinez Beltran)




Featured Cases

  • Instituto Colombiano de Crédito Educativo y Estudios Técnicos en el Exterior Colombia 2016

    Advice for the implementation of the Abandoned Accounts program and on the negotiation with the Colombian financial sector to finance higher education in Colombia, for approximately 1 billion pesos

  • Siemens S.A.

    Advice on the spin off process and creation of Siemens Healthcare Colombia

  • TCP Energy International Colombia 2015

    Advice for the sale of the shares of TCP Energy International in Termocandelaria and Termobarranquilla

  • Freskaleche S.A. Colombia 2015

    Advice for the sale of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Freskaleche S.A. to La Alquería

  • Productora Nacional de Alimentos - Pronaca Colombia 2014

    Advice for the cease of operations and sale of meat production plants in Colombia to IRCC Ltda.

  • Chaneme Colombia 2013

    Advice to Chamene in the separation of its mining business and entering into a Joint Venture with Marubeni Corporation

  • Southern Cross Group Colombia 2012

    Advice to Southern Cross Group for the investment and acquisition of control of the operator of the Port of Barranquilla



  • December 2017 Bogota Colombia

    Aspectos contemporáneos de la negociación nacional e internacional, CAPITULO VII: De la negociación del set de responsabilidad en operaciones de fusiones y adquisiciones, ISBN 9587725581, 9789587725582 (Of the negotiation of indemnification clauses in M&A transactions)

    Adriana Zapata (Editor) - Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • October 2013 Bogota Colombia

    Apuntes sobre la obligatoriedad de los acuerdos de accionistas (Notes on the enforcement of Shareholders Agreements)

    David Antonio Beltrán Dávila - Revista Foro Derecho Mercantil N°:41, OCT.-DIC./2013, PÁGS. 37-65. Legis


  • 2011 Master Tiburg University/the Netherlands International Business Law

  • 2008 Master Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Colombia Post graduate degree in Corporate Law

  • 2006 lawyer Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Colombia Law



  • Member of the Committee for Mercantile Law and Practices, International Chamber of Commerce Colombia

Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - 2016

    "Going Concern"modules, post graduate degree in Commercial Law

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Compliance Programs Eurocamaras Colombia 2017
  • Panelist Corporate directors' liability Falabella Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Compliance Programs Organización Corona Colombia 2016
  • Speaker How to make business in Colombia Prochile Colombia 2016
  • Speaker How to make business in Colombia Commercial Mission in Colombia of the State of Puerto Rico Colombia 2015