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Juan Carlos Forero

Partner / Colombia

Partner at PPU, expert in Criminal Law. Juan Carlos is a renowned litigation attorney, with more than twenty years of experience in criminal law, with a focus on corporate criminal law. He is a pioneer in the handling of criminal matters related to the business sector. Doctor SUMMA CUM LAUDE in Law. Juan Carlos has a Law Degree from Universidad del Rosario. He also has a Post-graduate Degree in Criminal Law from Externado de Colombia University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law from Pompeu Fabra and Central Universities, in Barcelona. Former Dean of the Jurisprudence department at Universidad del Rosario de Bogotá. He has served as General Attorney of the Nation and Deputy General Attorney of the Nation. Has been Associate Judge of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice and of the Sectional Council of the Judiciary. Member of the Monitoring Commission for the Accusatory Penal System. Also he has advised the Ministry of the Interior and Justice in the reform and implementation of the accusatory criminal system and is member of the Comisión redactora del Código de Procedimiento Penal.

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Work experience

  • 2019 - present Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • - 2019 Partner

    Forero Ramírez Abogados

  • - Dean of the Jurisprudence Faculty

    Universidad del Rosario

  • - Attorney General of Colombia

    Fiscalia General de la Nación

  • - Deputy Attorney General of Colombia

    Fiscalia General de la Nación

  • - Adviser

    Ministry of Justice

  • - Adviser

    Ministry of Internal Affairs

  • - Associate Judge of the Criminal Division

    Supreme Court of Justice and the Advisory Board of the Judiciary

  • - Director of the Criminal Law Postgraduate Degree

    Universidad del Rosario

  • - Course Director

    Universidad del Rosario

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Awards

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Featured Cases

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Publications

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Studies

  • Masters in Criminal Law Universidades Pompeu Fabra y Central de Barcelona, Spain.   LLM

  • Post-graduate Degree in Criminal Law Universidad Externado de Colombia Post-graduate

  • Lawyer Universidad del Rosario Law

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Memberships

  • Member of the follow-up commission to the Criminal Accusatory System
  • Member of the Commission for the edition of the Criminal proceeding Code
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Academic activities

  • Activity -

    Criminal Procedure

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Activity -

    Theory of Crime

    Teaching - Universidad de los Andes
  • Activity -

    Criminal Procedural Law.

    Teaching - Universidad del Rosario
  • Activity -

    General Criminal Law Teaching - Universidad del Rosario
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Seminars and Conferences