Lawyer from the University Externado de Colombia where he is a professor in Private Law since 1984. He did postgraduate studies in Roman Law at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (1985-1987) and in Copyright Law, Industrial Property, Unfair Competition and Anti-competitive Practices at the Queen Mary College-University of London (1987-1989). In 1996 he was invited by the Max Planck Institute of Munich to carry out research on Patents and Biotechnology.
Currently he is the Director of the Intellectual Property Department of the University Externado de Colombia, undergraduate professor of Contract Law and professor of Intellectual Property and Competition in undergraduate and graduate courses at the same university; he is a legal counsel and trial lawyer in the areas of Intellectual Property, Private Law and Administrative Law.
He also is a member of the rosters of Arbitrators of the Centers of Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation of the Chambers of Commerce of Bogotá, Medellín and Barranquilla; of the roster of Arbitrators of the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and member of the Colombian Academy of Jurisprudence.