Carolina Lopez Tobar

Carolina Lopez Tobar


Carolina López Tobar is a Bogotá business attorney who is well-versed in corporate law, project finance, mining law, litigation in civil court proceedings, and local and international arbitration proceedings.

Ms. López focuses her practice in dispute resolution, including proceedings before Colombian courts. Her experience in arbitration includes domestic and cross-border proceedings under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Ms. López's recent representative engagements include:

  • serving on a team representing an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor against the owner in a $4 billion-plus ICC arbitration arising out of the construction of a mega infrastructure project in Colombia
  • serving on a team representing a Colombian company in the oil sector in a $125 million ICC arbitration seated in Bogotá and regarding a contract for the construction of port facilities
  • serving on a team representing a multinational group of companies in a fiscal liability proceeding before the Contraloría General de la República in relation to a $6.8 billion-plus fiscal detriment regarding a state-owned Colombian company

In addition, Ms. López is certified as an English-Spanish official translator and interpreter in Colombia.


  • Universidad de los Andes, J.D.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Colombia
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish