R A F A E L H. G A M B O A - S E R R A N O
Founder Member, Bernate & Gamboa Abogados

Carrera 7 No. 26-20 Suite 2301 Bogotá, Colombia
(571) 288 0211
rafaelh@bernateygamboa.com
EDUCATION
Javeriana University School of Law (Bogotá, Colombia). Admitted 1962.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Arbitration, Administrative Law, Civil and Commercial Law, Exequatur, Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems (ADR), Insurance Law, Maritime Law, Banking Law, Litigation before the Supreme Court, Litigation before the Constitutional Court, Litigation before the Consejo de Estado (Council of State).

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
- Associate Justice of the Colombian Supreme Court (Conjuez), since 1980.
- Drafting Commission of the Decree regarding Judicial Decongestion (enacted as Decree 2651 of 1991).
- Drafting Commission of the Bill concerning Bankruptcy and Reorganization Procedures (enacted as Law 222 of 1995).
- Drafting Commission of the bill concerning efficiency in justice (enacted as law 446 of 1998).
- Drafting Commission of the new Code of Civil Procedure (1998).
- Several Boards of Directors of Financial Institutions.
- Arbitrator and Conciliator at the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.
- Former Director of the Department of Procedural Law, Javeriana University School of Law.
- Former Member of the Javeriana University School of Law Council Board.

PROFESSOR
- Foundations of the Procedure, Javeriana University School of Law, since 1963.
- General and Special Civil Procedure Law, Javeriana University School of Law, since 1963.
- Guest Speaker in several National and International Universities.

PUBLICATIONS
- "La Porción Conyugal", 1962 (Alimony).
- "El Proceso Arbitral en Colombia", 1992 (Colombian Arbitral Procedure).
- "Teoría General del Proceso", 1996 (Foundations of the Procedure).
- Various Articles Published in the Law Review Journal of the Javeriana University School of Law, and other Law Review Journals.

HONORS AND RECOGNITION
- Special Professor of Civil Procedural Law at the Javeriana University School of Law (1980).
- Distinguish Professor of Civil Procedural Law at the Javeriana University School of Law (1991).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Independent Arbitrator and Conciliator/Mediator of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Inter-American Bar Association, Colegio de Abogados Javerianos, Colombian Institute of Procedural Law, Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law, and Colombian Association of Insurance Law.

LANGUAGES
Spanish and English.