Paula Camacho Henao
Member of the firm since 2012. She is currently the Partner of the Trusts and Estates and Family Law practice areas. Since she started at the firm, she provides legal advice to families, many of them with members in different jurisdictions, in the design and implementation of wealth planning structures both in Colombia and abroad.
She has advised family enterprises in defining and implementing corporate structures both in Colombia and in other countries. She has helped create corporate governance strategies that adjust to family interests and needs. She also has wide experience in guiding families in drafting and executing family protocols.
Her experience in family law focuses on planning the economic aspects of couple relationships (marriage and de facto marriage), and in designing estate structures including complex wills. This work has implied the preparation of prenuptial agreements for future spouses with the objective of defining the economic regime of the couple in order to mitigate the effects of the relationship’s breakdown. Moreover, this experience has also involved the liquidation of marital partnerships of married and de facto spouses as a mechanism of family planning and the representation of heirs and the surviving spouse in probate processes.
She is a current member of the board of directors of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners) – Colombia Chapter – and she has been an international lecturer in this forum and in many others. She worked as the Colombian representative of an American law firm that focuses on advising and designing wealth structures in the United States and in other jurisdictions.
Paula is an attorney graduated from Universidad de los Andes and holds an LL.M in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center. She obtained a graduate degree in Telecommunications Law at Universidad Externado de Colombia and pursued legal studies at Universidad de Belgrano and Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina.
She has been recognized as Star Associate by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for several consecutive years.