+(57) 1-3000222




Spanish, English, French

Professional Profile
Admitted to the bars of Ecuador and Colombia. Ll.M and PhD University of Cambridge (England). Gabriela has extensive experience in international transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and structuring complex contractual arrangements. She lectures and has published a number of books and articles on different areas of corporate / business law. Board Member of several associations and one of the leading corporate/M&A attorneys in Colombia according to the Chambers & Partners directory.
Academic Training
  • Law, Universidad Católica del Ecuador, 1994
  • Master of Law (LLM), Cambridge University, 1995
  • Validation of the law degree in Colombia, 1998
  • PhD in Law, Cambridge University, 2000
  • Deepening Course in Taxation, Javeriana University – CCB PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2001
  • Translator and official interpreter, National University, 2009
  • Specialist Mining and Energy Law, Externado University of Colombia, 2011
Professional Experience
  • Peña Mancero Abogados, Co-founder, 2010 to date
  • Cavelier Abogados, Head Department of Business Law, 1997 – 2010
  • Bermeo & Bermeo Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 1990-1994

Teaching Experience – Externado University of Colombia

  • Research Group on Mining and Energy Law – Externado University of Colombia, 2010 to date.
  • Chair: Competition Law and Comparative Law in the Energy Sector – Externado University of Colombia, 2010 to date.
  • Chair: Corporate Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2010-2011.

Scholarships and Awards

Name                                                Institution                                                          Date

Evan Lewis-Thomas (Ph.D)        Sidney Sussex College Cambridge                 1996-1999


Chevening Award (Master)           Foreign and Commonwealth Office                 1995-1996

British Council Ecuador

Chambers & Partners                   Named one of the leading corporate law        2005-2017 2017                                                                                                                                          mergers and acquisitions

Board member

  • Colombian Mining and Oil Bar Association
  • Colombo-Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry