Jorge Cortes Pena

Jorge Cortes Pena

Senior Associate Bogotá, Colombia

Jorge is a senior associate in Kennedys Bogota office. He is a  specialist in Financial and Insurance Law, with particular emphasis in corporate, re-insurance and regulatory affairs. He qualified as a lawyer in Colombia in 2015 and holds the required certification to practice as a compliance officer.

Jorge has experience in several aspects of the insurance sector having served as a corporate lawyer for local and foreign corporations in different legal matters related to insurance, corporate and commercial.

Jorge has advised cross-border insurance business on a non-admitted basis and acted on behalf of supervised companies before the Financial Superintendence. He regularly advises on legality of insurance and non-insurance business plans, policy drafting and product structuring.

Jorge worked as an in-house lawyer for a Colombian Insurer Company attending regulatory requirements, preparing agreements and providing legal opinions.

Work Highlights

  • Advised insurance and non-insurance companies by managing daily operations, legal compliance, regulatory affairs and pre judicial procedures.
  • Advised and ensured legal compliance for a broad range of insurance policies to meet the requirements set by Financial Superintendence.
  • Carried out the registration and renewal of foreign re-insurers and brokers in the registries stablished by the Financial Superintendence.
  • Conducted due diligence investigations to present legal opinions for clients and foreign investors within mergers and acquisitions processes.