JORGE LEYVA VALENZUELA

LL.M. HEIDELBERG

JORGE LEYVA-VALENZUELA is managing partner at Urdaneta & Valenzuela and Associates, Attorneys at law. He has worked for many years as a lawyer and has a wide experience in academics, teaching, media, diplomacy and private and public sectors.

jleyva@urdanetayvalenzuela.com

academic
experience

Lycée Français Louis Pasteur • Maur Hill Prep School, Atchison, Kansas, USA • Brooke House College 6th Form College, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England • École France Langue, Paris, France • Lawyer degree form Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia • Especialist in substantive and process constitutional law from Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia • Masters un lawLL.M. Heidelberg, from Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.


diplomatic
experience


Jorge´s important experience as Colombian Ambassador to Norway and chief of diplomatic mission during Colombia´s peace process allows us to have a cristal clear view of Colombia´s reality in the world and therefore accomplish an exceptional work with private and public law instruments.

teaching
experience

General Constitutional law  and Colombian constitutional law teacher at Javeriana University • Political institutions teacher at Javeriana university, Bogotá Colombia • Legislative procedures teacher at the Political Science and international relations faculty at Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia • Colombian constitutional law teacher at Sergio Arboleda University, Bogotá, Colombia • Specialization courses teacher at several other universities in Colombia.


private sector
experience


Jorge´s vast experience working as private sector consultant for several companies includes legal strategy, interistitutional relations, public relations, corporate government, corporative social responsability, shared value strategies, business strategies, project finance, M&A, among others.

media
experience

Jorge´s vast experience in journalism working for different big media companies in Colombia helped us develop a unique legal practice now at your service. That experience includes having worked as Senior political editor of Revista Semana • Anchor senior journalist at Caracol Noticias, Canal Caracol Senior political analist for El Espectador newspaper for several years Columnist for  multiple regional and national newspapers and magazones in Colombia.


public sector
experience


Jorge has a wide experience working with the public sector and public institutions. He knows how Governments work and how and why they move. He knows politics and what matters to the people in charge. He understands the dynamics of burocracy and the decition making processes.