OUR TEAM

In expert hands
MARIA DEL PILAR GALVIS SEGURA (Managing Director)
  • Ms. Galvis is a bilingual lawyer, has a JD and a graduate degree in insurance law and financial management, both from Universidad Javeriana She also has a diploma in International Arbitration (Bogotá CCA International Arbitration School)
  • Since 1995 she has been managing the Firm, providing legal advice and participating in insurance and finance related arbitrations and litigation.
  • In the last seven years she has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a prominent lawyer.
  • Ms. Galvis is a well renowned arbitrator registered in the Centers of Dispute Resolution of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, and the Medellín Chamber of Commerce and has also acted in international arbitrations.
  • She was appointed as Joint Ad Hoc Judge in the Cundinamarca Court of Appeals (Tribunal Superior de Cundinamarca).
  • Ms. Galvis is a permanent teacher of the Graduate Studies in Insurance Law Program and the Insurance Master of the Universidad Javeriana Law School She has also served as lecturer in insurance and financial law and securitization of the Javeriana, Rosario and Externado de Colombia universities’ law schools.
  • She has been member of the boards of directors of several insurance and financial companies and currently she is member of the board of the Corporation for the Excellence in Justice.
  • Between 1983 and 1995 she served as Legal VP to Davivienda Bank, General Counsel to Seguros Bolívar Insurance Company and General Counsel to Seguros Tequendama Insurance Company and Tequendama Financing Company.
  • She has served as consultant to the IDB the IFC and the UNDP in matters pertaining to financial law and securitization. She has also served as a consultant to international private entities in insurance and reinsurance matters.
ESTEBAN MEJÍA RICO (Lawyer)
  • Bilingual Lawyer from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and holds a postgraduate degree in Tort Law and Insurance law from Universidad EAFIT and a Masters’ degree in Law from the same University.
  • He has over 12 years of experience in Insurance law, having worked as an in-house counsel at insurance and reinsurance companies such as Seguros Suramericana and Chubb.
  • Between 2017 and 2019 Mr. Mejía worked as Deputy Claim Manager at reinsurance broker JLT Re Colombia.
  • He is also a teacher of Private and Torts Law on the Universidad EAFIT and also teaches several postgraduate Insurance Law courses on universities such as Universidad EAFIT Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana.
  • His practice focuses on Insurance and Private Law.
  • He joined Galvis y Asociados in 2019.
STEFANY MARTÍN REYES (Lawyer)
  • Attorney (JD) graduated from Santo Tomás University Law School. Her professional practice focuses on Procedural Law and Private Law. She holds a degree in Procedural Law from the Universidad del Rosario and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Private Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.
  • She worked as a Private Contracting Professional in the Legal Department of the Santo Tomás University and in the Judicial Branch as clerk in the Civil Chamber of the Superior Court of Bogotá.
  • She was an Auditor of the Legal Office of the Santo Tomás University Law School and is a member of the Colombian Institute of Procedural Law.
  • She has worked in Galvis y Asociados since 2020.
XIMENA ROVIRA IGUARÁN (Partner)
  • Mrs. Rovira has a JD from Universidad Javeriana Law School and a graduate degree in commercial law from Universidad de los Andes Law School. She has also completed extension studies in real estate law at Universidad del Rosario Law School.
  • She has been a member of the Firm for eighteen years Although she has ample experience in diverse fields of the law, her practice has been mainly concentrated in the areas of commercial law contracts construction business and real estate law.
  • She served as General Counsel to the Grupo Bolívar Building Companies for several years.
  • She has served as assistant lecturer in property law at the Universidad Javeriana Law School and lecturer in commercial law at the Universidad Javeriana School.