Santiago is a founding Partner and Head of the Legal Practice of A&A Multiprime since 2010. His practice is diverse, with an emphasis on maritime law, international trade, insurance and re-insurance. Santiago has more than 18 years of experience in handling all forms of P&I, H&M and FDD claims and casualties as a lawyer and Correspondent in Colombia. He has led the successful litigation of shipping landmark high profile cases before the High Courts and Harbour Master offices relating to collisions, groundings, salvage, total losses, safe port issues, disputes involving bill of ladings, charterparties and general average matters. In addition, he currently serves as an advisor to local and international clients on cross border transactions, complex commercial contracts, risk management and marine fraud investigation. Santiago also led the expansion of A&A Multiprime to become H&M Correspondent in various Central American countries.
In 2006 he worked as foreign associate at the law firm Stephenson Harwood, LLP (London Office). Santiago holds an LLM degree (Master of Laws) in Maritime and Commercial Law from the University of London – University College London (UCL) in London, UK. He also holds a Law Degree from Universidad de los Andes, School of Law in Bogotá, Colombia. Santiago is a Professor of Maritime Law at the Master of Commercial Law at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and of Procedural Law at Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia). He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (“CAMS”) and is fluent in Spanish and English.