A&A Multiprime´s legal team has substantial experience of advising on a broad range of commercial contracts across many different sectors. Our experience includes advising and drafting commercial contracts for services, trusts, distribution, agency, purchase and sale, foreign and local loans, leasing, supply, joint venture, outsourcing, shareholder agreements, pledge, mortgage, assignment of commercial establishment, license, franchise etc.
A&A Multiprime is known as one of the leading maritime law firms in Colombia. Our team has the experience to understand your business requirements and the ability to handle all areas of shipping law work.  We count among our clients many of the world’s leading shipowners, P&I Clubs, charterers, freight forwarders, traders and insurers.
We can help you with:

•Bills of lading
•Proceedings before Colombian maritime authorities
•Arbitration and litigation in Colombia
•Port agency and terminal contracts
•Cargo loss and damage
•Fires and explosions
•General average disputes
•Maritime fraud investigation
•Oil and gas, chemical products
•P&I and defence work
•Personal injury
•Unsafe port and berth disputes
•Vessel sharing and pooling agreements
•Ship sale and purchase

A&A Multiprime’s legal team guides leading multinationals and local companies operating in Colombia through every stage of the company life cycle and their regulatory requirements.

We can help you with:

•Establishment of companies and branch offices in Colombia.
•Legal opinions related to corporate and transactional issues
•Transfers of shares and stock
•Capital increases and reductions
•Amendments to bylaws and decisions by corporate bodies
•Corporate due diligence processes
•Representation at meetings of corporate bodies.

Our international trade practice includes:

•Import and export transactions
•Documentary credit
•International sales of goods
•Procedures with the Customs Administration and the Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism
•Logistics and transportation
•Asset confiscation and expropriation
•Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues
•Anti-money laundering (AML)


Our Marine Claims Handling department has extensive expertise in dealing effectively with all type of claims and marine insurance issues. Furthermore, our team is available 24 hours 7 days a week at our operational centers which are strategically located at all Colombia´s main ports. A&A Multiprime with its team of experienced lawyers, claim handlers and surveyors mainly focuses in dealing with claims and issues related to:

  Cargo loss/damage
Damage to fixed and floating objects
Loss of life, injury or sickness of crew, passengers and/or third parties
Crew repatriation
Administrative/government fines
Vessel arrests
Letters of guaranty issuance
Multimodal transport claims
Salvage operations
Marine insurance adjusting services

Our team is committed to minimize risks and maximize business results to our clients, delivering timely and cost-effective solutions while negotiating or litigating with adverse parties, always trying to reach amicable settlements, avoiding when possible, costly and lengthy litigations. Moreover, we are the only Correspondent in Colombia that officially implements in its internal Standard Operating Procedures the “International Group Guidelines for Correspondents”.
A&A Multiprime´s team of professionals can provide rapid technical and legal response in the crucial minutes following a marine casualty. Our surveyors and lawyers are experts in working together to assess the situation rapidly and professionally, providing all the required support to avoid or minimize risks and/or losses.
We also keep a very close relationship with the Colombian integrated government/industry response chain, such as Harbour Master offices, pollution control entities, shore side search and rescue authorities, technical experts (including hospitals) and all other available response organizations in the area, which enables us to react immediately and effectively no matter where the casualty takes place.