top of page

Vladimir Gelves


Bogota, Colombia
Carrera 9 #80-45, Office 802
+57 60 1 691 5616
Download CV
  • LinkedIn
Vladimir Gelves.png

Vladimir Gelves focuses his practice on international arbitration and private law. 


Before joining Adell & Merizalde, Vladimir worked as a paralegal in criminal law matters and advised companies in money laundering and terrorist financing prevention programs. 


He is a lawyer from the Universidad de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, where he actively participated as a member and then as coach of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.  He was also part of the Research Seminar on International Economic Law and Global Governance, within the International Commercial Arbitration and Foreign Investment Subgroup of the same university. 


Vladimir has also served as an academic assistant to numerous private law and public international law courses at the Universidad del Rosario. 


Bar Admissions

  • Colombia (pending admission)


  • Universidad del Rosario, Winter Course on LegalTech

  • Universidad del Rosario, Course on Fundamentals of Alternative Dispute Resolution (international comparative approach)

  • Universidad del Rosario, Minor in Private Law

  • Universidad del Rosario, Law Degree


  • Spanish

  • English

Relevant Matters

  • Represents the Republic of Colombia in an ICSID arbitration initiated by a European investor concerning the building and maintenance of a public port.

  • Represented the Republic of Guatemala in the negotiation of an ICSID award with an investor from the US in a case worth over US$ 240 million concerning measures in the energy sector.

  • Represented a South American company in an international arbitration against a supplier from the region due to differences related to a contract to carry out technological developments.

  • Represented a South American company in an international arbitration against a contractor from the region concerning an investment in an agroindustry business.

bottom of page