María Paz is a member of the Public Law Department at Ariza&Marín. She is a lawyer graduated from EAFIT University and holds a Master’s degree in Public Law from the University Paris II – Pantheon Assas. She is passionate about administrative law, especially state contractual and non-contractual liability.

During her professional experience she has been part of the administration of justice sector in the contentious-administrative jurisdiction, has represented the interests of private and public entities in contractual and non-contractual liability litigation before the ordinary jurisdiction, contentious-administrative and arbitration courts, and has taken part in the execution of road infrastructure projects under the scheme of public-private partnership (PPP).

She has professional experience in France, where she assisted the legal defense of private clients in matters of public domain, regulated sectors and actions against public power. She is still involved in academia and is a professor of administrative law at EAFIT University.

2019 Master in Public Law
University Paris II - Panthéon Assas

2015 Lawyer
EAFIT University

2021 -2022 University Professional
Administrative Court of Antioquia

2020-2021 Senior Lawyer
Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure

2021 - 2022 Lawyer
Durán&Osorio Abogados Associates

2019 - Intern
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

2016 - 2017 Lawyer
Development Vial al Mar S.A.S.

2022 - Currently EAFIT University
Contentious Administrative Law - Undergraduate Law Degree

Master's Thesis "The responsibility of the State Executioner. Comparative study between French and Colombian administrative law", published in the Virtual Library of the Banco de la República.

2018 Recipient of the scholarship to live in France, granted by Linklaters LLP.

2017 Recipient of the Colfuturo Scholarship Credit program to pursue a Master's degree abroad.

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