Bermúdez & Esguerra Abogados (BEA)

Bermúdez & Esguerra Abogados (BEA) is a Colombian boutique law firm, specialized in Privacy and Data Protection, Competition and Antitrust, Unfair Competition, Consumer Protection, Economic Policy Regulation, Constitutional and Public Law, TMT, Compliance and Digital Platforms Law. The firm and its partners have been highly ranked in Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Leaders League, for outstanding work with national and international clients. The trajectory of their partners in the public and private sector, and their firsthand knowledge of the regulator’s procedures and practice, allows them to structure comprehensive and innovative strategies and solutions. The scope of their services includes advising their clients in all of their practice areas in Colombia and throughout Latin America.


Bermúdez & Esguerra Abogados

Calle 71 No. 5-97 Of. 502

Bogota, Colombia

+ 57 1 305-2996993

José Alejandro Bermúdez
+(57) 312 379 9631

José Alejandro Bermúdez was the first Data Protection Superintendent at the Data Protection Authority in Colombia (Superintendence of Industry and Commerce) and contributed to drafting the current Colombian data protection law and its secondary regulations. He authored the Colombian Privacy Accountability Guidelines in 2015. A JD graduate from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, José Alejandro holds a postgraduate degree in Competition Law and Intellectual Property from ESADE in Barcelona.

He currently serves as a Latin American Advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) in Washington, DC, and Chairs the Colombian Section of the Latin American Privacy Association (ALAP). Jose Alejandro was appointed as a member of the Programme Advisory Committee for the 2023 Global Privacy Assembly which was held in Hamilton, Bermuda. In 2024, he received the IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award for Latin America presented in the Global Privacy Summit.

At Bermúdez & Esguerra Abogados he and his team advise and represent Colombian and multinational companies in the implementation of comprehensive privacy programs, defense in administrative enforcement procedures, notification and management of data breaches, drafting of international data transfer contracts, and conducting privacy due diligence in mergers and acquisitions transactions, among other things.



What is the INPLP?

INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. INPLP provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges. INPLP fulfils its mission by sharing know-how, conducting joint research into data processing practices and engaging proactively in international cooperation in both the private and public sectors.