The Firm

Robledo & Higgs is a law firm in Medellin, Colombia; established in 2015 by Monica Robledo and Emma Higgs to meet the needs of foreigners for accessible, high quality, reliable advice and personalized legal services. 

Both partners share a passion for high quality legal advice, delivered seamlessly. Robledo & Higgs brings to the market a unique perspective that combines local expertise, international experience and a genuine desire to accompany their clients navigating Colombia’s legal and practical challenges.

Robledo & Higgs is committed to understanding the individual needs and goals of clients and delivering clear and practical solutions that enable informed decision making.

The Partners

Monica Robledo qualified with honours as a Colombian lawyer in 2004 and obtained a commercial law specialist degree in 2006. Upon graduation, she gained extensive commercial experience working for private corporations in Bucaramanga, Santander as well as a depth of regulatory law experience through her position as Head Legal Advisor and Compliance Officer for a leading credit union. Monica is also fluent in English, having gained excellent experience as a technical translator for the Colombian Petroleum Institute as well as for private entities. Monica also has advanced knowledge of French and lived and studied in Paris for two years.

Emma Higgs qualified as a lawyer in Australia in 2006 and in the United Kingdom in 2008. Emma has in depth experience in commercial, regulatory, finance and trust law in both jurisdictions. She is working towards qualification as a Colombian lawyer. Emma holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Science) from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of New South Wales. She gained first class training at internationally renowned law firm Hogan Lovells LLP, where she worked as an associate in the London office for several years. During this time she was commended in the Legal500 (2008 and 2009) and was a finalist in the Law Society’s Young Solicitor of the Year Award (2008). Emma then worked for law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Sydney as a Senior Associate, before moving to Colombia in 2014 to study Spanish at EAFIT University in Medellin.

Our Values

  • Excellence: Client focused and results driven, delivering reliable advice, while continually striving for excellence.
  • Integrity: Respecting confidentiality and behaving ethically, acting in a manner that is straightforward, transparent and accountable.
  • Support: Investing in the success of our clients.
  • Flexibility: Responding effortlessly to challenges and changes.
  • Entrepreneurship: Thinking creatively and pragmatically, working hard, going the extra mile for our clients, and being rewarded fairly.
  • Passion: Loving Colombia and seeking the most of all it has to offer.



Why choose us?

In addition to our professional qualifications and knowledge of Colombian law, our services are underpinned by sound cultural awareness and personal experience of relocating to foreign countries.  We understand the various challenges of regulatory and administrative requirements that require local expertise and knowledge of the nuances and particularities of local laws. We will help to guide you through this process to ensure that you are in the best position to make fully-informed decisions with regard to your future life in Colombia.  


Every case and client is unique. Understanding our clients’ goals is key to our success.
We offer a complimentary initial consultation.