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Mauricio Pava L. Abogados
CARRERA 5 NO. 66-29 C.P. 110231


Managing Director – Partner


Lawyer from the University of Caldas. Higher university course in compliance from the University of Barcelona and specialist in penal cassation from the Universidad La Gran Colombia; conjuez of both the Supreme Court’s criminal chamber and of the National Electoral Council. Member of the Advisory Commission for the Criminal Policy of the Colombian State (2018-2021) and of the commission of experts of the Corporación Excelencia en la Justicia. President of the Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Procesal – Caldas Chapter and advisor for legislative initiatives in criminal matters of the Ministry of Justice and Law (2015) and in the House of Representatives for reforms to the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013-2018). Professor at the Universidad de los Andes (2019), the Universidad Externado de Colombia (2021) and director of the academic bulletin “Diálogos Punitivos”.


Instituto Colombiano de Derecho Procesal – Member

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Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime

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With a broader engagement on the compliance-side than most of the traditional white-collar practitioners, Mauricio Pava L. Abogados is a corporate white-collar boutique that houses a 10-strong legal team and -according to peers- has particular profile in the finance sector (‘a sizeable firm, they have the finance sector largely monopolised on this front‘) where it has acted for clients including the Banco de la República y la Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia. A conjuez of both the Supreme Court’s criminal chamber and of the National Electoral Council, Mauricio Pava Lugo is a renowned penal specialist with over 20 years’ experience and particular expertise in penal cassation; he is also a member of the advisory council on criminal policy of the Colombian state (2018-21), the Colombian association for integrity, ethics and compliance (ACIEC) and the Spanish compliance association (ASCOM). Director of operations Jacobo Alejandro González leads on matters concerning punitive law and financial risk, and is also specialised in computer crime and cybersecurity matters, while Juan Camilo Bolaños Pèrez heads up the firm’s Medellín office. Daniel Santiago Guio Díaz and Juan Davi Leon Quiroga area also noted. The firm also has a sibling entity -Pava & Diaz Arana- which focuses on corporate risk and punitive law.