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Francisco Sintura Varela Abogados Asociados SA
CARRERA 11b No 96-17 (Of 401)
BOGOTA
Colombia

Work Department

Criminal Law

Position

Founding Partner & CFO

Career

Lawyer specialized in Criminal Sciences and Criminology and Financial Legislation. She served as legal advisor to the Superintendency of Exchange Control, the Banking Superintendency, the National Securities Commission and the Legal Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Justice as well as delegate for Constitutional and Legal Affairs of the Ombudsman’s Office.

Education

  • Lawyer from the Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • Specialist in Criminal Sciences and Criminology from the Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • Specialist in Financial Legislation from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • Master of Laws with a specialization in oral litigation at the California Western School of Law (San Diego- California)

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime

Francisco Sintura Varela Abogados Asociados SA is a longstanding white-collar crime boutique with a strong focus on the financial sector (particularly securities and exchange matters), insurance, tax, real estate, ennvironmental matters, telecom and copyright, along with criminial and administrative defence of directors, boards and officers. The firm’s sibling consultancy -Sintura Martínez- provides anti-money laundering consultancy and auditing servces. Director of the the Penal law department at the Universidad del Rosario for over 30 years, Francisco Sintura is a former head of the Control Division at the Banco de la Republica and of the foreign trade section of the Banking Superintendence, as well as an associate judge (conjuez) of the Supreme Court and Attoreny General. Fellow partner and litigant Pilar Astrid Sánchez is also specialised in finance matters, having formerly acted as a legal advisor to the Superintendence for Foreign Exchange Control, the Banking Superintendence, the Bogotá Stock Exchange (CNV) and as head of the legal office of the Ministry of Justice, among other positions.