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Jacques Simhon

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Work +57 1 321 8910
Email:
CMS Rodríguez-Azuero

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Jacques is Partner and leads the Corporate Criminal Law practice and co-leads the Real Estate & Construction and Compliance practices for the Firm.

Position

Partner

Career

Jacques is Partner and leads the Corporate Criminal Law practice and co-leads the Real Estate & Construction and Compliance practices for the Firm. Jacques graduated as an attorney from Universidad de los Andes, and holds a Masters degree from the Universidad de Barcelona – Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences, as well as a Masters degree in Criminology and Security from the Universidad de Barcelona. He also holds a Specialty degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes. During his career, he has advised national and multinational clients in matters related to corporate and personal criminal liability, both as a litigating attorney and as an advisor for criminal risk management. He has also developed his career as a lawyer in disciplinary matters.

He has been directly involved in the Real Estate development sector both as Head of Legal and General Manager of development companies, leading the development from conception to completion of several high profile real estate projects in Colombia.

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

  • Cámara de Comercio Internacional (Capítulo Colombia), Vice President of the Anti-corruption, Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Committee
  • Member of the board of Directors in the Calle del Sargento Mayor Investment Trust, owner of the Bastion Luxury hotel and the El Gobernador Restaurant in Cartagena.
  • Professor of Criminal Procedure at the universities of Los Andes, Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Sergio Arboleda, as well as lecturer in other universities in Colombia and Spain.

Education

  • 2014 – Specialization in Financial Legislation, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2012 – Master in Criminology and Security, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2011 – Master in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences, IL3: Universidad de Barcelona – Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2010 – Diploma Degree in Advanced Criminal Investigation and Analysis, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2010 – Lawyer, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia


Colombia: Dispute resolution

Litigation

Within: Litigation

Before becoming the Colombian member firm of the CMS international network in January 2017, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero had litigation, particularly financial, regulatory and administrative litigation at its core when still a boutique firm. Sergio Rodríguez Azuero and Carolina Arenas lead one of the few practices in Colombia that cover litigation matters in all areas including criminal issues. With its expertise in financial disputes, the firm acted for a group that fell victim to an illegal deposit-taking scheme in the widely reported Estrategias en Valores and Elite International Américas case. The firm has also advised a company on the interpretation and performance of an administrative purchase agreement entered into with the Colombian Ministry of Defence, as well as on additional disputes. Head of the white-collar practice Jacques Simhon is also recommended.

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