Powerlist Members

ABB Colombia and Ecuador

ABB is a world leader in electrical infrastructure engineering production with a major presence in Latin America. Its legal team in Colombia and Ecuador has been involved in continuous changes and challenges with the acquisition of several companies such as Thomas and Betts, Baldor and a portion of GE, as well as the recently announced …

Abbott

Expertly covering the Andean region, Abbott’s in-house legal team based in Colombia continues to impress after its leader’s previous inclusion in the GC Powerlist: Colombia 2018. With the largest market share of any pharmaceutical company in Colombia, Abbott’s legal team expertly handles large volumes of work covering the 2,700 employees working across three locations in …

AECOM

AECOM, a global construction and engineering company which earned US$20bn in revenue in 2018, bases its Latin American in-house legal team in Colombia. The team provides exceptional coverage across the wide range of projects the company pursues in the region. Led by senior regional chief counsel for Latin America Mariana Zarate, the in-house team handles …

Alianza Team

Alianza Team (Team) is the leading edible oil and fat producer in Colombia and the parent company of a group of eight companies, located in Colombia, Mexico and Chile. The high achieving legal department at the organisation provides cross-border legal advice to all of Team’s subsidiaries in Colombia and abroad, and also provides legal advice …

Allianz Colombia

Chief legal and compliance officer Gustavo Sáchica leads a team of 13 lawyers that provide the highest quality of legal services to Allianz Colombia, the local subsidiary of the global insurance giant. The department is divided into three sectors, namely, corporate secretarial managed by Tatiana Gaona, litigation and regulatory affairs managed by Andrés Alonso and …

Alpina Productos Alimenticios

Alpina Productos Alimenticios’ legal team is headed by executive director Cristina De La Vega, who in addition to legal affairs is also in charge of corporate affairs, government relations, communications, sustainability, and regulatory affairs. The legal team is led by legal director and general counsel Claudia Caballero. There are also two legal managers; Ana María …

Altra Investments

Continuing to impress following its inclusion in the previous Teams edition of the Colombia GC Powerlist, the legal department of Altra Investments is a leading financial legal function in the Andean region. Led by Natalia Camancho, the in-house team demonstrates its ability to carry out deals to the highest standard with legal and business acumen. …

AT&T

Returning to the GC Powerlist: Colombia Teams after its 2017 inclusion, the Northern Region of Latin America legal team at AT&T has continued to impress. Responsible for a wide area covering Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and the Caribbean, the team is familiar with handling commercial regulations across jurisdictions, complex governance procedures, litigations and IP matters, while …

ATC Colombia (American Tower Colombia)

The expert legal team consisting of 11 talented lawyers at ATC is a well-known force in the telecommunications industry in Colombia. It is led by Victor Enrique Cuéllar Olarte, legal and public affairs director, and is supported by senior lawyers including corporate legal manager Ana Bula, permits and licensing manager Vania Arenas, and property manager …

Avianca Holdings

The in-house legal team at Avianca Holdings continues to make a great impression in the legal market through its expert management and continued success in the Latin American transport sector. With the leadership of Renato Covelo who is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for legal, ethics and compliance, the legal team has gone …

Banco de Bogotá

Led by chief legal officer José Joaquín Díaz Perilla, the legal team at Banco de Bogota is one of the most respected in Colombia. One of the oldest banking institutions in Colombia, the Bank has been a leader in the region in implementing technology such as contactless payments and other innovations. The team recently worked …

Banco de la República

The in-house legal department at Banco de la República, the central bank of Colombia, capably handles all of the complex legal tasks required by the highly significant financial institution. It includes skilled lawyers working in multiple disciplines from financial, IP, banking and contract law. The team also provides consultations and judicial supervision to the bank …

Banco de Occident

Part of the Grupo Aval banking conglomerate, Banco de Occident has over half a century of experience in the Colombian financial market, with an in-house legal team that reinforces that experience with talent and innovation. Led by legal vice president Douglas Berrío Zapata, the team expertly handles the Bank’s legal obligations as well as leads …

BancTrust & Co.

Managing director Carlos Hernández Laya leads the legal team made up of seven highly talented lawyers including a head of legal, head of compliance, two senior lawyers and two legal analysts. In the last year the team has developed a new corporate structure and presence for the group in new locations like Buenos Aires, London …

Bayer

The Bayer legal team in Colombia is led by Hector A. Garcia Corredor, the head of legal, compliance, data privacy and insurance for the multinational healthcare company’s Andean country group. The structure is further separated in two main branches; legal and compliance. The legal branch is composed by three lawyers who serve as business partners …

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