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Corporate Criminal Law

Corporate Criminal Law

Due to an increased awareness of criminal risks that is spreading throughout the world, criminal law has taken a central role in corporate development at the national and international level.

In response to this situation, our Corporate Criminal Law team provides advice focused on all matters related to criminal law and procedure, and seeks to create risk prevention programs to avoid criminal situations, or the correct reaction to such situations. With these actions we intend to prevent economic and reputational damage that may be irreparable.

Our team develops policies for the prevention and management of criminal risk, as well as advice related to crimes committed against our clients or during the performance of their activities. In these cases, we provide strategic planning for the management of these situations, as well as representation in any criminal procedure that may arise. We have strategic partnerships with forensic investigators and crisis management public relations firms, which help us support the specific needs of our clients.

Our services include:

  • Analysis of internal audits to determine the occurrence of criminal activities.
  • Consulting services in matters of compliance related to corruption, fraud, money laundering and financing of terrorism prevention
  • Consulting services for the effective occurrence of crime within a company.
  • Advisory to natural persons.
  • Advice in the selection of contractors for the provision of forensic investigation services.
  • Strategic litigation.
  • Drafting of criminal complaints.
  • Judicial representation of our clients in criminal procedures.
  • Criminal defence services when related to the development of businesses.

As added value we make part of CMS Dispute Resolutions team, offering our clients solutions to all their needs in the field throughout the world.


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06/04/2022
As­set For­feit­ure in cryptoassets
The gen­er­al use of crypto­cur­ren­cies in the fu­ture is im­min­ent, which im­plies the need to im­ple­ment rig­or­ous con­trol meas­ures to pre­vent them from be­ing used as a mech­an­ism for il­li­cit op­er­a­tions. In fact...
11/01/2022
So­cial con­trol through more drastic crim­in­al pun­ish­ments (Crit­ic­al ana­lys­is...
On Decem­ber 22nd of 2021, the Sen­ate and the House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives ap­proved the Bill 266/21S, also known as the Cit­izen Se­cur­ity Act. The pur­pose of this Bill is "the strength­en­ing of Cit­izen Se­cur­ity...
17/08/2021
En­vir­on­ment­al Crimes Law: a sig­ni­fic­ant pro­gress in Colom­bia re­gard­ing...
In re­sponse to the in­ter­na­tion­al and Colom­bi­an so­ci­ety's call to strengthen the en­vir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion, the Con­gress of the Re­pub­lic ap­proved, and the Pres­id­ent en­acted Law 2111 of 2021. In ac­cord­ance...
27/01/2021
Civil ju­di­cial for­feit­ure over goods of law­ful ori­gin and without con­nec­tion...
On Au­gust 19, 2020, the Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court de­livered its most re­cent de­cision re­lated to the Civil Ju­di­cial For­feit­ure Code (Act No. 1708 of 2014). This ju­di­cial re­view judg­ment (C-327, 2020) pro­claimed...
26/11/2020
Crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity of leg­al en­tit­ies
The Crim­in­al Li­ab­il­ity of the Leg­al En­tit­ies is a top­ic of deep the­or­et­ic­al sig­ni­fic­ance, which has been widely dis­cussed in Colom­bia for sev­er­al years. It refers to the pos­sib­il­ity of con­vict­ing a leg­al...
19/06/2020
Crim­in­al Law in times Of COV­ID-19 – Propaga­tion and Cy­ber Crimes
COV­ID-19 has af­fected life as we know it, and crim­in­al law is not ex­empt from these changes. Dur­ing the last few months, we have been forced in­to long-term lock­down, and have had to learn to live with...
16/01/2020
New State con­tract­ing and crim­in­al law meas­ures ad­op­ted to sanc­tion the...
Law 2014 of 2019, en­acted on Decem­ber 30th of 2019, in­tro­duced im­port­ant changes in re­la­tion to acts of cor­rup­tion and crimes against the “pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion”: Sig­ni­fic­ant amend­ments were made...