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Adriana Escobar


CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
Carrera 11 #77a-99
Edificio Revista Semana
Languages Spanish, English

Adriana is a Partner of the Firm and leads the Employment & Pensions practice. She is a lawyer, with more than17 years of experience advising national and multinational clients on labour law, comprehensive social security and immigration law. She also has extensive experience advising companies on due diligence processes in labour and social security matters and managing legal and operational processes. Adriana has directed the study of public policies for the Colombian pension system and has also participated in labour negotiations for relevant clients.

She has extensive experience in comprehensive advice on labour litigation in the field of social security and labour law for individuals for their pension planning, both in Colombia and abroad. Also, Adriana is a specialist in Labour Law and Social Security from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. She is a founding member of the Centre for Procedural Law Studies, (CEDEP, acronym for its Spanish, Centro de Estudios de Derecho Procesal) and Director of the Labour Law chapter. Adriana also has experience in the academic field.

Professional Experience

  • 2019-present – Partner, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2013-2019 – Managing Partner, Escobar García Abogados S.A.S, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2012-2013 – Legal Consultant, Escobar & Granados Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2009-2012 – Legal Consultant, Aegis Consultores Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2006-2008 – Benefits Coordination Attorney, BBVA Horizonte Pensiones y Censantias S.A, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2005-2006 – Legal Vice Presidency Attorney, Colfondos, Bogotá, Colombia


  • Adriana Escobar, Chambers and Partners Latin America 2023, Labour & Employment
  • Adriana Escobar, Legal 500 Latin America 2022 recommended lawyer in the area of Labour & Employment
  • Legal 500 Latin America 2022 recognition in the area of Labour and Employment
  • Leaders League 2022 recognition in the area of Labour & Employment (Recommended)
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Colegio de Abogados del Trabajo y la Seguridad Social
  • Director of the Labour Law chapter of CEPED
  • Currently main Professor of Integral Social Security Professorship in the Specialization in Human Resources Management, Universidad Externado of Colombia
  • Invited professor for the topic of Pension Social Security. Postgraduate studies training for Colpensiones employees     


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  • Author “The imminent technology leap, a challenge for the judicial branch”, La República, April 14th, 2020
  • Author "The Pensions in Colombia", La República, April 25th, 2019


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  • Ongoing- Labour and Social Security Law Master’s degree, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016- Diploma in Labour Law Update, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2008- Specialization in Private Law, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2004- Lawyer, Universidad de la Sabana, Bogotá, Colombia
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The out­sourcing of ser­vices and the hir­ing of in­de­pend­ent con­tract­or is...
The Min­istry of La­bour is­sued De­cree 1227 of 2022 in which new rules about...
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The “Re­mote Work” stab­lished on Law 2121 of 2021 and reg­u­lated by De­cree...
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How to handle pre­cau­tion­ary isol­a­tion and con­fine­ment after two years of...
Em­ploy­ers must grant a paid leave to em­ploy­ees who are par­ents or care­takers...
Sign­ing a con­tract for the pro­vi­sion of a ser­vice does not ex­empt the em­ploy­er...
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The af­fil­i­ation to a Man­dat­ory Al­tern­at­ive Pen­sion Fund does not pre­vent...
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The Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court de­clared the So­cial Pro­tec­tion Floor (PPS) based...
With De­cree 1174 of Au­gust 27, 2020, the op­er­a­tion and ac­cess to the So­cial Pro­tec­tion Floor (PPS) was reg­u­lated as a mech­an­ism that of­fers ba­sic so­cial guar­an­tees to those people who re­ceive monthly...
Law 2114 Of 2021: New Reg­u­la­tions About Ma­ter­nity (Ex­ten­sion Of The Pa­tern­ity...
On Ju­ly 29, 2021 Law 2114 of 2021 was pub­lished, which has the goal to re­duce the la­bour dis­crim­in­a­tion against wo­men and make their job op­por­tun­it­ies much bet­ter, it also changed the dur­a­tion of the...
Prac­tic­al in­struc­tions for the pay­ment of the re­main­ing con­tri­bu­tions to...
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