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Adriana Escobar


CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
Calle 75 No.​ 3-53
Languages Spanish, English

Adriana is Partner of the Firm and leads the Employment & Pensions practice. She is a lawyer, with more than 12 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 studying an LL.M. in Labour Law and Social Security from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, she is a founding member of CEDEP (Center for Procedural Law Studies) 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


  • Area recognition: Legal 500 Latin America 2021, Labour and Employment (Tier 5)
  • Area recognition: Leaders League 2020, Labour & Employment (Highly recommended)
  • Adriana Escobar, Legal 500 Latin America 2021, Labour and Employment (Recommended Lawyer)
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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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