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Andrea Zúñiga, LL.M.

Associate Director

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

Andrea is a Associate Director for the Corporate / M&A, Real Estate & Construction and Commercial practices in the Firm. She is a lawyer with two specializations from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Contractual Law and in Commercial Law. Andrea also holds an LL.M from University College London.

Andrea has more than 10 years of experience and since she joined the Firm in April 2017, she has advised national and international clients, among other matters, in M&A transactions, private equity investments, structuring real estate and construction projects, drafting and negotiating shareholders agreements, share and/or assets purchases agreements of medium and large companies. Furthermore, she has also drafted and negotiated different types of civil and commercial contracts. 

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present – Associate Director, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2012-2015 – Legal Coordinator, Almagrario S.A., Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2011-2012 – Lawyer, Almagrario S.A., Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2010- 2011 – Junior Lawyer, José Roberto Herrera Vergara, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2008-2009 – Junior Lawyer, José Domingo González Rubio, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2007-2007 – Intern, Cremades & Calvo Sotelo, Bogotá, Colombia

Recognitions:

  • Recommended Lawyer in Legal 500 Latin America 2021 in the areas: Corporate / M&A and Real Estate 
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Education

  • 2018 – Core Curriculum Senior Session, CMS Academy, Paris, Francia
  • 2018 – LL.M., University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • 2012 – Specialist in Commercial Law, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2012 – Specialist in Contractual Law, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2009 – Lawyer, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
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Publications

  • Author, "The 2008 international activity of the World Trade Organization", Colombian Yearbook of International Law - CYIL, Vol II, 2009, ISSN-e: 2145-4493 ISSN: 2027-1131, Ed Universidad del Rosario
  • Author, "The 2008 international activity of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes", Colombian Yearbook of International Law - CYIL, Vol II, 2009, ISSN-e: 2145-4493 ISSN: 2027-1131, Ed Universidad del Rosario
  • Author, "The 2008 international activity of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development", Colombian Yearbook of International Law - CYIL, Vol II, 2009, ISSN-e: 2145-4493 ISSN: 2027-1131, Ed Universidad del Rosario
  • Author, "Impactos del COVID-19 en las transacciones de M&A en Colombia", Asuntos Legales La República, mayo 2020
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15 March 2021
New chal­lenges of the COV­ID-19: Ma­jor Test for Colom­bi­an Com­pan­ies' Ad­apt­ab­il­ity
Ac­cord­ing to the Code of Com­merce ("C of Co"), the Or­din­ary Share­hold­er­s' meet­ing must oc­cur be­fore March 31 of each year[1]Art.422 of Colom­bi­an Com­mer­cial Code.foot­note. However, due to the Cov­id-19...
20 January 2021
En­tre­pren­eur­ship Law: a new step for busi­ness growth and eco­nom­ic re­act­iv­a­tion...
For some time now, the Na­tion­al Gov­ern­ment has sought dif­fer­ent ways to sup­port new ven­tures and MSMEs in an ef­fort to make Colom­bia a re­gion­al ref­er­ence for busi­ness growth.  Law 2069 of 2020 (“En­tre­pren­eur­ship...
17 March 2020
Golden shares: To what ex­tent could they be ab­us­ive?
The con­trac­tu­al free­dom provided by Law 1258, 2018 to the So­ciedad por Ac­ciones Sim­pli­ficada (S.A.S.) is so wide that from its in­cor­por­a­tion the share­hold­ers may cre­ate tail­or­made shares, in­clud­ing the...
24 January 2020
En­tre­pren­eur?
It is com­mon for en­tre­pren­eurs to fo­cus all their ef­forts in the de­vel­op­ment of their product or ser­vice. Due to this, vi­tal leg­al is­sues are of­ten left in second place, es­pe­cially dur­ing the ne­go­ti­ation...
08 July 2019
The change of con­trol clauses in the con­text of the free ne­go­ti­ab­il­ity...
It is com­mon in con­tinu­ing con­tracts to agree on the ob­lig­a­tion for the con­tract­or to seek pri­or au­thor­iz­a­tion from the pub­lic en­tity if there is a change of share­hold­ing con­trol (change of con­trol clause)...
06 May 2019
Mer­ger (fusión im­propia), re­in­cor­por­a­tion (re­con­stit­u­ción) and res­tor­a­tion...
Com­mer­cial Law in­cludes the fol­low­ing mech­an­isms for a cor­por­a­tion to con­tin­ue de­vel­op­ing its busi­ness and avoid li­quid­a­tion: mer­ger (fusión im­propia), re­in­cor­por­a­tion (re­con­stit­u­ción) and res­tor­a­tion...
05 April 2019
Main amend­ments to the Safe Hous­ing Law
Law 1796 of 2016 pro­tects real es­tate buy­ers and was in­tro­duced to in­clude new safety re­quire­ments for newly built houses in Colom­bia. This Law provides the fol­low­ing ob­lig­a­tions for all con­struc­tion...
05 April 2019
Ob­lig­a­tion to de­pos­it a com­pany’s fin­an­cial state­ments
Un­der art­icle 289 of the Com­mer­cial Code, all com­pan­ies un­der su­per­vi­sion (vi­gili­an­cia) or con­trol of the Su­per­in­tend­ence of Com­pan­ies must de­pos­it be­fore this en­tity their cer­ti­fied and audited 2018...
06 March 2019
The im­port­ance of share­hold­ers’ agree­ments.
Why is it im­port­ant for my com­pany to have a share­hold­ers’ agree­ment? Al­though the bylaws may be enough for some com­pan­ies, in the pres­ence of sev­er­al share­hold­ers with op­pos­ing in­terests it is use­ful...