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Santiago Calle


Languages Spanish, English, German

Santiago is an Associate for the Firm in the Corporate Criminal Law, Compliance, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution. He has more than five years of experience advising and representing at trial national and multinational clients in criminal and disciplinary issues. Santiago also has wide experience regarding legal advice in criminal compliance matters, as well as structuring real estate projects for the housing and hotel sector through drafting contracts and structuring of management trusts.

Additionally, he has participated in international congresses regarding organized crime and has advised several law projects in the Colombian Congress. Furthermore, in the academic field, he has been assistant professor in the courses of General Criminal Law, and Criminal Proceeding, among others at the Universidad de Los Andes and has published several publications on issues related to the armed conflict in Colombia and crimes against private property.

Professional Experience

  • 2018-present – Associate, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2018 – Assistant Professor in the Criminal Proceeding course in the summer term, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016-2017 – Lawyer, JSR Abogados & Asociados, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016 – Junior Lawyer, MPa Penal Corporativo, Bogotá, Colombia
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Memberships & Roles

  • 2020 - 2021 - Young member of CEPED (Procedural Law Studies Center)
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Awards & Rankings

  • Santiago Calle, Legal 500 Latin America 2022, Compliance and White Collar Crime, Recommended Lawyer.
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  • Author, "Is environmental crime law mere symbolism?", 2021 - Link: https://bit.ly/3qQw9xb
  • Author. “Unfair Management and Compliance”. Asuntos Legales. October 6th, 2021. https://www.asuntoslegales.com.co/analisis/santiago-calle-3082094/administracion-desleal-y-los-programas-de-cumplimiento-3243061
  • Author. “Criminal liability of legal entities. Innecesary Solution”.  Asuntos Legales. Octubre 30th, 2020. https://www.asuntoslegales.com.co/analisis/santiago-calle-3082094/responsabilidad-penal-de-las-personas-juridicas-solucion-innecesaria-3082090
  • Co-Author, “Colombian Chapter: Business Crimes 2020”, Business Crime Law, and Regulations, Editorial: ICLG, 2019
  • Author, “Fraud and co-owners theft: in the scope of the Decision of October 8th of 2014, number 44504, Criminal Cassation Chamber, Colombia Supreme Court of Justice, Critic studies of jurisprudence of the Colombian Supreme Court of Justice 5. Uniandes Editions, 2017
  • Co-Author, “Drug Trafficking: from organized crime to offence connected with a political offence in the context of the Colombian peacemaking process”, Transnational Organized Crime Observatory of Salamanca University, Salamanca, Spain, 2015
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  • 2021 - LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences, Universidad de Barcelona and Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2018 – Specialization in Criminal Law, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017 – I International Criminal Law Congress of Universidad Libre (24 hours intensity), Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2016 – Lawyer, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
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