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María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar

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Carolina Pardo is a lawyer and specialist in International Contract Law graduated from Universidad de los Andes. She obtained a LL.M. with specialization in International Private Law and Competition Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Over 20 years, she has advised major national and international clients on matters related to compliance with data protection, competition and consumer law rules. She has also successfully coordinated and prepared proposals for submission to national authorities on behalf of major industrial groups in Colombia. She has been recognized by Chambers Latin America as leader in the Competition ranking in Colombia, and the practice group headed by her has been ranked first for two consecutive years. She joined Baker McKenzie in 1994, and currently serves as international partner and heads the Competition, IT and Consumer Law practice group. Additionally, she is an active member of the steering committee of the Latin American Competition, Compliance and IT practice groups of Baker McKenzie.

In brief What’s new? On April 9, the Superintendence of Companies (“SS”) issued the External Circular No. 100-000004 (the “Circular”). Through this Circular, the SS modified some sections of Chapter X of its Basic Legal Circular, which regulates the obligation to implement a SAGRILAFT for some companies. Among other matters,…

The EU Digital Markets Act has been proposed in order to further regulate the digital economy. In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo is joined by Paul Johnson and Laura Philippou to discuss the potential scope, approach, and effectiveness of this new legislation. Our panel of experts will also give their perspective on the current status of the DMA, and what next steps the Technology, Media & Telecoms industry can expect.

As TMT businesses plan for 2021 they are building on the opportunities and challenges arising from 2020. Many bold decisions were taken by TMT players in 2020 to protect their workforces and to ensure that they continue to be able to deliver technology, connectivity and digital transformation across sectors. Significant…

In brief On October 2, the Superintendence of Companies (“SS”) issued the Resolution 100-006261 (the “Resolution”), by means of which it defined the new criteria to determine the companies that must adopt Business Transparency and Ethics Programs (“PTEE”). The Resolution is effective as of January 1, 2021, and expressly revoke…

In brief What’s new? The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) issued its “Guide on good practices in advertising through influencers” (the “Guide”), defining guidelines for advertisers and influencers on the best way to promote products to consumers, mainly through digital means, guaranteeing the rights of consumers. Contents Recommendations for…

On 10 July 2020, the Colombia National Police Intelligence Directorate (DIPOL) initiated a public bidding process for the procurement of an AI based cyber-intelligence system for DIPOL. Such system would provide the police with access to social media accounts and instant messaging services.

Our team of over 300 antitrust experts around the world have collaborated to produce a truly innovative Global Merger Analysis Platform (GMAP). GMAP answers 90 detailed questions on merger control law in 120 jurisdictions. It is updated in real time, offering more depth and more legal certainty than existing products…

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc with the global economy, disrupting all manner of businesses, and is requiring unprecedented measures and coordinated action. Many companies are suffering due to interrupted supply chains and reduced customer demand and will face significant losses and cash flow issues as a result. Others will face an…

In this webinar, Esteban Rópolo, competition law expert and partner, presents the legal and economic challenges and risks that multinational companies from the region or operating in Latin America have to face when dealing with multijurisdictional filings. In addition, Miguel de Quinto, competition economist expert and senior associate, offers…