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Paula Alejandra Galvis

Paula joined the firm in 2022, after working in consumer and competition area at a boutique law firm located in Bogotá, where she also gained experience in Intellectual Property and Corporative Law affairs. She is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes (2021) and has a post-graduate degree in Market Regulation from Universidad Externado de Colombia.
Paula has special interest and experience in competition and consumer law, regulatory affairs and intellectual property law. She is currently part of the Antitrust & Competition team, where she advises different clients on matters regarding competition law, data privacy, consumer protection law and corporate compliance.

In a recent decision, the Superintendence of Companies determined that an Excel-based risk matrix of the Self-Control and Integral Management System of Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Financing of the Proliferation of matrixes and of the Business Transparency and Ethics Program was insufficient because it did not allow to individualize, measure, assess and mitigate the risks identified.

On 21 March 2024, the National Government issued the Decree 390 of 2024, by which it established the procedure for granting the Leniency Program in transnational bribery and corruption (“Leniency Program”) matters. Under the Leniency Program, it is possible to obtain full or partial immunity from possible sanctions for corruption and transnational bribery. In order to obtain the benefits of the Leniency Program, the company must provide relevant information on the aspects of the commission of such acts and the benefits obtained.