Multifaceted bilingual international attorney, licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Colombia, Marcela Cristina Blanco is knowledgeable and experienced in international business transactions and cross-border disputes.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Ms. Blanco counsels corporate clients in governance, entity formation, and relevant local and international jurisdictional regulations and heads the Diaz Reus Bogotá office.
Experienced in partnership transactions, shareholder meetings, customs issues, and legal research, Ms. Blanco is skilled in drafting commercial contracts such as supply, service, sales, distribution, licensing, and inter-company agreements.
She is also a skilled adviser and negotiator in international contract disputes, and represents Diaz Reus clients in international and domestic litigation and arbitration in Colombia and the U.S.
For the past three years, she has co-authored the chapter on “Business Crime in Colombia” for the The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.
Educated in both the U.S. and Colombia, University of Kansas School of Law and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Ms. Blanco formerly served as corporate counsel at Bayer S.A., Bogotá and as judicial intern in U.S. District Court of Kansas.