Calle 98 No. 9-03  Oficina 802
Edificio Torre Sancho BBDO

Bogotá, D.C.

+57 (1) 743-9219

Marcela Cristina Blanco

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 International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

“They have clear information regarding Colombia’s different regulations and laws; this has allowed us to take firm steps in each decision that has been made.”

Legal500 Latin America 2021
“Marcela Blanco’s disposition, diligence and competence are highlighted, as well as Javier Coronado’s disposition, vision and analysis capability.”

Legal500 Latin America 2021


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, JD
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, Master in Corporate Law
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, LL.B


  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • Colombia

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Finance Transactions
  • Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Securities
  • Fraud & Asset Recovery
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Government Relations
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Personal & Business Services
  • Regulatory Compliance

Certifications & Specializations

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • 8th Annual Latinoamericano Arbitration Conference
  • Fecoljuegos Trade Fair: Federación Colombiana De Empresarios De Casions Y Bingos


  • Legal 500 Latin America 2021: Corporate & M/A
  • Leaders League 2021: Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Crime; and Compliance & Fraud, Colombia
  • Latinvex Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers 2017, 2018 and 2019, Arbitration & Litigation

Professional Recognition

  • Co-author of “Business Crime in Colombia” The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London, (2014, 2015 Eds.)