Adriana Bueno

Senior Associate|Colombia

Adriana, senior associate of the Corporate and M&A practice group at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, has more than 30 years of professional experience, she started her career in the public sector, and she has been involved in the creation of in-house legal departments for companies of the private, industrial and commercial sectors in countries such as Colombia, Dominican Republic and Venezuela, serving as Corporate Lawyer and Counsel in the many legal issues applicable to these companies.

She is currently Director of the Risk & Compliance Department, which is part of the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice group. Adriana has extensive experience managing the judicial affairs of Direct Sales companies either under Single Level Marketing (SLM) or Multilevel Marketing (MLM) models in Colombia and in Andean Community member states. Over the last 9 years, Adriana has specialized in the implementation and integrated management of Corporate Governance and Compliance models, Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation Internal Control and Integrated Management Systems (SAGRILAFT and SIPLAFT – PADM, for their acronym in Spanish), Models Preventing the Risk of Bribery/Corruption, Corporate Ethics Programs, Information Security Management Systems (SGSI for its acronym in Spanish), Personal Data Protection Systems, and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) and BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce) certifications in Colombia and Peru.

Professional experience

  • Senior associate and Risk & Compliance director, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados, since 2021.
  • Risk & Compliance Corporate Manager, Yanbal de Colombia SAS, 2018 – 2020.
  • Legal Manager, Yanbal de Colombia SAS, 2003 – 2017.
  • General Manager, Yanbal de Colombia SAS, 1999 – 2002.
  • General Secretary and Administrative Director, Yanbal de Colombia SAS, 1995 - 1999.
  • Legal Department Director and General Secretary, Grupo TG&S, 1990 - 1995.

Education

  • Corporate Compliance & Governance Course, Universidad de Los Andes, 2019.
  • Risk management Master, Ealde Business School and Universidad de Nebrija, Madrid, España, 2016.
  • Optimus Leadership and excellence Course, Universidad del Rosario, 2003.
  • Law School, Universidad del Rosario, 1990.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships

  • Founding and active member of the Ibero-American Association of Risk and Insurance Management (AIGRYS).

Practice Areas

Industries

  • Consumer Productos & Retail
  • Infrastructure & Transport
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications