International Advisory Experts Award 2019

International Advisory Experts announced at the end of 2018, that we were been successfully chosen as a winners of  2019 International Advisory Experts Award in Pharmaceutical Law –  Colombia.


Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year 2018

Founder Partner and Director of A&C Legal, was a recipient of the Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2018, after a selection process thought a votes from the readership database, that was adhered to the following ten point criteria when selecting from the final shortlisted candidates;

  1. The number of vote nominations received
  2. Supporting material, covering statements and evidence supplied
  3. Amount of documented activity in the last 12 months when compared to industry peers
  4. Involvement in significant transactions
  5. Expertise and innovation
  6. Innovation in client care
  7. Size (value) of involvement within transactions & deals
  8. Peer recognition and personal achievement
  9. Strategic thinking and planning
  10. Previous accolades and published literature


A&C Legal: A Pioneer for the Future of Corporate Law

In September 2018, A&C Legal were named the Best for M&A Law in Colombia, in the Law Firm of the Year Awards, hosted by Wealth and Finance International Magazine («W&F»).

We are so glad to share with all of you the text of the article that was published by W&F last October.

«A&C Legal is a pioneering firm working within the incorporation of green practices, the empowerment of women, and the development of a responsible, positive lifestyle for lawyers. In September, A&C Legal were named the Best for M&A Law in Colombia, in the Law Firm of the Year Awards, hosted by Wealth & Finance International Magazine. On the back of that deserved achievement, we spoke to Adriana Posada, the Partner, Founder and Director of A&C Legal, to find out more about this remarkable firm.

Since 2009, A&C Legal have been setting the standard in corporate law, acting as a pace-setter for an industry in need of a guiding hand, a firm to set the benchmark for ethical practice. Today, through their revolutionary approach, A&C Legal celebrate a peerless reputation in professionalism and ecological consciousness.

From the outset, Adriana asserts that this has always been A&C Legal’s mission – to become a reference point for other firms to imitate and follow. “Our deep knowledge of our clients, their industries and their operations (including Logistics, Contracts, HR, Regulatory, and Finance), allows us to provide legal support in a large variety of legal aspects, and direct M&A or reorganisation processes. Our solid strategies and structured plans guarantee that these kinds of complex transactions can be carried out on time, and without disruption.”

Adriana continues, emphasising the unique approach that A&C Legal adopt for their work. “At A&C Legal, we provide innovative and timely legal assistance, as well as paralegal solutions, at a reasonable cost. Above all, we inspire companies and organizations to embrace visionary practices, whether that means achieving sustainability by integrating green-efficient practices or engaging in corporate diplomacy. We set an example for our clients by adopting policies that contribute to our community by reducing utility and energy consumption, empowering women, contributing to the closure of the gender gap, integrating animals as part of our teams, and promoting their sustainable integration of work and home life in the legal industry.” The majority of A&C Legal’s clients come from the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, mining and industrial sectors – all high-profile industries with strict regulation and legal requirements.

The topic of conversation soon turns to the state of the legal industry in A&C Legal’s home country of Colombia. Adriana takes a moment to explain the atmosphere in the country as A&C Legal look to capitalise on the changes occurring in the foreseeable future. “Colombia faces a new political climate. During the last eight years, the political party now in government led the opposition to a number of governmental policies. Therefore, it is foreseeable that some changes introducing modifications to existing regulations may occur soon. As a forward-looking firm, we work to anticipate legislative changes that are expected to materialize in the short, medium, and long-term. This helps ensure that our clients will be able to easily adapt to and comply with any new obligations these legislative changes create.”  

By all regards, innovation and foresight play an important role in keeping A&C Legal ahead of emerging developments; “We are a law firm interested in innovation, from philosophical perspective to technological approach. This keeps us on the edge of breaking trends and new developments and allows us to use the best of those to our clients’ advantage. Working as an in-house legal department for leading biotech companies, for example, allows us to be a part of the evolution and expansion of their business, as well as to be aware of the industry’s new developments.”        

In her closing comments, Adriana speaks of the future of A&C Legal, and how they plan to reinforce their unique position on the corporate landscape. “We are a boutique law firm proud to count on the loyalty of our clients, who have been with us for a long period of time. According to them, they value our innovative approach, and feel confident and supported within the panoramic accompaniment of services we provide them. Through our services, they can focus entirely on their business, and unleash the full potential of their teams; while receiving the best service they can expect from an international law firm, but with a personalised touch”. Ultimately, A&C Legal want to continue on this path, serving their clients to the best of their considerable ability».