Modern, dynamic, diligent‘, MPA/PDA Derecho Punitivo y Riesgos Corporativos attracts rave reviews from satisfied clients for its ability to structure a ‘horizontal defence strategy that includes all issues’. A specialist in criminal defence matters, the boutique firm is equipped to advise on the full gamut of white-collar crime and administrative litigation-related issues, from assisting with corporate compliance programmes, through to complex and sensitive litigation. The financial services sector is a particularly fruitful source of work and the team counts many of the most significant banks in Colombia among its clients, including Bancolombia, Banco Davivienda and BBVA Colombia. The firm is also distinguished by its national approach, facilitated by offices in Barranquilla, Medellín and Manizales as well as Bogotá and allowing it to provide cost-effective and personalised service. Based in Bogotá, founding partner Mauricio Pava Lugo is a conjuez of both the Supreme Court’s criminal chamber and of the National Electoral Council; he was also a member of the Advisory Commission for the Criminal Policy of the Colombian State (2018-2021). In Barranquilla, Andrés Díaz Arana — part of allied firm MPA/PDA DERECHO PUNITIVO Y RIESGOS CORPORATIVOS — is a former advisor to the Colombian Minister of Justice. The group also calls on the services of Jacobo González Cortés, who is widely acknowledged as an expert in computer crimes and cybersecurity; he leads the punitive law and virtual financial risks unit. Other key names include associate Daniel Santiago Guio Díaz, who specialises in corporate risk management.