Alberto Lozano, new managing director of Cavelier Abogados

NOTICIA - BOGOTÁ -> 2019-03-06

Bogotá native Alberto Lozano Vila, J.D., has been appointed partner and managing director of Cavelier Abogados after Adriana Zapata, the new dean of the School of Law at Universidad Externado de Colombia.

An Attorney with an Extensive International Experience in Business and Technology is the New Managing Director of Cavelier Abogados

Due to his legal background and extensive experience in matters related to business and technology, Lozano now takes the reins of the firm with the aim of continuing to position Cavelier as one of the main players in the legal services industry in the country.

“Cavelier Abogados is one of the leading law firms in Colombia due to its history, clients, and size. I take on the challenge of protecting the valuable legacy of its founder, Germán Cavelier, and continuing to strengthen its traditional practices with the support of the innovation required to face the new challenges of our clients,” says Alberto Lozano.

Alberto Lozano has a degree in law from Universidad del Rosario and an MBA from Georgetown University in the United States. Before taking on his new role at Cavelier Abogados, he was the manager of Lozano Vila y Asociados Consultores Ltda, a consultancy firm specializing in risk management models and data mining for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) risk management and prevention, where he headed over 200 projects for nearly the same amount of clients, including national and international financial entities and companies in the real sector, as well as foreign governments and organizations. Cavelier Abogados will maintain and strengthen its Alliance with Lozano Consultores in order to boost corporate compliance.

In addition to being an expert in corporate compliance, Lozano was also an advisor to the president of Banco de Bogotá, a principal member of the Board of Directors of Banco Megabanco, General Director of the Financial Analysis and Information Unit (Uiaf) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, as well as Compliance Officer and Director of the Operations Analysis Unit at Banco de la República. He has also worked with major national and international organizations, such as the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, Grupo de Acción Financiera de Latinoamérica (the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering in Latin America, Gafisud – Gafilat), the United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund. Lozano is an international lecturer and professor, teaching in areas such as civil law, capital markets, and stock market management at universities Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and Incolda-Cesa.

His publications include SARLAFT práctico, Guía para la gestión del riesgo de Lavado de Activos y Financiación del Terrorismo and several articles on compliance, data mining, technology, and risk management.