Partner

Stella Sofía Vanegas Morales

– Founding partner of the firm –
svanegas@vanegasmorales.com

+57 317 4416313

Profile
  • Lawyer focused in in facilitating business management, contributing to innovation and to business dynamics.
  • She is experienced in directing and coordinating projects inside companies, focused in reaching results, in conforming committed and efficient teams, and in facilitating processes.
  • She has been the Lawyer for the bank Banco Caldas, the Colmena Corporation, Chief of the Legal Department of Seguros Bolívar (1994-1997), Director of the Private Law Area at Fundación Social and its companies (1997-1998 and July 200 to January 2003), Legal Vice President of the Fundación Social and its companies (2003-2009); Legal Director of Colombia’s Financial Superintendence (2010); Legal Manager of Computec S.A.- Datacrédito, today known as Experian (Sept. 2010 – March 2013).
Education
  • Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, 1990.
  • Specialized in Financial Legislation, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 1994.
  • Specialized in Community Law, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain, 2000.
  • LLM in Laws, Lovaina University, Belgium, 1999.
Recognitions
  • Recognized for her positioning and great experience on personal data on the Chambers & Partners ranking latinamerica on band 2 «Tech, telecom and media» .
  • Included and highlighted onte 11th edition of the «Best Lawyers» Ranking on its “Privacy and Legislation on Data Security” Category
  • Appointed as Chair of the Spanish Speaking Committe of Privacy Rules.
  • Professor of the module “Data Protection and the Rights of the Consumer” at the Specialization in Commercial Law at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
  • Third highest GPA in the Specialization in Financial Legislation at Universidad de Los Andes.
  • Until 2021 she served as Cochair of the Knowledgenet chapter of the IAPP.
  • She currently holds the role of President of the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association of Privacy and Data (Adapri).
Practice areas
  • Data Protection.
  • Privacy.
  • E-Commerce.
  • Cybersecurity and management of security incidents.
  • Attention, answers, and complaints related to data protection.
  • Consumer rights.
  • New developments of Artificial Intelligence.