Ecuador’s CCB Abogados and Colombia’s MS Legal forge alliance

Ecuadorian law firm Cevallos, Casals, Balseca & Bilbao (CCB) and Colombia’s MS Legal have launched an alliance, in a bid to widen their services offering to their respective clients in both countries.

Posted Monday, September 6th 2021
Ecuador’s CCB Abogados and Colombia’s MS Legal forge alliance

CCB focuses on administrative law, public procurement, tax, labor and technology law, while MS Legal is a specialist firm focusing on personal data protection, commercial and corporate law, as well as laws governing e-commerce.

The alliance between the two firms allows them to offer more legal options to their clients in both countries, according to a joint statement.

MS Legal has been recognized in Leaders League rankings as among the top firms in Colombia in the personal data protection and telecommunications practices, while

CCB has been ranked for its expertise in the labor, tax and banking and finance practices.

“This alliance represents a step forward in the internationalization of our legal services, which increasingly communicate across different territorial areas,” Pedro Novoa, a partner at MS Legal, said.

Novoa added that the alliance between the two firms “is very beneficial for our clients, who will undoubtedly have the best attention in the services we provide in our two sister nations”.

Novoa specializes in data protection laws and is a graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, with postgraduate degrees in commercial law from the Universidad de los Andes, and in business administration from the Universidad del Rosario.

In addition to his experience at MS Legal, he has been a member of the legal departments of major multinational financial institutions, including Colmena, Davivienda and HSBC.