María C. Múnera

Partner | Medellin Office Manager

Areas of Practice:

Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Restrictive Practices, Consumer Protection.

Background:

J. D. (1992), Specialization in Tax Law (1996), LL.M. (2000).

Languages:

Spanish and English.

Maria Clara Munera received her law degree from the Pontifical Bolivariana University (Medellin, Colombia) in 1992. In 1996 she obtained a Specialization on the Legal, Finance and Accounting Regime, of Taxes from Andes University (Bogota, Colombia). She was a COLFUTURO scholarship recipient and attended Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) where she obtained an LL.M. and graduated cum laude in 2000.

She started her professional career as a lawyer in Dr. Ignacio Sanín Bernal´s office in commercial law, corporate and contract areas. She then joined Baker & McKenzie in Bogota in the Intellectual Property area, working in the trademarks. When she returned to Medellin she worked for Cadenalco S.A (presently Éxito Group) in the Legal Department, in charge of contracts, goods and health registrations. Later, she worked at Confecciones Colombia S.A where she was in charge of market access and made part of the textile and manufacturing sector committee that traveled to Washington D.C on several occasions to lobby the U.S Congress for the renovation of tariff preferences (ATPA and ATPDA). At OlarteMoure she is the manager and local partner in the Medellin office, managing several IP portfolios for local clients.