César Sánchez is Biz Latin Hub’s very own Medical Cannabis and Mining Lawyer in Colombia, with a range of experience in various legal professions.
Born in Santa Marta, César comes from a family of 4 and grew up with particular interest in history, foreign languages, and geography.
César studied law at Universidad Sergio Arboleda, graduating with a Bachelor of Law. “During my experience at Uni, I realized that my previous backgrounds in English and Geography would help me to understand better how the world works,” he says. “I utterly believe that law it is not just related to courts, trials, and traditionally associated concepts. I wanted to find different perspectives to learn about my chosen discipline, as I believe that is key to succeeding.”
César’s most-valued experiences during university include being a Radio Broadcaster two times (2013-2014 and from April to June 2018) and Sports Columnist in the Spanish Website ‘La Media Inglesa’ (2015-2018) writing about British football, which is another passion of his.
As a Medical Cannabis and Mining Lawyer in Colombia…
As a Medical Cannabis and Mining Lawyer in Colombia, César is happy to apply his skills and personal interests in a professional capacity. Mining regulations in Colombia are complex to understand, but with the right kind of legal support, are a valuable investment opportunity for foreign entrepreneurs.
“Not everyone believed that having knowledge and greater undesrtanding of English and Geography was useful in legal disciplines in Colombia. Fortunately, I have been able to demonstrate to myself and others that I am on the right track.”
Background and personal experience
In October 2016, César began working in a place called Edificio Centro Ejecutivo as Legal Counsel in Civil and Commercial Law. He also provided independent Legal Consultancy in topics such as Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law and Comparative Law. Additionally, he took an Italian language course, to improve his multilingual capacity three languages.
He spent two years in that position before resigning in 2018 to pursue another personal goal.
César’s interest in Geography drew him to overseas travel. In particular, César took much interest in Europe, visiting Spain, Italy and Slovakia. In August 2018, he travelled to the Southern European country of Malta, achieving a dream of 13 years.
“That experience definitely changed my life. It helped a lot to become the capable and driven person that I am right now.
“Living in a different continent, with a language barrier and varied traditions gives you another point of view about the world that we know. I spent 6 months in the Maltese islands improving my English fluency, and passed the CAE exam in December 2018.”
César notes that his time overseas in Malta taught him how to appreciate his roots. “Maltese people taught me how to overcome certain difficulties in life, and taught me to be so proud of my homeland… I saw that they loved their island so much. So, why couldn’t I love this big and beautiful country called Colombia, even though is not a perfect place?”
In February 2019, César returned to Colombia, looking for another opportunity to demonstrate his experience and desire to learn.
César moved from Santa Marta to Bogotá last year, beginning work as Biz Latin Hub’s Medical Cannabis and Mining Lawyer in Colombia.
“The work environment is absolutely fantastic. I enjoy working hard and meeting people from all over the world who bring dynamism and diversity to this company.
“Importantly, Biz Latin Hub gave me the opportunity to develop my professional experience in Colombia as a bilingual lawyer, which I am grateful for.”
César aims to continue developing as a legal professional in Colombia, and incorporate more overseas travel into the picture.
Contact our Medical Cannabis and Mining Lawyers in Colombia
If you’re expanding into Colombia and are looking for support in company formation and ongoing compliance in medical cannabis and mining, contact us.
Our team of cannabis and mining lawyers in Colombia have specialist skills and are dedicated to supporting commercial success in these exciting sectors. Do not hesitate to send us an email with your questions to [email protected].
We utilize our depth of knowledge and experience to provide key guidance and tailored market entry and back-office solutions to expanding businesses in Colombia and the wider Latin American region.
Check out the short video below for more information about cannabis in Colombia from César, and learn more about our team and expert authors.