Who We Are

The ALDANA Foundation is a non-profit private Foundation, which object is to orientate and defend people’s rights, providing legal professional assistance in those cases where people don´t count with enough economic resources to afford private defense attorney, as long as they are cases that by their complexity, require previous study and preparation by specialist lawyers in determined areas.

The Foundation also has as object to provide help and technical, cultural, sport and economic assistance to children, teenagers and third age people in a state of abandonment. Likewise, the Foundation will be able to plan, promote and celebrate charitable and social events, in the most convenient way, to raise funds and other donations, to execute the plans and programs related to the previously described objects.

Fundación ALDANA

Objectives

  • “To orientate and defend people’s rights, providing legal professional assistance in those cases where people don´t count with enough economic resources to afford private defense attorney.”
  • “To provide help and technical, cultural, sport and economic assistance to children, teenagers and third age people in a state of abandonment.”

Board of Directors

President: ALAN ALDANA. Director of the law firm Alan Aldana Abogados & Asociados, a firm specialized in Criminal Law, Economic Criminal Law, International Law and Human Rights. He holds a Master in GENERAL PROCEDURAL LAW, graduated from the SALAMANCA University, SPAIN; Specialist in CRIMINAL LAW (Santa María University, Caracas, Venezuela) and EXPERT IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHT (Henry Dunant Institute, Red Cross). Graduated from the MANAGEMENT FOR LAWYERS program from YALE University, he has made specialization studies in CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL LAW at the Venezuela`s Central University, and he is Specialist in CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURAL LAW graduated from the Monte Ávila University. He is a lawyer in Venezuela and homologated in Spain, where he litigates and counsels in specialized cases in international criminal law, extraditions, complaints before The United Nations Human Rights Committee, advisor in processes before the International Criminal Court, as well as representative for the Amicus Curiae Foundation in advisory opinions for The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, like the one presented by the Ecuadorian State in august 2017 OC-25, related to asylum and refuge; he is a representative and ally of well-known legal firms in ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA, CHILE, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MEXICO and PANAMA, he has stood out in the effective defense of victims rights, as well as of accused citizens in financial and economic crimes trials. He was the first secretary of the Municipal Electoral Board of Sucre Municipality of Miranda State, for the mayoral electoral process of November 2008. He is currently a principal member of the Supervisory Committee of the agricultural stock exchange of Venezuela. He is also contributor as opinion writer, for the legal newspaper Legis, and lecturer in the subjects of International Criminal law and Human Rights.

Vice-president: ESPERANZA BOTERO. She is in charge of the institutional relations and the evaluation of the scope of donations to third age people’s and children’s homes, which the Foundation benefits through its programs.

Treasurer: FRANCISCO BANCHS. Lawyer in free exercise of the profession, opting for the academic title of “Specialist in Procedural Law”, conferred by the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, and for the academic title of “Specialist in Constitutional Procedural Law”, that confers the Universidad Monteávila, Caracas, Venezuela. He was Assistant to the 22nd Municipal Court from the Judicial District of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas (March 2002 – January 2004) and advisor to the Legal Advisor’s Office, Health Corporation of the Bolivarian State of Miranda (December 2008 – December 2009).His most relevant publications have been published by the Supreme Justice Court of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Law Journal Nº 23: “The defendant, the victim and the development of the investigation in the Venezuelan criminal proceeding”, and Law Journal Nº 30: “The execution of foreign judgments in Venezuela”. He also studied at the University of Central Florida. Center for Multilingual Multicultural Studies. Intensive English Program. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. (January – December 2004). Inside the Foundation, he coordinates the evaluation, acceptance and legal strategy to follow, in the criminal cases in which we represent to our beneficiaries (victims or defendants).

Volunteer Coordinator: BIANCA MARÁN TORREALBA. Partner and Director of the Commercial Law Division of the Law Firm of Alan Aldana & Associates. Master in Business Law, CIFF Business School, University of Alcalá and Banco Santander, Madrid-Spain (2015), Specialist in Commercial Law, Santa María University (2014), and a law degree from Santa María University (2012). He carried out legal practices in the International Legal Office for Cooperation and Development (ILOCAD), his main functions being the drafting of contracts and the issuance of legal opinions in the field of Economic Criminal Law and international arbitration. He has more than 4 years of experience in incorporation, acquisition, merger, dissolution and restructuring of Companies, as well as, preparation of reports and legal opinion for negotiations and contracts in the Mercantile field. She has excelled in Mercantile lawsuits, and is an important pillar in the Criminal Economic Litigation team for his expertise in Legal Compliance and Commercial Law. She has excelled in trials related to the defense of Human Rights, as well as the preparation of spokespersons and training in the main universities of Caracas on this matter.