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Baker McKenzie (Colombia)


Read this firm's editorial profile in the Latin Lawyer 250 2019

Baker McKenzie (Colombia)
Baker McKenzie (Colombia)

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. The firm solves complex legal problems across borders, practices and industries. Its unique culture means that its people work together as trusted colleagues and friends, are experts in local markets and customs, and possess the know-how to navigate multiple jurisdictions, instilling confidence in clients.

With more than 80 years of experience in the local market, Baker McKenzie Colombia is the go-to firm for national companies, multinationals and financial institutions looking for first-class domestic and cross-border advice in one of the main economies in Latin America. The quality of the firm's work is reflected in the recognition it has received from leading legal directories, including being ranked Band 1 for intellectual property and Band r for corporate/M&A by Chambers and Partners Latin America, and Tier 1 for transfer pricing and financial and corporate by the International Tax Review.

The firm’s 80 lawyers have a deep understanding of Colombia’s legal, regulatory and commercial practices and work closely with colleagues across Baker McKenzie's offices in Latin America and around the world to help clients succeed in today's dynamic business landscape.

Baker McKenzie’s Colombia lawyers advise clients on some of the most significant transactions in Latin America, including the ongoing acquisition by Brookfield of up to 100 per cent of the shares in Gas Natural SA ESP. In addition, Baker McKenzie acted as lead counsel to Unilever NV in Colombia in its acquisition of the Home and Personal Care business (OPAL) of Quala Inc.

The firm also believes in the importance of investing in local communities. Through its Bogota-based Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Baker McKenzie leads numerous initiatives, including sponsoring a scholarship programme at the University of Los Andes. The firm is a member of TrustLaw Colombia's Pro Bono Foundation and participate in the Best Buddies Foundation, a project designed to help those with cognitive disabilities enter the workforce.

Key contact
Tatiana Garces Carvajal
Partner +57 1 634 1543

Our partners

Claudia Benavides Galvis, Rodrigo Castillo Cotin, Juan Pablo Concha Delgado, Andres Felipe Crump, Tatiana Garces Carvajal, Alejandro C Mesa-Neira, Ciro Meza Martinez, Maria Carolina Pardo Cuellar, Evelyn Romero Avila, Jaime E Trujillo Caicedo, Juan F Vera Cardona.

Our groups

  • Antitrust and competition
  • banking and finance
  • dispute resolution
  • employment
  • intellectual property
  • international commercial and trade
  • IT and communications
  • life sciences
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • private equity
  • real estate
  • securities
  • tax
  • telecoms, media and technology.

Our office

Avenue 82 No. 10-62
7th Floor
Tel: +57 1 634 1500 / 644 9595
Fax: +57 1 376 2211

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