Director of the labour audits and due diligence department, Co-director of the advice in labour and employment law department.

Advanced law degree, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, 2012. Law degree, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, 2010.

Santiago leads the audits and due diligence projects in the firm and has extensive experience advising clients from the oil and gas industry, among others. During his tenure at the firm, Santiago has been part of the consultancy, litigation, audits, collective bargaining and costumer training teams.

Santiago is a professor of labour relations in the undergraduate and extensive education programmes at the University of los Andes and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. His articles have been published by various professional and human resources organisations including Asociación de Gestión Humana (ACRIP) and LEGIS. He presents seminars on a variety of labour and employment law topics, such as:

Recognitions: ranked lawyer by Chambers Latin America, since 2014 to 2018. Named by The Legal 500, since 2014 to 2017 in the labour and employment, Colombian segment.

Some of his principal clients are Alkhorayef Petroleum, Baker Hughes, Clariant, Cerámica San Lorenzo, Emerald Energy, Empresa de Energía de Bogotá, Hewlett Packard, Trafigura Impala, LG Electronics, Mabe, Novartis, Soletanche Bachy, Sutherland Global, Weatherford, BP Energy, Equion Energia, Schlumberger Surenco among others.

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