Baker McKenzie names new regional chair for Latin America

Baker McKenzie announced that Jaime Trujillo is the new chair of the firm’s Latin America Regional Council.

At the time of the appointment, Trujillo was the managing partner of firm in Colombia. He takes over from Claudia Prado, the first woman to hold that position at the law firm and who has led the region since 2013.

He first joined Baker McKenzie in Colombia in 1985 as a law clerk. In 1997, he was appointed partner and in 2000 was designated a principal in the firm. He was the leader of Baker McKenzie’s Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Practice Group between 2013 and 2016.

In addition to his expertise in M&A, Trujillo has advised on complex private equity and banking and finance matters, including leveraged buyouts, investments, acquisitions and disposals.

In this new role, he will lead the regional council, responsible for driving the firm’s strategy in Latin America and formed by the managing partners from the seven jurisdictions where Baker McKenzie has offices in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. In Brazil, Baker McKenzie has a cooperation agreement with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm

Tatiana Garces is now the managing partner for the Colombia office.

Baker McKenzie names new regional chair for Latin America

Ignacio Abella

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