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Baker McKenzie

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ColombiaLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded conflict resolution practice within a renowned international firm. Boasts significant experience in civil and commercial litigation proceedings, as well as international and domestic arbitration. Regularly handles breach of contract conflicts, and especially active representing clients from the infrastructure and energy arenas. Also services clients from sectors such as social media and transport. Recent additions to its client roster include Amicorp, Schlumberger and Progin.

Strengths

A client highlights the team's "dedication and enthusiasm as they strive for perfection in every detail from start to finish," adding that "they are very knowledgeable and communicative, with high standards of professionalism."

Work highlights

Represented Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) in a lawsuit brought by a distributor, valued at approximately USD10.5 million. The counterparty has filed an appeal before the Federal Supreme Court.

Notable practitioners

Claudia Ines Benavides Galvis ascends to the top tier following exceptional feedback from interviewees. One client notes "her impressive analytical strength and decision-making abilities," appreciating that these allow her "to form the best litigation strategy. She is also profoundly knowledgeable of international arbitration procedures, as well as local practice." Another observer labels her "a tireless worker,"while a source endorses her "very good negotiation skills and powers of persuasion." Benavides Galvis is head of department.

Up-and-coming practitioner Cristina Mejia Rivas "has developed a specific knowledge of our sector and a strong relationship with the company," clients appreciate, adding: "She provides solutions that always strive to protect our interests."

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Colombia

Dispute Resolution


Claudia Ines Benavides Galvis
Band 1
Cristina Mejia Rivas
Up and Coming