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Competition and antitrust

Within: Leading individuals

María Carolina Pardo - Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

Within: Competition and antitrust

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.’s seven-strong team ‘works diligently to understand businesses in order to propose a proper course of action’. A leading figure in the field and head of the firm’s regional competition and antitrust area, María Carolina Pardo is ‘honest, talented and knows the field in Colombia and in other countries very well’. The team acted for Brookfield - which already has a controlling stake in power generator Isagen - on obtaining approval for its acquisition of Gas Natural’s business in Colombia, and also advised Monsanto on the submission of an appeal regarding the approval of its takeover by Bayer, and the negotiation and explanation of the remedies to the authority in Colombia. Senior associates Angélica Navarro and Miguel de Quinto (an economist) and associate Luís Alberto Castell are also noted. Other clients include Andritz, Adobe, GE and Aviagen.

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Within: Leading individuals

Carolina Pardo - Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

Within: TMT

The practice at Baker McKenzie S.A.S. is led by Carolina Pardo, a ‘top lawyer in the sector’ who is praised for her ‘deep knowledge’, ‘pragmatism’ and ‘for taking personal care of the clients'’ needs. The seven-strong team has, however, seen considerable movement of late: the December 2018 arrival of associates Laura Botero (who was previously in-house at Colombia Móvil for four years) and Juan José Reyes (who re-joined the firm after a year studying for an MBA) was followed by the departures of associates Sandra Castillo (a data protection specialist) and Rodrigo Millan (who moved to Cosargo), as well as that of senior associate Carlos Castellanos, who moved in house at Cullen International. Associate Mariana Camacho is also noted. Recent mandates saw the team advise AT&T Services on obtaining permits for the development of its telecoms activities in the country, including issues such as submarine cabling and voice over IP (VoIP), and Telcordia Technologies on its bid for number portability implementation in Colombia, a process that guarantees the right that users have regarding their mobile phone numbers. Other highlights included advising Abbott Laboratories regarding personal data issues and the company’s strategies for protecting the data of its clinical trial subjects, and assisting Boston Scientific with the legal implications of the differences between the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Colombia’s local data protection regulations. Clients include Fedex, Mazda, Accuro and Sprint.

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