Patricia Renjifo > ECIJA Colombia > Bogotá, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

ECIJA Colombia
CARRERA 11A, Nº97A-19, OF 401
BOGOTÁ
Colombia
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Work Department

Media, Intellectual & Industrial property; Entertainment Law; Startups, innovation and entrepreneurship

Position

Partner

Career

Lawyer specialized in Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law, with more than 14 years of experience in her field of practice.

Patricia has more than 14 years of professional experience advising national and international cinema and television productions in countries like Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, United Stated, Spain, among others.

She has broad experience rendering consulting and legal services for Colombian
television and cinema producers, who produce on behalf of or in association with national and international channels.

Likewise, Patricia advised the first producer who applied for the Certificate of Audiovisual Investment in Colombia before PROIMÁGENES and has been fully engaged in the processes of defining incentives and benefits granted in Colombia for audiovisual investments.

Patricia is also a renowned Trial Attorney in Entertainment Law, Copyright and Image Rights matters, before ordinary judges and arbitration tribunals.
For several years Patricia led a highly reputed law firm specialized in Media and Entertainment Law, which merged in 2020 with MBCR, now known as ECIJA Colombia.

ECIJA Colombia has consolidated as the leading practice in Media and Entertainment in Colombia, with over 100 projects in their portfolio.

Languages

Spanish, English, and French.

Education

Law Degree – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Specialization certificate in Commercial Law – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Masters Degree in Intellectual Property – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Specialized studies in Intellectual Property – WIPO.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > TMT

The former Márquez Barrera Castañeda Ramírez (MBCR) became ECIJA Colombia  in May 2021 following its association with Spanish firm -and telecoms heavyweight- ECIJA, which now has a presence in 14 jurisdictions across the Latin American region. MBCR had already made a name in the market on the back of its regulatory expertise in TMT and entertainment law, but had experienced personnel movement prior to the tie-up. Former practice co-head Natalia Barrera Silva moved in house as regional director of business and legal affairs at Netflix in October 2020, which also saw the arrival of IP and entertainment law specialist Patricia Renjifo (former founder of specialist consultancy Ley en Moviminento) as partner and practice co-head; and Victor Cuéllar Olarte (fomerly legal and public affairs director for Colombia at American Tower) as of counsel. Renjifo co-heads  team with competition specialist Pablo Márquez (a former chairman of Colombia’s Commission for Communications Regulation), and contentiois specialist Julio Castañeda who handles both litigation and representation before regulatory authorities in the sector. Key support is provided by of counsel Pablo Onofre (merger control and antitrust, ICT law, and privacy & data protection); and senior associate Andrés Paillié (consumer protection, media, IP and entertainment law). As evidenced in a client roster that includes Foxtelecolombia, CMO Producciones and MediaPro, the practice has particular strength in media and entertainment. Recent matters include advising MercadoLibre (and payment processor MercadoPago) on regulatory matters, e-commerce regulation, privacy law and consumer law, among other matters.