Mr Jaime Trujillo > Baker McKenzie S.A.S. > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile
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Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
The practice group at Baker McKenzie S.A.S. has ‘unrivalled knowledge’ of banking and securities law; 2018 highlight mandates saw a team led by ‘excellent’ practice co-head Ricardo Trejos advise Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) on a $140m investment in real estate investment PE vehicle Fondo Inmobiliario Colombia, managed by its fiduciary subsidiary. In other work, the team continues to advise Brookfield Infrastructure Group on the financing of its acquisition of Gas Natural. The department, while small, has been strengthened notably: April 2018 saw the arrival as partner of Andrés Crump from Brookfield Asset Management; he now co-leads the practice in conjunction with Trejos and highly regarded acting global chair Jaime Trujillo. Subsequently, in October 2018, Sebastian Boada was hired from the Office of Financial Superintendence; both he and fellow senior associate Daniel Botero are noted members of the team. Other clients include Sacyr, JP Morgan, Banco Itaú and Scotiabank Colpatria.(Leading individuals)
Baker McKenzie S.A.S.’s long-established Bogotá office frequently acts as a regional hub for the rest of the firm’s offices across Latin America. The 15-strong department works ‘diligently to meet tight deadlines’, and demonstrates an ‘ability to grasp the most sensitive matters’ and to ‘oversee future scenarios and pros and cons’. Practice co-heads Jaime Trujillo (recently named regional chair for Latin America), Juan Felipe Vera and Andrés Crump (who joined in April 2018 and is ‘strongly recommended’) led the advice to Brookfield Asset Management on its $560m acquisition of a 59% stake in Gas Natural, a transaction on which the team had worked since 2017. Other mandates included assisting Peabody Energy Corporation with the proposed acquisition of an 80% stake in Drummond International; Altra Investments on the sale of Proenfar to Weener Plastics; and Farma de Colombia on the acquisition of certain assets from Laboratorios Quipropharma. Well-regarded senior associate Natalia Villalba is ‘gaining profile’; fellow senior associate Natalia Gutierrez joined from Brigard Urrutia in October 2018. Clients include Altra Inversiones, Unilever, Summum Energy and Mercantil Colpatria.
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