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Jaime Trujillo

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Jaime Trujillo is a member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee, member of the Firm's Financial Committee, and is the Regional Chair of the Latin America Regional Council. Previously, he was the managing partner at Baker McKenzie in Colombia, where he chaired the Firm's Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Between 2013 and 2016, Jaime was the leader of Baker McKenzie's Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions/ Private Equity Practice Group.

He joined Baker McKenzie Colombia in 1985 as a law clerk. In 1997, he was appointed partner and in 2000 was designated a principal in the Firm. Jaime has been consecutively ranked as a Band 1 lawyer by Chambers & Partners Latin America since the inception of these rankings in 2009, and by Chambers & Partners Global since 2011.

Practice focus

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Project Finance.

For over 20 years, Jaime has advised clients in mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects and project financing. He has been involved in the construction and financing of pipelines, power plants, transportation systems and telecommunications networks, and the privatization of infrastructure in Colombia, Peru and Central America, among others. In the last decade, he has advised on some of the most relevant M&A transactions in Colombia. Jaime advises private equity clients on leveraged buyouts, investments, acquisitions and disposals. He acts for both lenders and borrowers in various types of cross-border financing transactions — insurance and reinsurance, corporate and commercial law, project finance and infrastructure, banking, finance and securities, and CDM projects.


English; Spanish


London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.) (1994); University de los Andes (J.D.) (1988)


Banking and finance

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Jaime Trujillo - Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

Within: Banking and finance

Co-led by the ‘sophisticatedJaime Trujillo and Ricardo Trejos, Baker McKenzie S.A.S.’s practice is particularly active in acquisition finance, a segment where it is currently advising Brookfield Infrastructure Group on the financing of its acquisition of Gas Natural via a tender offer involving a $200m syndicated facility with both US dollar and Colombian Peso (COP) tranches. The team is also growing its experience and expertise in project finance with other mandates including counsel to a major Asian financial institution regarding the financing of a 4G toll road project. Other clients include JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of New York Mellon and Lloyds Bank. Daniel Botero is also a key team member.

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Corporate and M&A

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Jaime Trujillo - Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

Within: Corporate and M&A

The ‘excellent’ corporate practice at Baker McKenzie S.A.S.'s long-established Bogota office acts as a regional hub for the rest of the firm’s offices across Latin America. 21-strong, the group is led by Jaime Trujillo who has ‘extensive knowledge and expertise on different M&A transactions’, in conjunction with Juan Felipe Vera; supported by corporate director, Clare Montgomery. Trujillo and Vera teamed up to lead advice to Brookfield on its $560m acquisition of a 59% stake in Gas Natural, a transaction that combined the highly regulated fields of securities, public utilities, gas distribution regulations and antitrust. The firm also advised Unilever on its purchase of Quala’s Colombian home and personal care business. Dual qualified (Colombia/New York) senior associate Natalia Villalba, who has particular expertise in Private Equity, is also noted; however, the practice lost Juan Manuel De La Rosa to DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Baker McKenzie S.A.S. advises local and international companies on activities in the energy and oil and gas industries, including power generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization, exploration, production, transportation, trading and export. Recommended for his ‘extensive experience and problem-solving approachAlejandro Mesa heads the team in which Jaime Trujillo, Ciro Meza and Felipe Correa are all also noted figures. The team is advising Enbridge affiliate, Oleoducto al Pacífico, on the structuring of a $5bn oil pipeline project that will connect the producing fields in Los Llanos basin with an export facility on the Pacific Ocean. Other clients include Schlumberger, ONGC Videsh, (an affiliate of Valorem), Voltalia Investissement and Total E&P.

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