The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

Work +57 1 634 1500
Baker McKenzie S.A.S., Rodrigo Castillo, Bogota, COLOMBIA

Lawyer rankings

Rodrigo Castillo

Work +57 1 6341500 Ext. 2796
Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department





Rodrigo Castillo Cottin is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Tax and Wealth Management practice with over 13 years of experience. He has created and directs the Tax/Wealth Management team in Colombia. Rodrigo advises individuals and multinational enterprises on international and domestic tax planning and wealth management. Rodrigo previously worked in the Firm's Caracas office designing and implementing tax and asset protection structures.

Practice focus

Rodrigo advises multijurisdictional enterprises, financial institutions, high net worth individuals and families on wealth management matters, international tax law, international tax planning, inheritance and estate planning, international tax compliance, exchange of information and amnesty programs.


Spanish, English


  • IFA - Member
  • ICDT - Member
  • Colombian Bar Association
  • Venezuelan Bar Association


  • Universidad Externado de Colombia (Tax Specialist 2014)
  • Leiden University (Advanced Master International Tax Law 2010)
  • Universidad Central de Venezuela - International Private Law (Master 2009)
  • Hague Academy of International Law (Diploma 2007)
  • Universidad Monteavila (Law 2005)



Within: Next generation lawyers

Rodrigo Millan - Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

Within: TMT

Baker McKenzie S.A.S. brings ‘very good results, extensive knowledge and experience in the subject’. Practice head Carolina Pardo led the analysis of the current regulatory provisions and the position taken by enforcement agencies regarding online travel service providers (OTPs) and their registration obligations. The team also provided a major multinational involved in homeware products with a risk assessment and recommendations related to the launching of an innovative hardware and software project to operate a domestic software-based "internet-of-things" (IoT) technology in Colombia. Associate Sandra Castillo is recommended for her ‘extensive and deep knowledge of the subject of data protection not only in Colombia but internationally’. Fellow associate Rodrigo Millan is also a key member of the team.

[back to top]


Within: Tax

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.’s service attracts praise as offering ‘excellent response times, and standardized and structured formal opinions’. The team’s experience and knowledge in the oil and gas sector is also noted. A ‘recommended figure’ Ciro Meza heads the practice, which recently advised Exxon Mobil on the tax implications of the sale of certain South America downstream affiliates to Copec. Rodrigo Castillo, who recently made partner, and senior associates Amanda Torres and Carlos Gómez are also noted. Clients include Andarko Petroleum Corporation, Brookfield Asset Management, Amazon and ESPN.

[back to top]

IHL Briefings

If your firm wishes to publish IHL Briefings or articles, please contact Antony Dine on +44 (0) 207 396 9315 or


Colombia: Private Client (2nd edition)

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to tax laws and regulations that may occur in  Colombia . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Private Client. [Continue Reading]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Baker McKenzie LLP

  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
    - Esin Attorney Partnership

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to