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  • Cristina Mejia Rivas has been promoted to Partner of the Dispute Resolution practice
  • Rodrigo Castillo Cottin is now a Partner in the Tax and Wealth Management practice

Baker McKenzie has named two new partners: Cristina Mejia Rivas has been promoted to Partner of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice and Rodrigo Castillo Cottin is now a Partner of the Tax and Wealth Management group. These promotions are part of the Firm’s growth strategy in key practice areas in Colombia and throughout Latin America.

Tatiana Garces, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie’s Bogota office, said: “As Baker McKenzie continues growing in Colombia, we are delighted to have Cristina and Rodrigo as our newest partners. With their combined 27 years of experience and understanding of some of the region’s leading industries, Cristina and Rodrigo will undoubtedly provide our current and future clients with the keen legal and business insights that characterize the Firm.” 

Cristina Mejia Rivas has 14 years of experience in multi-jurisdictional disputes, as well as arbitration. She has represented important clients in the oil and gas and financial sectors. She has also advised on disputes related to major infrastructure projects. She is a graduate of Universidad Pontificia Javeriana in Bogota and received an LLM from Columbia University in New York where she graduated with honors.

Rodrigo Castillo Cottin has advised individuals and multinational enterprises on international and domestic tax planning and wealth management for 14 years. He created and leads Baker McKenzie’s Tax and Wealth Management team in Colombia. Rodrigo is a tax specialist from the Universidad del Externado in Bogota and holds an advanced master’s in international tax law from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Last year, Baker McKenzie marked its 80th anniversary in Colombia. Through its long and distinguished history in the Colombian market, the Firm has established itself as a recognized leader in simplifying complexity in ways that are practical and aligned with the business goals of its clients.  

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