Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie announced today that it has named Andres Crump as a partner in its M&A practice in Bogota. Andres has 15 years of experience, the majority of which he has spent advising companies on and executing M&A transactions across a diverse cross-section of industries in Latin America.
He joins Baker McKenzie from Brookfield Asset Management, where he focused on transactions in the infrastructure and power generation sectors as a senior vice president in the asset manager’s Bogota office.
At Brookfield, Andres played a key leading role in capital deployment activities across Latin America in excess of USD 9 billion including private deals, government privatizations and open market transactions such as share acquisitions and tender offers. Prior to that, Andres worked as a senior associate at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados and an associate at Lloreda Camacho & Co. Abogados. He holds both a law degree and a Master’s in Finance from the Universidad De Los Andes in Bogota and earned his LLM at Columbia University in New York.
Commenting on the hiring of Andres, Tatiana Garces, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Colombia, stated, "We are delighted to have Andres join our office in Bogota where he will provide our clients with his expertise in M&A matters across Latin American industries. Andres possesses the deep knowledge of local cultures in Latin America and global markets that has made Baker McKenzie the go-to law Firm in the Region."
Garces added, "Our continued growth in Colombia reflects the Firm’s commitment to strengthening our robust cross-border transactional capabilities. We have great confidence that Andres will add tremendous value to our clients’ businesses.”
With more than 80 years of experience in the local market, Baker McKenzie is the preferred firm for Colombian companies, multinationals and financial institutions looking for first-class domestic and cross-border advice in one of Latin America's five largest economies.
Jaime Trujillo, head of Baker McKenzie’s M&A practice group in Bogota and Regional Chair of the Firm in Latin America, said: "At Baker McKenzie we are among our clients’ most trusted advisors in a highly competitive and complex market. As the world's leading cross-border transactional firm, we continuously search for the best lawyers with deep expertise across our region’s major industries. We are pleased to have Andres join our M&A team in Bogota."