Baker McKenzie Partners Rebecca Leon and Margarita Oliva Sainz de Aja have been named among Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers by Latinvex, the leading Latin America business news publication.
Lawyers on the list were selected based on a combination of factors, including their track record on major deals and business, prominence of their firm in Latin America, and recent rankings. Latinvex research was based on data provided by the firms, publicly-available data, as well as recognition from third parties such as Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500 and M&A data from Refinitiv.
Rebecca is based in Miami and is Co-Lead of Baker McKenzie's North America Broker-Dealer Regulation Team. She counsels broker-dealers and other financial services clients on structuring and developing their global operations to guide clients through the legal challenges of their international initiatives. She works throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region as well as in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Margarita is based in New York and advises financial institutions and corporations with regard to financing and commercial transactions across Latin America. Margarita serves as chair of the Latin Finance Practice from North America.
The recognitions for Rebecca and Margarita complement the excellent reputation of Baker McKenzie's US-based Latin America Practice. The Latin America Practice serves as a bridge to Baker McKenzie's extensive platform and experience as the largest global law firm in Latin America, with 15 offices in the region. From Miami, Baker McKenzie's practitioners provide cross-market insights for clients doing business in the Americas and beyond.
Scott Brandman, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's New York and Miami offices, added, "These recognitions for Rebecca and Margarita speak to our market-leading capabilities for clients doing business across the Americas. Our team is focused on advancing and growing our Miami-based cross-border and Latin America services, based on strong demand, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service to our clients."