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Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has been named Regional South America Practice of the Year for the second consecutive year in the Chambers Latin America Awards 2020. Estudio Echecopar, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Peru, was also awarded the Chambers Client Service Award for Peru, recognizing the caliber of the Firm’s services throughout the region.

Chambers Latin America utilizes information gathered from key practice areas, exceptional client service, and impressive strategic growth to determine the winners of the awards.

Jaime Trujillo, Chair of Baker McKenzie for Latin America, explained, “It is such an honor to have won this award for the second consecutive year. It is a testament to the quality of work that can be found throughout the Baker McKenzie Latin America offices and the trust our clients place in us to help them solve their business challenges.” He continued, “We are the first law firm in Latin America to operate as a truly regional firm. With more than 60 years of experience advising startups, global conglomerates and multinationals on navigating legal and business challenges in the region, we are a leading transactional and full service firm. Throughout the year, we have leaned even further into our commitment to innovation, diversity and inclusion, and pro-bono efforts through programs like Youth Rights Resource Compass and the Legal Atlas for Street Youth, all adding to our success. I’m extremely proud of the Firm and look forward to continuing to provide industry-focused solutions for our clients through this challenging pandemic period and beyond.”

Pablo Berckholtz, Managing Partner of Estudio Echecopar in Peru stated, “Earning this recognition is a significant achievement for our office, and speaks to the depth and breadth of our offerings in the region. We are very pleased to have received this award and we remain committed to delivering the highest quality service to our clients.”

Baker McKenzie reaffirmed its position as Latin America’s most-ranked law firm in the 2021 edition of Chambers Latin America, with 82 practice areas and 152 individual lawyers receiving recognition. More than half of the Firm’s rankings are in the coveted Band 1 and Band 2 categories of the independent legal directory, a testament to the Firm’s unique structure and capacity to adapt to constantly changing legal environments.

With offices in Argentina, Brazil*, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, Baker McKenzie has been Latin America’s go-to law firm for sophisticated industry insights since becoming the first international law firm to establish an office in the region in 1955.

* Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm in a cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie


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