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Joshua Daza

Joshua Daza

Associate
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

Joshua E. Daza is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes and an associate at Baker McKenzie's Banking & Finance / Energy, Mining & Infrastructure practice groups. He joined the firm in 2019, initially, in the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice.

Joshua was a constitutional law researcher while studying at Universidad de los Andes. He participated in the preparation of the recently published book "Trans Rights and Wrongs" about comparative law on trans persons' rights. He also contributed significantly to an upcoming publication "Professional Legal Ethics in Latin America".

Practice Focus

Joshua regularly advises banks and debtors in cross-border finance operations, such as acquisition finance and M&A. He has significant experience in securities issuance.

Joshua's practice regularly covers all aspects of corporate finances, focused on international indebtedness and capital markets. He has also advised, negotiated and drafted collateral structures.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised the Bank of Nova Scotia in the acquisition finance of Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Barranquilla of I Squared Capital from Southern Cross by an amount of COP 450 billion.
  • Advised Ultracem S.A.S. in the first ever ordinary bonds issuing by a simplified stock company and the first issuing backed by the National Guarantees Fund (FNG).
  • Advised Ecopetrol in a credit facility for USD 4.5 billion.

Professional Honors

Ciro Angarita Scholarship, Universidad de los Andes (2019)

Corporate Responsibility

  • He was part of the team that organized the international Children's Rights Moot Court competition, which was jointly organized by Baker McKenzie and the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Advised the LGBTQ rights foundation "It Gets Better" in the development of a personal data policy for minors seeking advice and education regarding their sexual orientation.
  • Advised the migrant rights foundation "Art for Impact" in the review of intellectual property documents and preparation of copyright contracts for educational audiovisual works carried out by the foundation.
  • Advised on the formalization of undertakings within the framework of the "Pazificar" project in which legal advice is offered to peace undertakings founded by ex-combatants, military, social leaders and people related to the process of substitution of crops in the regions of the country.

Admissions

  • Colombia (2021)

Education

  • Universidad de los Andes (Law Degree) (2021)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Moderator, "Trans Rights and Damages: a comparative and situated view", CIJUS Seminar, August 2020
  • Presenter, "Trade secrets: corporate secrets and dimensions of intellectual property", British-Colombo Chamber of Commerce, May 2021