María Paula Dueñas

María Paula Dueñas

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


Maria Paula Dueñas is an associate in the Employment and Compensation Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Bogotá office. She joined the Firm in 2015.

Practice Focus

Maria Paula focuses her practice on general employment advice and labor matters, collective labor law, social security issues, health and safety at work, employment audits, disciplinary proceedings, and day-to-day advice.

Likewise, Maria Paula has experience in proceedings before the Ministry of Work, handling of constitutional actions, and support and legal advice for collective bargaining.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asociación de Egresados Uniandinos
  • Colegio de Abogados del Trabajo


  • Colombia (2017)


  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Magister in Employment and Social Security Law) (2021)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Post-graduate degree in Employment Law) (2019)
  • Universidad de los Andes (Law Degree) (2017)
  • Universidad de los Andes (BA Political Science) (2015)


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Author, "Availability time and its handling in Colombia," Asuntos legales, 2017

  • Author, "Withdrawal of the petition sheet during bargaining," Asuntos legales, 2017

  • Author, "A gender-based analysis of the old-age pension in Colombia," Colegio de Abogados del Trabajo, 2016