Cristina Mejia

Associate
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

Cristina Mejia is a member of the Firm's Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Bogota. She has more than 10 years of experience in domestic and international arbitration and litigation, representing and advising local and international clients from the infrastructure, financial, oil, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Ms. Mejia worked for various local firms and served as the head of the litigation department in Coca-Cola Femsa. She was also a professor at various universities including Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de los Andes, and Universidad del Bosque where she taught Roman Law, Commercial Law and Civil Procedure.

Practice Focus

Ms. Mejia has broad experience in domestic and international arbitration and in commercial, civil and administrative litigation before Colombian courts. Her practice focuses on disputes arising from infrastructure projects, shareholders agreements, disputes arising after or during a merger or acquisition, and in contractual liability disputes in distribution contracts, agency and representation agreements, construction contracts, trusts and contracts for the purchase of oil assets. Ms. Mejia also has experience in representing clients before disputes boards and in the negotiation of settlement agreements before or during the court procedures and in the assessment of risks in current or potential litigation matters.

Admissions

  • New York~United States (2014)
  • Colombia (2007)

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law (LL.M. Corporate Law Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (2012)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Faculty of Law (Degree Corporate Law) (2008)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Faculty of Law (Law Degree) (2007)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish