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Carolina Pardo

María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar

Partner
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

Carolina Pardo is a lawyer and specialist in International Contract Law graduated from Universidad de los Andes. She obtained a LL.M. with specialization in International Private Law and Competition Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Over 20 years, she has advised major national and international clients on matters related to compliance with data protection, competition and consumer law rules. She has also successfully coordinated and prepared proposals for submission to national authorities on behalf of major industrial groups in Colombia.

She has been recognized by Chambers Latin America as leader in the Competition ranking in Colombia, and the practice group headed by her has been ranked first for two consecutive years.

She joined Baker McKenzie in 1994, and currently serves as international partner and heads the Competition, IT and Consumer Law practice group. Additionally, she is an active member of the steering committee of the Latin American Competition, Compliance and IT practice groups of Baker McKenzie.

Practice Focus

Carolina has more than 20 years' experience in Competition Law, and her practice focuses mainly on antitrust regulations, M&A, IT and privacy matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted as a member of the legal team that advised the Peruvian government on the privatization of ports and airports in Peru.

  • Advised clients such as Bellsouth Corporation, Fonterra, Avery Dennison Corporation, Bridgestone/Firestone, Smithkline Beecham S.A, Monsanto Company, Sanofi, Pfizer, BASF Química, Sumitomo Corporation, Alcoa and Syngenta, in connection with merger procedures in Colombia.

  • Advised major companies such as MasterCard, Mattel, Astra Zeneca and Syngenta on regulatory and competition matters.

  • Advises Boston Scientific on a permanent basis.

Professional Honors

  • Leading Lawyer in Competition for Colombia, Chambers Latin America

Admissions

  • Colombia (1995)

Education

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. International Law) (2001)
  • Los Andes University (Master's Degree International Contracts) (1997)
  • University de Los Andes (J.D.) (1995)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Author, Colombian chapter in "Merger Notification Handbook," Cameron, May 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003