Maria Cecilia Reyes Jaimes

Maria Cecilia Reyes Jaimes

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


Maria Cecilia is a partner in Baker McKenzie Colombia's Labor and Immigration practice. She is involved in social security and immigration matters, and focuses on pension issues, expatriates, compensation and benefits, and negotiations. She joined the Firm in 2005 as a student in the Labor practice group.

Practice Focus

Maria Cecilia routinely advises on general labor law matters, employment aspects of transactions and non -transactional projects, social security matters, labor agreements, advisory on payroll benefits, promotion in collective labor agreements for massive workers' terminations, advisory on workers' transfer, the labor aspects of mergers and acquisitions, liquidation of companies, labor audits, and health and safety matters.

Maria Cecilia's focus are the following industries: Consumer Goods & Retail, Financial Institutions and Technology, Media & Telecoms.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on transaction and employer substitution, integration and transfer of employees.

  • Counseled on collective termination of employment contracts and settlement agreements in the construction and aviation industries.

  • Advised clients from the oil and gas industry on special structuring of salaries and compensation of employees as well as employees of contractors in this industry.

  • Participated in the negotiation process between a company of the energy market and an oil and gas industry union in order to reach an agreement and avoid a cease of activities by unionized employees.

  • Participated in consultancy on immigration issues to Lemcon, National Oilwell Varco, Johnson & Johnson, and John Crane Colombia S.A.

Professional Honors

  • Rising Star, Labour and Employment, Legal 500 Latin America, 2023
  • Associates to Watch, Labour and Employment, Chambers Latin America, 2023

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asociación de Egresados de la Universidad de los Andes - Member
  • Colegio de Abogados del Trabajo - Member


  • Colombia (2005)


  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Post Graduate Degree Social Security Law) (2008)
  • Universidad de los Andes (JD) (2005)


  • English
  • Spanish

Co-author, Employment Law Trends and Hot Topics in Latin America

Author, Various articles on Colombian Law Labor, Legal Review Latin America

Speaker, Monitor of module of "Individual Labor Law II, on the undergraduate program of Law of the Labor Law Department of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana