Ricardo Trejos

Ricardo Trejos Robledo

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


Ricardo joined Baker McKenzie in 2003 as part of the Disputes Resolution Practice Group. In 2008 he joined the Corporate Law Practice Group, mainly focusing on structured credit transactions, mergers and acquisitions and private equity fund formation.

In 2015 he assumed the position of director of the banking and finance practice of Baker McKenzie in Colombia.

Ricardo was also visiting attorney at the Baker McKenzie Chicago office during the second semester of 2015.

He has advised clients such as PayPal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Brookfield Asset Management, Altra Investments and Scotiabank Colpatria and Bonus Banca de Inversión.

He is currently a member of the steering committees of the Banking and Capital Markets Practice Groups and of the Private Equity Subcommittee of Baker McKenzie for Latin America.

Practice Focus

Ricardo's main practice areas are structured finance (mainly project finance and acquisition finance), debt capital markets, private equity funds formation and financial regulation.

In terms of acquisition financing, he has advised in operations exceeding USD 1,500,000,000 in the last two years.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised an international group of financial services in obtaining a license to handle the securities trading system in Colombia through their local affiliate.
  • Advised The Bank of Nova Scotia and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in a loan for USD 750,000,000 to finance the acquisition of a controlling interest in Isagen by Brookfield Renewable Energy.
  • Advised J.P. Morgan in the financing of an acquisition of a majority interest in a Colombian private equity fund.
  • Advised Gas Natural S.A. E.S.P. in the authorization of a bonds issuance for COP 500,000,000,000 (approximately USD 150,000,000).
  • Advised Bonus Banca de Inversión as arranger of a credit facility $ 600,000,000,000 (approximately USD 200,000,000) granted by Bancolombia S.A. and the FDN in favor of the District Infrastructure Agency of Barranquilla.

Professional Honors

  • Up and Coming, Banking & Finance, Chambers Global and Latin America (2023)
  • Up and Coming, Capital Markets, Chambers Global and Latin America (2023)
  • Next Generation Partner in Banking & Finance, The Legal 500 (2023)
  • Next Generation Partner in Capital Markets, The Legal 500 (2023)
  • Latin Lawyer - LACCA Approved, Banking & Finance (2021)

A few client testimonials:

Ricardo Trejos Robledo is rated for his work in syndicated lending and project finance. A client comments that "he is very accessible and specialised in managing these kinds of transactions."

Up-and-coming partner and co-head of department Ricardo Trejos Robledo of Baker McKenzie comes into the ranking this year in light of his sought-after expertise on debt capital markets and financial regulation in Colombia. A client says: "Ricardo Trejos Robledo knows how the business works and is skilled at solving problems and proposing solutions."


  • Colombia (2004)


  • University of Chicago Law School (LLM) (2010)
  • Universidad de los Andes (Graduate Studies Banking and Financial Law) (2007)
  • Universidad Sergio Arboleda (JD) (2004)


  • English
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Chicago

Ricardo has been a professor of private law in the School of Law of Universidad Sergio Arboleda, professor of the course on obligations (contracts and torts).

Ricardo was also lecturer in commercial law at the Graduate Studies Program (especialización) at the Law School of the Universidad de Caldas.