Jaime Trujillo

Jaime Trujillo Caicedo


For over 30 years, Jaime Trujillo has advised clients on transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals in both public and private acquisitions and divestitures. He has been involved in major transactions for the purchase and sale (including privatization) of infrastructure (pipelines, power plants, transportation systems and telecommunications networks) in Colombia, Peru and Central America, among others. Jaime has played a meaningful role in some of the most relevant M&A transactions in Colombia's recent past.

He has also played a significant role in the leadership of Baker McKenzie, as the Firm's Acting Global Chair (2018-2019), a member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee, the chair of its Latin American Regional Council and its Financial Committee (2017-2021), the  Managing Partner in Colombia (2011-2017), and the leader of Baker McKenzie's Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Practice Group (2013-2016).

Jaime has been ranked in Band 1 in M&A/Corporate by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 several times and is currently in Legal 500's Colombian "Hall of Fame".

Jaime has been a member of the board of directors of the Colombian subsidiary of a major international bank, the chairman of the Colombian Chamber of Law Firms (Cámara de Servicios Legales – ANDI), the chairman of the board of governors of one of the most reputable international schools in Bogotá and a member of the board (committee) of the Vance Center for International Justice in New York.

He helped establish Baker McKenzie's Latin American pro bono practice and is the pro bono partner in Baker McKenzie's Colombia office.

Practice Focus

Jaime concentrates on private and public mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance as well as general corporate matters. He represents buyers, sellers and their financial advisers in a wide variety of transactions involving Colombia and the broader Latin American region. He specializes in cross border transactions involving targets with operations across the Andean region and Central America, in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for Brookfield Asset Management in its acquisition of Electrificadora de Boyacá S.A.
  • Acted for Brookfield Asset Management in its acquisition of Vanti (Gas Natural Colombia).
  • Acted for Ecopetrol S.A. in its acquisition of a majority stake in Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. (ISA).
  • Acted for Sanofi in its sale of Genfar (Sanofi's generics business in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador) to Eurofarma Laboratorios.
  • Advised the Peruvian government in the privatization of its telecommunication companies, the Nicaraguan government on the privatization of its power generation and distribution companies, and the Colombian government on the privatization of power generation assets.
  • Acted for Brookfield Asset Management in the creation of a Colombian infrastructure private equity fund.
  • Acted for Enbridge International Inc. in the divestment of Enbridge's indirect 24.7 percent stake in Oleoducto Central S.A.
  • Acted for Public Sector Pension Investment Board in its investment in a Colombian private equity fund (Fondo de Capital Privado Fondo Inmobiliario Colombia).
  • Acted for SHV Holdings N.V. in its acquisition of the 43.54 percent not yet owned stake in Makro Colombia.
  • Acted for BOC Holdings in the sale of its 73.95 percent stake in Gases Industriales de Colombia S.A. (Cryogas) to Indura S.A.
  • Acted for Martinair Holland N.V. and other shareholders of Tampa Cargo S.A., in the sale of the company to Avianca, the Colombian flagship carrier.
  • Acted for BellSouth International in its acquisition of Celumovil, a Colombian cellular operator.
  • Acted for BellSouth International in the sale of its Latin American operations to Telefonica Internacional.
  • Acted for Telefonica Internacional in its acquisition of Colombia Telecomunicaciones.

Professional Honors

  • Hall of Fame, Corporate / M&A, Legal 500, 2023–2024
  • Market Leader, M&A, IFLR 1000, 2019–2022
  • Excellent, Corporate / M&A, Leaders League, 2024
  • Excellent, Banking and Finance, Leaders League, 2024
  • Band 1, Corporate / M&A, Chambers Global, 2011–2017
  • Band 1, Corporate / M&A, Chambers Latin America, 2009–2017


  • Colombia (1988)


  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. International Business Law) (1994)
  • Universidad de los Andes (J.D.) (1988)


  • English
  • Spanish

Firm Committee Memberships

  • Acting Global Chair of Baker McKenzie (2018-2019)
  • Member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee (2017-2021)
  • Chair of the Firm's Financial Committee and the Latin America region (2017-2021)
  • Managing Partner in Colombia (2010-2017)
  • Leader of Baker McKenzie's Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Practice Group (2013-2016)