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Jaime Trujillo

Partner
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

Jaime Trujillo advises clients on transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals in both public and private acquisitions and divestitures. He was the Acting Global Chair of Baker McKenzie in 2018 and 2019. He was a member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee from 2017 to 2021, the chair of the Firm's Financial Committee and the Latin America region, and the former Managing Partner in Colombia. Between 2013 and 2016, Jaime was the leader of Baker McKenzie's Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Practice Group.

Before becoming a member of the Firm's Executive Committee, Jaime was consecutively ranked as a Band 1 lawyer by Chambers & Partners Latin America and by Chambers & Partners Global between 2011 and 2017.

Practice Focus

For over 25 years, Jaime has advised clients in mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved in transactions involving pipelines, power plants, transportation systems and telecommunications networks, and the privatization of infrastructure in Colombia, Peru and Central America, among others. In the last decade, he has advised on some of the most relevant M&A transactions in Colombia. Jaime advises private equity clients on leveraged buyouts, investments, acquisitions and disposals.

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).

  • Advised the Peruvian government on 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) that invests primarily in real estate assets.

  • Acted for SHV Holdings N.V. in its acquisition of the 43.54 percent not yet owned stake in Makro Colombia, a cash and carry wholesaler in 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., a Colombian air cargo company, in the sale of the company to Avianca, the Colombian flagship carrier.

Professional Honors

  • Band 1, Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global, 2011-2017
  • Band 1, Corporate/M&A, Chambers Latin America, 2009-2017
  • Leading lawyer, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500, 2013-2020

Admissions

  • Colombia (1988)

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish