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Monday, 01 July 2019 16:55

Baker McKenzie promotes two Latin American lawyers to global leadership roles

Baker McKenzie has announced the promotion of two of its most eminent Latin American lawyers to global leader of their practice group, in Chile and Colombia.

antonio ortuzar baker mckenzieAntonio Ortúzar Jr. (pictured), managing partner of the firm’s Chile office and head of the office’s mining practice group, was named leader of the firm’s Global Mining group.

Ortúzar has worked with mining clients on every stage of their projects and has been at the forefront of legal services in the sector for over two decades

Claudia Benavides, who currently heads the Latin America dispute resolution group at Baker McKenzie in Bogotá, has been named chair of the Global Dispute Resolution Group, and is the first female to lead this group at the firm. 

Benavides repeatedly counsels clients in multi-million dollar cross-border arbitration disputes across several sectors.