Press Release
April 2, 2019

Holland & Knight Welcomes Three Prominent Women Attorneys in Bogotá

Leer en Español: Holland & Knight recibe a tres destacadas abogadas en Bogotá

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (April 2, 2019) – Prominent attorneys Carolina Arciniegas, Isabella Gandini and Inés Elvira Vesga have joined Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office as senior counsel. Ms. Arciniegas previously worked as an in-house counsel, Ms. Gandini and Ms. Vesga worked with Norton Rose Fulbright Colombia.

“All three attorneys have exceptional legal pedigrees and bring great strengths to our office,” said Enrique Gomez-Pinzón, executive partner of Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office. “Carolina, Isabella and Inés will help us expand our services in financial, corporate, energy and employment areas, and assist with the large number of client engagements we are currently handling.”

Carolina Arciniegas focuses her practice on the areas of corporate services, financial law, capital markets and banking law. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, she was general counsel for the global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline and a multinational alcoholic beverage company Diageo. Ms. Arciniegas has 20 years of experience in international financial transactions, advising banks, multilaterals, underwriters and debtors in the structuring of syndicated loans, aircraft financing, bond issuances and project finance transactions. She also is well-versed in performing due diligence on projects for the financial sector as part of major acquisitions in Colombia. She has been recognized by Chambers Global and on the Legal 500 Power List for Colombia.

Isabella Gandini joins Holland & Knight from Norton Rose Fulbright Colombia, where she was head of the labor and employment practice. She has more than 17 years of extensive experience supporting foreign and domestic companies in labor matters such as the hiring and termination processes, due diligence processes, expatriates, private settlement agreements with employees and conciliations before the labor authorities, collective bargaining and unions, social security, immigration matters and others. She is recognized by Chambers Global as a leading practitioner in her field.

Inés Elvira Vesga joins Holland & Knight from Norton Rose Fulbright Colombia, where she was the head of the oil and gas practice. She is well-versed in advising national and foreign clients in the oil and gas, energy and natural resources industries. Ms. Vesga has more than 15 years of experience advising on regulatory issues, oil and gas projects, and other complex corporate negotiations involving petroleum agreements. She is recognized by Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Latin America as a leading attorney in her area.

Established in 2012, Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office now has about 50 attorneys practicing predominantly in the areas of energy and environmental law, corporate/M&A, tax, labor and employment, antitrust, intellectual property, international trade, litigation, local and international arbitration, and government relations.

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