Press Release
September 12, 2019

Holland & Knight Earns Multiple Top Rankings in The Legal 500 Latin America Edition

MIAMI (September 12, 2019) – Holland & Knight is recommended as one of the top international law firms in Latin America, including Colombia and Mexico, in The Legal 500 Latin America 2019 edition. Forty-five lawyers received recognition in the guide, with 10 partners earning the titles of "Leading Lawyer" or "Rising Star."

The guide recommends the following Holland & Knight practices and individuals:

Latin America International Firms

  • international arbitration
  • banking and finance
  • capital markets
  • corporate/M&A
  • projects and energy

Colombia

  • arbitration
  • banking and finance
  • competition and antitrust
  • corporate/M&A
  • energy and natural resources
  • intellectual property
  • labor and employment
  • litigation
  • projects and infrastructure
  • tax

Mexico

  • banking and finance
  • capital markets
  • corporate/M&A
  • dispute resolution
  • energy and natural resources
  • international trade and customs
  • projects and infrastructure
  • real estate
  • technology, media and telecom (TMT)
  • tax

Leading Lawyers

Octavio Lecona (Mexico) – TMT
Danilo Romero (Colombia) – intellectual property
Luis Rubio (Mexico) – TMT
Guillermo Uribe (Mexico) – capital markets
José Vicente Zapata (Colombia) – energy and natural resources
Alberto Zuleta (Colombia) – litigation

Rising Stars

Isabella Gandini (Colombia) – labor and employment
Adrián Gay (Mexico) – capital markets
Eugenio Grageda (Mexico) – tax
Inés Elvira Vesga (Colombia) – energy and natural resources

Recognized Lawyers

Carolina Arciniegas (Colombia) – banking and finance
Peter Baumgaertner (U.S.) – banking and finance; capital markets; corporate M&A
Brian Briz (U.S.) – international arbitration
Daniel Brown (U.S.) – banking and finance
Juan Casallas (Colombia) – litigation
Carolina Castro (Colombia) – labor and employment
Stephen Double (U.S.) – banking and finance; capital markets
Phillip Durham (U.S.) -- banking and finance
Selene Espinosa (Mexico) – banking and finance; real estate; projects and infrastructure
Daniel Fajardo (Colombia) - litigation
Salvador Fonseca (Mexico) – dispute resolution; international arbitration
Isabella Gandini (Colombia) – labor and employment
Camilo García (Colombia) - labor and employment
Adrián Gay (Mexico) – banking and finance; capital markets; real estate
Enrique Gómez-Pinzón (Colombia) – banking and finance; corporate M&A; projects; litigation; arbitration
Aldo Gonzalez Melo (Mexico) – banking and finance
Jorge González Carlini (Mexico) – capital markets; real estate
Eugenio Grageda (Mexico) – tax
Adolfo Jiménez (U.S.) – international arbitration
Alejandro Landa (Mexico) – banking and finance; capital markets; corporate M&A; projects and infrastructure
Octavio Lecona (Mexico) – capital markets; TMT
Blanca Luévano (Mexico) – international trade and customs; TMT
George Mencio (U.S.) – corporate M&A
Carlos Ochoa (Mexico) – energy and natural resources; projects and infrastructure
Josafat Paredes (Mexico) – international trade and customs
José Antonio Prado (Mexico) – energy and natural resources
Roberto Pupo (U.S.) – corporate M&A
Norberto Quintana (U.S./Colombia) – banking and finance; capital markets; projects and infrastructure; projects and energy
Danilo Romero (Colombia) – competition and antitrust; corporate M&A; intellectual property
Gerardo Rotzinger (Mexico) – banking and finance
Luis Rubio Barnetche (Mexico) – corporate M&A; international trade and customs; TMT; international arbitration
Juliana Saa (Colombia) – banking and finance
Lucas Saffon-López (Colombia) – corporate M&A
Santiago Soldevilla (Mexico) – capital markets
Margarita Solorza (Colombia) – energy and natural resources
Adrian Talamantes (U.S.) – corporate M&A; projects and energy
Vicente Umaña (Colombia) – labor and employment
Guillermo Uribe (Mexico) – banking and finance; capital markets; real estate
Juan Carlos Valencia (Colombia) – tax
Carlos Vejar (Mexico) – dispute resolution; international trade and customs
Inés Elvira Vesga (Colombia) – energy and natural resources
José Luis Villareal (Mexico) – banking and finance
Frank Vivero (U.S.) – banking and finance
José Vicente Zapata (Colombia) – corporate M&A; energy and natural resources; litigation
Alberto Zuleta (Colombia) – competition and antitrust; litigation; arbitration

The Legal 500 Latin America is an authoritative guide to Latin America's leading law firms, relied upon by thousands of professionals in the legal marketplace. It provides a detailed qualitative review of more than 600 commercial law firms across 18 key jurisdictions in the region (as well as those involved in international practice) across all relevant practice areas.

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