Press Release
October 27, 2021

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

MIAMI (October 27, 2021) – 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 2022 edition. The firm earned 27 practice rankings and 17 lawyers received recognition in the guide, earning the titles of "Leading Lawyer," "Next Generation Partner" 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


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


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

Leading Lawyers

Enrique Gómez-Pinzón (Colombia) – arbitration, corporate/M&A

Guillermo Uribe (Mexico) – capital markets

Claudio Rodríguez (Mexico) – energy and natural resources

Luis Rubio (Mexico) – international trade and customs, TMT

Gabriel Ruiz (Mexico) – energy and natural resources

Vicente Umaña Carrizosa (Colombia) – labor and employment

José Vicente Zapata (Colombia) – environment, energy and natural resources, litigation

Alberto Zuleta (Colombia) – arbitration, litigation

Next Generation Partners

Adrián Gay Lasa (Mexico) – real estate

Rodolfo Rueda (Mexico) – energy and natural resources, projects and infrastructure

Lucas Saffon-López (Colombia) – corporate/M&A

Carlos Véjar (Mexico) – international trade and customs, arbitration

Rising Stars

Juan Casallas (Colombia) – litigation, public law

Laura Güemes Cambras (New York/International) – banking and finance

Aldo González Melo (Mexico) – energy and natural resources, projects and infrastructure

Juliana Saa (Colombia) – banking and finance

Inés Elvira Vesga (Colombia) – energy and natural resources

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 commercial law firms across key jurisdictions in the region (as well as those involved in international practice) across all relevant practice areas.

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