Baker McKenzie promotes partners in Argentina and Mexico

Global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced the promotion of two lawyers to partner in its Buenos Aires office, three in Mexico City and one in Ciudad Juárez. The promotions in Latin America take place in parallel to more than 60 promotions worldwide, in addition to lateral hires.

Posted Wednesday, July 21st 2021
Baker McKenzie promotes partners in Argentina and Mexico

“I am very pleased to welcome 95 new partners, both home-grown and lateral, particularly against the backdrop of a global pandemic,” Milton Cheng, Baker McKenzie’s global chair, said.

“This indicates our strategy of nurturing the careers of our people and recruiting the best possible talent to join our firm. It is also notable that our new partners come from offices right across the globe, underscoring our unwavering commitment to being a truly global firm in both our outlook and our presence,” he added.

“We continue to build on key strengths in areas including M&A, PE and in other complex cross border transactions, tax disputes, multi-jurisdictional investigations, and in the digital transformation space, where we have an industry-leading offering that spans our full range of practices."

In Buenos Aires, the firm’s new partners are Santiago Maqueda in the dispute resolution practice and Felipe Graham in the employment and compensation practice.

Santiago focuses his practice mainly on regulatory and public law assessment and complex litigation and arbitration. He has vast knowledge of economic and commerce regulation, especially in price controls and supply-chain issues.

Felipe routinely advises on the full scope of labor and employment issues, including employee compensation and benefits, employment litigation, collective and individual bargaining agreements, executive and mass terminations, shutdowns, local and international executive hiring, discipline procedures, wage and hours issues.

Among the new partners in the Mexico City office are Gabriel Ortiz-Aguilar, in the employment and compensation practice, who is fluent in all aspects of labor law and regularly advises clients on the employment-related issues arising from commercial and corporate transactions.

Also having been promoted to partner in Mexico City are Diego Sanchez-Villarreal and Alfonso Martinez-Bejarano.

Diego is a partner in the firm’s banking & finance practices. With over 15 years’ experience advising on M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, structured finance, and private equity matters, including cross-border transactions, he has extensive experience in banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, iron and steel and oil and gas industries

Alfonso has focused his practice on financial technology (fintech), regulatory compliance and real estate finance, including syndicated loan facilities. He regularly advises both local and foreign fintech companies on regulatory and transactional matters.

In Ciudad Juárez, the Mexican city bordering the state of Texas, Jorge Ambriz-Cuevas has become a partner in the international commerce and trade practice, and who has previously served as director of foreign trade and customs audit in the headquarters of Mexico’s tax authorities SAT, and in the Ministry of Economy’s trade department.