CMS Rodríguez-Azuero continues its growth and consolidation as a full-service global firm, with the integration of Bogotá-based law firm, Escobar García Abogados, a boutique specializing in labor, social security and pensions. This full integration was made with a view to continuing growth and providing a better service to all national and international clients.
The entire team of Escobar García Abogados will join the employment & pensions area of CMS Rodríguez-Azuero. Adriana Escobar, who becomes the ninth partner of CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, has over 15 years’ experience in the labor and social security markets. In addition, the team will incorporate two area directors, six lawyers and other administrative and legal staff, making a total of 21 people joining the existing CMS team of almost 50 lawyers.
Juan Camilo Rodríguez, managing partner of CMS Rodríguez-Azuero explained “CMS is one of the top ten global law firms and that is being reflected in the consolidation of our firm in Colombia. Our purpose is to provide legal services with a global perspective, through a thorough knowledge of each market and local specialty. Escobar García Abogados has been one of the labor specialized law firms with greater growth, projection and better client service, which is why it enjoys a well-deserved reputation in the Colombian market. This area is of vital importance for us, since the labor impact has had a significant increase among employers. We are very proud of this integration and we are sure that together we will capture important synergies that will result in greater projections for us and for our clients.”
With the sustained growth both firms have had during 2019, revenue of the combined firm is expected to grow by 60%.