Holland & Knight has named four new partners

Inés Elvira Vesga and María Juliana Saa in Bogotá and Eugenio Grageda and Leslie Palma in Mexico City have been promoted to partners

Posted Wednesday, September 1st 2021
Holland & Knight has named four new partners

Inés Elvira Vesga, María Juliana Saa, Eugenio Grageda and Leslie Palma

Holland & Knight has appointed four new partners in the firm's Bogotá, Colombia, and Mexico City offices. Inés Elvira Vesga, María Juliana Saa, Eugenio Grageda and Leslie Palma were promoted from senior counsel to partners of the international firm.

"We are very pleased to call them partners and celebrate their achievements. We could not be prouder of them, and we wish them continued success in their new roles,” said Roberto R. Pupo, chair of Holland & Knight's Latin America practice. “Our newly promoted partners have demonstrated considerable talent, excellent client service, leadership and a strong commitment to the firm," added Pupo.

New partners’ profiles

Leslie Palma has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on employment matters in the corporate sector, including on transactions concerning individual and collective bargaining labor procedures. She is also the first female partner to be promoted in the Mexico office.

María Juliana Saa focuses on the areas of corporate services, financial transactions, capital markets and commercial law. She is involved in important project finance and structured finance transactions in Colombia and focuses primarily on energy and infrastructure.

Inés Elvira Vesga, an expert in advising domestic and foreign clients in the oil and gas, energy and natural resources industries, was also promoted. She has more than 18 years of experience advising on corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues, oil and gas projects and other complex corporate negotiations involving petroleum agreements.

Eugenio Grageda focuses on international tax and estate tax planning. He has significant experience in the tax aspects of corporate reorganizations, investment vehicles and financing structures at the domestic and international levels. He also focuses on succession and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals, financial instruments and value-added tax (VAT) matters.

"Congratulations to Inés Elvira, María Juliana, Eugenio and Leslie, each of whom are valuable members of our local practices in Colombia, Mexico and our Latin America practice generally," said Jose Sirven, chair of Holland & Knight's business section.

With these promotions, the firm will have 13 partners in Mexico and 9 in Colombia. Overall, Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice has more than 170 professionals offering a full range of services to clients engaged in business in Latin America.