CMS Rodríguez-Azuero has appointed Lorenzo Villegas-Carrasquilla as partner in the technology, media & communications (TMC) and competition teams, and will co-heads together with Carolina Arenas, the dispute resolution area
Villegas-Carrasquilla has more than 18 years’ experience advising both national and international clients in data protection and privacy, technology, internet and telecommunications matters. He assisted companies such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris and was chairman and commissioner of the Regulatory Telecommunications Commission in Colombia. He also directed his own law firm, Lorenzo Villegas Consultores, for over eight years, advising in different industry sectors.
He has a broad range of experience in telecommunications and internet law, where he advises on disruptive technologies, big data, artificial intelligence, start-ups and regulatory issues, as well as on the implementation of data protection law in Colombia.
He is a graduate of the University of los Andes and holds a master’s degrees in constitutional law and in economic public law from Université Paris II.
This appointment is the latest in a series of recent developments at the firm. At the beginning of 2017, the firm announced a merger with CMS, one of the ten most important global law firms in the world, which has more than 4,500 lawyers and is present in 42 countries, including Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil.
In November 2017, Jacques Simhon joined as partner and inaugurated the corporate criminal law area with his team and Carolina Arenas was promoted to partner in charge of the dispute resolution and commercial law areas. In the first semester of 2018, Karl Mutter joined as partner and inaugurated the sanitary regulation and intellectual property practices with his team. Likewise, Natalia Guerrero joined as partner, leading the tax law area.
The firm offers a combination of expertise in a wide range of law and tax matters, such as banking & finance, commercial, competition, corporate/M&A, employment & pensions, dispute resolution, public procurement, real estate & construction, tax, compliance, corporate criminal law, intellectual property, sanitary regulation, technology, media & communications (TMC), consumer products, funds, hotels & leisure, infrastructure & projects, insurance, private equity, energy, and life sciences & healthcare.