Garrigues hires Carolina Camacho as partner to head the labor practice in Colombia

Colombia - 

Carolina Camacho, Garrigues’ new partner.

The firm continues to bolster its Latin American offering with the addition of a new partner, Carolina Camacho, who will take charge of the labor law department in Bogotá.

Carolina Camacho joins the Garrigues Bogotá office after heading two major labor law teams at some of the most prestigious Colombian firms. With this new hire, the Garrigues Bogotá office now boasts 10 partners and over 50 professionals. Carolina’s appointment as an equity partner will be submitted to the next Partners’ Meeting.

Garrigues’ new partner has more than two decades of experience leading advisory services for Colombian and international companies in the areas of labor, social security and immigration law. She is a respected labor and employment lawyer and is highly ranked by the most prestigious legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. She provides expert advice on labor aspects deriving from liquidation processes, business restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, labor due diligence reviews, collective labor issues, immigration procedures and social security contributions, as well as advising companies on day-to-day labor matters and representing them in labor lawsuits.

On her joining the firm, Carolina Camacho affirmed “it is an honor and a privilege to join a firm as prestigious as Garrigues, which has such institutional and global strength, multidisciplinary capacity and experience, history and reputation in the provision of legal services.”

In turn, Jaime Iglesias, the partner in charge of the Bogotá office, stated: “Carolina is a consummate professional. Her arrival furthers our goal of continuing to strengthen our team with the best professionals and consolidate our position as a leading provider of business law advice in the Latin American market.”

Javier Ybáñez, senior partner of Garrigues and coordinator of the Latin American practice, added that “bringing on board someone with Carolina’s profile is a key part of our strategy to establish Garrigues’ labor practice as a benchmark in the region, and further proof of our commitment and leadership in Colombia and Latin America.”