Claudia Benavides Galvis
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Claudia is a partner of the Dispute Resolution practice in Baker McKenzie's Bogota office. Since 2010, she heads the Dispute Resolution practice group in Colombia. In 2018 she was named Chair of the Latin-American Dispute Resolution practice group. She has advised and represented foreign and local companies on all aspects of dispute resolution for more than 19 years. She is a highly-regarded expert in transnational litigation, domestic and international arbitration in Colombia. Additionally, she sits at Baker McKenzie's (i) Latin American Dispute Resolution Steering Committee and (ii) Global International Arbitration Steering Committee.
Claudia has been ranked by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as an expert in the field of dispute resolution. According to these publications, the group led by Claudia "'generates absolute confidence’ according to clients who highlight the team’s ‘efficiency, agility and commitment’, ‘broad market knowledge’, and ‘careful follow-up of cases", pointing that "It is led by the ‘expert’ and ‘deeply involved’ Claudia Benavides whose ‘intelligence, diligence and acuity to foresee legal risks’, make her a stand out legal adviser.” Chambers and Partners Latin America notes that "Claudia Ines Benavides Galvis is praised by interviewees for her "wide knowledge of the area, precision and in-depth background" in the field of dispute resolution." She has been ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners' individual ranking and in the "Leading Lawyer" listing by The Legal 500. Also, the prestigious publication Who's Who Legal: Arbitration describes her as one of the world experts in arbitration and Benchmark Litigation featured her in the Top 25 Women in Litigation listing. The team led by Claudia is ranked Tier 1 in the prestigious directory The Legal 500.
Claudia has been actively involved with academia. She regularly speaks in important national and international conferences and she is the author of several articles related to her practice.
Claudia has an extensive experience handling complex litigations and arbitrations related to construction and infrastructure projects, multimillion stock purchase agreements, post-acquisiton disputes, disputes in the energy sector, distribution and supply agreements, insurance, transport, shipping law, unfair competition, product liability, insolvency and breaches of contract.
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Recent Conferences (2015 - 2018)
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