Spain’s Garrigues has recruited a partner from a leading Colombian law firm to guide its labor practice in the South American country.
Carolina Camacho joins the Garrigues Bogotá office after heading the labor law team at Posse Herrera Ruiz for more than a decade.
Her appointment as an equity partner will be submitted for approval at the firm’s next partners’ meeting, Garrigues said.
The addition of Camacho brings Garrigues’ partner head count in Bogotá to 10. The office also employs more than 50 legal professionals.
“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,” Javier Ybáñez, senior partner of Garrigues and coordinator of the Latin America practice, said in a statement.
Camacho 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 provides advice on labor issues 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, according to the firm.
“Carolina is a consummate professional,” said Jaime Iglesias, the partner in charge of Garrigues’ Bogotá office. “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.”
Posse Herrera Ruiz has been contacted for comment on Camacho’s departure.
Garrigues has been present in Latin America for more than 40 years through alliances with various law firms in the region, and currently has offices in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The international law firm lists on its website 35 partners and more than 100 legal professionals in the region.