Promotion round-up: 1 – 8 January 2024

Promotion round-up: 1 - 8 January 2024

As law firms up and down Latin America continue to reward their talent with promotions, here is a round-up of recent appointments from across the region, including at Elite firms Veirano Advogados, Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM) and White & Case LLP.


Starting in the region’s largest economy, Elite firm Veirano Advogados started 2024 by promoting four lawyers to its senior rank. It appointed two new disputes partners – Diego Ruiz and Guilherme D’Aguiar – in addition to a corporate and M&A partner Cintia de Morais Andrade and tax specialist Gustavo Treistman.


Meanwhile, Highly Recommended firm Hogan Lovells (Mexico) has elevated two lawyers to its senior rank. Cecilia Stahlhut becomes the first female partner in the firm’s life sciences practice, whilst Alan Ramírez joins the antitrust partnership.

Fellow Highly Recommended firm Jáuregui y Del Valle, SC bolstered two of its core practice areas by naming four new partners. In the tax group, Josemaria Ferez Gil and Oscar Paz Suarez have been promoted to partner, whilst corporate and M&A duo Luis Rodolfo Flores and Maria Fernanda Acevedo Olguin also joined the partnership.

Chile, Colombia and Peru

Regional firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría welcomed in the new year with five new partners across their Chilean, Colombian and Peruvian offices, in addition to two new directors in Bogotá and Lima. The firm named Juan Sebastián Arias as partner in Colombia, where he works on disputes matters. In Chile, banking and finance practitioner Daniel Parodi joined the partnership along with M&A lawyer Guillermo Vial. Meanwhile, tax lawyer Milagros Pastor and compliance specialist Daniel Ramos became a partner in Peru. Environmental lawyer Ivan Paez was named director in Bogotá, whilst M&A advisor Victor Abad is now a director in Lima.

Another Peruvian firm has appointed new partners for 2024. Elite firm Miranda & Amado elevated labour associate Luis Santa Cruz to its senior rank.


In Buenos Aires, Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen (PAGBAM) named two new female partners – María Carolina Abdelnabe Vila and Lucila Guerrero – in its antitrust and M&A practices, respectively. The Elite firm also appointed two counsel: Alejo Muñoz de Toro in the banking and finance practice, and Matías Nahuel Fuse in the labour group.

Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum announced that it had promoted a senior associate to its partnership, bolstering its intellectual property offering.


In neighbouring Uruguay, the country’s two largest law firms both chose to promote one lawyer each to their respective partnerships. Guyer & Regules appointed labour and disputes associate Santiago Madalena as partner. At fellow Elite firm Ferrere (Uruguay), banking and finance counsel Federico Lemos has joined the partnership.

Other jurisdictions

In some of Latin America’s smaller jurisdictions, leading law firms have also been keen to recognise and reward their talent. Bolivian firm Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados promoted IP director Rodrigo Moreno to the partnership, following a decade as practice head.

Two Ecuadorean firms have recently announced new partners. Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) has boosted four practice areas – infrastructure, M&A, administrative law and disputes – by appointing María Isabel Aillón Vásconez, Andrés Brown Pérez, José David Ortiz Custodio and Patricio Quevedo Vergara to its senior rank. Dentons Paz Horowitz elevated three lawyers – María del Mar Heredia, Gabriel Santelices and Leyre Suárez – to partner, strengthening its corporate, data privacy and disputes groups.


International law firms have also started 2024 by boosting their regional Latin America practice groups. Holland & Knight LLP promoted two lawyers in Miami to its partnership. Vanessa Lopez specialises in Latin American litigation, whilst Daniel Ramos forms part of the firm’s corporate, where he advises clients in cross-border transactions. Fellow US firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP elevated Houston-based Julianne Jaquith to its partnership, boosting its Latin American disputes offering.

In Washington, DC, White & Case LLP elevated Argentine-born Alejandro Martinez de Hoz to counsel. He is a member of the firm’s international arbitration practice group.

A round-up of promotions will be published next Monday. An in-depth analysis of all the promotions that took place across the region at the beginning of this year will be published next month.

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