Lawyer Jaime Vargas, with over 30 years of experience, joins Cuatrecasas Bogotá office as new partner in Tax Practice
At its Extraordinary Partners Meeting held today in Barcelona, Cuatrecasas ratified the appointment of Jaime Vargas as a tax partner in its Bogotá office. His hiring reaffirms the firm’s commitment to consolidating its position as a leader in the legal sector in Colombia and in Latin America.
With a Bachelor of Laws from Universidad Externado de Colombia, and specializing in tax from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Jaime Vargas has over 30 years of experience as a tax advisor, particularly advising on M&A transactions, national and international tax planning, wealth management and taxes applied to sectors such as energy, gas and oil.
He also lectures on tax law at Universidad Externado de Colombia and is chair of the Academic Committee of the Colombian Institute of Tax Law. Due to his expertise in tax, he is frequently mentioned in specialized publications as a leading tax lawyer in Colombia.
The new partner commented the following about his hiring: “I was drawn to Cuatrecasas based on its dynamic approach, the quality of its lawyers, its focus on meeting client needs and the top-quality recommendations. It has achieved this by attracting both young and experienced professionals with high-quality technical and personal skills, as well as placing importance on their wellbeing and growth. There is an energizing atmosphere at the firm, excellent connection between teams, as well as dedication and enthusiasm. I cannot think of a better place to continue developing my professional practice, where the focus is on what I like: the creation of teams with the capacity necessary to propose practical added-value solutions to our clients’ challenges, based on an understanding of their businesses and of the characteristics of the industries they operate in and, of course, based on their extensive tax knowledge. I am happy to have taken this step and very grateful to my partners for their warm welcome.”
Manuel Quinche, managing director of the Cuatrecasas Bogotá office stated: “We are very proud to have Jaime Vargas as a partner. A tax lawyer with an extensive background, he has become a leading lawyer in his field both in Colombia and abroad. Jaime’s hiring is consistent with our regional expansion strategy and our objective of guaranteeing our clients that their matters are in the hands of expert lawyers that are leaders in their fields.”