Cuatrecasas strengthens its Bogotá office with the promotion of Juan Carlos Puentes as Finance partner
Cuatrecasas strengthens its presence in Colombia with the promotion of senior associate and lawyer Juan Carlos Puentes
to new partner in the Finance Practice. His promotion is part of the Cuatrecasas commitment to growth and consolidation in the Colombian and Latin American legal sector.
Juan Carlos specializes in advising financial institutions—including multilateral organizations, commercial banks and sponsors—on complex financing transactions of highways, ports and airports, energy projects and other infrastructure projects in Colombia.
He has a Bachelor of Laws and post graduate studies in Tax Law from the University of the Andes
(Bogotá), and a Master of Laws from New York University
. Juan Carlos is admitted to practice law in Colombia and the state of New York, and has worked with leading law firms in Colombia, the United States and Japan.
, Cuatrecasas managing partner in Colombia, said that "the incorporation of Juan Carlos as a Cuatrecasas partner is an event that imbues us with happiness, motivation and gratitude. Gratitude for accepting the challenge of continuing to build a global organization together in which we know his contribution will be invaluable. Motivation because people like Juan Carlos inspire us daily to work tirelessly so that the new generations of lawyers will find an organization in Cuatrecasas where their professional development is limitless. And happiness because the enthusiasm and energy that Juan Carlos instills in everything he does is contagious and is a guarantee for the clients that place their trust in us.”
Since opening, the Bogotá office has grown exponentially in sales and transactions (occupying fifth position according to TTR’s 2021 ranking for Colombia), participating in important projects with high added value and excelling in a complex, highly competitive market. With this promotion, Cuatrecasas continues to position itself as a benchmark law firm in the region.