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Claudia Benavides Galvis

Claudia is a partner at Baker McKenzie. Since 2010, she has led the dispute resolution practice in Colombia. In 2018, she was named chair of the DR Latin America practice and since 2019 Claudia has been the global chair of the firm’s dispute resolution group. Claudia is also a listed arbitrator of the panel of arbitrators of the Arbitration Center of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce for national and international arbitration; a listed arbitrator from the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators (Shanghai International Arbitration Center); and an arbitrator registered on the list of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration of Amcham Peru. Claudia is a recognized expert in the field of transnational litigation and international arbitration. She has over 20 years of experience handling complex litigation and arbitration related to construction and infrastructure projects, post-acquisition litigation, energy sector litigation, distribution agreements and procurement, unfair competition, product liability, insolvency and general breach of contract. 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 trust” according to clients who highlight the “efficiency, agility and commitment” of the team, “its broad knowledge of the market” and “the follow-up attentive to cases”, stressing that “It is headed by “the expert” and “deeply involved” Claudia Benavides whose “intelligence, diligence and acumen in foreseeing legal risks” make her an outstanding legal adviser. Chambers and Partners Latin America notes that “Claudia Ines Benavides Galvis is praised by interviewees for her “broad domain knowledge, accuracy and depth of knowledge” in the area of ​​dispute resolution. She has been ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners’ and in the “Leading Lawyer” list by The Legal 500. The prestigious publication Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration describes her as one of the world’s experts in arbitration and Benchmark Litigation. and listed her in the Top 25 Latam Women in Litigation. The team led by Claudia is ranked Tier 1 in the prestigious The Legal 500 directory. In addition, she was recently awarded Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and recognized by such publication as a leader in arbitration, arbitration international and mediation In 2021, Claudia was named Litigation Latin American Lawyer of the Year by Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Americas, and she was added to the Lawdragon Global Litigation 500 list, a distinction reserved for lawyers who “know their way around the global trade battlefields.” Claudia has been actively involved in academia. She regularly speaks at major national and international conferences and is the author of several articles related to her practice.

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