The Legal 500 Latin America ranking 2019

NOTICIA - BOGOTÁ -> 2019-09-13

The Legal 500 Latin America rankings were published and the firm keeps improving its leadership in the practice of Intellectual Property and Labour & Employment.

The firm is proud of keeping the lead in Intellectual Property and is improving its presence in the Labour and Employment practice.

Here we share with you, how LEGAL 500 summarizes the performance, solid knowhow and broad presence in the two practice areas.


Cavelier Abogados is a top firm in the sector where it fields the largest team (44-strong); it is characterised as ‘extremely rigorous and thorough and very approachable’. Key names among the six partners heading the team are Andrés Rincón (‘very knowledgeable and always available’), Edna Sarmiento and Eduardo Varela. Co-ordinator of trade marks and copyright Martha Vanin and head of international affairs Jorge Chávarro also receive praise. The practice is defending Excelec International in a patent infringement claim before the Patent Office whose outcome is likely to set a precedent; and also manages Intercept Pharmaceuticals’ patent portfolio in Latin America and the Caribbean by implementing the patent prosecution highways provided by the US Trade Mark Office and other Latin American patent offices - recent mandates saw the firm file over 20 patent applications under the PCT Treaty in multiple jurisdictions for complex biotechnology-related pharmaceutical inventions. Associate Carolina Vargas is also noted. Clients include Cisco Systems, Nintendo, Reebok and Adidas.

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Cavelier Abogados’ practice provides comprehensive legal advice on strategic issues regarding the management of employees, in particular legal obligations regarding expatriate staff and the updating and maintenance of companies’ obligations as regards health and safety, environmental and workplace quality requirements. Martha Bonett heads a seven-strong team of which Eliana Arellano is also a key member. Clients include Grupo Novum, Dolce Gabbana and Daimler.

Click here to see the full ranking in The Legal 500 website.