- Affinitas is the strongest legal services alliance in the region, composed of the law firms Barros & Errázuriz from Chile; Gómez-Pinzón from Colombia; Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes from Mexico; and Miranda & Amado from Peru.
- Marcelo Armas has over 30 years of experience in the legal sector and recently served as a partner at the Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría firm in Chile.
Lima, September 25, 2023. Marcelo Armas, a Chilean lawyer with recognized prestige in the Latin American legal sector, will take office as of October 1 as the new Chair of Affinitas, the most robust legal services alliance in the region, made up of Barros & Errázuriz studies from Chile; Gómez-Pinzón from Colombia; Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes and Fuentes of Mexico; and Miranda & Amado from Peru.
Marcelo worked for 33 years at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, where he also served as Regional Co-President from 2018 to 2020. This lawyer, an expert in banking, financial, and capital markets law, has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top lawyers in Latin America in the legal rankings of Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR, and others.
“It will be an honor to lead Affinitas and continue working for this legal services proposal that has brought together these four leading law firms in their respective markets for nearly 20 years. The alliance has allowed them to offer legal advice with the same level of excellence, efficiently and collaboratively to their clients, which is the hallmark of Affinitas,” stated Marcelo Armas.
The new Chair will replace Juan Luis Avendaño, partner at the Miranda & Amado law firm in Peru, who has served in this role for 5 years.
“With this appointment, the Affinitas Management Committee takes another step towards consolidating the alliance as a key player in the provision of legal services in Latin America, particularly focused on the Pacific axis,” added Juan Luis Avendaño.
Affinitas was established in 2004 and now has more than 470 lawyers in 21 areas of business law. The regional alliance is composed of the law firms Barros & Errázuriz (Chile); Gómez-Pinzón (Colombia); Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes (Mexico); and Miranda & Amado from (Peru), all leaders in their respective countries and recognized by various national and international publications for their track record.