Affinitas firms shortlisted in Chambers Latin America Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce that all four Affinitas member firms have been shortlisted in six categories at the Chambers Latin America Awards 2022 and Chambers D&I Awards: Latin America  2022.

The awards recognize firms’ pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the region and reflect achievements over the past year, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service.

The team that works was shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Chile Firm of the Year | Barros & Errázuriz
  • Colombia Firm of the Year | Gómez-Pinzón
  • Mexico Firm of the Year | Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes
  • Peru Firm of the Year | Miranda & Amado
  • Pro Bono: Outstanding Firm | Gómez-Pinzón | Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Firm | Gómez-Pinzón | Miranda & Amado

In addition, two Affinitas lawyers have been named finalists for individual awards at the Chambers D&I Awards: Latin America 2022:

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution | Lorenza Langarica
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Future Leader | Valeria Osorio

Winners will be announced at an award ceremony taking place in Miami on Friday 28th October 2022. To view the complete shortlist, please visit Chambers & Partners.

Diversity Initiative of the Year Award: Gómez-Pinzón’s extended paternity leave

Latin Lawyer speaks to Gómez-Pinzón partners Natalia García Arenas and Paula Samper Salazar about the firm’s decision to allocate up to four weeks of paternity leave – 20 days more than stipulated by Colombian law. The extended paternity leave policy wins this year’s Diversity Initiative of the Year Award.

Gómez-Pinzón introduced extended paternity leave in February 2020. Employees that have worked at the firm for over two years can now apply for up to 28 days of paternity leave at any time within the first year of having or adopting a child. It is understood that Gómez-Pinzón is the first law firm in Colombia to introduce an initiative like this.

For more information, click here.

Líder Legal interview on Diversity & Inclusion

Líder Legal interviewed Angela Natalia García Arenas, partner at Gómez-Pinzón, and Sonia González, associate at Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, S.C., who together with other experts in the region, discussed how to build systems that equalize opportunities for women compared to men, as well as the five challenges that Latin America faces to achieve real equality. To access the interview, click here: