Marta Colomar-Garcia and Marcela Cristina Blanco named as Latinvex Top 100 female lawyers specializing in Latin America

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May 3, 2018 – MIAMI – Latinvex has announced their selection of the top 100 female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms. Diaz Reus is pleased to announce that Administrative Managing Partner Marta Colomar-Garcia and Associate Attorney and head of the Bogota office Marcela Cristina Blanco are among those recognized, earning distinctions for their achievement in the area of litigation and arbitration in Latin America.

“Marta and Marcela are extremely smart attorneys and this award is well deserved,” says Michael Diaz, Jr., Diaz Reus Global Managing Partner. “As we continue to grow our presence in Latin America, with now 11 offices across the region, Marta and Marcela have proven to be key assets for our clients and our law firm.”

Ms. Colomar-Garcia, dual qualified in both the U.S.A. and Spain, brings legal experience in the U.S.A., Spain, and Latin America to her practice, which includes international commercial litigation and arbitration for multinational corporations, sovereign governments, and individuals.

She is recognized for obtaining dismissal of a US $1 billion expropriation lawsuit against a Venezuelan government agency under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and acting as plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel defending eight separate class action lawsuits against Argentina’s $100 billion default of sovereign debt in 2001—Seijas v. Republic of Argentina— in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

Ms. Blanco, licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Colombia, is a skilled adviser and negotiator in international contract disputes, and represents Diaz Reus clients in international and domestic litigation and arbitration in Colombia and the U.S.

She heads the Bogota office and is also knowledgeable and experienced in international business transactions and cross-border disputes and counsels corporate clients in governance, entity formation, and relevant local and international jurisdictional regulations.

For the past three years, she has co-authored the chapter on Business Crime in Colombia for The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

About the Award

This sixth annual ranking looked at nearly 100 law firms and in the end chose 100 attorneys from 58 different firms based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands.

The criteria for Latinvex’ selection was a combination of factors, including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of firm in Latin America and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Thomson Reuters.

The research was based on data provided to Latinvex by the firms, publicly-available data from the firms as well as recognition from third parties such as Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

Latinvex is a daily online news and business publication covering Latin American legal, tech, and energy sectors, also offering in depth analysis of countries, companies, and people on a weekly basis.