Claudia Benavides is a partner at Baker McKenzie. Since 2010, she has headed the dispute resolution practice in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2018, she was appointed chair of the Latin America DR practice and since 2019, Claudia has been the global chair of the firm’s dispute resolution group.
She is also a listed arbitrator of the panel of arbitrators of the Center of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá for both domestic and international arbitration; a listed arbitrator of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center); and a listed arbitrator of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Arbitration Court of Amcham Peru.
A highly regarded expert in transnational litigation and international arbitration, she has over 20 years of extensive experience handling complex litigations and arbitrations related to construction and infrastructure projects, post-acquisition disputes, disputes in the energy sector, distribution and supply agreements, unfair competition, product liability, insolvency and general breach of contract.
Claudia has been ranked by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as an expert in the field of dispute resolution.