Mazars in Medellin: An integration that allows us to continue to grow

Ignacio Sanín Bernal & Cía joins the Mazars international association!

We are pleased to announce that, as of January 2022, Ignacio Sanín Bernal & Cía, under the leadership of Juan Esteban Sanín Gómez, a leading and strongly established law firm in Medellín and Cali, which over the last 50 years, has built a great reputation and is recognized by TheLegal500 magazine, will join the integrated partnership of Mazars.

Juan Esteban Sanín Gómez, who is now also our new International Partner (Carl), is a Lawyer from Universidad de Los Andes, Specialist in Tax Law, Master of Laws (LLM) at London School of Economics and PhD Candidate in Legal and Political Studies at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, with more than 18 years of experience in corporate law, corporate reorganizations, litigation, corporate compliance and tax law.

With the addition of the Ignacio Sanín Bernal & Cía team, Mazars will now offer you a broader range of services, including legal expertise in litigation, intellectual property, arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and labor law, in addition to our already established audit, outsourcing, consulting, tax, legal and financial services, while maintaining the same high quality standards.

Since our launch in Colombia in 2018, we have enjoyed strong upward momentum, growing more than 50% annually. This merger further demonstrates our commitment to continue growing and developing our activities in Colombia.

Commenting on the merger, Carlos Andrés Molano, Managing Partner of Mazars in Colombia, says: "I am very excited to formalize our collaboration with Ignacio Sanín Bernal & Cía through this strategic integration, expanding our service offering and local coverage. At Mazars, we always strive to deliver what our clients need to succeed. I am pleased to add the legal expertise of Ignacio Sanín Bernal & Cía to our integrated offering to give our clients access to a wide range of services that will be tailored to their individual needs. This move also brings more opportunities for our people to learn new skills and develop professionally, in line with our ambitions to be a true school of excellence."

Together, Mazars and Ignacio Sanín Bernal & Cía will provide integrated support across multiple jurisdictions and offer the full benefit of Mazars' expertise to clients in Colombia from offices in the country's three main cities.

Juan Esteban Sanín, Managing Partner of Ignacio Sanín Bernal & Cía, added: "I am very excited to join Mazars, an international firm, which offers multidisciplinary services that combine local expertise with a global perspective. I am looking forward to offering our clients a broader range of services and giving them access to a team of international experts to support them wherever they operate."

With this integration, Mazars becomes one of the top 10 law and accounting firms in the country by 2022. With close to 230 professionals in Bogota, Cali and Medellin, we will be uniquely positioned to successfully guide local and global players and help them achieve their objectives in Colombia and other countries.

Our unique partnership structure means we can provide integrated services in multiple jurisdictions, please get in touch if you would like to know more about how we can help.