Carey has promoted an associate to partner in its real estate and engineering and construction practices.

Juan Pablo Stitchkin, 36, took up the position on 13 May. He co-heads the firm’s engineering and construction practice alongside Oscar Aitken, and the real estate practice with Alfonso Silva.

As well as advising clients on infrastructure projects, energy contracts and real estate developments, he also practises insurance and general corporate law. Stitchkin was part of a team that advised the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the International Finance Corporation on their US$289 million loan to US renewables company First Solar in 2014.

Stitchkin joined Carey as an associate in 2010.