With the recent addition of 45 lawyers in Latin America from Mexican law firm Sanchez DeVanny and Colombian law firm Cuberos Cortes Guiterrez, coupled with the firm’s combination with more than 280 lawyers from Waller, Holland & Knight is one the most prominent international law firms in Colombia, further strengthening its existing corporate, healthcare, litigation, arbitration, labour, tax, infrastructure projects, private equity, financial services, ESG and real estate practices, while also broadening our capabilities through the addition of new practice areas, such as insolvency and government procurement.
This is a truly transformational moment in the history of our firm’s Latin American practice. Our expansion strategy and ever-growing business portfolio doubled our attorney headcount and visibility in the region during the past few years. To meet our client’s dynamic needs, Holland & Knight has appointed LatAm co-leader, Raul Cosio who will be sharing the responsibility of managing the group, with Roberto Pupo, who has overseen the group’s growth for over a decade.
With these new additions, Holland & Knight has almost 70 attorneys in Mexico and 70 attorneys in our Colombia office – staffed with a local and exceptionally talented group of lawyers who have enabled it to build and expand our presence in both countries. These offices have diversified and one-stop-shop practice area offerings, with distinguished strength in transactional and contentious work noted in many leading industry publications. The Colombian office is led by partner and native Colombian Enriquez Gómez-Pinzón, who has a strong profile at home and internationally and has led some of the most relevant financings and privatisations in the past 30 years. The office head in Mexico City is Luis Rubio, a well-known and revered member of the Mexican legal community, who pioneered the dispute resolution practice under Chapter XIX of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and a member of the team that negotiated NAFTA on behalf of the Mexican government.
As global concern continues to increasingly skew towards renewable energy, electrification, and food and water security, Latin America poses to be a region of great global significance and is in good stead for the future. Our attorneys have become key stakeholders of the legal industry by targeting new and often neglected sources of work, such as servicing clients investing in infrastructure and project financing work and nearshoring companies' operations and their supply chains to Latin America, making the region’s economies attractive for investment, particularly in the more modern and sophisticated markets of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Not to mention, Latin America hosts several of the world-leading agricultural markets, and our attorneys have extensive experience successfully representing companies, associations, coalitions and tribes spanning the entire food and agriculture spectrum in Latin America.
The firm’s international platform and its sharp focus on Latin America have enabled our team to fully develop our practice roster and offer one of the more comprehensive and robust sets of legal services to clients in the market, especially those with interests in the US.
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