In the Headlines
May 13, 2011


Latin Lawyer
Co-chair of the International and Cross Border Transactions Practice Group George Mencio was quoted in a Latin Lawyer article titled "Repositioning."

The article reports that with the rise of Sao Paulo, some would say Miami's position as a hub for Latin America is threatened – but the city's lawyers don't think so. At a recent round table, partners of leading law firms with Latin American practices argued that Miami is as relevant as ever and perfectly positioned as a crossroads for business between the region and Asia. "You have an international banking sector and by chance a great number of lawyers who are very well versed in international deals who are bilingual and bicultural in terms of Latin America," said Mr. Mencio. "That adds values you don't get in the other centres." Mr. Mencio also made the point that the bulk of Holland & Knight's clients are not Miami-based." Many clients come from overseas, and when they want to go through Latin America they go through Miami and consult lawyers like us."

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