MIAMI (March 30, 2020) – Holland & Knight is recommended as one of Latin America's leading law firms worldwide, with noteworthy practices in the U.S., Mexico and Colombia, in the latest edition of Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to law firms serving Latin America. Overall, 36 Holland & Knight lawyers are mentioned for their expertise.
The 2020 guide notes the firm's effort to add "serious talent in New York, as well as establishing a growing footprint in key markets in Latin America and adding to its core offering in Miami." The guide cites the firm's growing roster of lawyers dedicated to Latin American work, which has doubled in the past nine years, as contributing to its "commendable breadth of practice."
Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice, led by Roberto Pupo, is noted internationally for its work in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, arbitration, litigation, anti-corruption investigations and compliance, and tax. According to the guide, Holland & Knight is "raising its game considerably when it comes to finance transactions structured under New York law in Latin America, with growing visibility in both projects and capital markets work.” The guide also notes the firm's recent investment in private wealth capabilities in Miami.
The guide notes that Holland & Knight's Mexico office, led by Luis Rubio, is "one of the more stable offerings by a US firm in Mexico" with "strong banking and finance and capital markets teams" at its core. The guide also mentions the firm's "well-staffed tax, disputes and corporate restructuring teams which are prepared for new opportunities."" Additionally, the Mexico team received accolades for its work in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, labor, telecom and media, trade, energy, environment, litigation, arbitration, and real estate and tourism.
According to the guide, Holland & Knight's Bogotá office, led by Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, "offers top-tier disputes counsel in Colombia, which is complemented by a robust transactional offering as well as recognized excellence in energy, IP and labor." The office, overall, is noted for its arbitration, litigation, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, energy, intellectual property, tax and labor practices.
Latin Lawyer's research process includes polling legal practitioners operating in Latin America and canvassing their clients; thousands of visits to law firms and face-to-face interviews in all 18 Latin American countries covered, as well as in the United States, Canada and Europe; and collecting feedback from corporate counsel.
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