Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice Named "Highly Recommended" by Latin Lawyer 250
MIAMI (September 5, 2023) – Holland & Knight is once again recognized as one of Latin America's leading law firms worldwide, with highly recommended practices in the U.S., Mexico and Colombia, in the latest edition of Latin Lawyer 250. The guide is the result of more than 20 years of intensive research by Latin Lawyer's research team and includes input from corporate counsel. Overall, 39 Holland & Knight lawyers are mentioned for their legal skills.
According to the guide, Holland & Knight's addition of seven partners from Sánchez Devanny in Mexico and seven partners from Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez Abogados in Colombia "bolstered core areas of the firm, while also allowing it to consolidate smaller practice groups."
Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice, led by Roberto Pupo and J. Raul Cosio, is noted internationally for its work in the areas of arbitration, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and litigation. The guide describes Holland & Knight's offices in Mexico and Colombia as "good-sized" and "staffed with local talent who have enabled it to build up a credible reputation in both." The guide also mentions that the firm's continued growth and addition of lawyers "have enabled it to maintain a commendable breadth of practice. They have also allowed it to target and cater to a broad pool of clients, from international companies investing in the region to family groups at the helm of local companies to entrepreneurs."
Lawyers mentioned: Alexandra Aguirre, Peter Baumgaertner, Gabriel Caballero, Jose Casal, Enrique Conde, J. Raul Cosio, Maria Currier, Jesús Cuza, Stephen Double, Andres Fernandez, Alex Gonzalez, Adolfo Jiménez, Marisa Marinelli, George Mencio, Roberto Pupo, Norberto Quintana, Jose Sirven and Aymee Valdivia Granda.
The guide notes that Holland & Knight's Mexico office, led by Luis Rubio, "has spent the past decade successfully consolidating its Mexican offering." The guide also mentions that Holland & Knight's "merger with Thompson & Knight LLP, followed by a concerted drive to cherry-pick local talent, has seen the firm grow dramatically both in terms of headcount and revenue." The Mexico team received accolades for its work in arbitration, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, energy, real estate and tourism, telecoms and media, and trade.
Lawyers mentioned: Daniel Jiménez, Alejandro Landa Thierry, Octavio Lecona, Humberto Morales Barrón, Jaime Israel Moreno Treviño, Carlos Ochoa Valenzuela, Gerardo Prado Hernández, Oscar Alejandro Quiroz-Chávez, Turenna Ramírez Ortiz, Claudio Rodríguez Galán, Luis Rubio Barnetche, Gabriel Ruiz Rocha and Guillermo Uribe Lara.
According to the guide, the addition of lawyers from Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez Abogados "widened the firm's scope, adding insolvency and government procurement practices" to services offered by Holland & Knight's Bogotá office, led by Enrique Gómez-Pinzón. The guide also notes the office's positive client feedback, which praises its lawyers' "agility, quality of service, timeliness and depth of knowledge." Overall, the office is noted for its arbitration, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, energy, environment, intellectual property, labor, litigation and tax practices.
Lawyers mentioned: Camilo Gantiva Hidalgo, Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, Jimena Nieto, Danilo Romero Raad, Maria Juliana Saa, Camila Santamaría, Juan Carlos Valencia Marquez and José Vicente Zapata.
About Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice Group: Holland & Knight has one of the largest and most diverse Latin American practices among U.S. law firms. The Latin America Practice Group includes more than 200 attorneys with in-depth experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and financing transactions, and business disputes in and involving Latin America in commercial centers throughout the world.