MIAMI (March 12, 2019) – 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, 40 individual lawyers are mentioned for their expertise.
The guide compliments Holland & Knight's "well-sized offices in Mexico City and Bogotá with local talent who have enabled it to build up a good reputation in both." It also praises Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice chair, Roberto Pupo, who has "kept a steady hand on the tiller throughout an adventurous course, making astute hires over recent years that have served to increase the firm's market share in Latin America."
Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice 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 has "raised its game considerably in the New York finance world…with growing visibility in both projects and capital market work."
The guide notes that Holland & Knight's Mexico office "grew drastically in 2018, increasing its headcount almost 60% in 12 months." It mentions the office's "strong banking and finance and capital markets teams" and that the latter is at the "forefront of real estate financing in the country." The team also received accolades for its work in 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 "consistently attracts some of the best and brightest in Colombia's legal community to join its bench." It also notes the office's particularly strong arbitration practice, which is a "very safe bet for high-value proceedings." The office is also noted for its 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.
About Holland & Knight's Latin America Practice Group: Holland & Knight has one of the largest and most diverse practices in Latin America among U.S. law firms. The Latin America Practice Group includes more than 140 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 around the world.