Dentons has combined with Gallo Barrios Pickmann in Peru, one of the strongest and fastest-growing economies in Latin America.'With our presence in Peru, and a new strategic alliance in Brazil, we are strengthening our position as one of the leading firms in Latin America,' said Elliott Portnoy, global CEO of Dentons. "We are growing faster there – and with truly high-quality firms – than anyone has ever done before.'
It also follows the launch earlier this year of Dentons Muñoz in Central America, and the launch last year of Dentons López Velarde in Mexico and Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas in Colombia. These moves are part of the firm's long-planned strategy to build its fast-growing presence in Latin America. 'Latin America and the Caribbean is key to our growth strategy, and there is a huge opportunity for us to be the leading global firm serving this important region. With our polycentric approach, combining with leading local firms, we're able to offer our clients the very best solutions, provided by lawyers who are truly in and of the communities they serve,' said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons.
'We are honoured and enthusiastic about joining Dentons,' said Julio Gallo, of Gallo Barrios Pickmann. 'Dentons' polycentric approach provides us with a unique platform, allowing us to offer our clients access to lawyers in all the places they do business, while at the same time providing them with the additional benefits that come from being a client of the worlds' largest leading law firm.'