DLA Piper pulls out of Venezuela

By Kathryn Higgins

01 April 2016 at 08:51 BST

The firm's Latin American presence has shrunk after ending its five-year relationship with Venezuelan outfit InterJuris.


The two firms forged DLA InterJuris in 2011, during DLA Piper's expansion drive in Latin America. Just five years later, the newly independent Venezuelan practice will be known as InterJuris Abogados, while DLA Piper's presence in the region has been knocked down to three offices in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.

DLA Piper confirmed this week that InterJuris is no longer a member of the DLA Piper Group—an alliance of legal practices operating under the brand without being members of the firm. However, a spokesperson from DLA Piper said that while the formal affiliation has ended, it will continue to engage the services of the Caracas-based firm and its team.

InterJuris is the second DLA Piper affiliate to be cut in the last 12 months. Its relationship with South African practice Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr was axed last year ahead of DLA Piper launching two offices of its own in the country.

Source: Legal Business


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