Our Firm is pleased to announce its intention to combine with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm
RATTAGAN MACCHIAVELLO AROCENA ABOGADOS and DENTONS (www.DENTONS.com) announced they have started a combination process. DENTONS is the largest law firm in the world. DENTONS currently has over 10,000 professionals throughout its more than 170 offices in about 80 countries. Once this combination is implemented the Latin American and Caribbean team alone will include over 400 experts in all areas of commercial and administrative law.
The announcement is made after DENTONS explored a number of candidates through which it would launch in Argentina before opting for RATTAGAN MACCHIAVELLO AROCENA ABOGADOS.
Jorge Alers, CEO of DENTONS’ Latin America and Caribbean Region, expressed his delight with the announcement, with the profile of the Argentine firm and with the advanced state of ongoing conversations and agreements reached. “We chose RATTAGAN MACCHIAVELLO AROCENA ABOGADOS because it is a young, dynamic and successful firm, with an international profile and practice, formed by professionals that share DENTONS approach to quality and expeditious service to clients. It is a big step in in our strategic expansion in South America”.
As an Argentine law firm dedicated to foreign investments and cross-border deals, we have seen of late an amazingly rapid transformation in the practice of law as we know it, with multinational clients needing and demanding legal support that is consistent in different countries where they do business in addition to expertise in a broad array of areas and industries. All this requires maintaining high quality standards, a pool of talent and an increasing use of technology. That is why we took the opportunity, DENTONS is clearly a pioneer and a leader in all those fields.
Another aspect of DENTONS which we liked so much is that it does not have headquarters or a prevailing culture: it actually values and promotes the independence and the weight of local culture in each new office it combines with.
As part of its expansion strategy and under the very able direction of Alers, who practiced in a number of US law firms and held the position of counsel of the Inter- American Development Bank and Inter-American Investment Corporation before joining his firm, DENTONS had a tremendous growth in Latin America and the Caribbean by completing combinations in Colombia and Mexico (Mexico City and Monterrey) in 2016, in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Brazil (Sao Paulo and Brasilia) and Peru in 2017, in the Caribbean (including offices in Cayman Islands and Barbados), Nicaragua, El Salvador and Chile in 2018 and in Venezuela in 2019, in addition to the announcement earlier this year of its intention to combine in Honduras.
Simultaneously with the announcement of its intention to land in Argentina DENTONS has unveiled its advanced plans to team up with the prominent Uruguayan firm Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause, with offices in Montevideo.
We remain at your disposal for any questions you may have about this very exciting project. LINK to DENTONS press release