Dentons extends its footprint in Central America

The combination in Honduras will uniquely position Dentons, the world's largest law firm, to meet client needs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and connect clients to the talents of its 10,000+ lawyers around the globe.

Today, Dentons is announcing its intention to combine with a leading firm in Honduras, Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados, to extend its reach in Central America and further its growth strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados is a leading law firm with more than 60 years' history and an excellent reputation in both local and international markets.  Its multidisciplinary practice includes corporate, litigation and advisory work.  Its specializes in Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Sanitary Registrations and Regulatory Affairs, Tax Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law, and Notarial Services.

The combination in Honduras follows Dentons recent expansion in Central America.  With offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, and San José and Liberia in Costa Rica, Dentons is uniquely positioned to serve the growing cross-border work into and out of Central America, as well as connect clients to the talents of its 10,000+ lawyers around the globe.

"Dentons' strategy is to be the leading pan Latin America and the Caribbean law firm'', said Joe Andrew, Global Chair, Dentons.  ''Since entering the region in 2016, Dentons now has more offices in all of Latin America and the Caribbean than any other law firm in the world and is the only global law firm in Central America. Our unmatched growth uniquely positions Dentons to offer clients full-service legal counsel and business solutions both within the region and around the globe.''

"Dentons has been focused on combinations with the most elite, high quality firms across the region", said Elliott Portnoy, Global CEO of Dentons.  "Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados is a leading law firm in Honduras and joins our talented lawyers across the entire region including in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, the Caribbean, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, and San José and Liberia in Costa Rica, as well as our 10,000+ talented lawyers globally.''

“Our combination in Honduras builds on our momentum in the region and furthers our ability to provide clients with access to talented lawyers and market-leading solutions across Central America and abroad,'' said José Antonio Muñoz, Central America Regional Managing Partner. "

The combination with Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados is expected to launch in September.

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