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Dentons launches combination with Guevara & Gutierrez in Bolivia
World’s largest law firm becomes the first global firm with presence in Bolivia and has locations in 28 countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean region
October 4th, 2021 – Dentons has launched its previously announced combination with leading Bolivian law firm, Guevara & Gutierrez, which has 31 lawyers including eight partners, serving clients from the principal financial and commercial centers of La Paz and Santa Cruz. With 34 locations in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, Dentons has now become the first global law firm with a presence in Bolivia. In 2021, Acritas ranked Dentons as the second best-known law firm in the world.
This combination is a result of Dentons’ focus on institutionalizing growth to scale the Firm in priority markets. “We are thrilled to launch Dentons Guevara & Gutierrez,” said Elliott Portnoy, Global CEO of Dentons. “Since first entering the Latin America & the Caribbean region in 2016, Dentons has been recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in the region. Guevara & Gutierrez is a prestigious firm, renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation and together, we are better positioned to serve our clients within the region and around the world. ”
Dentons Guevara & Gutierrez is a recognized leader in Banking & Finance, Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources, Labor & Employment, and Tax. It is now the only global law firm capable of offering clients full-service legal counsel and business solutions in Bolivia – connecting the firm’s clients to top-tier legal talent in 28 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and 205 locations across 81 countries around the world.
“Our clients continue to look to us to help them navigate the constant, accelerated change they face in this New Dynamic Decade,” said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons. “We are committed to combining with firms like Guevara & Gutierrez, which have the experience, the quality and the confidence to help our clients thrive wherever they are located.”
“This significant combination builds on the momentum we have achieved as the first and only pan-Latin American law firm,” said Jorge Alers, CEO of Dentons’ Latin America and Caribbean Region. “This combination will make us a magnet for local talent and enable us to assist clients seeking a breadth of services across geographies that few of our global competitors can match.”
In Latin America and the Caribbean, Dentons now has a presence in 28 countries throughout the region:
“Guevara & Gutierrez and Dentons share the vision of building the dominant global law firm in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Ramiro Guevara, Founding Partner of Guevara & Gutierrez. “Our clients will continue to work with the lawyers they know and trust, who can now connect them to sophisticated global resources, innovative technology, and a deep pool of talent throughout the region and around the world.”
In 2021, Dentons has launched combinations with:
- East African Law Chambers (EALC) in Tanzania;
- Davis Brown (Iowa) and Sirote (Alabama) in the United States,
- Nigerian law firm ACAS-Law; and
- Paz Horowitz in Ecuador.
The firm has also opened locations in Grenada and Montevideo Zona Franca.
To respond to market demand for complementary services on a truly global scale, Dentons also launched Dentons Global Advisors in June, a strategic advisory firm that provides integrated solutions for clients in an increasingly complex, regulated and interconnected business environment.
Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, connecting top-tier talent to the world’s challenges and opportunities with 20,000 professionals including 12,000 lawyers, in more than 200 locations, in more than 80 countries. Dentons’ polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and award-winning client service challenge the status quo to advance client interests. www.dentons.com