The big get bigger: Dentons expands in Barbados and opens second office in Mexico

Mega verein Dentons has announced it is opening new offices in Mexico and Barbados as part of its latest expansion initiative.

The Monterrey-based Mexico office has been formed as part of a merger between Monterrey firm Canales Zambrano y Asociados and Dentons’ existing office López Velarde, enabling Dentons to provide its clients a full array of legal services in Mexico’s most important industrial centre and energy hub.

Dentons’ Mexico managing partner, Rogelio López Velarde said: ‘We are thrilled to have the skilled lawyers of one of Monterrey’s most highly regarded firms join with Dentons López Velarde.’

The firms’ Barbados office has been bolstered by the arrivals of Charles Gagnon, Rosalind Bynoe and Ruan Martinez as partners. The new additions all join from Canadian firm BCF law, which also has a strong presence in Barbados.

All three will be based on the Caribbean island, which the firm said is an ‘attractive jurisdiction’ due to the prevalence of opportunities offered by international sales corporations, life insurance companies, captive insurance companies, reinsurance companies, trading companies, among others.

Elsewhere, Dentons has re-elected Evan Lazar as chairman of the Dentons Europe. His second term of office will end at the end of December 2019.

Recent expansion for Dentons of late includes its tie-up with Australian firm Gadens, which gave the firm a presence in Sydney, Perth and Port Moresby. However three of Gadens’ office split off and did not take on Dentons’ branding. The global giant opened its second Italian office in July last year, launching in Rome after first establishing a base in Milan.

tom.baker@legalease.co.uk

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