06 August 2019

Dentons signals Central America expansion

Following African expansion last week, Dentons signals combination in Honduras to strengthen firm's offering in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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

Regional ambition

The combination is expected to launch in September. Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados, is a multidisciplinary practice with more than 60 years' history, working in both local and international markets. The combination follows Dentons' recent expansion in Central America.  With offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, and San José and Liberia in Costa Rica, Dentons says it is uniquely positioned to serve the growing cross-border work into and out of Central America, as well as connect clients its global lawyers. “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.'”

Building momentum

“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.” Jose Antonio Muñoz, Central America regional managing partner, added “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.”