Holland & Knight, the Miami-based law firm, said Tuesday that it is expanding the firm’s practice, with the opening of a new office in Mexico City. Previously, the firm operated in Mexico through a joint venture established in 1998.
The new office will be led by Boris Otto, the former managing partner of Chadbourne & Parke's Mexico City office. In addition to Otto, Alejandro Landa Thierry and José Antonio Prado, formerly partners with Chadbourne & Parke, will join Holland & Knight as partners. The addition of the three partners, along with two counsel, Miriam Grunstein and Leslie Palma, and a group of five associates, further expands the firm's capabilities in its Latin American practices, Holland & Knight said. The Mexico City office will focus its practices on corporate finance, energy, project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, securitizations, and private equity, the firm said.
Formed in 1981, Holland & Knight’s Latin America Practice Group includes more than 80 attorneys. Overall, the law firm has more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 18 U.S. offices, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bogotá, and Mexico City.