Last updated: 12:04 / Friday, 10 May 2013
Pedro A. Jimenez, new partner

Jones Day opens in Miami as part of Latin America practice expansion

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Jones Day opens in Miami as part of Latin America practice expansion

The global law firm Jones Day announced today that it will open an office in Miami, the firm's first office in Florida, 16th in the US, and 40th in the world. Pedro A. Jimenez, a Miami native and partner in Jones Day's Business Restructuring & Reorganization practice, will serve as Partner-in-Charge. Enrique (Rick) Martin, who recently joined Jones Day as a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice, will serve as the Office’s Administrative Partner in Miami.

“The Mexican market is maturing and internationalizing at a rapid very pace, and as it has, our Mexico City office has continued to grow and expand its reach."

The firm's expansion to Miami reflects its continuing commitment to the rapidly growing Latin America market. The firm established offices in Mexico City in 2009 and São Paulo in 2011, but its clients’ needs in the remaining 18 countries in the region also can be met most effectively from Miami. The office will focus on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, lending, project finance, and restructuring in Latin America. It will, in addition, have a significant focus on dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, issues and appeals, labor and employment, intellectual property, executive compensation, and health care.

“In years past, the Latin American practices of many major law firms, including Jones Day, were centered in New York City, primarily to access the debt and equity markets,” said Steve Brogan, Managing Partner of Jones Day. “Today, corporate and business leaders in Latin America have increasingly made Miami their point of contact in the U.S. Along with our substantial capabilities in Mexico and Brazil, a presence in Miami allows us to establish a deep bench of gifted lawyers who can effectively guide our clients seeking to do business in the region. An equally important reason for opening in Miami is to handle the growing litigation docket coming out of that state. Over the last half decade, Jones Day lawyers have tried more significant civil cases to verdict in Florida than any other leading law firm in the country. Our office in Miami will be staffed by lawyers who have the experience and ability to try cases throughout Florida.”

“The Mexican market is maturing and internationalizing at a rapid very pace, and as it has, our Mexico City office has continued to grow and expand its reach,” said Fernando de Ovando, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Mexico City office. “Our office in Miami will be an ideal location to assist clients in outbound and inbound transactions and disputes, and efficiently serve clients in a wide range of matters throughout Latin America.”

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Jones Day es una firma global con más de 2,400 abogados, incluyendo más de 400 en Europa y 200 en Asia, en oficinas situadas en los centros financieros y de negocios más importantes del mundo. Las encuestas valoran a Jones Day como uno de los mejores despachos y con más alto grado de integración, siendo una característica permanentemente destacada su servicio de atención al cliente. Jones Day es el asesor externo principal o proveedor habitual de servicios de asesoramiento jurídico de más de la mitad de las empresas del índice Fortune Global 500. Desde finales de 2000 y de forma ininterrumpida, Jones Day ha venido ocupando la primera posición mundial por número de operaciones en las clasificaciones trimestrales de Thomson y Bloomberg.

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