Baker & McKenzie Is 1st US Law Firm In Peru

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT) -- Baker & McKenzie LLP has acquired Peruvian law firm Estudio Echecopar, becoming the first U.S. law firm to open an office in Lima, Peru, and adding the firm's 15th office in Latin America, the firm confirmed Tuesday.

Baker & McKenzie, which already has firms in Latin American countries including Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico, has acquired the more than 200 lawyers and staff of Estudio Echecopar, which was set up in 1950 and focuses on practice areas including banking and finance, foreign investment, capital markets and...
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