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BigLaw Push Into Mexico Slows Amid Uncertain Climate

Law360, Los Angeles (January 25, 2017, 2:46 PM EST) -- While regulatory reforms in energy and telecommunications brought a new influx of BigLaw firms to Mexico over the last several years, experts say President Donald Trump’s election and the uncertainty of future decisions affecting trade between the neighbors has for now pumped the brakes on BigLaw expansion into the region.

Some BigLaw firms seized upon reforms in the country to enter between 2012 and 2015 while other firms have long had ties to the region dating back decades. While Dentons just announced a move into Monterrey — Mexico’s industrial center and second-largest city — solidifying its presence in the region following...

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