In Chile, Clyde & Co launched an office after forming an association with Grasty Quintana Majlis.
LatAm firm ECIJA expanded into Mexico after merging with local outfit Chacón & Rodríguez.
In the US, there has been a reasonably high amount of activity with mergers, office openings and an exit.
Dentons merged with two national firms; Indianapolis' Bingham Greenebaum Doll and Pittsburgh's Cohen & Grigsby. Duane Morris merged with New York firm Satterlee Stephens, growing its presence in the city by 60%. Meanwhile large regional firms Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton confirmed that the two will merge as of April 2020.
Meanwhile Ashurst launched its third US branch in Los Angeles. Shearman & Sterling launched in Dallas – its third branch in Texas – after recruiting six partners including three from Jones Day. Perkins Coie also expanded in Texas, opening in Austin with hires from Vinson & Elkins and Wilson Sonsini.
Mishcon de Reya closed its New York branch – its sole US office – 10 years after opening. King & Wood Mallesons picked up the office's last few lawyers.
|Name||Country||Moved from||Moved to||Practice area|
|Helen Naves||Brazil||Trench Rossi & Watanabe Advogados||Demarest Advogados||Banking and finance|
|Marc Stalder||Brazil||Koury Lopes Advogados||Demarest Advogados||Real estate|
|Toby Allan||Canada||Dentons||McCarthy Tétrault||Corporate and M&A|
|Hartley Lefton||Canada||Dentons||McCarthy Tétrault||Financial services regulatory|
|Zygmunt Brett||El Salvador||Arias||BLP||Banking and finance|
|Antonella Imbers||El Salvador||Arias||BLP||Corporate and M&A|
|Mariana Nochez||El Salvador||Arias||BLP||Corporate and M&A|
|Laura E. Appleby||United States||Chapman and Cutler||Drinker Biddle & Reath||Restructuring and insolvency|
|Mercedes Tunstall||United States||Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman||Loeb & Loeb||Regulatory|
|Jaeyong So||United States||Debevoise & Plimpton||Winstead||Aviation|
|Jaesuk Yoo||United States||Debevoise & Plimpton||Winstead||Aviation|