Dentons finalises tie-up with Colombia’s Cardenas & Cardenas, and Mexico’s López Velarde

Global legal giant Dentons announced on Monday it had formalised the combination with Cárdenas & Cárdenas in Colombia and López Velarde Heftye in Mexico.

The combination gives Dentons, the world´s largest law firm, a foothold in Latin America. The offices will be now known as Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas and Dentons López Velarde, respectively, given the strength of the names of the legacy law firms in their markets.

The move was announced in November 2015 and put to partnership vote at the end of that year. Since then, legacy López Velarde, Heftye y Soria lost name partner Gerardo Soria, who left to set up his own firm.

Ignacio Abella