H&K integrates 28 CCG lawyers

Holland & Knight has integrated the lawyers of Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez (CCG), with a team of 28 lawyers: seven partners, two senior counsels and 19 associates, as well as four paralegals and various administrative staff.

The group of partners joining H&K includes Gustavo Cuberos Gómez (pictured top left), Edwin Cortés Mejía (pictured top centre, left), José Gutiérrez Mestre (pictured top centre, right), Camilo Cuervo Díaz (pictured top right), Alba Malagón Enemocón (pictured bottom left), Julia Velásquez Torres (pictured bottom centre) and Diego Acevedo Gámez (pictured bottom right).

Thanks to this merger, H&K strengthens its corporate, litigation, arbitration, labour, tax, infrastructure projects and real estate practices, as well as incorporating new practices including insolvency and public procurement.

Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, executive partner of H&K in Bogotá, said: “The talent and experience we’re inheriting from CCG will strengthen our practice areas and help generate great opportunities for Holland & Knight within Colombia and beyond […] CCG’s focus on local clients complements our strategy of servicing international clients to the benefit of both groups. We are especially excited to introduce a new insolvency practice through renowned lawyer Gustavo Cuberos and very sophisticated arbitration, litigation, public law and governmental services offered by José Gutiérrez and Edwin Cortés.”

“Becoming part of Holland & Knight’s international network will not only benefit our clients but will also positively impact the growth of our partners, associates, senior counsels, law clerks and staff […] Holland & Knight is committed to becoming the ‘go-to’ firm for local companies seeking to expand their businesses in the U.S., and its investment in Colombia’s business ecosystem is especially impressive. We look forward to helping the firm turn its vision into reality by providing superior legal services to legacy CCG clients and the many domestic and international clients of the firm’s Bogotá office”, added Gustavo Cuberos Gómez, founding member and managing partner of CCG.

With these additions, H&K now has 70 lawyers practicing in Bogotá. H&K’s new growth in Colombia follows the arrival of 17 new lawyers to its Mexico City and Monterrey offices in April.

L Giselle Estrada