International law firm ONTIER, whose corporate headquarters have been located in London since 2015, moves forward with its global growth strategy and consolidates itself as the law firm with the strongest presence in Latin America, with offices in a total of eight countries. Partners from all nineteen ONTIER offices across the world travelled to Mexico last week to attend to firm’s annual convention.
At the meeting, the partners ratified that the firm remains firmly committed to consolidating its leadership in Latin America, as well as its goal of soon being present in more countries across central Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
Today the firm's presence extends to thirteen countries. ONTIER's international expansion has been underpinned by a sector-pioneering business strategy from the outset, namely that of taking actual shareholdings in boutique law firms in various markets. This model allows the firm to tap the expertise and know-how of local lawyers while simultaneously assisting its home-market clients with cross-border deals. “ONTIER was born with global ambitions. We are an international firm, the sum of the talent of our local lawyers in more than a dozen countries, bound by a business model that is unique in the legal arena,” explains their chief executive, Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza.
ONTIER, which last year billed over €46.3 million worldwide and has a team of more than 300 professionals globally, is already the law firm with the biggest geographic presence in Latin America: having expanded into Chile last July, it is now present in eight Latin American countries. Moreover, the firm has an office in Miami, the nexus for cross-border transactions between the US and Latin America. “The law firm will continue strongly investing in having a strong presence in such an important region in the world as Latin America is, and we are exploring entering other jurisdictions like Argentina and several countries in Central America, like the Dominican Republic, for example,” states their international president, Adolfo Suárez Illana.
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