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Davies Arnold Cooper strengthens Latin American practice through association with Brazilian law firm, JBO Advocacia
06 September 2010
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International law firm, Davies Arnold Cooper LLP, has today announced its formal association with Brazilian boutique insurance law firm JBO Advocacia, further strengthening its market-leading Latin American practice.
The association will allow Davies Arnold Cooper to assist its clients, particularly insurers and reinsurers, doing business in Brazil who require both local and international legal advice.
Danny Gowan, senior partner at Davies Arnold Cooper, commented: "Latin America is a key market for our firm and one which continues to grow quickly. Our association with JBO Advocacia will help us to serve our clients operating in Brazil more effectively. We will continue to develop our presence in other Latin American jurisdictions over the next year."
Marcia Cicarelli Barbosa de Oliveira, partner at JBO Advocacia, commented: "We are delighted to work in association with Davies Arnold Cooper, a firm which is committed to Latin America and is well known for its leading insurance and reinsurance expertise. This association will certainly help us meet our strategy of offering a world class practice to our clients."
Davies Arnold Cooper’s expansion into Latin America began in 2003 when it became the first UK law firm to open an office in Mexico. The past two years has seen the office double in size, with growth expected to continue.
The firm's Latin American team includes lawyers based in Mexico City, London and Madrid. The team has Mexican and Brazilian qualified lawyers based in its London office.
Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America and the 8th largest in the world, compared to the UK which is 6th, Spain which is 9th and Mexico, which currently stands at 14th.
Under Brazilian law, foreign law firms are not able to practise local law in Brazil. Local law advice can only be provided by a local independent firm that is comprised of local lawyers.
About Davies Arnold Cooper LLP
Davies Arnold Cooper is a full service international law firm established more than 80 years ago. It has over 200 lawyers of whom 80 are partners across London, Manchester, Madrid and Mexico City.
With an outstanding reputation in insurance, dispute resolution and real estate, Davies Arnold Cooper also tops the independent league tables for its work in product liability and is highly rated in corporate, commercial litigation, employment and construction. For more information about Davies Arnold Cooper visit www.dac.co.uk
About JBO Advocacia
JBO Advocacia was founded in 1993 by Joaquim Barbosa de Oliveira, one of Brazil's leading insurance lawyers. The firm is highly specialized in the areas of insurance and reinsurance, dispute resolution and transport and logistics.
From its head office in São Paulo, JBO Advocacia operates all over Brazil and has developed its international experience in the past decade, headed by its partner, Marcia Cicarelli Barbosa de Oliveira.
For more information about JBO Advocacia visit
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