EXCLUSIVE: Aussie firm announces US alliance

An Australian firm is extending its reach to the Latin American market through a US alliance.

Australian firm Holman Webb Lawyers has announced a strategic alliance with global US firm Diaz Reus, strengthening the firm’s reach into the Latin American market.

With an existing reach in the Australian and European markets, the alliance will increase the capability of both firms in the Asia Pacific region.
“We have been discussing the possibility of working together for some time,” chairman John Wakefield told Australasian Lawyer.

“An increasing number of Australian enterprises are operating in Latin America and a number of Latin American businesses have interests in Australia.  We are both commercial firms, similar in size and offering and are multi-cultural.  In that sense it is a natural fit.”  

Diaz Reus is a full-service firm headquartered in Florida, with 14 offices located throughout the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.  The firm has eight offices in Latin America.

“Diaz Reus’ multicultural and multilingual lawyers operate seamlessly, worldwide, giving our clients access to boots-on-the-ground global legal counsel,” said Michael Diaz Jr., Diaz Reus’ global managing partner.

“Our alliance with Holman Webb is will consolidate our offering in the region.”

Holman Webb currently has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with specialist expertise in corporate advisory, compliance and dispute resolution work.

“We hope that the expanded reach of both firms will attract additional major corporates across the jurisdictions in which the alliance operates to take advantage of the very competitive cost-structures in our firms without compromise on quality of service,” said Wakefield.

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