Cescon Barrieu has opened its unit in Toronto, Canada, this January, becoming the first full-service Latin American law firm with a physical presence in the country. The new office is part of the expansion and internationalization strategy that completes 20 years of activities in 2021. At the head of the unit is attorney Frederico Marques, who has resided in Canada for 15 years and led the operations of the Canadian firm McCarthy Tetrault in Latin America.
“In recent years, we have developed an important flow of business with Canadian companies and investors. In addition, Canada has increasingly been a major destination for our clients operating in industries where we have significantly increased our presence in recent years, such as mining and oil. The new office in Toronto is more than just a natural expansion, but the result of a strategic decision to better serve our clients”, explains Marcos Flesch, a partner at Cescon Barrieu. “Canadian companies have always had a significant participation in our cross-border operations. Toronto’s office will also expand our ability to provide the best legal advice to our Canadian clients with investments or interests in Brazil”, adds Cescon Barrieu’s managing partner, Joaquim Oliveira.
The Canada Desk at Cescon Barrieu has a multidisciplinary team of about 20 people, including Marcos Flesch, Ana Carolina Passos, and Ana Paula Calil in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets, Frederico Viana and Marcelo Mendo in Mining and Environment, Helena Abdo in Litigation and Arbitration, and Luciano Souza in Compliance and Government Relations.
Further information in www.cesconbarrieu.com.br
*Source: Escritório Cesco Barrieu