Gowling WLG strengthens its international reach with new office presence in Brazil

16 September 2019

Gowling WLG has opened a new office presence in São Paulo, Brazil.

This new venture is in co-operation with Duarte Forssell Advogados and extends the firm's international reach.

Gowling WLG has been advising Brazil-based clients and international businesses with operational interests in the country for more than 15 years. Highlights include representing the Federal Republic of Brazil and the City of São Paulo since 2005 on the long-running corruption and asset recovery case involving the former Mayor of São Paulo, Paulo Maluf.

Andrew Witts, Co-head of International Development, Gowling WLG International Board, said: "I am excited to see our firm establish an office presence in São Paulo, where we have a number of close client and law firm relationships. I would like to thank our friends at Duarte Forssell Advogados for supporting this venture and we look forward to working closely with them and all of our contacts in Brazil."

Joëlle Boisvert, Co-head of International Development, Gowling WLG International Board added: "Latin America is an important region for our firm and to establish an office presence in Brazil will enable us to stay close to the law firm and client relationships that we have locally"

Gowling WLG has 19 offices in key locations globally including Canada, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, China and Singapore. Our professionals from around the world will support clients of all sizes and across multiple sectors to deliver successful outcomes.

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