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ECIJA incorporates INTEGRUM in Guatemala
Spanish law firm ECIJA has announced the integration of Guatemalan law firm INTEGRUM, strengthening the former’s presence in the Central American country.
With this move, ECIJA consolidates its position as the largest firm in the Latin American market, as well as its commitment to offer a full service at an international level.
INTEGRUM has more than 23 years’ experience and is one of the most recognized firms in Guatemala in its respective areas of expertise, such as competition law, oil and gas, dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration, corporate and M&A, compliance, tax, labor and infrastructure.
ECIJA has been operating in Guatemala since 2018, and with the new incorporation will temporarily operate under the ECIJA INTEGRUM brand.
The operation brings the addition of 13 new professionals to ECIJA’s team, including three partners, Marcos Palma, Edson López and Pablo Cóbar, who have ample professional experience in the Central American market.
The integration of INTEGRUM brings ECIJA’s coverage to 26 offices in 15 countries, with a total of 125 partners and more than 600 attorneys in Europe and Latin America.
The new integration takes place following ECIJA’s creation in Ecuador of ECIJA GPA and CTA ECIJA in Brazil.
According to Hugo Écija, ECIJA’s founder and executive president: “Our eyes look toward Latin America. Guatemala is the largest market in Central America, a key territory due to its strategic location, representing a reference point with markets such as the US, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean”.
“With this movement, we aspire to make an important quantitative and qualitative leap in our international accompaniment of clients,” he said.
For his part, Marcos Palma, founding partner of INTEGRUM, said: “Without a doubt we all seek to grow, and we have been presented with the valuable opportunity to do so without leaving behind the mystique of work and innovation that has characterized our firm for more than 23 years in Guatemala, a market in which we have led non-conventional practice areas”.
“In ECIJA, a leading global firm in the digital economy, we find the reflection of our culture, which translates into global reach and state-of-the-art resources at the service of our clients. We are highly motivated to be part of a project that is not only ambitious but also focused on the future of our profession,” Palma added.
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