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Dentons expands its presence in Africa with two new partners in Casablanca

  • Agregado 07 noviembre 2014
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Dentons announced the arrival of Partners Patrick Larrivé and Christophe Simonnet who join its Casablanca office, bringing additional depth to the Firm's existing and longstanding presence in Africa. The Firm’s Casablanca office is headed by Patrick Larrivé who joins as Managing Partner and works with partner Christophe Simonnet and a team of five associates. The Casablanca office is integrated within and supported by Dentons' offices across the globe, including the Firm’s offices in Egypt and South Africa. The arrival of Larrivé and Simonnet bolsters the service provided to clients in Morocco, the rest of the Maghreb region and other Francophone African regions, as well as further strengthening the Firm’s unparalleled position across Africa.

“Patrick and Christophe's arrival is yet another key step in our client-driven strategic expansion on the African continent," said Elliott Portnoy, Global Chief Executive Officer. "Their expertise complements the Firm’s existing sector strengths in Africa and expands the knowledge available to our clients around the globe.”

Joe Andrew, Global Chair, added, “With some of the most dynamic economies in the world today, Africa is a priority region for Dentons. Our Casablanca office underscores our commitment to providing clients with global expertise and local presence, augmenting the service provided to clients in Morocco, the Maghreb region and beyond."

Within its global footprint of more than 75 locations in more than 50 countries, Dentons has an extensive network of African offices and associated firms, spanning the continent's Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone regions. It was the first major international law firm to develop such a presence in Africa. This year the Firm is celebrating 50 years in Africa, dating from the opening of its Cairo office by legacy firm Fox & Gibbons in 1964.

Larrivé and Simonnet bring the Firm additional expertise in corporate M&A, private equity, infrastructure and PPP, energy, real estate and finance.

"I am excited to be joining such a pioneering firm that has been present on the African continent for many years," added Patrick Larrivé, Managing Partner. "I look forward to working with my colleagues across the globe and across the African continent to continue to build our strong, first-class practice from Casablanca."

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