Latin co-ordination

Baker & McKenzie is co-ordinating its Latin American practice in Europe by setting up two centres for clients interested in doing business in the South American region. One centre, to be based in London, will be headed by partner Beatriz Pessao de Araujo. The second is to be operated jointly out of the firm's Barcelona and Madrid offices, which are run by partners Rafael Jimenez Gusi and Jose Arcila, respectively. The centres will look to harness the Latin American experience of the company's European-based lawyers, while channelling work to the firm's Latin American offices where appropriate.