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Brixton firm writes Caribbean law guide

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In its first push outside the US, Holland & Knight, Florida’s largest law firm, has opened for business in Mexico City and is planning on setting up in other locations abroad by the end of the year. In Mexico, the firm has established a joint-venture office with 10-lawyer local firm GallAstegui y Lozano, to be […]

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