Hong Kong, 30 January 2024: Global legal services provider Ally Law has expanded to 80 law firms following the addition of new members in Egypt and Paraguay. Now offering the most widespread coverage in its history, the organisation is looking forward to a busy 2024 with a string of in-person and online events.
Egyptian representative Shehata & Partners, established in Cairo in 1996, has 22 lawyers and provides dispute resolution and corporate legal services across the Middle East and North Africa. The firm has deep expertise in banking and finance, construction and real estate, and renewable energy.
Paraguayan firm Zacarías & Hernández, founded in 1981, provides general corporate and dispute resolution counsel, with a concentration in intellectual property, business immigration, tax, regulatory compliance and legislative advocacy. The Asunción-based firm has 14 lawyers.
The new arrivals follow those of four other firms last September: DRET in Colombia, Hernández & Hernández Abogados in Dominican Republic, Villarreal VGF in Mexico and prominent Minnesota law firm Fafinski Mark & Johnson in the US.
“With these six additions, Ally Law continues to go from strength to strength,” says BC&C Senior Partner Colin Cohen, who chairs the organisation’s Expansion Committee. “Last year’s AGM in Sydney and our three regional meetings all achieved record-breaking attendances while there was also a large Ally Law gathering at the International Bar Association’s annual meeting in Paris.
“Expanding the organisation and promoting closer co-operation between member firms allows us to offer clients with international business interests a greater range of services and wider global coverage. We are looking forward to a busy and prosperous year.”
BC&C, Hong Kong’s sole member of Ally Law, will be represented at the AGM in Vancouver on 15-18 May and the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting on 7-9 November in Gold Coast, Australia.