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Anti-government demonstrators hold a poster that reads “Democracy” in Spanish during a protest against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

One of the world’s largest law firms is now representing one of the world’s most troubled countries.

Dentons, having just launched a new consulting service for in-house lawyers, has picked up partner David Syed in London. Syed, who once served as a member of the executive committee at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, will lead a Dentons team advising the Venezuelan government in its bid to restructure roughly $60 billion in sovereign debt.

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